Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 221 travellers
Excellent
57
Good
110
Average
43
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 221 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 W-J from 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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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
Good
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
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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