Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 401 travellers
Excellent
154
Good
188
Average
48
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 401 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 S - Godstone
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

As previous comment [Ed: See below]

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Ms C & Mr B - Inverness
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Facilities:
Average
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Larger room here (accessible room) situated fairly close to waterhole. This was much quieter than expected apart from occasionally. Would more signs help? However, with many animals (including 6 rhino at one time) close to the viewing area it was the highlight of the place and even faced the setting sun for photography. Not to be missed. Outstanding.

The restarant is sinking under its own bureaucracy. You queue in reception to book, later queue in the restaurant to see which table has been allocated. You then search for your randomly numbered table and wait to be discovered by a waiter. Finally you queue for a long time to settle the bill. Good staff, no sign of management. Food less good than Halali. At lunchtime queued for 45 mins for a snack at the kiosk - Okaukuejo needs more staff. For information only - we did enjoy our stay.

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Ms H & Mr L - Wales
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Terrible
Terrible
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

Unfortunately, we did not enjoy our stay here very much. We stayed in a Bush Chalet which was a 2 min walk from the waterhole which was great. We had a small lounge area with sink & kettle for tea/coffee but no other utensils: so the option of having a barbecue would have been extremely difficult.

THe bedroom was falrly spacious & extremely clean., however the shower was a mere trickle. The let down was the resturant. Although our evening meals (buffet) was fairly good, the service was dreadful.. There were plenty of staff working, but there was no organisation. For breakfast the choice of food was very poor & again the service was below standard.

It is a pity because the waterhole is obviously a real asset for this camp as we saw plenty of animals there. We are also glad we did not pay extra to have a waterhole chalet as we noticed most of them did not have a direct view of the waterhole & there is very little privacy because of ther amount of people back & forth to the waterhole.

We were very disappointed with this camp.

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Dr D & Mrs V - Nottingham
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
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Food:
Average
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Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Okaukuejo Camp review

Although room was clean and pleasant, the bathroom was basic and there was no hot water at any time.

Food was reasonable but unimaginative; vegetables overcooked but good selection of meats.

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Ms R & Mr S - Chevy Chase
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The place is a bit crowded and the rooms wthout much style, but fully functional. The lunch and dinner buffets were not great -- recommend bringing your own food and making a picnic. There are not many options for purchsing food at the store there, so good to buy food elsewhere and bring it.

However, it was all well worth it for the proximity to the watering hole, where we saw all kinds of animals -- including 33 elephants at once having a pool party. The point of staying there is to hang out at the watering hole, which almost always had something interesting going on.

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Mr & Mrs S - Godstone
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

This is a very busy rest camp and perhaps some things may not be as good as they should but , the buffet service is a bit tired and can become a 'Bun Fight' when the resturant is packed.

However most things are acceptable and the waterhole is it's best feature, it must be the best and most prolific waterhole in this part of Etosha.

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Expert Africa comments

For more detailed comments, these travellers have created a great travelogue of their experience, which can be viewed here and there’s a gallery of great pictures here.

Mr & Mrs N - Devon
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

This camp was much better than we were expecting and having a waterhole chalet was worth the extra money as it made it so easy to just pop outside to see the ever changing wildlife.

Registration is very bureaucratic and the service was chaotic but the food was acceptable.

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Dr G & Mrs Y - Walton on Thames
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Crowded but excellent location

This is a very crowded location but has a very active waterhole visible from the camp.

It is also probably the best place to stay if you want to see special birds in Etosha although one of the lodges outside the Park may be equally convenient and more peaceful. It depends on travel times into and out of the Park

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Mr & Mrs S - Surrey
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

It is definitely worth staying in the park as you have the advantage of viewing wildlife at the camp water hole in the evening. It also enables you to get out into the park early when the wildlife can be more active. Make sure you ask to see the sightings book as this can help give you an idea of where the more elusive animals can be.

However, service at reception and the shop is a little dismissive and it is best to be prepared for this as you will probably have been spoilt in other lodges with eager and polite staff. The waiters and cleaners were cheery and polite.

The room itself is functional with a comfy bed and small kitchen including a fridge but no cooker. AC works well and is welcome on the very hot days. Our chalet was within easy walking distance of the water hole.

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Mr G party of four - Norway
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

We had a very nice chalet near the waterhole. We spent several hours by the waterhole and in the park, it was a wonderful experience.

The service in the restaurant could be better. The waiters seemed a bit uninterested.

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