Kalahari Resorts and Conventions — Where the Spirit of Africa Comes Alive

Detailing one family’s epic adventure across six countries to bring the thrills, the adventure and the magic of Africa back home to you.

Rwanda One World

When you visit us, you'll find a beyond expectations, authentically-African experience, and when we say authentic, we mean it. 

But how does Kalahari create this experience? Take a look behind the scenes at how we bring this Authentically-African, World Away experience to life. Meet Todd Nelson and his family. Together they run Kalahari Resorts and Conventions (with the World’s Coolest Indoor Waterparks).

Kalahari is inspired by the culture, the art, and the natural beauty of Africa. This is evident the moment you step foot into the Resort and Convention Center.

The Nelson family believes the only way to bring the best of Africa back home to you at the resort, is to go out and get it - which means going off the beaten path, taking chances, and traveling beyond our comfort zone.

In November of 2014 the Nelson Family and team returned to Africa to once again be inspired. Traveling 24,752 miles, in 6 countries over 23 days, their journey of One World is shared with you now and every time you visit Kalahari Resorts and Conventions.

One World – my humanity is tied to yours. We are all interconnected. Connecting you to Kalahari’s African roots, and the chance to be a part of one beat, one heart, and one world. Learn More.

One World Tour

One Cup

Todd Nelson and family visit a small-scale coffee farm on the shores of Lake Kivu in Rwanda, getting up close and personal with the gourmet beans they intend to import and brew on-property in the United States. See more.

One Table

From Mopani worms to traditional beef seswaa from Botswana, the Nelsons go on a food odyssey featuring some of Africa’s top chefs to roadside grill jockeys. See more.

One Wild Bunch

Trekking up the volcanic hillsides of Rwanda, the Nelsons go in search of the reclusive mountain gorillas to see what these gentle giants have to teach us about family time. See more.

One Safari

A spiritual homecoming takes the Nelson family into the Kalahari desert. There they witness the largest migration of elephants in the world. See more.

One Wild River

The Nelsons push themselves to the brink by scaling the very edge of Victoria Falls, bungee jumping backward into Batoka gorge and taking a pounding whitewater rafting down the Zambezi River. See more.

One Rhythm

While visiting one of the largest art hubs of the world, the Nelsons met with street artists who electrify the streets with color, local surfers who cut the coastline with their artistry and musicians and tribal troupes who are all part of one beat, one heart, one world. See more.

One Love

Dolphins and whales abound off the coast of Ponto do Ouro in Mozambique. Here the Nelsons come face to face with these wild creatures. See more

One Wave

For surfers up and down the South African coast, the pull of the sea starts at an early age. Cape Town is a special place for surfers because it’s where two great oceans come together – the warm Indian and frigid Atlantic – which leads to some impressive waves. Todd Nelson and his family met with Avuyile Ndamase at Llandudno Beach where surf star turned teacher as he gave a lesson to first time surfers.  See more

One Treasure

The Nelson family travels to Africa to reconnect with the land that inspired their vision strengthen the ties with various communities throughout the continent, and source items for all of our resorts. Join us as we go behind the scenes in creating an Authentically-African, Beyond Expectations experience known as Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.  See more

One Table

From Mopani worms to traditional beef seswaa from Botswana, the Nelsons go on a food odyssey featuring some of Africa’s top chefs to roadside grill jockeys. See more