Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(85%) From 493 travellers
Excellent
196
Good
226
Average
59
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 493 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.
Ms A - Australia
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp

The decline continues with the running of the Etosha Camps.
Africa. We had the family chalets so we were isolated from the perils of the dining room by our self catering . Breakfast only taken there and it is fairly forgettable. No one can muck up cereal but if you don,t eat eggs of some kind you are marooned . The staff were surly ,almost to the point of unpleasant. The camp shop is poorly stocked and again the staff appeared disinterested .The chalets are fairly well equipped for self catering . There are now no Laundry facilities . The shop and the dining room are so poorly lit that one cannot read labels on articles like hot water ,coffee etc.Reception staff were approachable and helpful..

BUT it is all about the animals which were totally magnificent both at the waterhole and on our drives. Thank heaven this aspect of Etosha is not run by the Parks board as it would be catastrophic !!! Southern Africa is in the grip of a disastrous drought with NO rain in 2016 and there were very few guests staying with many empty cottages .Will say more to Maruska.

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Mr and Mrs E. from London
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We were lucky to stay in the Premier Waterhole Chalet for one night - and it was probably the highlight of our holiday. We were in Chalet 34 which was probably the best one as it was very close to the waterhole with unobstructed views. The chalet was very clean and a lot more luxirious than we expected! We only used one of the two bedrooms but it would be very good value for four people. It was great watching the animals come to the waterhole whilst relaxing on our balcony and also seeing them in the middle of the night whilst lying in bed! There were loads of animals including elephants, rhinos, giraffes and zebra.

The camp itself is basic, we did not have dinner there but breakfast was OK. Would definitely return for longer - it is a great base to explore the surrounding Etosha National Park. You do need to book the activities before you arrive as we could not get on the night safari as it was fully booked.

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Mr M. from Cambridge
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Okaukuejo camp was comfortable

Pools and restaurant very good, waterhole spectacular views of game but very busy with visitors.

Okondeka and Newbrownii are fantastic places to view game

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Ms R and Mr M from York
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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We had a premier chalet close to the waterhole here. Though the view of the waterhole was a bit limited, we enjoyed the terrace and we made the most of our proximity to the waterhole in spending time there in the evening.

The wildlife we saw there was fantastic; after one rather quiet half hour, twenty or so elephants came ambling in. At all times there was something to see. The chalet itself was very comfortable, although it needed a bit more care (the downstairs living room had no light when we were there, though one was rigged up by the maintenance man).

The food was buffet-style, for large numbers of people, but perfectly adequate. We did not take any of the tours available but as we drove around in the national park, we found some amazing viewpoints, where lines of game were queuing for their access to water. We were very glad to have gone there and experienced the park, in spite of the numbers of people and pressure on services.

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Ms H - Washington
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Great place to start our Etosha experience!

What an awesome place to begin the Etosha experience!

On our first day we saw 5 rhinos and many elephants at the waterhole.

Amazing!

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The K family from Bath
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
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Rooms:
Average
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Waterhole was a high point

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Mrs W - Ontario
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The best watering hole to watch the animals.

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Ms M - Ontario
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic Waterhole

we saw so many animals at this site.

A really huge highlight of our trip!

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Dr A, B & B - San Diego
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp

Bored staff sometimes even surly. Accommodation worn but fine.

The experience driving out the east gate of Etosha was better than expected with decent number of mammals at the waterholes.

Got to see three black rhinos together at the camp watering hole.

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Mr and Mrs C. from Romsey
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Great waterhole but could be so much better!

Check-in was long and tedious with unfriendly staff, and then couldn't check-in till 2.30 (although we are pretty sure the keys were there waiting for us on the hook).

Room was ok, but shower was not good at all. It clearly needed the head cleaning so more water could come out or a new shower head.

Pool looked good, although we didn't use it there was lots of people that were. They also have a tower you can climb to the top off to see of the Etosha plains which was nice.

The dinner was also overpriced compared to where we had eaten previously and not very good - would recommend if you can have a bbq. We couldn't as we didn't have any bbq equipment. The second night we were the first ones eating as we had booked to go on a night drive, and asked if we would sit outside instead of inside (inside gets very smokey). Our waiter said yes and changed two of the table numbers, and for some reason this caused an argument between some of the staff later on - despite the fact we were gone before anyone else came. It appears they need to have a better, more relaxed system in the restaurant which isn't so strict on where people sit and keeps customers happy! Breakfast was a little better food wise, but again the staff never seemed happy. Tried to eat at the kiosk - was told shuts at 4.30, went at 4.00 and got told not doing anything apart from toast as cleaning down.

Also found it incredible that there is a big water shortage in Namibia and the government camp were using sprinklers to water dead grass. All other camps we were staying at were trying to preserve water,

The night drive was ok, but it was on a big vehicle which was full. We did manage to see baby hyenas and a rhino very close.

One thing I would say is this camp is good for the waterhole. We saw lots of animals here. So unfortunately the camp do have that in there favour and I think they know it.

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