I am attempting my first TR, but unfortunately no pics as my camera was dying and I forgot my charger. I did get a few shots, and will try to post them if I can but they won't be in any particular order. Day 1- It was just me and my two daughters flying down, ages 3 and 5, so I had my hands full from the get-go. We flew down on a 10 o'clock flight out of Newark, and I managed to get us there, park, and simultaneously lug the bags and herd the girls to the gate. It was an overbooked flight and they were offering $300 credits to wait for the 11:30, and I was really tempted but the girls were already out of sorts from the early rise so I declined. The flight arrived early, and made our way to ME. We had no checked luggage as my wife was already down in Florida on business, and had taken some of the girls things with her in her suitcase. ME was very frustrating, I don't know if this is typical but we had 3 stops before AKV? Pop Century, Coronado, and another that I can't remember. It took us over an hour to get to Jambo. I was quite frustrated, but oh well we were here. Jambo is a very impressive resort. I loved the lobby, and found it easy to acclimate. We had a 1BR Savannah view, and immediately the girls were blown away as there was about 10 animals outside the room. We were in 5266. All was well until my older daughter called me into the bathroom to point out that there was .ahem ..dried blood on the toilet down the front and onto the bathroom floor. It was enough blood so as to make me ponder if I should call housekeeping, or a detective? I went with housekeeping. To their credit, they arrived in minutes and I ushered the girls to the pool to get out of their way. We spent about an hour in the pool before the inevitable afternoon storm, which drove us back indoors. We checked out the lobby again before heading back up to get ready for dinner. We had a reservation at Jiko. I was STARVING, so I ordered two appetizers (the boar and the seared tuna), and for dinner I had the fish. It was excellent. After dinner we went back to the room to change back into suits to do a "late night" swim (8:30 is late for my 3 year old!). Before heading down I tried to open the pullout, but was not able to. I called down and got a bit of an attitude, as if I was not reading the instructions right. "Did you find the black strap and pull it?" I wanted to say, "No, I just stared at it and hoped it would open but it didn't." Instead I told her that I had spent 10 minutes pulling and was afraid I'd break something. She said she'd send up a maintenance guy. He arrived before we even left, but quickly realized something was wrong .and said, "I need to get Engineering up here. They have a special tool for this." We left, swam, watched some of the movie and then returned to the room exhausted but the bed was still not open, and was still stuck. I called and explained that somebody was supposed to come from engineering with a special tool, and the housekeeper said, "what special tool?"; I felt silly, as if I might be the special tool in this equation. She put me on hold, and came back a moment later to tell me somebody would come up. Another 20 minutes passed, both of my girls were now asleep in the sleeper chair, and I was exasperated, so I called back--but as I dialed there was a knock at the door. Sure enough, there was indeed a special tool. It worked. I moved my older DD to the big bed and was asleep before I even made it under the covers. Thoughts on AKV Jambo: Really liked it, albeit a short stay. Loved the theming. Liked the pool, it wasn't great but we are BCV members so are sort of spoiled by SAB. I am very excited to stay at Kidani in November. Jiko was great, I wish we could have tried Boma but I did walk through and check out the food and it looked really good. I really liked how Mara was right next to the pool, having a quick service place like that where you can eat outside is key. Overall the room was great, we would stay here again in a heartbeat. Next up .Day 2, our move to BWV, a room without a view .and a pleasant surprise!