Family Vaction Time at Kalahari Waterpark Resorts



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“Authentically-African Themed Resort is on a Mission to Save Family Time Before it Becomes Extinct”!

 In my home, It’s that time of year when we start thinking about family vacation time! It’s something we only get to do once or twice a year. “Due to the demands of modern life and overbooked schedules, families are, on average, spending less than eight hours per week with one another“. I know this is true in my family. We are always so busy with work, school, extra circular activities and the like that we’re like ships passing in the night.  Finding a time we can all cut the ties that bind us to our responsibility has often proven to be a difficult task. That;s why this summer my family has decided to divide our vacation time into three separate weekend getaways. We’ll be headed to Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio for a fabulous weekend adventure! The Kalahari is and African-themed family destination boasting the largest indoor water park in the entire US.  S_7_Indoor_Park

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The Kalahari Waterpark Resorts has something for everyone! The little ones, your kiddos, the tween age, perfect for teenagers, and best of all the just for grown ups side! 

DRY INSIDE FUN For those of us wanting to take a break from the water and do some grown up “dry” fun there’s the Madagascar Mini Golf, The Big Game Room Arcade, The Pottery Pizzazz, The Spa Kalahari, The Ivory Coast Lounge, and The Longnecks!  WD_13_Spa

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SAFARI OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PARK For some fabulous outdoor adventure you can do the Ropes Course – Sky Trail Explorer and how amazing they have a Zip Line Tour as well as an Adventure Climbing Walls and Safari Adventures Animal Park! I’m so into the Zip Line!  S_2_Outdoor_Waterpark

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PLACES TO EAT There’s something to fit every budget! I love that part the most! Ivory Coast, Double Cut, Great Karoo Marketplace Buffet, Java Manjaro, High-End Snack Areasand the Cafe Mirage are all fabulous!  S_12_Dining

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Have you ever looked at your child and wondered where the time went?  That moment when you realize how fast they’ve grown? I know I have! Time with family is a terrible thing to waste! This summer, save family time, make memories that will last a lifetime. Put away those tech gadgets and get out and enjoy time with the family!  To help encourage more family time this summer, beginning June 18, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is also offering a “Fuel for Fun” special for a discounted room and a $40 gas card when you book your reservation at S_14_Indoor_Park

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Connect with Kalahari Resorts: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube Kalahari Waterpark Resorts wants to help you and your family spend quality time together. They are giving one lucky Mom Blog Society reader a chance to win a Kalahari Waterpark Resorts package for your family!  Simply click the image blow to go to the entry form! Good Luck!  mbs-enter-300x123 Sandusky, OH Resort Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio is home to America’s largest indoor waterpark sitting at 173,000 square feet, in addition to a 20,000 square foot Big Game Arcade Room, 77,000 square foot outdoor waterpark, Safari Outdoor Adventure Park and many more activities for the entire family to partake in.   Upgrades to the resort include a revamped kids’ area, Coral Cove, with enhanced activities and remodeled retail shops, Spa Kalahari, Spa Kalahari Jr. and top-notch dining options.   Kalahari Resort and Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio was also recently named the 13th best family-friendly hotel in TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards. Currently in its 12th year, TripAdvisors’ Travelers’ Choice Awards are determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe. The awards honor the world’s most outstanding properties in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&B’s and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance and Small Hotels.   For the second year in a row, Kalahari Resorts is bringing world-away experiences to the Ann Arbor Art Fair, July 16 – 19, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a presenting sponsor of the fair, Kalahari is providing a wealth of activities for art-goers and families to partake in, including but not limited to:

  • African-paneled misting station: Guests can cool down from the summer heat and learn about Africa and Kalahari’s roots
  • Bichini Bia Dance Company Performances: Patrons can enjoy three African dance performances per day at the fair
  • Arts Activity Zone: Art-goers of all ages can create something special with African art themed activities, stencil chalking’s and much more

  Wisconsin Dells, WI Resort Kalahari Resort and Conventions in Wisconsin Dells was recently named the 16th best family-friendly hotel in TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Dells resort is known for Wisconsin’s largest indoor waterpark, outdoor waterpark and indoor theme park, Spa Kalahari and two new additional delicious dining experiences, including the recently opened Wisconsin Brew Pub, which highlights the rich food and beverage culture of Wisconsin through signature dishes and a warm, family-friendly environment.   Also new to the Wisconsin Dells location is Double Cut Charcoal Grill and Liquor Bar. Opened late 2013, Double Cut represents the signature Kalahari dining experience. Guests and groups of all sizes are welcome – whether enjoying appetizers and burgers at the liquor bar for a big game, having a craft cocktail and great conversation in the relaxed lounge or celebrating any occasion with high-quality cuts of steak, chops and seafood. Diners agree – Double Cut was recently rated high enough by visitors to be named to OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice restaurants in January 2014.   Saving family time from being “endangered,” has never been so fun, with the all-under-one-roof experience provided by Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. For more information and to book a beyond expectations, summer vacation experience at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, please visit   About Kalahari Resorts Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., and Sandusky, Ohio, deliver a “world-away” waterpark resort and conference experience beyond expectations. The authentically African-themed Kalahari Resorts, privately owned by the Nelson family, are home to America’s largest indoor waterparks. All Kalahari Resorts feature well-appointed guestrooms, full-service Spa Kalahari, a fully equipped fitness center, on-site restaurants, unique retail shops, and a state-of-the-art conference center. Kalahari Resorts and Convention Centers frequently receive awards and accolades for our guest and convention services. Recent recognition includes: Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 World’s Coolest Indoor Water Parks, TripAdvisors’ 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards, Silver Star recognition for Best Family-Friendly Meeting Hotel and Resort in Smart Meeting’s 2014 Smart Stars Awards, Clean the World’s Top 50 Hot Properties in 2013, January 2014 Diner’s Choice recognition from OpenTable, the Daily Herald’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Indoor Waterpark, selection as one of the nation’s Top Family Resorts by Family Fun magazine for 2013, being named the Best Conference Center in the state by the Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association, and selection as the Corporate Meeting Destination of the Year by Cleveland Business Connects magazine. For reservation and guest information, call 1-877-KALAHARI (525-2427) or visit:  


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  1. Diane Elizabeth on

    This sounds like so much fun! I drive past the Kalahari often, but I haven’t had the chance to take my kids for a visit. Thanks for all the great information.

  2. This place sounds awesome. We have been planning on going to Wisconsin Dells for awhile now so this would be perfect for us.

  3. I loved the Dells when I was a kid and I am excited to take my own there. This place would be perfect.

  4. Awesome family vacation would be perfect for our family of four. Priceless memories would be made.

  5. I have been to the resort in the Wisconsin Dells. My girls loved it! There is something for all ages.

  6. Living only an hour from the dells, we’ve been to the Kalahari before, but that was before we had our son, who is now 2. I would love to go again and watch him enjoy the water park!

  7. We’re heading to WI Dells the end of this month. We’ve never been to the Kalahari. It would be a blast!

  8. Tiffany Greene Elliott on

    Wow this is the first time I have heard about Kalahari Waterpark!! Looks awesome and so much fun!! Awesome place for my family!! Thank you!!

  9. we soo need a vacation !:) thanks so much for sharing.. looks like a lot of fun

  10. Tiffany Gordon on

    I’ve always wanted to be able to take my kids to Kalahari!! Just have never been able to afford it. This would be so amazing!

  11. Wendi Watson on

    Oh this would be so much fun we always have been there in the winter for our family Christmas but we do not do that anymore because everyone lives so far a way the outside looks like it would be very fun to try!

  12. Brianna Mace on

    This would be so much fun! I have 3 kids and they would love to do something fun like this!

  13. My husband and I would love to take our grandkids. They would have a blast. Ours would be the Sandusky location so we would be by Cedar Point too. Plus you can’t beat a $40. Gas card.

  14. debbie campbell on

    I did not think I would want to go to a waterpark, but this looks amazing!!

  15. What a great opportunity to spend quality time with the family. This place looks awesome!

  16. margaret peg m on

    we are about an hour south of ‘kalahari’ in sandusky, OH and have yet to go, looks like a ton of fun!

  17. We would love to go here before we move away from the region later this summer. I love that it’s indoors in the Dells. No worrying about sunscreen!

  18. Laura Miller on

    This looks awesome! So glad I found this review, we’ve been thinking about taking our kids!

  19. My kids were just talking about going to a big waterpark, this looks like so much fun!

  20. Sounds wonderful. We have yet to take a family vacation. We are long over due.

  21. elizabeth miller on

    this would be such an awesome trip to take my 8 year old on. I didn’t realize this was right in the Poconos which is not too far from us. She would love this

  22. I’ve been to the Sandusky location, and it was so much fun! There is so much to do. I’d love to go again.

  23. This looks like a lot of fun, and it would sure take a big bite out of the expense for us taking all five kids on a summer excursion. Kids never seem to sleep as good as when they have been playing in the water.

  24. Aisha Winbush on

    This would be a perfect trip for my family! I’ve heard great things about kalahari and would enjoying spending time there if i won

  25. I live so close to the Sandusky Kalahari, and yet I have never been. This would be a great getaway for our family!

  26. Courtney Candlish on

    We have been to Wisconsin Dells but never stayed at Kalahari. Heard it was great though. We would love the opportunity to stay and play here:)

  27. Lin Gorenkoff on

    My family and I went to Kalahari in Sandusky for Christmas last year and it was amazing. This blog post makes me want to go again!

  28. Sacha Schroeder on

    We love Kalahari! It’s been a couple of years since we have been! Thank you for an awesome giveaway!

  29. Debora Lobacz on

    This looks likes a blast! Never been to an inside water park or the Safari, I would take either one and have so much fun!!! 🙂

  30. This place looks amazing, my family would love it. It looks like they offer enough things to keep a person busy

  31. Tara Liebing on

    This looks like so much fun. When I was little I won a contest for a trip to Wisconsin Dells but I never got to go. I’d love to take my son.

  32. Kathleen Ophelan on

    When we go to the Dells my family always makes it a point to stay at Kalahari. It is such a great resort with fun for the whole family. Two days is never enough, and my kids always come home pooped out!

  33. Ashley Smith on

    I really wish I can visit here one day. It looks like so much fun for the family. And my friends say they loved it!

  34. debbie ritenour on

    This looks like so much fun! Ive been to a few water parks but this looks so much bigger and better!

  35. We love the Kalahari! We have not been able to make it there in awhile but are hoping to soon!!!

  36. Brandy Hebden on

    This looks and sounds like an amazing resort. I have never heard of it but I’m glad I have now. I just went somewhere like this last weekend but this place looks nicer! Would love to go!!! 🙂

  37. I love the Kalahari! I’ve only been there for conferences, would love to just be able to relax and enjoy the resort!

  38. Skye Hunkele on

    Sounds like so much fun! Would love to take my family on a mini vacation. We live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania so it would just be a short trip to Ohio.

  39. This looks increidble. My family would be thrilled for us to be able to go. I agree, we need more family time together.

  40. kalahari waterpark resort sounds so much fun and amusement.i have guessed from the pictures attached above my family is gonna love this place. i’ll talk to my husband today and we’ll definitely plan our next vacations to that wonderful joyland. it’s amazing. thanks a lot for sharing your experiences dear one. 🙂

  41. Claire Rheinheimer on

    We took our little one and my 2 teenage daughters during the winter months year ago and while it was a blast, the indoor water park is a little young for teenagers. I’d love to take them during the summer so we could enjoy the outdoor part!

  42. I have always wanted and dreamed of going her since hearing about them I can only imagine what my kids would think if they got the chance to go to a place like this. It is like when Wendy sees Neverland for the first time.

  43. This is something new! Definitely a place to take my kids and enjoy the summer.. Would love to win!

  44. I think we’d definitely want to visit Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio, since that is the closest one. I’ve heard great things about them and my family would have a blast at the water park!

  45. What an awesome looking spot! Something for everyone in the family, that is for sure!

  46. leslie roberts on

    OMG!! the kids would have so much fun, and I would die to have an amazing full body massage, It’s been a long time since my last massage, or my last vacation. Thank You Kalahari Resorts and Mom Blog Society for giving us a chance to make our dreams happen

  47. This waterpark looks like SO much fun! It’s been MANY years since our family has had a vacation all together, so going to this place would be a dream come true!

  48. Kortney Picker on

    I have actually been here before (with my in-laws) but I would love to take my family and enjoy the Dells!

  49. Sarah Oswald on

    I have lived in PA most of my life and I never knew we had one of these parks in our state and not terribly far either. I would love to go there some day thanks for sharing about this place.

  50. Janette Polivka on

    This place looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lord knows I could never afford to take my kids somewhere like this. What a blessing it would be! WOW!

  51. Becky VanGinkel on

    Wow!! What an amazing vacation that would be!!! We only live a few hours from Wisconsin Dells and I had no idea that they had such amazing indoor water parks!! The last time I went I was in high school and I went with my parents.. now I’m married with kids! The massages look amazing, and I know our kiddos would have an absolute BLAST in the water park.. we’ll have to check it out one day soon 🙂 Thanks for the awesome review!

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