My family and I recently returned from our week vacation staying at Kidani Village (4/19-4/26). This is the second time we have stayed here (2010). We had a 1bd savannah view. First my positive thoughts: The animals were enjoyable to see and the rooms are beautifully decorated. We were very lucky with bus service being there when we got to the bus stop almost every time. Being picked up and dropped off first is a great benefit as there were always a significant greater amount of people staying at Jambo House. The pool area is excellent. They have a good water slide and a fun child play area as well. The airline bag check in is indoors!!!! I lost 8 pounds on this trip. Negative thoughts: It is a big resort. We had a room very very far from the lobby and bus stop. We definitely got our exercise. My wife felt the lighting was too dark in the rooms. I like it dark so it didn't bother me. Although I enjoyed myself, I doubt I will return here in the next decade. The reason is that this resort is so far away from the parks. Even the ride to the Animal Kingdom even takes a while. Plain and simple it is far away from everything. Although I think SSR is less attractive, there close proximity to Downtown Disney is a huge plus. I don't plan on staying at SSR either.