Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 316 travellers
Excellent
83
Good
152
Average
66
Poor
13
Terrible
2
Below are independent comments from 316 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 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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Ms G from London
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Particularly liked the observation area next to the watering hole and the large swimming pool.

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Mrs & Mr R from Australia
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Convenient overnight stop - Halali

After an memorable day of animal sitings in Etosha, we were pleased to have a place to stay in the middle of the park.

We had the two bedroom chalet. This accommodation was as expected. We had paid our deposit with notes of various denominations and received our receipt. As we were following EA guidelines we actually did a reckoning with the listed inventory and found lots 'missing'. We reported the missing items, much to the amusement of the desk person, who assured us that this deposit was ONLY a deposit for the return of the key. There was much confusion (eventually resolved) about the return of our money and so I would suggest only having one denomination of notes in your deposit,

Actually we found the food was quite good and well priced and we had the best piece of kudu on our whole trip. There was a fillet of kudu on the bbq plate and the chef cut off the required amount. We had considered buying food in the shop to bbq in the brai that was outside our room but as there were no implements to eat or cook with, or much of a choice in the shop so dinner out was the only option.

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Mr G from Alstonville
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Showing age but okay for a night.

A useful stop as it breaks the trip across Etosha National Park. The rooms are a bit old, but liveable. The food in the restaurant was surprisingly good and amongst the best we had anywhere. There was some confusion and much discussion about the cash key deposit system here. They need to change how they handle this.

However, plenty of wildlife to be seen in the Park nearby.

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