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Old 01-31-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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AKL Tips??? 1st time staying here!! :)

Hi everyone, this will be our first time staying at AKL. Does anyone have any tips on what we can do to enhance our stay? I don't want to go home & say ohhh noo I wish I would have known about (blank**).. All tips, suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:07 PM   #2
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are u staying at Jambo or Kidani?
and what type of room?
you can use the pools at both resorts, there is a van outside of both to take you to the other building. Kidani has a room with a pool table and stuff to do for the kids close to the lobby. We always have to eat at Boma at Jambo, the grills are at Kidani. My kids love to watch the nightly movies by the pool at the end of the day at Jambo house. You have to try the zebra snacks. You can also walk to the other building but we never do.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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Unless the OP is a DVC member staying on points I don't think they can use the community hall at Kidani. Maybe it is different there, but every other DVC resort we have stayed in they ask for a room key to use the equipment. OP, you will love AKL. Assuming you are staying at Jambo, you will be blown away by the lobby. All original African artwork, fireplaces inside and out with rocking chairs. African storytellers, a culinary tour at Boma, CM's outside of Boma do drum circles, cm's just outside the back lobby answering questions about the animals there....lots to do. You will get a schedule of events for the week when you check in. I think AKL Jambo is the perfect mix of stimulating and relaxing if that makes sense.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:21 PM   #4
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We are staying at Jambo, thank you guys!
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:12 PM   #5
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It's our first time staying there too! We will also be at Jambo House when are you going?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:13 PM   #6
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Night time viewing was excellent!! Go out to the observation rock and see them all at night. Also the talks about the animals from the experts. No point staying at AKL and not focussing on the animals! hehe.

ENJOY!

Also: You really should go to Sanaa... wonderful restaurant!
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
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If you have kiddos traveling with you - they have different activities for them to participate in to earn *beads* - my kids loved this (animal tracking - BONGO (animal themed BINGO etc..) - You will receive an activities list when you check in with all the times.
The gift shop is one of the best on property - plan to spend some time there.
Be sure to check out the fire pit and animal viewing areas at night - you never know what might stroll up to the edge of the areas in the dark.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:59 PM   #8
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I hope you have time to enjoy the resort itself so much to see & do. We spent 2 half days at the report itself.

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Is there any chance of seeing lions at AKL?
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:11 PM   #10
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It's our first time too in December. We are staying in Kidani savannah view studio.

Keep the wonderful tips coming
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:40 PM   #11
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As a lot of WDW resorts do, AKL had a scavenger hunt list while we were there. You asked for the list at the front desk and it had clues that led you to different parts of the resort to find the answer. Our family spent a very fun afternoon doing this and really enjoyed it. We have done the hunts at other disney resorts, but remember this as one of our favorites. If they still have it, we recommend giving it a try. Enjoy your stay.
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Is there any chance of seeing lions at AKL?
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:02 PM   #13
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Hi everyone, this will be our first time staying at AKL. Does anyone have any tips on what we can do to enhance our stay? I don't want to go home & say ohhh noo I wish I would have known about (blank**).. All tips, suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
Our first stay too. We will be arriving March 9 and can't wait. My DH and I will celebrate our anniversary mid week.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:53 PM   #14
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First timers here reporting in! DD16 and I will be there March 1st -March 6th staying in Jambo house. Ate there at Boma years ago and was blown away by the lobby alone XD That was when I vowed we would stay there when the right package deal came along lol can't wait! =3
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:22 PM   #15
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OP: Gave you several tips/ideas of things to do at AKL on your other thread with this same question. Be sure to check your first thread out.
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