(The only reason I gave a rating of 3 instead of 2 was because we did enjoy the Theme Park.)
My family and I (which consists of myself, my husband and our 16 year old son), stayed here on a Sunday at the end of September. The Kalahari is rather expensive for such a basic room. The room just had 2 queen beds, nothing spectacular but at least it was clean. We checked in at 11:00 a.m. and figured we would have to wait for our room since check-in time wasn't until 4:00 p.m., but we were pleasantly surprised to find that our room was ready to check into. Although when I made the reservation I asked for a room that did not have an adjoining door to it but was given one anyway. Plus, the balcony was so tiny and cramped, why bother having one at all?!
Our room included the indoor waterpark as well as theme park wristbands. I know a lot of reservations only include the waterpark so we were happy with the deal we booked.
Let me start by saying that the indoor waterpark is very boring. There really isn't much to do there. The 2 new slides that they boast about cutting a hole in the roof are nothing to brag about. (The ones at The Wilderness are actually more fun!). The lines for the Master Blaster and Victoria Falls took forever even though there were not many people in line. There was only 1 operator for both rides and they were going back and forth which took way too long. They definitely need to have an operator for each ride so the line would move quicker. I have to plug The Wilderness again because their lines are much more organized and don't share operators. Even though The Wilderness does not have The Mater Blaster, the other rides they do have are way more fun. As far as The Tanzanian Twister (or the toilet bowl flush as some like to refer to it), that ride is a joke. They need to change it so you ride down on a tube instead.
Ok, as you can see, we did not like the Indoor waterpark but now onto the Theme Park......
We really enjoyed this much more and ended up staying here all day on the day of check-out. The go-carts are the best and the climbing wall and ropes course were fun also.
What we would really like to see done is have the Kalahari offer a choice of Indoor Waterpark Wristbands or Theme Park Wristbands. Like I said, a lot of the deals don't include the Theme Park and you have to pay extra. We would much rather spend all our time at the Theme Park and skip the Waterpark.
This is our second time staying here and both times we have not enjoyed the Indoor Waterpark but rather enjoyed the Theme Park. If you want just waterparks, go to The Wilderness otherwise if you stay here, just go to the Theme Park. Or better yet, just buy wristbands for the Theme Park and stay elsewhere!
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