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Old 10-13-2012, 11:17 PM   #2821
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....I just noticed the time - I guess you'll probably get snacks and drinks/bottled water(?)
No food is included.

Water may be, but I doubt it. It's only an hour, and it's very late at night so less immediate need for re hydration.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:59 PM   #2822
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We had a great 2 nights at AKL 10/5-10/7. It was our first time staying at the Lodge. We had an amazing room, Arusha view 2515. We had giraffes and ankole and more right outside our window! It was our last 2 nights of a 10 night trip. We really got to enjoy the resort and relax. We declined mousekeeping because of our short stay, but our mousekeepers on floor were so nice! We ate at Mara, awesome. Boma breakfast was great as always. We did pin trading with the King Pin which was super fun. Definitely has one of the best gift shops on property.

That little playground by the main pool is amazing! I didn't notice anything like that at other deluxes, can anyone with kids comment on if other deluxes or resorts have playgrounds?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:16 AM   #2823
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We had a great 2 nights at AKL 10/5-10/7. It was our first time staying at the Lodge. We had an amazing room, Arusha view 2515. We had giraffes and ankole and more right outside our window! It was our last 2 nights of a 10 night trip. We really got to enjoy the resort and relax. We declined mousekeeping because of our short stay, but our mousekeepers on floor were so nice! We ate at Mara, awesome. Boma breakfast was great as always. We did pin trading with the King Pin which was super fun. Definitely has one of the best gift shops on property.

That little playground by the main pool is amazing! I didn't notice anything like that at other deluxes, can anyone with kids comment on if other deluxes or resorts have playgrounds?
Glad you enjoyed your trip. Our kids love to play on the playground at AKL. I know that at least Wilderness Lodge has a play area, but it's out In the sun near the beach and my kids always find it so hot that they don't use it. I know Ft. wilderness also has a playground area as we have used it while waiting to eat dinner.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:28 AM   #2824
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Glad you enjoyed your trip. Our kids love to play on the playground at AKL. I know that at least Wilderness Lodge has a play area, but it's out I'm the sun near the each and my kids always find it so hot that they don't use it. I know Ft. wilderness also has a playground area as we have used it while waiting to eat dinner.
Thank you! I think AKL is possibly the best resort for people with kiddos (and moolah lol)!
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Hello all...jumping in to this thread....

Plans are BC with the whole family for a week, and AKL for the kids and I for a week in June (DH can only take a week vacation and I teach high school).

Right now, I've booked an Arusha view...is that good? I seriously don't know and all the view stuff confused me. The CM on the phone said the Arusha view rooms would be like in the center of the "horseshoe" shape...is that right?

eta: What specific room requests should I add to my reservation with this kind of view?
I like to be on the same side as pool. Zebra Trail. We had a room in the 2nd pod, upper floor, and really liked it. Friend had a room looking out on watering hole and she thought that was great too.
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Does anyone know which rooms in Jambo are the DVC villas? With all the times we've been there, I've never been able to tell and it isn't marked on the resort map.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:54 PM   #2827
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All of the 5th floor and the 6th floor are DVC villas. The 6th floor is taken up by the CL DVC villas.

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:12 AM   #2828
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Water may be, but I doubt it. It's only an hour, and it's very late at night so less immediate need for re hydration.
....that makes sense - if it's only an hour long, food would not be part of the equation...
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Does anyone know who you call to book this safari? I'm thinking of doing it the night I check into Kidani.
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Does anyone know who you call to book this safari? I'm thinking of doing it the night I check into Kidani.
Alison - I'm waiting for an answer to your question.

So far I was told the tour takes place on the Sunset Savanna; $75/person; 10 years and older; Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 pm.
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Alison - I'm waiting for an answer to your question.

So far I was told the tour takes place on the Sunset Savanna; $75/person; 10 years and older; Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 pm.
....I thought it was supposed to be $70, not $75....did the price go up ALREADY???
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....I thought it was supposed to be $70, not $75....did the price go up ALREADY???
A CM at Kidani gave me this information. I'm waiting to hear from Guest Services at WDW for all the info on the tour.
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I have to call MS tomorrow morning for another booking out at DL, so I'll ask them if they know.
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Does anyone know which rooms in Jambo are the DVC villas? With all the times we've been there, I've never been able to tell and it isn't marked on the resort map.
TIA!
Everything on the 5th (standard, savanna, value) and 6th (concierge) floor.
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