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Old 07-10-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Any AKV (Jambo House) Standard 1BR's with partial savanna view?

When we were at AKV (Jambo) last year, we stayed in a standard room that was at the very end of the hall and had a very partial savanna view. We loved it because all the animals gathered there in the morning before they were taken backstage and several animals hung out in that area all day. We'd request that room/hall again, but it was a studio and we have a 1BR this time. Does anyone know of any standard 1BR's that have a similar view?

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Old 07-10-2012, 01:57 PM   #2
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There were some Savanna View rooms that were reclassified as Standard View.
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I'm going to say there probably are. We were just there in May and had one of those studios and it was a lock off with a door that had to lead to a 1 bedroom. That 1 bedroom would have had the same view as us so I think you have a good shot of those rooms.

I loved it!!!
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #4
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Yes they do. My sister stayed in a 1BR at Jambo. It was a standard but she said she saw the animals. She was in the last bead. I wish I remembered what room she was in.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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There are some, not many, savanna views that were reclassified as standard effective beginning of 2011 and I believe it includes a couple closer to the front of the building on the Kudo trail side. If you had that studio at the end of the hall it was part of a 2BR lock-off, and the 1BR part is also classified as standard now.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #6
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I'm pretty sure we were in 5544, a 1BR standard that had a great view of the savanna.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:47 AM   #7
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Thank you! I'm going to add a request for that same area, then! (It was in the last group of rooms off of Kudu Trail.)
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #8
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I am maintaining a list of reclassified rooms in Jambo House. Here is what I have so far. You can look up the location of each of these rooms on this map.

Recatagorized Savanna View Rooms:

5203: Studio, Lobby, Sunset side (hansel1)
5228: 1BR, Sunset, over a people pen (P&B's Mom)
5234: 1BR, Sunset, inside corner of first spur, "Fantastic savanna view" (Doug7856)
5238: Dedicated studio by a stairwell, Sunset (Anal Annie)
5257: Studio, Sunset, near inside corner inside first spur, people pen (NHGoofy)
5384: Studio, Sunset, next to exit stairs at end of Kudu trail
5528: Dtudio, Uzima, in a corner next to last spur (b-1)
5543: 1BR, Uzima, in a corner on outside of last spur - not verified
5544: 1BR, Uzima, in a corner on inside of last spur (TwinsFan)
5545: Studio, Uzima, near a corner on outside of last spur (KAT4DISNEY)
5549: 1BR, Far side of last spur off Zebra Trail, near fence between Arusha and Uzima (mousefan1972)
????: 1BR located above the check-in desk (Magic3forme)
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #9
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We stayed in 1bed 5549 in 2008. It was supposedly a savanna view. It overlooked the fenced off evacuation zone to the north east of jambo house and then out onto the savanna. However due to the mud pit, the animals couldn't get within a reasonable distance of the lodge there.

Terrible savanna view. Gave me a very bad taste in my mouth that that was a savanna room. I complained and got the sorry phone call from member services.

I have recently discovered that that room has now been reclassified as a standard room. Now, if I had paid standard points and got that room, I would actually have been chuffed!

Just goes to show eh!
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:16 PM   #10
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I am maintaining a list of reclassified rooms in Jambo House. Here is what I have so far. You can look up the location of each of these rooms on this map.

Recatagorized Savanna View Rooms:

5203: Studio, Lobby, Sunset side (hansel1)
5228: 1BR, Sunset, over a people pen (P&B's Mom)
5234: 1BR, Sunset, inside corner of first spur, "Fantastic savanna view" (Doug7856)
5238: Dedicated studio by a stairwell, Sunset (Anal Annie)
5257: Studio, Sunset, near inside corner inside first spur, people pen (NHGoofy)
5384: Studio, Sunset, next to exit stairs at end of Kudu trail
5528: Dtudio, Uzima, in a corner next to last spur (b-1)
5543: 1BR, Uzima, in a corner on outside of last spur - not verified
5544: 1BR, Uzima, in a corner on inside of last spur (TwinsFan)
5545: Studio, Uzima, near a corner on outside of last spur (KAT4DISNEY)
5549: 1BR, Far side of last spur off Zebra Trail, near fence between Arusha and Uzima (mousefan1972)
????: 1BR located above the check-in desk (Magic3forme)
Add 5580 (1br) to the list I can post pictures once we return.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:33 PM   #11
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5372 is a standard category studio with a great savanna view.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:59 PM   #12
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Savannah View?

Anybody stayed in 5455?

What was the view like?
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:26 PM   #13
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I am maintaining a list of reclassified rooms in Jambo House. Here is what I have so far. You can look up the location of each of these rooms on this map.

Recatagorized Savanna View Rooms:

5203: Studio, Lobby, Sunset side (hansel1)
5228: 1BR, Sunset, over a people pen (P&B's Mom)
5234: 1BR, Sunset, inside corner of first spur, "Fantastic savanna view" (Doug7856)
5238: Dedicated studio by a stairwell, Sunset (Anal Annie)
5257: Studio, Sunset, near inside corner inside first spur, people pen (NHGoofy)
5384: Studio, Sunset, next to exit stairs at end of Kudu trail
5528: Dtudio, Uzima, in a corner next to last spur (b-1)
5543: 1BR, Uzima, in a corner on outside of last spur - not verified
5544: 1BR, Uzima, in a corner on inside of last spur (TwinsFan)
5545: Studio, Uzima, near a corner on outside of last spur (KAT4DISNEY)
5549: 1BR, Far side of last spur off Zebra Trail, near fence between Arusha and Uzima (mousefan1972)
????: 1BR located above the check-in desk (Magic3forme)
We stayed in a two bedroom lock-off, reclassified standard view room. We were in 5253 and 5255. You could see some animals, mostly birds, the giraffes at night and the roan antelope.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:11 PM   #14
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We stayed in a two bedroom lock-off, reclassified standard view room. We were in 5253 and 5255. You could see some animals, mostly birds, the giraffes at night and the roan antelope.
Thanks for the report. Here is an updated list:

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5203: Studio, Lobby, Sunset side (hansel1)
5228: 1BR, Sunset, over a people pen (P&B's Mom)
5234: 1BR, Sunset, inside corner of first spur, "Fantastic savanna view" (Doug7856)
5238: Dedicated studio by a stairwell, Sunset (Anal Annie)
5253: 1BR, Sunset, near people pen. Some animals and birds visible.(Camshell)
5255: Studio, near people pen.  Saw giraffes, antelopes and birds.(Camshell)
5257: Studio, Sunset, near inside corner inside first spur, people pen (NHGoofy)
5322: Studio, Sunset, over a people pen (Simba's Mom)
5345: Studio, Sunset, near a people pen (com_op_2000)
5348: Studio, Sunset, view of people pen and animal barns (rlduvall) 
5372: Studio, Sunset, in a corner above the last spur near a "people pen" (erionm); "great view" (ryanmcin)
5384: Studio, Sunset, next to exit stairs at end of Kudu trail (rlduvall)
5522: Studio, Uzima, just before the last spur, over a people pen (mmmagic7754)
5528: Studio, Uzima, in a corner next to last spur (b-1)
5543: 1BR, Uzima, in a corner on outside of last spur - not verified
5544: 1BR, Uzima, in a corner on inside of last spur (TwinsFan, Splashboat)
5545: Studio, Uzima, near an inside corner on outside of last spur (KAT4DISNEY)
5548: Studio, Uzima, near corner on inside of last spur (WDW_Diane)
5549: 1BR, Far side of last spur off Zebra Trail, near Arusha/Uzima fence (mousefan1972)
5580: 1BR, Arusha/Uzima border, last 1BR on Zebra/Uzima (eandesmom)
5582: Studio, Arusha/Uzima border, 2nd to last room on Zebra trail (extraredstuff)
5584: Studio, Arusha/Uzima border, last room on Zebra trail next to exit stairs (Ansky)

????: 1BR located above the check-in desk (Magic3forme)
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