As you travel through the savanna of Kidani Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, be sure to stop in and experience African cooking at Sanaa. The interior resembles a traditional spice market surrounded by the beauty of the Sunset Savanna. As you dine, you can enjoy views of the majestic wildlife just outside.
Step inside Sanaa and you will find African-inspired handcrafted baskets and other items that elegantly set the mood for your dining experience.
You and your family can enjoy watching gazelles, zebras, giraffes, kudu, ostriches, cranes and more from the comfort of your table. Plus, if you are wanting to learn even more, dine with an Animal Specialist.
Over a 4-course meal, a Disney Animal Specialist will join your private table facing the savanna to tell you more about the animal’s care, current research and conservation efforts. Ask questions or simply listen as you dine on the wonderfully flavored food as each course is served. The menu is bursting with bold choices made to please any palette.
Menu options include:
- Indian-style Bread Service with a choice of three breads (traditional Naan, Garlic-Ginger Naan, Spiced Naan, Onion Kucha, or Paneer Paratha) and three accompaniments (Red Chile Sambal, Cucumber Raita, Coriander Chutney, Mango Chutney, Coconut Chutney, Garlic Pickle, Spicy Jalapeño-Lime Pickle, Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus, or Tamarind Chutney)
- Salad Sampler with a choice of three salads (Chickpeas with Cucumber and Tomato; Watermelon, Cucumber and Fennel; Kachumbari; Mango; or Bhel Puri)
- Butter Chicken, Goan Seafood Curry, Chicken Vindaloo, Spicy Durban Shrimp, or Beef Short Ribs served with Basmati Rice or Five-Grain Pilaf
- Tandoori Shrimp Sandwich served open-faced on Naan Bread
- Sanaa Burger with spiced mustard, goat cheese, pickled shallots, and piquante peppers served on Naan Bun
- Dessert Trio that includes Tanzanian Chocolate Mousse, Banana Cheesecake, and Seasonal Kulfi
- Spice Apple Samosas served with chocolate and salted caramel dipping sauces
Yet, beyond the meal, if you choose to enjoy the “untamed” meal with an Animal Specialist, they will also escort you into a secured area for a close encounter with the radiated tortoises. They also happen to be one of the most endangered species cared for at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
It circles right back around to the conservation efforts actually. $5 from the price of the dining experience will be contributed to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.
Ready to learn more about wild animals? Be sure to swing into theaters to watch Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom this week!