Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

2901 Osceola Pkwy., Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, United States

Giraffes, zebras, and other wildlife roam three 11-acre savannas separated by the encircling arms of this grand hotel, designed to resemble a kraal, or animal enclosure, in Africa. Entering the vast atrium lobby is like entering a cathedral with a roof formed of thatch rather than marble. A massive clay chimney structure dominates the right-hand side of the four-story lobby. Cultural ambassadors give talks about their African homelands, the animals, and the often museum-quality artwork on display; evenings include storytelling sessions around the fire circle on the Arusha Rock terrace. Meals in two spectacular restaurants are African themed.


  • extraordinary wildlife and cultural experiences
  • excellent on-site restaurants: Jiko, Boma, and Sanaa
  • breakfast buffet in Boma is a bargain


  • shuttle to parks other than Animal Kingdom can take more than an hour
  • guided savanna tours available only to guests on the concierge level, where the least expensive room is $100 a night higher than the least expensive rooms in other parts of the hotel


Phones: 407-938–3000


972 rooms, 499 suites and villas
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted No meals