The Mara — Dinner — Quick Service — Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House

By Sarah

*This gluten free dining experience took place in October 2018. It includes information about dairy free options.

Dinner at The Mara

The Mara, located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House, is a restaurant that serves classic quick service-style fare along with African inspired meals. Although I have not been to The Mara in a while, I always appreciate the options and flexibility that the chefs there provide guests. On this visit, we decided to stop by in the evening after work for a quick meal. We were getting ready to leave on a Disney Cruise soon, so neither Brandon or I were feeling like cooking as we got ready for vacation.


The Mara is named for a river flowing through Kenya and Tanzania. And, it’s theming reflects an African savannah. You’ll see lots of light fixtures and beams that are made to resemble trees and leaves.

Photo Taken by Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW

In the ample seating area, you’ll also find a lot of gorgeous murals surrounding the restaurant’s exterior walls that features various African animals.

Photo Taken by Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW

I have to admit that I’m always charmed by the artwork on …read more

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