Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 425 travellers
Excellent
167
Good
197
Average
50
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 425 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.
Mrs S. from Maldon
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We loved the location of the camp and spent hours watching the waterhole - certainly better than TV!

However the check in took a long time and the assistant not terribly helpful. The cabin was comfortable and the problem with lights was sorted out soon after we pointed it out. We were also impressed by the privacy we were afforded in spite of the size of the camp.

However the food was poor. The selection mediocre and they were constantly running out of things. When I asked whether more bread was coming out I was asked 'Why, do you want some'. Many staff standing around chatting and no sense of personal service or pride in their job that we had experienced everywhere else that we stayed.

The game drive we went on was OK but merely took us to a nearby waterhole and was really rather disappointing. We know that there are no guarantees with wild animals but felt that he could have shown more enthusiasm and we weren't even given water despite being out for 3 hours.

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Dr J & Ms G - the best of Namibia
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
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Good
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Rooms:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

This was at first a bit of a disappointment, though we got used to it. One couldn’t fault anything exactly, but it was impersonal and the whole place had the feel of being government-run. For example, there was a wonderful chef at Okakeujo who made the most delicious breakfast omelettes to order, but entirely unsmilingly (even after a friendly greeting – the complete opposite of staff in the previous places who appeared to love their jobs!).

The camp shops sold frozen meat and tinned vegetables and unappetizing chocolate, but little from which one could put together a picnic lunch.

It did occur to me at the time that it might be an idea to recommend people to stay at the lodges outside the park (such as Mushara Bush Camp) and enter the park daily, but then we discovered the floodlit water-holes which were fantastic (we saw several rhino and a leopard, but only at night) so I can now see why people might prefer to stay there. Nevertheless it’s worth a mention.

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Mr and Mrs C - East Sussex
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The room (chalet) was excellent and very comfortable. The food (lunch and dinner) was poor although breakfast was fine - one doesn't visit Okaukuejo Camp for fine dining!

The water hole is the main attraction and certainly lived up to all our expectations, particularly after dinner when there was great interaction between elephant and rhino and the sighting of a leopard creeping away.

The staff were very good and friendly.

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The E family - Bath
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Service:
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Okaukuejo Camp

Fantastic room next to water hole with lots of wildlife. Good centre to watch wildlife. Buffet style food rather mixed.

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Family S from Leeds
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Excellent waterhole viewing

The plus points are; excellent game viewing-self drive or with driver and also the waterhole at night. The buffet food was good too and the restaurant service was very friendly and helpful.

The minus points were; very big and the Okaukuejo waterhole viewing was with so many other people it felt very touristy but again that said, the amount of animals we saw was super. We booked an afternoon safari and had to wait over an hour and when we questioned if it was going to happen and if not, could we change to the following day as soon it would be dark (supposed to be 3 hours long and by now 3.30) the woman on reception who we had paid was very rude.

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The B Family - Surrey
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Water hole is astonishing

The brilliance of the water hole will make you forget everything else.

Accommodation is perfectly adequate and comfortable. People are very friendly.

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Family H - Namibia, Bots and Vic Falls trip
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Accommodation, in a premier waterhole chalet, was very good. It meant we could see a lot of activity from our upstairs terrace and nip across to the barrier when we wished, very easily.

The restaurant (self service apart from drinks), was just ok but that wasn't a surprise, as we had been told beforehand. The camp is very large, with lots of different types of accommodation and camping. But it's the best place to stay for seeing the waterhole activity.

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Mr K & Mrs N - kayaking in Namibia
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

As with Halali, the rooms here were very good (slightly better than In Halali, more recently refurbished). We stayed in a Bush Chalet which had a small sitting area with kitchen sink and fridge, large bedroom, modern shower room. The facilities in the camp were also overall very good with a well stocked shop, helpful staff across the camp, clean pool area, good restaurant.

The restaurant staff in particular gave very good service with the chef coming to speak with customers at each meal service to check everything was OK. The jewel in the crown here though is the waterhole with herds of elephants visiting on each of the two days we were here plus rhino, lion, giraffe and many herds of ungulates.

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Ms A - Australia
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Okakuejo -once again for us !!

I have stayed here many times and it does not ever disappoint. We had a self catering family chalet for 3 nights and then 2 Bush chalets on night 4 which was fine. We had enough food for our 4th. night and as it was not set up for self catering the kitchen lent us plates ,utensils and would not hesitate to do this again.

The waterhole is wonderful with a fabulous lot of animals visiting particularly in the evening.It is a big camp and I must say it is amazingly quiet for the number housed there. I guess a lot of people go to bed early to be out early on their game drives.We self drove which is always satisfying.

The accommodation was clean and when we had to change chalets they made our new chalet priority cleaning so that we could move early. I would not like to stay in the more upmarket waterfront chalets as they have too much foot traffic past them and I find the appearance of the camping area ,bleak.

It is a quite basic camp but I will definitely go back again and probably again. The staff at reception were great and I saw some appalling behaviour from some guests and the staff were calm and polite.

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Mr & Mrs P - Sydney
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Having stayed here before there were no surprises, great place to stay and well appointed, and equipped for self catering in the family chalet.

this is a great holiday place ,clean, tidy and full of activity, pool lovely and of course the waterhole never lets yoiu down, we will return!! shop adequate and office girls very helpful.

Even though it was busy with school holiday campers etc it was not truly crowded. excellent

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