I recently had out of town house guests who didn't have park passes but wanted to visit WDW. We decided on lunch at Sanaa in Kidani Village followed by a tour of the savannahs.
Animal Kingdom Lodge is made up of 2 complexes, Jambo House and Kidani Village. Jambo House opened first and initially was totally a "regular" resort. Then the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) took over some of the rooms and transformed them into villas and construction on a total DVC resort, Kidani, was underway.
Kidani Village has 2 animal savannahs, Sunset Savannah (which is shared with Jambo House) and the Pembe Savanah.
You don't have to look far at Kidani for animals especially if you dine at Sanna. We saw several giraffes wander by the windows during lunch.
After dining, we went out to the overlook and enjoyed seeing lots of animals and birds wandering around.
EAST AFRICAN CROWN CRANE
Next we headed over to the Pembe Savannah. To reach this one, you must go back out the lobby and turn right. Pass the swimming and recreation areas and finally you will reach a small viewing area. I had hoped to see the Okapi, but they were not visible.
We went back to the car and headed to Jambo House. (There is a shuttle that runs between the two resorts). Three savannahs at Jambo, from left to right, Sunset, Arusha and Uzima.
Not much happening at the Sunset Savannah so we went to Arusha Rock.
RED RIVER HOGS
And our last stop, the Uzima Savannah, near the pool and recreation area. There are several viewing areas so be sure to visit them all.
SABLE ANTELOPE - notice the horns. The male have the curved horns, the female's horns are straighter.
There you go, a wonderful afternoon at the Animal Kingdom Lodge enjoying the wildlife!
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