Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Vacation 2010: Animal Kingdom Lodge

We had carefully planned where we were going to stay while staying at Disney World. We all agreed we had saved long and hard for this trip so we were going to do it as all out as possible. Besides we had the equivalent of $2500 in Disney Reward Points to use so we could afford to go a little more all out. In the end, we felt that Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge was the best choice for our family. We were right. :)

Animal Kingdom Lodge has it's own savannas with animals and the hotel is around these savannas. We were staying at the Sunset Savanna and it was just breathtaking. We were on the second floor so when the giraffe came around, we were almost eye to eye with them. They couldn't get to the actual balcony but I'd say they were 15 to 20 feet from us so you really couldn't get much closer. There were also Ankora cattle, cranes, various antelope, flamingos, storks, gazelle, okapi, Zebras, and various other birds and animals.

The first night we were there we walked out onto our balcony and were met with the following.

At one point in the evening we were met by five giraffes playing just 20 feet from our balcony and five Ankoras grazed right in front of us. Unfortunately, it was too dark to get decent pictures at this point.

I guess I got ahead of myself a bit here. The rooms at Animal Kingdom Lodge were just beautiful and totally amazing. The coloring of the room was gorgeous deep red (almost the color I would love to have in my great room) and the bath area was really neat with a vanity fit for a queen. The lodge itself was also beautiful with rich African decor throughout and it was a true lesson in African history. It was truly beautiful.

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