Halali Camp

Reviews of Halali Camp

Good(79%) From 241 travellers
Excellent
61
Good
118
Average
51
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 241 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.
The H family from Chester
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Again, our expectations were not that high. But the rooms were fine, and the service good.

In the restaurant, dinner was in line with or better than expectations. Breakfast was excellent, including great porridge!

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Ms S - North Carolina
Arrived on: 19-May-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good stop

Halali was a comfortable stop. The watering hole is a good place to see wildlife, and the rooms very comfortable, but with no frills.

The service at the kitchen was excellent, but I felt that reception was fine, but a little less helpful than other lodges we stayed at.

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Mr & Mrs O - California
Arrived on: 11-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

About the same as Okakuajo Camp.

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Mrs. L & Mr S - Vancouver
Arrived on: 9-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

halali

great waterhole. rooms better then average but not fantastic- our cabin "mushara" nice deck and view.

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Mr and Mrs M - Kent
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

again game affected by recent fire

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Sheffield party of 4
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Halali Camp review

This camp is obviously older and lacking in style but the chalets had everything necessary for comfort including fridge and air- conditioning. The water hole was most attractive and there was a small trail to the top of a hill to walk.

The buffet style food was excellent.

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Mr D & Mrs S - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Shame about the kids

Sadly there had been a recent fire and a lot of the area was burned. There was very little game and the waterhole deserted. The sum total of our viewing there was 3 impala in a 2 days visit. However this could also have been due to noise. There was a French family with 3 children, a baby and 2 under 7. While the parents watched at the waterhole the baby cried and the other 2 children ran around playing. No amount of requests to be quiet had any impact. The same family were also present a meal times and equally badlt behaved.

The room was wondeful. Very quiet and well equipped, hard to believe to was also Park service accommodation. There is quite a walk from rooms to waterhole but for the less mobile it is possible to drive to a parking place nearer the waterhole. Torches very useful here.
We did see game when we drove around but the landscape was very charred.

Our visit was at the weekend and on both nights the evening meal was a braii (bar b q). I struggled with this as I am not keen on vast amounts of meat. However it was possible to just have the salad and pud for half the cost.

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Ms C & Mr B - Inverness
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Halali Camp review

Nice room (but we did have the honeymoon suite). Large restaurant ran well and they had very good Namibian draught beer. Manager present and came round to check guests. Good food for a large buffet with plenty of choice.

Good waterhole and people mostly quiet. Floodlights fixed quickly after bushfire before we arrived.

Management seem to have dropped the expected performance with room inventory and we were able to check out quickly.

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Mr & Mrs S - East Sussex
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Halali Camp review

Plenty of space in the chalets although they are a little well wore.

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Expert Africa comments

For more detailed comments, these travellers have created a great travelogue of their experience, which can be viewed here and there’s a gallery of great pictures here.

The S family - Inverness
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Fire and Leopards at Halali

Excellent location in centre of park.

One of our chalets smelled very foosty on arrival, which we solved by running water through the shower & sink for 1/2 an hour. A couple of things on the inventory were missing but we informed reception straight away and there was no problem on leaving. Restaurant very canteen like, but we were expecting that and the atmosphere was fine with a choice of eating inside or out. The kiosk which was open during the day was good. Prices fine. Shop not that well stocked for food if you were thinking of catering yourselves while here.

There was a bush fire the afternoon we arrived which burned out all the cables to the waterhole so we couldn't go there after dark which was disappointing, but was pretty well outwith anyone's control! It meant we truly saw how a leopard looks in the dusk. The fire was fairly spectacular and if we had been at the waterhole it would have felt even more alarming as there was no obvious way out. The fire brought home how little information there was about what to do in those circumstances, the main clues were that the staff weren't abandoning the camp and noting in the park as a whole other fires often didn't cross any barriers such as roads and the lack of ground vegetation in the camp to catch fire. I asssumed the staff were calm because they had seen it all before but the man I spoke to said it hadn't happened before.

I suppose the one thing about Halali was it's unfilled potential to be fantastic. Being left to do your own thing was great and you are pretty independent there, but with a little more effort a huge amount of information could be made available - even just a 1/2 hour talk from a game warden in the evening about what is going on etc.

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