Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 393 travellers
Excellent
150
Good
187
Average
46
Poor
9
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 393 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 N from Hants
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

We had a chalet near the waterhole at Okaukuejo, but weren't disturbed by all the people who come to view the waterhole in the evening. The waterhole is brilliant - there is so much wildlife around in the middle of the day, and we saw rhinos both nights at around 9pm.

The chalets have very recently been refurbished, and are very smart and comfortable, with mosquito nets and air conditioning.

The food was ok - one night it was a buffet, the other a barbeque, but we would recommend either getting food early or booking a table, as Okaukuejo is very busy. The shop had a limited selection of goods - better than Namutoni though (which only had sparkling bottled water).

Note that on checking out, the reception radios one of the housekeeping staff to check that the room has been left in a good state before returning the deposit.

We expected there to be more information about where particular animals had been sighted and were surprised that this didn't exist.

We enjoyed our time at Okaukuejo, and saw a lot of interesting things on our self-driven game drives.

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Mr & Mrs Pel's fishing owl - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
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Much better than expected

Although we were told that this restcamp had been recently upgraded from a very basic standard and clearly had to pay considerably more for the privilege, the camp was much better than expected. In particular our waterhole chalet (W18) was perfectly located for the waterhole (only 50m away) and was immaculate.

We self-catered in the evening so as not to miss the activity at the waterhole but did take breakfast in the restaurant- plenty of choice (even for my wife (fresh not tinned fruit!) which was excellent. Checking in was a little tedious but checking out very quick with no need for an inventory check to collect my refund of the 500 Rand deposit.

Game viewing was excellent throughout with plenty of activity at many of the other waterholes we visited. Highlights at the Okakuejo waterhole were Black Rhino every night - 6 on one night - huge herds of elephant with tiny babies, massive numbers of zebra in the morning and a jackal kill right in front of us.

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Mr J & friends from Bristol
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

The upgrade has made a vast difference. It is now a pleasant place to stay within the park.

Service has improved and ther shop is much better stocked.

It is a good base to travel to view wildlife from, We stayed 3 nights.

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The Blue waxbills from Gloucester
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okaukuejo Restcamp Review

The camp is used as a base for self drive trips around Etosha and as such is fine. It is quite large and inevitably less personal but frankly Etosha is such a wonderful place that I would stay anywhere to see it.

The attraction for us at the camp was the waterhole which many animals visit each night. It seemed surreal to see seven rhino at one time, not to mention giraffe, many elephants, jackals, wart hogs, antelope and so on. Animal soup or what!

The fact the camp is actually in the park seems an advantage over what may be rather better camps, in terms of accommodation perhaps, that are outside the gates.

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The Pririt Batis from Kent
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

We stayed in a Bush Chalet and were very pleasantly surprised. Reception staff were warm and helpful, our chalet was very clean, well-equipped and spacious. The camp was all far better equipped, cleaner, friendlier and bettter organised than we had expected. Food (dinner and breakfast) was more ordinary (had the feel of mass catering, with food prepared some time in advance of it being put out), but perfectly acceptable, expecially for somewhere in that location.

Wonderful to be staying so close to the waterhole, and to the rest of Etosha.

Unlike some earlier guests, we found no problem with noise and numbers of other people - in fact the presence of other visitors who were as interested as were were in the game tended to add to game watching at the waterhole occasion rather than to spoil it.

We would firmly recommend Okaukuejo.

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Mr. D - Elegy
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

Waterhole viewing of wildlife was excellent. Rooms were very small and cramped (compared with all others we stayed in). Apparently the rooms are now half the size they used to be, 1 room split into 2. The only place to sit down in the rooms was on the bed, not enough room for a chair.

I throughly recommend staying in the Park if possible, to see the waterholes after dark is fantastic.

Staff at check in very abrupt and arrogant. Did not answer any questions, did not tell us we had to book for dinner, hence issues about getting a table for dinner later. School Dinners does sum up the food here.

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Mr B & Mrs C Flamingo
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

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Group of 4 from Oxford
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

Nice to be so close to the waterhole - loads of elephants.

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Ms M & Mr G from Surrey
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

The room was nice and clean. Fresh and looked new. The bonus was the room's close proxmity to the waterhole.

The waterhole was the highlight, especially with the animals coming in to drink water there in throughout day and night. It was so relaxing by having a glass of gin and tonic, chilling out by looking at all the animals. It was interesting to see their behavioural patterns and movements.

Was disappointed that we could only stay there one night instead of two nights.

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Mrs & Mr S - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent standard of uor accomodation at Okaukuejo. It was more than adequate. The only fustration was that it didn't have an outside area to sit to have a drink. The camp is also clean and well set out.The waterhole here is amazing, so much going on. It didn't seem to matter what time of day or night you visited, there was always something to see. We could not quite believe it when we strolled down after our evening meal to see four black rhino. A mother and her calf plus two males.

It is not as intimate hear as the lodges and the food is a hot buffet which was plentiful but quite expensive. Also it gets quite repetative if you stop for a while. Paying a deposit of 500 Namibian Dollars for return of the key seemed strange and unnecessary.

All in all I would rather stop here for the amazing water hole that outside of Etosha.

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