Reviews of Halali Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
316 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Halali Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Best food in Etosha "
"Halali Camp review"
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!!" See all these reviews: 25n in Namibia
"Pleasant stay at Halali"
The buffet food in the evening was very good." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
Room was in reasonable order for a rest camp - most fixtures and fittings worked. Food was better than expected. Reception was useless for any enquiries/help.
It was the end of the rainy season so we knew that game viewing might be poor - and it was. We drove almost every inch of the avaoilable roads and didn't see a single elephant or rhino in 3 days - there was so much water available in the bush that they didn't need to visit the waterholes. Not complaing but it might help other people's expectations.
We did see two groups of lions and quite a lot of small game near Namutoni.
We did meet some people who had got stuck in a muddy marked road to a waterhole. There was no cellphone coverage and the road hadn't been marked as closed. They told us they waited for another car and none came for 90 minutes so were settling down for a night in the car when another car appeared some distance away. The other family had a satphone and called the rangers who arrived as it was getting dark and got their car stuck in the mud - they had no radio!! It took several hours for all 4 of them to get free of the mud and by then it was completely dark.
From their experience, we'd suggest this:
Consider renting a sat-phone.
The rangers told them that the best thing to do if you're stuck at night is leave the engine running and put headlights on - then the anti-poaching patrol might spot you. (this doesnt appear in any guidance we've seen)
" See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Halali Camp review"
"Not a must, except for the waterhole."
Nice (big) swimming pool." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia; 10n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe
"Great Safari Camp"
We came away from Etosha feeling we would have spent a couple more nights here in this are not necessarily at this park but perhaps to the east as we didn't really cover that area .
Driving ourselves was a great family experience and in our 3 weeks we never felt in danger or out of our comfort zone although I do admit prior to arriving in Namibia I did have some concerns ." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
We went out for the whole day to the east and saw lots of animals." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
"Excellent waterhole at Halali"
The three main camps in Etosha are more basic than the private lodges but we expected that. Rooms at Halali were clean and well equipped and despite the number of rooms it was quiet in the evenings. The waterhole is set away from the accommodation so was quiet and we saw elephants, giraffe, zebra and various antelope each evening.
A coffee table in the room by the armchairs would have been useful, there being plenty of space for this." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 9n in South Africa
"Halali Camp review"
There were several large groups present in the camp during our stay, which affected the service we received." See all these reviews: 20n in Namibia
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