AKL Jambo or Kidani

Discussion in 'DVC Resorts' started by Bouncin-Tigger, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Bouncin-Tigger

    Bouncin-Tigger DVC + DIS = Expensive Habit

    Jan 25, 2009
    Thinking of booking a short trip and have a few AKL questions:
    We prefer to stay near the main lobby where BOMA is located which side is that?
    Which bus stop is first?
    Where is the counter service?
    Which side has the better pool?
  2. MinnieVanMom

    MinnieVanMom DIS Veteran

    Mar 9, 2008
    Jumbo is the answer to all your questions. We felt it had a larger pool, busier but nicer. Also it has a full counter service restaurant.

    We just like it there.
  3. erionm

    erionm DIS Veteran

    Dec 6, 2008
    Boma is located in Jambo House.
    Only Jambo House has Counter Service.
    Theme Park Buses go from Kidani Village to Jambo House to Theme Park.
    Downtown Disney Buses go from Jambo House to Kidani Village to Downtown Disney.
  4. drusba

    drusba I went to Iowa once, and it was closed.

    Aug 19, 1999
    As noted above, Boma is in the Jambo building which is the original AKL. To be close to Boma you would reserve Jambo and make a non guaranteed request for Zebra Trail and close to lobby or restaurant area. Nevertheless understand that the better savanna views are not the rooms in that area; best are actually somewhat away from lobby. Boma, Mara (the counter service), and Jiko (table service) are all located in the same area in Jambo along Zebra Trail near the lobby.
  5. Harlemgirl720

    Harlemgirl720 DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2007
    Depends on what you are getting. If its 1 or 2 bedrooms then Kidani. Has the extra bathroom and separate tub and shower.

    Buses stop at Kidani first except for the Downtown Disney bus. I think the pool is better at Kidani especially if you have small kids. They have a splash area with great fountains and such.

    Yes all the food is at Jambo except for Sanaa.

    All DVC rooms are on the top two floors at Jambo so a Savannah view won't be that great. You will be looking down on the animals.

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