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Old 02-14-2013, 04:38 AM   #1
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Call me crazy, Animal Kingdom

Donít get me wrong, I am having a great time and love the resort but I am a little disappointed on the animals in the savannah. We have been at the room in the mornings, evenings, and even midday. Other than a few birds, we have not seen more than 2 or 3 animals in the savannah total (all have been these goat looking things). I am not sure what I expected, but I thought there would be a little more. We would stay at AK again in a heartbeat but I canít say I would pay extra for a savannah view. Is this normal or are there usually more animals?
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:53 AM   #2
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We just came back 2 weeks ago, and our view was amazing!!!!! Around 5pm they feed the animals so you have more chance to watch them. Our stay was amazing!!!! I don't know how to upload a picture . Have a wonderful vacations!
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:02 AM   #3
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what savannah were you on? the sunset one is pretty bad for viewing animals.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:05 AM   #4
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It's what turned us off to AK, and I get crucified for saying it.... Savannah view, right side from lobby, way down a wing..... For 3 days, all we saw, was a stork, 1 long horned steer, some small deer far away and one giraffe at feeding time... Other than that it was a dirty, mud strewn field.... Not pleasant to sit nor look at from the balcony .... We couldn't get out of there and never to return!
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
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We didn't even have a Savannah view but we saw tons of animals. We enjoyed going out to the viewing areas each evening.

We liked the overall resort too though. We weren't there just for the animals.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:42 AM   #6
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It's what turned us off to AK, and I get crucified for saying it.... Savannah view, right side from lobby, way down a wing..... For 3 days, all we saw, was a stork, 1 long horned steer, some small deer far away and one giraffe at feeding time... Other than that it was a dirty, mud strewn field.... Not pleasant to sit nor look at from the balcony .... We couldn't get out of there and never to return!
ita that viewing area is horrible..plus there is a strange smell coming from there.
i really enjoyed the arusha savannah and the rest of the resort however.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:16 AM   #7
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We stayed at AKL in a standard room they upgraded us to a savannah view free of charge. It wasn't the best view of the savannah. But I wasn't going to complain I was just happy to have a savannah view.

We didn't see any zebra or giraffes in our area. Only a antelope and birds. I think the animals u see depend on which part of the savannah you are staying in. But we went to the viewing areas to see the other animals.

AKL was the first on site resort we ever stayed at as a family. I loved everything about the resort. I loved all the extras. Our second stay was POR and please no flames it just didn't measure up in my opinion. It was beyond beautiful. But I missed the feel of AKL.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:21 AM   #8
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It's what turned us off to AK, and I get crucified for saying it.... Savannah view, right side from lobby, way down a wing..... For 3 days, all we saw, was a stork, 1 long horned steer, some small deer far away and one giraffe at feeding time... Other than that it was a dirty, mud strewn field.... Not pleasant to sit nor look at from the balcony .... We couldn't get out of there and never to return!
We had lot of animals when we stayed down that way. We were almost to the end of the hall. We always had 3 giraffe-Huey, Dewey & Louie. those really pretty big bull like ones with the big horns. Plus some others. Maybe they move the animals around.


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Old 02-14-2013, 11:56 AM   #9
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Last month we had a Sunset savanna view room on Kudu Trail on the wing where the elevator is located. Had a great view of Kidani and saw almost all of the animals: 4 giraffes, 6 zebras, a variety or birds and ostriches, all of the horned animals and antelope-like ones too. The people across the hall from us had only seen birds. We did notice that AKL changes the feeding locations to keep the animals moving and rotating through.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:05 PM   #10
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When we stayed there last, we were on Zebra trail, near the outer end. We never failed to see several different species of animals- cattle, kudu, zebra, giraffes, different antelope or gazelles, storks and cranes of various kinds. And the grounds certainly weren't a muddy mess. We were actually quite impressed by how good the savannah looked, given the number of animals that were always present. Perhaps you were just unlucky. Sucks, but it happens.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:13 PM   #11
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When we were there last year we stayed in Jambo, to the back, make a right (right near that indoor fire pit) past the pool on the right. We never saw zebras or giraffes from our savannah view, but we saw lots of (forgive me I can't remember what they were called there) goats, cow/bull critters, & lots of birds, most of the time when we saw animals it was at night after dark. I thought it was really cool to sit out on the balcony with a little wine and see who came to party with us.

If I were just discussing what I saw during the day I would've been a little disappointed, because the animals made themselves scarce during the day.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:38 PM   #12
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Wow, I have pics of giraffe, zebras, and ankole cattle from our several visits to AKL..No matter what time of day, something was always out there.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #13
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My friend spent her Disneymoon there; they were right where the animals were let in on the savannah every morning and taken out every night.

Their ritual every morning was to make a pot of coffee and sit out on the balcony and watch them bring the animals in every morning. They had some fantastic pics!
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:26 PM   #14
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When we stayed there in 2011, we saw giraffes every day--morning and night, zebras, the cow looking things with horns (sorry...forgot their names) and many other animals. I can't wait to stay there again in 2014.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:34 PM   #15
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That's bizarre. There's always lots of animals out. Go talk to one of the guides or ask the concierge. They can tell you when to look where, because there's a definite schedule. E.g. when the bell rings (which happens at fixed times) all the animals know to go to the pens.

During the day, all the animals should be out.
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