Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 419 travellers
Excellent
164
Good
194
Average
50
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 419 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 D & Mrs G - St Albans
Arrived on: 3-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We had a Bush Chalet, which was very good with lots of room and a little living room and kitchen area. We were also quite near the waterhole, where we saw LOTS of animals - lots of zebra and antelope during the day, and elephant & rhino at night.

The animals were of course the highlight and the camp is excellently placed for that.

The restaurant is slightly school-dinner style. It was all buffet style, which is difficult when there's around 100 people in there, and it was hard to get a waiter's attention for drinks etc.

For the location it was excellent.

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Mr & Mrs S - Leicestershire
Arrived on: 2-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

The bush-chalet accommodation was better than we had anticipated and certainly more than just functional. Slight downside was the amount of 'hard' surfacing everywhere compared to Halali where the bush-chalets are much more informal in a natural, bush/scrub setting. We only used the restaurant for breakfast which was of a good standard. Both evenings we used the BBQ cooking meat ( frozen) which we bought at the 'Tourist shop'. Very limited choice of vegetables or fruit but its amazing how many different salads can be concocted from one large white cabbage with a bit of imagination!

BBQing was a nice change after being fully catered for elsewhere. However, Okaukuejo does have a serious problem with jackals roaming the site scavenging for food. They are certainly not timid and one even jumped up onto our BBQ while it was alight. We felt it was potentially an accident waiting to happen insofar as the possibility of someone (particulary a child) being bitten. The floodlit waterholei s obviously brilliant for viewing game although it does have a somewhat unnatural unreal feel to it with such a large human audience but, on balance, still a definite plus point.

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Mr. & Mrs. W - Langley, Canada
Arrived on: 31-May-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
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Okaukuejo is a Must for Self Drives in Etosha

The lighted water hole at Okaukuejo provides exceptional game viewing and makes the overall experience rate as excellent.

The renovated waterhole chalets are comfortable, if a bit small, and are an improvement over the very tired accommodations experienced on our previous two visits. We were unaware that self-catering was no longer available (something return clients need to know as we had planned to do our own lunches and dinners) and that the only restaurant on site (now the only choice for meals) has reduced its buffet selections offered at dinner.

For people doing self-drives in Etosha, Okaukuejo is an absolute must! On one night's viewing we saw 5 white rhino and 7 black rhino sharing the water hole at the same time.

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Honeymooners from Surrey
Arrived on: 16-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Good
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Great waterhole and access to Etosha

We were delighted to see 3 rhino, 4 elephants and 2 lions at the waterhole on our first night!! (But it would have been even better without the mobile phones of other guests)

It was a bit of a shock to be around so many people, it seemed very noisy by comparison to everywhere else we stayed (particularly in the restaurant and by the waterhole).

The location is undoubtably the best thing about this camp

The shop was understocked and v.overpriced.

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Miss. M and Mr. M - Co. Down
Arrived on: 15-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Good
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We loved Etosha and our waterhole chalet was more than comfortable.

The number of people is a surprise after the tranquility of the previous lodges and the quality and choice of food obviously suffers because of the crowds that are being catered for!

The flood lit waterhole was fantastic and is a must for evening viewing!

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Mr & Mrs K from Bury
Arrived on: 26-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
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Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Restcamp review

Everything about this camp was wonderful. The roomswere excellent and as they are positioned around a floodlit waterhole there is always something to watch.

We were very lucky whilst we were there we saw elephants, rhinos, zebra, jackals, many many birds including african eagle owls and that was without leaving the camp.

What can one say about Etosha? It was everything we hoped it would be and with a lot of effort ,as the grasses were long making spotting difficult, we saw everything we came to see and a great deal more.

The only downside to this camp is the restaurant which is pretty basic but there is a choice so you can usually find something to eat but it would be better if you could just pay for what you ate rather than one price for all.

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Mr & Mrs Falcon - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 9-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Okaukuejo Restcamp review

Okaukuejo was probably the best value for money of the entire trip. The waterhole is outstanding, the rooms were very well appointed and whilst the restaurant is large, busy, noisey and distinctly lacking in atmosphere, the food was excellent.

We really regretted spending only one night there.

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Mr & Mrs B - Kent
Arrived on: 16-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
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Okaukuejo Restcamp review

As Namutoni , the Okaukuejo accommodation had been completely upgraded in certain areas . The chalet near the waterhole was good ,but even after only a year was showing signs of wear and tear.

The dining was a bit like canteen style , a rolling buffet , so it was vital to avoid the crowds as this was a much busier camp than Namutoni. We ate late both lunch and dinner and found that after the initial crowds had died down , the standard was satisfactory /good , but don't get too excited.

The main draw has always been the waterhole , but the recent heavy rains had made it redundant which was a shame , but on the plus side it made the waterhole area very quiet during the evening and night, so that there was not the constant noise if you did want to get to bed early as previous visits.

As at Namutoni ,the authorities had closed several roads , but there was still plenty to see and so much just by the car. The 500 dollar deposit was no problem , returned promptly when checking out. The staff generally were fine

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Mr G & Mrs M - Portugal
Arrived on: 24-Jan-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Magical waterhole at Okaukuejo Restcamp

Beautiful new rooms in the waterhole chalets, very well appointed with probably the most comfortable beds on the entire trip.

Food is excellent quality in the self service dining room with fresh steaks grilled to your liking. Very good value also.

There had been a lot of rain and we appreciate this is not the best time of year to see game in Etosha and the waterhole was not very active. However it is a magical experience at night when it is floodlit.

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Mrs M - Helensborough
Arrived on: 1-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Contenders for the "Jobsworth" award

This camp has, obviously been refurbished. The accommodation clean and comfortable but who forgot to put any hooks or shelves in the bathroom?

The facilities were good, the food was good but, oh dear! where did they find their staff? If they had any training at all it was to remember that "the guests are there for your benefit, not the other way round".

There were lots of people 'hanging around' but a broken glass by the waterhole was still there 24 hours later and seats which had been moved into a circle were not tidied until guests were compelled to drag them on their own.

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