Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 398 travellers
Excellent
152
Good
188
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 398 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 S - Tyne & Wear
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Come here for the waterhole!!

This was the only non private accommodation we stayed in on our holiday, but we were not disappointed and it stood up well against the other places we stayed.

We had a normal chalet on the first night, and as there was non available when we booked our second night we had to switch / upgrade to a two room lodge close to the waterhole. What a stroke of luck this turned out to be! We obviously had to pay a premium for the lodge on the seond night (we stayed in W34), but it was a fantastic final night in Etosha before we headed home.

The lodge was incredible - circular in shape with a thatched roof, we slept on the upper floor which had a balcony opening out overlooking the waterhole, a real grandstand view of the animals from our bed! If you can stretch to the price, we would say this is definately worth doing. The waterhole was the most active one overall we saw in the park, and night viewing under the lights, when we saw elephant, rhino and lion, was very exciting and added to the drama of the place.

Food was more mass produced here than most places as its a big facility, and it was ok if nothing outstanding. Do book a table if you want to sit outside, even if dinner is included in your package. We did pass through Halali during the daytime, and based on our quick impression there we think that Okaukuejo seemed a better quaility bet, although this isnt really a fully informed opinion. Dont miss out on staying here if you are visting Etosha.

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Mr. & Mrs. L - Swanley
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great waterhole and wild life

Unbelievable amount of animals visited the waterhole with 20 elepphants appearing one night and 6 rhino! More zebras than you could count.

The organised safaris were interesting but somewhat drawn out with breakfast thrown in which seemed a waste of time. We had already had a breakfast and were there too see the animals.

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Mr & Mrs P from Purley
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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In the middle of animals

THe staff were both friendly and helpful offering to change our booking but as we preferred the cheaper room it is a pity they won't offer refunds.The bush chalet was roomier than the waterhole chalet which was rather cramped and not worth the extra 156 dollars.

The waterhole was as spectacular as ever. Food very good considering the numbers served.

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Mr. T & Mr. B - Crowthorne
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Slightly better NWR property

The bungalows near the waterhole are great for viewing wildlife. The service was a little better than Halali Camp at least there were some smiles.

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Dr S - Loughborough
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Wonderful floodlit waterhole

I thought Okaukuejo was much improved from 12 years ago, when I last visited. There is some improvment in the evening meals but the standard of food is still not high. It tended to be good one nigth and dcent the next, without ever really becoming unacceptable.

The accommodation was spotless, cleaned throughly everyday and a good place in which to stay so close to the waterhole. The 'star' of the place is without doubt the waterhiole at night where in total I saw over 16 rhinos! All the staff were unfailingly friendly.

It's also a good advantage to have the post office at this camp.

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Mr. & Mrs. F - Harrow
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Location:
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Excellent
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Waterhole 1- a room with a view!!!

On arrival at the camp the people on reception were friendly and helpful and we had been allocated WH1 chalet (right at the water hole). The room was superb with the most wonderful bed linen!!!! (Fluffy quilts and pillows). Again we had tea making facilities and a fridge to use.

We had a 6.30pm meal each evening which meant when we returned to the waterhole most people were leaving for a 7.30pm meal so we had no problems getting a bench to sit and watch all the activity.

Both breakfast and evening meals were buffet style and this meant there was ample to eat and choose from but nothing startling.
There is a large swimming pool area but we didn't make use of this whereas some people would really enjoy it.

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Mr & Mrs N from Hexham
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Waterhole Chalet in Okaukuejo Camp

The position of our Chalet was excellent - so close to the Waterhole. Arrived to find 6 bull elephants at the waterhole - later black rhino with calf, giraffes. springboks, oryx, more elephants and jackals. We were amazed at how many animals came to the waterhole in the morning - lots of zebra and springbok - also kudu and oryx.

We found the food pretty average and the main courses poor apart from good steaks. Vegetables overcooked.

We did not like the way our postcards were sorted in the PO into countries and left exposed to the public.

We did one night drive which was good.

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Mr & Mrs L from Huntingdon
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Although not up to the same standards for food and service as many of the private lodges this is a great place to stay while visiting Etosha. The waterhole is a fantastic place to spend a few hours especially after dark.

Breakfast and dinner were buffet style. Food was plentiful and of a reasonable standard.

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

Unfortunately unable to comment as we did not stay! See previous entry under Etosha Safari Lodge - the system will not allow me to continue unless I select an overall rating - hence - average

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Mr J & Mrs P and Mr C & Mrs R - Wembley
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Spectacular game viewing from the waterhole.

An old friend which has had a major facelift since our last visit in 2006. The cabins are very nice, but we regretted the removal of the kitchens. The best feature here is of course the waterhole, and one of our nicest memories of this trip is of sitting by the waterhole with a glass of wine as the sun set watching elephant, rhino and giraffe.

The dining room and the food are fine with good service.

We didn't participate in any activities as we drove ourselves around Etosha

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