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 J & Ms J - Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

A nice quiet camp

Halali is lovely and peaceful after Okaukeujo, but the food was not any better. We had booked an inside table for dinner but they didn't have enough tables so we ate outside, which in fact was better as the inside restaurant was so noisy. The rooms are good, but the bathroom extremely small. The staff are helpful - on a previous visit the manager had assisted us with dealing with the car hire company, as we'd had a hole in our petrol tank. He was still there and remembered the occasion.

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Mr K & Ms C from New Jersey
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

Halali is inside Etosha and therefore is in a great location.

Early one morning (around 5:30) we saw two rhino at the water hole. Water hole did not seem to attract as many animals as Okaukuejo, but was much quieter and has much better ambiance.

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Mr & Mrs H from Nottingham
Arrived on: 7-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Halali Camp review

We know not to expect 5 star accommodation in Etosha Park and we were pleased with the upgrades in the accommodation from 9 years ago. Unfortunately the meals still leave alot to be desired.

After a very disappointing evening meal we then self catered for the rest of our stay in Etosha. This was a challenge given the very very limited supplies in Halali and Okaukuejo camp shops but still much preferable to the restaurant

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Mrs & Prof R - Southampton
Arrived on: 13-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

We were upgraded to a larger 4 bed bungalow and had fun cooking on the braai for ourselves, having brought the meat etc from outside the Park. (The shop had a very poor selection and almost no meat.) The bungalow had crockery and cutlery for the braai. Ate dinner in the restaurant one night which was was extremely expensive and mediocre, not recommended.

Domestic and tourist information staff very helpful.

The floodlit waterhole proved disappointing for animals, though we did see a few. The seats were uncomfortable and rather cramped and noisy when lots of guests arrived.

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Mr and Mrs H -Belgium
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali- good location, small waterhole

Halali camp was a pleasant experience. The room was basic but clean and the restaurant was fine. The highlight of staying here is the small waterhole that they have at the back of the compound. We sat there in the evenings and watched a couple of rhino come to drink. If one is planning to cover as much of Etosha as possible then Halali is a must because the distance between Namutoni and Okaukeujo is too great to be able to cover all the central waterholes as well.

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Mr & Mrs C - County Durham
Arrived on: 1-May-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

We where quite dissapointed with Halali, Staff seemed poorly supervised and lacked motivation, had to chase the staff to get served.,
Food was below average, and poorly laid out.

Upon departing we where accused of stealing a bathmat.

Not a place I would wish to return to, thankfully we where only there for 1 night.

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Mr S & Ms M - Dorking
Arrived on: 29-Mar-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Despite there having been some recent interruption in electricity & water supplies to this camp our one night there proved an enjoyable & comfortable experience.

The staff again proved friendly & helpful.

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Mrs P, Miss H and Miss P - London
Arrived on: 18-Feb-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

We enjoyed staying here despite heavy rain pouring through the roof over where we ate (exceptional for the time of year). The rooms were clean and fairly basic but comfortable beds - we had to ask for more towels.

There was no bottled water in the fridge. No tea or coffee or dried milk but plenty of sugar! ie the rooms were not properly serviced.

Good food but they frequently messed up our orders.

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Mr & Mrs N from Chester
Arrived on: 8-Dec-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Halali Camp review

Lovely camp - quieter than the previous which was nice.

The waterhole was very nice - bit scary walking up there after dark though!

The restaurant staff were excellent. We arrived late for breakfast having done a 3 hour game drive and they made us sandwiches and drinks which was very kind.

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Mr & Mrs R from Somerset
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

Fine for one night

We actually preferred Okaukuejo to Halali. We decided to eat in the restaurant but went without lunch entirely when we saw platters of mussels and other fish/ meats which were open to the elements and not chilled. Disturbingly the left overs were part of the evening meal. Do guests get tummy problems here?

Having said that we did partake of the freshly cooked meal which was adequate and actually rather better that our make do and mend meals we had prepared in Okonjima!

The rooms were excellent, spacious and clean but the whole camp looked a bit like a freshly painted concentration camp!
Of course the reason for being in Etosha was to see animals and this we most certainly did - vast numbers - including several Lions. We were therefore more than satisfied with our stay.

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