Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 419 travellers
Excellent
164
Good
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 419 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 A and Dr H - Berkshire
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We were pleasantly surprised by Okaukuejo. This was definitely the busiest place we stayed and the service was a lot less personal - it was the only place in Namibia where we weren't asked how we were as part of the initial greeting. In spite of this we enjoyed our time there and life around the camp's waterhole was spectacular: we saw large herds of elephants, rhinos, brown and striped hyena and many other animals during our two evenings there.

The large canteen style restaurant was remarkably efficient at serving reasonable quality food to large numbers of guests. Although the meals didn't match the quality of those served by the private camps we visited, they were better than we had been led to expect.

We stayed at Okaukuejo because of the waterholes that surround it and the wildlife they attract. They didn't disappoint. The number of waterholes meant that nowhere was really crowded and we found that if we were willing to wait, good viewing spots soon became available.

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Ms. V family trip - Namibia holiday
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great experience at Okaukuejo

Due to a mistake in our reservation, we were upgraded to a Premier Waterhole Chalet. The style and design were remarkable - just completely perfect. It was amazing to be so close to the waterhole and to have rhinos, elephants etc just outside our window.

Food was very good too and the staff in the restaurant very lovely. Grumpy staff in the tourist centre who were reluctant to answer questions.

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Mr & Mrs M - Newbridge
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Having read a variety of reviews we were not sure what to expect. However we were pleasantly surprised

Our accommodation was good, service was fine although not comparable to the private lodges. However the location and accessibility to the park more than makes up for that. We saw so many Incredible things - the waterhole was constantly changing and we were rarely troubled by noise. Even at lunchtime you could find 20 elephants enjoying a drink.

We had no hassle with service having been forewarned by expertafrica about things such as key deposit. Would not hesitate to visit again

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Dr E & Family - South Yorkshire
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Our 'hut' could not have been in a more perfect setting ie directly in front of waterhole and great layout ie room for children down stairs and then double bed upstairs. if you have young children, you may be concerned re them going up and coming down the stairs alone, as the one side of the stairs was open.

The food was very ample and table service efficient. The food perhaps could have been lovingly prepared ie vegetables all over cooked but a minor point.

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Mr F and family - Belgium
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Good
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Service:
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Have the right expectations!

A lot is already written about 'the government run' Okuakuejo We had some reservations but it turned out a lot better than expected.

The family chalet was very spacious and clean, and distant enough from the other chalets to guarantee privacy.

The restaurant is buffet style, not to compare with what you get at private camps or at Dolomite, but if you don't expect this the food is alright. Service was good and friendly!

Maybe we had too much expectations on the waterhole on the other hand, because this was a slight disappointment! We saw black rhino hanging around the whole evening but except for some impala and zebra not that much more! It's all about the expectations!

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Mr J & Ms D - Namibia in July
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

More basic accommodation but worth it for the location. All was fine.

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Mr C & Mrs S - Namibia in July
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Go for the animals not the food

Suffers from all the expected problems of a government-run establishment, with somewhat unmotivated staff. The catering is not good, and must be even worse in peak season - a free-for-all scrummage and not good quality.

However to have a chalet v. close to the excellent water-hole is well worth the trip. Also the overall "animal" experiences in the park are excellent.

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The B Family from Nottingham
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Moonlit rhinoceros

Excellent base to explore Etosha.

The floodlit waterhole had a variety of animals each tIme we visited- evening was better than morning. We saw elephants, rhino, giraffes, jackels and various antelopes., The whole complex is quite large and holds 100s, but it is set out well and doesn't feel overcrowded. There are useful facilities like a post office, shop etc. Also a large washing machine and drier available in the camping area. Buffet food was good but not so great for vegetarians- like most of Namibia.

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Mr & Mrs T - Bristol
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We stayed at Okaukuejo Camp 10 years ago and the accommodation and restaurant are much improved.

We had two fabulous evenings at the waterhole and saw a herd of 40 elephants, 11 giraffes, 7 rhinos, lots of springbok etc. Would recommend staying here because the waterhole is such an attraction for animals at this time of year in the dry season.

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Mr H & Mrs M - Dunedin, NZ
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Our lives would have been made easier on this trip had we been informed at the beginning of this trip that there were no banking facilities and we would have taken much more cash.

The nocturnal expeditions aboard a truck with driver/guide would have been more enjoyable had we been able to dress more warmly. We were wearing long johns, pakas, warm clothing we are used to wearing in the southern regions of N.Z. but this was not enough. The cloaks provided should be wind proof. We froze. We also suffered from distended bladders!! The trip was after the evening meal and lasted 3 hours. When we returned to the resort everyone raced to the toilets.

What we saw on this trip was indeed memorable.

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