Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is said to be one of the best-themed resorts at Walt Disney World. Capturing the essence of a lodge in the African savanna, this resort is the perfect blend of nature and architecture. Through an ingenious barrier system, zebras, giraffes, antelopes, elks, kudus, gazelles, wildebeests, and exotic birds come incredibly close to the resort. For the best views of the free-roaming wildlife, book a Savanna View room.

Animal Kingdom Lodge is divided into two areas: Jambo House, which is the main guest resort area, and Kidani Village, the Disney Vacation Club villas. To get back and forth between the two, you can either make the 5-10 minute walk or use the internal shuttle. From Jambo House, the Disney Springs bus will stop at Kidani Village first and from Kidani Village, any of the theme park buses will stop at Jambo House first where the internal shuttle goes back and forth between the two.

Walking into Jambo House at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, it’s tough not to be totally blown away. The lobby alone induces the kind of awe and magic that Disney is known for. There are comfortable seating areas for relaxing and a large mud fireplace with a cozy fire always burning. You’ll also find a number of televisions playing classic Disney cartoons which makes it easy for families with children to rendezvous without the little ones getting bored.

The Animal Kingdom Lodge has an 11,000-square-foot zero-entry pool which features a small water slide, a children’s pool and two hot tubs. More impressive is the location of the pool alongside the Uzima savanna. Here you’ll find a fascinating flock of flamingoes as well as the other animals that this resort is noted for. Nearby the pool is the Hakuna Matata Playground and you can enjoy a refreshing drink at the Uzima Springs pool bar.

According to wdwinfo.com; disneyworld.disney.go.com. Source of photos: internet