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Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

704 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, 111 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Okaukuejo Camp.
Lion

71% success

Leopard

6% success

Cheetah

19% success

Giraffe

99% success

Zebra

96% success

Oryx

96% success

Elephant

95% success

Wildebeest

94% success

Black Rhino

90% success

Spotted Hyena

59% success

Eland

44% success

White Rhino

36% success

Brown Hyena

23% success

Roan antelope

19% success

Sable antelope

15% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Showing 1-10 of 704
Duration
Arrival date
Mr & Mrs B
Wiltshire

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 26 May 2024
"Our Bush Chalet (no. 91) was well located, being a short walk to both the waterhole and the restaurant.

It was very dated as we’d expected , but very clean with a good bed and bedding, efficient AC and instant hot water in the bathroom.
No safe for our valuables. We could park just outside the chalet.

Dinner in the camp restaurant was below average - a la carte with limited choices but sadly the vegetables were cold on both occasions we dined here.
Breakfast was better - buffet style with an egg station and a fairly good choice. We had one lunch which was OK.

The on-site floodlit waterhole was brilliant, at early morning, late evening and even in mid-afternoon.
Definitely worth putting up with dated rooms and below par food for this stunning waterhole.

A great location within the park for our game drives to so many different waterholes and fabulous game viewing." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

Black Rhino

1 sighting

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Oryx

3 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

White Rhino

2 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

namibia
sue

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 11 May 2024
"As many people suggest, the main reason for visiting Okaukuejo is to visit the waterhole. This is a 'must' experience and the opportunity to walk over to it at any time of the day or night is unrivalled.

The accommodation is basic and surprisingly expensive. However the bed was comfortable with mosquito nets provided. The aircon worked. The bathroom is very basic and we didnt ever manage to get hot water for the 2 nights we were there. Tea and coffee facilities are offered and a fridge is provided.

The restaurant is okay and the outside seating area quite attractive. Service is a bit slow and the staff a bit hit and miss. Dinner which is included was fine. Breakfast which is self service is pretty basic. Hot food offered or basic cereals, feeble fruit salad and basic yoghurt.

There are two smallish pools onsite with a few outside sunbeds. The onsite shop is very well stocked but the staff there a quite indifferent.

Bottom line is we would go there again because access to the waterhole is so unique." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

Black Rhino

Multiple sightings

Eland

5 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

5 sightings

Oryx

3 sightings

Wildebeest

5 sightings

Zebra

6 sightings

A & J
UK

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 12 Mar 2024
"pretty much as described, clean, comfortable, adequate although a little tired accomodation.

Restaurant was adequate and village store with basic supplies.

The location within the park helped us maximise our enjoyment of Etosha." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Service:
Good
Sightings Report

Eland

10 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Ms R
N. Yorkshire

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

1 night Arrived 18 Jan 2024
"Illuminated waterhole is outstanding - great to be able to sit for hours morning and evening just watching wildlife come and go - especially the 6 adult and 3 young rhino.

Definitely felt like the camp itself relies on the waterhole and knows people will come for that regardless of facilities! Room was clean-ish with rusty, broken fly-screens, but large and nice to have the fridge and seating area.

Pool was quite murky/ milky - heard several people commenting on this. Food was average. Definitely nice to be there when it was low-season as it would have seemed very busy with more people.

Amazing to see how different the area is coming across from the east, and how it varies within a few kms." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

Brown Hyena

1 sighting

Giraffe

5 sightings

Oryx

Multiple sightings

White Rhino

9 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mrs & Mrs A
London

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

1 night Arrived 2 Dec 2023
"Good budget accommodation.

We were able to see a good range of wildlife at the watering hole." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Black Rhino

Multiple sightings

Brown Hyena

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Lion

1 sighting

White Rhino

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr and Mrs M
Scotland

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 15 Nov 2023
"Having stayed here 18 years ago I had low expectations on both accommodation and food.

However the accommodation (waterhole chalet) was fine (only a few seconds from the waterhole) and the food was actually okay.

What hadn't changed was that some, but not all, of the staff appear disinterested in providing any sort of normal guest interaction. Particularly noticeable at check-in.

However the reason for coming back here didn't disappoint. The waterhole, particularly at night is amazing with sightings of 8 giraffes at once, multiple black rhinos including babies and loads of elephants, springboks etc. A stay of at least one night here is a MUST if visiting Etosha" See all these reviews: 23n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

Black Rhino

Multiple sightings

Brown Hyena

Multiple sightings

Cheetah

1 sighting

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

JD
Harrogate

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 14 Nov 2023
"We have stayed at Okaukuejo on a number of occasions so we knew what to expect.

The staff were a bit more friendly than previous visits but still room for improvement. We stayed in a Bush Chalet but the chairs and sofa are really dirty and need new covers. The overall look of the chalet is tired and in need of refurbishment which can be said of the whole camp.

The only reason for staying here is the waterhole which is world renowned and it didn't disappoint.

The restaurant is now waiter service rather than buffet and there is not enough staff for the volume of visitors. They are only offering a very limited menu (3 main courses) and for the quality it is very over-priced.

There was a power cut on our first night so no electricity and water but we were left 2 large bottles of water outside the room in the evening. This also affected the credit card machine (but there is always a problem with this) so a lot of people were very unhappy. Next day breakfast was quite chaotic due to the power cut. The staff tried their best but everyone was very frustrated. NWR need to get their act together and start investing in their properties otherwise people will not return even for the waterhole." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Poor

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

Black Rhino

6 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

8 sightings

Lion

2 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

3 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

PCF
UK

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 11 Nov 2023
"We returned here for the second part of our Etosha trip and again stayed in a premier waterside chalet - we weren't disappointed as so many animals come here to entertain you.

There are numerous waterholes that you are able to drive too from here, and the abundance was amazing (mid November), we even saw an African wild cat - that was a first for us.

Had a very close encounter with an Eland that ran out in front of the car - they are huge!!!

Really loved every moment and as previously said some staff are excellent and others need more training, but all in all we can't complain on any aspect of this camp and the sightings we had.

If it's wildlife viewing you want - this is a camp I would highly recommend - if its luxury you want then maybe this camp isn't for you." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Black Rhino

7 sightings

Eland

8 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Lion

3 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mrs L.
London

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 10 Nov 2023
"The waterhole here is incredible - even saw an African rock python next to me in a tree!

Check in is chaotic and rooms are basic, but can’t beat the location" See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

Black Rhino

Multiple sightings

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

1 sighting

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr N
United Kingdom

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 9 Nov 2023
"The waterhole was very nice. However, the hotel itself was not great.

We had the premier waterhole chalet. We were woken up in the middle of the night by a bat on the first night, and the same happened again on the second night, even after we asked the hotel to clear the room. The hotel then suggested it was our fault for leaving the door open during the day, something we had never done (but which all their cleaning staff do).

There was probably simply a family of bats in the thatched roof - bats like thatched roof and I suspect the hotel hadnt cleaned it. Generally, the hotel rooms were not very clean with dust, cobwebs and other signs of dirt." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Poor

Location:
Good
Service:
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Poor
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704 reviews of Okaukuejo Camp by travellers since August 2007
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