Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 206 travellers
Excellent
53
Good
103
Average
39
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 206 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 & Mr. B - Crowthorne
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Terrible
Terrible
Food:
Terrible
Terrible
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Just another government run lodge

We were debating whether to stay inside or outside the Etosha National Park but have decided to stay with Halali Camp and wish we have stayed outside with one of the lodges outside. There was no service to speak of in this camp. The staff were disinterested in serving thier guest be at the reception, restaurants or shops. The restaurant was serving canteen food. The only good thing about this place is its waterhole, we have seen elephants, rhinos, jackals, zebras and kudus. Some guests have spotted leopards during the night

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Mr & Mrs N from Hexham
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Rest Camp

Bush Chalet good. Loved the waterhole. Lovely position below the koppie.

Saw herd of elephants twice.

Tourist shop much better than Okaukuejo and food better. Smaller made it more friendly.

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Mr & Mrs L from Huntingdon
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

Like okakuajo its the location that makes this a great place to stay.

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

The accommodation was adequate for 2 but was intended for 4 and the 'living' area was very cramped. It proported to allow for self catering but there were no cooking facilities, the base of the BBQ having rusted out some time ago: although there was a fridge, crockery and cultery, there were no pots and pans nor a stove which would've been disappointing if we had stocked up on food to cook.

The food in the restaurant was adequate, but the fact that they BBQed in doors both in the evening and for breakfast meant that it was very smelly.

The floodlit waterhole was well worth the visit and is well designed to accommodate a number of people.

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Dr R & Dr M - North Yorkshire
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

a different view of Etosha

going east in Etosha the lanscape and game changes.

Halali was a little more wooded than Okaukuejo. again a lovely stay.

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Mr. & Mrs W-J - Nottingham
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Room was very good, though the person sleeping next to the window has to clamber over the bed to get out in the night – room designers obviously didn't get it quite right! There is a laundry service available at extra cost but this is obviously for those staying more than one night.
A mini – bar is now provided but there is no bottle opener.

The pool looked very inviting.

We saw little at the waterhole, though we only visited during daylight hours.

This was the only camp at which we had to wait for someone to check the room before we got our deposit back.

Again we used the braai provided (this time crockery and cutlery were provided) so cannot comment on dinner. Breakfast was fine, though the chef wasn't as outgoing and entertaining as his colleague at Okaukeujo.

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Mrs J. & family - Warwickshire
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp

Very dusty
Confusing layout of chalets.
Good individual barbeque areas to chalets
No game at water hole, plenty of sandgrouse.

Chalet 45 shower flooded the bathroom!
Park linen is excellent.

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Ms P & Mr D on honeymoon
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

We didn't know what we were going to with Halali and after the exceptional accomodation of Onkonjima it was at the other end of the scale. The chalet was very clean and quite large with a kitchen area come lounge, however the camp is just that - a campsite with chalets which is of a practical purpose of visiting Etosha. The food was nice with a salad bar and choice of main dinner but the breakfast wasn't cooked particualrly well.

Having made quite a fuss about staying in the park but the accomodation not being available it was probably a good thing that we were only there for one night! The map given to us at reception did not correlate with the campsite as we tried to walk to the wateringhole hole down pathways that didn't exist and ended up in the middle of bushes! We gave up and took the car but there was absolutely nothing at the wateringhole at all and after half an hour we left for bed.

The service was very friendly and helpful and for convenience it is quite a good place to stay as it is in the middle of the park.

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Mr & Mrs S from Norfolk
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Halali Camp review

Less activity at the water hole but plenty outside the camp.
The herd of elephants and the lion and cub activity was memorable.
Food again buffet style but much better than Okaukuejo.

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Mr. & Mrs. H - Notts
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

We had a double chalet and, even though it didn't look great from the outside, it was lovely inside. The waterhole at Halali is much quieter than Okaukuejo but we still saw some good animals, including a breeding herd of elephants. Apparently, we missed the leopard that was seen on our first night. Two nights is probably about right for Halali.

The service at the restaurant was mixed - sometimes they were attentive & helpful, other times less so. The food was quite good but the lunchtime buffet was very similar to that offered the same evening. Breakfast consisted of the usual buffet and was good.

Staying at Halali gives access to some great spots in Etosha, notably Salvadora (thousands of zebra). Lion also seem plentiful in this area.

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