The theme itself starts at the front desk. There are large clay pots, typically used for trade. Behind the counter, you see a large display of trays. These, too, are used in markets.
Inside the restaurant, you are in an open aired market. if you look up, the ceiling is designed to look like you are under the canopy of trees. Hanging from them are lights that look like weaver bird nests, a common species in that part of the world.
This is the only restaurant at either lodge with animal viewing. Large floor to ceiling windows are there for you to see some the critter on the savanna such as giraffe, zebra, ankole and even the crowned cranes who seem to love sitting close to the windows.
We often talk about how much we love the tours at Disney's Animal Kingdom lodge. If you take wither the Sanaa cultural tour or the African Inspired Disney Designed tours at Kidani then will give you a detailed look at the place. The difference is for the Sanaa specific tour you get a talk from a cook and free food. The other tour will take you to other sections of the lodge.
By Safari Mike