Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center, more commonly called Kalahari, was founded in 2000 by current owner and CEO Todd Nelson, in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The company operates a chain of indoor amusement parks, water parks, hotels and convention meeting rooms.
The resort is named after the Kalahari desert in Africa, which explains why Africa is the theme of the hotel rooms and convention rooms, as well as mascots. There are three resorts, the first being in Wisconsin Dell, Wisconsin, the second in Sandusky, Ohio, and the third in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. The Sandusky location is billed as the largest indoor theme park in the USA. Hotels range in size from 750 rooms to 996 rooms, as well as multiple convention or meeting rooms for business travelers.
Kalahari Resorts also have full service restaurants, playgrounds for children, and include free tickets to the Timbavati Wildlife Park for customers who book rooms.