Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 511 travellers
Excellent
201
Good
232
Average
66
Poor
11
Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 511 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.
Family L - London
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Although a government camp, this one gets it right. The staff were great - when we wanted to BBQ they lent us plates and cutlery, since our cabin strangely didn't have these. The pools were lovely and the waterhole was magical.

The bush cabins were nicely decorated and comfortable with a lovely outdoor seating area/BBQ.

Game was concentrated around one or two waterholes as it was very dry but we saw two prides of lions.

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Miss M. from Margate
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The major plus point to Okaukuejo has to be the water hole - to be able to walk out of dinner and two mins away you're sitting watching elephants, giraffes and rhino at a water hole is priceless - the room was comfy, however the restaurant side of things was a little hectic.

The only downside though really were the staff who weren't as pleasant as we'd got used to - some could be a little abrupt, but then I guess they're dealing with much larger numbers than other places we'd stayed at

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Mrs J. from Bristol
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The high point of Okaukuejo camp is the waterhole, which is easily accessible from the rooms. We saw a large number of different animals including lions and it was wonderful to be able to go there at any time and just sit for a bit, particularly as it grew dark.

The camp is large and the restaurant and other facilities are a bit chaotic and slow because of this. The room was very large and comfortable and only minutes from the waterhole.

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Mr and Mrs P from Hampshire
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

the camp is superbly located & unparallelled with the floodlit water hole
saw 6 rhinos in 1 night & instantly in the park
if your looking for high go elsewhere but the rooms have air con & you can take breakfast before NP opens

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Bruce from Harrogate
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Average
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Busy Caravanserei

A busy oasis and one of the great crossroads of Nambia; also one of the main entry gates to Etosha

In spite of its business, this place is really successful and works well for all tourists. Excellent base for self drivers.

Good food and helpful staff, comfortable lodges and a famous water hole floodlight all night long. Well worth the two nights we spent there.

Good facilities including garage and post office but the shop is awful and really rather sad.

Credit cards worked well at all the NWS lodges.

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Mr R and Mrs N - Northern Ireland
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A pleasant stay at Okaukuejo

Three nights at Okaukuejo in a Bush Chalet turned out to be a pleasant experience. This NWR resort is sometimes criticised in terms of its staff and its food. We found the staff to be very courteous and efficient. The food was buffet style and of pleasing quality. It is important, however, to eat earlier than later in order to avoid big numbers and the choice at breakfast is perhaps more limited.

The Bush Chalet was excellent with the air conditioning good. We were able to park at our door. It was but a short walk to to the waterhole. The iconic waterhole was disappointing at times, there being virtually no animals ... at other times it was superb.

Okaukuejo has several excellent waterholes within reach and the potential bonus of night time viewing at the illuminated waterhole.

Overall, a pleasing stay ... but why is the shop not better stocked?

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Mr & Mrs S - East Sussex
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Accommodation good at Okaukuejo Camp

Accommodation is clean, beds comfortable, and our room was very near to the excellent waterhole.

Food was awful, exactly the same menu served as Dolomite. Soup and starters slow to be refilled. Tough meat, slimey veg, runny mashed potato, rice just above cold and probably a health hazard. Puddings were never refilled. In fact by this stage we just ate soup and roll and only paid for this.

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Mr R M - Nam trip with daughter
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

This is an acceptable place to spend a night while exploring central Etosha.

The camp's water hole is particularly nice. The food is excellent.

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Mr & Mrs G from Cambridge
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Service:
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Rhinos at Okaukuejo

Our de-luxe waterhole chalet was worth it! We could watch black rhino and elephants coming to drink at the water hole from our bed in the middle of the night! Chalet W33 is probably the only one from which such a good view is possible. The private balcony also gave an excellent view of the waterhole.

The camp was excellent and buffet style meals made it more enjoyable. Drinks are served by the waiters and having a friendly chat with them when you arrive seemed to speed up the service a lot.

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Mr & Mrs M from Kingsley
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We have been to this camp before so knew what to expect. However we had a much nicer room than last time comfortable and spacious and very close to the water hole which was the highlight of the stay. We were only there one night but were lucky enough when we went to the waterhole after dinner to see nine rhinos all at one time interacting with each other, really brilliant.

Only slight worry is there seems to be a lot of coaches now driving around Etosha and all the camps seem to have large parties in them.

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