Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 419 travellers
Excellent
164
Good
194
Average
50
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 419 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 J & Ms J - Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

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 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
Good
Food:
Average
Average

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 K & Ms C from New Jersey
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
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Facilities:
Good
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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:
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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
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
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Poor

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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Drs from Brisbane, Queensland
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Pleasantly surprised by Okaukuejo!

We spent two nights at Okaukuejo as we wanted to stay in Etosha, and also wanted to be able to view the Okaukuejo waterhole at night. We last stayed there in 2005 when we found the rooms to be perfectly adequate, but a little basic and tired. We were very pleasantly surprised and impressed by the refurbishments. Our room (a bush chalet) was great.

The renovation and upgrading has turned the camp into a very pleasant and enjoyable place to stay. Okaukuejo is a fairly busy camp, but it has a "buzz" and good atmosphere. The waterhole is recommended, particularly at sundown.

We found the camp to be well run. The staff were pleasant and efficient, and the check in and check out were both quick and painless.

In particular we would recommend the restaurant. We found it to be much better than Halali and Namutoni. The Okaukuejo Restuarant was a pleasure to eat in. It was busy, but the atmosphere was good and the staff were polite and efficient. It is very well run and serves a variety of well prepared and appetising food in a well organised buffet style. The executive chef was a very pleasant gentleman who was always on hand welcoming guests and asking for feedback on the food.

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T Family - Auckland
Arrived on: 26-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
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Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

Located just inside the park this camp is an ideal springboard for the daily trips into Etosha National Park.

We had a cabin which was simple but clean and well laid out (the 'lounge' is a seperate room to the bedroom so allows for some space when you have an early riser). There is some confusion when checking in as there is reference to a 'inventory' list and warnings that when we check out al mus match up. There is no list but the total inventory includes 2 mugs and 2 glasses and 2 teaspoons !!! Each unit is set up with a 'brai' but unless you are fully equipped for camping they do not offer any utensils (ie no plates, cutlery or cooking utensils).

The restaurant offers a buffet dinner with children between 6-12years old at half price (adults are N$170pp). The chef came around all the tables and said hello and invited us up to the buffet table. A lovely touch considering how full the restaurant was.

The camp also has an amazing waterhole which offers viewings of amazing number of animals. We happened to be at the water hole at lunch time and witnessed hundreds (literally) of Zebra's , followed by Gemsbok; Wildebeest etc. It was an amazing sight and also sounds. At night we saw Rhino's and elephants ... and all only 2 minutes walk from our room (we are also sure we heard a Lion).

The morning we were leaving we checked out and then had breakfast. The receptionist then came and told me I had left my mobile phone in the unti ... THANK YOU for your honesty !

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Mr G & Mrs S - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 22-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Between Camp Kipwe and Okaukuejo we visited the petrified forest - worthwhile and the tour only took 25 minutes. We also drove to Vingerclip - an interesting photo.

Okaukuejo camp was large and a little bureaucratic on check in. Our room was close to the waterhole and we saw rhino and elephant there.

On arrival we bought a map of Etosha with illustrated animal and bird identification plus a Guidebook to the Waterholes and Animals- these were excellent publications and enabled us to conduct our own tour round the park rather than taking the organised ones - we think that was a good way to do it. We saw lots of wildlife in the park.

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Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Okaukuejo Camp review

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the accommodation. A Bush Chalet is a lovely big room with kitchenette, just yards from the waterhole, but away from the crowds that the waterhole attracts - the game attracted to the waterhole at night was stunning. 5 rhinos at one point, so crowded that a lioness took her cubs away. There was even a total lunar eclipse that night! We didn't eat supper here as we had had lunch at Ongava, but did have a lovely breakfast here.

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Mrs & Prof R - Southampton
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okaukuejo Camp review

We used the braai twice but our 1 bedroom chalet did not have cutlery or crockery for the braai, only for making tea - luckily we had brought picnic plates etc with us. Basic equipment would be useful. The shop is fairly well stocked. Nice rooms, but rubbish not emptied from previous occupants though this was dealt with promptly when we complained.

Floodlit waterhole has comfortable seats and excellent views - we saw lions with cubs, black rhinos, jackels, giraffes, elephants etc and large flocks of roosting sand grouse.

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