Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 319 travellers
Excellent
84
Good
154
Average
66
Poor
13
Terrible
2
Below are independent comments from 319 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.
Mike from Oxford
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
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Good

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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Ms B from London
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Very good value and perfect to spot animals

Very good value

Water point to spot animals - We saw a family of 30 elephants! Memorable night

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Family K from Florida
Arrived on: 6-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Again, definitely a step down from the lodges. The rooms were not quite as nice as the first Etosha lodging. We loved the water hole though.

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Mrs A & Mr M from London
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

What we were expecting

We knew that Halali Camp was not going to be up to the same standard as other places that we had stayed at so it didn't disappoint too much. Our room (Elephant) could certainly do with redecorating and renovating but it was large and there was a small garden with a whirlpool - which we didn't use. The best facility was the small 'fridge with ice box'.

The restaurant was a buffet for all meals where the food was just about acceptable. The restaurant was however rather expensive - $280 for a refectory style meal. Compared with restaurant prices in Windhoek and Swakopmund, this is very expensive, even allowing for the relatively remote location.

The swimming pool was large and well used.

Our rationale for staying at Halali was that we could drive ourselves around Etosha (which it is designed for), stay for as long as we liked at each water hole, and not lose time driving from a camp outside the park. This plan worked extremely well as one day we spent over two hours watching 40+ elephants at Oliphant Bad. It was magical. Also late one evening we found black rhino mating - if we had not being staying at Halali we would have already been leaving the park.

Although Halali in theory has internet which costs N$100 - in practice it was off for most of our stay. So not good value! And because the telephone and internet networks are so unreliable at Halali, use of credit cards is not always possible. Our experience suggests that visitors should be prepared to use cash for everything and not hope to be able to use a credit card.

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Boghall birder from Roslin
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

A pleasant, clean, well equipped room even if the camp itself was a bit scruffy.
Great waterhole where patience was rewarded with wildlife.
Staff not always very helpful.

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Ms T. from London
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

Basic

Basic, musty and dated, but ok. Relatively clean.

Comfortable bed with mosquito net and air-conditioning.

Better than Okaukuejo for us, but we realise that this is probably due to the luck of the draw with room allocation. We had room 57.

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Mrs M & Mr S from USA
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

Accommodations and food were not remarkable.

However, the park is great.
We enjoyed driving to the various outlooks and waterholes during the day and simply walking to the waterhole at the Halali camp itself.

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Mrs G & Mr S from Wollerau
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

- Best wildlife sightings at Halali during our stay in Etosha
- Public restrooms clean

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Mr & Mrs S from E Sussex
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

Food same as Okaukuejo

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Mr & Mrs R from Syderstone
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

One night a Halali

Halali Camp has been updated compared to Okaukuejo, with new chalets and improved restaurant facilities. It is smaller and therefore quieter than Okaukuejo.

The waterhole is some distance from the rooms, though you can drive and park closer, and it is also a clamber over rocks to find a seat, not easy at night. However, animals are attracted and we saw large herd of elephant here, enjoying plenty of antics and denying access to several black rhino.

Our room was fine, with two large double bedrooms, and a fully-equipped kitchenette. The restaurant food isn't gourmet, but you shouldn't expect this in a camp of this size and type.

Halali gives good access to many other waterholes in Etosha and is a good base for game sightings.

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