Reviews of Halali Camp
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Lovely quiet restcamp in centre of Etosha
Lovely large clean accom with braai - very quiet - managed to buy sufficient food in shop for braai - from reading previous comments on website did not buy food in outside supermarkets as not sure whether we would have a braai or cooking facilities. Maid was well happy with all food we couldn't eat!!
Although things in the camps were taking place that week for 100 year celebrations no reason for shops to be virtually empty and toilets closed in Namutoni
The comfortable bungalow
Night time viewing at the waterhole included herds of elephants and black rhinocerusRead more about the whole safari
new huts nice bur a bit small. waterhole good esp at night
Dinner terrible. Individual stir fry for dozens of people resulted in a wait in queue for main course of 50 minutes
Elephant overload at Halali
Excellent waterhole where we saw over 40 elephants. Unfortunately the swimming pool for us was not operating. The rooms were disappointingly small. Kitchen badly equipped.Read more about the whole safari
Halali Restcamp review
This was an excellent place to stay to see the wildlife in the park as it is in the middle giving access to all areas.
The new refurbishment is a great success but the lighting in the room was poor.
Super bungalows and setting.There were more kitchen utensils etc-but alot were missing. Some of the fixtures and fittings were broken.
We would have appreciated knowing that the swimming pool had been shut for 3 months as this was a dissappointment.
Again the shop was poorly stocked for self-catering, but the restaurant food was good.
Good base for the park
Again, when we arrived here we found we were not expected, and they told us they were full up and could not take us. We produced our vouchers, and waited. Finally, they found us a bungalow, (which was number 41), which seemed to be adequate, although whether it was our intended accommodation we did not know.
Breakfasts were a bit scant, and this was not because we were late taking them. The cooked part was good, but there was often a shortage of juice, or fruit and glasses, plates and saucers. The evening meals were better.
Considering this is described as the best camp of the three main ones, we did not find it so, and prefered Okaukuejo. Having said that, its location with regard to waterholes and drives nearby was very good.
No information on mealtimes, amemities or activities.
Great Game drives with Lion and Rhino as well
These lodges were fantastic and we got what we had asked for (and what we ahd wanted at Okaukuejo). The game was brilliant with a good waterhole where we saw again elephant and rhino as well as Honey Badgers and much else. We would have happily stayed another day here.
The shop had very little in it so you need to know to bing food in, especially meat of which there was nothing. This was a shame as the barbecue pits were fantastic but we were not able to use them. A lovely site which will be marvelous when the pool is finished.
The restaurant was almost a disaster. We had no food so early on I went to book for dinner. I was told by the head waiter that I did not need to book as they only took bookings for 6 or more (we were 5) but if we came as they opened we would be fine. This we did to be told all the tables were gone as coaches were coming in and we would not be able to dine that night. Fortunately I held my ground and we did get to eat a good meal (so long as we were fast!!) but they were incredibly disorganised and the chefs serving the meat quite grumpy. This was an amazing contrast to Okaukuejo restaurant which had been in a tent but very friendly. It was only following our example that some older British tourists finally got to share our table and eat. In fact the coach parties they were expecting never arrived.
The resort needs to sort out the restaurant service, booking and expert africa need to advise those who think as we had that they will self cater here. All utensils for self catering were there but food would have need to be brought from Outjo.
The waterhole was very good and we saw lots of animals.Read more about the whole safari
Good rooms - we had a family suite to ourselves
Restaurant was better than Okaukuejo Restcamp but still very limited options if you don't want a full 3 course meal - eg a light breakfast or lunch as the shop was limited.