Review of Kalahari Resorts in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania

Entrance of the resort

If you've been following me on Twitter or Instagram you may saw that I visited the new indoor water park located in the Poconos called Kalahari Resort.  Kalahari is just under two hours away from the Philadelphia area. When you visit Kalahari you certainly feel like you've been taken on a tour to Africa.

This family resort is owned by the Nelson family who own two other Kalahari Resorts  located Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin and Sandusky, Ohio.  This is truly a family oriented place and they have thought of everything to keep all members of the family happy and occupied while on vacation. When you first arrive at the resort you will notice the decor of the resort is African themed. The family traveled to Africa to bring authentic experiences back to the US.

Facts about Kalahari Resort
  • The resort is home to Pennsylvania’s largest indoor water park and also includes: 
  •  457 guest rooms containing one-, two- and three-bedroom suites 
  •  An outdoor water park with a huge outdoor pool, a large sundeck for relaxing, indoor/outdoor whirlpools and a swim-up bar 
  •  30,000 sq. ft. family entertainment center with dry activities such as mini-bowling, cutting-edge arcade games, a 5-D theater and black light mini golf 
  •  Three full-service signature dining experiences 
  •  Spa Kalahari & Salon 
  •  100,000 sq. ft. convention center 
  •  6,000 sq. ft. of retail 
Hotel Rooms

1 bedroom suite

The hotel rooms keep with the African theme of the resort.  There are many options for rooms they have one-, two- and three-bedroom suites.  We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite.  It had 2 queen sized beds and a pull out couch.  The room also had a large tub and shower.  The rooms are equipped with a microwave and a small fridge.  We also had a room that had a small balcony that overlooked the Pocono Mountains.

Lazy River

Water Park
Kalahari is home to the largest water park in Pennsylvania.  There is truly water fun for everyone in your family.  If your not into slides then take a ride on the lazy river.  Want a drink, swim up the the adults only swim up bar or take a dip in the outdoor pool.   Babies and toddlers will enjoy their own special water park with age appropriate slides, lazy river and so much more.  Older kids and adults will enjoy all the choices of slides and pools.  There is plenty of seating around the water park.  There are also lockers available to rent and a locker room to change in.  

Delicious Food
 There are plenty of options at the resort for your family. There are nine different dinning options at the resort.  Buffet, quick service and sit down options. There are so many options for everyone in your family.    

Plenty of choices in the water park

Overall my family and I fell in love with the resort, we loved that everything was in one place and we didn't even have to carry money or credit cards around with us while staying.  We had our credit card linked to our wrist band.  The wrist band was our room key and allowed us entrance to the water park. Before we left the resort we talked about special occasions that were coming up and how we would love to come back for a visit. 

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Disclosure: Thanks Kalahari Resorts for arranging for our complimentary stay to facilitate this review. As always all thoughts and opinions are our own.