Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 217 travellers
Excellent
56
Good
108
Average
42
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 217 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. & Mrs. H - Notts
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
Good
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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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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Mr C & Ms S - Colorado, US
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Halali Camp review

Spent one whole day watching a lion family by a waterhole. Saw rhino and elephant vying for space at the waterhole at night, leopard come to drink, and hoards of sandgrouse at the waterholes at dusk.

Quieter than the bigger camp, lovely room, good food. Really liked the notion that we could just sit and watch the animals come to the waterholes. I would suggest Etosha after people have been other places with guides so they know what they are seeing and are better at spotting critters, because otherwise it would be easy not to see as many animals as we did.

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Prof. S & Mrs M - Cumbria
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

Rom OK, but camp as a whole lacked character. We were supposed to be in 'the honeymoon lodge' but were placed in a 'superior bush lodge' - Elephant I think - is this the same thing? Room was fine, but for 'honeymoon lodge' were expecting something special.

Dodn't take part in any activities

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Miss. F & Mr. E - Surbiton
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

A much better experience despite also being Government run.

The room was better but still had no extra blankets, but there were less children and less pushy people which made for a more enjoyable experience. Even at the waterhole the people were quieter...., although this must be one of the quietest waterholes for wildlife on the whole trip..!!

The food was much better and the overall experience was much more relaxed.

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Mr. A & Ms. B - St. Albans
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Terrible
Terrible
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

Halali Rest Camp was a generally disappointing experience. The staff were rude and made us feel very unwelcome.... every time we asked for anything (i.e. a drink in the bar) it was as if we were putting them out..

The evening menu remained the same both nights, and was an excessive amount of meat (Game or Pork) served in a griddle such that all of the accompanying vegetables with bathed in fat...

We paid to do the night drive, and our guide seemed to lose interest within 10 minutes of leaving the lodge, providing little enthusiasm or explanation.

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Mr & Mrs. C - Lancashire
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Halali Camp review

Excellent camp, good food and friendly staff. Perfection would be achieved if the waterhole could be exchanged with Okaukuejo's.

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Mr. Z & Mrs. O - Netherlands
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Halali Camp review

Our stay in the Etosha National Park (for us the main attraction of Namibia) was unforgettable. The first night we sat at the Moringa waterhole (Halali's own floodlit waterhole) we encountered five rhinos (including two youngsters). Two of them were argueing with two bull elephants. Breathtaking!

The great possibilities to watch game alone is a reason to stay a couple of nights inside the park in one of the three camps. We only stayed at Halali, but I think if you come back we will probably spend some days in the others camps as well. About Halali: the rooms were good, the food was reasonable and the overall atmosphere was okay too. The camp does not have the class and tastefulness of the lodges we stayed in outside Etosha, but everything is just fine and staying in the middle of the park compensates a lot!

We made one guided morning drive, which was mainly very cold. Our guide was a very nice guy, but we did not saw a lot, so we have the feeling that you simply need a lot a luck to see the more special animals. On our own drives through the park we have seen, besides the widespread game species, a leopard, lions, a lonesome rhino, hyenas, many giraffes, and massive herds of elephants.

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Mr & Mrs S - Leicestershire
Arrived on: 4-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

We much preferred Halali to Okaukejo overall. It's setting had a much more intimate feel to it and the natural setting of the bush-chalets in scrub and grass was much nicer and had the added benefit that there was a considerable amount of bird activity including a variety of hornbills which we were able to watch as we barbequed our oryx steaks (highly recommended). As at Okaukejo food supplies at the shop were very limited as was the choice of wine. The rooms were lovely and the kitchen and bathroom more than adequate. The floodlit water hole is about a 10 minute stroll away and, whilst not attracting the volume of game we saw at Okaukejo for us had a more natural feel to it and we were lucky enough to see 4 black rhino on our second/final evening..

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Mr A & Ms G - Ireland, honeymoon
Arrived on: 17-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

We were pleasantly surprised with the facilities at Halali Camp. We had booked this place as it was a pit stop half way through the park. we had had a very eventful day seeing lots of lions and elephants and many other animals and were just expecting a basic room at Halali. we had a nice room and we were pleasantly suprised with the buffet dinner that was offered to us.

the water hole is a great locaion to sit and see many animals.

Halali is a great pit stop for all types of traveller.

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Miss. M and Mr. M - Co. Down
Arrived on: 17-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

The chalet we stayed in was very spacious and it was great to have a seperate kitchen/living area.

The flood lit water hole was great and the camp was more peaceful and less crowded that Okaukuejo!

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