• Safety

    Safety Mother holding child

    Safety Seal Kalahari is commited to the safety of our guests. 

    Click here to download our safety information. 

    INDOOR WATERPARK
    SAFETY RULES & PROCEDURES
    • Life vests are required for all children under 48". At Kalahari Resorts, the safety and security of our guests is our number one priority. In our indoor and outdoor Waterparks, Kalahari is proud to meet, and in many cases, exceed state and federal guidelines for Waterpark safety. Although many children possess excellent swimming capabilities in standard pools, Kalahari Resorts requires all children under 48" to wear a life vest for added safety while enjoying our Waterparks. You are encouraged to bring your own life vest if it is well fitting and U.S. Coast Guard approved. Complimentary life vests are available in the Waterpark on a first come first served basis.
    • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • State law prohibits any food or beverage to be brought in from outside the Waterpark.

    INDIVIDUAL RIDE RULES

    Elephant's Trunk

    • Maximum operational load: 1person, 250 lbs. (114 kg.)
    • Persons under 54 inches (1.22 m.) tall are not permitted on this ride.
    • No eyewear or flotation devices are permitted.
    • Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets, or metal ornaments are not permitted.
    • Riders must be barefoot.
    • Only one rider to enter the slide at a time.
    • Single riders only!
    • Never form chains.
    • Riders must ride slide feet first lying on your back with legs firmly crossed at ankles and hands behind head.
    • Do not uncross your legs or attempt to sit up until you come to a complete stop in the shutdown lane.
    • Do not run, dive, stand, kneel, rotate, or stop in the slide.
    • At the end of the slide, exit quickly and obey all instructions by the attendant.
    • Elephant’s Trunk is for strong swimmers only.
    • CAUTION: For safety reasons, pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back trouble and persons exceeding 250 lbs. should not ride this slide.

    FlowRider

    • This is a very strenuous ride. Riders must be able to swim in turbulent moving water.
    • Body boarding this sheet wave is a body-active, participatory sport. As with all sports, care must be taken to avoid injury.
    • Riders must be in good physical condition and free from any physical limitations to participate. Pregnant women and persons with a history of heart, back, neck, shoulder, or joint problems should not ride.
    • Riders must be at least 42 inches tall to participate.
    • Jewelry, hats, eye glasses, or loose articles of any type are not recommended on the ride as they may injure the participant or damage the ride surface.
    • Bodyboarding: When instructed by the Gatekeeper, place your body board into the launch ramp, slick side down. Lie down with your stomach on the body board, head first, with your hips along the rear edge of the board. Your legs should be extended straight behind you. Your hands should grab the forward rails of the board. As of May 1, 2013, standup FlowRiding is no longer allowed. 
    • Avoid jumping into or entering the ride at high speeds – YOU WILL WIPE OUT!
    • Steer your body board into the center of the flowing water. You can control your body board by gently shifting your weight. Obey the wave staff at all times.
    • Single riding only is permitted. NO tandem riders or multiple riding is allowed.
    • The flowing water may pull off bathing suit tops, bottoms, and loose clothing. Cover ups are suggested.
    • Horseplay and daredevil stunts are not permitted.
    • Riders must be barefoot.
    • CAUTION! The ride surface is very slippery.
    • NO TANDEM RIDERS!
    • GUESTS MAY NOT DROP IN FROM THE TOP WHEN RIDING.

    Indoor Lazy River

    • Riders must remained seated at all times.
    • No rough play.
    • Life jackets are required for children under 48" tall and are recommended for weak swimmers.

    Sahara Sidewinders/Screaming Hyena

    • Only guests wearing suitable swimming attire may ride the flume. Swimming attire with buckles, rivets, or any sharp objects are not permitted, as they may damage the flume.
    • Shoes, sandals or footwear with buckles are not permitted to be worn while riding.
    • Pregnant women, guests with heart conditions, guests with neck or back problems, and guests under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to ride.
    • Guests must ride one at a time. Chains or double riding are not permitted.
    • Guests are not permitted to remain in the run-out. Please exit the run-out as quickly as possible.
    • For riders to safely experience the Sahara Sidewinder and the Screaming Hyena, each such rider should have the physical and cognitive abilities to remain in the supine position only (on back, face up.) Once guests enter the start box, they should lean back against the flume, feet first, facing front, with their legs crossed at the ankles and their hands behind their neck with their fingers locked, while controlling their limbs throughout the course of the ride.
    • Riders will experience strong acceleration and deceleration forces from the front, rear and all sides during the course of the ride.
    • The minimum height requirement for guests using the Sahara Sidewinders and Screaming Hyena is 54 inches.
    • The maximum weight requirement for guests using the Sahara Sidewinders and Screaming Hyena is 300 lbs (136 kgs).
    • Do not use the slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    • Follow the instructions of the attendant.
    • No standing, kneeling, rotating or stopping in the flume.
    • Keep your hands inside the flume.
    • Leave the plunge area immediately.
    • WARNING: Water depth is 6 inches.

    Master Blaster

    • Maximum weight limit is 450 lbs. total.
    • Minimum weight limit of 115 lbs. with heavier rider in back.
    • Persons under 42 inches (1.07 m.) tall are not permitted on this ride.
    • Eyeglasses must be securely affixed to riders with head straps. No loose articles permitted.
    • Follow instructions given by the attendants.
    • No jumping or diving. One rider in front of the other. Sit in rafts fully-seated, holding handles with both hands, legs and arms inside the raft.
    • The attendant will start the ride.
    • Keep arms and hands inside the rafts at all times and grip handles firmly until raft has come to a complete stop at the unload area.
    • If ride stops, remain seated and wait for attendant.
    • Do not attempt to stand during the operation of this slide at any time.
    • CAUTION: For safety reasons, pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back trouble and persons exceeding 250 lbs. should not ride this slide.

    Indoor Whirlpool Spas

    • WARNING: No diving or jumping.
    • Elderly persons and patrons suffering from heart disease, diabetes, or high or low blood pressure should not enter the whirlpool.
    • Due to health and safety concerns and per Wisconsin state law, children under 6 years of age are not permitted to use hot tubs.
    • Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs may not use the whirlpool.
    • Pregnant women should consult their physician regarding whirlpool usage.
    • Lengthy exposure may be hazardous to your health and may result in nausea, dizziness or fainting.
    • Children that are not toilet-trained are required to wear swim diapers.
    • Repeated or extended use of hot tubs may cause eye, throat and skin irritations.

    Tanzanian Twister

    • This attraction is for strong swimmers only.
    • Splash pool depth is 9'6".
    • Maximum operational load: 1 person, 250 lbs. (114 kg.)
    • Persons under 48 inches (1.22 m.) tall are not permitted on this ride.
    • No eyewear or flotation devices are permitted.
    • No loose articles permitted. Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets, or metal ornaments are not permitted.
    • Riders must be barefoot.
    • Only one rider to enter the slide at a time. Single riders only!
    • Never form chains.
    • Slide must be ridden feet first lying on your back with legs firmly crossed at ankles and hands clasped firmly behind your head.
    • Riders must wait for the signal to turn green before starting to ride.
    • Do not run, dive, stand, kneel, or stop in the slide.
    • At the end of the slide, exit quickly and obey all instructions by the attendant.
    • CAUTION: For safety reasons, pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back trouble and persons exceeding 250 lbs. should not ride this slide.

    Tiko's Watering Hole

    • This area is designed for children 48" and under along with their adult supervisor.
    • Do not enter the Pool if you have a communicable disease or open cut.
    • Do not bring food, drink, gum or tobacco in to the pool.
    • Shower before entering the pool and after use of toilet facilities.
    • Do not run or engage in rough play in the pool area.
    • When riding the slides do not make chains. Ride slides in seated position, legs extended in front – NEVER headfirst.
    • Do not stand at the top of any slide.
    • Swimming attire with buckles, rivets, or any sharp objects are not permitted.
    • Do not bring animals in to the pool area.
    • Diaper changing on the pool deck is prohibited.
    • Glass and shatterable items are prohibited in the pool area.
    • Swim diapers are required for all participants not toilet trained.
    • No diving.

    Victoria Falls

    • Splash pool is 3 feet, 6 inches deep. Do not jump or dive from raft into pool.
    • Eyeglasses must be securely affixed to riders with head straps. No loose articles permitted.
    • Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets, or metal ornaments are not permitted. Riders must be barefoot.
    • Step into rafts carefully – no jumping, standing, or diving.
    • Sit in rafts fully-seated, holding handles with both hands.
    • Riders must stay in the rafts during the ride. If you accidentally fall from the raft, continue on down the slide without it and exit normally.
    • Riders must wait for the attendants to start the ride.
    • Keep arms and hands inside the tubes at all times.
    • CAUTION: For safety reasons, pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back trouble and/or persons exceeding 250 lbs. should not ride this slide.

    Zig Zag Zebra

    • Maximum operational load: 2 persons, 400 lbs. (182 kg.)
    • Splash pool depth is 4 feet.
    • No eyewear or flotation devices are permitted.
    • Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets, or metal ornaments are not permitted.
    • Riders must be barefoot.
    • Only one inner tube to enter the slide at a time.
    • Never form chains.
    • Tubes should be ridden in a seated position, facing forward.
    • Riders must stay on the tubes during the ride.
    • If you accidentally fall from the tube, continue on down the slide without it and exit normally.
    • Riders must wait for the attendants start signal before starting the ride.
    • Keep arms and hands inside the tubes at all times.
    • Do not run, dive, stand, kneel, rotate, or stop in the slide.
    • CAUTION: For safety reasons, pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back trouble and persons exceeding 250 lbs. should not ride this slide.

    Indoor Lazy River

    • Riders must remained seated at all times.
    • No rough play.
    • Life jackets are required for children under 48" tall and are recommended for weak swimmers.

    Rippling Rhino

    • Splash pool is 3 feet, 6 inches deep. Do not jump or dive from raft into pool.
    • Eyeglasses must be securely affixed to riders with head straps. No loose articles permitted.
    • Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets, or metal ornaments are not permitted.
    • 2 or 3 riders required per raft.
    • Step into rafts carefully. Sit in rafts fully-seated holding handles with both hands.
    • Riders must stay in the rafts during the ride. If you accidentally fall from the raft, continue on down the slide without it and exit normally.
    • Riders must wait for the attendant to start the ride.
    • Keep arms and hands inside the tubes at all times.
    • Do not run, dive, stand, kneel, rotate, or stop in the slide.
    • At the end of the slide, stay in the raft until directed by splash pool attendant to exit.
    • CAUTION: For safety reasons, pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back trouble and persons exceeding 250 lbs. should not ride this slide.

    Mud Hut Swim-Up Bar

    • Must be at least 21 years old to enter swim-up bar pool.
    • Do not enter the pool if you have a communicable disease or open cut.
    • Do not bring food, drink, gum or tobacco into the pool.
    • Shower before entering the pool and after use of toilet facilities.
    • Do not run or engage in rough play in the pool area.
    • Diaper changing on the pool deck is prohibited.
    • Glass and shatterable items are prohibited in the pool area.
    • Swim diapers are required for all participants not toilet trained.
    • In the event of inclement weather, this pool may be closed.
    • NO DIVING.
    • Maximum patron load: 110 people

    Indoor/Outdoor Whirlpool Spa

    • Minors ages 6 and under are not permitted in the whirlpool.
    • Elderly persons and persons suffering from heart disease, diabetes, or high or low blood pressure should not enter whirlpool.
    • Minors under the age of 12 who are unsupervised may not use the whirlpool.
    • Persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol may not use the whirlpool.
    • Sit in rafts fully-seated, holding handles with both hands.
    • Pregnant women should consult their physician regarding whirlpool usage.
    • Lengthy exposure may be hazardous to your health and may result in nausea, dizziness or fainting.
    • In the event of inclement weather, this spa may be closed.
    • Maximum patron load: 83 people.