Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(83%) From 639 travellers
Excellent
236
Good
283
Average
99
Poor
19
Terrible
2
Below are independent comments from 639 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.
safari lovers from UK
Arrived on: 22-Mar-2020 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Return visit after 34 years.

We booked a premium waterhole chalet for its location - being able to watch the floodlit waterhole during the night from our balcony/bed. It is ideal for this, although in fact it was very quiet both nights. The chalet is a large two story building with one bedroom upstairs looking onto balcony and waterhole. Big ensuite shower and loo. Downstairs is second bedroom with ensuite shower. Staircase is totally open and doesn't have a bannister for the first few steps so is not suitable for young children.

It is worth noting that these chalets are not self catering in anyway . They have a fridge, kettle, couple of wine glasses and coffee cups. No utensils. We had mistakingly thought they were so had brought some provisions. The camp shop was very poorly stocked but this may have been more to do with the effects of the impending Covid restrictions.

You can self cater/ braai at the other accommodation types away from the waterhole.

Camp has three nice pools and large restaurant set around it. Meals are all buffet style with good choice and quality. Our chalet booking included breakfast. Staff on the whole were pleasant and helpful. Although they sell WIFI vouchers it rarely worked.

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Mr & Mrs SH from Seattle
Arrived on: 17-Dec-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
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Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

Good location. Good waterhole viewing. Go out at night. Good wildlife nearby with lots or waterholes to visit, animals, birds.

The camp itself is adequate and the rooms conform table.

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Mr & Mrs B from Witney
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
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Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okaukuejo Review

Given the information we had read we found that the room was better than expected. The bush chalet was clean and comfortable with a reasonable sized bedroom. The lounge area was small, but given the fact that you have the waterhole to sit by, then who needs to sit in a lounge!

Check in and out was quick and easy and staff friendly and helpful. We arrived when the power was down, and rather than keep us waiting to pay our park entry fees, they were quick to tell us to continue to our accommodation in Halali and pay our park entry 4 days later when we returned to Okaukuejo.

The restaurant food was better than expected with nice fresh grilled game steaks to order. Little choice of food in the shop, so unless you bring your own food and equipment a braai is not possible even though the room had a braai and good sized picnic table outside. Buffet style was good, as service was a little slow. In respect of this, we did not try paying by card in the restaurant or shop. Majority of staff were helpful and friendly, and those that weren't soon responded if you were friendly towards them!

At the time the wildlife was abundant in this region and also at the waterhole. For example, one night we saw 9 black rhino simultaneously at the Okaukuejo waterhole (logged as one sighting), and at another waterhole close by, 50 ostrich amongst a variety of other wildlife.

We did self-drive, and therefore, did not make use of the activities on offer.

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Mr & Mrs L from BC Canada
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp

We appreciated the two air conditioners in the suite. The inventory that was supposed to be in the room was missing, we managed to sort this with no difficulty.
The dinner was not good at all, so bad that we bought wine, crackers and cheese for our second night.The service in the restaurant was chaotic.
We went to the camp's waterhole 3 or 4 times but saw no animals there.
We did see animals while driving in the park - but not a rhinoceros (no rhinoceros in Namibia or Botswana, our bad luck)

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Mr LeenP from Lewes
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

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see previous rating

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Mr LeenP from Lewes
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Terrible
Terrible

too busy place with great water hole

Camp really not attractive because continuing stream of vehicles and visitors. Too busy to be comfortable for anyone.

Catering facilies were really awful, chaotic and lack of choice re food. Deposit at arrival purely symbolic, as no one checks cabin at departure. one of the best water holes directly bordering the camp.for one night of the stay but better to have visited for the day rather than stayed, didnt compensate for rest of negative experiences.

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Mr & Mrs L from Surrey
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Etosha camp.

Being booked into a premier waterhole room was excellent - we had great views of the waterhole and our room was very comfortable.

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Mr K from Channel Islands
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okaukuejo Camp review

This is all about the waterhole and being in the middle of one of the great wildlife locations.

The rooms were very clean and practical and you can walk to a waterhole 24 hours of the day and have great wildlife sightings what isn't there to like.

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Mr J & Ms D from UK
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

Improved considerably since we were last there in 2013 especially the pool and dining area.

Elephant and rhino sitings in the waterhole and nearby in Etosha were the highlight. Might be a good idea to give future clients the choice of where to stay there with the different room types and prices as we were a long way from the waterhole in what could have been a noisy location.

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Expert Africa comments

Okaukuejo is an incredibly popular accommodation due to its location, and thus can get fully booked a year in advance. Unfortunately, there was very limited availability when we came to book and this was the only room type with any availability. Wherever possible, Expert Africa will always opt for the better rooms categories and also discuss the room options with our travellers. We are sorry that we were unable to get one of the nicer rooms for these travellers.

Mr L from Leicestershire
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Good

Rooms basic but Ok.

Good waterhole visit here.

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