Tell me your favorite things about staying here. Strongly considering this for a week long resort heavy trip. Me, DH, DS5
I was going to book standard room, the cost difference to the savannah view was crazy! And the new room refurbs look amazing.IMO, the savanna rooms are not worth the price but the standard view rooms are the best value deluxe rooms on property. Every time I've stayed in one (two full weeks plus a number of single nights here and there), I've gotten a view of the savanna that's not quite perfect, but for the price of a standard.
If you are going when it is not too busy, they may even upgrade you to a savannah view(its a big hotel and not always sold out)without asking(though never hurts to ask too, if they don't).I was going to book standard room, the cost difference to the savannah view was crazy! And the new room refurbs look amazing.
If you are going when it is not too busy, they may even upgrade you to a savannah view(its a big hotel and not always sold out)without asking(though never hurts to ask too, if they don't).
I am a big fan of the pool area(very relaxing and its a big pool) and all the little activities like story telling, drumming, and night vision animal watching. If you have time, another fun thing to do is to just go through the hallways looking at the African art that is on display, there are tons of it, and many are really interesting and they come with information placards about where the piece is from and what it is.
Well you need to check this out then, it will whet your appetite even more.The activities looked really interesting, especially since we are only going to the parks 1-2 days over a weeklong trip.
thanks for the link! I can't believe how much more there is to do compared to the other resorts we've stayed at.Well you need to check this out then, it will whet your appetite even more.
I have a bucket list to stay for three days at AKL just to try a lot of these. We stayed four nights at Kidani, loved it but barely scratched the surface of all the activities.
Many of the CMs at the resort are also International College Programme CMs. They give daily tours of the Art (the largest private collection of African Art in the US, and second only to the Smithsonian). And they will also chat happily about the animals and their own country and life there.
This is exactly why I am choosing this resort! We will actually have time to enjoy its offerings.There are so many great resort activities-tours of Jiko and Boma (complete with free samples of food, often zebra domes), lobby tours, meetings with cultural interpreters, etc. It's a great place to stay if you're not spending much time in the parks-I often find myself feeling that I'm missing out when I leave to go to the parks.
There is an african music hour now, which seems to have replaced the drum circle. it sounds like kids still get a chance to play some instruments though!I'll be honest if at Jambo, I don't like the savanna as much. For us the savanna view at Kidani is worth it. I'm halway regretting not getting a savanna view next month when we go. If you are in your room a lot it is very nice.
The resort activity list is insanely long and there is so much we did but didn't get to do when we stayed a week our first time. We keep going back to try more things too. Sadly it seems the drum circle is gone (or my sleepy brain missed it). That was our favorite.