I was concerned initially about the distance to the parks from the lodge but it wasn't a problem at all. Once you are on the bus to a Park it really doesn't matter if you take five or ten minutes longer. The bus stops in the front of the building for pick up and return.
It is a beautiful property with a helpful staff. The shuttle bus runs continuously between Kidani and the larger AK lodge. I found Kidani have a quieter more relaxed atmosphere overall. Our two bedroom villa was well supplied and very clean. We enjoyed our wonderful dinner at the on site restaurant, while watching the animals wander by. The Tandoori lamb was our favorite meal along with the bread sampler with various dips. The Amerula cocktail, is highly
Take time to enjoy the pool and hot tubs, very welcoming after days at the parks. Also try to sit by the fire pit during the evenings if your schedule allows. I would return to AKL without a moments hesitation.