Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(85%) From 429 travellers
Excellent
170
Good
198
Average
50
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 429 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.
Ms G - Ireland
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Location:
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Rooms:
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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
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Service:
Poor
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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
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Average
Average

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
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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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
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
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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
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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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Mr C & Mrs L - Kent
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Activities:
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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
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

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
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

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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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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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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