Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 245 travellers
Excellent
61
Good
120
Average
53
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 245 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 M & Ms H - 5th visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

We were in a Bush chalet, which was comfortable and clean, if in bit of a need of some maintenance, we did report the worst items. We found we needed to keep the air conditioning on to keep a reasonable temperature - there was not much shade around the chalets. There were braii facilities and a small kitchen area with sink, fridge and kettle and tea and coffee, but nothing supplied to cook with - just 2 plates and 2 knives, 2 forks, and 2 spoons. We did manage to cook an improvised basic meal. It was a disappointment as part of our request was the ability to do some self catering as we had at Eagles Nest the previous year.

The camp was busy but the staff were helpful, and we saw several Rhinos at the waterhole in the evening.

The main road to Okaukujeo was in good condition, but side roads were full of potholes and were very slow going. However, it was worth venturing off the main road, as we had excellent game sightings at some of the more out of the way waterholes.

We tried to book onto a NWR morning game drive here but it was very disorganised and were told to keep going back to reception through the evening to see if one was running the next morning, so we were unable to get to the waterhole to watch the animals come in at dusk. In the end the reception staff said there would be no morning game drive as they were still unable to contact the guides and had no idea where they were, or what they were doing! The morning after that there was a game drive, however, of all the game drives we have been on over the years, it seemed half hearted and not very well organised and water was not provided for everyone. This was a shame, but we did however enjoy our stay and the breakfast in the restaurant was very good.

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Ms J and Ms C - North Yorkshire
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

halali was like a butlins holiday camp and would not recommend this at all. Swimming pool good

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Mrs B from Hampshire
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Had the same chalet as last visit a good position under a Mopane tree The room was large and comfortable, with better supplied catering materials than the previous stop. The food was good, nicely served outside with self service and excellent Kudu steak.

We did a morning game drive which was good value and we saw small animals eg bat eared fox and wild cat which we would not have seen without the guide to point them out.

The shop is good, with A/C and well stocked, better than Okaukuejo

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Mr & Mrs M - Midlothian
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Pros & Cons

By far the biggest, most unattractive and charmless of places we stayed on the trip, no smiles at reception on check in. Our room was a 'bush cabin' set away from the main area and it was spacious and clean, if a bit basic.

The food was hit & miss - buffet starter (chicken nuggets & lettuce!), had to ask for bread twice, both times the request met by a huge sigh and stomping off), huge queues for main courses, it was bit like school dinners. However, the steak was really good, and after being told that there was nothing special for vegetarian, they did offer to make an omelette but not for 20 minutes. 30 mins passed, G enquired about the omelette only to be asked if wouldn't prefer the vegetarian special instead! Which he said was really nice - roasted veg & mushrooms in a creamy sauce with rice.

Another positive was the waterhole - terraced seating, watched rhino's charging each other and scaring off hyenas. Kudu, springbok, impala etc. A nice quiet place any time of the day.

And, despite everything else, we had a great sleep - very quiet, very comfortable bed and pillows. And the breakfast was surprisingly good - again a massive queue for a made-to-order omelette but it was very nice, as was the coffee.

Positives and negatives, least favourite accommodation of the trip, but it is right in the middle of the park and was fine for one night.

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Mr. L - Bristol
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent

Halali Camp review

Accommodation clean and comfortable in separate chalets. Restaurant OK but no separate bar area. Food served buffet style.

But as at Okaukuejo, the reason for staying here is ease of access to the game-park. We were up at the crack of dawn to continue our animal experiences.

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Mr & Mrs P from Surrey
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

The bush chalet was basic but clean and comfortable. Food was basic but ok.

Waterhole viewing was not as good as Okaukeujo, but we may have just been unlucky.

The standard of the camp was what what we expected so no complaints,

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Mr J & Ms J - Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Halali OK

Halali is in a good position for a trip through Etosha, but as we had a bad experience at Okaukeujo, we opted for meals from the Kiosk, which we were told were available until 6pm each night.

However on the 2 occasions we tried to get food, we were told that they finished at 5pm and it was only after insisting, that we actually got anything. A mis-communication between reception and the kitchen.

Our Bush suite was very nice.

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Miss & Miss H - Sussex
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Really enjoyed the long night drive. Guide was excellent and spotted unusual animals. On moving to self catering realised there was no light working in the kitchen and it was dark. This was fixed very quickly. We found all staff friendly and helpful.

Pleased to see black rhino and other animals and birds at waterhole which we visited every evening. Well worthwhile

Enjoyed cooking our own evening meal as vegetarians are not really catered for. Usually no protein except at breakfast throughout whole trip with one exception.

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Mr C. B and family - from St Albans
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Great experience at Halali

Very similar experience as Okaukuejo. Fab rooms, really well run camp with nice swimming pool.
Really lovely situation round the waterhole with loads of animals.
Dinner similar as Okaukuejo , though this time the buffet was full and tidy but the food not quite as good.
Loved having loads of time in Etosha, really special

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Mr & Mrs J - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Typical of state run accommodation. Basic but clean. Food good.

Jewel however is the floodlit water hole which was a fantastic experience, with lots of game coming down to drink. Certainly worth staying here just to experience a water hole at night

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