The word ‘Halali” is a German word derived from a bugle call to signify that the hunt was over and that the quarry had been bagged.
In Etosha, this word signifies that the hunt is over for good and that it is time for conservation. In keeping with this theme, staff used to blow a bugle at Halali to warn tourists that it was nearly closing time for the gate.
The hills at Halali were once used by the German soldiers to operate a heliograph device to signal their comrades at Fort Namutoni, and both the hills and nearby waterhole are named ‘Helio’ after this station. These hills are the only ones in Etosha that are open to guests and the small hill situated inside Halali camp provides a great vantage point from which to keep watch for game at Moringa Waterhole.
These hills and koppies, thicker vegetation and close proximity to the most popular waterholes in the park make Halali a hot-spot for game viewing. Leopard, rhino and elephant seem to prefer this area and are often spotted here.
Halali rest camp was opened in 1967 and the first resident ranger was artist, Zakkie Eloff.
Accommodation at Halali consists of the following options:
1. Camping with communal ablutions.
2. Bush Chalets can be booked with either two or four beds, an outdoor braai (barbecue) area, and en-suite bathroom. The larger units have a kitchen and lounge area.
3. Double Rooms providing comfortable accommodation and en-suite bathrooms.
On-site facilities include:
2. Bar near the pool area
3. Curio shop
5. Petrol station
7. Waterhole and view point
The waterhole at Halali is one of the best places in the park for leopard, and visitors who wait patiently at the floodlit waterhole are almost guaranteed to spot one of these elusive nocturnal animals. The waterhole is situated just a short walk from the camp.
For more information or to make a booking at Halali rest camp, complete the enquiry form. On mobile devices the enquiry form is located directly above and on desktop PC’s, it is located towards the top of the left hand side navigation bar. A reservations consultant from Safarires (one of our travel partners) will then get back to you with more information and will assist you in making your booking.