Reviews of Halali Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
321 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
"Small is not necessarily better"
Our villa was refurbished but had an ant problem - which we solved ourselves. It was quite nicely decorated and the camp was really quiet, which was lovely. The main room of the villa got very hot in the day and didn't really cool down at night but the bedrooms were air conditioned which made sleeping comfortable.
Halali's restaurant was boiling, maybe the aircon was broken both nights we were there but it was certainly very uncomfortable to sit in for long - most people ate outside [luckily there are few mosquitoes at this time of year]. No explanation or guidance was given. The food is pretty much the same as at Okaukuejo but there's less variety and it's not so well done. Some of the bread and desserts were stale and they seemed to run out of things a lot. The buffet was the same price as at Okaukuejo which seemed quite cheeky when the quality and quantity was worse.
We did take the guided night drive from Halali [as you can't go outside the gates after sunset alone]. Our guide tried hard to find animals but we were unlucky and saw nothing. Others had seen leopards, cheetah etc so it was quite disappointing but that's the luck of the draw. We saw nothing at the camp's waterhole although we visited it a few times, again this is just down to luck.
Overall this is a useful camp to stay in as it's in the middle of the park but the facilities still need to be improved [particularly the restaurant] and the staff need to work on their social skills." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
"Halali Restcamp review"
Didn't take advantage of the night or salt-pan drives; watering hole was fantastic.
Swimming pool was still being refurbished." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia; 4n in Mozambique; 2n in Zambia
"Animal magic at Halali"
Well situated for visiting many excellent water-holes frequented by huge numbers of animals. A photgrapher's dream." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
"Just another restcamp"
"Lovely quiet restcamp in centre of Etosha"
Although things in the camps were taking place that week for 100 year celebrations no reason for shops to be virtually empty and toilets closed in Namutoni" See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana
"Modern, clean and comfortable"
Lack of cooking facilities means you really have to use the main restaurant, which is basic." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
"The comfortable bungalow"
Dinner terrible. Individual stir fry for dozens of people resulted in a wait in queue for main course of 50 minutes" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
"Elephant overload at Halali"
"Halali Restcamp review"
The new refurbishment is a great success but the lighting in the room was poor." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
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