Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 413 travellers
Excellent
160
Good
193
Average
49
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 413 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 P from Purley
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Waterhole again the star. Rooms quite acceptable. Breakfast was good but dinner although pleasant was spoilt by the vegetable being cold.

Service particularly at reception very much improved over 3 years ago; now both friendly and polite. Bearing in mind the popularity of the camp the overall service was good.

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Mr & Mrs B from Buckinghamshire
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Okaukuejo lives up expectations

A return visit for us to the main camp and one with which we were not disappointed. The accommodation had just been upgraded on our last visit in 2007 and it has stood up well. The bush chalet was literally just across the road from the waterhole which is still the centerpiece of the camp.

Facilities are good and the restaurant, given that it is geared to catering for a large number of people, was good. The flat fee for a three course meal is not outrageous but is not flexible to cater for those of us who only want two courses. The buffet is self service but the staff on duty were always helpful especially in getting us settled to their way of working.

The waterhole is a never ending source of pleasure especially at night where we got good sightings of Elephant, Rhino and Lions as well as plains game. It can still be noisy at night but improved as the night wore on.

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Mr & Mrs K - Wisconsin
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

This was a terrible, terrible place to stay - check in took 30 plus minutes
room was not very clean, holes in mosquito netting, half filled bottles of shampoo etc, sour smell in room, towels looked like they had been washed and then just hung up on the hooks.

Plusses: a 3 minute walk to the waterhole where we saw amazing animals
Negatives the dining room did not look clean so we did not eat breakfast there. Checkout at 6am took a long time because they had to have someone check the room to see if we stole or broke anything (really???)

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Mr P, Mrs A and master W - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Poor
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Food:
Average
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

A much nicer room than expected again - large and tastefully furnished, with a small separate living room with sofa, fridge and sink. If you were slef catering though you'd need to bring crockery and cutlery with you.

The pool was nice (very cold again though) but with a nice area to sit in. The restaurant was large, chaotic and poorly managed. Drinks didn't arrive, plates weren't cleared, it was so dark people could see what they were eating. People were coming to dinner sporting headtorches. The food was good, but not a patch on the Namutoni camp.

The best part of Okakujo though is the waterhole - vast numbers of animals come day and night, large herds, unpeturbed by people. You could spend all day in camp and not need to go out in the car.

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Ms G - Ireland
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Terrible
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Food:
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okaukuejo camp

a shock to the system after the friendly Namibian welcomes we had become accustomed to. A government run set up with staff who grunted at you on arrival and little more after this. very disorganised set up in restaurant and ridiculous lack of trust at check out.

Rooms were average with horrible smell of disinfectant. flood lit water hole does make this a worthy stop when in etosha but be prepared for a lesser standard of accommodation and service compared to the rest of Namibia.

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Mr J & Mrs C - West Sussex
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The fantastic waterhole makes this a brilliant location. The room was clean and reasonably spacious. No checks were made of the itinery or room so the $500 deposit seemed a bit pointless. The staff here seem very low on moral compared to all the other places we stayed, which was surprising as its the best location for animals. Patience is required for the understaffed reception.

Its best to stock up with your own lunchtime food before you get here if you are doing self drive. The camp shop was a poorly stocked depressing affair, in fact we ended up each day eating biscuits for lunch. The poor shop assistant had to write down each item that you purchased on a list, which luckily we saw the funny side of, but it made him a bit grumpy when someone turned up with a basket of items and the waiting time again needed patience.

The resturant could have been good if managed correctly, but the poor staff spent more time running around putting things right. Again poor staff moral. Meals were over priced as its a captive audience. The Etosha park more than made up for this, so dont let these small things put you off, just come better prepared than us.

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Mr E & Mrs T with family - Denmark
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 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:
Average
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Loved the water hole.

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Mr T & Ms S - Germany
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Okaukuejo Camp is like a little village. No familiar atmosphere. We stayed in a room at the waterhole which had a little back terrace, where we could relax in the afternoon. That was nice. Having the animals drinking just a few meters from us, was of course a great thing.
Considering the amount of guests, the restaurant is like a factory and the food is okay. The head chef greeted each table and I must recount that he was particularly helpful to us, when one evening my partner was stuck with fever in bed and the chef prepared a tray with some soup and bread for him.
The Camp has convenient facilities, such as one laundry machine, a petrol station, a post office and some shops selling good and useful brochures about the Etosha park (a detailed map with the names of the animals).

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Mr M & Mrs K - Hampshire
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The point of staying here was not for the quality of accommodation and catering, which were perfectly acceptable but below the standard of what we experienced elsewhere in Namibia, but for the floodlit waterhole. This was outstanding - during our time in Etosha we visited it on 4 or 5 occasions and were never disappointed.

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The B Party - Hampshire
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
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Poor

Great waterhole at Okakeujo

Having stayed here before, i knew what to expect.

Think most people come for the waterhole which can be viewed 24 hours a day.

You wouldn't come for the food which, compared to everywhere else we ate, was poor. However, if you like self service and "eat as much as you like", then it's good.

The waterhole chalet was comfortable and the shower hot. But next time i would pay the extra for a preimum waterhole chalet which is far more luxurious.

Service generally was poor. The staff (with one exception) showed none of the enjoyment in their work that we saw elsewhere on our travels.

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