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Namutoni Camp
Namutoni Camp
Namutoni Camp
Namutoni Camp

Reviews of Namutoni Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

82 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Namutoni Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Sep-2018, 7 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Namutoni Camp.
Lion

60% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

40% success

Giraffe

100% success

Oryx

100% success

Wildebeest

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Elephant

86% success

Eland

50% success

White Rhino

40% success

Black Rhino

25% success

Brown Hyena

20% success

Spotted Hyena

20% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

Showing 11-20 of 82
Duration
Arrival date
Dr & Mrs S
France

"Namutoni Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 22 Nov 2017
"This was our third visit to Namutoni.

We stayed in a Bush Chalet and this was very comfortable and also much more convenient now that one can park next to the chalet.

This is by far the best of the three original camps in Etosha." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia; 8n in Zimbabwe; 1n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Mrs & Mr W
Dorset

"Quite a pleasant experience...."

2 nights Arrived 18 Nov 2017
".....Well, we had just come from Okaukuejo! Suddenly, the bedroom was twice the size and pleasantly decorated. There was a feeling of space and comfort (even if the maintenance dept had plenty to do) There were open lawns, and the restaurant was airy and the menu a la carte. There was still a fixation with ticking reservation lists, but it was a pleasure to get table service and some freshly cooked food. We enjoyed our 2 nights here.

We had some good drives from here, especially northward. I suppose it all depends on where has had some rain, but we saw ridiculous collections of giraffe (30 at one time), cheetah, some lion, plenty of elephants, eland, and then all the main culprits." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia; 4n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Dr M.
Loughborough

"Fort abandoned"

2 nights Arrived 12 Sep 2017
"Sadly while you can still enter the German built fort, it is being slowly refurbished and thus all the shops, bars and cafes were closed save for one deserted curio shop.

Namutoni is well positioned to see a good number of permanent waterhole." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Family V
Belgium

"Namutoni Camp review"

1 night Arrived 15 Jul 2017
"We had great expectations but were somewhat disappointed. Staff was disinterested, (unnecessary) queues at the reception, morning drive for next day fully booked (not a problem as we had our own car, but in general not nice if you have only one day).

Room/cabins although very nice inside, had only a cramped little outside terrace and no view at all. Restaurant as well as food were disappointing.

The fort itself is abandoned except for a little souvenir shop in the corner: no bar or restaurant in sight contrary to what was advertised.

Next time better to take a nice lodge outside the park, which wouldn't cost more, even if that means getting up earlier 'cause you're not allowed in the park until after sunrise." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Mr M
Chatteris

"Namutoni Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 24 Jun 2017
"The Lodge water-hole was non-existent - there were reeds in the water which may be useful for bird watchers in the summer.

The nearest good water-hole was Klein Namutoni and we found the best plan was to go there and watch in the evenings until 7 minutes before the Namutoni gates closed and then dash back!" See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Average
Service:
Good
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
Ms Q & Mr B
USA

"Namutoni Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 20 Oct 2016
"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." See all these reviews: 27n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Poor
Mr H
Michigan

"great water hole"

2 nights Arrived 20 Oct 2016
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs P
Waterloovi

"Namutoni Camp review"

1 night Arrived 18 Oct 2016
"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" See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs S
E Sussex

"Namutomi Camp slightly better"

2 nights Arrived 4 Oct 2016
"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." See all these reviews: 27n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Mr M
Cambridge

"Namutoni ok for a single night"

1 night Arrived 22 Aug 2016
"Stayed for one night.

Camp busy and watehole experience not too good with a number of thoughtless trippers." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
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82 reviews of Namutoni Camp by travellers since August 2007
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