Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 404 travellers
Excellent
156
Good
189
Average
48
Poor
10
Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 404 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 R & Mrs I - Devon
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Our accomm. in Etosha was good and camp very well run but noticed how much busier it is since we were there sixteen years ago.  Even coaches

Saw wonderful wildlife at water hole. No need to drive round park.

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Mr G & Mrs G - Ireland
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The camp is in an excellent location with a wonderful waterhole. We saw so many animals. The accomodation is very good with air conditioning which was helpful as it was very warm.

We thought the food was great. The staff were very friendly if a little disorganised at times but this was not a problem.

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Mr & Mrs F - Lancashire
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Very good ,comfortable ,clean chalet. A large kitchen with cutlery and pans but nothing to warm the pans! No cooking facilities whatsoever. And nowhere to put the suitcases- except the floor.

The waterhole is a good one but does get busy-with people that is. Don't think you've missed anything if all the smart seats are occupied. The stone seats have been warmed by the sun and keep you warm all evening.

No ATM yet either in Etosha.

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The T family - Clackmannanshire
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Location:
Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

From what I had read before going to Namibia I had serious concerns about the place. I need not have done. The rooms, while being definitely on the small side, were very clean and well equipped, although there was a slightly unpleasant small in one of our bathrooms. During our 2 day stay we did have a problem with the toilet which stopped working. However it took only 30 minutes after reporting for a maintance man to appear and fix it. The swimming pool was large and clean and a most welcomed treat.

The highlight of this place is undoubtedly the waterhole - and not just when floodlit at night. There is a constant stream of animals to and from the hole. How many places in the world can you see 7 wild rhinos at the same time?

The food is served buffet style for both breakfast and evening meal. While of adequate quality they need to pay more attention to the logistics and ensuring that food is kept topped up. Good fresh meat was cooked in front of you. The soups were good too, but a problem with holding a soup bowl, a ladle and the soup toureen lid at the same time. (Just providing somewhere to put the lid down would make an enormous difference!).

The site shop is worthy of comment (really just to add to what is said the guides). Physically it is quite large, but the shelves are largely empty, and what they do have is expensive. I cannot understand why they do not more pro-actively exploit their location and provide a good range of products (for example vs a very poor selection of cold drinks at the moment) at reasonable prices. The next nearest competitor is over 100km away.

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Mr S & Mrs K - West Midlands
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Accommodation much better than it used to be, although waterside chalet quite small.

Would benefit from facilities for preparing one's own food. You're pretty well obliged to take breakfast (which is surprisingly good and included in the price) and dinner in the dining room.

It is nice that, at least when we were there, breakfast was half an hour before the gates opened. This meant that you could get into the park before the crowds.

The range of stock in the shop is abysmal. Good for water and beer, but that's about it - no coffee!

Waterhole excellent for evening viewing of elephant and rhino in particular.

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Mr J & friends from Bristol
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
Average
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Service:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Pleasant room close to the water but a little on the small side. I would have appreciated a little more space as we spent 4 nights here.

Best waterhole for game viewing both day and night although photographically there are problems.

Food again rather ordinary but staff pleasant and more efficient than in the past.

Again the plus is you are in the park.

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Mr M & Mr C - Switzerland
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

the restaurant with its food could be better... but it's satisfactory!

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Dr S - Loughborough
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Great waterhole

The floodlit waterhole continues to be the greatest asset of the camp, but the rooms are also well appointed and regularly cleaned.

Dining outside at the restaurant and listening to the Okaukuejo Primary School choir who come to sing and dance there occasionally is also a delight.

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Mrs. L & family - Kent
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Great few days, lots of animals...

Very much improved facilities & whole area /site looks cared for & inviting since our last visit, 4 years ago ! !

Lovely white bed linen, good moquito netting, lounge area comfortable & good cupboard space. However we had a bit of trouble with drainage of toilet/shower.

Friendly staff, food not wonderful for veggies, but we expected that as catering for many people. Super waterhole, excellent for viewing plenty of animal interaction.

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Ms M - London
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Average
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Service:
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Poor
Food:
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Functional

I didn't really expect very much from Okaukuejo.

In it's favour, our room was big, clean and comfortable. We were close to the waterhole which is superb. We spent hours sitting at the waterhole and were never disappointed.

On the down side, it is very big and impersonal and not very friendly (and with some pretty obnoxious guests). The canteen-like food was basic and very limited for vegetarians and very expensive for what it was. At the end of the day, you stay for the waterhole and easy access to Etosha, not for service and good food, and that is certainly what you get.

Final point, I don't understand why they demand a 500N$ key deposit. It's not for the contents of the rooms or breakages, because they don't check the room when you leave. Does anyone really walk away with the key to their room?

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