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.
Mr. & Mrs. H - Woodbridge
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali - an excellent base

Lovely Room, very busy camp.

Food in the buffet restaurant was very good, service was a bit chaotic.

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Mr E & Ms S - Sweden
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Big surprise!

Have to say that Halali was a big surprise, huge camp with both cabins as well as a camp ground. No problem to pay with credit cards despite being warned.

Chaos during dinner servings with large queues and not enough seats, different prices depending on who you ask for drinks.

Overall, if your not a freak of order it's more then workable. Great location in the middle of the park.

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Family L - London
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Terrible
Terrible
Food:
Terrible
Terrible
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Halali Camp review

We knew this was a government camp (but see our glowing comments on Okakeujo) and weren't expecting much but it was like being in the soviet era. The worst thing was the shop - there was nothing fresh to buy at all and they refused to sell us the final edible looking frozen meat as it didn't have a price sticker on. The tills were broken and all items were painstakingly written out by hand in a book. The shop ran out of water (very dangerous!). The breakfast tasted horrible. Rooms were soulless and the camp staff surly.

The only redeeming feature was the fantastic waterhole - we saw rhinos fighting and lions. And a large (hand-sized) scorpion in the camp site on the way that made me pleased we weren't camping.

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Ms Q & Mr B - Minneapolis
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

fabulous waterhole, standard NP camp

The highly visited well situated waterhole is the highlight of this camp. The rooms and food are very basic, national park standards in namibia. Staff is polite and very methodical. Any visitor who does not fit the model is handled in painstakingly slow manner making everyone else in line suffer the consequences.

This is apparently a popular first stop for many visitors to the country so there is a lot of kerfuffle with newbie guests trying to sort out the system and not adjusting well to the norms. the waterhole gets justifiable crowded at sunset and the park should probably consider hiring a monitor to try to rein in some of the more poorly behaved visitors who can ruin the experience for the majority of people trying to watch the wildlife peacefully.

Staff in the dining room is not optimally managed so there is a bit of chaos in service and food supply for buffet lines.

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Mr H - Michigan
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

excellent water hole

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Mrs J. from Bristol
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Halili camp is smaller than other camps in the park and seemed well organised, although game drives were booked up before we got there which was disappointing - it would be worth booking in advance.

The waterhole is a 15 minute walk from the rooms (hot!) but very atmospheric; we saw lions and rhino and a host of other animals. The camp is well placed for waterholes in the park.

Great swimming pool and very nice service in the restaurant.

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D & D from Cork
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Functional

We found Halali camp to be a bit of a disappointment to be honest. The staff were not particularly friendly. The room in which we stayed was very basic, with a bed and a couple of armchairs but no table. There was a fridge which was good.

The main restaurant area I found quite dismal really - very canteen style feel to the place. The food was ok (we only had breakfast here). The shop was very poorly stocked when we were there.

They opened the gates in the morning well after sunrise so you couldn't get a really early start which was frustrating.

On the plus side the waterhole was fantastic - the only bit of the camp that is well worth going for.

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Mr & Mrs S - East Sussex
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Terrible
Terrible
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Terrible
Terrible

Halali Camp No better

Room was desperately in need of revamp and update. We did have a BBQ outside our room but there was no grill to use even if we had wanted. Beds were comfortable.

Food exactly as Dolomite and Okaukuejo camp.

Waterhole never had any animals visit whilst we were there.

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Mr & Mrs G from Cambridge
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Our basic double room at Halali was very comfortable and quiet. We had to wait until it was ready so we sat in the very unattractive pool area where there was little shade and not much seating.

However, the food at Halali was excellent with a very good chef on hand at breakfast and dinner. Staff were very friendly here too.

The Moringa waterhole viewing was fantastic, but moving around the rocky seating area was very hazardous and a head torch, stout shoes and a good sense of balance are required! We also felt that it should be designated a no smoking area.

After dinner we saw a total of 10 black rhino including 3 females with a calf each.

We were impressed with the facilities at the Etosha National Park camps. All of them have good showers and clean comfortable rooms. The staff respond to respect and kindness and were all friendly and welcoming.

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Mr M from Toronto
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

Honeymoon suite (Mushara) wonderful

We were lucky to get the honeymoon suite, Mushara. It was wonderful. Huge, very private, with a beautiful view of sunrise from a viewing platform. It has a very well equipped kitchen although we struggled with locating the burner (above the little oven) and we could not get it hot enough to boil anything.

The barbecue area was huge and very private with views of the bush. The bedding was comfortable.

The waterhole is far to walk to and even if one drives there is still a rocky section to climb so one can’t just keep popping in as one can at Okaukuejo camp. However there are not as many people and vehicles as Okaukuejo.

Breakfast was quite a lot worse than Okaukuejo. We had visited Etosha twice before many years ago but, even with special Mushara we will not go to Etosha again, certainly in popular September, as it has become so busy and with the sand roads the dust from other cars, jeeps and buses is unpleasant.

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