Welcome! With saving $1000 a month for the next year and half, you are looking at a very nice vacation! I don't think AKL Savannah room will be an issue. I've never stayed at AKL but when we went to eat at Boma there, there doesn't seem to be as many animals close by as I'm thinking you're picturing. Don't quote me on it though, I would go to the AKL thread and ask them more specific questions. As far as the hotel itself, it is BEAUTIFUL! I suggest you look into restaurants and ADR's because if this is your first time and maybe only time for a long time, If I were you, I would want to make the most out of the vacation and there are great restaurants to try! You should take a bus to TTC and then take the ferry over like PP said. I think you will have a magical vacation and there are many threads out there so ask away!