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Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Area ·
2901 Osceola Parkway, Bay Lake, FL 32830

About Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House

Enjoy views of wildlife from your very own studio or suite. This South African-inspired lodge was designed to maximize views of the savannas.
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Amenities

  • Monorail Transport
  • Boat Transport
  • Bus Transport
  • Skyliner Transport
  • Suites
  • Waterslide
  • Quick Service
  • Table Service
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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On-Site Theme Park Benefits

  • Extended Evening Theme Park Hours
  • Early Theme Park Entry
  • Free 2025 Water Park Admission on Arrival Day

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park 1.1mi
Disney's Hollywood Studios® 3.3mi
EPCOT® 4.2mi
Magic Kingdom® Park 4.9mi
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Rooms Offered at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House

Studios & Villas4 Rooms

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In Each Room:
  • Alarm Clock with mp3 Player 
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Bath and Facial Soap 
  • Ceiling Fans 
  • Drinking Glasses 
  • DVD Player 
  • Fire Extinguisher 
  • Graco Pack ‘N Play 
  • Portable Crib 
  • Hair Dryer 
  • Ice Bucket 
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board 
  • Shower Gel, Shampoo, Conditioner 
  • Television in each Bedroom and Living Room (closed captioning available) 
  • Vacuum Cleaner (except in studios) 
  • Whirlpool Tub (except Studios) 
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bed Boards/Rails (available upon request) 
  • Down Pillows (available upon request)
  • Electric Adapters (available upon request) 
  • Electric Mixer (available upon request) 
  • Extra Portable Cribs (available upon request) 
  • High Chairs (available upon request)
  • Shower Cap (available upon request)
  • Shower Seat and Accessible Toilet Seat (available upon request) 
  • Smoke Detector and Telephone for Hearing Impaired (available upon request) 
  • Tea Bags and Decaf Coffee (available upon request)
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Deluxe Studio - Standard View

  • 1 queen bed and 1 double-size sleeper sofa
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the pool or water
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Deluxe Studio - Savanna View

  • 1 queen bed and 1 double-size sleeper sofa
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the savanna
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1 Bedroom Villa - Standard View

  • 1 king bed, 1 double-size sleeper sofa, and 1 twin-size sleeper chair
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of landscape or parking area
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1 Bedroom Villa - Savanna View

  • 1 king bed, 1 queen-size sleeper sofa and 1 twin-size sleeper chair
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of landscape or parking area
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FROG FAMILY REVIEW
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House*

What we love

  • One of the most fun resorts, with savanna-view rooms and plenty of opportunities to see the animals on the grounds
  • Home to more than 30 species of African wildlife — more than 250 animals — plus plenty of public viewing areas
  • Sleeps up to 12 in the 3-bedroom grand villa
  • Best buffet on property at Boma, which serves American and traditional African dishes
  • Spectacular lobby with incredible art throughout
  • Uzima Springs is one of the largest pools on property at 11,000 square feet
  • Hotel is designed to maximize views of the savannas and animals
  • Free parking!

Keep in Mind

  • Hotel charges $33 per night (sales tax included) for valet parking
  • Furthest deluxe resort from Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Not on monorail or accessible to the parks by boat; requires bus or car
  • No quiet pools
  • Maximum occupancy for standard room with 2 beds is 4
  • Furthest rooms are about a 10-minute walk to the lobby, pool and bus stops
  • Smaller standard room sizes than some of the other deluxes
  • No water recreational activities

Notable Facts

  • The lodge was designed by Peter Dominick, who also designed Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Rooms are designed in a semi-circle, following Kraal African village design, to maximize views of the savannahs and animals
  • There are 3 savannas on property — Sunset, Arusha and Uzima — each with its own look and feel
  • Ostriches are only found in the Sunset savanna; zebras are found in Arusha; giraffes are the only animal found on all 3 savannas

Frog Family Tips

  • Consider upgrading to a savanna-view room; the view is worth it!
  • Victoria Falls Lounge gets very popular; if it's crowded, try the bar inside Jiko - The Cooking Place
  • Pick up an animal viewing guide from the front desk if you don't find one in your room
  • Request a room on the higher floors for more expansive views; request a room on the second floor to be closer to the animals; the third floor is likely the sweet spot
  • The Zebra trail rooms facing the Uzima savanna offer more unspoiled views; the Arusha savanna includes a large rock formation and public viewing area

Best For

  • Animal-loving families, especially larger families with longer stays, who are looking for kitchenettes or full kitchens, in-room washers and dryers, and deluxe-level amenities

*The views and opinions expressed here are those of Undercover Tourist.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House Information

Feel the excitement and stay amongst the amazing animals at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas located at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Discover incredible accommodations that combine the luxury of a resort with the creature comforts of home. With stunning scenery that celebrates the wonders of Africa, architecture that captures the spirit of safari and stellar Disney service, this is a magical place in the heart of the wilderness. There are two Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas buildings. Jambo House is the original building of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, with over 950 guest rooms. Kidani Village, comprised of 493 villas, is separate from Jambo House, with its own front desk for check-in and additional amenities. Guests may park and check-in at the building at which they are staying.

EXCLUSIVE THEME PARK BENEFITS:
  • Early Theme Park Entry for Resort Hotel Guests - guests of Disney Resort hotels and other select hotels can get a 30-minute jump on their Disney day with early theme park entry—available at all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks—for each day of your stay, subject to capacity
  • Extended Evening Theme Park Hours – guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels or Disney Deluxe Villas and other select hotels can enjoy extended evening hours—experiencing select attractions, shops, and dining after regular park hours—in select theme parks on select nights.
  • Start Your Stay with a Water Park Day in 2025 - Unwind and start your vacation as soon as you arrive! Registered Disney Resort hotel guests arriving in 2025 can enjoy water park admission to either Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park on check-in day—included with your stay!

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House Refurbishments

The following resort amenities are unavailable at this time:
  • Jiko Wine Tasting – Temporarily Unavailable
  • Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center - Fitness centers are open, but resort spa and salon services are available only at the Grand Floridian Spa

 

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House Amenities

General Resort Info:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 216 Guest Rooms
  • Disabled accessible rooms available
  • All rooms non-smoking Building offers elevators and interior corridors
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free self-parking
Dining at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge:
  • Jiko - The Cooking Place, full service restaurant (located in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Boma - Flavors of Africa, all-you-can-eat buffet for breakfast and dinner (located in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • The Mara, quick-service restaurant (located in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar, bar and lounge (located in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Victoria Falls Lounge, bar and lounge (located in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Uzima Springs Pool Bar, poolside bar (located in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Sanaa, full-service restaurant (located in Kidani Village)
  • Sanaa Lounge, bar and lounge (located in Kidani Village)
  • Maji Pool Bar, poolside bar (located in Kidani Village)
  • Dine with an Animal Specialist, special 4-course lunch with an animal expert at Sanaa

Recreation at Jambo House:

  • 1 Pool: Uzima featuring zero-depth entry and 67 ft long waterslide
  • Children's pool
  • 2 whirlpool spas
  • Children's playground
  • Arcade
  • Jambo House Campfire activities
  • Movies Under the Stars

 Recreation at Kidani Village:

  • 1 Pool: Samawati Springs featuring zero-depth entry and a 128-foot-long water slide
  • 2 whirlpool spas
  • Uwanja Camp wet activity playground
Motorcoach transportation:
  • Travel from Kidani Village to Jambo House via any Theme Park bus
  • Travel from Jambo House to Kidani Village via the Disney Springs™ bus
  • Disney Theme Parks
  • Disney Water Parks
  • Disney Springs™
  • Official Walt Disney World® Hotels
Other Services:
  • Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center
  • ATM
  • Mail services
  • Merchandise location (gifts, sundries)
  • Self service laundry facilities
  • Valet laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Locker rentals available near the Uzima pool for $1 per use
  • Hotel charges $33 per night (sales tax included) for valet parking

General Walt Disney World® Resort Benefits

Staying on-site at an Official Walt Disney World® Hotel gives you several great complimentary benefits, including free transportation and more. 

The Frog Family absolutely loves staying on-site not just for the fun themes and Disney atmosphere of the hotels, but also for the convenient amenities. Some of the other complimentary benefits include:

  • Convenient Proximity - You can easily go back to your hotel from the parks if you need a break or want to relax at the pool. It's just as easy to head back to the parks after relaxing at your hotel for a couple of hours.
  • Free Park Transportation - Overnight self-parking at the hotel is free and depending on which Official Walt Disney World® Hotel you stay at, you'll have access to the Disney Skyliner, monorails, water launch and/or bus transportation. Many of the Official Walt Disney World® Hotels are also within walking distance to the parks and other resorts.
  • Early Access to Dining Reservations - Disney Resort guests can make Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) for their entire vacation 60 days in advance, giving them the earliest access to the most popular restaurants such as Cinderella's Royal Table and Be Our Guest.
  • Free Wi-Fi - When staying on-site, you'll have access to complimentary wi-fi, available in your room and select public areas, such as the pools, arcades, restaurants and more.
  • Recreation and Fitness Activities - Disney Resort hotels offer a variety of wellness activities through Disney Family Wellness. Some favorites include dancing to Disney songs, family fun walks and, yes, even pickleball!
  • Travel Light with MagicBands - Guests of Official Walt Disney World® Hotels can check out MagicBands that let them into the theme parks, unlock their Disney Resort hotel room, link Disney PhotoPass photos, make purchases and more – just with a tap of their band! Disney Resort hotel guests also have the option to purchase a MagicBand+ at a special discount before they arrive for their stay, allowing them to be an interactive part of the magic.
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