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Animal Kingdom Lodge Concierge

Kilimanjaro Club at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offers guests of its 74 club-level rooms and suites the opportunity to book the exclusive Wanyama Safari followed by dinner and wine pairing at the resort's fine-dining restaurant, Jiko-The Cooking Place. Another option is the Sunrise Safari with private breakfast at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park.

Concierge rooms are located on the 4th floor, with the concierge lounge on the 6th floor. Suites are located on the 2nd through 4th floors.

Concierge level guests have the same room amenities as standard rooms, plus:

  • Comfy robes available in your room
  • Turndown service
  • Staff available prior to and during your visit for reservations and vacation planning
  • Access to the exclusive Kilimanjaro Club featuring Continental breakfast, snacks and evening wine and cheese reception
  • Ability to participate in the Sunrise Safari Breakfast Adventure — an exclusive early-morning tour of Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park — offered only to a limited number of Club Concierge-level Guests for an additional fee
  • Ability to participate in the Wildlife Discovery Excursion — an exclusive guided tour of Kilimanjaro Safaris® at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park — offered only to a limited number of Club Concierge-level Guests for an additional fee

Concierge Offerings

Lounge location & opening hours -
6th Floor, Main Building -- 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Macheo (Sunrise Offering)
6:30am - 7am
Coffee and assorted juices

Miamko (Adventurous Awakenings)
7:00am - 10:30am
Fresh fruits, juices, muffins, pastries, and cereals.

Vitafunio (Safari Snacks)
11:30am to 3:00pm
African Snacks and beverages

Chai (Afternoon Tea)
3:00pm- 4:30pm
Loose leaf teas, assorted scones, desserts, cookies and biscuits.

Kisikusiku (Twighlight Offerings)
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Assorted wines, hors d'oeuvres, and specialty appetizers from Boma & Jiko. Offerings vary daily.

Rehema (Evening Indulgences)
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Desserts and Cordials

All Day
7am - 10pm
Whole fresh fruit & beverages

Sunrise Safari Breakfast Adventure

Available only to Animal Kingdom Lodge concierge guests, on Thursdays and Sundays, meeting at 7am (time may change).
After being taken by bus to Animal Kingdom, guests are taken on a private 45-60 minute adventure on Kilimanjaro Safari.
The jeep will make stops so that guests can take photos of the animals, and ask any questions they may have.
After a special buffet breakfast in a private room at Tusker House Restaurant, guests are given a fastpass to ride the regular Kilimanjaro Safari.

Adults: $65
Children (3-9): $32.50
(tax & gratuity included)
Park admission required.

Book up to 180 days in advance, through the concierge Itinerary Planning Office.

Wanyama Sunset Safari

Whispering winds sweep across the balmy, Africa-like plain, a peaceful sanctuary at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. From balconies overlooking the savannahs, hotel guests marvel as creatures large and small roam the grasses, forage for food and play in harmony.

But now Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge club-level (concierge) guests can actually enter this serene animal reserve for an up-close personal encounter -- thanks to the Wanyama Safari experience.

Just before sunset four nights a week, adventurers gather outside the 1,293-room lodge with a guide who readies the group for a traditional game-viewing safari. Up to eight persons can board a specially designed pop-top vehicle for a bird's eye view of a typical North African safari.

Safari-goers are absorbed in careful observation as the vehicle moves along the Uzima savannah, the first of three picturesque savannahs that horseshoe the majestic lodge. A pair of female reticulated giraffes from Northern Kenya pause from browsing and gracefully move within feet of the vehicle. Guests' cameras and videos are poised to capture an unforgettable encounter with the tallest of the land mammals.

The hotel's savannahs are home to more than 200 mammals and exotic birds representing a cross-section of the African palette -- bongo, greater kudu, zebra, wildebeest, spiral-horned antelope, impala, African spoonbills and pink-backed pelicans, to name a few. Even the once-endangered national bird of South Africa, the blue crane, has found a home at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

A customary South African "sundowner" rounds out the safari experience. Fresh-squeezed guava/pineapple juice, dried beef, figs and nuts are shared with guests in a ceremonial moment.

The second part of the journey leads to the resort's signature restaurant, Jiko-The Cooking Place, where a savory South African feast awaits safari-goers. Flavors of Africa fill the air in a memorable meal blending regional spices and grains.

The experience begins with a basket of warm kalamata olive flatbreads and African dips, followed by maize tamales with herb and white truffle oil, lentil pastilles and cinnamon-spiced beef rolls. Entrees such as oak-roasted filet of beef and chermoula-basted and roasted chicken with mashed potatoes, olives and roasted garlic are served family-style. Popular South African wines are paired with each course, which includes a sweet display of desserts.

The Wanyama Safari is offered to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge adult club-level guests on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, starting approximately one hour before sunset.
The tour cost is $170 per person + tax ($179 per person + tax from 2011). Price includes tour, meal, and gratuity) Not available for guests under the age of 8.  (Not included in Magic Your Way Packages)
For reservations, contact 407/938-4755.

Wildlife Discovery Excursion

Walt Disney World Resort concierge-level guests can venture off the beaten path of the Harambe Wildlife Reserve at Disney's Animal Kingdom for a unique wildlife discovery excursion. Led by a seasoned safari guide and an animal expert, the adventure takes guests beyond the safari trail, stopping at special observation and photo areas throughout the 110-acre savannah of the reserve.

Small groups (no more than 14 guests) travel in a custom-designed, climate-controlled vehicle for the one-hour excursion, offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Cost is $50 per guest with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund.

Tour to be discontinued after December 19, 2010.

For more information and to book an excursion, concierge-level guests may contact their Walt Disney World Resort concierge or resort itinerary planning office.

Concierge Contact Details

Phone: 407-938-4755
Fax: 407-938-4759
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Itinerary Planning Office
2901 Osceola Parkway
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Please note - these are only to be used by guests who have reservations in a concierge room.

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