Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 420 travellers
Excellent
165
Good
194
Average
50
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 420 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 D & Ms E - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 27-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

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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Mr & Mrs G from London
Arrived on: 21-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Best camp in Etosha

We stayed in Premier Waterhole chalet 34 with a balcony with a great view over the waterhole, which we highly recommend.

We have stayed at Okaukuejo twice before and they've really got their act together compared to our previous visits, especially the food, which is vastly improved. Overall our expectations were exceeded.

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Ms B & Mr L - New South Wales
Arrived on: 21-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Okaukujejo premier water hole cabins

We were lucky enough to book a premier water hole cabin which sleeps 4 with our friends who were also travelling in Namibia at the same time as us. They had stayed at Okaukuejo twice before, and so knew that number 34 was the best place to be. They were absolutely right.

From the terrace you can see directly into the water hole, and we stayed up till midnight both nights we were there watching a progression of elephants, zebra, impala, rhinos and one night 2 lions come down to drink, as well as lots of birds. The food was adequate, and apparently had improved a lot in last 6 years, according to our friends. The 2 bedrooms were spacious and upstairs ensuite large. Sitting area small but not much time to sit around! Kettle and fridge provided.

Really must stay inside the park for a few days if you visit etosha as so good going out for early drive and coming back for breakfast at the camp.

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Mr F & Mrs B - Namibia in April
Arrived on: 8-May-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Enjoyed stay

Very clean and well run for a large busy establishment with excellent waterhole.

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Mr D & Mrs J. from Dudley
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Terrible
Terrible
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

Staff could not be bothered to even fetch a drink for you.

They didn't want to serve you in the shops
Every thing was too much effort
Good thing the petrol station accepted credit cards.
Would be better staying just outside the reserve.

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Ms T and Mr R from Bath
Arrived on: 16-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

Again a bigger tourist camp so less personalised but it worked well and the bush chalets were roomy and had excellent air con. Nice to have a pool.

The shop was not well stocked with food supplies so not easy to find food for the braie or even lunch!

The waterhole there was the highlight of the trip.

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Allison & Walker Party - Knanesborough
Arrived on: 24-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Okaukuejo Camp review

After two wonderful private lodges this camp seemed at first somewhat basic, the staff doing their jobs without the enthusiasm we had experienced to date. However the food was good, the waterhole provided excellent wildlife and it was in fact as good as any state- owned African lodges we had previously experienced.

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Mr P & Mrs A - new year in Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 8-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

A relatively large camp inside Etosha

We had been spoiled staying in small luxurious lodges in Caprivi and this is quite a large complex of individual bungalows, like a small town rather than a safari lodge, and caters for relatively large numbers of people. So the restaurant is a self-service buffet and the food, although good, was not to the "gourmet" standards of some of the more exclusive lodges.

Although we rated it "average", the quality of this camp was quite acceptable - just that "excellent" and "good" in Namibia really mean something that is exceptionally good by international standards.

Unfortunately the water hole for animals by the camp, one of our reasons for wanting to stay there, was completely devoid of any four-legged visitors in the evening perhaps because it was the rainy season when there are plenty of alternative water sources.

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Mr F and Mrs B from Preston
Arrived on: 28-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Etosha is green !!

We were surprised by the Main Camp here as we did not expect it to be as good as it was. The room was certainly satisfactory. Food was OK but nothing special however this did not detract from the stay there.

Plenty of water in Etosha so the animals were not visiting the known waterholes as much.

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Dr M & Mrs S - Namibia in November
Arrived on: 1-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo

This was not to our personal taste as it was relatively commercialised, large and busy. However, the area was fascinating and we enjoyed looking at the wildlife at the waterhole.

I think it needs to be emphasised a bit more that finding wildlife is definitely harder when the rains start. But we still enjoyed our stay and were lucky to see quite a lot of animals. The food was again a bit canteen like and too much choice.

We felt that the waterhole needed to be monitored at least some of the time as one person decided to throw stones at a sleeping black rhino to persuade it to move. We did not expect to see such behaviour in a place like that!

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