Namutoni Camp

Reviews of Namutoni Camp

Good(84%) From 63 travellers
Excellent
24
Good
31
Average
6
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 63 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 & Mrs B - Kent
Arrived on: 15-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Namutoni Restcamp review

Much improved accommodation since our last visit in 2002. The bush chalet concept was excellent. The old style barrack type rooms are still there but look as though they have been refurbished as well.

No problems with the all inclusive concept of meals , although not as good as some of the private lodges with d'hote menu was quite acceptable . The Camp was quite empty so the service was fine.

Due to heavy rains the park was flooded in certain areas and some roads had been shut by the park authorities. This did stop not some good sightings LIon Hyena, Eland especially around the Chudop waterhole area. The Fischers pan drive was great for Zebra, Giraffe , Wildebeest, Warthog, Gemsbok. No elephants as they had all gone north.

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Mrs B from Hampshire
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Namutoni Restcamp review

Lovely new room very nice decor, but I must say I would prefer some sort of door on the loo,( it was only behind a concrete wall down2 steps) Actually this arose in one or 2 places we stayed in.it made the experiece rather public
Helpful pleasant staff

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Mrs F - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Namutoni Restcamp review

lovely camp, wonderful to sit in the courtyard to have meals.

Poor general store, but it looks as if shops are being reorganised

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Mr P & Mrs E - Eastbourne
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Namutoni Restcamp review

Excellent all round, with helpful friendly and efficient service
We did not use their activities, as we drove ourselves

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Mr I & Mrs J - East Sussex
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Namutoni Restcamp review

Water hole not as good as Okakujo. Courtyard of old fort an excellent setting for restaurant.

The new bungalow we were allocated was excellent.

The resort manager introduced himself and it is clear that the Namibian government is making a real effort to maintain high standards at the rest camps.

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Mr. H - Chester
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Great stay at the "Fort"

Reception staff better than other Etosha camps but accommodation was almost luxury and quite a pleasant surprise.

Food was from a la carte menu and with waitress service was of far better standard that other Etosha camps. Waterhole fine and gives very close experience to animals. Some very good waterholes nearby too and if you are carefull you should see pelicans and flamingo on the pan.

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Mr. & Mrs. F - Co. Cork, Ireland
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Elephant camp

Saff need to be more organised and more welcoming (smiles are free) the accomodation was excellent and we had great viewings of Elephants and other game from nearby waterholes.

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Dr & Mrs. S from Northants
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Terrible
Terrible

Etosha`s great . Shame about the restcamp

The new rooms are at first sight very good with modern furniture and state of the art bathrooms. There were three showers a bath and two washbasins but not a drop of hot water.

The rooms become quite claustrophobic after a while as they are fenced in on both sides by 8ft high palings.

There appear to be two restaurants, a Grill and an African Fusion Bistro. However it became apparent that there was one menu and one kitchen serving the same food in each.

The shops were poor with very surly staff. The grocery store was practically empty and could not be relied upon for picnics, barbecues or stamps. We were very pleased that we had stocked up in the nearest town.

The staff at the main gate and in the office were very offhand and not at all concerned about the water situation. The only smiles we got were from the willing waiters and waitresses.

Overall immpression ; you are here so take it or leave it. Having said that Etosha`s waterholes were as good as ever and we saw lots of game all day everywhere.

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Mr D & Mrs L - Cumbria
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
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ecellent place and area to explore by car.

Lvely area to see all the wild animals and easy to explore by car.

Eating outside in the old fort is a lovely experience, table service and good choice set menu and price.

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Mr S & Ms J from Cymau, Wales
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Namutoni Restcamp review

Of the 2 Ethosha restcamps we stayed at (Okaukuejo being the other) we much preferred Namutoni. The water-hole doesn't have the big game that Okaukuejo attracts, but it was a more intimate setting, and gave the opportunity to observe other birds and animals.

The rooms were of an excellent standard, including indoor and outdoors showers. Meals, taken inside the fort, were served at your table, with a couple of choices for each course. There are several excellent water-holes within 10 minutes of the restcamp, giving you the chance to be at them straight after sun-rise, and to linger to the last possible moment in the evening.

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