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Many people often wonder about the difference between the two resorts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge: Jambo House vs. Kidani Village. Both offer great amenities, pools, and activities. So, how do you know which one would be better for your family? Which should you choose?
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, also known as Jambo House, has Deluxe Rooms and Disney Vacation Club Villas. Jambo House is ideal for those who want everything in one place. It offers deluxe room accommodations as well as villas. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas, also known as Kidani Village, offers studio accommodations as well as one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom villas. You do not need to be a Disney Vacation Club member to stay at Kidani Village.
Jambo House: Jambo House has many great amenities. There is a big pool with a water slide and two whirlpools. Children can enjoy a playground. Viewing areas of the animals, an arcade, and a health club can also be found. Jambo House has two full service restaurants (one buffet – Boma and one sit down – Jiko), a quick service restaurant – The Mara, and a lounge.
Kidani Village: Kidani Village has some great amenities as well. There is a big pool with water slide. Children will enjoy water play area and a playground area. Adults will enjoy a pool bar as well as two whirlpools. There is a barbecue pavilion, a basketball court, and a community hall. Sanaa is Kidani Village’s sit down restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. Sanaa also offers several breakfast items for purchase in the morning. The gift shop at Kidani Village also has various food items available for purchase.
So which resort it better? It honestly depends on what you are looking for in a resort. Jambo House has everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. The rooms are big and there are many food options available. There is plenty of recreation for the entire family to keep you entertained.
Kidani Village allows a little more flexibility. You can cook your own meals if your accommodation includes a kitchen. The pool is big and has a great water play area for children. There is also a playground available for children. Although there is no quick service restaurant available, you can take a shuttle from Kidani Village to Jambo House.
I prefer to stay at Kidani Village. The pool area is amazing! My son loves the water play area and the playground area has a drum! The resort is very relaxed. You can hardly tell you are at the Walt Disney World Resort when you are here. I love to sit out on the lookout in a rocking chair and watch the animals. The Cast Members are informative and always willing to help you out in any way.
Staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a great addition to your Walt Disney World vacation. Both resorts offer great amenities, food, and rooms. You will not be disappointed in your stay.
Which is your favorite Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort – Jambo House vs. Kidani Village to stay in? Share why in the comments.
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