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Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

3701 Osceola Pkwy Lake Buena Vista | Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8445  [SEE MAP]Lake Buena Vista, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Animal lovers will enjoy spotting giraffes, zebras, flamingos and other animals throughout the property
Recent guests said accommodations and amenities here are expensive
Experience Africa's amazing wildlife at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village – no passport required. Housed within Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort, Kidani Village allows guests to observe freely roaming animals – like zebras and giraffes – without having to rough it in the bush. Accommodations here offer up to two bedrooms and come equipped with flat-screen TVs, tribal-print fabrics and wooden furniture. Recent guests recommend splurging on a villa with a savanna view to get the best taste of Disney Animal Kingdom's unique setting. The Samawati Springs pool and the Uwanja Camp (an animal observation site-themed water playground with three distinctive areas) are ideal retreats for kids who need a break from the theme park. And when dinnertime rolls around, guests recommend the Boma – Flavors of Africa restaurant for its African cuisine. If you're craving more variety, this Disney resort offers multiple dining establishments that serve everything from Indian fare (at Sanaa) to Mediterranean-, Indian- and African-inspired cuisine (at Jiko – The Cooking Place). Book early, though, as many recent guests said a stay here is expensive, especially when considering the high prices for food and parking.
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 493 rooms
Traditional, Rustic



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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The amazing re-creation of an African Kraal (village) offers guests a chance to experience African wildlife and culture in great detail. Themed rooms are impressive and have handcrafted furnishings. Each guest unit door is decorated with a unique hand-crafted African shield made in Africa. Many balcony rooms offer prime viewing areas to watch African wildlife, such as giraffes and zebras, being fed in the morning and evening.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019



Kidani Village, the second and final phase of the Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas, began welcoming its first guests in 2009. Built adjacent to Jambo House (the existing Animal Kingdom Lodge – which also houses two floors of Vacation Club villas), the Kidani Village, which shares amenities with the Lodge, also features its own full-service restaurant (Sanna – an artistically inspired eatery with an intimate atmosphere and a menu of African-inspired cuisine with an Indian twist), its own recreational facilities, a fitness center, and an extensive themed pool and water-play area.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1664 have reviewed the Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1664 reviews 4.5 (based on 1664 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Studios and villas at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village are modeled after an African kraal village, and have patterned bedding and carved wooden furnishings. All rooms feature balconies that overlook either courtyards or the Animal Kingdom savanna, where you can catch a glimpse of wild animals. Additional amenities found in each accommodation include a coffee maker, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, a minifridge and a microwave.
  • Villas have kitchens and whirlpool tubs
  • Free Wi-Fi access provided throughout resort

Standard room size344 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located within Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort, Kidani Village is part of Disney's Animal Kingdom resort. The property features easy access to the rest of the resort thanks to a complimentary shuttle to all Disney properties. Free airport transfers to and from Orlando International Airport are also provided by the resort.
  • Orlando International Airport sits about 24 miles away
  • Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets can be found approximately 11 miles to the northeast
  • No restaurants, shops or entertainment venues are located within walking distance
  • 24-hour valet parking ($33)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($24)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Animal Kingdom resort complex has a variety of dining options that range from upscale restaurants to quick service shops. Jiko – The Cooking Place, the property's fine dining restaurant, offers a combination of African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine, while Boma – Flavors of Africa offers more casual buffet-style dining. Other options include Indian cuisine at Sanaa and African/American fusion cuisine served at The Mara.
  • Room service offered daily from 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Both pools have bars

Number of restaurants8

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


As part of Disney's Animal Kingdom, those staying in Kidani Village have access to two pools. The Uzima Pool features a zero-depth entry and a 67-foot-long waterslide, and the Samawati Springs Pool offers an even bigger waterslide that's 128 feet in length, plus the Uwanja Camp – a water playground with games and geysers.
  • Both pools include a lounge and bar
  • Free pool towels provided
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center offers facials and massages, as well as a sauna for guest use. Appointments are strongly recommended for all spa services.
  • Children 18 and younger are welcome in spa area with an adult

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Aside from the theme parks, there is a wealth of family activities within the Animal Kingdom resort, including the Community Hall (featuring table tennis, video games and billiards), the Safari So Good Arcade and multiple sports courts.
  • Nightly complimentary family campfires happen all over the park, including at Animal Kingdom
  • Outdoor movie screenings occur occassionally by the Samawati Springs Pool at night
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Survival of the Fittest Fitness Center located within the Animal Kingdom neighborhood is open 24 hours a day for those staying at the Lodge and Kidani Village. The fitness center features cardio equipment and weight-training machines, plus free weights. An additional fitness center is also available on-site at the Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center.
  • Locker rooms available
  • Fitness center use restricted to guests 14 and older, and kids between 14 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Resort has a jogging track, as well as tennis and basketball courts
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Although Disney's Animal Kingdom doesn't have a business center or meeting rooms, guests can use the business services and venues located at one of the other eight Disney resort hotels.
    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    Disney's Animal Kingdom isn't available to host weddings, but many other locations within the resort can be used for wedding-related events.
      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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