Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 219 travellers
Excellent
56
Good
110
Average
42
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 219 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.
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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Mr. M-S - Letchwood Garden City
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

We drove ourselves around the area visiting nearby waterholes etc.instead of taking an organised game drive. As a result we did not see as much as we might, but did see a good variety at the camp's own waterhole over two evenings.

The two bedroom chalet was clean and comfortable, if a bit small.

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Mr. T & Ms. M - West Molesey
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

We would not recommend the double/twin rooms,the redesign of these rooms needs a rethink especially the toilet/shower area,just about enough room for one small person to use! Considering the recent makeover of this camp things are beginning to look tatty.Missing chair,only one glass,reception say they do not have any replacements.We do not understand the deposit/inventory system as nobody checks anything when you leave.

Anyway the main reason for staying here is the ability to drive around ETOSHA from daybreak to dusk and the animals did not let us down particularly the waterhole at Rietfontein,huge numbers of elephants.The Moringa watehole in the camp 'a bit hit and miss' for night watchers,surprisingly quiet at times.

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Mr B & Mr K - Kent
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

Halali Camp review

Not terribly impressed compared to every thing elsewhere. Accomodation wasnt up to much and neither was the food.

On top of that there werent any animals at all at the waterhole. We came away thinking it was a waste of time.

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Mr. & Mrs. H - Beaconsfield
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Relaxed camp with lovely waterhole

It seems to be quite big and so busy but the rooms are spaced out so it's not noisey at all. Rooms are very nice, clean and comfortable. Restaurant is buffet style with a good choice of food. Chef cooks steaks etc quickly as you wait - a good humouired performance!

The waterhole is a little walk (or you can drive) from the centre of the camp. There are rustic benches overlooking the waterhole which is floodlit at night. On the whole people sit very quietly and there is a great atmosphere of waiting and expectation as different animals and birds come and go. Both nights we were there white rhino came to drink. During the day it was nice to be able to watch animals without being in a vehicle.

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