A perfectly good lodge, but the food was not as good as elsewhere (too salty) and unfortunately the waterhole was not lit at night. However, staff friendly and helpful, good pool, and room good
Halali is very well run and the pool was exceptional. The food was also the best I ate. The waterhole wildlife was abundant but it rained when I was there so wildlife around that area was scarcer.
Nice, more quiet than Okaukuejo
Disappointing buffet and basic room, but necessary stop in Etosha. Saw Rhino at waterhole at night
The worst campsite experience with individual pitches poorly defined and organisation disappointing. The facilities on the site were otherwise OK and I suppose that they don`t have to try to hard to attract customers.
Very helpful staff - especially Perez !
This was a very big campsite with lots of busy spots. however the facilities were always clean and handy and the pool was clean if a little busy. The restaurant was handy as we ran out of cooking gas and they were able to take cards as we had issues with the ATM before going into Etosha.
Not very friendly at reception. Nice waterhole
All meals were buffet owing to large number of guests and expensive for what was provided. Bedroom cramped - we prefer the original old chalets with more space. Bathroom needed renovation
Some camping sites lack table and chairs while some have. Some camping sites are not in good shape. Excellent swimming pool Shop poorly supplied in food
nice place - especially the jacuzzi in Honeymoon chalet
Watering hole was amazing at the camp. Many animals. Camp was good.
Halali is more modern and the accommodation and catering much better than Okaukuejo. However, the water hole was not so close to camp. The path and seating at the water hole was too rocky and not suitable for my wife to access at night due to her hip and knees so we only went in the day time. the room we had was a disabled room which is fine apart from the lack of privacy when using the toilet as there was no door on the bathroom. The diesel pump was not working so I regretted not filling before I left Okaukuejo.
A great pool; but open and dusty campsite. The shop sold products available at Okaukuejo and Namutoni, but at double the price - not good.
Staff not very welcoming,low quality buffet for dinner.breakfast was okay.
A magical place once again! It was very busy but special all the same.
without charm, restaurant very bad: not able to manage so many people, very bad odor
Lovely place with nice chalet ... again a pitty not to have been able to stay longer as half of the chalet were empty.
Accommodation was fine, very friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, food okay.
The only crowded place we went to in Namibia. Cabins unexceptional, food (buffet) good.
Comparing Halali with Namutoni and Okaukuejo (where we did not stay though), I think it is clearly the best of the three : Okaukuejo is way too busy, Namutoni is perhaps not in such a good shape. The chalet we had in Halali was nice, except for a drainage problem in the bathroom that they could not solve. The waterhole was interesting too as we saws rhino, lion and hyaena, so yes we liked it really. Despite to what we had read the food in the somewhat busy restaurant was not so bad at all.
all was perfect
Cabins are really a bit tired. We had 3 rooms and all of them had very poor plumbing in basins and showers which did not drain - not particularly hygienic. The reception staff were surly. Restaurant food was average.
Very well equipped family chalet. Waterhole had lovely viewing area away from main camp area-take a torch for the uneven path.
It was glorious being in Etosha and we were so happy to be here, with our hard-won accommodation! The chalets themselves were small but perfectly adequate. The beds were comfy with lovely mosquito nets. Mattresses had been arranged for the children as requested - and they were really comfortable mattresses too. The restaurant serves simple, hearty food - it might be a good idea for the cooks to have some training so they do not completely overcook the beautiful produce.
Long drive to get to it but clean rooms and water hole setting was exceptional.
Our night in Halali camp was great. The campsite is nice but most of all we got the chance to see five black rhinos at the water-hole! What a show!
This was our 2nd favourite camp and we'd definitely go back.
Family chalet excellent location. Breakfast very nice. Restaurant staff good.
Nice to stay here, as it is situated in the centre of Etosha, but relatively basic campsite.
Average. Accommodation OK but attitude of NWR Staff not good. Sullen and disinterested.
We liked this lodge as well. the waterhole here is really nice.
If we had more time, a second night here to spend a day beside the excellent pool would have been good. The pool is big and you can actually swim up and down. The waterhole was fantastic, with plenty of wildlife coming and going - lion, elephant and rhino. A good sized set-up. Again, we had to pay for wifi and it was expensive.
Nice waterhole, clean swimming pool
A very nice camp and an improvement on the service provided. Lovely accommodation which could not be faulted and generally a great place to stay.
Worst food of the trip. If you have any other options for meals, take them, and avoid the restaurant at Halali. That being said, the bush chalet was nice and a good value. It was a bit of a hassle getting to the waterhole as it is located a fair distance from the chalets, so we didn't spend much time at all there. They also had far fewer animals than Okaukuejo, both at the camp waterhole and in the surrounding area. I probably would skip Halali on the next trip.
Rooms (like old Horse stables) adequate, but each room should have 2 chairs and a small table outside and perhaps a central braai area between the rows of rooms. The Fort is very dillapidated and so is the Information Centre. Old historic photographs, which were nicely framed (a long time ago!) are still just leaning agains the walls in their framers' clingwrapping. Again, "DON'T CARE" and lack of supervision.
Etosha is deteriorating. Bad management of the park. Namutoni was a mess and the staff at halali are not very hygienic and proper. Waiters hinted that tips should be paid separately in cash and not in the total of the bill. What a pity of such a beautiful park. Two of us got acute diarrhoea i think of the jacuzzi's.
Great place to stay as a midpoint for a 2-night trip through the park, and the night-viewing waterhole experience was fantastic. Staff not the friendliest
We loved it! Amazing waterhole and perfect camp facilities (though we did our own cooking). No complaints! It was also great to experience the atmosphere of being in the park and hearing the stories of other travelers.
Accomodation was very tired and the "resort has seen better days" Reception staff were having an'off' day, other staff were trying very hard to make up for it. Still saw 2 young male rhinos disputing ownership of the water hole, a lucky encounter for casual visitors.
Great place to stay, food was fine, staff were friendly, they even changed a tyre and fixed it for us!!
Fine but with a very limited choice re food.
OK...however...did not leave a lasting impression.
also uncomfortable benches at the waterhole but at least some are repaired and they put some new ledges on but im sure they never tried to sit on the benches for longer. The restaurant has improved it is much cleaner as last year and also the quality of the food improved. The restaurant staff is very friendly.
Rooms were also good but also a lot maintenance backlog. Beautiful waterhole.
Our least favorite pick. We liked the room, but there were many spiders in the bathroom which was a bit of an issue to me. Also the waterhole is not so great. The food options were strange as the had buffet for lunch, but only a very limited choice for dinner.
food (buffet) is not good. A la card restaurant would be better
Great location, a pity that is is being run like a soviet-style holiday complex.
Rooms were reasonable, but not consistent in their room services. Food was actually bad for the price and service is shocking! We would also suggest staying in different camps each night so that we can explore more of the park.
Wonderful position but the service and the accommodation are quite basic for the price. The person at the reception was bored and not supportive at all, we had to fight for a tour we reserved but she forgot to register. The waterhole is really fantastic!
Positiv: waterhole frequently visited by animals, very good experience. Negativ: incredible unfriendly and unhelpful staff at the restaurant, once I almost fell when one cleaner/servant pushed me with her tools. A noisy and notworking A/C was not repaired, but we asked them to, so we had to move the beds. The waterhole fantastic and in use by a lot of animals..........
A fun camp site with lots of facilities (excellent pool) and lots of in-camp wildlife (honey badger, jackal etc) we were close to the walk to Moringo waterhole which was outstanding (10 black rhino at once!). Again very popular and, unfortunately, a little noisy in the evenings, but tiredness and ear plugs meant we could sleep through the partying!
Also enjoyable, seemed a bit quieter than Okaukuejo, and again had very good animal viewing at the water hole. Both resorts lack any option for a light snack for lunch (like a sandwich) - all they were offering was a sit-down buffet meal or the usual drinks/chips/biscuits in the shop.
apartement +/- ok, but old fashioned (need a renovation) super waterhole !
Spacious lodge with lots of amenities
fantastic water hole, very nice big chalet.
After an incredible stay in Namutoni, I was I little bit disappointed with the Halali chalet. Confortable, but much more simple than Namutoni. Halali is a good base to visit the Etosha Waterholes because it's in its middle,
Everything was very nice
Better than Okaukuejo. Smaller and quieter
For Etosha: we loved Olifantsrus, and we thought it was a nice add-on of the more busy Halali experience.
Great water hole
The campgrounds at all of the national parks were okay. Nothing special. The staff in the office was friendly and helpful. I had contacted them about arranging a game drive in advance and was told you couldn't book them until you checked in. My I arrived I immediately ask about a game drive and was told that several were already full due to pre-booking...maybe group travel and I told them I was told I couldn't pre-book. Anyway, I got on a morning drive and, while very cold, it was excellant....saw lion, leopard and cheetah...all the same morning. Lighted waterhole was good.
The accommodation was extremely comfortable and the chalet with a lounge and kitchenette was a real bonus. However, both in terms of camp facilities and game viewing (waterhole), this camp was nowhere near as good as Okaukuejo.
Very big and comfortable room. OK the dinner and the breakfast
bit tired after all that we had become accustomed to, but service etc was fine.....
Perfectly ok, had NWR meal too.
So So lodge but the waterhole was great with all the rhinos
Good place for animals - Cleaner than expected regarding negative comments which were on some website -That's mean OK for a big camp
We didn't realise that the national parks campsites operate on a first come first choose basis, so we moved the second night to a better site
Lovely accomodation, great pool, nice staff at the restaurant. Honey badgers - who could ask for more.
Room was fine, dinner buffet was excellent.
Nice lodge inside the park. Not good meals.
Everything was clean and nice. The food was delicious. Overall - a good experience.
Great water hole, nice cabin. We enjoyed our early morning game drive with the local guide. Dhruv wished there were more vegetarian options in the buffet.
Very crowded, but completely worth it to stay in the middle of Etosha. The on-site waterhole was amazing -- we saw 3 black rhinos our one night there.
Accommodations were pleasant, tho the kettle didn't work. Waterhole absolutely prefectly situated and seating around well arranged. Everything good except found the store very low in stock and nothing worth buying as gifts. Would love to go back to Etosha for sure
Double chalet was really perfect accommodation not so expensive
Accommodation was very spartan and old-fashioned. In our room, the outdoor chairs were broken and in the other unit there simply were no chairs. The woman at the reception desk was generally rude and unhelpful. The food was plentiful but basic. It is a shame that this experience was so completely different to that we experienced everywhere else. It is also important to note that the game drives were taken by a very good guide so the whole experience was not entirely negative!
We Loved the Chalet we were in. Very comfortable. Although there was a nice fireplace outside to braai, there was no cutlery. we managed to get some from the kitchen. We wanted to braai there as we did not want to have a full buffet every night. We suggest they put more cutlery in the chalets in order to be self catering.
Food was not good. Quality can be improved.
My new favorite camp. Will stay here longer next time. Was great to have a braai in our unit.
the place is in desperate need of refurbishment. and the chef HOPELESS
The best staff of the three disappointing NWR resorts in Etosha.
We enjoyed our stay at Halali. We loved the water hole. We stayed in a double room. The camp provided a mattress for my daughter. Even with the mattress the room was sufficiently spacious. The room included a small bar fridge, as well as a kettle and 2 mugs.
Excellent accommodation. The ability to braai and the availability of a "kitchen box: was a pleasant surprise.
simple but good
Is thriving on this fantastic waterhole. As we are tourists also, we should not complain about them, but for me - after Dolomite - it was not very satisfying with so many of them around, so we left one day earlier.
Nice waterhole and nice rooms, but very dusty compared to the other two.
The Cheerful Chef is a species which is difficult to find in Etosha but we found one at Halali. He also served up the best roast meats. We had a 2 bedroom bush chalet which impressed us immensely when we first checked in but unfortunately this impression did not last. Many of the fittings needed repair work and the string blinds provided in the bedrooms were ineffective at providing privacy at night or shutting out the many lights outside. I was unable to sleep due to the lights shining through the windows and ended up sleeping on the lounge, which had proper curtains. The waterhole at Halali was not so impressive. The movement of the human herd at sunset far exceeded any at the waterhole and the gurgling of the pipe carrying water to the waterhole meant there was little peace and quiet.
Double room was nothing special, but was clean and comfortable. Watering hole was good. Buffet was okay, not great. Restaurant service was very good, much better than I expected, given the reviews I have read.
Definitely recommend bringing your own food to cook for lunch & dinner as the buffet is expensive for the quality of food & wine. Otherwise, the chalet was nice (although would have been nicer to look out in to the bush rather than another chalet), the watering hole and the pre-sunrise game drive were amazing!
Great lodge, frienfly staff
Very large place - nice to have a kitchen area separate from the sleeping area. Very nice camp with basics found in the store. Waterhole is fabulous - had some great sightings while we were there. We were satisfied with the food.
Good place, simple rooms and dinner ok (not so special but ok).
Another great place to stay, luckily we were here for two nights.
Great waterhole here. Ablutions very clean and well maintained - and plentiful. Nice to have shady areas for eating.
a campsite a little older and a means maintenance
MUCH nicer than Okaukuejo. Beds comfortable, room spacious, large bathroom, cleaniness was good, Waterhole fantastic, food quite good with several choices. The buildings are not very impressive but the lodging itself was very good.
Great food and very comfortable bed.
Nice resort, restaurant was good. Helpful staff. Room very specious facilities reasonable for braai etc.
Enjoyed this camp. Smaller but quieter. We are vegetarian and they were very accommodating. Loved the waterhole
Not the best resort out of the three, accommodation very basis if not to say sub-standard, customer service of the staff below average ( the receptionist was rather upset the we were checking out 30min late, was trying to charge us for overstay, not a great deal but.......). We won't be going back there.
Very friendly staff at the reception and in the restaurant. Cleaness and functionality much better than in the last articles readable in the AZ and FB. Food simple but ok. The only complaint, they should put comfortable benches to the waterhole, the old once are to less, uncomfortable and in very bad shape.
Very comfortable, clean, adequate
We were really please with out two bedroomed cottage with kitchenette. Good aircon, clean, fabulous waterhole, restaurant pleasant, and staff mainly friendly. a couple of them were a bit slack but others excellent.
Larger and busier than some other sites but rhinos at water hole and good shade.
not clean, dirty, we would not come back here
not quite as good as namutoni, but the wildlife was exceptional
Good situation. Facilities just OK. Great waterhole.
Not great accommodation but here for the animals and waterholes in the evening so was still good
Animals were fantastic as was the waterhole - the waterhole was a huge success day and night. Room very nice and had a braai so we had our own braai dinner the two nights we were there as get tired of buffet meals. Service at reception was minimal - lacking in customer service skills. Breakfast was a bit disorderly as it basically was not ready when they opened at 6:00 - tour groups seemed to monopolise early service. Store had very limited selection of food and souvenirs. No sightings board.
We spent 3 nights in the campground here. Unfortunately because our visit overlapped with South African school holidays, the campground was packed. Indeed there seemed to be more campers than sites. Sites were cramped and many had multiple tents and cars. Our site lacked shade and had a rough gravel surface. The camp was quite hectic with people driving to the waterhole late at night and packing up before first light in the morning. Despite the crowds, however, the ablutions were clean and the showers were hot with no queues. We loved the wildlife and scenery in Etosha, but the camping not so much.
Great location to experience Etosha and its wildlife Accommodation to a reasonable standard
Very similar to Okaukuejo Resort although slightly smaller, not as busy and better food. Waterhole gets crowded at night at bust times as there is not as much seating space as others.
Staff not very caring or helpful
Nice Bush chalet , and beautifull place to see many animals in maringa whole But the staff was not very friendly
This was the biggest disappointment for us. The food and service here were the worst of whole trip. If going again would stay at other lodge.
Halali should upgrade the kitchen equipment in the self-catering units - they do not supply any food preparation or cooking utensils - not even braai tongs or a cutting knife.
Basic acomodation. Okay.
quieter and smaller than okaukuejo but the restaurant was not as good, same for the waterhole. All fine, though.
You put us here as the other two camps at each end of the park were full. But that was an added bonus, Halali was fantastic, and as it is central, you can really explore both sides of the park to the full. I would recomend Halali over the other two. You should also make it clear how easy the self-driving is in Etosha: my only other experience in safaris was in the 1990s in the Masai mara in kenya - there you had to be driven as there were no signs, maps or clear routes in a huge area - but Etosha is well signed and you have to stick to the tracks anyway - some people like myself might not be aware of that in advance.tell people to buy the map and bird guide too - really useful and very well made.
Etosha great. Chalet clean and functional. Food a bit school dinner like - but here, its about the animals, experience...so we had a brilliant time...
this is a nice campsite, a bit crowded. The pitches have little shade. Ablution blocks need upgrading and the camp also has a problem with jackals. However it is worth staying here for the amazing experience of the water hole. 5/10
In our opinion this camp site is the best one in Etosha East area and we really enjoyed our stay there from every point of view.
The waterhole is great. Unfortunately the welcome is very impersonal, the drives are expensive, the "buffet" restaurant is not great and the ablutions of campsites smell bad.
This wasn't out first choice but it worked out well. The campsite is less attractive than others we stayed at, but the staff were good (even advising on best pitches)and once again the toilets and shower blocks were regularly cleaned. The waterhole was good: easy to walk to and we saw lions, rhino, giraffe, jackals and various antelopes. The lions had killed a baby elephant in sight of the waterhole so that reduced animal visits but made for memorable sights, and game viewing in the area was excellent. We had the lunchtime buffet there which was tasty and good value. We did stop at Namutoni on the way through and came across a very surly and rude woman at the shop in the camp there: another loss for NWR, although the staff in the cafÃ© there were more friendly.
An interesting water-hole and a few interesting animals walking around the camp at night (honey badgers, mongoose etc).
Good room and food. Lots of animals.
A nice camp with some space and shade. The waterhole was fantastic at night when I was there.
Great waterhole. We saw rinos, lions and giraffes...
Halali was ok. Room was quite basic. No wifi, not even in a central area. Drive from Hobatere to Halali was quite long. In retrospect, would have been better to stay one night in Okaukuejo and one night in Halali, instead of 2 nights in Halali. Dinner wasn't worth it (so we skipped it on the second night). Breakfast, on the other hand, was quite good.
Excellent room, clean, spacious and well spaced out from neighbours. Flood lit waterhole brilliant. Food OK.
Very nice, neat and clean. Will definately book again in the future
Quite beautiful place and accomodation.
Best watering hole of all the lodges.
The waterhole is nice, the place is so-so. Just somewhere to sleep. Service is hit and miss as always. Breakfast ran out of coffee and small plates the first day. Only gets replaced after pointing it out to staff, and then it takes a while. Out of muffins and very long queue for eggs the 2nd day. These are not major things but they do put a sour note on the experience. On the other hand staff are friendly and do try their best usually.
While the location is good and we had some interesting sitings at the water hole, this camp is a bit run down. Also, our bathroom and bedroom flooded, while we were there (a leaky pipe), and the staff basically told us to leave for a while so they could look into it. No offer to move us or to compensate us in any way. Our least favorite of the camps.
Beautiful camp, lovely waterhole, well appointed double rooms, well trained, helpful and friendly staff, food quality and pricing very good, grounds well kept, lovely atmosphere overall
Staff a bit slow in the shops and reception. Room was fine.
The double room was really nioce and very clean. The waterhole at Halali is great for vieing animals, and very peaceful and natural. The surrounding waterholes are not as good as those at Okaukuejo for larger animals but for the smaller ones and particularly birds, they are very good. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful including the manager who came for a quick chat to welcome us at dinner!
we liked this camping place the most in Etosha. There was a real camping atmosphere. And from there you can go to different places in Etosha.
Great camp and close to some of our favourite waterholes. Food was good but vegetarian options again limited.
Nice camp, clean and comfortable accommodation. The dining area was a bit sterile, but I had the nicest Eland Steak there. Also experienced the Badgers raiding the bins at night. Nice to see the critters close up but a pity about the mess they leave. NWR can easily make a steel frame in which to put the recycle bins. This way the badgers wont be able to tip them over
Very nice with a fantastic water hole. Staff aren't as friendly as at Olifantsrus but then it is a bigger resort
Good accomodation in bungalows, the waterhole is amazing.
Accommodation fine. Waterhole great. However, the seating area around the waterhole needs serious attention. Half the benches are broken and when we were there the bins had not been emptied.
Pleasant enough staff, great waterhole (Moringa). We had the "honeymoon suite". Poorly designed and obviously meant for king size bed but we had smaller bed, which was not terribly comfortable.
The best waterhole in Etosha!
The accommodation in Etosha park was more typical and friendly 10 years ago. Now, NWR aims to be more european but, for us, it is not a success.
Remote, but very nice. Well equipped facilities (ablutions, pool, etc.).
9 out of 10 all was very good for that type of venue.
Great rooms, great game drives, the watering hole was awesome, you could sit there and watch the animals come to you
Restaurant has improved since last year. Service was ok. Wildlife at the Moringa waterhole was excellent.
Good resort - comfortable room and more easy going feel to the place than Okakuejo.
Busy touristy campsite with adequate well-maintained facilities. I prefer this site and find it less touristy than Okaukuejo. Main reason for staying is the fantastic views at the water hole. Also offers, in my opinion, the best swimming pool of the Etosha camps. Otherwise, perfectly pleasant camping option to provide access to Etosha, but not somewhere to stay for any length of time if you prefer peace and quiet in the wilderness away from main tourist attractions!
Disappointing food and very bad service, not to be recommended.
Good sized chalet with lounge/kitchen area separate from the bedroom. Comfortable bed. Meals were buffet style - adequate, but nothing special. Good shop on site for food and souvenirs. Nice waterhole area, although, unfortunately, we did not see any rhino here.
Halali is quite run down, but the room was comfortable and everything worked.
Nice chalet. Well located in the middle of the park
Good room but poor food. Felt as if the place was not well managed
Enjoyed the camping - facilities were good. Etosha was fantastic.
The access road to the waterhole must be pedestrian only. Bush chalet was nice, however without any specific view. Small bathroom inside an huge room. Dinner and breakfast buffet need huge improvements.
After Okauluejo resort we were disappointed, the house was okay (clean), but not as beautiful as the one in Okauluejo, bad meal, unkempt, too much people, two nights was too much, one night it`s enough
Excellent food, accommodation, location
Lovely spacious clean family bungalow. It was secluded and right next to the bush, giving you a feel of being alone. Food was nice. Water hole was lovely and very busy. Saw a heard of elephants with babies. Got some beautiful pictures.
Accommodation is fine but evening meals aren`t that great. Okakauejo might be a better alternative given the profusion of game at its waterhole.
Rooms are very nice and tidy.
Having stayed at both camps, we found Halali to be a nicer rest camp than Okaukuejo, but you have better views at the waterhole in the latter. NWR govt run camps are mediocre at best, here the location was good, enabling us to explore the east side of the park (towards Namutoni) and the rhino viewing at the floodlit waterhole on the 1st night was cool.
Lovely accommodation. Did a night drive and saw some lions. Food was good.
We enjoyed the camp. The restaurant was also good.
excellent, but they should improve the campsite...
Good facilities, a little dusty but well situated in the center of the Park.
Everything was good/ very good. Good old-fashioned camp buffet for meals with a good call order chef. Chalets very good and an excellent waterhole.
Wonderful night viewing of rhinos, hyena at the camp watering hole
Lovely camp. Feels far more relaxed than Okaukuejo. Food was pretty good and service okay.
Accommodation lovely. Plenty animals,
Very nice oasis and very accomodating services.
lovely accomodation. simple but very efficient. And also a great deal for any airport-related stopover.
The lodges look like toilet blocks and the restaurant was a bit chaotic but a great location.
Sufficient place to be in the park.
This is a large camp inside Etosha and best suited for economy travellers and groups. For a couple travelling alone we found it soul less and set up for bulk travellers and campers. The chalet was clean but spartan, but the door jam had been broken previously,was difficult to lock, and not very secure. The food was nothing special but was reasonably well prepared and plentiful, but being a big camp the buffets were always busy. The only highlight was the waterhole where we were able to view Black Rhino in daylight, again because of the size of the camp the viewing area was busy. This is a NWR camp, as they have the monopoly in Etosha Park, Dolomite another of their camps is newer, smaller and better appointed. It you are looking for something more than basic, Halali is not the place for you.
Poor restaurant and shop. 9 years ago i throught it was much better. No water and diesel for 2 days!
Halali was enjoyable, espccially the flood-lit waterhole. Exciting wildlife encounters.
Fantastic waterhole viewing. Having to buy a full buffet meal did not suit us. After the first night we just ate snacks instead.
Not wonderful but worth a night or two. Saw many rhinos and elephants at the lighted waterhole. Easy drive back toward Namutoni to visit waterholes in that area.
Was what we expected for the price in comparison with the other places. Impersonal but clean and medium food.
largely under the other lodges for service, accomodations, .. only to recommend for the water hole !
the worse food in the trip
Lodge is old and food is horrible
Halali is much better than Okaukuejo. Rooms are clean and spacious, staff very gently and restaurant ok. Shop is very interesting too. Water hole in a good location and game drive in the morning with Ranger Rambo perfect.
We`d stayed at Halali before and so knew what to expect. Our honeymoon chalet was very nice. The waterhole was very good. Food at Halali is good - probably the best of the 3 main Etosha camps.
Great animal viewing.
Our accommodation was good. Dinning facilities could be improved.
We enjoyed our stay in Halali and our visit to Etosha. There were very few other visitors which we enjoyed. The process where one enters Etosha at Anderson`s Gate and where they deal with one car at a time, is very inefficient and time wasting and can easily be improved. It was very dusty while we were there and serious consideration should be given to surfacing the main routes.
Great waterhole!! Campsite pretty boring but in fairly good shape.
Enjoyed our stay at Halali. Waterhole, accommodation, food - all excellent. Game Ranger very informative on the Game Drive.
The chairs at the waterhole should be better. More variety on dinner choices.
nice waterhole, ok standard
basic camp but good water hole got to see black rhino
A wonderful honeymoon suite! Ask for the room `Lion`'!!! The room above the bed is made of glass, so you can admire the stars and in the private garden is a Jaccuzzi!
Very good campsite ! No issue
Found the staff here unfriendly. Accommodation was fine but we were unlucky and saw nothing at waterhole on any of our 4 attempts.
Bad bathroom facilities for campers
Electrical problems but helpful staff
Staff at the site were very friendly and probably some of the best service we experienced. The rooms were better than I expected for the price.
Has also improved. They should install new or brighter floodlights at the waterhole. It is quite dark and difficult to make pictures during the night.
â€generally lovely. Great room with excellent air conditioning and awesome shower, although it had slow drainage. Dinner was standard and OK. Breakfast fine. Early morning drive freezing and excellent! As there had been a lot of rain two nights before we got there a lot of the back roads had turned to mud and I was glad to have been on the organised drive with the big Land Rover to go over this area rather than in the HiLux we had. The rain also meant that for the first hour there were only a few animals but a beautiful sunrise made up for that.
Very good location for visiting Etosha
Hardly saw any game here but perhaps because of recent rains. Clock on gate said that they closed at 7:30pm yet gate was closed an hour earlier. Conflicting information from staff
Good resort in very good position but the management is not up to
maybe in our case book 1 night in halali and 1 night in other camp
Good aircoditioning but no internet and full of large parties. OK for one night.
Excellent, great food, good waterhole with lots of animals.
We preferred this quieter location to that of Okaukuejo ... and our accommodation was fantastic. Didn`t want another expensive buffet meal, so had a braai. With hindsight, would have preferred one night in Okaukuejo and two nights here.
Excellent accomodation, great food, good service. Loved the waterhole at the camp and saw great game. Signage in the camp is poor and it is difficult to see signs to waterhole and to chalets. They should make signs that are more visible and legible. Otherwise a great experience
Etosha is a great destination! We were pleasantly surprised with our accommodation! Just wish we had an extra night there but time didn`t allow
Very pleasant campsite, nice swimming-pool and a superb waterhole.
it was very luxurous though quite expensive
Accomodation better than expected (in comparison to our experience in Kruger). Slow meal service.
Great camp and waterhole
We again had probably the best room in the camp with our own jacuzzi!! Nice to be able to walk around the camp as sitting in the car all day meant our legs began not to know how to work. Rhino chasing off a hyena at the water hole after dark was great to see.
our home was perfect, clean and safe.
Not recommendable. Very bad food
Very glad we stayed here as opposed to at the park entrance, as we were in the middle of the park. This allowed us to use travel around most of the park over the 2 days without having to go anywhere near as far.
The attraction of halali is where it is - in the middle of Etosha. The place itself was ok, but nothing special. Food was good, service was indifferent.
We both love Halali - it`s not the most sophisticated of the accommodation in Etosha, but has a lovely feeling about it. We could only get a Standard Room, but it was actually very nice and comfortable. Staff were friendly and efficient and the food was pretty good. The waterhole is a fantastic attraction with visiting lions, elephant and rhino each night.
On balance, Halali was preferred by all our companions to Okaukuejo. The waterhole was a huge hit; they felt that it seemed less `artificial` (however you interpret that). Equally comfortable, nicely appointed rooms. Similar dining room with same charming staff. The pool was considered excellent by those who used it.
Beautiful spot with the water hole. Really nice.
Excellent place to stay although service was a bit ordinary and food and drinks were quite expensive.
Great evening `show` made by animals on waterhole
Much and much better camp than Okaukuejo.
another `must` because of the location; acc. simple but sufficient, some things should be repaired: best dinner we had (except Rostock Ritz), great starters;
good site and restaurant. But garbages are not protected, despite animals !
I was really great. A little bit dusty. The accomodations were well cleaned and functional. The restaurant was nice, the waterhole was interesting. The manager of Halali was excellent, very helpful.
Stayed in a quad chalet. Happy with chalet.
Excellent camping experience. Great water hole. Recommended.
Badly needs to be renovated. But it remains correct with an interesting waterhole.
Sadly it was very evident the difference between private facilities staff and NWR staff particularly attitude & service delivery. Halali accommodation was very comfortable and well furnished. It cannot be classified as self-catering because there are absolutely no cooking utensils, pots or hot plate to prepare a meal (even though we had our own food). We were forced to go to the kiosk at lunch time or the fairly expensive restuarant for dinner.
Conveniently located right inside the Etosha park with very good services (except Internet).
Amazing watering hole
The facilities were better than those at Okaukuejo. It was also cleaner than Okaukuejo.
Our favourite of the 3 sites we stayed in at Etosha. Much quieter than Okaukuejo. Smaller waterhole but much more natural and visited by loads of animals. Watch out for badgers around the campsite at night!
Excellent accommodation! It is disappointing though that there is no proper self catering option though especially when the restaurant only prepares meals off a very expensive buffet. If a family were to eat all meals at the restaurant, that cost per day would far exceed the cost of accommodation which seems quite unfair.
Best NWR in Etosha
Great place for studying animals!
Overall good but one of our rooms ( a double cottage) had a sewage problem. Staff not nearly as friendly as in Terrace Bay.
Excellent as always! Please keep maintenance up.
Same as Okaukuejo, they do not know how to treat customers, but that's part of the deal when you are in Etosha. The room was good. Food was average.
Good centrally located camp for exploring Etosha - waterhole had good activity. Using the Braai was fun but would be good if the camp shop could sell some tools. The catering staff (at Breakfast) were really friendly and food very good.
Great experience; very good accommodation, friendly staff, but poor service in the restaurant. The Moringa waterhole was excellent for viewing animals in May/June.
Nice. Pay attention to the birds who want to share your meals ;-)
Friendly, helpful and good service. Also much more peaceful than Okaukuejo with larger more comfortable rooms and much better meals.
very few people here, we liked that a lot. good birds too.
The place looks great, but when you look closer,the maintenance is not up to standard. Towel rails falling off and toilet doesn't flush properly. Secondly: not enough communication between reception and restaurant.
It was very quiet but the camp site was good. Abultions could be modernised a bit.
What a superb place, we were surprized to find out that we were placed in one of the large family unites. It was ideal for us and the couple that was with us thoroughly enjoyed the close in unit they had. So much improvement has been made to Halali that it is exceedingly pleasant to be there. We would hope more people take advantage of that place!! IT has the best water hole we have ever visited included those we visited in Kenya.
Halali could do with a bit of a revamp. The food was good though and staff friendly.
I had been to Halali once before a few years back. This time I found the place much better with newly refurbished rooms and the food was excellent. All in all a very positive experience. Although it had been raining before our arrival, one evening the waterhole was full of elephants, counting 21 all told. Very impressive.
i think it is the nicest place in etosha. the rooms are new made - nice. but the restaurant is still old. the personal could be more friendly at the reception. the waterhole is nice
Great swimming poll!!
We did not really like this accommodation. It was outdated, too many people, unpersonal and bad food.
Service poor, food disappointing. we will not stay at this lodge when we return in August.
There were maintenance issues. First we had no mosquito net and reported it also letting the front desk know there were no hooks in the ceiling for it. They sent a security man with a net and he was waiting outside our room when we got back from dinner. He came in, saw that there were no hooks and said `it is broken.` Eventually he came back with a key to another room and we moved. We turned on the air conditioner which was incredibly noisy and asked to be moved again. The front desk people were not helpful and seemed annoyed that we would ask for these changes.
Decent accommodation. No complaints although lacked a place to have a few drinks after dinner and the restaurant staff didn`t seem too obliging to stay on too long.
Restaurant staff not friendly. Meals too expensive. Camp shop not a nice experience. No lights. Accommodation was good.
We went on a night drive here, and saw many animals. The chalet was comfortable.
Halali also has a good waterhole. We got lucky and saw a large family of elephants come get something to drink that evening. The rooms are smaller than Okaukuejo. The buffet is more expensive and there aren't as many options for non meat eaters. The pool also wasn't as well kept up. There were only a few pool chairs for example and the pool water wasn't clean. But overall the experience was good and I'm glad we went.
This was a real surprise given it was government run. Our chalets were excellent, buffets very good. Overall a great experience.
The Halali campsite was our least favorite campsite of all those in which we stayed during our trip. The sites are too close to each other and so it has more of a tail-gate/parking lot atmosphere as opposed to a natural setting. The one saving grace for us was the Moringa waterhole, which is located just a 5 minute walk away. We were skeptical that a flood-lit waterhole would seem too contrived, but it was actually a fun experience for one night and the unpredictability of the animals added the needed element of surprise. We saw several black rhino, including a mother leading her baby, nine elephant including a few youngsters, plus a lioness, several species of antelope, warthog, kudu, countless birds... We appreciated that the spectators at the waterhole were, for the most part, reasonably quiet. Since this type of camping (and wildlife viewing) isn`t our favorite, this was the only night we stayed inside the park so we cannot compare to the other NWR sites inside Etosha.
Extremely nice rooms!
Halali is a very quiet and well organized campsite. Services inside are very good and toilets clean and well organized. The only remark is that at the waterhole the places where people can site are too high too take good pictures of animals. We also booked through Bernard at Okaukuejo and Sesriem. Okaukuejo is not well organized, toilets are insufficient for the number of people. The waterhole at Okaukuejo is ok. In Sesriem where toilets very very dirty and also the service at the Restaurant was very bad.
Good accommodation, food is basic, waterhole is fine.
In my opinion the best camp in Etosha
It would help if customers were alerted to the fact that the accommodation includes a braii, but no pots, pans or other cooking utensils and there are none available for purchase in the camp stores. Therefore, people should bring some basic utensils with them, unless they plan to eat every meal in the camp restaurant.
Excellent. Staff could be a little more friendly and detailed
Very nice. The view of the rhinos flirting at the waterhole by night was amazing. Staff at the restaurant were very friendly and also very good food.
nicer campsite and much better waterhole than Okaukuejo. confusing because you can choose your campsite and there are not clearly separated - all guests are driving around with no plan...
Best waterhole view and right camp dimension.
Nice, even if not at the same level as Okaukuejo, but the waterhole was fantastic. Vote 8/10
really nice room
Extraordinary location in the middle of Etosha Park. Nice rooms, good food, good service.
amazing waterhole at night
A little bit too noisy. Campsites are too close to one another.
glad we were in etosha, and that this place borders a waterhole. there was game there everytime we went to it. the room was adequate for the need. comfortable bed. food was good and plentiful with very friendly service. very positive experience. in etosha we spent much at some warerholes, lots of wildlife. wonderful.
Halali was great, with a great shop, friendly staff, enough camping space, enough shaded trees, close to great waterholes and have an excellent local waterhole. Power supply was constant and great to have. The only two problems we had was: No taps at our camping site - I've never went camping anywhere where there was not a tap closeby. Second thing was the ablution facilities - it is generally clean and good layout, but they REALLY have to add shower curtains as the whole bathroom floor would be under water and the end of the night. They also need to add small benches in the shower cubicles to put your clothes on to.
Food almost as good as in Namutoni. The waterwhole is very nice. The chalets are ok but the whole site is not as nice as in Namutoni
The quad Chalet in Halali was very cosy and comfortable. The food was more than acceptable and the service was good. The highlight was definitely the lit waterhole were, among other animals we saw elephants and black rhinos!
nice place, not as nice as Okaukuejo --watering hole was very quiet but the campsite was nice
Classic NWR place. Basic confort in the rooms, little bit strait but good bedding and such a beautifull waterhole with myriad of animals. Very professional and kindly staff.
Nice campsite, nice water hole
Good campsite, great access to the park, and the waterhole was amazing.
Everything as expected from previous experience. No problems but sadly this year no leopards either.
Excellent - we were glad we stayed here rather than outside the camp or at either of the other 2 options. We enjoyed that it was central so we could go either direction. Could've easily stayed for 3 nights here.
Great Campsite. Again, nice people. Wonderful to see the black rhinos at their waterhole. The honeybadgers that came to visit were wonderful as well.
Good room. Very good position inside the park. Restaurant staff too slow and not so kindness.
We stayed in the family bush chalet `Mushara.` It was very nice with a great deck and outdoor fire /grill area. Easy walk to the waterhole were we watched black rhino, elephant, impala, etc. Best place in the park to get to the prime lion viewing spots.
Fine camp with the best rooms
Beautiful chalet. Amazing waterhole with floodlight, we saw 5 black rhinos. Unfortunately we booked but one night!
The pitches are very basic and close to eachother. The ablution blocks are very well maintained. Allthough this is a less popular camp in Etosha, it is still worth it because of the waterhole. Do beware of honeybadgers stalking the rubish bins at night.
I loved it - especially the bed and the fluffy down duvet - it was outstanding quality and provided a good nights rest. The camp itself is really quiet and peaceful. Very high standard.
The quality has improved quite a lot since last year
Nice swimming pool. Amazing waterhole.
Preferred the more intimate atmosphere and the privacy. Food was OK. Swimming pool the best we came across (the only one big enough to actually swim in). Room and bathroom comfortable. Happy hours at the water hole (38 elephants arrived at midday)
Another must stay because of the waterhole. Again, rude and indifferent staff, and the room was extremely shoddy. It was fairly new but every single light fitting, power point, shelf, towel rack etc was broken or loose. At the waterhole, the small rubbish bins were overflowing with empty bottles and there was broken glass underfoot. Some people were ill-behaved while viewing the game - partying, smoking shouting to each other while other people tried to watch the animals in silence.
We were not impressed with the treatment at the NWR Resorts. Not sure if it is because the employees are not invested in providing good customer care as their jobs with the government entity are quite secure, but there were many times where we were made to feel like they were doing us a big favor by letting us stay at their location.
For us the best Campsite in Etosha. Quiet and clean!
Halali the resort is nothing much to rave about - but it was great to stay in the middle of Etosha, and the waterhole at the resort provided some wonderful Rhino sightings for us. Luckily it wasn't very crowded when we were there - imagine it gets quite busy and noisy when crowded. But it served as a great base to explore the Park, and the pool was very refreshing.
The best chef in the known universe is at Halali. My son loved his burgers and we both enjoyed the game meals and the chocolate mouse was amazing. This added to the fantastic game drives and large cooling pool. We want to go back. Fantastic.
Good accomodation , big and nice restaurant, and the lighted drinkplace in the evening is unforgettable and gives the opportunity to come very close
Spacious accommodation, perfect.
Accomodation fine. Service in restaurant and bar not so good and could be given attention
Lovely rooms, thankfully a bit more in the way of plates and cutlery, but they`re not well stocked or checked, because we only had one knife for four people etc. Really would be useful if they installed an ATM, because we had run out of cash, and sometimes the credit card facilities don`t work either.
Etosha is great and being inside the park was worth it. We thought about taking a guided tour but instead got one of the maps of waterholes. We were glad we did. We were one of three or four cars that saw a herd of twenty elephants walk single file to a waterhole, one of our favorite memories of the trip.
Campsites were neat and clean. We loved the waterhole close to the campsite and spend lots off time till late at night at the waterhole. Seen lots of animals in the Etosha. Friendly people at Halali
Great location but the service was poor with rude staff
We had stayed at Halali a couple of years ago, and things have regressed slightly, particularly when it comes to meals. Buffets only, and the quality of food and cooking was not that great -sometimes the food was cold.Service not the best we have experienced. Accommodation still very clean and comfortable.
An almost-new bungalow with a lot of space. Very high quality. Same high-standard of service and food. The catering staff, especially the Chef, were a good laugh and very attentive
Great location, probably the best on our trip, well located, good food and interactive tours available.
Thank goodness for air conditioning! Grudging service throughout: no one cleaned, we were ignored at meals, and paying for meals was a protracted and inefficient and humorless process. We weren`t there for the accomodations, though, rather for the animals, and animals we saw!
It continues to amaze us as to how what should be a perfectly good camp gets it so wrong. the rooms are well appointed and clean and the location is good - especially the waterhole. On reflection we realise that the only contact with staff once checked in is in the restauarnet where service was abysmal. 20 mins for a beer and another for the bill. staff overworked and grumpy. no obvious leadership
Better than I expected. LAst time 8 years ago it was not so nice. Anyway, the bush chalet is nice from inside but the chalets are badly integrated within the camp such that one does not like to open the window or stay for a longer time inside...
Halali is a resort in the middle of the Etosha pan and so you need to sleep there when you want to see the Etosha pan within two days. And that is the problem. Halali is not a nice resort. We booked the honey moon suite. It was ok but not great. The jacuzzi did not work and also the bath was not up to date. Even the breakfast was not good. The room was dirty and we did not feel comfortable at all.
Good lodge , the waterhole is too little, but satifying
12 oct 2011 Campsite with braai, table, benches and power point. Shared and clean toilets facilities. Nice pool. Good restaurant better than Okaukuejo.
Wonderful to be in Etosha. Food great for meateaters but not so good for vegaetarians and there was no choice that night as there was a BBQ
Better than expected, nice for an overnight in the park.
Disappointing site and so-called honeymoon suite! Dirty jacuzzi outside and food not great. The waterhole made up for this as we saw loads of animals there.
Also very good, everything was OK.
The chalets at both Okaukuejo and Halali had been significantly upgraded since our last visit in 2005 and were extremely comfortable and convenient, but the camps still retained an appealing "bush" sensibility. The food was varied and plentiful with lots of game for us to experience and all the servers were courteous and good humoured (sometimes in response to very rude guests!) Once again we were in awe of the fabulous, accessible waterholes and have only one very minor complaint about the benches at Halali; they were rather uncomfortable for extended viewing, but discomfort was a small price to pay for lions and leopards!
Vast improvement on Okaukuejo Resort, with campsite having shared and clean toilet facilities. Hosts were friendly and helpful. The waterhole was also excellent. Highly Recommend.
A wonderful stop with very nice accommodations. Being in the middle of the park meant that we had a great game drive en route and also on our exit via the Namutona Fort camp the next day.
Ok, much better facilities than Okaukuejo
OK but here again there was quite a long discussion about a futile thing : a bottle of mineral water that was replaced by a similar one in the minibar. After all the matter was settled but we expected some more leniency from the staff.
Room was ok but nothing special. Water hole was fantastic.
We had some problems in relation with our lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet. On the other hand the location and facilities at Halali were good enough for game drive purposes
Staff was ok and room was nice. We did not enjoy the jacuzzi since it seemed a little bit dirty (it was outside). The waterhole gave us lots of excitement. We also enjoyed really much a night game drive!
Disappointing waterhole but the location of Halali makes it a great base for exploring the park. Another laborious checkin.
Great location but very standard rooms and awful food.
Ok - nice campsite (not so crowded and big as Okaukuejo Resort)
Great waterhole, beautiful campsite! The market shop is not well equipped; not so fair and honest at the restaurant!
Nice place with friendly people good restaurant
Nice place. For me the most beautifull Waterpoint of all ETOSHA campsite.
Great site, we chose to eat at the restaurant here rather than cook ourselves that night... should have cooked ourselves. Great food, but chaos.
Very crouded, it was hard to find a camping-spot in the dark and we had to settle for one next to the toilets. It would be better if they give you you're campsite (in order of the booking time, so if you book a couple of months on beforehand you get the better spots).
Halali was not nearly as nice at Okakueju where we stayed last year.
ok but a bit impersonal.
Ok but the food quality not good
no problems here..bush chalets very comfortable
Good cottage (too luxury);water hole without animals
Etosha was a joy for all of us. My daughter has become a bird-watcher, and the variety and amount of birdlife thrilled her - especially seeing a secretary bird hunding at fairly close range. Then, the 3 lions and 37 elephants at the Goas waterhole was thrilling for us all. Halali was perfect for us. We visited all 3 rest camps in Etosha and were glad that we were booked at Halali. We appreciated the uncrowded , relaxed feel of the place. I read a number of negative comments concerning food at the Etosha rest camps on other travel websites, and I have to say were surprised by the quality and variety of the food. We definitely give it high marks, particularly considering the number of people being served.
Quite and relaxed campsite in the middle of Etosha with a broad range of watering holes to visit. Saw 40 elephants at one waterhole in one of the most breathtaking experiences of my life! We were there for hours watching them drink, wash, play, eat with one mother teaching her baby how to have a dust bath! Absolutely amazing!
Very poor service; front desk people suffer lack of experience in dealing with customer; service staff was not attentive and friendly at all; Compared to the prices paid for this camp the service level was much to poor; I will not stay in NWR camps next time in Namibia
Great location - super waterhole!
Enjoyed the place, especially the rhino at the waterhole, good etc good
Smaller camp in the park. We liked the water hole a lot.
Let camping clients know that it can get below freezing here in winter - they might opt for a chalet! the facilities here are excellent, especially the convenience of the camp laundry and kitchen. And we liked the Zebra bar and the sense of community around it.
Friendly and helpfull staff, poor quality of the meals. Maintenance of the rooms has to be improved. Lights are too dim. (in all NWR camps) :-(
Renovated. Good. The meals are very fine. We daily had problems with the creditcard-payment in the restaurant (the system was not working)
Accommodation was fine but lacked the quality and presentation of food compared to the other lodges
Typical state-owned lodge. A little worn-down, not the fastest service! It's a shame, that a lodge with this perfect location (actually one has to sleep there if you go through etosha) is not managed to the perfect satisfaction of the clients. Considering the price one cannot complain though (although compared with Okaukuejo (almost same pricing) at least the service and the training of staff members need to be significantly improved)
Excellent location. It is better than Okaukejo
Not the best place to camp when it is raining. It gets very muddy. Campsites are larger than Okaukuejo and have more facilities. There is more shade than at Okaukuejo
Good accommodation, over-priced, grounds a bit shabby. Great pool and breakfast and fantastic birding. We loved it but feel the Park has lost direction. Even travellers from Europe felt it no longer has the lovely simplet park atmosphere, is unnecessarily posh and horribly overpriced. Low occupancy as a result of price. Why nowhere to braai??
The honeymoon suite was nice, but I think the other rooms are rather bad. A lot of game-drive circles are closed in this area.
Halali was good. I`d been to Etosha so I knew what to expect. Our only complaint was that the mosquitoes were awful and it would be nice if the restaurant either didn`t seat people outside during mosquitoe season or put up some kind of temporary screening for the outside dining area.
Not quite as nice as OkAukuejo, but very close. Also highly recommended
Bigger room. Place OK. At the reception we found a lady that was as nice as a prison door! Could you do something about it for future clients?! Buffet again...
This was what we expected. The meal was fine and so was the accommodation but we found the desk staff quite unhelpful and rather stressed at the end of day when we arrived. We had to make a phone call to cancel an onward reservation but it took a while to persuade the desk staff to let us use their telephone. The public phone was out of order and we couldn`t get a mobile signal in Etosha.
Apart from being in nature (which was really good) the actual accomodation and service we experienced was of less impressive quality.
The Campsite was very dusty and hot. The ablution facilities were clean
clean camp, excellent buffet - will go back again
Nice accomodation, good buffet. The waterwhole is a must.
Halali is well situated, centrally in Etosha, making it a good base. Good campsite in a good location. The floodlit waterhole usually had something interesting - rhinos, hyena, leopard.
Also very nice place, good service
The Halali property was nice and no issues at all with the room - cleanliness, etc. We were disappointed in the selection and quality of dinner at the restaurant and also disappointed in the upkeep of the grounds especially the entrance to the camp. Overall, we did enjoy our trip through Etosha Park
8/10 for me the best place to stay in the park
great. we liked the fact that we had to sleep in two different lodges while in Etosha, this gave us the opportunity to visit large areas of the reserve
Camp site well situated. The waterhole is not as well lit as Okaukuejo so you need a good camera and night setting to take photos. Recommend a tripod. Remember to check the sighting book.
A very nice lodge Beautiful waterhole, with a lot of animals Decent food
Campshop is very low on stock, service is ok,
It is a great place.
Lovely camp site with lots to see especially the waterhole.
We had a lovely stay and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the dining. Outstanding service.
Well managed resort, though the restaurant and water hole are not as excellent as the one at Okaukuejo.
A great camp with good facilities - a good experience. Fortunately most of the truck/bus groups bypass here.
Excellent accommodation and OK food (i.e. not buffet!)
Enjoyed the resort and accommodation was good although not too keen on the food selection. Again The waterhole was deserted and we were told its the wrong time of year and that its better to visit July/Aug but nevertheless still enjoyed being there. Would definitely visit again and recommend to friends anytime of the year!
old facilities, room absolute disgusting,nasty unfriendly staff, no interest to help AN absolute NO GO!!!! ..If I hadn't paid in advance we would have left immediately!
The resort was fine although it didn't seem to be as well run as Okaukuejo.
Well maintained place over all, but here mainly spoken about rooms and units. Professional reception with ability to answer all necessary questions. Restaurant could be decorated and maintained a little bit better, service staff in restaurant could be more service friendly and exerted to create a nicer atmosphere. The restaurant doesn't keep what the standard of the rooms/units promise. This also applies for the breakfast. Double rooms (not family units) don't have fillings in the minibar. Why is this? Are people, who don't come in family sizes, less thirsty when they arrive after a dusty Etosha day? No sense in this.
Better than Okaukuejo, more private, waterhole more secluded does not feel like a zoo. Accommodation ok.
The waterhole here was very disappointing, we spent about 2 hrs there in the evening and saw nothing. We may have just been unlucky, so worth a visit if you have a few nights but if you only have 1 or 2 nights then I would strongly recommend staying at Okaukuejo instead.
nice place and strategic point; goog waterhole; quite expensive the dinner; too expensive the night safari(we didn't see animals and it was really cold).
Correct. Nothing special but the room is clean, and the view on the waterhole is great (you are outposted) and people are kind
Good location in Etosha.
We stayed on the campingsite. The facilities were fine. What a problem was for us, was that we couldn't use our credit card to get gasoline. We didn't have enough cash and could also not pay in US dollars.
Lovely venue well located to explore a large component of the park. Pity that the road works limited one on most of the better routes close to Halali. Staff very Staff polite but not particualrly clued up on what to do. A little more interaction with those on self drive trips would make it more meaningful. Remains however a nice place to base oneself when in Etosha
very expensive accomodation according to the service. It was not very `homey`. But although it was good to be there, because Halali is in the middle of the park and a good station.
Very expensive for what you get, the service and food were of poor standard, what you would expect from a govt run business. The reception staff were verging on rude and incompetent. Although the same cannot be said for Namutoni
wonderful place; camp site was outstanding; the lighted night-time water hole was great; I can't imagine we could have found a nicer spot
The position is strategically at the middle; the waterhole is fantastic with elephants, rhinos, hyenas. The rooms are very comfortable. We think that is better to stay here instead of changing place for the night because you can see the holes and to come back to the best ones.
Good but very dusty and windy. Four nights here was probably stretching it (two at Namutoni probably would have been fine)
How things have changed in 10 years. Clearly a lot has been spent on infrastructure. Camping still great, but let down slightly by the number of overlander trucks now being accommodated.
the only very disappointing place, awuful food, unpolite people, overall low level structure
best etosha camp
Not as impressive as Okaukuejo..would rather have spent time at main camp
Rooms OK. Food very low quality.
Very nice. Quiet not too busy. Would go there again. Perhaps a longer stay.
The campsite, the ablution blocks were clean, neat and well kept. The prices of the Etosha are much higher than before, but the camps are worth it!!
busy but very well kept, quite noisy at times but good atmosphere