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Old 05-11-2013, 10:30 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone for your input, getting excited!
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:19 AM   #17
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Just booked a few nights at the lodge for the beginning of September and was very excited UNTIL a friend said that due to the heat the animals do not come out and it is smelly. Can anyone tell me about their experience at the AKL in September?
Haha, smelly, seriously? AKL is one of the best hotels on property. Say hi to Laura at the pool bar. You'll love the pool too.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:28 AM   #18
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We stayed in a room this past Feb that faced the girraffe barn and every morning at 7:30 the animals, girraffe, gizzels, wilda beast would gather by the barn and pace around waiting to be let in. Around 8:00 everyday the animals are herded into the barn for their well check.
Not sure how long they are in the barn but we always saw animals every day. Never did we smell anything fowl.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:03 PM   #19
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stayed there last august. savannah room. was awesome. no smells and definitely animals to be seen. (even down to the swans they made with our bath towels!)
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:23 PM   #20
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Just booked a few nights at the lodge for the beginning of September and was very excited UNTIL a friend said that due to the heat the animals do not come out and it is smelly. Can anyone tell me about their experience at the AKL in September?


It's not smelly at all!

And if you check in the morning and after dark, you'll see many animals. At 11:00 every night we got to see 4 to 5 giraffes eating right if front of us. MAGICAL.

AKL is my favorite resort.

You got savannah view?
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:23 PM   #21
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Stayed there several times and no smells in savannah view rooms. Now, you do have to be home to see the animals. They are gone for about an hour and a half in the morning to go to the barn. And if you come back too late, it's dark and you can't see them. Some spots get better animal viewing than others, but that not that predictable. You do want a lower floor, though, that's key.
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Stayed there several times and no smells in savannah view rooms. Now, you do have to be home to see the animals. They are gone for about an hour and a half in the morning to go to the barn. And if you come back too late, it's dark and you can't see them. Some spots get better animal viewing than others, but that not that predictable. You do want a lower floor, though, that's key.
Yes. Ask for the 2nd floor. It's fantastic.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:21 AM   #23
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We have stayed many times in August with no odor issues and plenty of animals. Time of day does matter for number of animals in view. Feeding time is obviously a good time.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:48 AM   #24
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We stayed in July one year and June another year. VERY HOT! We saw animals everyday. We ate breakfast on the balcony, so the smell could not have been bad.

We are rope drop until early afternoon people, then we head back to the resort before an early dinner.
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