Wondering whether you should choose Kidani Village or Jambo House for your next DVC stay? Check out our Jambo House vs. Kidani Village breakdown, including even more reader reviews!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas is the Disney Vacation Club property at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Disney Vacation Club, commonly known as DVC, is Disney’s timeshare component, comprised of seven Disney World properties (including Animal Kingdom Villas and Bay Lake Tower housed at the Contemporary Resort), two external properties (Hilton Head, NC, and Vero Beach, FL), and a network of partner properties all over the world.
The Animal Kingdom Villas is made up of two areas:
- Jambo House, located on floors 5 and 6 of the main Animal Kingdom Lodge, has been open since 2007 and was the initial phase of the Villas’ construction containing 134 studio and one bedroom villas.
- Kidani Village, a completely separate construction next to the existing Animal Kingdom Lodge complex, opened in May 2009 with an additional villas, and houses several extra amenities, including the Villas’ Johari Treasures Gift Shop, Sanaa Restaurant, Survival of the Fittest Fitness Center, and Safari so Good Arcade.
Also available to guests of Kidani Village and Jambo house are the Villas’ Community Hall; barbecue pavilion; and shuffleboard, tennis, and basketball courts.
Finally, Disney has added a signficantly sized zero-entry pool–Samawati Springs–with slides, the Uwanja Camp wet activity play area, two whirlpool spas, and the Maji Pool Bar.
The Animal Kingdom Villas accommodations options include studios with kitchenettes, one- and two-bedroom villas with kitchens, and Grand Villas.
Note that laundry facilities are free for DVC members. If you are staying in a studio in Jambo House, laundry facilities are located on the 5th Floor, Zebra Trail. If you’re in a studio at Kidani Village, laundry facilities are on the lobby floor. For guests with a one-bedroom or larger villa, you will have a washer/dryer in your villa.
Check out a larger version of the map on our Animal Kingdom Lodge maps and printed materials page.