• On Jul 9, 2017
    Valerie from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. I am looking at a future vacation for my family. I am wondering what the difference is between Jambo house and Kidani house at Disney's animal kingdom lodge.

    Hi Valerie!

    If you are looking to take a walk on the wild side, a stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge or the two Disney Vacation Club Resorts, Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House or Kidani Village is sure to make you roar!

    At Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge you will find more traditional hotel rooms, as well as various club rooms and 1-2 bedroom suites offering concierge service and access to the fantastic Kilimanjaro Club lounge. Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House is also located here and offers Deluxe Studios with kitchenettes as well as 1-3 Bedroom Villas with full kitchens. Some rooms also have club level access. Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village is located approximately a 10 minute walk or short bus ride away from Jambo House. This Disney Vacation Club Resort also features Deluxe Studios and 1-3 Bedroom Villas.

    While Jambo House and Kidani Village share many similarities, overall I find the vibe at Kidani Village a bit more relaxed. Jambo House tends to draw more foot traffic, with many guests visiting to dine at the two table service restaurants, Jiko - The Cooking Place, and Boma - Flavors of Africa. Jambo House also offers more expansive counter service options at The Mara. At Kidani Village, Sanaa offers quick-service breakfast as well as table service lunch and dinner. Pools at both Resorts are fantastic! If you have a car, Kidani offers a great advantage; covered parking directly underneath the Resort which is easily accessible by elevator to the main lobby.

    Good luck making your decision, Valerie. I assure you, there really isn't a bad choice!

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Meet the Panelist: Trish, Nova Scotia

Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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