• On Mar 17, 2021
    Shannon from DE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We are staying at AKL Kidani Village for the first time next month. Do you have any tips, tricks, or need to know information? Thank you!!

    Welcome BACK to planDisney, Shannon! I am so glad that you trust us to help you plan the most magical Disney vacation possible! You are in for a real treat with your first stay in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village. This resort is like no other, with incredible theming found throughout, the breathtaking views of animals roaming the savannas, the fabulous swimming pools, and the unique dining options. You will feel like your African adventure has begun the moment you step foot in this resort.

    My first recommendation would be to book a Deluxe Studio or Villa with a savanna view if at all possible. It is so worth it to be able to sit out on your very own balcony watching the animals. I have found the best time to do so is early in the morning, and if you are lucky enough to catch the Cast Members placing food out for the animals, you are in for an added treat. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village is a large resort, so I recommend requesting a villa located close to the lobby or elevators; unless you are looking to get in some extra steps each day. Be sure to dedicate some time splashing and enjoying some fun in the sun at Samawati Springs Pool, a zero-depth entry pool with a 128-foot waterslide. You can grab a quick bite to eat or refreshments from Maji Pool Bar while you are there! My final recommendation is to book a dining reservation for lunch or dinner at Sanaa, a restaurant that features beautiful African cooking with gorgeous Indian flavors. The Indian-style Bread Service is delicious!

    I hope that you have a wonderful vacation in The Most Magical Place on Earth next month! Please remember that you’ve got a friend in us here at planDisney, so stop back by any time we can help answer your vacation questions.

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