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Old 09-08-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Now, in a perfect world, I know I would want to book savannah view. Next year, we are taking family w/ us. We are thinking about AKL. Pointswise, we're not sure if we'll be able to book all savannahview or not, depending on what we want to do with the following year's points.

So, my question is, do you see animals at all(not from rooms) anywhere else in the resort? Meaning, if we don't book savannah views, do we have a decent chance of actually seeing animals while hanging out around the resort at all(not in our rooms) I hope I'm making sense
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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Absolutely! there are many observation areas & the cms are wonderful there. in addition to the observation areas, i remember a giraffe coming our direction by the pool!!!

Animal Programs & Other Recreational Activities

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas offer educational programs and fun activities that are led by our animal experts and offer up-close encounters with the exotic creatures that inhabit the grounds (some of these activities are subject to change):
•Flamingo feeding at Flamingo Pond (flamingo food must be purchased)
•Night vision viewing of animals
•Animal tracking at Arusha Rock
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•African arts and crafts
•Campfire storytelling
•Camp Kidani for families to explore African culture
•Simba's Cubhouse activity center and babysitting
•Pumbaa's Fun & Games Arcade
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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There are huge viewing windows in the hallways at Kidani. So, even if your room faces away from the savannah, you get to see many animals on the walk from the lobby to your room. There is also a great viewing area off of the lobby, off of the community hall, and outside of Sanaa.
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Thanks. That helps a lot! Especially since we don't actually spent a ton of time in our rooms.
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But the real treat at AKV is sitting on the balcony in your PJs in the morning drinking coffee or OJ and watching the animals. You can't do that in the viewing areas.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #6
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But the real treat at AKV is sitting on the balcony in your PJs in the morning drinking coffee or OJ and watching the animals. You can't do that in the viewing areas.
Yes!

Even saying this, however, I do book rooms that aren't savannah view sometimes, because I love AKV!
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #7
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We stayed at AKV, Kidani, Studio, Savanna view with our 2 kids last October. We loved the savanna view--favorite part was sitting on the balcony after the kids fell asleep, sharing a bottle of wine, and watching the animals at night. We had zebras and ostriches right by us. Also, our trip was rainy, so we ended up back in the room more than we'd normally be and enjoyed looking out at the 'wet' animals. If we stay at AKV again, I'd only book a savanna view!
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But the real treat at AKV is sitting on the balcony in your PJs in the morning drinking coffee or OJ and watching the animals. You can't do that in the viewing areas.
I know and would love to do it. We still may. But, we're booking rooms for my mom and my sister's family, so it's A LOT more points for us than usual. That's the only reason we're considering a standard room for this particular trip.
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•Flamingo feeding at Flamingo Pond (flamingo food must be purchased)
I was told that you can observe the Flamingo feeding but not participate. Has that changed?
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:59 PM   #10
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The viewing areas in the lobby have awesome rockers......so relaxing!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:24 PM   #11
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Now, in a perfect world, I know I would want to book savannah view. Next year, we are taking family w/ us. We are thinking about AKL. Pointswise, we're not sure if we'll be able to book all savannahview or not, depending on what we want to do with the following year's points.
Above and beyond the observation area's I've booked a standard view 2br three times over the last year and 1/2 and have gotten partial views of the Pembeh savannah from our balcony!

This was our view Aug 2011 / Feb 2012 and a month ago we had views of the back fence where they had feeding areas with animals morning and night! We've been tickled pink with the views












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Above and beyond the observation area's I've booked a standard view 2br three times over the last year and 1/2 and have gotten partial views of the Pembeh savannah from our balcony!

This was our view Aug 2011 / Feb 2012 and a month ago we had views of the back fence where they had feeding areas with animals morning and night! We've been tickled pink with the views












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But the real treat at AKV is sitting on the balcony in your PJs in the morning drinking coffee or OJ and watching the animals. You can't do that in the viewing areas.
And in the early evening with a glass of wine. Heaven!
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:14 PM   #14
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After seeing those pics, hearing about the rockers, I really want to talk DH into staying there. He's still leaning towards VWL. My sister and mom would LOVE AKL, though. I just know it!!
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And in the early evening with a glass of wine. Heaven!
Ah, yes. Perfect way to end an evening.
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