A Complete Dining Guide to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Kadani Village



Disney's Animal Kingdom Sanaa

Are you looking to dine at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House and Kadani Village? This unique hotel has some amazing restaurants. Read on to learn more.

Jiko – The Cooking Place

This delicious African themed restaurant is exclusively available for dinner. From 5:00pm to 9:30, guests can enjoy an exotic, South African inspired cuisine.

My favorite appetizer is the $16.00 Jiko Salad. It’s served with crisp Gem Lettuce, Quinoa, Radish, Petite Vegetables, Market Fruit, Pomegranate, Tangy Cashew Cream, Lemon-Ginger Vinaigrette. My favorite entree is the $59.00 Oak-grilled Filet Mignon. It is served with Four-Cheese Macaroni, Seasonal Vegetables, and a Chocolate-Red Wine Demi-Glaze. Yum. My favorite dessert is the $12.00 Melktert. This is an African Milk Custard Tart. It’s seasoned with Cinnamon and Cardamom accompanied by Fresh Fruit.  If you are looking to enjoy a glass of wine with your dessert, the Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Constantia ’08 comes highly recommend. At $250.00 a bottle, it is pricey, but delicious. Enjoy Jiko!

DAKL Jiko
Meal at Jiko. Photo: Emily Murray.

The Mara

If you’re looking for a delicious quick service location, The Mara is the place for you!

It is open from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm daily. It serves Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Late Night Dining options. My favorite menu item here is the Zebra Domes. They are absolutely delicious. What is a Zebra Dome? An Amarula Cream Liquor mousse is dipped in panna cotta-esque white chocolate and drizzled with chocolate and chocolate shavings. Is your mouth watering yet?

Breakfast is not one of my favorite meals of the day, but when I am staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge, I can’t pass up the $10.99 Ancient Grain Power Bowl. This delicious bowl is served with Farro Wheat, Quinoa, Seasonal Berries, Greens, Sweet Potato, Feta, and a Hard-boiled Egg​. It’s simply delicious! Lunch and Dinner have several similar selections. I would opt for the Tamarind Barbecue Pork Sandwich. For $11.29, guests get a Tamarind-seasoned Barbecue Pulled Pork on a Brioche Bun with Kool Slaai (Coleslaw) topping on the side and served with French Fries. Yummy!

Zebra Domes at The Mara.
Zebra Domes at The Mara.

Boma – Flavors of Africa

This delicious all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet-style restaurant is open for breakfast from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM and dinner from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Breakfast is $37.00 for adults and $22.00 for children. During this time, guests can get a variety of pastries like waffles, muffins, and pancakes. There is also an omelet station. For dinner, there is a carving station with yummy additional options like tabbouleh, chicken bites, herbed crushed potatoes, Roast Pork Ribs, and Butternut Squash Soup. If you enjoy Zebra Domes, then for dessert, you can have as many as your heart wishes. Take it from me, the Zebra Domes are worth the dinner reservation alone.

Boma Flavors of Africa
Boma Flavors of Africa. Photo: Disney.

Sanaa

This delicious restaurant is truly one of a kind. It is open for a quick service breakfast. My favorite breakfast item is the Shahi Tukra French Toast. For $11.29, guests will get saffron-scented Sultan Raisins, Whipped Chai Cream, and Almonds. The restaurant is also open for a sit-down lunch and dinner. Sanaa is very popular, so reservations are strongly recommended. The restaurant is open from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM for lunch and 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM for dinner. My favorite item on the lunch and dinner menu is the ever-so-popular bread service. The bread service is $22.00. It comes with Five Breads and Nine Accompaniments – Traditional Naan, ginger naan, Spiced Naan, Onion Kulcha, or Paneer Paratha. Accompaniments – Cucumber Raita, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Mango Chutney, Tomato-Date Jam, Tamarind Chutney, Coriander Chutney, Garlic Pickle, Red Chile Sambal, or Spicy Jalapeño-Lime Pickle. It is absolutely delicious. For an entree, I recommend the $28.00 Zanzibari Vegetable Curry with Chicken. It is served with savory Seasonal Vegetables with Fragrant Rice.

Sanaa Bread Service
Sanaa Bread Service. Photo: Emily Murray

Sanaa Lounge

This lounge is open daily from 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM. The lounge serves a variety of drafts, cocktails, and mocktails. My favorite drink at this location is the $4.99 Sparkling No-Jito. It comes with Lime Juice, Pure Cane Sugar, and Mint topped with Soda Water.

Sanaa Lounge at Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort
Sanaa Lounge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort. Photo: Disney.

Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar

This location is open from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM daily. It can be found near Jiko and serves some of the best drinks on Disney property. This location serves a variety of drinks. My recommendation is the $4.99 Minnie Mouse. This is made with Sprite and Grenadine Syrup. Another good drink is the Victoria Falls Mist. It has Van-der-Hum Tangerine Liqueur, Melon Liqueur, Banana Liqueur, Citrus, and Sprite. These mouthwatering drinks cannot be missed.

Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar
Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar. Photo: Disney.

Victoria Falls Lounge

This lounge is open from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm every day. I recommend the $16.00 Prickly Pear Mule. It has VUSA African Vodka, Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur, Prickly Pear, Ginger Beer, and Lime. The $16.00 Whiskey Breeze is also good. It has Old Forester Bourbon, Cointreau Liqueur, and Lemon Juice with flavors of Guava and Mango.

Victoria Falls Lounge at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Victoria Falls Lounge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Photo: Disney.

Uzima Springs Pool Bar

This pool bar is open from 11:00am to 9:00pm daily. It offers drinks that are a delightful experience for all. It has the standard wine, beer, and frozen drink offerings. My favorite non-alcoholic beverage here is the $6.29 Lava Smoothie. It has a raspberry purée blended with coconut and pineapple flavors. Trust me, it is to die for.

DAKL Pool
Uzima Springs Pool. Photo: Emily Murray.

Maji Pool Bar

The Maji Pool Bar is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. It has cocktails, wine, beer, lunch options, and snacks. For a snack, I recommend the Warm Pretzel with Cheese Sauce for $7.79. For an entree, I recommend the $12.99 Short Rib Grilled Cheese. It is Braised Beef Short Rib, Gouda, and Pickled Onion on Challah Bread served with Seasoned Chips.

Maji Pool Bar at Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village
Maji Pool Bar.

Overall, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House and Kidani Village are home to some incredible food offerings. So, let your tastebuds run wild the next time you visit the resort. Whatever you eat, you’re in for a treat.

Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Laura S.


Laura fell in love with Disney Parks as a child, and the affection has never left. As an adult, she enjoys making frequent trips to Disney World with her family and friends.

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