Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 404 travellers
Excellent
156
Good
189
Average
48
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 404 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.
The H family from Farnham
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Average
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Excellent location for eastern Etosha and the floodlit waterhole was great fun. Our rooms were large, clean and good quality. The restaurant is OK but tends to run out of food! The shop is dreadful, poorly stocked and missing most of the products you want. Most rooms have BBQ facilities but the shop does not stock enough to have a BBQ! If possible bring in fuel and food for BBQ, alternatively visit the restaurant and arrange for them to provide food and salad for a charge.

Waterholes round the camp were very productive. We saw 11 lions, elephant black and white rhino and much more. Get up at dawn to try and find the lion! Worth visiting due to location, but not the same quality as some lodges.

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Ms T & Mr C - San Francisco
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Very dated room. Definitely one of NWR's in-the-park lodging that traveller have no other choice but putting up with it. The rooms are minimally equipped, with unattractive concrete tables and countertops.

But it is very very close to the waterhole!

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Mr D & Ms F - London
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Terrible
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Food:
Poor
Poor
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Go for the waterhole

We were going to Okaukuejo for the waterhole and did not have high expectations for the camp itself.

We saw many animals (Rhinos, elephants...) so stopping there is a must at least one night. The camp was slightly above our expectations i.e. the room was clean and the swimming pool area ok, however, it is much less authentic than most lodges in Namibia.

The food is not great and the overall service/management is not a very pleasant experience (not helpful at all).

The night drive was an exceptional experience.

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Mr & Mrs R from Bristol
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Food:
Good
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Wonderful waterhole.

We had a Bush Chalet that was right across the road from the entrance to the waterhole! Couldn't have been better!

Very comfortable room with everything we needed including a fridge.

Two unbelievable evenings round the waterhole, with 43 Elephants on the first night and Black Rhino on both nights!

Impressed with the quality of the food after reading some reviews!

Wonderful drives round Etosha.

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Mrs KP & Mr P - Dorset
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Average
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Average
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Horrible - except for the waterhole, which was first class, so long as the people around it kept quiet.

We asked for a room with a braii - which we got but it must have been the smallest outside area on the entire camp. It felt as though everyone in the camp walked past us and there was absolutely no privacy.

Reception was overcrowded and bad tempered and the restaurant was characterised by waiters fighting over each others' table settings.

The shop had NO fresh food and a sullen, unhelpful checkout girl who went as slowly as humanly possible.

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Mr A and Dr H - Berkshire
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
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Food:
Good
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We were pleasantly surprised by Okaukuejo. This was definitely the busiest place we stayed and the service was a lot less personal - it was the only place in Namibia where we weren't asked how we were as part of the initial greeting. In spite of this we enjoyed our time there and life around the camp's waterhole was spectacular: we saw large herds of elephants, rhinos, brown and striped hyena and many other animals during our two evenings there.

The large canteen style restaurant was remarkably efficient at serving reasonable quality food to large numbers of guests. Although the meals didn't match the quality of those served by the private camps we visited, they were better than we had been led to expect.

We stayed at Okaukuejo because of the waterholes that surround it and the wildlife they attract. They didn't disappoint. The number of waterholes meant that nowhere was really crowded and we found that if we were willing to wait, good viewing spots soon became available.

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Ms. V family trip - Namibia holiday
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Great experience at Okaukuejo

Due to a mistake in our reservation, we were upgraded to a Premier Waterhole Chalet. The style and design were remarkable - just completely perfect. It was amazing to be so close to the waterhole and to have rhinos, elephants etc just outside our window.

Food was very good too and the staff in the restaurant very lovely. Grumpy staff in the tourist centre who were reluctant to answer questions.

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Mr & Mrs M - Newbridge
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Having read a variety of reviews we were not sure what to expect. However we were pleasantly surprised

Our accommodation was good, service was fine although not comparable to the private lodges. However the location and accessibility to the park more than makes up for that. We saw so many Incredible things - the waterhole was constantly changing and we were rarely troubled by noise. Even at lunchtime you could find 20 elephants enjoying a drink.

We had no hassle with service having been forewarned by expertafrica about things such as key deposit. Would not hesitate to visit again

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Dr E & Family - South Yorkshire
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Our 'hut' could not have been in a more perfect setting ie directly in front of waterhole and great layout ie room for children down stairs and then double bed upstairs. if you have young children, you may be concerned re them going up and coming down the stairs alone, as the one side of the stairs was open.

The food was very ample and table service efficient. The food perhaps could have been lovingly prepared ie vegetables all over cooked but a minor point.

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Mr F and family - Belgium
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
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Facilities:
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Have the right expectations!

A lot is already written about 'the government run' Okuakuejo We had some reservations but it turned out a lot better than expected.

The family chalet was very spacious and clean, and distant enough from the other chalets to guarantee privacy.

The restaurant is buffet style, not to compare with what you get at private camps or at Dolomite, but if you don't expect this the food is alright. Service was good and friendly!

Maybe we had too much expectations on the waterhole on the other hand, because this was a slight disappointment! We saw black rhino hanging around the whole evening but except for some impala and zebra not that much more! It's all about the expectations!

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