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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
  • Kitchen
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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On-Site Theme Park Benefits

  • Early Theme Park Entry

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park (1.08mi)

Bus 10 min

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park (2.24mi)

Bus 25 min

Disney's Hollywood Studios® (3.29mi)

Bus 15 min

EPCOT® (4.23mi)

Bus 15 min

Magic Kingdom® Park (4.89mi)

Bus 18 min

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park (5.76mi)

Bus 25 min

Disney Springs® (6.68mi)

Bus 20 min

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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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$474
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$448
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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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$659
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$623
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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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$776
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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

Keep in Mind

  • Hotel charges $25 per night (sales tax included) for overnight self-parking
  • 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.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House Refurbishments

All Disney Resort hotels are now open, with a number of health and safety measures in place. Some amenities and experiences have been modified or may be unavailable.

Face coverings are optional for Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations, as well as Disney transportation. It is recommended Guests who are not fully vaccinated continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations, including indoor attractions and theaters, and on enclosed transportation.

Some imagery shown does not represent current operational and safety guidelines. Visitors should be aware of and comply with government guidelines regarding travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines before visiting our destination.

The following resort amenities are unavailable at this time:
  • Dine with an Animal Specialist - Temporarily Unavailable
  • Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center - Fitness centers are open, but spa and salon services are temporarily unavailable
  • In-room celebrations - Temporarily Unavailable
For more information about Walt Disney World reopening read here.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House Amenities

General Resort Info:
  • Check-in/Check-out - 3:00 p.m./11:00 a.m.
  • 216 Guest Rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Disabled accessible rooms available
  • All rooms non-smoking Building offers elevators and interior corridors
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 $25 per night (sales tax included) for overnight self-parking
  • 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 - Depending on which Official Walt Disney World® Hotel you stay at, you'll have access to the Skyliner, Monorail, 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.
  • 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.
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup – Merchandise delivery is available for purchases made in-store at select Walt Disney World® shops and through the Shop Disney Parks mobile app (for in-stock merchandise).
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