Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 294 travellers
Excellent
79
Good
142
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 294 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 K & Mrs N - kayaking in Namibia
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Halali Camp review

This again is our third visit to Halali Camp. This camp appears to be better managed than Okaukuejo, dining is a far more pleasant experience with better service and quality of food on offer.

The buffet is far more organised and hot food was cooked to order by the jovial chef who was eager to please from cooking your steak to making your omelette in the morning.

Chalets slightly better than Okaukuejo Camp, again fridge and air conditioning.

Views of the Waterhole are from elevated platforms with plenty of shade. During the day, game viewing not prolific, however as soon as sun sets there was a steady stream of elephant, black rhino and hyena on one evening.

Good central location for exploring the middle of the national park.

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Mr A. from Horsham
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Halali camp

Halali camp was better than expected.

The accommodation was good although we didn’t have facilities to cook for ourselves. Food was self service and the same both nights but it was ok.

Location in Etosha was good and it was lovely to have a water hole

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Muz from Colchester
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Halali was a pleasant surprise

same comments as for first stay here [Ed: see below]

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Cambridge 4
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Average
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Worth it for the waterhole

We didn't have high expectations for this camp, but it worked very well for us & is a good base for the eastern part of Etosha. It's a huge & busy camp & consequently rather impersonal.

The rooms we had were slightly scruffy decor wise, but are functional, have good beds and are clean. The inventory check was bizarre, but I assume it's to deter groups of guests just moving stuff from one room to another & not returning it.

Food was very good in the restaurant (gluten free easily sorted) & not expensive.

The water hole is charming as it's not too big - we were lucky enough to witness a few 'visits' whilst we were there including a rhino.

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Mr J & friends from Bristol
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Good
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Average
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small simple and fairly quiet

Quieter that the park headquarters. generally the service was better.

Rooms simple but perfectly acceptable. Served breakfast on time.

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Muz from Colchester
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Halali was a pleasant surprise

a very pleasant recently updated room with zircon, kettle, large fridge, good quality bedding

we stayed here for two nights and returned later for another two nights. There was little wildlife at the waterhole on the numerous occasions we went there.

The food is good for one night but tends to be the same every night with just the choice of meat changing.

Overall a pleasant place to stay

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Mr R. from Napier 4110
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
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Halali Camp review

Enjoyed the night drive.

Our 2nd time to Etosha, wonderful self game drives. .

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Gurinder & Jill, UK
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
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Slightly scruffy but well located Camp

Upon arrival at Halali we were slightly disappointed with the quality of this Camp. Our hearts sank more when we reached our bush chalet which was quite dark and uninspiring inside and out. However the food provided in the restaurant was good. The Watering Hole (which seems to have great following) we visited several times but we personally found it was not particularly good for photography because the viewing / seating area is so high in relation to the water hole and one is shooting downwards. But we did see some nice wildlife here. We spent each day out in Etosha park anyway so this eased our time spent in our drab chalet. We do appreciate that this is a state owned facility and therefore wont be up to the same standard as private. This part of Etosha is pretty good for exploring and we saw much wildlife in the various water holes located in this area. The ROADS are VERY ROUGH here and our VW VAN held up well under the circumstances.

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Mr & Mrs P from London
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Halali Camp

We stayed 4 nights here. This camp seemed the best run and managed of the ones we stayed in at Etosha - check-in and check-out was seamless and the shop and petrol station were well managed. Our Bush Chalet room was really spacious and very comfortable (great beds). The kitchen (again, really just a fridge and coffee station) also came with plates and utensils which was a step up from Okaukuejo. We liked our braai area and courtyard.

We really liked the waterhole here too. It's further away from the accommodation (but a pleasant walk) but very atmospheric and we had some very nice rhino sightings here.

Breakfast was excellent (wide selection and great coffee) and started at 5.30am so plenty of time before sunrise gate opening. On most of the mornings the gate was opened on time but on our last day it was nearly 15 minutes late in opening (clock hands don't match to official gate opening ...).

There was quite a big fire at Halali (not in the actual camp) when we were at Etosha and this may have impacted sightings in the surrounding area - so we found it best to explore the waterholes in the direction between Halali and Namatoni. So location-wise Halali wasn't as well-positioned as Okaukuejo but we still really liked it as a camp and would definitely stay there again.

We didn't eat in the restaurant (though it sounded popular) or use any of the other facilities. We enjoyed our stay here.

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Mr&Mrs D + kids 7,11,11 from Herts
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Functional camp in heart of Etosha

Quite a large national parks camp, rather than a private lodge. Its location in the heart of Etosha more than makes up for its fairly municipal feel.

Reception had quite a queue in late afternoon and was very bureaucratic. Checking-in was very functional. A deposit was required for all room equipment. Despite others' comments and advice, check-out for us was very rapid; the deposit was returned instantly and without any check of the inventory.

Family chalet had a small communal room and two bedrooms - one with a third bed, which was cramped as a result. but completely fine ffor children to sleep in.

All meals were buffet-style and rather mass-catered. Dinner had several choices - sufficient for kids to find something they would eat (no kids options). Waiting staff very over-run, but largely not required due to self-service nature of meals.

Large swimming pool, with plenty of space around. Decent shop for basics - including bread to avoid another buffet for lunch!

Fantastic waterhole with black rhino both nights as the sun set - male first night; female and calf second night. Despite 50+ people on each occasion, a lot of respect and almost total silence.

Whilst there was quite a lot of interesting small game and birdlife, there was not a great amount of large game to be sighted generally across a range of habitats around central Etosha. However, sightings at waterholes were absolutely phenominal and would rival anything we have seen previously in Africa - several thousand antelope and zebra simultaneously / 50+ elephants together / hyena / leopard / large herds drinking within 30m of sleeping lion three times......Spend your time waiting for the game to come to you, rather than giong looking for it!

Game drives available but we self-drove.

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