Reviews of Namutoni Camp
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Namutoni Camp review
A great location with a very active waterhole and close to some of the best waterholes in Etosha, Namutoni is a great setting for seeing the animlas and birds and scenery but the rooms are very basi, while fitting the standard for al the national parks. the rooms had clearly been designed ambitiously, with plenty of room, but the bathroom desing is a bit too front and center for most room sharers.
the maintenance of plumbing, electricity and furnishings is also strained. The facilities are disappointing as we expected the old fort to be impressive, Instead it is run down and mostly shut off to any exploring.
The generators are shut off for 2 hours in the afternoon, making AC nonexistent in the worst heat of the day (42C at times we were there). But even worse, it means the shop has to process every transaction by hand during those hours so a long line rapidly forms for guests trying to buy ice creams and soda from rapidly warming and understocked coolers.
great water hole
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Namutoni Camp review
location excellent saw both rhino & lions at nearby camp namutoni
the wildlife around waterholes was superb & access to eastern side of etosha was great
air con in rooms a major bonus
Namutomi Camp slightly better
Can report that the staff here were happy, appeared to work as a team and certainly went out of their way to help you in the restaurant.
Room: these have been revamped since our last visit. Our room was large, clean and the beds comfy.
Food: This was somewhat better than the rest, starters were refilled quickly and although it was the same menu, i.e. mixed veg, mashed potatoes, rice, they were of far better quality than the other NWL camps in Etosha.
Waterhole: small with few animals.
Namutoni ok for a single night
Stayed for one night.
Camp busy and watehole experience not too good with a number of thoughtless trippers.
New chalets at Namutoni are excellent
The revamp of the camp has delivered good results, our bush chalet was excellent - spacious, clean, comfortable and very well equipped - even including a hair drier, sunken bath and outside shower with plenty of hot water.
The dining and bar area is very attractive and comfortable with friendly, helpful staff (our waitress Heleni was particularly friendly) and the food choice and quality was very good. The reception staff were also very helpful making contact with Bidvest when we had a puncture.
Walkways around the chalet area were well lit although getting broken where cars are driving over them. The fort tower was open and gave good views and sunset but the remainder of the viewing platform remains closed because of its condition.
The water hole is non-existent although with a covered viewing area.
Hyena at dusk
It would have been helpful if someone had explained to us that the restaurant had moved since our last visit as we wandered around on the dark for a while before finding it.
A geat improvement with the paths concreted so now there are no loose boards and it is much quieter walking to the waterhole which was as quiet and empty as ever.
Some good game viewing at waterholes at this end of the park - often on our own as fewer people around.
The room was lovely however maintenance poor - one shower head badly corroded - it wouldn't take much to either replace or remove it.
Gorgeous room. Where's the Bathroom door?
This open layout room was beautiful...but I really wanted a door to the toilet. I love the designer's work that does these rooms at NWR places. I liked our room but was not crazy about the hike required to go to the water hole, to reception, to eat dinner or breakfast.
The waterhole here is not as good as Okaukeujo or Halali but we managed to get what I think will be stunning elephant drinking shots at sunset. Just lucky. The waterholes seems overgrown to me. It limits what you can see.
The raised walkways needed maintenance. IN the US this would never be acceptable. People might fall thru those broken boards.
Close Encounter of the hyena kind
Drive to Namatoni very slow and uncomfortabe - road in very poor state
Clean, spacious room, well decorated, bathroom excellent
Stars amazing, waterhole elephants very close so some good close ups
Had a close encoun-ter with an hyena at a waterhole-we sat and watched him for maybe 30/40 minutes-we were the only people around -felt very priveledged
Namutoni Camp review
lovely location in the east of the park. room had been upgraded and was excellent. very spacious. food ok but limited in choice as at last camp. went on a night drive which we enjoyed. shops were better than at the other two camps.Read more about the whole safari