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. S from Southsea
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Excellent for game viewing at water hole

The water hole offered a fantastic chance to see a great variety of animals in large herds. It was like a kaleidoscope of movement.

It was easy to drive out to visit other water holes during the day. The rooms were very comfortable although surroundings concrete and roadway.

The reception and restaurant service was poor but facilites for shop and post office good.

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Mr I & Mrs J - East Sussex
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

Last year we stayed just outside the park because we had been warned (not by Expert Africa) that rest camps were unreliable. This meant we could not be at water hole at dawn and dusk and after dark.

This year we had a waterhole chalet which gave us excellent game viewing literally on our doorstep. The restaurant was fine once we mastered the system - choose a raw steak and get it cooked to your liking. ( comments in `trip advisor` were not complimentary)

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Mr. H - Chester
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo waterhole great place for wildlife

Reception staff were surley and somewhat ignorant and made the introduction to the camp a disappointment. However, once over this, the camp was a revelation from what we expeted from reading guide books.

Accommodation was very good standard and the camp plenty of space, clean and tidy. Waterhole particulary good feature and we saw a number of specacular wildlife events there. Food is OK, but as it is buffet did run out of some items. Overall the camp has undergone some significant refurbishment making the stay comfoprtable, they just need to do the same with reception.

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Mr D & Mrs L - Cumbria
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Great aterhole on the door step.

Room very comfortable, situation fantastic, near to waterhole.

Great to see a waterhole and all the animals that gathered, especially at night.

The resturant was self service, but sadly the staff let it down, service to get a table, a drink etc was non excistence...

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Mr T & Ms J - Kincardineshire, Scotland
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

Slightly difficult to find where to check in coming from Outjo. National Park and camp reception staff were rather austere in contrast to other places.

Other staff were fine. Rooms were slightly small but the waterhole provided great interest and while we were there was very little people noise.

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Mr S & Ms J from Cymau, Wales
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

Arriving at Okaukuejo from a spell in Damaraland, this restcamp came as a bit of a shock to the system. It's a very large camp, with lots of people. Through a booking mess-up, we were put into a standard double room which was perfectly adequate. Meals are all buffet style and generally the food quality was fine. The highlight however are the steaks cooked to order, including African game and the usual beef, chicken and pork etc.

Apart from being within the park, the other main feature of the restcamp is the floodlit water-hole. Whenever we were at the water-hole, we always saw something interesting, including elephant, rhino and giraffe. However, there are a lot of seats around the water-hole (think auditorium) and invariably enough human noise to dispel the 'wild' atmosphere, although the animals didn't seem too bothered. It is very impressive at night!

There are other lodges in the area, but the location of Okaukuejo is ideal for visiting the park without lengthy journeys in.

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Mr & Mrs L from Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

brilliant waterhole

Although we could not see the waterhole from our room inspite of it's name, we were a very short distance away. The crowds round the waterhole were not oppressive or noisy; we saw a great many animals.

Being in the park was a great advantage for night and early morning viewing of the waterhole and easy access to the rest of the park.

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The S Family - Darwin, Australia
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

The expensive accommodation over looking the night lit water hole was very special. Though we got very liitle sleep because we had to keep sitting up to see how many rhino were there.

I am not sure were to put this but the etosha park ranges are military or police trained, have no tourist industry training and considering that they are there to keep you safe are very heavy handed, inconsistant and threatening. Thier job could be easily done by a handful of signs.

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Mr & Mrs G - London
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Terrible
Terrible
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

Great being inside the park. The room was simple but very nice, but the food is pretty awful. We'll self-cater next time. We saw some fantastic game at the waterhole (worth putting up with the food), which is why we have rated the facilities and our overall experience as excellent.

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Honeymooners from Aberdeen
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

We enjoyed our stay at Okaukuejo as the water hole attracted a wide range of animals over a short period of time and its location is good for exploring western Etosha.

The 45 minute queue at check in confirmed that the place was run by the government, as did the beaurcracy of having to fill out repeated forms with the same information. Expert Africa had told us that a deposit of N$500 was required and advised us to check the room inventory, which we did.

Our recommendation would be to get dinner over with early to spend maximim time at the waterhole in the evening. In our visit we saw elephants at 7.30, giraffes at 8.00 and rhino's at 8.30. But they might not keep to a timetable.

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