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Starlight Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Are Back!

by Melissa Roden · March 10, 2022

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We’ve got some exciting news to share with fans of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge .  Their beloved Starlight Safaris evening tour is BACK!

This is one of the magical add-ons you can pick to make your stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge truly memorable. I mean what’s better then winding down your day with an after-dark tour of Disney’s African savannas and wildlife.  

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During the one hour tour you’ll climb aboard an open-sides safari vehicle and feel the rush of night air as you travel past lush scenery looking for over 30 species of wildlife that call Animal Kingdom Lodge home! 

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Worried you won’t be able to see? Don’t worry! Animal Kingdom Lodge has you covered. Guests will be provided with a night vision device.  You won’t believe everything you’re able to see including zebras, giraffes, wildebeests and antelopes!  

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As you can see from the image taken from disneyworld.com , the experience is available to guests at $89.00 per person 

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Right now it looks as if there will be two tours daily, one at 8:30 pm and another at 10 pm.  However, spaces are limited and spots fill up incredibly fast so making a reservation well in advance is essential! 

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Aren’t staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge? No need to worry!  Guests staying at a Walt Disney World resort may also book. 

Here are a few additional details you’ll want to know: 

  • Reservations can be made using the My Disney Experience app
  • Guests must be 8 years or older and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • WARNING: The experience is a rugged safari ride over an open savanna.  Participants should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, back or neck problems, motion sickness or other conditions that might get aggravated. Expecting mothers should not participate. 
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated. 
  • Check in is at the porte-cochere at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village and it is recommended you do so at least 15 minutes before the tour. 
  • Valid photo ID is required at check in. 
  • ECVs and other mobility devices must be left behind at the Resort. There will be a wheelchair available for guests to transfer into. 
  • Guests are responsible for transportation to and from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. 

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Starlight Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Have you ever wanted to explore a safari at night? YOU CAN!

During a recent trip to Walt Disney World, I ( Shannon ) was able to experience the Starlight Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge — and what a truly unique experience it was!

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Starlight Safari: The Experience

After checking in for our 8:30pm safari, we were greeted by our guide, Chelsea. She explained what we would see on our hour-long tour, and then we headed out to our safari vehicle!

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We met our driver, Meredith, before loading into the open-air truck. It was a bit chilly this night, but blankets are provided for everyone which was a very nice touch.  Also, each participant received a night-vision device to use (the device is for one eye, not a full set of binoculars).

Once we were advised of the safety rules and what to expect during the tour, we were off!

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Over 30 species of animals call the Animal Kingdom Lodge savannas home. During our drive around the savannas (at both Kidani Village and Jambo House) we saw giraffe, Ankole cattle, zebras, and springbok — just to name a few!

Chelsea was very knowledgeable in telling us about the animals and their lives at the Lodge, and answering questions from the group.

It took some practice, but I even managed to use the night-vision device with my phone camera to get a few cool pics!

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Starlight Safari: Reservation Details

The Starlight Safari is open to every guest of Walt Disney World Resort, not just those staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge! The current price is $74.17 + tax per person, and guests must be 8 years or older to participate. The tour runs twice nightly, at 8:30pm and 10:00pm. Please note that pricing and tour times may be subject to change. Advanced reservations are recommended.

For more information or to book this experience for your own Disney World vacation, contact your A Time to Treasure agent !

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INCREDIBLE!! This is how I would describe my recent after-dark safari tour through the savannas at Animal Kingdom Lodge. It was kind of like that old cowboy song, you know...." Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam, Where the deer and the antelope play ". Okay, it’s not exactly like that, but you get where I’m going. From a giraffe who practically stuck her head inside our open-air safari vehicle, to a few zebras who had no intention of moving off our path, and the giant Ankole cattle who's only concern was finishing his dinner. My family and I were amazed at the amount of wildlife we saw during our 1-hour tour.

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The Starlight Safari is currently offered nightly, weather permitting, at 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm, and the cost is $75 - $89 per person, before tax. Reservations are required, and payment is due at time of booking. Check-in for the safari starts about 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour, near the valet area at Kidani Village. Valid ID is required and each guest over 18 must sign a waiver for themselves and any minors in their party under age 17. Please note that the minimum age to participate in the tour is 8 years old, and any guests under 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult. After completing the check-in process, my family climbed into the ride vehicle and were given a night-vision device which made seeing everything in the dark very clear. Each tour has 2 guides. A driver who works very hard to get your vehicle in and out of the savanna's multiple gate systems without any escapee's sneaking behind and the riding guide, who is inside the vehicle to explain everything you are seeing.

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These guides work closely with the animal’s day in and day out and are extremely knowledgeable about each individual one. They know the names, personalities, and likes and dislikes of each one you encounter. They have funny stories, sad stories, and even birth stories! You name it, the guides can tell you about it! My son is very inquisitive and asked many questions and our guide was able to answer each one promptly. During our trek, we went through 3 different savannas’ and saw and learned something different each time.

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Fun Fact : Did you know that giraffe eat up to 75 pounds of food per day, and to accomplish that, they must eat almost the whole time they are awake!

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During the many times we would encounter wildlife, the guides would stop the vehicle and encourage everyone to get up and take a good look. With the night-vision devices, seeing the wildlife was not hard at all. This experience was definitely the highlight of our vacation and something we’d be more then willing to do again!

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My family was lucky enough to be staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge during our visit to Walt Disney World, but reservations are open to everyone. Keep in mind, this tour has very limited availability with only about 25 spaces between both tours. If you think this is something you'd like to experience, reach out to your favorite Me and The Mouse Travel Specialist soon and tell them you want to go on a nighttime adventure through an African game reserve!

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Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

As the sun sets, the savanna awakens.

Witness the wild as it comes to life on an after-dark safari tour of Disney’s African savannas and wildlife! This popular, nighttime expedition is open to all Guests at Walt Disney World Resort.

Climb aboard an open-sided safari vehicle and feel the rush of night air as you rumble through lush scenery, scanning the horizon for over 30 species of African wildlife!

The Nightlife of Wildlife To make the most of your animal-viewing extravaganza, Guests will be provided with a night vision device! You’ll be astounded by what you can see: zebras, giraffes, wildebeest and antelopes—plus ostriches and over 20 other exotic African species that freely roam across the savannas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge .

Reservations and Important Details Reservations can be made on this page or in the My Disney Experience app .

This nighttime tour lasts approximately one hour. It’s available exclusively to Guests 8 years of age or older. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult who is 18 years of age or older.

Know Before You Go

  • Warning: This experience features a ride in a rugged safari vehicle over an open savanna. For your safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure; heart, back or neck problems; motion sickness or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not participate.
  • Late arrivals after the start of the tour will not be accommodated.
  • Check in at the porte-cochere at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village, and plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Valid photo ID will be required to check in.
  • There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. Full price will be charged/forfeited if the Guest cancels within one day or fails to show up for the reservation.
  • Guests must be at least 8 years of age to participate in Starlight Safari, and Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Guests using an ECV must leave their mobility devices behind at the Resort. They will retrieve them upon conclusion of the tour. This experience requires Guests in ECVs to transfer into an available wheelchair in order to participate in the tour.
  • Nontransferable wheelchair Guests may remain in their wheelchair throughout this experience, however due to limited capacity on board the safari vehicle, all accommodation requests must be confirmed by calling (407) 939-5277.
  • While safari vehicles are equipped for rain and wet terrain, experiences may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • All aspects of the tour are subject to change without notice.
  • Starlight Safari is a night experience, and Guests are responsible for transportation to and from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village.
  • Allow up to 1.5 hours to travel to your destination within Walt Disney World Resort.

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Experience the New Savor the Savanna Evening Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is certainly becoming the place to be at night. The beauty of the park really begins to unfold when that sun goes down. (Plus, the heat subsides too!)

Beginning June 26, Guests will have one more way to experience the uniqueness that is Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s evenings and that is through a brand new safari experience. During the Savor the Savanna Evening Safari Experience , Guests will be able to enjoy the beauty of the savannas while dining on African-inspired food and beverages.

The Safari will allow Guests to travel Kilimanjaro Safari’s Harambe Wildlife Reserve in a private safari vehicle, where they will then be taken to an exclusive viewing area that overlooks the savanna. Here Guests will be able to enjoy tapas as well as specialty drinks, beer, and wine. During the tour, a guide will be on hand to share information about the animals that Guests will be able to see, as well as the care that these animals receive at the park. At the end of the tour, Guests will receive a special keepsake.

Reservations are now available and can be made by calling (407)WDW-TOUR. The cost is $169 per Guests and valid theme park admission is required, in addition to the tour. Participants must be at least 8 years old and the safari is limited to 12 Guests. Guests are asked to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their tour.

Tours take place daily at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Currently this tour is only being offered thorough Labor Day.

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I figure this tour’s about 2 hours? And not actually dinner, but more like snacks and grog. It would be helpful if they gave more details regarding the food and eating accommodations. Hope you get a chance to review it, Rikki.

I would think that it’s more like an hour, the way it sounds, but it could very well be two. I agree that there’s not a lot to go on.

And hey, if Len wants to send me on this tour for a review, I’m all for it! 😉

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Article by Storybook Traveler Holly Averette .

Experience the savannas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House and Kidani Village in a new and exciting way with this unique tour! During the one hour experience, guests will board an open air safari vehicle for a journey on the savannas.

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Important Details:      

  • The tour takes place two times each night at 8:30 and 10:00.
  • Each tour is limited to 12 people and guests must be 8 years of age or older to participate.
  • The current cost is $89+tax per person
  • It is recommended that guests be in good health as the ride can get quite bumpy.
  • Guests must leave any mobility devices behind (wheelchair, EVC, etc) and they will be able to retrieve them at the conclusion of the tour.
  • Guests who are unable to transfer can participate but space is limited and the accommodation needs to be noted at the time of booking by calling to make a reservation.
  • If you are traveling to Kidani from the Walt Disney World property, allow 90 minutes to arrive at the resort.
  • Availability is extremely limited for this experience. Plan to book as far in advance as possible.

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General Information and Check-in Experience:

Check in takes place under the porte-cochere at Disney’s Kidani Village. I chose the 8:30 time slot and my friend and I opted to dine prior to our tour at Sanaa, which is also located at Kidani Village. It was the perfect way to start our experience! We enjoyed a relaxing meal and explored the grounds of the resort prior to checking in. At about 8:15 we headed to the check in area. You do need a valid photo ID to check in for any tour so after presenting our IDs and signing a waiver, we had just a few minutes to wait until we boarded our safari vehicle. There are about 4 steps up into the vehicle but the steps were equipped with a handrail. The bench seating on the vehicle is shaped like a U around the sides and back of the vehicle.

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Tour Experience:

Upon boarding, we found our night vision device waiting for us on the seat. We were given a brief lesson on how to use the device before setting off on our journey. We had two cast members accompanying us for the evening- one driving the vehicle and one narrating our tour. Both cast members were members of the animal care team who work directly with the animals at Disney. They were a wealth of knowledge! Our driver expertly navigated the terrain and was responsible for opening and shutting the gate systems in between the savannas. Throughout the tour, our guide gave lots of interesting information on the animals located around the savannas and how the caretakers care for the animals year round. We saw ostriches, zebras, giraffes, antelope, and more! We had a few up close experiences with the giraffe and zebras as they munched on some dinner nearby. I could have watched them for hours! The guides stopped frequently when we would encounter an animal and encouraged us to get up and take a good look. The hour seemed to fly by because we were having so much fun!

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Agent Impressions:

This experience was a highlight for me and definitely makes my list of favorite things I’ve done at Disney! This is such a unique experience and the small group setting is really nice. You have plenty of time to view animals without it feeling crowded but you also have lots of opportunities to chat with the guide and ask any questions.I feel that the value of the experience versus the price paid is great. We were staying next door at Animal Kingdom Lodge and I would say this is a must if you are staying at Jambo House or Kidani! Even if you aren’t staying at one of the Animal Kingdom resorts, if you are an animal lover, this tour should be on your list! I enjoyed the tour so much, I would definitely consider doing it again in the future!

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  • Plan accordingly for the weather. We did this tour in late October and the weather was absolutely perfect, if not a little chilly with the nighttime breeze. The tour can also take place in light rain so be prepared for that. It can be canceled in case of severe, or otherwise inclement, weather.
  • If you are staying on site, plan this experience for later in your trip to increase your chances of getting a reservation. It books up very quickly!
  • I enjoyed the 8:30 slot. It seemed that the animals were still fairly active while eating their dinner, which made for some good viewing opportunities.
  • Make a night of it! Plan a meal at Boma, Jiko, or Sanna prior to your tour. You might also consider stopping in one of the lounges for drinks and appetizers before or after your experience.
  • Be aware that the seating and ride itself aren’t exactly comfy. You may also be twisting around to see the animals depending on where they are located.

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Step into the heart of Africa and become immersed in cultural experiences from the second you arrive through the welcome gates at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Observe exotic animals, dine at award winning restaurants and take part in roaring excitement day and night. If you and your travel party are dreaming of a unique resort stay that will give you memories that will last a lifetime, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (DAKL) will surely be your home away from home.

Arriving at Jambo House, the main building for guests who are not Disney Vacation Club members, sets the tone for your stay as soon as you walk in. Guests step from the outside world of cars and busses into the beauty and wonder that is the culture of Africa. There are large art displays and numerous cultural artifacts in the lobby. DAKL is home to the largest collection of African art in the world outside the continent of Africa. Cultural Ambassadors also roam the lobby and savanna area, answering questions and educating guests of the wonders, artifacts and wildlife around them.

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DAKL has three separate savannas named: Sunset, Arusha, and Uzima. Each savanna has its own unique look and specializes in specific species. For example, ostriches can only be found on the Sunset savanna, zebras are only located on the Arusha savanna, and kudu are only found on the Uzima savanna. But the guest favorite giraffes are found on all three savannas! Each room at the resort has an animal viewing guide that describes what the species look like so they can be easily identified. At night, the savannas are illuminated and guests can visit one of the lookouts off the lobby to use night vision goggles to see the animals.

The Starlight Safari allows guests to witness the wild as it comes to life on an after-dark safari tour. Climb aboard a sturdy, open-sided safari vehicle, and feel the rush of night air as you rumble through lush scenery, scanning the horizon for over 30 species of African wildlife! Starlight Safari is approximately one hour, and a portion of the $74.17 cost per person is donated to Disney’s Global Conservation efforts.

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Recreational activities themed to the resort is where DAKL stands out from other properties at Walt Disney World.Throughout the day, guests will spot woodcarvers crafting African pieces and educational group activities, such as learning the language of the Djembe (African drum). Families can get cozy by the fire pit on the Arusha savanna and roast marshmallows under the stars. Another popular activity is the Wild About Painting experience where guests can create their very own masterpiece and sip a complimentary drink while overlooking the savanna.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is not just a beautiful Resort for guests to enjoy during their Disney World vacation… it’s also home to over 30 species of African wildlife!

As such, the Resort also offers specialty experiences , many of which showcase tours allowing guests to get up close and personal with the Resort’s star residents — the animals!

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But with thousands of hotel rooms around the various hotels , there are definitely some that are better than others in terms of view, location, and features. If you’re planning a stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge soon, we’ve done the research, and now we’re presenting our guide the BEST rooms at the resort!

Savanna View

When it comes to Disney World hotel rooms with a view, the creme de la creme are the savanna view rooms at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge . This is the only resort where you’ll find live safari animals living outside your balcony, and many guests want to take advantage of those spectacular views!

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Around the resort, there are four major savanna areas, each with its own name. Pembe Savanna is the smallest of the four on the north side of Kidani Village. It’s the savanna without any giraffes, but you’ll find other animals like impala, waterbuck, red river hogs, ostrich, and okapi there.

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The Sunset Savanna is shared space between most of Kidani Village and the left side of Jambo House. It has the largest variety of animals with male giraffes, bongos, impalas, ostriches, African crown cranes, and more. It’s a very large area with a wide selection of rooms on most sides.

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Next, we’ve got the Arusha Savanna, which you’ll be familiar with if you’ve ever walked out the back of the Jambo House lobby and out into the viewing area. All the rooms that face this savanna are located in Jambo House, which forms a curve around the area. The location is pretty prime here, and you can see a good selection of animals like pelicans, geese, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, and others.

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Finally, there’s the Uzima Savanna, which is on the eastern-facing side of Jambo House. It’s smaller, but still has giraffes, impalas, kudus, bongos, and gazelles. Mostly, you’ve got giraffes and a variety of hoofed and/or horned animals on this side.

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Keep in mind that no matter which savanna you request, you’ll probably want an upper-level room to get one of the best views of the animals. Also, it’s important to note that the savanna view rooms cost extra, and you’ll need to select that particular room category when booking.

Jambo House

One big thing to keep in mind about Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is that there are two main sections — Jambo House and Kidani Village. These two different buildings are close enough to walk between, but they’re large enough that it can be a HIKE if you’re on the further ends. So it’s important to know which building to choose based on your needs!

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Jambo House is the main building at the resort, home to both Disney Vacation Club villas and standard guest rooms, it has a massive (STUNNING!) lobby and a variety of amenities. This is where you’ll find Boma , Jiko , The Mara , Zawadi Marketplace, and the Uzima Pool. Parking is located in a lot out in front of the building.

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In Jambo House, the lobby is centered between four different hallways (two small ones at the front of the lobby and two large, curved halls on either side of the Arusha Savanna). If you’re hoping to be close to the lobby and the parking in those smaller hallways, you’ll want to stay in the 00s and 100s rooms. (These are the Giraffe Trail and Ostrich Trail guest rooms.)

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For those hoping to be close to the pool and the restaurants, the 00s and the 400s are both nearby, but only some of the 400s will have the possibility to be a savanna view if you’re looking for both a good view and proximity to amenities.

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Keep in mind that rooms with numbers in the 300s and 500s are the furthest from the lobby, but it might be worth it to stay there if that’s your only availability for a savanna view.

Kidani Village

Finally, we’ve got Kidani Village, the secondary area of the resort. You’ve got all DVC villas and studios over here, so the rooms will likely be a bit more expensive than the basic ones at Jambo House. The lobby is much smaller (though still beautiful), and you have access to a separate pool and gift shop. This part of the resort is home to one major restaurant — Sanaa .

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Kidani Village is two long, curved hallways extending from the lobby in the middle, and it’s quite the walk if you’re at the very end. Parking for this resort is located in a garage underground, so you could park relatively close to your room, even if you’re not near the lobby or pool.

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For rooms that are closest to the lobby, request a room number that ends in 00-20. Rooms 7613-7641, 7713-7741, 7813-7841, and 7913-7941 are all closest to the pool.

And for those who want to be nearest to Jambo House for the dining options, you’ll want to request rooms 7228-7262, 7328-7362, 7428-7462, or 7528-7562. These are all closest to the path between the resorts.

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So there you go — a full guide to the best rooms at Disney’s Animal Kingodm Lodge! This resort is truly one of a kind, and it’s a favorite of many guests. It’s also a deluxe resort, so it’s a bit more pricey, but you’ll get the Extended Evening Hours perk if you choose to stay here.

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We’ve stayed in a one bedroom 3x’s and we’re just headed down in about 10 days just my husband and myself for a few days! Can’t wait!!

We first stayed at Jamba House in 2011. It was awesome! Have stayed nowhere else since! It is home to us whenever we go to Disney World. The music when you walk into the lobby, the smells, the whole atmosphere. Will never stay anywhere else!

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Explore the riches of Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

The adventure of a jungle safari comes alive before your eyes with lush surroundings, showcasing the grandeur of this mighty kingdom.

Many rooms overlook the beautiful savannas, from which you can spot grazing zebra, giraffes and gazelles roaming free in natural environments.

The hotel offers a wide range of activities honoring these animals, aimed at every age range. Go on a cultural safari, see animals play at dusk, with the benefit of night vision, and watch handlers feed pelicans and flamingos.

Younger members of the family can even try being junior researchers for a day! Cultural representatives from Africa are on hand to share information with you about their homeland, giving you a unique insight into its fascinating environment.

Thanks to Simba's Clubhouse, parents can enjoy a night to themselves, safe in the knowledge their little ones are having the time of their lives, with an evening of supervised activities, computer games, Disney films and stories around the campfire.

A very special place indeed, the rhythm of tribal drums, the exquisite cuisine, the rich settings and the lure of authentic African treasures, combine to celebrate the beauty and wonders of this vast continent in a way the whole family can appreciate and enjoy.

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    For Walt Disney World dining, please book your reservation online. 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call. Starlight Safari is a VIP tour through an African game reserve at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World Resort, near Orlando, Florida.

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    Tour Duration and Times. The Starlight Safari lasts approximately 1 hour and is offered twice nightly, at 8:30 PM and 10:00 PM. The cost is $75 - $89 per person, before tax, and reservations are required. Payment is due at the time of booking, and a valid photo ID is required for all guests.

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    Starlight Safari | Nightly at 8:30 & 10:00 PM | Animal Kingdom Lodge | Kidani Village *Activity dates and times listed here were accurate at the time this review was published. Resort activities and activity schedules may change month to month, so be sure to check the current My Disney Experience for updated times/dates when making plans to ...

  4. Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    While safari vehicles are equipped for rain and wet terrain, experiences may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All aspects of the tour are subject to change without notice. Starlight Safari is a night experience, and Guests are responsible for transportation to and from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village.

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    by Melissa Roden · March 10, 2022. We've got some exciting news to share with fans of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge . Their beloved Starlight Safaris evening tour is BACK! This is one of the magical add-ons you can pick to make your stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge truly memorable. I mean what's better then winding down your day with an ...

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    2901 Osceola Parkway. (407) 938-3000. Get Directions. Deluxe Resort. Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort Area. Tripadvisor Traveler Rating. 8289 Reviews. For assistance with your Walt Disney World vacation, including resort/package bookings and tickets, please call (407) 939-5277. For Walt Disney World dining, please book your reservation online.

  7. Animal Kingdom Lodge Wanyama Safari

    The Animal Kingdom Lodge is home to a very special evening called the "Wanyama" Safari. Up to 12 people ride in a specially designed van around the lodge's savannas. Learn about the animals and animal management at Animal Kingdom Lodge. The van stops and you get lots of photo opportunities of the animals and birds.

  8. Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    The Starlight Safari is open to every guest of Walt Disney World Resort, not just those staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge! The current price is $74.17 + tax per person, and guests must be 8 years or older to participate. The tour runs twice nightly, at 8:30pm and 10:00pm. Please note that pricing and tour times may be subject to change.

  9. Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Returns

    By Jackie Gailey - March 11, 2022 | Walt Disney World News. Just in time for Earth Day, the Starlight Safari tour at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is now bookable for dates beginning April 22nd and beyond. For this tour, "guests will climb aboard an open-sided safari vehicle and witness the wild as it comes to life on an after-dark safari tour.

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    As a quick refresher, the Starlight Safari currently costs $89 per person and takes place two times each night with one tour at 8:30PM and another at 10PM.Disney recommends arriving at least 15 minutes before your tour, so we arrived a bit in advance at the porte-cochere in Animal Kingdom Lodge — Kidani Village to check in. Note that a valid photo ID is required and guests must be at least 8 ...

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    My family and I were amazed at the amount of wildlife we saw during our 1-hour tour. The Starlight Safari is currently offered nightly, weather permitting, at 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm, and the cost is $75 - $89 per person, before tax. Reservations are required, and payment is due at time of booking. Check-in for the safari starts about 15 minutes ...

  12. Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    The Starlight Safari departs from the AKL's Kidani Village's main entrance twice per evening at 8:30 and 10:00 p.m. Guests must be at least 8 years old to participate and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Prices vary by date, but are are around $75 to $90 per person.

  13. Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    For Walt Disney World dining, please book your reservation online. 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call. Starlight Safari is a VIP tour through an African game reserve at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World Resort, near Orlando, Florida.

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    Disney's Animal Kingdom is certainly becoming the place to be at night. The beauty of the park really begins to unfold when that sun goes down. (Plus, the heat subsides too!) Beginning June 26, Guests will have one more way to experience the uniqueness that is Disney's Animal Kingdom's evenings and that is through a brand new safari ...

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    The Starlight Safari is a special tour offered at Animal Kingdom Lodge for an additional fee that takes place twice a day (usually once in the early evening and then much later in the evening), most days of the week. You'll board an open-air truck that will take you across the multiple acres of land at Animal Kingdom Lodge to spot the 20 ...

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    During the one hour experience, guests will board an open air safari vehicle for a journey on the savannas. Important Details: The tour takes place two times each night at 8:30 and 10:00. Each tour is limited to 12 people and guests must be 8 years of age or older to participate. The current cost is $89+tax per person.

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    Climb aboard a sturdy, open-sided safari vehicle, and feel the rush of night air as you rumble through lush scenery, scanning the horizon for over 30 species of African wildlife! Starlight Safari is approximately one hour, and a portion of the $74.17 cost per person is donated to Disney's Global Conservation efforts.

  19. Dining Experiences and Safaris at Disney World's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is not just a beautiful Resort for guests to enjoy during their Disney World vacation… it's also home to over 30 species of African wildlife!. As such, the Resort also offers specialty experiences, many of which showcase tours allowing guests to get up close and personal with the Resort's star residents — the animals!

  20. Review of Animal Kingdom Lodge

    Animal Kingdom Lodge is a deluxe hotel, so guests have access to Extended Evening Hours, granting these guests extra time in select parks on select nights. Rack rates for standard rooms at Animal Kingdom Lodge in 2024 range from $487 to $888 per night , making it among the least expensive deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World.

  21. Ultimate Guide to the Best Rooms at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    Animal Kingdom Lodge. Jambo House is the main building at the resort, home to both Disney Vacation Club villas and standard guest rooms, it has a massive (STUNNING!) lobby and a variety of amenities. This is where you'll find Boma, Jiko, The Mara, Zawadi Marketplace, and the Uzima Pool. Parking is located in a lot out in front of the building.

  22. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    Explore the riches of Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. The adventure of a jungle safari comes alive before your eyes with lush surroundings, showcasing the grandeur of this mighty kingdom. Many rooms overlook the beautiful savannas, from which you can spot grazing zebra, giraffes and gazelles roaming free in natural environments. The ...

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    8) Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Tour the savannas of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge after dark using night vision goggles from your privately-guided safari vehicle. During this one hour tour you'll see up to 30 different species roaming under the stars. A portion of the proceeds from this tour benefit Disney's ...