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 F and party - Portugal
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Too many tourists

The Chalet was very good, spaciuos and confortable.It is a pitty that although we were in front of the waterhole we could hardly see it because of the trees (and it is more expensive !!!). Fortunately the waterhole itself was not crowded or noisy at this time of the year.

Okaukuejo is too busy with tourists. We have visited Namutoni which is nicer and much calmer.

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Mr & Mrs L from Berkshire
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Terrible
Terrible
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

We were not made to feel welcome on our arrival. The lady collecting the Permit Fees was very unhelpful and rude (their card machine was not working).

The room was nice as they have just been refurbished, but the resturant staff and service were abismal. They really need some customer care training - its such a contrast to the service and friendliness we found at all the other places we stayed.

Nice waterhole, a relaxing place to watch the animals after the chaotic resturant experience.

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Mr & Mrs G - Surrey
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

Very busy and seemed full but this did not detract from the experience. Camp is newly renovated and our waterhole chalet was very comfortable, well equipped and in a good position. However the room appeared cramped.

The waterhole, while not visible from the room, was close enough to carry your drink and provided day-long interest in late October. ON arrival we immediately saw springbok, zebra, giraffe, black-faced impala and jackal. It is also well lit at night with sodium lamps (set the white balance on your camera manually!) when we saw black and white rhino and elephant.

It is a very good base for visiting the best waterholes at the West end or Etosha. Gemsbokvlakte was really good where we saw a pride of lions holding the water while large herds of springbok, oryx and zebra waited to drink. Nearby a small pride of lionesses were sitting in the shade by the road. There were also plenty of birds, notably the Kori Bustard, red crested korhaan and giant eagle owl.

Unfortunately the service was very poor at reception and in the dining room but this did not spoil the lodge for us. Food was good buffet style and plentiful but must be paid for on the spot (cash or cards) and cannot be charged to your room.

Pools complex looked very good but we did not have time to use it!

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Mrs. F and Family - Horsley
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Brilliant Waterhole

We stayed here for the floodlit waterhole. and it was worth it. In the darkness we saw 2 Rhino, elephant, giraffe, and heard a male lion roaring in the distance which made our spines tingle.

We had no problems with the food, there was plenty, although not the same standard as other lodges we stayed at. A local school came and sang during dinner which was very good.

Our family chalet was large and comfortable although the concrete bathrooms did look rather strange, they worked fine.
I wouldn't want to stay here too long, but definitely worth at least one night for the waterhole.

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Mr & Mrs W - Chipstead
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

Same comments as for Halali, except that, notwithstanding otherwise good buffets, desserts were virtually non-existent. Odd!

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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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