Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 229 travellers
Excellent
59
Good
112
Average
47
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 229 of our travellers who have visited Halali Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr. T & Ms. M - West Molesey
Arrived on: 21-Dec-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Original chalet offered had been adapted for 'disabled persons' so we asked for a alternative chalet in case it was required for its intended purpose. We were upgraded to a 'honeymoon chalet' for a small extra charge of 180r for our two day stay, and it came with a jacuzzi.

The camp seemed to be packed with campers this year rather than chalet occupants but it was generally busy. Catering was the usual buffet every day OK but not very interesting.

Moringa waterhole was quiet with few animals on both nights we were there.

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Mrs & Mr W - Dorset
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Wish we had stayed longer!

Our room had recently been refurbished so was more up to date and fresher than Okakuejo. Food was a bit more interesting and because there were fewer guests, it was a bit more personal.

Because we were only there one night, we did not make a lot of use of the waterhole, but it was a lovely setting.

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Mr and Mrs W from Lanarkshire
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

A good base water hole not so well used as Okaukuejo but rhinos came at night, Spectacular setting when we had a lightening storm over the pan when the sun was setting

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Mr & Mrs T - Hampshire
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Halali ok

The problem is that it gets compared to Okonjima and Okakueju and it is not in the same league

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Mr M & Ms H - 5th visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

We were in a Bush chalet, which was comfortable and clean, if in bit of a need of some maintenance, we did report the worst items. We found we needed to keep the air conditioning on to keep a reasonable temperature - there was not much shade around the chalets. There were braii facilities and a small kitchen area with sink, fridge and kettle and tea and coffee, but nothing supplied to cook with - just 2 plates and 2 knives, 2 forks, and 2 spoons. We did manage to cook an improvised basic meal. It was a disappointment as part of our request was the ability to do some self catering as we had at Eagles Nest the previous year.

The camp was busy but the staff were helpful, and we saw several Rhinos at the waterhole in the evening.

The main road to Okaukujeo was in good condition, but side roads were full of potholes and were very slow going. However, it was worth venturing off the main road, as we had excellent game sightings at some of the more out of the way waterholes.

We tried to book onto a NWR morning game drive here but it was very disorganised and were told to keep going back to reception through the evening to see if one was running the next morning, so we were unable to get to the waterhole to watch the animals come in at dusk. In the end the reception staff said there would be no morning game drive as they were still unable to contact the guides and had no idea where they were, or what they were doing! The morning after that there was a game drive, however, of all the game drives we have been on over the years, it seemed half hearted and not very well organised and water was not provided for everyone. This was a shame, but we did however enjoy our stay and the breakfast in the restaurant was very good.

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Ms J and Ms C - North Yorkshire
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

halali was like a butlins holiday camp and would not recommend this at all. Swimming pool good

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Mrs B from hampshire
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Had the same chalet as last visit a good position under a Mopane tree The room was large and comfortable, with better supplied catering materials than the previous stop. The food was good, nicely served outside with self service and excellent Kudu steak.

We did a morning game drive which was good value and we saw small animals eg bat eared fox and wild cat which we would not have seen without the guide to point them out.

The shop is good, with A/C and well stocked, better than Okaukuejo

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Mr & Mrs M - Midlothian
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Pros & Cons

By far the biggest, most unattractive and charmless of places we stayed on the trip, no smiles at reception on check in. Our room was a 'bush cabin' set away from the main area and it was spacious and clean, if a bit basic.

The food was hit & miss - buffet starter (chicken nuggets & lettuce!), had to ask for bread twice, both times the request met by a huge sigh and stomping off), huge queues for main courses, it was bit like school dinners. However, the steak was really good, and after being told that there was nothing special for vegetarian, they did offer to make an omelette but not for 20 minutes. 30 mins passed, G enquired about the omelette only to be asked if wouldn't prefer the vegetarian special instead! Which he said was really nice - roasted veg & mushrooms in a creamy sauce with rice.

Another positive was the waterhole - terraced seating, watched rhino's charging each other and scaring off hyenas. Kudu, springbok, impala etc. A nice quiet place any time of the day.

And, despite everything else, we had a great sleep - very quiet, very comfortable bed and pillows. And the breakfast was surprisingly good - again a massive queue for a made-to-order omelette but it was very nice, as was the coffee.

Positives and negatives, least favourite accommodation of the trip, but it is right in the middle of the park and was fine for one night.

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Mr. L - Bristol
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent

Halali Camp review

Accommodation clean and comfortable in separate chalets. Restaurant OK but no separate bar area. Food served buffet style.

But as at Okaukuejo, the reason for staying here is ease of access to the game-park. We were up at the crack of dawn to continue our animal experiences.

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Mr & Mrs P from Surrey
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

The bush chalet was basic but clean and comfortable. Food was basic but ok.

Waterhole viewing was not as good as Okaukeujo, but we may have just been unlucky.

The standard of the camp was what what we expected so no complaints,

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