Namutoni Camp

Reviews of Namutoni Camp

Good(84%) From 60 travellers
Excellent
23
Good
29
Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 60 of our travellers who have visited Namutoni Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms S & Mr B - Charlotte
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Gorgeous room. Where's the Bathroom door?

This open layout room was beautiful...but I really wanted a door to the toilet. I love the designer's work that does these rooms at NWR places. I liked our room but was not crazy about the hike required to go to the water hole, to reception, to eat dinner or breakfast.

The waterhole here is not as good as Okaukeujo or Halali but we managed to get what I think will be stunning elephant drinking shots at sunset. Just lucky. The waterholes seems overgrown to me. It limits what you can see.

The raised walkways needed maintenance. IN the US this would never be acceptable. People might fall thru those broken boards.

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Mr & Mrs F - Bristol
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
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Close Encounter of the hyena kind

Drive to Namatoni very slow and uncomfortabe - road in very poor state
Clean, spacious room, well decorated, bathroom excellent

Stars amazing, waterhole elephants very close so some good close ups

Had a close encoun-ter with an hyena at a waterhole-we sat and watched him for maybe 30/40 minutes-we were the only people around -felt very priveledged

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Mr & Mrs B - Essex
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Namutoni Camp review

lovely location in the east of the park. room had been upgraded and was excellent. very spacious. food ok but limited in choice as at last camp. went on a night drive which we enjoyed. shops were better than at the other two camps.

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Family P - New Zealand
Arrived on: 15-May-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Namutoni Camp review

We stayed in one of the Chalet as a rest between our camping nights. On arrival there was only was child bed even though we had booked for 2 but this was promptly resolved. The rooms themselves are a weird mix of luxury items and strange design decisions, but overall it was a pleasant stay.

The fort area has character and makes for an interesting change. Again the pool was great.

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Mr W & Mrs L - Belgium
Arrived on: 1-Jan-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Nice game drive

Beautiful old fort, friendly staff and good restaurant

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Mr. T & Ms. M - West Molesey
Arrived on: 16-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Namutoni Camp review

Still find the parking and baggage transfer a little strange but the accommodation is fine. Main disappointment is the restaurant, not much choice on an 'a la carte' arrangement in the evenings.

The ability to drive around this part of Etosha is the big plus, the pan had large numbers of flamingo and although Chudop waterhole was disappointing this time Tsumcore more than made up for it. Several hyena were sitting in the water when a huge herd of elephant appeared (over 50).Prior to this several giraffe and warthogs. Did see a couple of lion in the side track Klein Namatoni just lazing as they do.

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Mr P, Mrs A and master W - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Location:
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Namutoni Camp review

We were very surprised by how nice the accomodation at Namutoni was. The room was beautifully decorated with artworks, dark wood furniture, airconditioning, sunken bath, double basins, double showers, outside shower, fridge. It was also very quiet, with all cars being parked away from the rooms. Food was provided in the fort, a buffet, which was plentiful and interesting. Service is rather hit and miss - tables were slow to be cleared.

A negative was that there was no water in camp on our first night - so there were lots of dusty grubby people around. It returned for a short spell in the morning. The staff knew but were not telling people on check in - annoying for people who only found out when they climbed into the shower, and I witnessed a man being told he could have no refund or compensation.

There weren't many animals at the waterhole, but so much to be seen outside the camp.

The credit card machines weren't working either, but park staff said I could delay paying the park fees until Halali or Okakuejo if I wanted, which was helpful.

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Mr G & Mrs C - London
Arrived on: 3-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Namutoni Camp review

The rooms are light and spacious, with their own terrace and whilst it doesnt have the same variety of game as at Okakuejo, the lodge's location in an old German fort makes up for it.

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Dr D & Mrs V - Nottingham
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
Poor
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Namutoni Camp review

Renovated since our last visit but showing lack of general maintenance: wooden walkway had number of loose planks and bathroom taps were coming away from wall.

Food did not live up to setting of restaurant court - had to complain about toughness of meat; vegetables again overcooked.

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Mr & Mrs S - Godstone
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
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Food:
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Activities:
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Namutoni Camp review

The rooms are large and modern although the outside is a bit enclosed.

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Expert Africa comments

For more detailed comments, these travellers have created a great travelogue of their experience, which can be viewed here and there’s a gallery of great pictures here.