Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(83%) From 616 travellers
Excellent
230
Good
272
Average
94
Poor
18
Terrible
2
Below are independent comments from 616 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.
Mr C & Ms B from UK
Arrived on: 28-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Great Waterhole

The main attraction of this camp is the waterhole, which was still busy despite the recent rains in Etosha. Our waterhole chalet was modern but fairly cramped, but its position opposite the waterhole was good as we just had to walk a few yards to the seats around it. Watching several elephants and their calves bathing at 4.00am was magical!

The other advantage of the camp is that you can exit into Etosha at sunrise for an early morning game drive ( even though the deterioration in Etosha's roads in the last couple of years can make this uncomfortable). This is certainly the best time to see game.

The camp is large and can be noisy (especially from the campsite). The restaurant, although not cheap, provides reasonable food although its management is somewhat chaotic albeit the staff are very friendly.

One of the swimming pools was out of use and had not been drained and looked disgusting!

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Ms T. from London
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average

Basic and grubby

We didn't get on well with this place, we found it basic and filthy. On top of it one of us was sick here without having any of their food and drinking only bottled water (we think most likely from the dirty cups in the room).

As much as we loved Etosha and seeing the amazing wildlife, Okaukuejo accommodation was not pleasant. If I knew it would have been like this I would have opted to stay outside of Etosha in a private lodge instead.

Again I realise we might have been unlucky with room allocation, we had room 72.

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Expert Africa comments

We are sorry that these travellers did not enjoy their stay at Okaukuejo, and we were also very sorry to hear that they were unwell. We always explain to our travellers about what to expect at Okaukuejo in terms of quality of room, food and service, but do also flag up what a great waterhole there is here which often out-weights the negatives. Unfortunately, due to availability issues, we were unable to book an equivalently priced lodge outside the park for these travellers.

Mrs G & Mr S from Wollerau
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Terrible
Terrible
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

- Good position of waterhole bungalows but rooms are rather small
- We were not served in the restaurant at all (did not get any drinks!) nor was I able to only eat a soup for a reduced price (I had an upset stomach)

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Mrs G & Mr S from Wollerau
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

- Camping facility were surprisingly clean
- Enough space from one campsite to the next
- Staff at reception was unfriendly and rules are handled differently from person to person, i.e. we wanted to buy a permit for the whole stay in Etosha to reduce time for administration. But because we had to overnight outside the park on some nights (all restcamps were fully booked) people made a bit fuss out of it and we had to go back to reception every day for payment.
- Same applies for procedure with drones... police offers do ask about drones at Anderson's Gate, registration was needed and they sealed the drone suitcase while staff at Lindequist Gate was not interested at all and they did not even ask whether we are carrying a drone
- It was not made clear to us that we are allowed to bring meat inside the park but are not allowed to leave to park with meat even though it was vacuum-packed

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Mr A & Mrs K from Wilts
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average

Somewhat disappointing

Accommodation very tired. In need of repair and decoration. This is a large camp and very impersonal. If we did the trip again we would stay on private reserves outside Etosha and then drive in during the day. Meals are all buffet and resembled school dinners!

Only saving grace was the floodlit waterhole giving good sightings of elephant, giraffe and black rhino.

Of all the places we stayed this was the only one that really disappointed.

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Mr P & Mrs S from UK
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

I am afraid that the quality of food at Okaukuajo is somewhat disappointing and has gone downhill from the last time we visited. The choice has be greatly reduced, the presentation uninspiring and quality poor and at the price now being charged for a meal certainly does not represent value for money. There is no alternative choice so it's just grin and bear it but you won't starve.

The waterhole at Okaukuejo is always it's most outstanding feature and always worth a visit

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Mr& Mrs T from Poole
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okaukuejo Camp review

Rooms and restaurant adequate but not exciting. The waterhole was exceptional especially as we saw our first rhino in the wild.

The camp served its purpose as a base in the Etosha park with a very good floodlit waterhole.

No complaints.

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Mr A from Somerset
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

THE WATERHOLE AT OKAUKUEJO IS ITS MAIN ATTRACTION

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Mr & Mrs R from Aberdeen
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo great waterhole let down by camp.

The waterhole is the only draw of this camp. the number of animals and birds visiting was amazing. Three Rhinos each night was a highlight.

Our room was a bush chalet with a braii. The chalet was quite roomy and had all we required and everything worked but it lacked maintenance. We cooked our evening meals on the braii with food we bought on the way to the camp. We also brought all plates etc that you need for a barbecue as none supplied.

The chalet was fairly near the waterhole. we had a light lunch and a breakfast in the camp restaurant which were OK. The staff were fine if you treated them with respect which unfortunately not all guests did.

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Mr & Mrs Braddock from UK
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okaukuejo Camp review

Anybody going to Namibia for a holiday is going to go to Etosha and on an anti-clockwise overall trip they will arrive first here. This is quite a large camp with a good restaurant serving excellent food. Rooms are adequate and clean and spacious but the best bit is the Waterhole!!!!!!

Just sitting quietly around the hole during the day or when lit up at night you can see so much!!!! On our first night a pride of Lions caught a giraffe just outside the range of the light but the morning brought the spectacle of their capture with a number of feeding lions. We were also blessed with no less than 9 Rhinos at the hole the following evening. A magical place in itself but venture out into the park and you have a feast of wildlife sightings!!!!!!

Great camp to visit!!!

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