Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 522 travellers
Excellent
203
Good
237
Average
69
Poor
12
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 522 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.
Ms Q & Mr B - Minneapolis
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

As the largest camp in Etosha, Okaukeujo suffers a bit from unruly crowds and busloads of fly by tourists.

The staff is competent and friendly but are limited by the size of the operation and rudimentary resources. The dining room has food very similar to all the other camps in the park but the size of the operation means the service is a bit less thoughtful or thorough. the rooms were on par with the ones at Halali, in standards and comfort, but a little less clean and well maintained. Power was more spotty here then in the other camps but outages were short lived.

They did have a lack of petrol in the station ofr at least 5 days and counting by the time we left which was creating tensions throughout the camp as some people could not leave while others had booked their rooms. The staff clearly has nothing to do with this problem and i am sure arranging petrol delivery is done at a much higher level then anyone actually in the camp but the staff in the camp were stoically taking the brunt of a lot of angry visitors.

The waterhole is probably the least scenic of the 4 rest camps, but it was always very productive in wildlife sitings, with many groups of elephants frolicking in the spring feeding the waterhole everyday. The social weaver nests in the trees at the viewing area were worth the visit in themselves.

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Mr H - Michigan
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

great water hole

busy and no gas!

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Mr & Mrs G - Huntingdon
Arrived on: 20-Jan-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Surprising good

After the poor experience at Dolomite Camp, my expectations were low but I was pleasantly surprised.

The room was spacious and comfortable, the staff were friendly, the food was ok and the waterhole was beautiful.

It was quiet when we were there but could be less pleasant if it was full as there are lots of rooms.

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M and M of Auckland
Arrived on: 9-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

After the high standards set by the previous three camps this was a let down. The rooms were in poor repair as was most of the camp.

We had mice living in our thatched roof which management were aware of but had not resolved, and our son got locked in our room as the door handle broke.

The staff were ambivalent and the food not value for money comparative to the earlier camps. The only plus was being in Etosha National park which was amazing. We would not recommend Okaukuejo Camp as a place to stay.

The camp could have a lot going for it if it was better maintained and staffed. Looks like it needs money thrown at it!

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Mr C & Ms B - Terrace Bay
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Great waterhole at Okaukuejo

Our bush chalet was very close to the excellent floodlit waterhole where we enjoyed seeing rhino and elephant at night as well as many other animals during the day. The accommodation was perfectly adequate and more spacious and better appointed than we remembered from our visit of 3 years ago with convenient car parking and a nice outside seating area.

The food was also very reasonable for such a large camp, and the staff were friendly and helpful although the service in the restaurant seemed a little haphazard

We went on the night drive, and although many of the animals decided not to show themselves that night, being driven around the bush with a starry sky and the occasional flash of lightning in the distance was still a worthwhile and enjoyable experience,

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Mr. & Mrs. H - Woodbridge
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo- ideal base for the park

Our room was well equipped and comfortable - very close to the waterhole.
The buffet restaurant was fine and service much improved compared to our last visit.

Time spent at the waterhole is a real highlight of the trip.

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buckets
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor

Okaukuejo Camp review

First night at dinner was chaos. No management control whatsoever. It would appear that people from the nearby campsite had decided to eat in the restaurant and nobody vetted them As this was a buffet style dinner, the campers ate themselves stupid and took food away with them - assume for their friends?

There were too few staff. We were left alone with no service. We had to make a fuss to get a drink. We were then charged for food that we did not have. Dreadful experience.

Water Hole was excellent viewing for animals - no complaints.

Second night at dinner, we ate much earlier (1830hrs) - much better service. Food OK.

Would not want to return to this lodge if given a choice.

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Mrs S. from Brentford
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

Having access at any time to viewing the waterhole was brilliant....on one occasion we watched a group of black rhinos, and later a single white rhino, drinking and bathing there. Our drives around Etosha were memorable, both for the wildlife and also the harshness of the parched landscape.

Chalets fairly basic and functional but ok, good air conditioning (recently installed).

The restaurant was as shambolic as the one at Twylfontein, and the food only poor to average - the worst food of our whole trip. The lighting was inadequate and again we had to lay our own tables. At breakfast the floor was covered with litter and food from the previous night's dinner.

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Family L - London
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okaukuejo Camp review

Although a government camp, this one gets it right. The staff were great - when we wanted to BBQ they lent us plates and cutlery, since our cabin strangely didn't have these. The pools were lovely and the waterhole was magical.

The bush cabins were nicely decorated and comfortable with a lovely outdoor seating area/BBQ.

Game was concentrated around one or two waterholes as it was very dry but we saw two prides of lions.

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Ms V & Mr C - Belgium
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp - camping in Etosha

The location of Okaukuejo Camp is ofcourse excellent.

The waterhole at the edge of the camp is a great attraction. We spend multiple hours at the waterhole on the day of our arrival, just sitting there and watch the animals pass by. We had a chalet room, which was good. It had all required facilities including A/C.

The food at the restaurant is a buffet both for lunch and dinner, but the quality is rather average and the service is insufficient.

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