Animal Kingdom Lodge is a beautiful, scenic, Deluxe resort. Based on the wild African savannah, this is the perfect place to get up close and personal with some amazing animals! All the rooms are located in one building. Some rooms have a balcony overlooking one of four stunning savannahs. These savannahs are home to over 200 live African animals and birds. The animals are free roaming, so they can get as close to your balcony as they like. (But they can’t actually get onto your balcony!) If your in a regular room, don’t worry, you can still get up close to the wildlife, as there are multiple balcony lookouts throughout the resort. There are also walkways through the savannah, so you can get down at eye level with some of the smaller animals. Check for a wildlife identification guide in your room or at the front desk, and always keep your camera handy!
*TIP: The best time to see the animals up and active is early in the morning.*
There are over 30 species of African wildlife. Among these species are warthogs, giraffes, zebras, okapi, and gazelle. If you’ve got some extra time, check out the night vision animal viewing, where you can see the animals after dark. Night vision goggles are provided. There is a pool and a water slide, along with a hot tub. There is also a flamingo exhibit across from the pool, and kids activities at Simba’s Clubhouse. Definitely check out the gift shop, as there are some African antiques and souvenirs I haven’t seen anywhere else.
This is really a beautiful resort, however you can see all the same animals at Animal Kingdom.