Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 420 travellers
Excellent
165
Good
194
Average
50
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 420 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.
Ms. F - Essex
Arrived on: 18-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
Average
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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
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Service:
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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
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
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Food:
Good
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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
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Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
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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
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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
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
Good

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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Mr. M-S - Letchwood Garden City
Arrived on: 27-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Good
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Main feeling was that Okaukuejo is too big, and we were very glad that were not there when it was full. Most of the seats round the waterhole were occupied, and the camp must have been less than half full (the end of November). This probably applies to Halali and Waterberg as well, but they did not feel quite so large.

Having stayed at three NWR camps for four nights in total, it is clear that the catering follows a formula, but was all of good quality and more than acceptable.

We only stayed one night and did not take the organised game drive, though this might have enabled us to see the lions which we only heard otherwise.

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Mr and Mrs M - Kent
Arrived on: 26-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

very niceroom close to waterhole with exceptional game viewing.one of the highlights of the whole trip.food self service.not bad but not great.I think they realise this is an issue and are trying hard to improve

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Mr G & Mrs S - Wincanton
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Being near the water hole was worth being there - particularly at night when we saw 8 rhinos at once - and opportunity to be in the Park at first light. We saw so much game the first day it was hard to keep up.

The idea of driving ourselves on safari was novel but enjoyable. Tough to make a call which waterholes to go to though.

Our expectations of the accommodation and food weren't high, however, we were pleasantly surprised.

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Mr and Mrs C - Edinburgh
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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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

We had a great time at Okaukuejo. The accommodation was very nice, modern and clean and considering that they were catering for such large numbers, the food was excellent, especially the dinners where you had a choice of meats which were cooked in front of you.

It was a very different safari experience to the private game reserves but we really enjoyed having freedom to do our own thing and managed to see a lot of wildlife. The floodlit watering hole beside the camp was excellent for night time viewing. Before we went we worried that it might seem a bit like a stage show but the lighting was well done and it felt like you really were watching the animals in their natural environment.

There were organised game drives on offer but we did not take part in any of these - it is so easy to drive around yourself. The park is also very well set up and we could drive for long periods of time without seeing any other cars even though the camps were pretty full.

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