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Okaukuejo Camp
Okaukuejo Camp
Okaukuejo Camp
Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

635 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, 45 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Okaukuejo Camp.
Lion

79% success

Leopard

3% success

Cheetah

12% success

Giraffe

98% success

Oryx

98% success

Elephant

98% success

Zebra

95% success

Wildebeest

91% success

Black Rhino

90% success

Spotted Hyena

50% success

Eland

40% success

White Rhino

27% success

Roan antelope

19% success

Brown Hyena

16% success

Sable antelope

15% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Showing 1-10 of 635
Duration
Arrival date
safari lovers
UK

"Return visit after 34 years."

2 nights Arrived 22 Mar 2020
"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." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

Eland

1 sighting

Giraffe

1 sighting

Oryx

2 sightings

Wildebeest

2 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs SH
Seattle

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

1 night Arrived 17 Dec 2019
"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. " See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Mr & Mrs B
Witney

"Okaukuejo Review"

4 nights Arrived 27 Oct 2019
"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." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Black Rhino

7 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

8 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

5 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs L
BC Canada

"Okaukuejo Camp"

2 nights Arrived 13 Oct 2019
"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)" See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Poor
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Poor
Facilities:
Good
Mr LeenP
Lewes

"see previous rating"

1 night Arrived 12 Oct 2019
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Mr LeenP
Lewes

"too busy place with great water hole"

1 night Arrived 9 Oct 2019
"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." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Terrible
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

Multiple sightings

Eland

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr & Mrs L
Surrey

"Etosha camp."

2 nights Arrived 3 Oct 2019
"Being booked into a premier waterhole room was excellent - we had great views of the waterhole and our room was very comfortable." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

4 sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Oryx

4 sightings

Wildebeest

2 sightings

Zebra

4 sightings

Mr K
Channel Islands

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 28 Sep 2019
"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." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

Black Rhino

2 sightings

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Lion

2 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

White Rhino

1 sighting

Wildebeest

5 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr J & Ms D
UK

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 28 Sep 2019
"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." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

Black Rhino

8 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Lion

8 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

2 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr L
Leicestershire

"Good"

1 night Arrived 23 Sep 2019
"Rooms basic but Ok.

Good waterhole visit here." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

Black Rhino

1 sighting

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

1 sighting

Giraffe

1 sighting

Oryx

1 sighting

Wildebeest

1 sighting

Zebra

1 sighting

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83%
635 reviews of Okaukuejo Camp by travellers since August 2007
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