Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 445 travellers
Excellent
175
Good
207
Average
52
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 445 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.
Dr M. from Rickmansworth
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Facilities:
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Stay at Okaukuejo for the waterhole

Having stayed both here and on the Eastern side of Etosha, in retrospect we preferred the landscape of Etosha more on the East. However Okaukuejo has a fantastic watering hole within the camp (surrounded by a wall) where you can just sit and watch the animals come and go. This is particularly amazing at night and it seems no 2 nights are the same. On our first night we watched a herd of elephants there and on the second night there were several rhino.

It is also very convenient to stay inside the park. This saves a 10k drive in and out of the gate each day with a variable amount of queueing.

The camp shop sells a good guide to all the animals and birds you are likely to see in Etosha and includes a good map. It is a shame this isn't offered to you when you buy your permit as we only found it by accident and other people didn't know about it.

The camp shops don't sell much in the way of food. You can get some snacks and frozen meat but you can't buy the ingredients for an entire lunch or dinner.

The buffet lunch/ dinners are pretty repetitive and cafeteria standard. But it is all about the waterhole!

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Mr and Mrs P from South Wales
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
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NOT IMPRESSED

THE WATERHOLE AND WILDLIFE VERY IMPRESSIVE

FIRST NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION VERY GOOD BUT SECOND NIGHT POOR.

NOT VERY WELCOMING AND POOR SERVICE

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Mr & Mrs F - Bristol
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Rhino Wonderland

Great animal viewing at the waterhole - a shame we only spent one night.

Facilities as poor as ever - with a captive audience I can't understand how there isn't a thriving little supermarket, gift shop etc with staff who want to talk and interest you with things but customer service is not something you find in Etosha.

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Mr A & Mrs M - June in Namibia
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Good value at Okaukuejo

The bush chalet was good, the double room not so good, however my fault for booking late.

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Ms K. from Alberta
Arrived on: 29-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Our chalet by the water hole was amazing! We had easy access to watch the animals at any time of the day or night.

The food provided was not up to the high standard that we had experienced at the other lodges. They were serving many more people and the food was adequate but not exciting.

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Mr D & Ms C - Canada
Arrived on: 22-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo was better than expected

Stayed here for the waterhole and was not disappointed. 8 rhinos at one time and a family of 25-30 elephants as well. Everyone was really quiet and it was not the stadium atmosphere I expected.

The food was decent but there was one chef there who made a point of making steaks separate without the seasoning for my wife so she could eat them, I found most staff there to be quite helpful.

One word of warning, we had our hubcaps stolen here so I would advise taking them off.

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Mr and Mrs S. from London
Arrived on: 20-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Wonderful floodlit waterhole

The higlight is obviously the floodlit waterhole, it was wonderful to be able to see this just a few meters from the door of our room.

A great place from which to visit many other waterholes and see a wide variety of wildlife.

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Mr Y & Dr C - Essex
Arrived on: 14-May-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
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Large camp but provides a good experience

Busy camp but service was good and friendly. The emergency line was answered quickly when we broke down in the afternoon (fortunately with a mobile signal) and help organised immediately.

Bush chalet was comfortable. Food good. Interesting game at the waterhole in the camp and at others nearby.

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The Keens from Connecticut
Arrived on: 3-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Average
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Okaukuejo Camp

Okaukuejo Camp is too overbuilt - too many people, buildings, etc. However, I'm so glad we stayed there.

Our cabin was a five minute walk from the famous watering hole. We spent a lot of time there at all hours of the day , from sunrise to after sunset. We saw a great variety of animals coming down to the hole for a drink, It's a magical place and I highly recommend it despite the crowds and mediocre food.

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Mr B and family - birthday trip to Namibia
Arrived on: 13-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Mediocre accomodation, good waterhole

Accommodation a bit run down, and not everything worked (toilet not flushing, electrical sockets with no power, etc.) Our family was split into 2 lodges at opposite ends of the camp, but the larger room would have been fine for all of us, if they'd just added a camp bed or mattress.

That said, we enjoyed the large swimming pool after a long dusty day, reasonable food, and above all the waterhole is a big draw - the only place you get to see the action safely at night.

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