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
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,
- 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
- 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
- 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
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)
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
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.
Children (3-9): $32.50
(tax & gratuity included)
Park admission required.
Book up to 180 days in advance, through the concierge Itinerary Planning
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
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
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.
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.
more information and to book an excursion, concierge-level guests may
contact their Walt Disney World Resort concierge or resort itinerary
Concierge Contact Details
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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