Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 382 travellers
Excellent
143
Good
185
Average
44
Poor
9
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 382 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. L - Bristol
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Loads of animals at Okaukuejo

Very pleasantly surprised at accommodation - much better than we had expected at a rest camp. However, we found the staff unhelpful, service in the restaurant very slow and chaotic to the extent that we made sandwiches in our room on the second night!

Even the petrol attendant found it difficult to raise himself up to serve us. But we were here to see the animals, which we did in abundance. Fantastic. Brilliant waterhole.

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Mr & Mrs M - Ascot
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Restcamp review

The room location by the waterhole is excellent but again the food is OK but no more.

However you come to Etosha for the game and now the accommodation has been sorted it is very good

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Mrs Barn owl
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

The gateway to Etosha

My first impressions of Okaukuejo Restcamp was of how busy and large it was. It took us ages to book in and to find our accommodation. It wasn't that clearly marked.

The restaurant was good and the sandwich bar during the day was great value.The accommodation was clean and comfortable and being able to walk to the waterhole, day or night, and sitting there with a drink was memorable.

The deposit for your room key was $500 or your passport/driving licence and you could not book out until someone had checked that your accommodation was complete and in one piece. So allow some extra time when you leave. This applies to all the camps in Etosha

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Mr & Mrs B from Beds
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

OK accom newly decorated & refurbished

Waterhole bungalow newly decorated & all equip new. Office for checking in a bit formal although if you were friendly and polite all was ok.

Disliked having to wait for accom to be checked before departure although appreciate with new equip etc this would stop damage & pilfering. Very little in shop for supplies. Waterhole bungalow had no braai or cooking facilities so made to use restaurant although not too much of a problem.

Much preferred the old camp more authentic although can understand them wishing to become more upmarket.

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Dr African Crake
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2007 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

Big camp but new bungalows were small but adequate. Aircon a blessing ! Food was surprisingly good since catering was for the masses. Being 20 meters away from the waterhole was fantastic

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Mr. Pix
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Big game waterhole

It was very exciting to see so many animals at both the on site waterhole and driving around the area.

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Mr. B - N Yorks
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

nice camp

camp good . waterhole fscinating

newly refurbished huts good but a bit small

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Mr H - Bucks
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Great view of waterhole at Okaukuejo

Rooms were new and modern with tasteful African decor but again kitchen ill-equipped - almost as if they required you to eat in restaurant.
Waterhole excellent - good viewing of variety of game

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Mr. & Mrs. Bourne farm
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Wildlife on your doorstep in National Parlk

Government run campsite inside Etosha National Park undergoing renovation on our visit. Stayed in newly refurbished (semi detached) rondavel (well soundproofed) within sight of waterhole. Stylish walk in shower and 4 poster bed with mosquito net. Deposit required on arrival of 500N$, returned once chambermaid had checked room before departure. Kettle and fridge.

Supper and breakfast taken inside giant tent as restaurant still being built. On site mini supermarket caters for campers, next to small tourist shop and post office.

Despite size of site, everyone conscious of need for quiet at waterhole and we saw large groups of elephants, zebra, warthogs, giraffe, wildebeest and oryx and a mother and baby rhino. Total petrol station on site. Large pool (very cold). Needed torch to find way back to room after dinner.

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Mr DS - Surrey
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Brilliant waterhole - best we found

We were very close to the waterhole, which was great! Lots of activity there (pity we missed the lion brothers!) Only problem was the camp, like the others in Etosha, is being re-furbished, so it looked a bit 'unfinished' and the restauarant was temporarily housed in a large marquee, very chaotic! The buffet was a bit of a scrum!

Discount for vegetarians if you only want the salad bar, but you have to make a point of it.

Didn't find the service all that friendly - could have done with more staff really.

We weren't expecting to have to pay a N$500 deposit on the contents of our room - that wasn't really a problem, but I did make it clear that there were two less towels in our room than it claimed in the printed itinerary. Just in case!

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