Animal Kingdom Lodge

2901 Osceola Pkwy
Bay Lake, FL 32830
1-407-938-3000

Animal Kingdom Lodge is the most unique resort of all the Disney Resorts - where else can you stay where you can wake up to a giraffe right outside your window? Not only are there animals to entertain you, this beautiful lodge houses some of Disney's best restaurants - and pool bar. The original lodge contains regular resort rooms and "Jambo House" DVC villas, while just down the street the new DVC only section is called "Kidani Village".

You can also find select liquor, beer and wine at the main gift shop, as well as limited selections at the counter service restaurant, Mara. You are paying for convenience here, so don't expect reasonable prices.
Updated 4/11 

 


Monday
Mar282011

Boma - Flavors of Africa

Animal Kingdom Lodge/Jambo House
One of Disney's most popular buffets resides at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This breakfast & dinner buffet was designed to resemble an African marketplace, serving delicious African-inspired meals. Boma is located in the main Animal Kingdom Lodge lobby on the first floor.

Specialty Drinks
Magical Star Cocktail - $10.75
Light up your celebration with X-Rated Fusion organic mango and passion fruit liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut rum, pineapple juice and a souvenir multicolored glow cube.

Blue "Glowtini" - $9.75
Inspired by The Year of a Million Dreams. Skyy Citrus, Bols peach schnapps, blue curacao, sweet & sour, pineapple juice and a blue glow cube.

Ultimate Long Island Iced Tea - $9.75
Bacardi Superior rum, Teaka Sweet Tea vodka, Hendrick's Gin, Cointreau, and sweet & sour with a splash of Coke. 

African Beers - $6.25
Savannah Cider, Tusker, Casa Lager, St. George

Domestic Draft
Blue Moon - $6
Bud Light - $5.25

Domestic Bottle
Coors Light - $4.50
Miller Lite - $4.50

Specialty Draft
Safari Amber - $6
Sam Adams - $6

Import Bottle
Corona - $5.75
Heineken - $5.75 

South African Ports, Brandy & Liqueurs
De Krans, Cape Tawny Port - $8
Amarula Fruit Cream liqueur - $7.25 

Boma Coffee and Loose Teas - served in your own press pot
African Blend - $5.99
The only true way to enjoy the robust and unique flavors of this special roast available only at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Loose Tea Selections - $5.99
Eros, Flowery Earl Grey, Harmony Herbal, Organic Breakfast, Organinc Rooibos and Vanilla Rooibos. 

Wine
Due to the expansive and extensive wine list, we have chosen to not list every single wine, but if you are a wine connoisseur, you will be satisfied with the exotic selection.  

Monday
Mar282011

Jiko - The Cooking Place

Animal Kingdom Lodge/Jambo House
Jiko serves up African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. This elegant restaurant features an open kitchen that provides a great view of the chefs in action. Jiko is located in the main Animal Kingdom Lodge lobby on the first floor.

Just past the host stand you will find an intimate bar with just 4 seats along with a few coffee tables and chairs to enjoy while waiting for your table, or just to grab one of their unique drink offerings and an appetizer from Jiko's menu. You'll find one of the largest selections of South African wine in North America on the menu here.

Specialty Drinks

Appletini - Hanger 1 Kaffir Lime vodka, Apple Pucker liqueur and sour mix.

Chocolate-Covered Cherry - Skyy vodka, Dark Creme de Cacao, Amarula and cherry brandy with a chocolate covered cherry.

Mt. Kilimarita - Sauza Gold tequila, Van-der-Hum Tangerine liqueur, citrus and a splash of cranberry juice.

Zebratini - Captain Morgan Spiced rum, Godiva White Chocolate liqueur, Frangelico, Amarula and a shot of Espresso in a Chocolate Zebra-striped martini glass.

Victoria Falls Mist - Van-der-Hum Tangerine liqueur, melon liqueur, banana liqueur, citrus and Sprite.

Keoke Coffee - Brandy, Kahlua, Dark Creme de Cacao and coffee topped with whipped cream. 

Sunriser - Parrot Bay, Banana liqueur, orange, pineapple and cranberry juices.

Cape Town Coffee - Van-der-Hum Tangerine liqueur, Kahlua and coffee topped with whipped cream.

Hanging Out in Capetown - Van-der-Hum Tangerine liqueur, Hanger 1 Mandarin, peach schnapps and cranberry juice.

Nutty African - Amarula, Frangelico and coffee topped with whipped cream. 


Draft Beer
Stella Artois, Safari Amber, Yuengling, Bass 


Bottled Beer
Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Lite, Heineken, St. George (Ethiopia), Bedele (Ethiopia), Casa (Morocco), Tusker (Kenya), Corona 

Liquors
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Brandies, Liqueurs & Cordials
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Wine
Due to the expansive and extensive wine list, we have chosen to not list every single wine, but if you are a wine connoisseur, you will be satisfied with the exotic selection. 

Monday
Mar282011

Maji

Animal Kingdom DVC Resort/Kidani Village 
Finding this full-service pool bar is a bit tricky - the pool area is across the street from the main entrance of the resort. But once you get there, you'll find a nice, simple secluded pool area, perfect for relaxin'.

Hours
Pool hours vary daily, but usually open around noon and close 8-9pm.

Click here for Disney's Pool Bar Drink Menu

Specialty Draft Beer - $6
Safari Amber

Specialty Bottled Beer - $6.75
Tusker, Casa

Pour Quality
Average

Food
Limited menu of sandwiches, salads and fruits.

Atmosphere
The strange location of the pool at this resort almost makes you think that adding a pool here was an afterthought. From the resort, you have to walk down a long sidewalk out past the driveway where taxis are waiting and people are pulling up with their cars to check in. Yup, parade past all of them, cross the street and into the gated pool area. For how expensive this resort is, that's not the most magical way to get to the pool. 

If you want to get away from the hustle & bustle of your trip, this is a good place to start. Once you're at the pool, it is so secluded you might think you're actually out in the plains of Africa. All that you can see past the pool is tall grass and trees. The bar sits up high, overlooking the pool area. You'll find about 15 stools around the bar along with a few umbrella tables and chairs.

Sunday
Apr032011

Sanaa

Animal Kingdom DVC Resort/Kidani Village

Restaurant Hours
Lunch: 11:30am-3pm
Dinner: 5-9:30pm

Sanaa Lounge
11:30am - midnight

Specialty Drinks

Magical Star Cocktail - $10.75
Light up your celebration with X-Fusion Organic Mango and Passion Fruit Liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, and a souvenir Multicolored Glow Cube.
 
African Starr Mojito - $9.75
Starr African Rum, Van der Hum Tangerine Liqueur from South Africa, fresh Mint, and Lime.
 
Malawi Mango Margarita - $9.75
A frozen blend of Tequila, Van der Hum Tangerine Liqueur from South Africa, Mango Purée, and freshly squeezed Lime Juice.

Kande Coconut Cooler -$8.50
A refreshing combination of Starr African Rum, Coconut, Vanilla Ice Cream, and Orange Juice.

Painted Lemur - $8.75
Amarula Fruit Cream Liqueur and Van der Hum Tangerine Liqueur from South Africa, combined in a Chocolate-striped glass inspired by the distinctive striped tail of the Madagascar Lemur.

Draft Beer
Safari Amber - $6.50
Bud Light - $5.75
Kona Longboard -$6.50
Sam Adams Seasonal - $6.50

Bottled Beer
Tusker Premium Lager (Kenya) $7.25
Kingfisher Premium Lager (India) $7.25 

Wine
They have an extensive list of specialty wine from South Africa, along with a wine flight. (Wines available for flight may vary)
 
Pour Quality
Average

Food
An eclectic mix of African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. High-end, yet approachable and comfortable restaurant with authentic, unique flavored foods. View their Lunch Menu and Dinner Menu. Click on the photo below to see the appetizer menu at the bar.

Atmosphere
Full of dark wood, rich colors and subtle animal influenced designs, this is a dark and comfortable lounge to kick back with a cocktail and one of their amazing bread appetizers. The dining room has a full-view window wall looking out to the savanah where you can watch animals roam while enjoying your meal. An upscale, trendy decor, but completely casual and family-friendly for both dinner and lunch. Come as you are and enjoy what we deem as one of the best restaurants on property. If the wait is too long for a table, grab a seat at the bar or one of the tables in the lounge and have an appetizer or two.


Review

The African Starr Mojito is a fresh take on your typical mojito. Made with special African liquors and fresh mint, this is your regular mojito kicked up a notch. Refreshing, crisp and just the right amount of mint make this one classy cocktail to enjoy slowly with your decadent appetizers.
The Malawi Mango Margarita is a smooth, creamy blend of tequila, tangerine liquor and mango puree. Not a quick drink cocktail, this is best enjoyed throughout your entire meal. The addition of the tangerine liquor gives it a unique flavor profile to perk up a typical mango margarita.
 
Monday
Mar212011

Uzima Springs Watering Hole

Animal Kingdom Lodge/Jambo House
Like a mirage in the middle of the serenghti this pool bar bekons you to order a drink. Ok, maybe the heat has gotten to us; this full-service bar is a relaxing place to hang out with one of their specialty drinks on a toasty Florida day.

Hours
Pool hours vary daily, but usually open around noon and close 8-9pm.


Click here for Disney's Pool Bar Drink Menu


Specialty Draft Beer - $6
Safari Amber

Specialty Bottled Beer - $6.75
Tusker, Casa

The bar also features a "Special of the Day" cocktail that is not on the regular menu.

Pour Quality

Average

Food

Only a few bags of chips at the bar, but you can pick up a house phone right next to the bar and order from a variety of sandwiches that will be delivered to you.

Atmosphere

This open-air outdoor bar has about 12 barstools available or you could grab a close table with an umbrella if you'd prefer. They do have a large flat-screen tv at the back of the bar as well. The cute thatched roof makes it look like it's just a little hut out on the plains.
 
 

Sunday
Apr032011

Victoria Falls

Animal Kingdom Lodge/Jambo House
You'll find this dark, intimate and upscale lounge overlooking Boma. The open-air bar is a nice place to wait for your reservation or just enjoy a nice glass of wine. 

Hours
4pm - midnight

Drinks

Disappointingly, there are no unique drinks to this lounge...though oddly a "Victoria Falls Mist" cocktail is available over at Jiko. Ask the bartender for one and they should be able to make it anyway.

Wine
They have an extensive list of wine from South Africa.

Click here for Disney Resort's Cocktail, Beer & Wine Menu 

Pour Quality

Average

Food

You should be able to order off Jiko's menu at the bar. 

Atmosphere

A comfortable little lounge with several seats at the bar along with a few tables and plush chairs. In the afternoon it's a quiet place to carry on a conversation with a friend but as dinner approaches, the bar can get very busy with people waiting for their reservation. Being an open-air bar it provides great views down onto Boma, but can get rather noisy once the restaurant opens. You can take your drink to go and wander the other detailed areas of the resort. Go cuddle up by the fireplace inside, or outside at the firepit.