We've been to the Kalahari half a dozen times already and can't wait to go back! PERFECT place for ALL ages! They have many fun activities for families and kids as well! They had free bingo and crafts the last time we stayed. And when the power went out while we were crafting, they gave our 2 kids each a flashlight (animal one!) and they even told them to keep it! GREAT service. Friendly staff. FANTASTIC waterpark! You will not find a better waterpark anywhere!!!!! Along with all this greatness though, is cost. It is more expensive than other hotels but WORTH IT!!!!! Just pack your own snacks to save some money!
We stayed at the Kalahari this past weekend and had a BLAST! The theming was wonderful and so detailed. The staff even greeted us with full safari costumes. All of the staff were friendly and treated us with a level of service I would expect at Disney: greeting the kids and asking them about their day, following up on in room requests, making us feel like we were the most important guest there, etc.
Rooms were very spacious. Our basic room had a large in room fridge and a separate seating area with a sofa. With as many people as were there, the waterpark never felt crowded. There were always plenty of tubes available and we never had to wait long for the elevator or rides. They offered a lot of activities for resort guests including movie nights, cookie decorating, and little shows.
I feel like the waterparks at Wilderness Resort are a bit bigger, but the Kalahari does offer something for all ages, including a mini lazy river for toddlers/preschoolers!
All in all, we would definitely stay there again!