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Hotel overview

Share the adventure of a jungle safari in lush surroundings showcasing the grandeur of Africa. With many rooms overlooking the beautiful savannahs, grazing zebra, giraffes and gazelles can be seen roaming free in natural environments. The rhythm of tribal drums...the exquisite cuisine...the rich settings...and the lure of authentic African treasures all come together to celebrate the beauty and wonder of this vast and untamed continent. Three animal savannas are home to more than 200 mammals and birds representative of the African animal palette. Some examples are giraffe, zebra, Thomson's gazelle, ostrich, flamingo, African spoonbill, and sacred ibis.


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Daytona Beach, FL, USA - Daytona Beach Internation
Orlando, FL, USA - Orlando International Airport ( : 30 miles
Tampa, FL, USA - Tampa International (TPA)

Property information

Year Built: 2009
Accessible rooms: 65
Floors: 3
Nonsmoking rooms: 492
Total rooms: 492


Hotel details


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This property offers numerous activities.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory The resorts are designated smoke free environments. Designated outdoor smoking locations are available.
Advisory Guests dining at Walt Disney World's eateries and are in a group of 6 or more are required to pay a compulsory 18% gratuity charge. Gratuity percentage may change at anytime without prior notification.
Advisory This Disney hotel charges a per room, per day, per vehicle parking fee which will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional parking fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. For exact parking rates please contact hotel directly.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Smoking Policy - All Disney owned and operated resort hotels are smoke-free environments. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking locations only.

Guest Names Policy - Walt Disney World reservations must be booked with the correct guest names. A complete name change to the lead name is considered a cancellation and will require a new reservation.

Deposit Requirements - A major credit card and photo I.D. is required upon check-in to cover phone or incidental charges.

Convention Policy - Guests attending a convention at the hotel may not use this package for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be charged directly by the hotel.

Room Taxes - Room taxes are included in the vacation price.

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Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 8483 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great stay.

    Don’t sleep on this deluxe resort. While you aren’t on the skyliner or monorail, the bus is very easy and the amenities / views of savanna are amazing. The one tip I came here to point out for families with kids is to check out the pool, splash pad and playground area at Kidani village. It was worth the trek over from Jambo House. Disney did a great job with that area (though the bar was very busy! I felt bad for the bartender!). T My reason for 4 stars is the sprawl of these resorts with a stroller gets taxing. Everything was lovely though.

    May 27, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful stay!

    5 night stay in mid may, family of 3. We were so impressed with this resort! The lobby is gorgeous and the staff are all so friendly and helpful. Loved being able to view the animals and the grounds are so pretty at night. Pros: Beds are super comfortable Requested a room near the lobby and got one in the main building Good quickservice food options (Mara) handled my food allergies well 10/10 for ambiance, really felt like we were in Africa Entire resort smells amazing Resort felt like an additional disney attraction, wish we'd had more time to explore Cons: Price- We were able to book this at a significant discount, normal rates are ridiculous -While we loved the convenience of having a lobby room, it was noisy at times, still slept fine though (with earplugs and a sound machine) -The room is nothing special, it was very clean and plenty of storage but with the high cost of the rooms, I kinda expected more luxury -It is far from most of the parks (except AK), this isn't a real issue for us as we rent a car but something to be aware of.

    May 21, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A fun hotel experience!

    What a unique hotel experience! We loved seeing the animals as we drank our morning coffee on our balcony! Libby was stunning, cast members were friendly (as always) and room was immaculate! The pool was nice and relaxing, everything was so well themed. We will be back!

    May 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Such an incredible resort. At every turn there’s something new and interesting. Staff is incredible. We had a valet that was a hero when my mobility scooter died. Jeff and Lo at Jiko were so fantastic with recommendations. Check in was a breeze. We loved the memory bead activity. Pool was a bit smaller than I envisioned but it’s pleasant. Life guards are SUPER vigilant. Plenty of towels. Transportation was great. Easy shuttle between resorts (not handicapped accessible unfortunately). Casey a bus driver made our day on the way to a park. His dad plays Indiana Jones. His mom worked for Disney. He’s keeping traditions and was a gem! Beds were very comfortable. Looking at the animals was priceless! Shower was phenomenal with hot water basically on demand in our room. We were grateful for two sinks. Fridge worked good. Plenty of coffee and fixings for the Kureig. Closet was ample and safe was large. Loved the art everywhere. Disney app and chat work flawlessly. Definitely wish to return!

    May 09, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful hotel

    The bed was super comfortable, the Savanna view room was beautiful. We opted to pay a little more for the room for the Kilimanjaro Club level which was a great add on. Each time we went by the club we would grab a snack. What they serve at the club is not enough to fill you up. You WILL have to go purchase food at one of the restaurants or outside the lodge. The club just has snack size bites you can munch on when you are coming and going. I am relieved we had that perk or we would have constantly been having to purchase coffees, sodas, juices, snacks, cookies.

    May 09, 2024