Balcony at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Jan 14, 2022
    Joan from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I will be visiting AKL Jambo House and was wondering where are the best views of the animals, specifically giraffes and zebras? We will be taking my grandson and I know he will love our savannah view room! Thank you for your help.

    Welcome to planDisney, Joan! We are so happy you are here!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of the most spectacular places I have ever stayed. From the moment you step into the magnificent lobby of Jambo House, you'll feel as though you have been transported to the continent of Africa to set off on an exotic safari adventure. I'm so excited for you to experience the wonder of this magical place with your grandson. I'm sure it's an experience you won't soon forget.

    With over 30 species of wildlife roaming the four savannas around Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, you're bound to spot something each time you look out the window. On my visit this past December, I was delighted by how often I was able to see the Giraffes and Zebra from various spots around the resort. One of my favorite spots to watch the animals is the Arusha Savanna Overlook, located right outside the rear of the Jambo House lobby near the Arusha Rock Fire Pit. This is one of the more popular Savannas for a reason, so you're bound to see some amazing animals here. Another great spot is the Sunset Savanna overlook over at Kidani Village. Also located at Kidani Village is one of the best restaurants on property, Sanaa, with fabulous views of the savanna right from your table. I would recommend making an Advanced Dining Reservation here and spending some time at the Sunset Savanna overlook before sitting down for your meal. Be sure to order the world-famous Indian-Style Bread Service. The dipping sauces are so delicious; I promise you won't regret it!

    After dinner, head over to the front desk at Kidani Village, where you can pick up a pair of free night vision goggles to view the animals in the savanna at night. You might even catch a glimpse of the new baby Zebra, born this past October, enjoying an evening stroll with her mom, Zoey. What an amazingly cool experience for your grandson!

    Joan, I am just so excited for you to see the look on your grandson's face the first time he spots one of his favorite animals. You'll definitely want to have your camera ready to capture that special moment. You're going to have such a fantastic time, and I just can't wait for you to enjoy all that Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has to offer. If you have any other questions about your visit, please visit us again here at planDisney!

    Bye for now!
    Diana
thumbnail image for Diana

Meet the Panelist: Diana, New York

Hiya! I'm Diana from New York, and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Whether you're planning your first trip or just visiting "For the First Time in Forever," with all that Walt Disney World has to offer, it's easy to feel like you're headed "Into the Unknown." Just remember, "You've Got a Friend in Me!" So, let me be a "Part of Your World" to lend a helping hand as you plan your most magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Diana

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas

Tips from a Disney Vacation Club Panelist

The Most Unique DVC Room My Family Has Ever Stayed In

view tips

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.
x

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.


Or you can continue browsing without updating.