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Animal Kingdom Dining Guide

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is home to Disney Vacation Club’s Kidani Village and Jambo House offerings. With savanna views and animal encounters right at your hotel, there is nothing like Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World resort. Guests will also find some of the most incredible flavors and themed eats you can only get here. Jambo House is considered the main lobby of the overall resort and hosts a few more of the dining options. This resort feels expansive but it’s still walkable for those willing to put some steps in. There is also an internal resort bus that goes between Jambo House and Kidani Village. This will be helpful if you’re staying in one section of the resort but want to dine in the other. Let’s take a look at the Jambo House and Kidani Village dining options.

Jambo House and Kidani Village Grab and Go, Quick Service and Mobile Order

Boma Dining

The Mara is Animal Kingdom Lodge’s quick service restaurant and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Keep an eye out for hidden Mickeys here! Breakfast is done American style and lunch and dinner have a few options for more adventurous tastes. You can also find the fan favorite Zebra Domes dessert at this dining location. Zebra Domes are a popular mousse and cream treat. The striped design pays homage to the animals you might see roaming on a savanna here. Note: The Mara is very close to the pool at Jambo House so you can grab lunch to go for poolside dining. There is ample outdoor seating to enjoy the atmosphere surrounded by straw roofs, beautiful blues of the large pool and lush green landscaping. For room snacks and to stock your room fridge, there is a merchandise shop in each lobby.

Jambo House and Kidani Village Lounges


Lounges at Disney World often consist of a bar, tables and chairs and some more secluded seating areas. At Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar you can order from the full Jiko menu. This is also a lovely spot for appetizers and wine pairings. Victoria Falls Lounge surrounds guests in rich theming. It provides great views in its location between the lobby of Jambo House and the Boma restaurant. The Sanaa Lounge setting consists of a bar and a few tables and offers cocktails and adult beverages. One of the Sanaa menu items you can get here is the celebrated Indian-style Bread Service. 

Jambo House and Kidani Village Poolside Dining

Uzima Springs Pool Bar is located at the large pool at Jambo House with a substantial selection of cocktails and other adult beverages. Remember The Mara quick service restaurant is nearby for poolside meals or snacks. Maji Pool Bar is located at the pool Kidani Village and has grown up drinks, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts.

Jambo House and Kidani Village Table Service and Signature Dining

Sanaa Naan

Sanaa delights guests with some of the most exciting flavors at Disney. This restaurant is just below the Kidani Village lobby and overlooks Sunset Savanna.  I’m always hoping to spot a giraffe, zebra or ostrich on my visit. The Indian-style Bread Service at Sanaa is a top contender for best menu items at Walt Disney World. It’s naan bread paired with an array of delightful dips and spreads. The Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Mango Chutney, Tomato-Date Jam, and Coriander Chutney are personal favorites. Sanaa’s Potjie Inspired entree gives diners options to choose from. The Cilantro-Coconut Vegetables are very different, memorable and have me returning when I get a craving. Jiko – The Cooking Place is a highly rated restaurant with flavors of the continent of Africa. The menu changes seasonally and keep in mind this signature dining spot has a dress code. Boma – Flavors of Africa is an all you care to enjoy buffet with tastes you’ll be thinking about after your meal is over. Boma is no doubt one of the top 5 restaurants among the dvc resorts. Some top picks along the buffet are the Carrot Ginger Soup and Zebra Domes dessert.

For menus, pricing and more information see Animal Kingdom Lodge dining.If you like interesting dining experiences, inquire about offerings and availability for wine tastings, dining on safari or with an animal specialist. Discover the wonder of the resort in this review of Disney’s Animal Kingdom villas.

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Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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