Halali Campsite

Halali Campsite

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As a tailor-made tour operator, we often have to get creative when designing your perfect itinerary.

For example, your travel consultant might add this property to your itinerary if:

Location is a significant factor
It offers a unique feature that will enhance your experience
This is a last-minute booking and room availability is limited
Cost is a factor and you'd rather splash out on another part of your trip
This is a newly opened or refurbished property that we have not inspected yet

When designing your custom itinerary we have much to consider not least of which is the value proposition of every product and service included in your quote. In all cases we strive to give you the best experience possible within your budget so please feel free to ask your travel consultant to share their reasons for including this property in your itinerary.

Bear in mind this is a large government-run restcamp. Don’t expect much personal attention or extensive facilities. Best arrive with the attitude of pitching your tent and going with the flow. Don’t sweat the small stuff. It can be dusty, but it's Africa, it can be a bit run down, but it's a great location. You're right in the middle of the park and it's reasonably good value.

Halali lies between the two government-run restcamps of Okaukuejo and Namutoni and is well signposted from both. It can be accessed from either the southern Andersson’s gate or the eastern Von Lindequist gate.

So what’s the ethos here? Well, Halali is the German word for the traditional ending of a hunt. Consequently, the camp signifies the end of game hunting and the rise of eco-tourism in Namibia. It's one of only five camps and lodges inside Etosha park all of them government-run.

Halali stands beside one of the few hills in Etosha. It’s the smallest and quietest of the original restcamps, although don't expect silence: this is a popular place and is much larger than most private camps in Namibia.

In a way Halali is a bit like in a small village. There’s a shop and a fuel station as well as a restaurant and a big swimming pool, which campers can use. It’s reminiscent of one of those open air municipal pools. But don’t expect a lifeguard.

The restaurant is big and open-plan with sliding doors on either side. The walls are covered with animal paintings, and tables are set out individually. On one side of the restaurant is a small bar, where a kiosk window opens to sell snacks during the day. Lunch isn’t served. Halali's restaurant is very much a canteen and all meals are served buffet style.

Everything is linked by a micro network of roads and footpaths.

Obviously the single most important draw card here is the floodlit waterhole. Sit on the rock terrace and check it out at any time, day or night. Sightings are generally good and people have seen black rhino here.

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You’re in Etosha, so, enjoy. Driving yourself around is easy, as long as you’re back by sunset. You’re not allowed to self drive at night, so it’s worth paying for a night drive safari. You can also go on both morning and afternoon guided safaris too, if you fancy it.

Some of Etosha’s most popular waterholes are very close to Halali, including their own floodlit one. Consequently, it can get busy. With both visitors, boo, and wildlife, yay!

Etosha is home to over 114 species and is one of the largest savannah conservation areas in the whole of Africa. There’s rhino, leopard, elephant, cheetah, zebra and giraffe. Etosha means ‘place of dry water’ and it sure is. Hence the waterhole frenzy. The whole place is a massive, flat salt pan. It only fills with water during the summer months of October to April. This barren, level landscape makes spotting the animals relatively easy and the lack of water results in phenomenal sightings throughout the day and night at the various watering holes.

There are also over 340 species of birds here. Look out for hundreds of pelicans and flamingos. They’re quite the sight.


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