Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 399 travellers
Excellent
152
Good
188
Average
48
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 399 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 M & Mrs S and Mr N & Miss P - Cambridge
Arrived on: 4-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We had been given the impression that administration could be a little chaotic. In fact this was far from the truth. We were quickly checked in on arrival, and given all the helpful details we required promptly and with care.

Service in the restaurant was prompt, and drinks speedily provided. Meals are all self-service. Food was good, and the range excellent. The only sadness was that there was no fruit available at one early breakfast (5.45 a.m.).

There was no problem using a credit card in the restaurant. (We had heard that this could be a little 'chaotic'.) They were clear that we swiped our own cards to avoid fraud

Spending time at their water hole was a real highlight as well as easy access to the park itself. The waterhole is brilliant during the day as well as at night.

In this location, a safe in our room would have been useful.

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Mrs & Mr M - Northumberland
Arrived on: 31-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Average

Good central base for Etosha

A good central base but due to its size this camp does not have the same feel as many others.

It was pleasant to note that there was little noise around the floodlit waterhole but it was very annoying that people insisted on taking photographs of elephants at very close range (close to the stone wall around the camp) using cameras without first disabling the flash.

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Ms S - North Carolina
Arrived on: 20-May-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Incredible wildlife, great rooms and location

I loved Okaukuejo.

The rooms were beautiful -- we were in one of the elephant rooms about 30 m from the watering hole, which was incredibly convenient for early morning and late night wildlife viewing. It was one of the best watering holes we encountered in Etosha. The food was also delicious, and the service was very good.

I would certainly return here.

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Mrs. L & Mr S - Vancouver
Arrived on: 11-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
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beautiful facility

great accommodation and waterhole food better than halal but not earth shattering. fun pool and tower.

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Mr & Mrs O - California
Arrived on: 9-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Service:
Poor
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Food:
Poor
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Food was not great (consistently over cooked) and you don't have other choices. Employees (other than wait staff) seemed not to care whether you were there or not. There was no obvious place to go to get information about roads or where animals had been seen.

We enjoyed being at the water hole and being able to get out and drive through the park.

We knew what to expect so none of it was a surprise.


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Mr P & Ms H and Mr R and Ms S - Nottingham
Arrived on: 9-May-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
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Facilities:
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Great waterhole at Okaukuejo

The camp is a large one and our room was located in a terraced concrete row which didn't look great from the outside but was spacious and well appointed on the inside.

The food was buffet style and not the best compared to other camps we visited. However the camp is well located inside Estosha on the east side where there are many waterholes to visit and wildlife to view.

There is a waterhole at the camp which is floodlit at night which is great and we saw various wildlife there including elephant, rhino (5), giraffe and an owl.

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Mr G & Mrs C - London
Arrived on: 2-May-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
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Food:
Average
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

A real difference to the small lodges that we'd stayed in earlier. The check in process was impersonal and the scale of the place was much bigger than we'd previously experienced. When we arrived in our room the toilet was broken. When we returned to reception they already seemed aware of the problem. A member of staff was able to fix it after a couple of hours, but it was hardly the introduction to Etosha we were looking for. The buffet meals were also a disappointment.

However, this was largely made up for by the fabulous watering hole, where many hours were spent watching the elephants, rhinos, zebra etc

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Mr S & Mrs S - Washington
Arrived on: 30-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 2 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

We definitely liked our room on the watering hole . It was a huge plus to have the watering hole right there. Stuart woke up at 4:30AM and was able to walk out and see various animals at the watering hole. We spent many hours during the day just sitting and watching.

We also drove to several other watering holes and enjoyed seeing the area. Our room was nice but felt a bit small and the air conditioner didn't work well.

The staff was very nice and did offer to change our room but at that point we chose to stay put.

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Mr & Ms G - Sweden
Arrived on: 17-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Okaukuejo/Etosha was fantastic!

The welcoming was very good, the woman at the check-in counter had a good sense of humour. I was stunned. And had a good laugh.

Our room was good/very good.

And the overall experience of our stay was nearly overwhelming, mostly because of the good behaviour of all those animals. We like to return someday.





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Mr R & Mrs B - Portugal
Arrived on: 25-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
Average
Food:
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A comfortable nights stop

The accomodation has been revamped since our last visit and is now very good and comfortable.

The restaurant is ok but not brilliant and as usual most of the staff are just doing their job.

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