Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 226 travellers
Excellent
58
Good
112
Average
45
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 226 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 J - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Typical of state run accommodation. Basic but clean. Food good.

Jewel however is the floodlit water hole which was a fantastic experience, with lots of game coming down to drink. Certainly worth staying here just to experience a water hole at night

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Mrs C and Mr R from Bristol
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

This is the one place we probably wouldn't choose to stay at again. It has a great location in the centre of the park and there was nothing wrong with our room. But the evening meal service was chaotic and the food not very good. We had to queue for ages as they had run out of vegetables, and people were getting very irritable. I'm not sure if we were just unlucky or if it's always like this. We didn't do any organised activities.

We enjoyed the water hole but preferred the one at Okaukuejo as we saw more wildlife and there was more room to watch.

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The R Family - San Diego
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Good
Good

Nice camp...

Well outdoor maintenance
Food not organized well...people standing ...lack of care to renew empty servings.
Our assigned rooms were too far apart
After long conversation at the front desk we got stories they thought we are two families
While we knew the information we gave was of helping us maintain safety and closure to our son.
When we finally got the closer rooms....we found out that the new one...was much better maintained and equipped compared to The assigned ones. By the way this repeated to be true in other places we needed to ask for a room change.

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Dr J & Ms G - the best of Namibia
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

Rather the same as for Okakeujo, except this one was a bit more depressing.

The chalets felt a little like a UK 1960s housing estate and the meals were not that great - though they were acceptable.

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The E family - Bath
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp

Not as good as Okaukuejo. Water hole some way from camp. Buffet style food rather mixed. Good centre for touring Etosha

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The B Family - Surrey
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Adequate

Lacks the spectacular water hole and feels rather soulless. We were only here for a night, and that was enough. Lacks atmosphere, which is strange in such an amazing geography. Rooms functional. Again, no atmosphere, and the place does not feel "cared for".

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Family G - New Zealand
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Worth it for the waterhole

Note: These guests camped at Halali Camp. Here's what they said about it:

Having stayed outside and inside Etosha, we would strongly recommend the latter.

The camp is crowded and rather basic, the huts over-priced (we asked, but didn't stay in because of the price), but the waterhole and proximity to game drives more than makes up for it.

The staff were almost offensively offhand.

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Mr K & Mrs N - kayaking in Namibia
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

We have rated this as excellent - perhaps not in comparison to the private lodges but as a very good example of excellent value for money, good, clean rooms, good food and reasonable facilities, We stayed in a Family Chalet which had an outdoor terrace with braai, deck area, small kitchen area (with small electric oven, hot plate, full pots and pans etc), sitting room, two bedrooms and a shower room. All of these facilities were basic but pleasant and clean.

The buffet dinner was very good (soup or salad, choice of meat with rice, vegetables followed by choice of three desserts and coffee) - the meat was cooked to perfection every time. The shop at Halali had limited supplies. We spent two great afternoons and early evenings at the waterhole with great rhino sightings.

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Mr & Mrs D - Bristol
Arrived on: 22-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Best food in Etosha

The food here was of a very high standard and well served. The accommodation was very modern and well designed. Bed was comfortable. Staff were friendly and helpful. We tried driving out to some of the water holes near the Camp, but the approach roads to some were in very poor condition. However, we did see some animals especially rhinos, elephants, springbok and zebra in great numbers. The water hole is delightful but you do need to be pretty nimble on your feet. We did not do any game drives here.

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Taylor family holiday - a month in Namibia
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

For a public camp and one of the few places to stay in Etosha we found it to be well run and perfectly adequate for our needs. The chalet was clean, comfortable and roomy. The restaurant was excellent with a wide choice in the buffet, and the pack lunches we ordered from there were very good value and huge!

The only downside of Halali was the state of the water hole which had been a big draw. The waterhole was very noisy, and over crowded at prime times. The layout of it means that people have to clamber over the rocks to get to a good view and there was so much noise it was like being in a zoo. We were not here at peak season so I can only imagine how noisy it gets.

It could do with a member of staff around who could keep people in order? Or possibly a restriction on eating and drinking there? All in all a good central base and the accomodation was fine but the waterhole a bit of a let down. I saw my first ever leopard near Halali, at Goas waterhole, so it will always hold a special place in my heart, regardless!!

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