Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 252 travellers
Excellent
62
Good
124
Average
55
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 252 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 M. from Cambridge
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Halali camp is fantastic

The waterhole provides all that you need.

It is a fantastic arrangement.

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Ms H - Washington
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Quiet waterhole but great location to explore

While e didn't see any wildlife at this waterhole, there are a lot of amazing waterholes to explore close by.

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Mrs W - Ontario
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
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Rooms:
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Halali Camp review

Somewhat of a disappointment - never an animal at the watering hole, service in the restaurant was average.

Registration was a challenge for the one person working.

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Ms M - Ontario
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
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Average
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Poor
Poor
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halili

This location was disappointing.

We saw no animals at all at the waterhole, even after coming out very early in the morning and staying late at night.

Staff were quite curt and not very helpful around meals.

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Mr & Mrs C from Droitwich
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Good
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Halali Camp review

Comments pretty much as for Okaukuejo camp as regards the accommodation although the room was of better quality and size.

We were rather disappointed with the waterhole both as regards its location and the number of animals seen (only one small herd of Elephants)

A good central location with plenty of waterholes around the area and a good midway location within the park.

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Mrs V. from Boulder
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Good
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Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
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Ok experience at Halali Camp

I think my expectations were set too high regarding Halali camp due to the article I had read in Wall Street Jounral. Compared to Okaukuejo camp, I thought the facilities and the food was worse here. I know everyone will have a different experience at each waterhole based on the specific day and time of day. We had much more luck at other waterholes along the way and at Okaukuejo camp than at Halali.

The dinner was dismal. There was supposed to be wait staff, but they were overloaded and could not get to all the tables. Dinner was below average; breakfast was better.

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Mr B. from Enniskillen
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Food:
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Activities:
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Halali Camp review

After the luxury of Namutoni Halali was a little more as we had expected with smaller, more basic rooms a little squashed with a matrass on the floor for the third person in our room but that was fine. It was clean, comfortable and fulfilled our needs.

The swimming pool was great, the warterhole absolutely superb, the restaurant very good and food very good and varied over our two nights. The staff seemed a little disorganised but all worked out fine. We had some laundry done, no problems and took part in an excellent night drive with a very knowledgeable guide with us staying out beyond the three hours expected and seeing amazing wildlife. It was very well organized and thought through with warm ponchos, refreshments etc which were perfect for my 80yr old mother and 11yr old daughter.

One thought for all of the camps was the lack of information available on wildlife, where to see what, a daily sightings list from the waterholes, we discovered African Scops Owl was sitting in the morning by reception by chance in talking with the night drive guide. Lots / most of visitors have come for the wildlife and perhaps mainly the big mammals but I sure many more people would have loved to see the beautiful owl sitting in full view as they walked past every day. Perhaps a sign about how to contact a guide to talk about what is around at the time etc would be helpful.

Nature Reserves worldwide are at pains to communicate with visitors to give them as much information as possible (I work on nature reserves in UK) I think a public noticeboard for staff and visitors to write their daily sightings would be a great source of information and give a live feel to what is going on during people's visits

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Dale and Sue from Sleaford
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Food:
Poor
Poor
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A secluded camp set in the Mopani

Set among some of the few hills in Etosha and in Mopane woodland this seems like the most secluded of the ENP camps. The chalets are more dispersed than Okakuejo and are spacious, well maintained and kept clean and tidy.

The waterhole is spectacular, set away from the camp so there's little noise to disturb the peace. An outcrop of rock has been cleverly used to create a natural amphitheatre with the waterhole just a few dozen metres distant. A herd of elephants visit in the early evening and surely there can't be too many better places in Africa to watch these animals at close range and not in a vehicle. Black rhino are also in regular attendance and the two species certainly don't appreciate each others company.

The nearby Goas waterhole must be one of the best in the park. An early morning visit revealed saw the place deserted but closer inspection revealed a small pride of lions on what little remained of a zebra, explaining the lack of the usual impala, kudu and zebra. The rest of the morning saw hyena, jackals and vultures awaiting their turn, warily keeping an eye out for returning lions.

The quizzine in the camp restaurant could do with improving but we've commented on this for Okaukaejo and Halali is identical. All in all though, a very pleasant stay. A smell in the chalet could be due to over zealous use of insecticide.

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Mrs & Mr F - British Columbia
Arrived on: 30-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Halali Camp review

We were pleasantly surprised with Halali, after our negative experience at Dolomite. The chalet was spacious, well maintained, and in a very quiet area. Food was good. It is served buffet style but meat is cooked to order at dinner and eggs are cooked to order at breakfast.

Most of the staff were very pleasant and efficient although there were a few in the dining room that wandered around without doing much. As wine drinkers we were disappointed that they did not have most of the wines on their wine list and we could only get wine by the bottle. The only wine available by the glass was a sweet white which seemed very strange. However our overall experience here was good.

The location is excellent as a base for game drives and the waterhole is good, especially for rhinos and elephants.

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Ms. HHL from Taiwan
Arrived on: 4-May-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
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Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Nice waterhole!

Great Location!

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