Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 414 travellers
Excellent
160
Good
194
Average
49
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 414 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 H - Middlesex
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Everything OK but it was very busy and staff seemed a bit overwhelmed eg for registration and in restaurant.

Room was comfortable and clean, great location near waterhole and for going round the park. Good facilities, shop, food, maps etc. We drove ourselves round the park (great game viewing and wonderful views of the salt pan) so can't comment on activities.

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Ms S and family - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Great accommodation close to this busy waterhole but this felt the most 'touristy'. Food was poor -
did not cater for vegetarians very well.

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The E family - Bath
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Updated since our last visit and very nice rooms. Access to water hole very easy with lots of activity by day and evening.

Restaurant buffet was good. Plenty for breakfast buffet.

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Ms N & Mr S - Bristol
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
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Food:
Average
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Waterhole room?

We booked a waterhole room at Okaukuejo and were a bit surprised that it didn't actually have a view of the waterhole. That said, the room was really good and the walk to the waterhole was short.

The overall feeling in the camp was very corporate - imagine a holiday camp run by the civil service, and you wouldn't be far off. The food was OK but not great, with long queue's for the buffet, and a general feeling of being rushed through. Due to a powercut in the morning, the breakfast was restricted to cold meats and yoghurt, which was a bit disappointing as we'd paid for the full breakfast in advance, and no refunds were offered.

However, the amazing variety of animals visiting the waterhole made up for the shortcomings in the set up. We would have liked to stay another night for this reason alone, but the camp was fully booked so we had to move to Namutoni for the rest of our stay in Etosha.

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Destelbergen Party from Belgium
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
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Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Okaukuejo Camp is a mediocre camp mainly suited for an overnight stay en route to nicer places.

The camp is geared towards mass tourism and the overall experience was unpersonal and not memorable.

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Mr O & Mrs R with sons' - Germany,
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
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Wildlife at Okaukuejo Camp

We enjoyed being in the Etosha, rather than having to face the daily drives into the reserve and would not hesitate to do the same again. Nevertheless we were surprised about the size of the camp, it felt like a village of holiday resort.

Staff were very good in looking after individual guests, who were in the clear minority. We had breakfast and dinner in a small room off the main restaurant, which was lovely.

The selection of food in the shop was unfortunately very limited, therefore there was no chance to use the BBQ.

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Mr J & Ms J - Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
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Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
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Food:
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Good location and waterhole.

Our third visit to Okaukuejo and probably our last. The canteen style restaurant seems to bring out the worst in people and the food was very expensive for the quality and content. The best thing about the camp is the waterhole as the wildlife is prolific there and herds of elephant regularly visit. We had a bush chalet, which, although had a kitchen area, had no facilities for cooking or utensils for eating, apart from the BBQ. The chalet was near the camping area so was quite noisy early morning and late at night.

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Mr K & Ms C from New Jersey
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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

Camp is in a great location inside Etosha.

Two nights in a row we saw elephant and rhino at the water hole. The water hole area gets a big crowd and can be loud due to inconsiderate people.

Room was clean and comfortable.

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Dr K - Cheshire
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Welcome not very friendly - felt mercenary.

Excellent waterhole and selft-drive safari opportunities. Guided trips were all full for next 3 days by time of arrival.

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Mr & Mrs H from Nottingham
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Average
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

See comments for Halali

Expert Africa had told us that self catering was not an option now the camps had been upgraded. There may have been a misunderstanding but it is still possible. There were braai at both camps. nb Okaukuejo - there are no braais now at the lodges around the watehole only at the ones further back. Admittedly the only facility is the braai but we stoked up with plastic crockery/cutlery bery cheaply outside the park and managed easily. The evening meals were £17 a head which was very expensive for the quality of hte food and it didn't help when there were mice running around the restaurant!

Okaukuejo scores better than Halali in location manily due to the large waterhole with excellent game viewing

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