Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 534 travellers
Excellent
207
Good
242
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 534 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
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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
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great water hole

busy and no gas!

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Mr B from London
Arrived on: 8-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

There did not seem to be a systematic procedure to replace lightbulbs/repair fittings but they did respond promptly when defects were pointed out. The food on the second night was a bit of a disaster as it ran out!

The swimming pool was very nice.

Because of the time of year that we went, there was so much water in the park that there were almost no sightings of animals at the waterhole. However we did see plenty of animals and birds in the park including 3 good sightings of lions and good sightings of bustards, plovers, lapwings and thick knees

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Mrs S. from Surrey
Arrived on: 7-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great waterhole chalet

We had a great waterhole chalet which was very comfortable.

The first night the waterhole was visited by a large herd of zebra & then , after dark, a large herd of springbok. Sadly overnight it rained - the second night no animals came !

Our first night was Friday - the restaurant was absolute chaos - absolutely packed - long queues & running out of stuff. To be fair, they are re-vamping the inside restaurant at the moment so it may be better when that is finished - but it may just be better not to arrive on a Friday (Saturday was fairly quiet by comparison).

We drove westwards from the lodge & saw a great many animals - I have never seen so many zebra - mile after mile of them - brilliant !

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Kathy from Tucson, AZ
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Location, location, location. Rooms were OK, though a bit small. Food was buffet style, of varying quality. Some good, some not so good. Often overcooked. Service was marginal. But that's not what really matters. It is the middle of Etosha Park. It has a great waterhole right at the lodge, with excellent viewing opportunities, including lit-up at night. Many animal viewing opportunties while driving around the nearby area. That's what really counts.

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Mrs F. from London
Arrived on: 4-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Pleasant, clean but inimaginative chalets. Excellent barbecue for all guests.

Lovely views over waterhole with lots of zebra activity;.

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B&A from Warwickshire
Arrived on: 31-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Everything that a Game Lodge should be: compares favourably with most similar places in South Africa, particularly Kruger and Hluhluwe. Good self-catering facilities but we had to ask for crockery and cutlery, no real problem.

The game itself was well distributed. Large herds of bok but few elephant. Few cats (only Lion).

Roads quite good: our Renault Duster was perfect. Good air-con and slept well!

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A&A from Portland
Arrived on: 24-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp

Okakuejo is a great location because it's within Etosha Park.

We had little contact with the staff because our private guide took care of everything.

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Mr J. from Luanda
Arrived on: 21-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Toilet shower water going to floor
No Internet
Few maps

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Mrs & Mr C-J - British Columbia
Arrived on: 15-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

This Government run Camp exceeded our expectations in facilities, and food services. It was so convenient to have access to Petrol, the Post Office, two stores, a water hole and Park Information. Although the food was Buffet Style there was excellent choices, it was fresh, they provided "while you wait" breakfast eggs and dinner BBQ, and the service was quick. The room was basic but clean with AC. The camp grounds were clean and well maintained.

At Reception we would have appreciated being asked for our Park Fees along with our Accommodation information so we wouldn't have had to make a second trip to cover this.

We would have liked to see a sign within the walls of the camp directing us to the correct exit for Galton Gate where we were headed.

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