Reviews of Halali Camp
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Pleasant experience, but might rate Halali as 2nd best camp in Etosha (after Okaukuelo).Read more about the whole safari
Halali Camp review
on the whole smaller and slightly better laid out than okankuejo and we prefered it. The game was better adjacent to this camp too,even saw a leopard!
Dining area rather disorganised,but food fine.
Wonderful location and excellent accommodation. The pool was superb, too. We would have liked two days there.
The waterhole could be a bit of a walk for some people.
A quiet, smaller camp, quite peaceful
Another good centre for some good water-holes. Salvadora and Goas were good for lions, Nuamses and Rietfontein good for elephants, Black rhino visited the camp water-hole at night.
The staff here were, as usual, efficient but seemed to lack a degree of cheerfulness compared to our previous camps. We had no complaints but the atmosphere was slightly different.
The meals in the restaurant were fine, although we felt that the extra charge on the barbeque evening was not fully justified.
Our chalet, no. 56, was excellent and was the same one that we stayed in in 2008.
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Smaller and cosier than Okaukeujo, the bungalow had an adequate braai and firewood on sale for cooking. Again, it was very hot at night.
The waterhole was further from the camp and less busy than at Okaukeujo but we enjoyed visits from elephant, rhino and kudu.
The large swimming pool was a welcome place to cool off at the end of the day.
The Right place to be to see the Park.
We thought this Camp was much better than the previous one, perhaps because we were in the Park and the camp was not so large.
Staff were still a little less friendly than the farms and lodges we stayed however no complaints.
Food again as a bit large hotel buffet............ie the coffee was cold and they seemed to run out of plates again!
Take an early evening meal was good advice.
Game watching was again more than we hoped for.
Halali Camp review
Was pleasantly surprised at our first NWR stop. The rooms are definitely better than expected and would not be out of place in a privately owned lodge. Unfortunately the food/restaurant service is very busy and takes a long time. Once you've come to terms with this, it is actually a very nice place.
The waterhole is much more intimate than Okaukuejo and less like a circus...
The scenery and waterholes around this camp are the best in the park (in our opinion)
Great location for driving in Etosha.
This location was good for access to waterholes in the eastern part of the park and on our full day we were able to drive to Namutoni.
The Halili waterhole itself was interesting but not outstanding for wildlife when we visited in the evenings and one morning but we did see a rhino at night and plenty of birds and guinea fowl. The viewing area was in a good position but at night you need to watch where you're walking as the area around the seats is uneven and rocky.
We were actually very pleasantly surprised by the overall quality of the camp. It was a relaxing place to stay after driving around the waterholes. The detached chalet was quite spacious and clean and well separated from its neighbours.
The restaurant inside was very pleasant and outdoor seating was satisfactory. The evening meal was a fixed price buffet which was rather more than we expected (for a buffet) at N$170 each without drinks, however, there was a good choice, well presented, with meat choices cooked fresh while you waited: so on the whole good value. Service, for bringing drinks and clearing courses, was good. Breakfast (included in the overall price) was also a buffet with a good choice of cereals, cold meats, fruit and cooked food with eggs cooked as you wanted while you wait.
Halali Camp review
This was a disappointment to us.
The reception staff were surly, verging on rude and needed to go on PR training. The dining room staff weren't much better. The accommodation itself was fine but in need of some maintenance. Food was average.
We booked a game drive (these are not cheap at the camps - about £80-100 per couple) but the message did not get from reception to the guide and so by the time we had chased this up, we wasted over 30 minutes hanging around.
A little gem!!
Again this camp is about the waterhole and the sightings are usually very good. The food is much better than Okaukuejo and the check out is now efficient. The camp is currently surrounded by road works as the roads are regraded hence it is very dusty with lots of lorries and piles of siftings hence some of the roads are only single track.
To the east towards Namutomi there are large burnt out areas hence game viewing is difficult even at some of the waterholes.