Halali

Halali bugle in EtoshaThe Halali bugle just outside camp
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Halali camp is situated in the centre of Etosha between Okaukuejo and Namutoni camps and lies at the base of a dolomite hill, under the shade of Mopane and Moringa trees. The camp is easily accessible either through the Anderson or Von Lindequist entrance gate. 

Halali camp entrance in EtoshaEntrance to Halali camp in Etosha

It is our favorite camp as it is quiet and has friendly staff who's  focus is on providing guest with a comfortable and enjoyable stay.... we can highly recommend Halali Camp.  

Halali camps reception areaHalali camps reception area
our Halali leopard picture hanging on the wall in receptionour Halali leopard picture hanging on the wall in reception

Halali camp offers a small shop that stocks essentials and curios, they have a petrol station and a lovely swimming pool next to the restaurant......

Halali camps shop in EtoshaHalali camps shop in Etosha

Please keep cash on hand when using the petrol station or the shop....

Halali camps petrol stationHalali camps petrol station

Food and Drink

The large restaurant, has both indoor and outdoor seating which leads to the bar and swimming pool, they also have a small kiosk that provides small snacks and light meals. The food is good but we still like to braai....

Inside Halali camps restaurantInside Halali camps restaurant

Accommodation

All the accommodation was renovated in 2008...

Halali camp chaletsHalali camp chalets

The Honeymoon chalets; have a bar fridge, tea and coffee station and a private garden area with a jacuzzi........

Halali Honeymoon chaletHalali camps Honeymoon chalet

each comfortably furnished with queen-sized bed and a large en-suite bathroom.

Halali camps chalet bedroomInside chalet bedroom

Halali camp bathroomBathroom inside Halali camp chalet
Halali camps family chaletHalali camps family chalet

The Family and Bush chalets, are comfortable, with one or two bedrooms......

Halali chalet insideInside Halali chalet

and with two ¾ beds, a bathroom and a small lounge area. They have a bar fridge, tea and coffee station and limited crockery and cutlery. We take our own picnic bag that has everything in it that we will need..... 

Halali chalet lounge and kitchenHalali chalet lounge and kitchen

Halali Bush chalet in EtoshaHalali Bush chalet

Both the bush and family chalets have a covered veranda with table and chairs and built in braai...

Braai area at chalet in Halali in EtoshaThe chalet braai area and patio

Some chalets have one bedroom, a bathroom with a small living area, a bar fridge, a tea and coffee station and outdoor chairs and table on a small patio.....

Halali one bedroom chalet in EtoshaThe one bedroom chalet in Halali

They do not have braai facilities, so we use our go anywhere braai.....

Braaing at our chalet in Halali campBraaing with our go-anywhere braai at our chalet

Please don't think that the rooms are not 'as good' as the chalets, they are just smaller- each room is superbly decorated, with air-conditioners, tea and coffee station, a bar fridge. The sliding door leads to a covered patio; they don't have no braai facilities....

Halali camps one room chaletHalali camps double room chalet

These rooms below do not have patios.....  

Halali has a large campsite with electricity, hot and cold water, communal kitchen and ablutions and braai facilities and some shade.....

Halali campsite in EtoshaHalali campsite in Etosha

"Yesterday I bought the Photographers Guide to Etosha and it's fantastic!!! Excellent images and really great & helpful tips, diagrams and maps!! Congratulations on this brilliant ebook!!
I read it in one go last night and I've downloaded it to both my phone & ipad so in case one of them runs out of battery, I can still consult the book & use it while in Etosha!!"

- Lucy Beveridge, Bored Housewife Productions, Spain


Activities

Wide view of Halali camps waterholeWide view of Halali camps Moringa waterhole

Moringa's floodlit waterhole is an easy and safe walk within the fenced area of Halali camp, they also provide parking at the bottom of the pathway leading to the waterhole if you need to use your vehicle. We use our vehicle because of all our photographic equipment.....

Jen photographing kudu at Moringa Halali camps waterholeJen photographing kudu at Moringa Halali camps waterhole

There is a large covered area that provides guests with some shade while game viewing....

Moringa waterhole in HalaliMoringa waterhole in Halali

It is a great spot to photograph the setting sun and for silhouettes......

Halali camps Moringa waterholeHalali camps Moringa waterhole
photographers at Moringa waterhole at Halai campphotographers at Moringa waterhole
Sunset at Moringa in Halali with Elephant and rhinoSunset with Elephant and rhino
Elephant Silhouette at Moringa waterholeElephant Silhouette at Moringa waterhole
Sunset over Moringa waterhole in EtoshaSunset over Moringa waterhole

Some regular visitors like elephants, black rhino, spotted hyena, owls, african wild cat, scrub hares, honey badgers, lions and the resident leopard that drinks at the waterhole most night!

leopard drinking at Halali camps Moringa waterholeleopard drinking at Halali camps Moringa waterhole
Halali waterhole elephantsHalali waterhole elephants
Scrub hares at Halali waterholeScrub hares at Halali waterhole
Black rhino and her calf at Moringa waterhole in HalaliBlack rhino and her calf at Moringa waterhole
Baby elephant at Moringa waterhole in Halali campBaby elephant at Moringa waterhole in Halali camp
Halali lioness relaxing at the waterholelioness relaxing at the Halali waterhole
Black Rhino at Halali camps waterholeBlack Rhino at Halali camps waterhole
Male Kudu at Halali waterholeMale Kudu at Halali waterhole
Low Key image of a black rhino calf at Halali waterholeLow Key image of a black rhino calf at Halali waterhole
Honey badger at Halali  waterholeHoney badger at Halali waterhole
Black rhino taking a dip in Moringa waterhole in Halali campBlack rhino taking a dip in Moringa waterhole

the raised seating area, is great for capturing animal reflections day or night..... 

Halali leopard reflection at Moringa waterholeLeopard reflection at Moringa waterhole in Halali
Wood Owl reflection in Moringa waterhole at HalaliWood Owl reflection in Moringa waterhole at Halali
Black rhino reflection at Moringa waterhole in Halali camp in EtoshaBlack rhino reflection at Moringa waterhole
Black faced impala reflection at HalaliBlack faced impala reflection
Halali leopard drinking at Moringa waterholeHalali leopard drinking at Moringa waterhole
spotted hyena drinking at Halali waterholespotted hyena drinking at Halali waterhole
Halali Black backed JackalBlack backed Jackal at Halali

we enjoy watching and photographing the behavior of the animals that visit the waterhole......

Black Rhino licking wood at Moringa waterholeBlack Rhino licking wood at Moringa waterhole
elephants drinking at Halali waterholeelephants drinking at Halali
Halali Giant eagle owl with geckoGiant eagle owl with gecko atthe waterhole
Baby elephants playing at the Moringa waterholeBaby elephants playing at the Moringa waterhole
African Wildcat at Halali waterholeAfrican Wildcat at Halali waterhole
Halali black rhino having a scratchHalali black rhino having a scratch
Cape fox at Moringa waterhole in HalaliCape fox at Moringa waterhole in Halali
Elephant drinking at Halali waterholeElephant drinking at Halali waterhole
Giant eagle owl with scorpion at Halali waterholeGiant eagle owl with scorpion kill
Elephant and Black rhino meeting at Halali waterholeElephant and Black rhino meeting at Halali waterhole
stalking leopard at Halali waterholestalking leopard at Halali waterhole
black rhino calf at Halali camps waterholeblack rhino calf at Halali camps waterhole
Wood owl at Halali waterholeWood owl at Halali waterhole
Halali Leopard behind logLeopard hiding behind log

Take a walk round camp and look out for owls, honey badger at night, scorpions, ground squirrels, tree squirrels and the many birds....

Tree squirrel at our chalet in Halali campTree squirrel at our chalet in Halali camp
Red-billed hornbill at Halali camp in EtoshaRed-billed hornbill at Halali camp

In the image below, we caught this Scops owl as it left its nest in a hollowed out tree stump.....

Southern white faced scops owl in Halali campSouthern white faced scops owl in Halali camp

The Honey badger is often seen in the waterholes's parking area or near the campers where is likes to raid the bins.....

Honey badger in Halali camp in EtoshaHoney badger in Halali camp in Etosha
Southern white faced scops owl found in Halali campSouthern white faced scops owl found in Halali camp

There is a lovely walk up the Moringa hill, we love to go up for sunrise photographs or to photograph the Moringa trees......

Mario waiting for the sunrise on Moringa hill in Halali campMario waiting for the sunrise on Moringa hill in Halali camp
Sunrise over Halali image taken from Moringa HillSunrise over Halali image taken from Moringa Hill
Moringa trees on hill in Halali campMoringa trees on hill in Halali camp
Moringa Hill in HalaliMoringa Hill in Halali

The area around Halali  provides a number of good waterholes; Goas for its large breeding herd of elephant and Salvadora for lions, zebras and the bird life....

Etosha lionscape taken in the Halali areaEtosha lionscape taken in the Halali area
Black shouldered kites taken near Halali campBlack shouldered kites taken near Halali camp
Lion pride taken near Salvadora in EtoshaLion pride taken near Salvadora in Etosha
Spotted hyena in Etosha National ParkSpotted hyena in Etosha National Park
Etosha lioness drinking at Salvadoralioness drinking at Salvadora in Etosha
Zebra mom and baby in Etosha National ParkZebra mom and baby in Etosha
Etosha lion cubs playing near SalvadoraEtosha lion cubs playing near Salvadora
Black rhino walking in the Halali areaBlack rhino walking through the mopane trees
Black shouldered kite in the Halali areaBlack shouldered kite in the Halali area

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Springbok through elephant at Halali waterhole 
Great information site - yes I agree, Halali is the best camp but we always camp rather than stay in a room as this allows us to stay a bit longer. The …

Etosha Elephants at Sunset 
Probably one of the most breathtaking sights in Etosha are the elephants at dusk at the waterholes

Lions playing 
These two lions had a great time playing with each other, while the rest of the pride sat and watched, just a few kilometers from Halali camp

Elephant Mud Bath 
This elephant really enjoyed himself bathing in the mud at Goas waterhole

Leopard and Porcupine 
Suprised by a leopard. We had always heard that the chances of seeing Leopard in Etosha were slim, and while in previous visits we had seen them at …

Etosha elephants dusty charge to waterhole 
Etosha is dry and dusty in July as this photo shows. These thirsty elephants were charging towards relief at Goas waterhole.

Black-faced impala with herd of elephants  
We were sitting at Goas waterhole and were watching an impala coming to drink. A herd of elephants started coming out the bush to the south so the imapala …

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