Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
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.
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 fantasticRead more about the whole safari
Big game waterhole
It was very exciting to see so many animals at both the on site waterhole and driving around the area.Read more about the whole safari
camp good . waterhole fscinating
newly refurbished huts good but a bit small
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
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.
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!
FANTASTIC WATER HOLE!
VERY WELL ORGANISED, AND RUN WITH MILITARY PRECISION! tHE NEW BUILDINGS WERE WELL DONE.
WE WERE 50 YARDS FROM THE WATER HOLE WHICH MEANT THAT THE KIDS COULD POP THERE BY THEMSELVES.
THERE WAS ALWAYS ANIMALS AT THE WATERHOLE. tHE EVENINGS WERE TOTALLY MAGICAL-SO MANY ANIMALS, ESPECIALLY ELEPHANTS.
WE FELT THAT BBQ TOOLS SHOULD HAE BEEN AVAILABLE, AND ALSO CUTLERY. We were glad to have stocked up in the Outjo supermarket because the shop had very limited stock for self catering.
On arrival we felt a little disappointed, as this was not quite of the standard we had had up until then, especially as when we went to check in, we were told that we were not on the computer and they could not accommodate us. However, after a couple of 'phone calls to Expert Africa in Windhoek, and perhaps a closer look at the computer the matter was resolved.
Gradually we gained a better understanding of what the camp was all about, and found it to be quite good.
Our bungalows in relation to the waterhole were brilliant. The dining room was undergoing refurbishment at the time and meals were served in a marquee, which everything considered was quite good.
It will good when it's finished
The location of the waterhole and the opportunity to view animals at close quarters more than compensated for the amenities of the restcamp.
A major construction programme is nearing completion and we sure this will make a huge difference.
Our accommodation was very good but the 'meals in the marquee' left a lot to be desired. Our bungalow has a fridge and sink and if the on site food store had contained a better supply of provisions we would have been happy to look after ourselves.
That said Etosha is a wonderful place and the chance to see hundreds of animals at all times of the day was something we shall never forget.