Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 374 travellers
Excellent
141
Good
182
Average
42
Poor
8
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 374 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 B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 28-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Large and crowded centre in Etosha. Evening food average as a BBQ. Great waterhole.

Accommodation was utilitarian, but a good base for visiting Etosha.

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Ms G from Luxembourg
Arrived on: 20-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp - OK for one night

The room we had (waterhole chalet) was small but very clean and new.

The shower could have been more powerful, but otherwise it was OK. The camp is like a little village with shops, a petrol station, a post office, a pool and a canteen-like restaurant with rather average food.

The staff was either business-like or grumpy, but we didn't really mind as we only stayed there for one night.

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Mr & Mrs B - Essex
Arrived on: 19-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
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Facilities:
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A surprise!

We were very surpised at our accomodation which was excellent - despite reading some poor reviews before we left. We stayed in a Bush Chalet.

The floodlit waterhole was perhaps even better than the park itself and although very cold at night [ in May]- observing something akin to the 'Lion King Prade' was exhillaring. We saw baby rhino's, jackals, giraffe and elephants as well as Eagles. Sadly, we saw no lion or Cheethah during our self drives round the park ; but Olliphantsbad waterhole and the Etosha Pan itself provided us views of a myriad of animals.

Food was ok; but again here the staff were wonderful.

The only negative was that we had not realised the camp fees were not included in our accomodation and one member of staff at the gate was very rude about this. However, overall this was a great place.

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Expert Africa comments

We do send our travellers a lot of information about their trip, in the quote letter, in the ticket letter and in the 'Notes for Travellers', consequently it is easy to miss the sections where it mentions park fees. These can only be paid locally.

4 travellers from the UK and Zambia
Arrived on: 18-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Standard government-run accom at Okaukuejo

Rooms small but warm, with nice beds & bedding, tea & coffeee facilities, plus mosquito nets. Not very nice setting though.
Food was as bad as you'd expect from a government-run camp.

We tried one of their night drives, expensive at 60 pounds per person. The middle row of seats was set at such a height that all one could see was the top of the windscreen and the sun visor. After less than 2 of the 3 hour drive the 2nd spotlight failed so we could only see in fron of us. The guide was not very informative and failed to stop for interesting animals - except, of course, lions. Very dull and not recommended.

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Ms. F - Essex
Arrived on: 18-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

I think we had been spoilt with our previous accomodation as this was very large and impersonal. However in terms of position there is a great waterhole where we saw 7 rhino one night, and the room was fantastic as it was a full chalet with two bedrooms and bathrooms, with kitchen and sitting area to ourselves.

Saw lots of exotic birds and of course you are already based in the park which is ideal.

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E & D from New Mexico
Arrived on: 8-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Truly amazing sights at the waterhole

It was utter magic to walk up to the waterhole at the edge of camp to discover 4 adults and 1 baby Black Rhino drinking, their strange shapes reflecting in the black still water at 7:30pm. We returned at the same time the next night and there they were again, only this time very skittish due to the presence of at least 2 lions waiting in the dark just beyond the reach of the floodlights.

We were pleasantly surprized by the good quality of our private suite and despite the large number of guests at the dining hall, had no trouble with either food or service.

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Mr & Mrs R - Warwickshire
Arrived on: 17-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Had heard bad reviews of this lodge and had been advised by our travel consultant not to expect too much but had to stay here because of the floodlit waterhole. They must have taken notice of the adverse reports as we were very pleasantly surprised, the chalets had obviously been recently refurbished, the waiting staff had been on courses - ours was charming and could not do enough for us.

The food was fine, not as good as some of the smaller lodges but considering the numbers of people staying there more than acceptable and better than many large hotels that I've stayed at in the UK!

A great centre for touring the easter Etosha Park and the waterhole adjacent to the lodge was wonderful , we had a bull elephant for approx. 2 hours from about 9pm and hunting Eagle Owl for several hours. We were back before first light the next morning to photograph the numerous zebras and antelope coming to drink.

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Mr & Mrs L from Sheffield
Arrived on: 9-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

A busy camp, met our needs. No problems with inventory.

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Mr and Mrs W - Milton Keynes
Arrived on: 15-Feb-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
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Food:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

What an improvement on the accommodation since 2003 Very comfortable beds

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Mr C - Cyprus
Arrived on: 30-Nov-2009 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

Need sugar free fruit juice and cold drinking water on breakfast buffet.

The tourist shop didn't know what a VAT receipt was and I was unable to claim a refund of N$107.41upon my departure.

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