Halali is a large restcamp and is strategically located halfway between Okaukuejo and Namutoni in Namibia's Etosha National Park. The superb location and decent value for money option make it a popular tourist destination, especially for guests who want to join a night drive. Finding accommodation is often difficult though, especially in the peak season of July to October, so booking in advance is advised.

A varied and abundant amount of Namibian wildlife come to the secluded, scenic, floodlit waterhole which is a short walk from the main camp itself. The major benefit here is that you will not be disturbed or distracted when game viewing. Surrounding the camp are some of the most visited waterholes in the park. The name Halali, of German origin, is derived from the bugle call made to announce the end of a hunt.

The restaurant serves a breakfast buffet and 'a la carte' menus for lunch and dinner. Buffet meals can be arranged for larger groups. Book in at reception and browse around the tourist shop for your groceries, books and curios.

Accommodation at Halali is varied:

Rooms: The Double Rooms are the same size as a one-bedroom chalet. En-suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. Air-conditioning, lamps, tea/coffee station and a mini-fridge, mosquito nets are standard. Relax on a small corner sofa.

Family Chalet: 2 secluded, air-conditioned, self-catering Family Chalets with two separate bedrooms with twin beds and mosquito nets in each. These spacious chalets have a separate lounge, kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen is equipped with a limited selection of crockery and cutlery, a small oven, fridge, kettle and tea/coffee station. Outside is a shaded entertainment area with built-in braai, table and chairs. These chalets are the closest to the waterhole.

Two Bedroom Bush Chalet: smaller than the family chalets, and further from the waterhole. Twin beds in each bedroom and shared bathroom and a separate toilet, air-conditioning and mosquito nets. Relax in a small open plan lounge/kitchen furnished with two sofas, a small fridge, tea/coffee station, crockery/cutlery. A table and chairs and a built-in braai are right outside.

One Bedroom Bush Chalet: A small chalet with one bedroom and a small, separate bathroom with a shower/toilet. Air-conditioning and mosquito nets are standard. A sliding glass door leads to a pebble-floored open patio. No braai facilities.

Premier Bush Chalets: 5 comfortably furnished Premier Bush Chalets with an en-suite bathroom, queen-sized bed, private garden area, jacuzzi, air-conditioning, mosquito nets, a fridge and tea/coffee station. Ideal for honeymooners.

Halali offers their very own morning, afternoon and night game drives.

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Guided Etosha Game Drives: Join one of the daily game drives around Etosha.

Game Drive: Game viewing is best done in the cool of the early morning and late afternoon, most people choose to drive themselves around the park - stopping at the various waterhole's and watching the animals as they come down to drink.

Dolomite Camp

Dolomite Camp

On a small hill on the extreme western side of Etosha - Dolomite is the newest (and fifth camp) to open within the park boundaries. It is a smaller lodge as opposed to the traditional resort feel of the other camps within the park.

Eagle Tented Camp

Eagle Tented Camp

Value for money accommodation in a well designed tented camp.

Etosha Mountain Lodge - Natural Selection

Etosha Mountain Lodge - Natural Selection

Serene yetfull of character, the thatched chalets of Etosha Mountain Lodge are perched on a dolomite hill, offering panoramic views of the iconic namibian landscape with an abundance of big game and wildlife.

Etosha Oberland Lodge

Etosha Oberland Lodge

Etosha Oberland Lodge, at the southern entrance of EtoshaNational Park, combines luxury with a lot of privacy.

Etosha Safari Camp

Etosha Safari Camp

Taking on a legendary place and adding a whimsical-local flare – the Etosha Safari Camp embraces Shebeen Culture in everything it offers. Bright colours and humour form part of the language here. Indulge in the local music on offer every evening and embrace the shebeen-way of life. The whimsical character of the property extends into the chalets, with bright colours and quirky details. Located just ten kilometres from the Etosha National Park, guests can have close access to the wildlife within, as well as an authentically Namibian Cultural experience.

Etosha Safari Camping2Go

Etosha Safari Camping2Go

Combine an adventurous safari into Etosha National Park with a quiet barbeque evening at the campfire. Set atop a hill, the camping spots offer sweeping views over mopane forests. Each of the units is equipped to host four guests in comfortable beds, are en suite, and have fully functional kitchen ready for use. Exchange tranquillity for African beats when you go down to Oshebeena Bar offering live music in the evenings or lounge by the cool pool and sip a cocktail after a long day in the Etosha National Park. Combine the best of both worlds.

Etosha Safari Lodge

Etosha Safari Lodge

They say an elephant never forgets, neither will you Etosha is an experience of the heart and the soul as much as it is a unique natural wilderness. There is a rich depth to the region, and it can be experienced when seen through the eyes of the local people. Located just ten kilometres from the Anderrson Gate into the Etosha National Park, this lodge is the ideal location for a base. Along the crest of a Mopane Woodland Valley, the lodge and its viewing deck offer unparallel views of the area. Each room offers a private terrace for a personal experience. And guests can select one of three pools to cool off in after a long day of exploration in the National Park.

Etosha Village - Taleni Africa

Etosha Village - Taleni Africa

Situated only 2 km from the Andersson entrance gate to Etosha National Park, Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort, style and exquisite cuisine.

Hobatere Lodge

Hobatere Lodge

On the far western edge of the park, just outside the Galton Gate, this is an excellent location to explore Etosha, Damaraland and the remote Kaokoland area.

Little Ongava

Little Ongava

Luxury accommodation, each unit with private pool, great place to spoil yourself. Guided tours on private nature reserve and inside Etosha Park.

Olifantsrus Campsite

Olifantsrus Campsite

A brand new campsite inside Etosha Park. No accommodation is available here and this only caters for self-sufficient campers. A highlight of the camp is the unique hide which overlooks the camps waterhole.

Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Tented Camp

On the same property as Ongava Lodge, but offering a more traditional tented safari style experience.

Safari House - Natural Selection

Safari House - Natural Selection


Safarihoek - Natural Selection

Safarihoek - Natural Selection


Toshari  Lodge

Toshari Lodge

Once called Etosha Gateway lodge this is a budget accommodation option which has recently been renovated.

Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Thoener, Peta

12 Oct 2013

Excellent place to stay although service was a bit ordinary and food and drinks were quite expensive.

Huiskes, Inge

14 Mar 2013

We did not really like this accommodation. It was outdated, too many people, unpersonal and bad food.

Martin, Aurelie

31 Aug 2010

We had a lovely stay and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the dining. Outstanding service.

Howard, Jenny

26 Aug 2016

Lovely accomodation, great pool, nice staff at the restaurant. Honey badgers - who could ask for more.

Humm, Grant

26 Apr 2017

Great place to stay, food was fine, staff were friendly, they even changed a tyre and fixed it for us!!

Hope, Greg

29 Nov 2011

Great location, probably the best on our trip, well located, good food and interactive tours available.

Joshi, Nikhil

31 Aug 2010

Well managed resort, though the restaurant and water hole are not as excellent as the one at Okaukuejo.

Bottigelli, Marco

29 Aug 2014

lovely accomodation. simple but very efficient. And also a great deal for any airport-related stopover.

Talbot, Andrew

16 Apr 2016

Nice resort, restaurant was good. Helpful staff. Room very specious facilities reasonable for braai etc.

Rodrigue, Natalie

10 Dec 2009

Better than Okaukuejo, more private, waterhole more secluded does not feel like a zoo. Accommodation ok.

Valkhoff, Vera

8 Oct 2016

For Etosha: we loved Olifantsrus, and we thought it was a nice add-on of the more busy Halali experience.

Buchert, Thomas

25 Feb 2015

Restaurant has improved since last year. Service was ok. Wildlife at the Moringa waterhole was excellent.

Donovan, Dennis & Patricia

28 Jul 2015

Excellent room, clean, spacious and well spaced out from neighbours. Flood lit waterhole brilliant. Food OK.

Banwell, Adrian

10 Jun 2010

A great camp with good facilities - a good experience. Fortunately most of the truck/bus groups bypass here.

Yeomans, Susan

5 Jul 2015

Great camp and close to some of our favourite waterholes. Food was good but vegetarian options again limited.

Sterckx, Jean-claude

26 Jul 2014

Was what we expected for the price in comparison with the other places. Impersonal but clean and medium food.

Annear, Christopher

14 Jul 2016

Excellent accommodation. The ability to braai and the availability of a "kitchen box: was a pleasant surprise.

Segel, Felicity

4 Apr 2016

Enjoyed this camp. Smaller but quieter. We are vegetarian and they were very accommodating. Loved the waterhole

Cabaret, Nathalie

16 Sep 2015

Nice Bush chalet , and beautifull place to see many animals in maringa whole But the staff was not very friendly

Mouradian, Pierre

5 Sep 2015

quieter and smaller than okaukuejo but the restaurant was not as good, same for the waterhole. All fine, though.

Duncan, Alison

16 Jun 2015

Very nice with a fantastic water hole. Staff aren't as friendly as at Olifantsrus but then it is a bigger resort

Dams, Luc

12 Jun 2012

Beautiful chalet. Amazing waterhole with floodlight, we saw 5 black rhinos. Unfortunately we booked but one night!

Niccolini, Simona

29 Aug 2011

Great waterhole, beautiful campsite! The market shop is not well equipped; not so fair and honest at the restaurant!

Rideout Karen

11 May 2016

Great waterhole here. Ablutions very clean and well maintained - and plentiful. Nice to have shady areas for eating.

Johnson, Melanie

20 Apr 2015

Great rooms, great game drives, the watering hole was awesome, you could sit there and watch the animals come to you

Giral, Stephan

26 Aug 2017

Lovely place with nice chalet ... again a pitty not to have been able to stay longer as half of the chalet were empty.

Norris, Andre

25 Nov 2012

Restaurant staff not friendly. Meals too expensive. Camp shop not a nice experience. No lights. Accommodation was good.

Thompson, Andy

16 Aug 2015

An interesting water-hole and a few interesting animals walking around the camp at night (honey badgers, mongoose etc).

Graham Family

11 Sep 2009

Good but very dusty and windy. Four nights here was probably stretching it (two at Namutoni probably would have been fine)

King, Barbara

15 Jul 2013

Overall good but one of our rooms ( a double cottage) had a sewage problem. Staff not nearly as friendly as in Terrace Bay.

Mountfort, Katrina

14 Sep 2011

Disappointing waterhole but the location of Halali makes it a great base for exploring the park. Another laborious checkin.

Tyldesley, Audrey

26 May 2014

Enjoyed our stay at Halali. Waterhole, accommodation, food - all excellent. Game Ranger very informative on the Game Drive.

Plowright, Rozey

27 Jul 2017

Very well equipped family chalet. Waterhole had lovely viewing area away from main camp area-take a torch for the uneven path.

Stange, Peter

12 Apr 2011

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.

Godin, Aurore

15 Nov 2009

Correct. Nothing special but the room is clean, and the view on the waterhole is great (you are outposted) and people are kind

Ferguson, Rob

22 Oct 2012

This was a real surprise given it was government run. Our chalets were excellent, buffets very good. Overall a great experience.


26 Aug 2015

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.

Rattray, Hugh

2 Aug 2014

Fantastic waterhole viewing. Having to buy a full buffet meal did not suit us. After the first night we just ate snacks instead.

Macdonald, Dee

1 May 2014

Found the staff here unfriendly. Accommodation was fine but we were unlucky and saw nothing at waterhole on any of our 4 attempts.

Sincup, John

3 Jun 2013

Friendly, helpful and good service. Also much more peaceful than Okaukuejo with larger more comfortable rooms and much better meals.

Kirchoff, Manfred

15 Aug 2012

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

Mathonnat, Jacky

4 Sep 2016

Good place for animals - Cleaner than expected regarding negative comments which were on some website -That's mean OK for a big camp

Jagusch, Carl

5 Nov 2010

Apart from being in nature (which was really good) the actual accomodation and service we experienced was of less impressive quality.

Granrud, Gregory

8 Oct 2009

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

Henderson, Jack

28 Sep 2017

A great pool; but open and dusty campsite. The shop sold products available at Okaukuejo and Namutoni, but at double the price - not good.

Reischmann, Evelyne

5 Jun 2011

Renovated. Good. The meals are very fine. We daily had problems with the creditcard-payment in the restaurant (the system was not working)

Gatwood, Colin

20 Nov 2011

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


30 Aug 2016

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

Diers, Lisbet

11 Sep 2015

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.

De Busscher, Katia

10 Jul 2015

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.

Todaro, Andrea

22 Jul 2019

A very good compromise between price and location inside the Etosha. We enjoyed a lot the sunset and the night over the waterhole with rhinos!

Buchert, Thomas

18 Jun 2011

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) :-(

Edhouse, Grant

30 Mar 2014

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.

Dodd, Renee

14 Nov 2013

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

Goad, Jon

25 Aug 2011

Great site, we chose to eat at the restaurant here rather than cook ourselves that night... should have cooked ourselves. Great food, but chaos.

Clauser, Betty

31 May 2015

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.

Abbott, Peter & Carol

6 Oct 2014

Accommodation is fine but evening meals aren`t that great. Okakauejo might be a better alternative given the profusion of game at its waterhole.


2 Jun 2017

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.

Della, Mylene Monica

20 Jul 2017

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!

Murray, Drew

13 Sep 2014

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.

Gelder, Jeroen

6 Jul 2013

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.

Helsen, Ludo

23 Apr 2012

Good accomodation , big and nice restaurant, and the lighted drinkplace in the evening is unforgettable and gives the opportunity to come very close


27 Jul 2009

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!!

Ochoa, Silvia

23 Sep 2012

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.

Rosenbrand-dadema, Lindy

9 Jul 2012

Great Campsite. Again, nice people. Wonderful to see the black rhinos at their waterhole. The honeybadgers that came to visit were wonderful as well.

Noble, Eva

9 Aug 2016

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.

Ward, Esme

27 Aug 2015

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...

Buchert, Thomas

4 Mar 2014

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.

Benedetta, Nicastro

7 Sep 2010

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

Dufour, Jean Marc

21 Oct 2017

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

Hopkinson, Gary

23 Oct 2013

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.


25 Nov 2009

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).

Kennedy Alan

12 May 2017

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

Dhruv, Sharma

15 Aug 2016

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.

Buee, Christophe

20 Nov 2011

12 oct 2011 Campsite with braai, table, benches and power point. Shared and clean toilets facilities. Nice pool. Good restaurant better than Okaukuejo.  

Spencer-smith, Heather

24 Oct 2011

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.

May, Bernd

1 Jan 1970

another `must` because of the location; acc. simple but sufficient, some things should be repaired: best dinner we had (except Rostock Ritz), great starters;

Rojas, Jose

7 Dec 2010

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...

Murphy, Dennis

1 Aug 2014

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.

Bezuidenhout, Lynette

11 Jun 2013

Great experience; very good accommodation, friendly staff, but poor service in the restaurant. The Moringa waterhole was excellent for viewing animals in May/June.

Tessendorf, Richard

6 Jan 2013

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.

Dr Garcia Bena, Juan Manuel

30 Sep 2011

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

Familie Gilies

1 Jan 1970

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


9 May 2014

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!

Geissler, Katrin

8 Apr 2010

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!


8 Aug 2012

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.

Durand, Pierre

25 Aug 2015

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.

Wilkes, Mark

10 Sep 2015

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.

Terrett, Andrew

17 Oct 2011

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.

Mantratzis Constantinos

6 Jan 2014

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

Hopwood, Terrance

29 Nov 2011

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

Tirre, Britta

10 Oct 2009

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.

Fischer, Henrike

21 Mar 2013

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

Taylor, Dan

6 Oct 2015

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.

Pitt, Chounett

31 May 2012

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.

Wright, John

8 Sep 2010

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.


15 Jul 2015

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

Humphries, Barbara

10 Sep 2009

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.

Barmby, John

23 Oct 2017

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

Suter Nina

23 Sep 2012

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...

Weisfelder, Richard

10 Oct 2011

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.

Lynch, Louise & Chris

7 Sep 2010

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.


9 Jun 2015

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.

Hempstead, Tracy

2 Jul 2014

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.

Mitchel, Ian

25 Feb 2018

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

Hess, Jolanta

9 Jun 2015

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.

Clubley, Annette

21 Jan 2018

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.

Bolle De Xaxier

31 Aug 2013

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.

Lubbe, Hannes

10 Dec 2011

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

Gerber, Jacqueline

16 Oct 2014

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

Evangelista, Paulo

16 Oct 2014

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.

Mangini, Valeria

26 Sep 2011

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!


5 Nov 2009

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.

Warington, Rachel

5 Aug 2013

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!

Wittenberg, Tom

25 Jun 2016

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.

Sutherland, Jayne

14 Jul 2012

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.

Loveland, David

25 Oct 2013

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.

Hulbert, Frazie

6 Sep 2019

We camped at Halali, fine campsite, nice big pool, interesting waterhole to walk to. Restaurant wasn't as smart as some of the other sites, but food & service was good, and we loved the omelette guy at breakfast.

Van Den Bon, Patrick

20 May 2013

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.

Edinger, Wolfgang

8 Jul 2016

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.

Martin, Barbara

5 Jan 2016

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.

Farmer, Chris

31 Jul 2017

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.

Malley, Andy

4 Dec 2017

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.

Harvey, Sinead

4 May 2017

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.

Tomasina, Giorgio

4 Jul 2014

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.

Nishizaki, Ricardo

31 Oct 2016

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,

Meletti, Flora

13 Aug 2012

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!

Kuhlmann, Ernst

4 Jan 2017

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.

Courtney, Claire

3 Oct 2016

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.


9 Oct 2009

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

Bartosik, Karen

5 Jun 2016

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.

Schneeweiss, Rebecca

9 May 2016

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.

Pycroft, Liz

27 Aug 2015

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

Martin, Willy

6 Oct 2011

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.

Hoekstra, Joanne

9 Oct 2014

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.

Yeomans, Susan

18 Jun 2018

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.

Parkes, Simon

16 Nov 2013

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.

Bambach, Andrew

27 Apr 2012

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.

Schlenker, Stefan

25 Nov 2011

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...

Allen, Monica

21 May 2012

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)

Kenny, Daniel

29 Jun 2012

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.

Verheyleweghen, Tom

5 Jun 2012

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.

Sogne, Mauro

21 Nov 2016

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!

Marais, Antoinette

19 Jul 2016

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.

Nevill, David

3 Nov 2013

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.


7 Feb 2017

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.

Rinaldi, Mandy

24 Jun 2011

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.

Strange, Paul

10 Nov 2014

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.

Deacon Ingrid

8 Aug 2016

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

Young, Jeff

28 Apr 2017

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.

Mennes, Stijnely

25 Aug 2011

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).

Redlingshoefer, Benjamin

10 Jul 2011

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

Brown, Jeff

3 Dec 2009

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.

Boldt, Dana

28 Nov 2011

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!

Veglio, Pierpaolo

26 Sep 2009

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.

Hedding, Alan

14 Nov 2013

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

Rogers, Margaret

10 Apr 2011

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.

Lamb, Alistair

6 Nov 2016

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.

Waller, Matt

2 Nov 2017

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.


Halali is in the center of the park and can be reached either via entering the park at Okaukuejo (Andersson Gate) or via Namutoni (the Von Lindequist Gate)

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