Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 428 travellers
Excellent
169
Good
198
Average
50
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 428 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 and Mrs M - Kent
Arrived on: 24-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

game seriosly affected by the recent fire.Raptors have virtually disappeared

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Dr A & Miss A- Namibia honeymoon
Arrived on: 23-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
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

Overall we had a decent time at Okaukeujo.

Our first room - a waterhole chalet was surprisingly good - comfortable and clean, a nice place to stay. The floodlit waterhole is the real star of the show. Watching 3 black rhinos frolic around in and around the water in the dark was brilliant!

The staff were mixed. Most were fine however the restaurant manager and some of the staff there were uninterested and frankly rude. They are clearly understaffed and pretty low on morale I guess. The food was ok, but not as good as Dolomite, and was self service. Breakfast was fine, dinner was average, and again was the NWR standard $170.

Our second room, was a standard room which was a bit shabby and had mouse droppings on the kitchen surfaces and floor which was not great. But on the whole was ok. I think we had been spoilt by the previous places we stayed in !

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Mr R & Mrs D - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Good
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Waterhole is wonderful

Very impersonal and really did feel like a camp.

However more than made up for by the wonderful location.

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Dave
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
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Activities:
Average
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

This camp was saved by a near waterhole chalet. Extremely corporate. Employees were like little soldiers completing their tasks.

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Sheffield party of 4
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Obviously older, plainer and lacking the style of other camp [Ed: Dolomite Point!], this camp nonetheless had all you could wish for. The air conditioning allowed a good nights sleep!

The buffet style meals were excellent and nearest to more "authentic food" than any where.

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Ms S & Mr D - South
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

We chose to stay at Okaukuejo Camp, so that we could break our journey as we drove across Etosha from west (Dolomite) to east (Mushara). Without a doubt the best waterhole on our drive from Dolomite was Ozonjuitji m'Bari where a huge number of different animals were gathered including a large herd of elephants.

Our room was comfortable, but with a weak shower. Meals were OK, but a bit chaotic due to the large number of guests and the buffet format. Check in/out was very efficient. We didn't spend a lot of time at the waterhole, but did see elephants and rhino in the evening after dinner.

All in all our stay was in line with expectations.

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Mr D & Mrs S - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Great waterhole

A very busy camp. The room was the most basic of the trip but the beds were very comfortable. The waterhole was the highlight as there was always something to see. Staying in the park meant that is was possible to visit the waterhole at any time during the day or night and that would not have been an option if we had stayed outside the park.

Meals were fine but there was a need to book a table at reception earlier in the day.

We drove ourselves on safari and were delighetd with how much game we saw. Easy roads and well marked.

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Mr & Mrs S - East Sussex
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
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

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
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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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