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Halali Camp
Halali Camp
Halali Camp
Halali Camp
Halali Camp
Halali Camp

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

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jun-2018, 28 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Halali Camp.
Lion

77% success

Leopard

36% success

Cheetah

4% success

Zebra

100% success

Giraffe

96% success

Oryx

96% success

Wildebeest

93% success

Elephant

92% success

Black Rhino

75% success

Spotted Hyena

52% success

White Rhino

39% success

Eland

27% success

Brown Hyena

10% success

Sable antelope

6% success

Roan antelope

5% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Showing 301-310 of 321
Duration
Arrival date
Mrs B
Bridgewater

"Small is not necessarily better"

2 nights Arrived 2 Oct 2007
"Halali is still undergoing refurbishment - which seems to be dragging on - the swimming pool still wasn't filled when we arrived [and apparently has been like that for months]. The staff were slightly more friendly than those at Okaukuejo but it depended on who you saw and whether they thought they'd get a tip.

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Poor
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Poor
Facilities:
Average
B & F
Hexham

"Halali Restcamp review"

2 nights Arrived 27 Sep 2007
"We expected very basic accommodation (along the lines of restcamps in Zimbabwe national parks 9 years ago) and were astonished to arrive at Halali and find such luxury.

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Facilities:
Poor
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Mr L
Bristol

"Animal magic at Halali"

1 night Arrived 27 Sep 2007
"Accommodation amazing - VIP 2-bedroomed villa. Restaurant food and service excellent. This may have been because there were very few visitors that night.

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs Barn owl
UK

"Just another restcamp"

1 night Arrived 26 Sep 2007
"Accomodation was good and comfortable. The restcamps are all much the same. They cope successfully with lots of people. The waterhole here provided some good sightings." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs B
Beds

"Lovely quiet restcamp in centre of Etosha"

1 night Arrived 25 Sep 2007
"Lovely large clean accom with braai - very quiet - managed to buy sufficient food in shop for braai - from reading previous comments on website did not buy food in outside supermarkets as not sure whether we would have a braai or cooking facilities. Maid was well happy with all food we couldn't eat!!

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Mrs A
St Paul

"Modern, clean and comfortable"

1 night Arrived 25 Sep 2007
"The rooms have been rennovated recently to very high standard and were extremely comfortable.

Lack of cooking facilities means you really have to use the main restaurant, which is basic." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Facilities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Mr Pix
UK

"The comfortable bungalow"

2 nights Arrived 21 Sep 2007
"Night time viewing at the waterhole included herds of elephants and black rhinocerus" See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia; 4n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Mr B
N Yorks

"nice camp"

2 nights Arrived 17 Sep 2007
"new huts nice bur a bit small. waterhole good esp at night

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Terrible
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Mr H
Bucks

"Elephant overload at Halali"

2 nights Arrived 9 Sep 2007
"Excellent waterhole where we saw over 40 elephants. Unfortunately the swimming pool for us was not operating. The rooms were disappointingly small. Kitchen badly equipped." See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Mr D
UK

"Halali Restcamp review"

2 nights Arrived 5 Sep 2007
"This was an excellent place to stay to see the wildlife in the park as it is in the middle giving access to all areas.

The new refurbishment is a great success but the lighting in the room was poor." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Showing 301-310 of 321
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321 reviews of Halali Camp by travellers since August 2007
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