Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
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.
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.
Very clean and well run for a large busy establishment with excellent waterhole.Read more about the whole safari
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.
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.
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.Read more about the whole safari
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.
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.
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!
Reception switched our room to W10, one of the four best round the waterhole. This year was lion year, saw many but no kills.
The room was kept immaculate by our room girl. Take away breakfasts were always ready on time so we could get into the park when the gate opened. Enjoyed evening meals. Little shop had everything we needed.