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Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

646 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Okaukuejo Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in May-2018, 55 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Okaukuejo Camp.
Lion

75% success

Leopard

5% success

Cheetah

14% success

Giraffe

98% success

Oryx

96% success

Zebra

94% success

Elephant

94% success

Wildebeest

91% success

Black Rhino

87% success

Spotted Hyena

50% success

Eland

40% success

White Rhino

27% success

Roan antelope

21% success

Sable antelope

18% success

Brown Hyena

18% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

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Duration
Arrival date
Mrs CH
Wimbledon

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

1 night Arrived 23 Mar 2022
"Functional chalet and convenient camp for staying in the centre of Etosha.

No frills but useful." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Activities:
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Sightings Report

Giraffe

10 sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Oryx

10 sightings

White Rhino

3 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr K & Mrs N
UK

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 19 Mar 2022
"We have stayed here a number of times before and always found the bush chalets to be clean and relatively comfortable. This remains the case.

The main reason for coming here has always been the amazing water hole, visited by elephants and rhinos which made the average service received you generally receive here, worth putting up with. However, all aspects (apart from the rooms) of the camp have deteriorated. The service was far worse than during previous stays (waiting staff were dis-interested at best, those cleaning the chalets leaving doors wide open even though they were no longer in the vicinity and even though we had told them they did. not need to service the room).

In addition, the food was not good - limited menu as at the other camps (understandable) but poorer quality and much higher prices than at the other camps for exactly the same food. Breakfast was slightly better than at Namutoni. Animals were sparse in this area which didn’t balance out the issues of the service and food - we appreciate that animal sightings are never guaranteed so this is effectively normally the bonus, but without them, it is difficult to overlook the issues.

The shop had very limited stock (and again was charging more than at the other camps for exactly the same items green ice creams N$4 each more at Okaukuejo than Namutoni, similarly cans of soda N$2 extra each). Many local people were visiting and having brought their own food, were able to by-pass at least the food / service issues. As international visitors and not having access to anything other than the park shop, this was not an option for us.

We would seriously consider whether to stay outside the gate in future when visiting this area of the park." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Poor

Location:
Good
Service:
Poor
Activities:
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Poor
Facilities:
Poor
Sightings Report

Giraffe

3 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs M
Chiswick

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

1 night Arrived 10 Mar 2022
"Quite basic camp laid out like barracks!

Waterhole outside our door but rather redundant as we arrived in a thunderstorm !" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Average
Service:
Average
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Sightings Report

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr P
New Jersey

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 8 Oct 2021
"While the facilities were adequate (it was particularly nice to have AC in the hot October afternoons), the real draw here is the animals, of which there were so many. Our first night we went on a after-dark drive and saw hyenas and jackels ripping apart a springbok. The next day we saw lionesses lounging under a tree after killing a zebra. But maybe the greatest feature is the watering hole which is lit so that you can watch the animals at night, including elephants, giraffes, and rhinos.

The recommendation to pay in cash was ill-advised, as there was no problem with using credit and there was also no ATM on site. Fortunately we did not run out, and we were able to get our deposit back in cash. Cash was required for petrol however." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

1 sighting

Brown Hyena

1 sighting

Eland

10 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Lion

2 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Roan antelope

1 sighting

Sable antelope

1 sighting

Spotted Hyena

2 sightings

White Rhino

7 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr R.
Paia, Hawaii

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

1 night Arrived 27 Sep 2021
"Next time I will stay outside of the park . the couch was so stained , I didn't want to sit on it even fully clothed - the shower had mildew embedded in the concrete - the so called lodge was more like a hotel in Disney Land - Water hole was elbow to elbow during the day . Upside - I saw my first wild Rinos , at night - they were very active , splashing around - Three of them put their heads together for some time , and then they decided to walk into the light ,on the near side of the pond , one by one ,like models on a runway !!" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 3n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Mrs A.
MA, USA

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

1 night Arrived 15 Aug 2021
"Convenient lodge with a floodlit waterhole. The family chalet was big and clean.

Waterhole was a little slow when we stayed there, but few animals did stop by.

Enjoyed our night at the lodge!" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

8 sightings

Brown Hyena

1 sighting

Eland

10 sightings

Elephant

4 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Lion

3 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Roan antelope

10 sightings

Sable antelope

4 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Ms C
Montana

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 5 Aug 2021
"We spent two nights at Okaukuejo Camp, and had a wonderful time driving through Etosha and seeing incredible wildlife and birds. Highlights included a mother rhinoceros and a baby at a water hole in the daytime, amazing numbers of many antelope species, elephants, giraffes. I would have liked at least one more night here.

The waterhole at Oaukuejo was the best part of the camp. In the late afternoon, a long line of elephants would appear in the distance, our of the haze, and single file come to the waterhole. I loved watching them first drink, and then get in the water and play. Watching how giraffes drink was fun too.

The waterhole is illuminated, and the highlight of night observations were the rhinos. At one point there were 6 individuals there.

Birding at Etosha is fantastic. Secretary bird was a highlight.

The one downside was the food. There is only one dining room. I played safe with chicken both nights, and it was fine if not up to the standard of Waterberg or Onguma. But one of my companions had lamb, and it was actually very tough inedible mutton. She couldn't even cut it with her knife.

On the other hand, breakfast was quite good, and the meals were inexpensive." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 8n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

8 sightings

Cheetah

1 sighting

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs E
Montana

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 5 Aug 2021
"The park has definitely been impacted by the pandemic of the past year and a half. Services were somewhat limited, particularly in the general store, shelves were almost bare and in the curio shop. This was not a problem for us but I wondered about those that were camping and might have needed supplies. Overall, the staff was very helpful, making a real effort to make visitors feel welcome.

Of course, the waterhole at the camp was a fabulous focal point. And wildlife viewing throughout the park was plentiful." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 8n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

3 sightings

Cheetah

1 sighting

Elephant

4 sightings

Giraffe

6 sightings

Oryx

3 sightings

Spotted Hyena

2 sightings

Wildebeest

4 sightings

Zebra

4 sightings

Mr & Mrs W
RSA

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 6 Jul 2021
"As this is the main camp it's quite spacious and attractively built, with the restaurant, pools and offices close by. The chalets are spacious and shabby, just as in Halali. We enjoyed the space and coffee making option. We also enjoyed the restaurant for coffee, meals while using wifi.

The water hole is right in the camp and very popular.

Meals were again average." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Elephant

5 sightings

Giraffe

6 sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Oryx

10 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr A & Ms M
USA

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

1 night Arrived 26 Nov 2020
"Premier waterhole chalet is totally worth the high price. We had low expectations given their reputation but were pleasantly surprised." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
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83%
646 reviews of Okaukuejo Camp by travellers since August 2007
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