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Reviewed 5 March 2016

The remote and hot volcanic area at Lake Natron is the stuff adventure dreams are made of. Luckily, challenging region can be enjoyed in comfort, even luxury. The tented camp is keen on having a very low impact on the fragile land, conducting its hospitality business with care for its guests and the environment. First, there is NO bottled water at Halisi! They have a Swiss water filter that removes all pathogen from the local water. Then, the toilets are biodegradable chemical toilets and all electricity comes from solar panels. Our en-suite tent had a king-sized bed with white sheets, wrought-iron and wood furniture and two outside sitting area. The silence is only broken by bird songs. Maasai giraffe, gnus and zebras often stroll through the camp!

Halisi Camp provided us with hearty lunch boxes when we went on expeditions--including the steep hike to Ol Doinyo Lengai (2289m)'s crater lip--and the meals in-house were absolutely delicious with huge portions. Christopher waited for us in the dinning room tent in the evening with a big smile and a cold beer. What's not to love?! Amazing experience!

Date of stay: February 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank janickpierre
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

It takes you a couple of hours driving with free African massage in your 4wd before you arrive in the oasis of Lake Natron Halisi Camp. John and his team provide you with very good service, nice meals and they realize a very warm atmosphere. Enjoy the landscape, the wildlife, the quietness and the stars during the night. I have only one wish: to return.
The tented lodges are very comfortable, good beds and a bush shower gives enough water for a nice shower.

Date of stay: February 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank janhermanm
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

We stayed here two nights during a nineday safari tour. It was worthwhile the long ride to this remote and rugged place. Along the way many Maasai villages are passed by in the impressive landscape with its unnumerous craters. Finally the rough road ends after 2,5-3 hours close to the recently active Ol Doinyo Lengai, a holy mountain for the Maasai, 2878 m high, in an almost perfect conic shape. From the Halisi Camp you have a beautiful view on this mountain. The camp itself is real wilderness: tented lodges spread in the long, dry grass. bushshowers on demand with hot water, an easy walk to Lake Natron with its thousands of flamingo's and the human footsteps of 120.000 years ago, made forever in hot vulcanis ashes, A sacred place, where you feel humble in the knowledge that here are one of the oldest traces of human settlement in the world are found and easy accessable. Near Engarasero village a nice waterfall can be visited, reached by a rather adventurous walk along and through the riverbed in the narrow cleft accompanied by a Maasai guide. The staff of this Halisi Camp, under Johns management is very kind and helpfull, Christoph is always at hand to serve you a drink or a good breakfast, lunch or dinner. Be aware that there is no reach of cellphone providers and internet/wifi. For lovers of the outback off the beaten track this Camp is highly recommended!

Room tip: All tents are widely spread over a large area, far from each other.
Date of stay: February 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Klaas S
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

We spent two nights at Halisi Tented Camp at Lake Natron as part of a 15 day safari arranged by the UK firm, Go2Tanzania. Food and service were both good. Surprisingly, Halisi camp does not offer any bottled water at all (even for purchase) but, instead, provides filtered water. Although fine in principle, post-filtration contamination is a key risk. The walk to the hominid footprints and lake shore and flamingos is hot but well worth it. The walk to the waterfalls is a bit of a scramble up and around rocks and the falls themselves not particularly impressive.

Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Globetraveller1
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Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

The lodge is located between the lake and the waterfall. Tents are simple, but functional. Good beds. Bucket shower and chemical toilet in each tent. Not luxurious, but all you need.
A bit run down, most torch lights not working, thus none in the tents and even the guides do not all have them.
It is pretty windy and thus noisybin he tents during the night.
Dinner was good. Lunchbox very minimalistic.
Friendly staff.

Date of stay: October 2015
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Anginafrika
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