Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 318 travellers
Excellent
84
Good
153
Average
66
Poor
13
Terrible
2
Below are independent comments from 318 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.
Mrs & Mr DB from BC Canada
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Average service and food

To be located within the park is always good. The food and service was average. Under cover outdoor dining but birds were all over the tables stealing food and pooping which was not appealing.

The chalet rooms were clean and comfortable with good air conditioning though one room had a strong smell of disinfectant cleaner.

A nice viewing platform around the waterhole which was lit at night.

We had good sightings of animals driving from Halali to Namutoni

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Mr & Mrs B from Witney
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Halali Camp review

Given the information we had read we found that the room (Bush chalet), the food, and the service was far better than we expected. The chalet was comfortable and clean with a spacious lounge area. No inventory was provided on arrival, but minimal crockery etc was provided.

Unless you come with your own equipment and food, a braai is not possible. Food in the restaurant varied depending on your choice, for example, the cooked vegetables were not so great, but there was always plenty of fresh salad which along with fresh grilled game meat made a good meal. Also a good choice for breakfast, including plenty of fresh fruit. Restaurant staff were always friendly and helpful and there was no problem in paying by card. Reception and shop staff were also friendly.

At this time the wildlife was abundant. We did self-drive, and therefore, did not make use of the activities on offer.

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Mr & Mrs L from BC Canada
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Halali Camp

Enjoyed the big swimming pool.
After a very good dinner of grilled springbok, we walked to the waterhole where we saw a group of 10-12 elephants and then 2 male lions.

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Mr & Mrs R from UK
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Halali Camp review

Unhelpful surly reception staff. Poor choice of food. Accommodation dirty. Broken patio door lock. Bathroom tap fell off. All reported but nobody seemed to care.

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Mr LeenP from Lewes
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
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Food:
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good stay, but also busy camp

Halali is slightly less busy than Okauhuejo in Etosha. Water hole also less busy, but maybe because of noisy tourists.

One lion and one black rhino.

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Mr K from Channel Islands
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Rooms:
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Halali Camp review

This camp has improved so much over the years and the biggest difference since my last trip was the helpfulness of the staff, i may have just got lucky.

They have also improved the checkout from the disastrous days of checking your mini bar while the sun was about to rise.

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Mr & Mrs B from Amersham
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Halali Camp review

The check in procedure was straightforward. An N$500 deposit in cash for the key was taken and returned to us with no fuss when we returned the key as we left. There was no inventory provided and no checks were made. There was no power when we arrived, the maintenance man arrived promptly and it was identified as a problem with the fridge, this was swiftly replaced by a brand new one and then everything was fine.

The chalet itself was basic compared with our previous accommodation, however it was all very clean and more than adequate. The buffet style food was fine with a reasonable choice but not a ‘fine dining’ experience. We didn’t find anywhere in Etosha to buy sandwiches or anything else for a lunchtime snack.

The NWR map of Etosha including illustrations of birds and wildlife was recommended to us and was very useful. It was not actually on display in the Okaukuejo tourist shop when we arrived but was available from under the counter.

The numbers of animals we saw on our drives within Etosha exceeded our expectations and we didn’t feel the need to go on any camp provided drives.
Do allow plenty of time to get back to the camp at sunset, we only just made it!

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Mr & Mrs D. from Cambridge
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Great Camp Food not so good

This is a brilliant place to stay. Only let down by the food and the Dining Room Staff.

We went out on an early morning organised Game Drive. The driver knew that we wanted some good photographs and positioned the vehicle in the correct position each time for Sunrise and for animals. The best part of this Game Drive was seeing a Lioness and 3x three-month old cubs, feeding on the Zebra that mum had just killed for them.

The rooms were well furnished and you could park your car right outside.

When we came back from the Game Drive, even though there was over an hour left of Breakfast, there was very little food left and we had to wait for bowls and plates to be washed before we could eat. The staff in the dining room didn't seem to want to be there and this led to a lethargy around the building.

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Mr & Mrs B. from Richmond
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Halali Camp Review

Halali Camp in Etosha Park is run by NWR, Namibia Wildlife Resorts, and offers a sharp contrast to some of the private lodges we stayed at in Namibia. The staff here were pleasant but not as welcoming as we experienced elsewhere. The rooms were fairly clean and comfortable and had the basic supplies. The self serve dining area was ok and the food of reasonable standard.
The services in the camp area were minimal.
Despite its shortcomings, the camp is, however, ideally located for an overnight stop in the central part of Etosha when driving between the eastern and western gates

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Mike from Oxford
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Service:
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Food:
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An excellent base for exploration

Etosha National Park is pretty amazing. We managed to visit about 17 water-holes and watched countless animals and birds - mostly from the safety of our own vehicle.

Halali Camp is government run and has a very different feel to most of the places we had stayed - just a bit 'tired'. However it is a great base to explore the park - which is done in your own vehicle. We had some good food in the restaurant and the Camp has direct access to the Moringa water-hole.

Room was fair and clean.

Finding animals at water-holes seemed to be a matter of luck as they often came and went quite quickly - and were as likely to be around at mid-day as in the early morning or late afternoon!

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