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 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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Mr F and party - Portugal
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Small and less busy

Smaller than Okakuejo and with much fewer people it is more enjoyable in general.The chalets are nice but claustrophobic with no mosquitos net in most windows.There are no suitable blinders on the rooms and at night one can easily from the outside whatever is happening inside!.

The staff at the restaurant is friendly but they don't keep it so clean ( we have seen food and drinks on the floor and they haven't cleaned it when remarked).

In fact we found Namibia the cleanest country we ever visited and this restaurant did not belong !

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Mr & Mrs G - Surrey
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Restcamp review

Much better service than Okaukuejo with very friendly and helpful staff throughout. Not as busy and therefore more relaxed. Chalet was HUGE with two double rooms and a lounge/kitchen area plus covered barbecue facility. Restaurant - starters and dessert very good but mains rather limited in quantity after our previous experiences.

Waterhole small, poorly lit cramped viewing area and 15 minutes' walk from chalets - many used their cars. Visitors limited to rhino, elephant and jackal. Outside the camp we saw lots of red hartebeeste, giraffe, elephant, impala, springbok, oryx, wildebeeste, warthogs, a dik-dik but missed the leopard near Namutoni!

Large swimming pool. Dim lighting in the room.

We did more driving in this area but it had the bonus of small antelopes - steenbok and dik-dik.

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Mr & Mrs W - Chipstead
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Restcamp review

We were impressed with the accommodation refurbishment carried out since our last visit in 2001.

The buffets were very good too.

Of course, the rates have gone up quite steeply in the meantime and we objected to paying the admission charge for each day that
we stayed in the park.

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Mr & Mrs F - Lancashire
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Any Etosha camp is worthy of a long stay

The circular chalet we were in had lovely comfortable rooms but lacked curtains. There were no cooking facilities but still we had a kettle and basic crockery and cutlery.

The food in the restaurant was very good and the chef made excellent omelettes for breakfast.

The waterhole has a large seating area and never fails to draw rhinos at night.

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Mr & Mrs W from Warwick
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Restcamp review

The first night was spent in Sekelbos - a VIP bungalow at Halali. Very comfortable and well-kitted out. Ask for Sekelbos, it's special.

We spent the remaining two days in what was allegedly standard accommodation. It was excellent. Air conditioned, fresh and clean.

The visitors are generally well behaved, especially at night at the waterhole where one sees plenty of elephants and the odd rhino and leopard.

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Mr. H - Chester
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Adventure at Halali

Nice, tidy camp with good accommodation that had clearly been recently refurbished. Food buffet style with average service and food adequate. Waterhole provided experiences and saw several rhino and a leopard.

Night drive was an adventure, seeing lions hunting etc, well worth the effort.

Nearby there are some excellent waterholes to see vast amounts of wildlife of all shapes and sizes - in all a great location.

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Mr. & Mrs. F - Co. Cork, Ireland
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Dry waterhole

Many waterholes were dry but good viewings of lions and other game where there was water.

Would recommend staying at waterholes for some time - game come and go on a regular basis. Be prepared to do a lot of driving, Mornings were better for game than the evenings.

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