This is an African lodge-style resort set amidst a 43-acre wildlife preserve. The family-friendly club resort offers authentic African-inspired architecture and the kraal African-village landscape design, a semi-circle design popular in Africa which offers expansive views of the surrounding savannah and its many animal inhabitants. Thatched ceilings, large beams, hand-carved golden-tone furnishings, real African artefacts and a vast mud fireplace in the main lobby surround guests in the inimitable spirit of Africa. Just outside the main lobby, an elevated rock platform Arusha Rock offers up-close glimpses of the animals and a panoramic view of the sprawling grounds. In addition to animals, thousands of indigenous African shrubs and grasses including the most recognised canopy tree of Africa, the copperpod, paint a picture reminiscent of the unspoiled African grasslands. Guests can savour authentic African cuisine at the resort's 2 award-winning restaurants, Jiko - The Cooking Place, and Boma - Flavours of Africa. The air-conditioned themed hotel offers 1,274 guest rooms in total and further facilities available to guests include a lobby with 24-hour reception, a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, lift access and a newspaper stand. For younger guests there is a children's playground and games room. Room service and a laundry service are offered for additional fees.
This African-style, safari-themed hotel is centrally situated within Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort. Guests may take advantage of the shuttle bus service to the famous Walt Disney World theme parks and the Downtown Disney area.
The guest rooms are all carpeted and come with an en suite bathroom with shower, bathtub and hairdryer, and a king-size bed or two double beds. Further fittings of the rooms include a direct dial telephone, a radio, satellite/cable TV and Internet access. Also featuring within the rooms are in-room wall safes and ironing facilities. Air conditioning and heating are both individually controlled. Preferred rooms are located close to the swimming pool and other hotel facilities.
Uzima, an 11,000-square-foot, zero-depth entry, heated outdoor swimming pool includes a 67-foot-long slide and poolside snack bar, and is the perfect place to cool off and have fun. Surrounded by large canopy trees and Floridian palms, Uzima includes a wading pool for young ones while 2 adjacent hot tubs provide a haven for relaxation. In addition to the Uzima pool and slide, there are unique animal-themed activities for everyone in the family, a 24-hour, high-tech games room and a 24-hour playground. And don't forget to take advantage of Simba's Cubhouse, a supervised activity centre for children aged 3-12 that affords parents a carefree night on the town (additional fee required).
This package includes a Disney 14-Day Ultimate Ticket. Disney's dining plan includes the following per person per night at over 100 locations: 1 Quick Service meal, 1 Waiter Service meal, 1 Selected snack, and 1 Refillable Resort Mug per person per stay. Disney reserves the right to change dining plan entitlements at any time without prior notice. Disney Dining Plans are not valid for children under 3 years. Gratuities are not included. Due to the popularity of Disney Table Service restaurants, availability may be limited or unavailable and advance reservations are suggested. Guests can call 00 1 407 939 3463 to make reservations up to 180 days before their visit.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA are all accepted as methods of payment.
Disney's Magical Express offers a free airport shuttle (Orlando International Airport), luggage delivery and airline check-in (for most airlines) for guests staying at a Disney resort. These must be arranged in advance. To book, clients must follow these simple instructions: having received a confirmation number from the resort and a flight number/arrival time, they are asked to go to one of these websites to make a booking: for guests arriving from anywhere outside the USA, UK or Canada: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com//international. For guests arriving from within the USA: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/us. For guests arriving from Canada: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/ca. For guests arriving from the UK: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/uk.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board