Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 283 travellers
Excellent
74
Good
137
Average
59
Poor
12
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 283 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.
Ms F. from Southampton
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Halali Camp review

The location is great as it's right in Etosha. The guide was very good.

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Vivonholiday
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
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Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Halali Camp review

Worth it to be in etosha for watering holes at night but so very different to everywhere else we stayed for customer service. Staff sl
Slow and inefficient. Couldn't check out easily as they said we hadn't paid - didn't even want to return deposit when they knew we had. Food is not good at all.

Accommodation spacious but very basic. But still worth it for the watering holes!

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Mr M. from London
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
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Loved its quiet feel

Really nice chalets, great food, more relaxed and personal and authentic feel in comparison to Okaukwejo (for me anyway)

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Mr M. from Chatteris
Arrived on: 23-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
Good
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Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
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Halali Camp review

Viewing at the water-hole was not as good as Okauhuejo.

The water-hole was much smaller than Okauhuejo and the forest surrounding meant animals could not be watched approaching and departing.

Also the during sunset the sun shone in to one's eyes. Additionally viewing was from rocks above and there was limited space there.

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Mr & Mrs S - Worcester Park
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Halali Camp review

A great Camp and wish we had stayed there more than one night

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Mr A. from London
Arrived on: 3-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Good base

Halali is one of the 3 main camps with Etosha itself. The location is great (we saw kudu and two rhino at its waterhole). But the room was scruffy and run down, service was desultory and lacking any focus, food was OK. There is a very large swimming pool!

The big (only?) advantage is that one can start a game drive from the middle of the park itself at sunrise - breakfast is served from 530 am.

So Halali wasn't bad - but for us suffered from coming directly after Ongava Lodge.

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Mr and Mrs P. from Australia
Arrived on: 19-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

A national parks camp, quite busy, with a waterhole which is lit at night. Looks a little bit tired.

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Mr & Mrs J. from London
Arrived on: 14-May-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Activities:
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Great waterhole

We enjoyed sitting at the excellent waterhole, seeing the Rhinoceros drinking. Food was very good.

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Mrs S. from Surrey
Arrived on: 5-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
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Food:
Average
Average

Good location in middle of park

We had a 2 bedroom chalet. The bedrooms were good. The lounge area was a bit shabby.

It would have been nice to have self-catered - but 3 drawbacks to this :
1) the shop did not sell sufficient food to make even a rudimentary meal ,
2) no utensils, crockery etc (apart from mugs & glasses) were provided ,
3) nowhere to cook apart from a braii which looked dirty & no fuel provided.

This may work for South Africans or Namibians who can come prepared, but not good for overseas tourists.

The restaurant food was OK - but overpriced (low quality , all you can eat buffet)

Sadly not many animals around the camp - we were told they had all gone east to Namutoni where there was more water- so we had to drive further than expected.

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Expert Africa comments

We understand these travellers frustration with Halali and the NWR camps. Sadly it is not uncommon for the shops at these camps to run out of supplies including wood for the braii, especially in busier times, such as Easter.

We continue to use and recommend Halali due to its unique location to travellers who accept that the rooms, service and food here are usually less impressive than the location.

Mr C & Ms B - Terrace Bay
Arrived on: 26-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
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Nice quiet camp in Etosha

Spacious accommodation in a well appointed bush chalet. Parking was very convenient right outside the chalet and there was a good outdoor seating area looking onto trees.

The restaurant was comfortable, with outside covered seating and the food was good for the type of camp. We did experience difficulty getting a drink when we arrived mid-afternoon - there appeared to be no bar open outside of restaurant hours.

The waterhole at this camp is quite a long walk from the accommodation and common areas and appeared (on our one visit) to be far less frequented than some others within Etosha.

The swimming pool looked inviting, although we did not use it, and we did no activities as we did our own early morning game drive.

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