Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 419 travellers
Excellent
164
Good
194
Average
50
Poor
10
Terrible
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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.
Family H - Namibia, Bots and Vic Falls trip
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
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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
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good

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
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Excellent
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Good
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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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Mr & Mrs D - Bristol
Arrived on: 20-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Rooms:
Good
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Food:
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Best water hole in Etosha

The accommodation was comfortable and warm. Staff were friendly and helpful.The food was much better than we were expecting from reading other reviews. It was also well served. The maintain attraction was the water hole which could be reached on foot from our lodge. It is very well designed and a large number of people could be accommodated without difficulty. The animals did not disappoint. On the very first evening 35 elephants came down to drink. On the second night we saw 7 rhinos. Springboks, zebras and jackals were part of the supporting cast.

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Mr R & Mrs E - anniversary and birthday trip
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Okaukuejo Camp Review

We had been told this camp might be a little 'touristy' and perhaps below the standard we had so far experienced. It was indeed busy but the buffet style food was excellent, the staff helpful and friendly. Although the room was within a complex with no view, it was clean and of a good standard. No complaints.

The floodlit waterhole was a novelty and a treat. One evening we saw eight black rhino at the water's edge alongside a large herd of elephant (35+).

An excellent base for visiting central waterholes and the salt pan.

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Taylor family holiday - a month in Namibia
Arrived on: 13-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Again for a public camp in the National Park we found it to be well run, clean and organised. The chalet was more basic than the one at Halali but still had all that was required. The restaurant here was lovely and again the range of food on offer was extensive. The buffet style set up is good as you can chosse what to eat, so no problem for vegetarians.

The waterhole at Okaukuejo was so much nicer than the one at Halai. There are seats and a viewing platform spread over a large area and people don't have to climb past you for a view. It seemed so much more civilised! The lighting was good as well and we saw so many elephants and Rhino's, it was amazing. You could sit out here all night if you desired.

All in all another perfectly pleasant place to stay in a good location in the park.

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Mr & Mrs V - Coleraine
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Convenient location for self drive in Etosha

Excellent wildlife viewing at the waterhole. The food was good and the chalet was functional and clean.

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Mr & Mrs O from Chester
Arrived on: 28-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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The waterhole camp at Okaukuejo

Yes a large camp

We could only book two separate rooms for our two night stay and staff were most unhelpful about moving from one to the other. We asked that perhaps the new room could be made available as soon as possible but they were not in the least accommodating. We were made to be "homeless" from 10 am until 2 pm - unnecessarilly we thought.

Food was poor and waiters totally useless

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Mr D & Ms E - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 27-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Average
Average
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Poor
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Booking confusion

Wonderful location in Etosha but the accommodation is only average and the buffet food in the evening was quite poor.

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