Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 219 travellers
Excellent
56
Good
110
Average
42
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 219 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.
The Blue waxbills from Gloucester
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Halali Rest Camp

Very similar comments as for Okaukuejo. It is again the waterhole that provided the main attraction and which was truly remarkable in the diversity of the wildlife and the little dramas taking place: a baby elephant falling into too deep water and being pulled out by its mother; a standoff of somewhat unfair proportions between a wart hog and an elephant; rhino competing for the "best " drinking site and so on.

As with no doubt all the camps in and around Etosha it is the easy access to the park and its waterholes that is their main facility. As I said, I would stay anywhere to enable me to experience Etosha but that is not intended to be a crticism of the camps which were perfectly adequate.

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Group of 4 from Oxford
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Restcamp review

Nice quiet camp.

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Mr B & Mrs C Flamingo
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Terrible
Terrible
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Restcamp review

A tired camp which looks dated compared to other camps in the park.

The food was dreadful!

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Ms M & Mr G from Surrey
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

Halali Restcamp review

It is bit come down after staying at Okaukuejo Restcamp. The good point of this restcamp is its central location, meaning that we can drive around in the heart of Etosha.

Someways, I found this restcamp more peaceful than Okaukuejo that tends to be crowded and hectic with so many visitors roaming around.

The bathroom in our room does certainly need to be updated. Found it very cramped.

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The Red Bishops from Pevensey
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good central base

We were pleasantly surprised with the standard of accommodation, the rooms were clean and more spacious than we'd expected.

The breakfast was fine, but after the first night we decided to self-cater our dinner, we'd already bought some supplies with us, and the shop provided the rest, some foreward planning is needed as the steaks etc are sold frozen, but with a bit of ingenuity and a swiss army knife we managed to eat quite well, after two weeks of cooked breakfasts & 3 to 5 course dinners it was nice to eat a little more frugally.

We did a morning drive and Martin our guide was a wealth of knowledge, giving us tips on where to go and when, we kept in touch with him through the rest of our stay and got information on what was about. All in all a good central base to discover Etosha.

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Meerkats party x 7
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Great location for animal watching

Our experience at Halali was much better than we had anticipated. Despite its size compared with other locations it was peaceful, the accommodation was simple and stylish and the big plus is the waterhole. Even the communal dining was less canteen-like than we feared (we were particulalrly fortunate to coincide with the Bank Holiday celebrations as the evening meal was an outdoor barbecue accompanied by singing and dancing. The standard of the food again exceeded our expectations.

The location of Halali, both in terms of its centrality within the park and its waterhole is what makes it so good (the large swimming pool was also a big hit with the family).

The sights and sounds of all of the wildlife at the waterhole at night (elephant, rhino, lion etc etc) will stay with us for ever and fulfilled our dream when we set out on this trip - this was why we came!

One practicality that we had misunderstood was that we had to pay the Park entrance fees whereas we had thought this charge to be included as we were staying in Halali.

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Mrs & Mr S - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Restcamp review

Same arrangement at Okaukuejo in terms of food and key deposit. Staff were also similar. We prefered the accomodation here. We has a small kitchen area and seperate lounge as well as a patio.

The waterhole is smaller than at Okaukuejo and further from the camp. It was not visited by the same numbers of animals but we did see leopard and enjoyed a sunset watching a herd of 15 elephants coming to drink. The waterhole is in a more natural setting and the atmosphere is quieter. Very enjoyable, nut you have to be patient.

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Ms. Wattled Starling
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

review

Halali Campsite - Not a very clean site and only half a table. Lots of overlander trucks that were noisy. Good ablution blocks. Lovely swimming pool. Food not that great. Great location near waterhole.

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Mr & Mrs Goshawk - Middlesex
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average

Halali Restcamp review

although ratings sound bad, this camp had a great pool and nice rooms but our room was never serviced. (minor gripe). waterhole was good

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Mr J & Mrs L Caprivi
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Restcamp review

A very high standard of accommodation and service with obvious consideration being given to sensitively developing the camp.

However it would be beneficial if parking of vehicles on the route to the water-hole could be discouraged as it was at times intrusive and seems unnecessary.



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