Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 223 travellers
Excellent
57
Good
111
Average
44
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 223 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.
The T family - Clackmannanshire
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

I was really surprised by our rooom here. The floor area must have been 3 times that of our room at Okaukuejo. It was again clean, and this place also has an excellent swimming pool. The waterhole here did not seem to attract the same number of animals as at Okauquejo. We only saw one impala and a lone and very distant rhino.

The food is of a similar standard to Okauquejo, and they again need to think more about the logistics of the food. They ran out of beer glasses and soup bowls.

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Dr S - Loughborough
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Improvement at waterhole

Whether it was just luck or due to improvements at the waterhole, there were certainly many more animals in evidence both during the night and day.

Sekelbos VIP accommodation is simply wonderful, but be aware no one comes to clean it during your stay even though somone will conscientiously empty the ashes from your braii every day.

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Mr J & friends from Bristol
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

Halali Camp review

We had spacious and comfortable accommodation which was perfectly adequate and met all our needs.

The waterhole is excellent for photography particularly in the morning.

The meals in the restaurant are self service and the food was rather akin to school meals - adequate but unexciting.

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Ms M - London
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Terrible
Terrible
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Terrible
Terrible
Facilities:
Terrible
Terrible

Awful place

This was the worst place we stayed. We were disappointed as the reviews suggested it was better than Okuakuejo. Our room was basic, dark and grubby and could have done with a makeover. We had no complementary toileteries - not even soap.

We did go back to reception to ask about this but there were so many people with problems in front of us, we gave up. The towels were scratchy with holes in them, the sheets on the beds were too small for the mattresses, the air con unit was directly over the bed, so it you had it on it blew directly on your head and the alternative was to leave the door open. The bathroom was the smallest I have ever seen.

The waterhole was a long trek from the camp and there was nothing there (not their fault, I know).

The food was dreadful. There was nothing for vegetarians apart from a mediocre pasta salad, grated carots and slices of stale bread. When I asked what they could provide for us, I was directed to the salad and there was no offer of anything else. I was then told that for the salad I would be charged 70N$ and the dessert 40N$ meaning that the very meaty main course only cost 40N$! What a rip off.

I would advise anyone to avoid Halali if possible.

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Mrs B & Family - London
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Terrible
Terrible
Facilities:
Good
Good

a bit of a institution after the other places

We were expecting it not to be up to the standard of the other places - and it wasn't
The food was overpriced and terrible
The pool was cloudy
But... the waterhole was fabulous (even though the none of us could spend too much time there as the kids were ill)
The rooms were fine if rather uninspiring
The friendly garage man mended (another) puncture

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Mr & Mrs B from Beds
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

A good halfway stop

Accommodation OK for 1 night. Managed a braai but not sufficient kitchen equipment - no pans or tools. Did not want to use the restaurant at night as no different from Okaukeojo - basic and not cheap.

Difficult finding way back in the dark from waterhole and walk over rocks to reach it were a problem for young and old.

Everything in Etosha is very regimented from entry to departure and nothing makes one feel relaxed.

The signposts throughout the park are worn or non existant except down the Namatoni end.

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Mr P & Mrs SP - Holland
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

Like all NWR camps we were pleasantly surprised (after the bad comments we read) by the camp staff's friendliness and efficiency.

You can't beat being pointed the roosting spot of African Scops Owl and Barn Owl by one of the staff (best guiding by a non-guide!).

The food was not as good as in Okaukuejo, but still above average.

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Family M - Massachusetts
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

a nice camp. especially the night watering hole. very quiet considering the large crowd.

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E & D from New Mexico
Arrived on: 10-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Restful camp in the heart of Etosha

We thought this might be the low point of our trip but instead found Halili to be more than acceptable. There are several good waterholes nearby, in addition to Halali's own, and we enjoyed sharing a beer around the campfire with some Australian visitors that we had met at two of our other stops.

Since we had our own car we explored on our own. One of the best sights was a troop of Banded Mongooses splayed out in the white gravel road, enjoying the reflected heat.

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Mr C - Cyprus
Arrived on: 29-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Need to have sugar free fruit juice and fresh cold water on breakfast buffet.

On my return hom I checked my bank account and discovered that I had been ouble charged for dinner and purchases made in the tourist shop. I have contacted my bank in this regard. It suggests that a scam may be taking place here.

The Halali Tourist Shop did not know what a VAT Invoice was and I was unable to claim a refund of R231,44 upon my departure from Namibia.

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