Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 428 travellers
Excellent
169
Good
198
Average
50
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 428 of our travellers who have visited Okaukuejo Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Service:
Average
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Food:
Average
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Worth it for the lovely waterhole.

The restaurant is fairly average. The shop is under stocked. There is a distinct lack of any ambiance but who cares, the waterhole is wonderful. 7 rhinos jostling and challenging each other and interacting with a female rhino. Lionesses, elephants, kudu, springbok, giraffe, jackals in the evening. It was great the next morning too, with birds and game arriving in a procession of African wildlife.

We wanted to buy food to make a sandwich to eat at the waterhole that night but the stock in the shop is so poor we ended up with plastic sliced bread, flavourless processed meats and amazing 'cheese flavoured' slices.

The chalets are clean, large and comfortable with kitchen facilities, which is very nice.

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Mrs & Mr W - Dorset
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Worth it for the waterhole

Everything is on a 'mass' scale so less personal, but having said that seeing all the wildlife was what we were there for. We could easily have spent longer than 2 nights here.

The early morning game drive was excellent and a good foundation for our subsequent trips out in the car. To be honest you could spend all day at the waterhole - rhino, lion, elephant, hyena, giraffe and yet more rhino!

No signs of any of the reported scams and the staff were all very helpful.

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Mrs L. from Winchester
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

This camp was actually better than we were expecting.

The bush chalets, although simply furnished were a good size and pleasantly located.

Service from the staff good and efficient, especially considering the size of the resort.

The buffet food was good quality, especially the bbq meat. Food choice is similar every day.

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Mr and Mrs W from Lanarkshire
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

A good base and the waterhole is very well used night and day - always something to see.

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Mr & Mrs T - Hampshire
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 11 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Okaukuejo - great

The Bush Chalet was good but the location of Waterhole Chalet was great. The receptionist did well getting us into Waterhole chalet 9 for all six nights.

Staff very friendly,smiley and competent. Rooms clean and bedding very good. Did not want to leave.

Drove ourselves into the park every day and had a super time

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Mr M & Ms H - 5th visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The camp was very busy. Our chalet had a much better layout than at Halali and fine for an overnight stop - it was clean, comfortable and in good order. There was a braii, but again you had to bring all your own utensils. Only tea and coffee making facilities (and a fridge and sink) were provided.

It was worth booking an early dinner to avoid the crowds. We sat outside and watched a beautiful masked weaver bird show off his nest building skills. As ever, there was lots of activity at the waterhole after dinner.

It was worth calling in at the waterhole just near the Anderson gate. We saw a fine Lion and assorted other game before leaving Etosha and heading back towards Windhoek.

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Miss E & Mr L - Stockport
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
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Facilities:
Average
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Surprisingly Good!

When we got here we were a bit disappointed, especially after Doro Nawas, and I had read other reviews which said things like 'its a bit like Butlins' and 'cleanliness wasn't great'. BUT I have to say once we accepted it wasn't as up market as Doro Nawas I have to say it was great! The room was spacious, clean, within a 3 minute walk of the Water Hole and the food although was buffet service was fab. Kudu, Elend or similar meat every night, good salads and veg - we enjoyed it.

The Water Hole was of course amazing - we saw elephants, giraffe, lions, game, rhinos, all sorts throughout the day and night. We drove around the other waterholes in the mornings and these were great too - we found Olifantsbad, Nebrowni and Gembsbokvlakte to be the best on our trip (were a bit gutted we didn't see nay Cheetahs but thats not the camps fault obviously!)

The shop wasn't great - it took ages to get served and although each hut has a barbecue outside, there was nothing in the shop to put on the barbecue and we were under the impression you couldn't take any with you. But water, beer etc was all nice and cold and you could get essentials.

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Mr & Mrs W - VIC Australia
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

A Government owned establishment and it showed. Booking in was chaotic and not very well organised. Kiosk was very basic and poorly run - needed a better location and better methods of taking orders and serving food. The menu was also limited and not very appetising. The restaurant could also have been better catered for and the service was slow and "forgetful".

Accommodation good and well placed for the water hole which was an absolute stand out place. So also was the game park drive and the driver/guide was excellent and a delight and very knowledgeable.

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Mrs B from hampshire
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Activities:
Average
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Given that this is a large resort, it is very well run and well kept and clean, the dining room though large is well organised and the food well cooked.

We enjoyed the same chalet as last trip! Which is well positioned. The shop is not as good as Halali rather basic stock only, but we were warned by you to expect that.

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Mr & Mrs H - Worcestershire
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Having read some of the reviews we were doubtful about staying here but were very glad that we did.

The food was good value, the room had all that we needed and the service was good plus the big bonus of the floodlit waterhole. One evening we watched 4 rhinos and their young, the next day a large herd of elephants visited as we got back in the late afternoon.

An excellent base for exploring the western side of Etosha.

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