Namutoni Camp

Reviews of Namutoni Camp

Good(84%) From 65 travellers
Excellent
25
Good
31
Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 65 of our travellers who have visited Namutoni Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr. T & Ms. M - West Molesey
Arrived on: 16-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Namutoni Camp review

Still find the parking and baggage transfer a little strange but the accommodation is fine. Main disappointment is the restaurant, not much choice on an 'a la carte' arrangement in the evenings.

The ability to drive around this part of Etosha is the big plus, the pan had large numbers of flamingo and although Chudop waterhole was disappointing this time Tsumcore more than made up for it. Several hyena were sitting in the water when a huge herd of elephant appeared (over 50).Prior to this several giraffe and warthogs. Did see a couple of lion in the side track Klein Namatoni just lazing as they do.

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Mr P, Mrs A and master W - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Namutoni Camp review

We were very surprised by how nice the accomodation at Namutoni was. The room was beautifully decorated with artworks, dark wood furniture, airconditioning, sunken bath, double basins, double showers, outside shower, fridge. It was also very quiet, with all cars being parked away from the rooms. Food was provided in the fort, a buffet, which was plentiful and interesting. Service is rather hit and miss - tables were slow to be cleared.

A negative was that there was no water in camp on our first night - so there were lots of dusty grubby people around. It returned for a short spell in the morning. The staff knew but were not telling people on check in - annoying for people who only found out when they climbed into the shower, and I witnessed a man being told he could have no refund or compensation.

There weren't many animals at the waterhole, but so much to be seen outside the camp.

The credit card machines weren't working either, but park staff said I could delay paying the park fees until Halali or Okakuejo if I wanted, which was helpful.

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Mr G & Mrs C - London
Arrived on: 3-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Namutoni Camp review

The rooms are light and spacious, with their own terrace and whilst it doesnt have the same variety of game as at Okakuejo, the lodge's location in an old German fort makes up for it.

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Dr D & Mrs V - Nottingham
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Renovated since our last visit but showing lack of general maintenance: wooden walkway had number of loose planks and bathroom taps were coming away from wall.

Food did not live up to setting of restaurant court - had to complain about toughness of meat; vegetables again overcooked.

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Mr & Mrs S - East Sussex
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Namutoni Camp review

The rooms are large and modern although the outside is a bit enclosed.

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Expert Africa comments

For more detailed comments, these travellers have created a great travelogue of their experience, which can be viewed here and there’s a gallery of great pictures here.

Ms N & Mr S - Bristol
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
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Food:
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Organised Chaos

The title of this review refers to our check in. We were warned by Expert Africa that Namutoni camp doesn't understand the concept of half board. They weren't kidding! After about 30 minutes and many photocopies of invoices they finally told us to go and sort it out with the restaurant direct. Fortunately the restaurant managed to sort it out and we had no further problems.

The room was nice and clean with an absolutely huge bath which we made good use of. The food was much better than at Okaukuejo and the staff more friendly. The waterhole was a bit disappointing after the one at Okaukuejo, but it was good to be in the less used end of Etosha during the weekend, and the animal sightings in the park itself were excellent.

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Drs from Brisbane, Queensland
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Pretty location, Great staff

We stayed in Namutoni for one night in a bush chalet to allow us to explore the Eastern end of Etosha. We had not stayed here before. Our room was beautifully decorated, and very comfortable. We had numerous banded mongooses outside our room, which was lovely. However, the best thing about the accommodation was that it had one of the most impressive shower and bathing facilities we have seen anywhere (we were definitely a bit dusty by this point in our trip)!

On this occasion we found the food at Namutoni was not the best, but it was certainly adequate. However, the camp had a relaxed, pleasant atmosphere and very pretty, peaceful surroundings. We felt that the shops were much better stocked that those in Halali and Okaukuejo, but perhaps this was because the camp seemed so much quieter. Without exception, all of the staff we met at Namutoni were friendly, polite, and helpful - this applied equally to the bar, restaurant, shops, reception, porters, and even the man at the petrol station!

We left with a very good impression.

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6 from Whangarei, New Zealand
Arrived on: 18-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good location inside Etosha NP

Good location for game viewing, on edge of Etosha pan. Our rooms were stunning and very spacious, more like a top class hotel. No mosquito nets, but screens on doors and spray provided. Rooms quite a distance from the tower and restaurant area. Layout very spread out.

Food ok, but more like boarding school style across a servery. Management and staff just doing their job, but not exceeding the mark.

Some of our best game viewing was done in relatively close proximity to this camp. Good idea to check the log book for recent game sightings.

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Mr C & Mrs K - Leicestershire
Arrived on: 28-Jan-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Namutoni Camp review

Another very good lodge. With similar facilities to the previous. (electrical and fridge)

They did not provide mosquito nets but they did provide insecticide spray and repellant. We had great sightings of birds and elephant on the way through the park (and other animals).

We had a sighting of warthog with babies in the lodge area on the second evening. There were also mongoose.

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Mr M & Mr C - Switzerland
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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