Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 214 travellers
Excellent
54
Good
108
Average
41
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 214 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.
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
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

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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Mr & Mrs Johnson - Epsom
Arrived on: 10-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Halali, base for central Etosha

Our grading for this site is influenced by the Premier Bush Chalets we were allocated. Well equipped, conveniently located and the jacuzzi in the private garden was a welcome bonus afer a long day on the gravel roads in the park. It seemed to us that there was more game to be seen in the Eastern half ot the Pan area of the park, we were very satisfied with the number of lions seen, and with the rhino & elephant activity at the Halali waterhole. Your website description is again very accurate, I would recommend this restcamp.

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Mr & Mrs. O from Jersey
Arrived on: 2-May-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Terrible
Terrible
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Halali Restcamp review

As a government run facility our expectations were not as high as some of the private run lodges we had visited earlier in the holiday.
Unfortunately, we were disappointed with a number of aspects of Halali - in particular the food and attitude of some of the staff. The food was quite clearly wheeled out again from the previous evening with most items being barely passable for consumption. A shame because basic food can still be done well with a bit of care and effort.

On the plus side the one bedroom chalet was very clean and functional and the waterhole was a joy of an evening.
We visited both of the government run rest camps during our stay and from what we saw would stay next time at Namutoni which appeared to have far more character and better facilities.

We would have gone on one of the night drives but felt that that 3 hours was too long after a full day of viewing game.

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Mrs M - Helensborough
Arrived on: 3-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Much better than Okankuejo

After Okankueo, we would not believe that it was run by the same company. The accomodation was much better and obviously recently refurbished. The room was equipped with very comfortable chairs so one could sit and rest without having to resort to the bed.

The staff had been to a different training school and were freindly and helpful.

The waterhole, although further from the accommodation, provided a much more pleasant and restful environment.

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