Waking Up to Safari Animals at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Hi! We’re Candy and Crystal. We’re sisters who grew up as military brats and spent the first half of our lives in Japan. The majority of our family resides in Japan, but we ventured out and have spent the second half of our lives mainly in the United States. We both love traveling and have always documented our travels, so we decided it was time to share our travel experiences with the rest of the world.

I've always wanted to stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for as long as I can remember. I've read rave reviews about this Disney World resort and many say that this is one of the best resorts to stay at Disney World. Prices aren't cheap, but it's not as expensive as the Grand Floridian. I waited for years for a good deal to come up and one day, I found out about David's Vacation Club Rentals. You can save up to 40% on Disney World resorts as long as you book in advance. 

One of the main reasons I wanted to stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge is because you can get a room overlooking the safari with giraffes, zebras, deer and more. Getting the safari room costs extra, but booking through David's Vacation Club Rentals got me a great deal for 3 days. 

When you stay at a Disney World resort, you are given a MagicBand. MagicBands are an all-in-one device that lets you enter the parks, unlock your hotel room and buy food and merchandise. This was such a convenient feature of Disney World!

The Jambo House lobby

The Jambo House lobby

The Lobby

When we arrived at the resort, parking was a breeze and when we walked through the entrance, we were in awe of the beautiful resort. There are two sections to the Animal Kingdom Lodge: Jambo House and Kidani Village. We stayed at the Jambo House and the lobby was much larger compared to the one at Kidani. The decor inside was simply stunning and it really felt like we were in Africa. We checked in and immediately headed upstairs to our room.

Kidani Village lobby

Kidani Village lobby

Jambo House lobby

Jambo House lobby

Maasai Bridge of Jambo House

Maasai Bridge of Jambo House

The Room

The room was spacious and had a gorgeous view of the safari.