Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 425 travellers
Excellent
167
Good
197
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 425 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 K - Hampshire
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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
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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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Mr C & Mrs L - Kent
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

A highlight of our trip. Etosha is just amazing. Easy to see all the animals close up from your own vehicle or at the camp waterholes.

The camp was very quiet so we were offered a room upgrade including evening meal. It turned out to be a bargain.

The food was excellent and the room was 30 metres from the waterhole viewing area. A 24hr constantly changing stream of animals.

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The H family from Chester
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Our expectations from restcamps were not high, based on our experiences in Kruger. We didn't eat there, as Russell cooked braai for dinner, and we went on a dawn game drive.

The drive guide did not know birds as well as he might, but the trip was fine. The highlight was seeing ten lions just after we started the drive!

The watering hole was very good with a stream of animals.

I think a place offering a braai facility might also provide some basic cutlery and crockery. We managed on plastic stuff bought from the camp shop.

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Mrs W - London
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The highlight of Okaukeujo is obviously the waterhole which is wonderful - there was always something to see, including rhino every night of our stay (and a baby one!), elephants, antelope, zebra, hyena and birds.

The accommodation is fine - clean, spacious and serviced daily. The braai facility at our bush chalet is a little wasted when no crockery/cutlery/implements are provided. We ate at the camp restaurant - the buffet style food was plentiful and meat cooked to order although the quality of the food was average. Service was better than we had expected, except at reception where the staff were unhelpful.

It does feel a bit like a 1970s holiday camp so don't expect the service you will receive elsewhere in Namibia but it's definitely worth staying here for the waterhole alone.

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Dr I - London
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

I loved this place.

The facilities were excellent, the food was good, the staff were really kind and helpful and the room was fantastic and comfortable with heating/air-conditioning (I was there in June so the nights were cold).

Highly recommended.

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Mr M & Mrs S and Mr N & Miss P - Cambridge
Arrived on: 4-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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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
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Service:
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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
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Rooms:
Good
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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
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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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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