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Halali Camp
Halali Camp
Halali Camp
Halali Camp
Halali Camp

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

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jun-2018, 24 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Halali Camp.
Lion

86% success

Leopard

42% success

Cheetah

0% success

Elephant

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Giraffe

96% success

Oryx

95% success

Wildebeest

91% success

Black Rhino

76% success

Spotted Hyena

52% success

White Rhino

37% success

Eland

26% success

Brown Hyena

11% success

Sable antelope

7% success

Roan antelope

5% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Showing 11-20 of 316
Duration
Arrival date
Mike
Oxford

"An excellent base for exploration"

2 nights Arrived 3 Sep 2019
"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!" See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Elephant

2 sightings

Giraffe

3 sightings

Oryx

3 sightings

White Rhino

1 sighting

Wildebeest

3 sightings

Zebra

3 sightings

Ms B
N London

"Very good value and perfect to spot animals"

1 night Arrived 12 Aug 2019
"Very good value

Water point to spot animals - We saw a family of 30 elephants! Memorable night" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Family K
Florida

"Halali Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 6 Jun 2019
"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." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Poor
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

3 sightings

Elephant

5 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Lion

2 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mrs A & Mr M
London

"What we were expecting"

2 nights Arrived 16 Nov 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

Multiple sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Oryx

10 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Boghall birder
Roslin

"Halali Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 13 Nov 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

3 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Leopard

2 sightings

Lion

6 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

3 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Ms T.
London

"Basic"

1 night Arrived 21 Oct 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Poor
Sightings Report

Elephant

1 sighting

Giraffe

2 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Oryx

1 sighting

Zebra

2 sightings

Mrs M & Mr S
USA

"Halali Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 13 Oct 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Sightings Report

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Lion

6 sightings

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Roan antelope

10 sightings

White Rhino

6 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs S
E Sussex

"Halali Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 4 Oct 2018
"Food same as Okaukuejo" See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

1 sighting

Eland

2 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

2 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

3 sightings

Wildebeest

3 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs R
Syderstone

"One night a Halali"

1 night Arrived 8 Sep 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

4 sightings

Elephant

6 sightings

Giraffe

6 sightings

Oryx

4 sightings

Wildebeest

4 sightings

Zebra

4 sightings

Ms G
Merton

"Halali Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 14 Aug 2018
"Particularly liked the observation area next to the watering hole and the large swimming pool." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

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316 reviews of Halali Camp by travellers since August 2007
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