Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 538 travellers
Excellent
208
Good
244
Average
72
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 538 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 Q & Mr B - Minneapolis
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

As the largest camp in Etosha, Okaukeujo suffers a bit from unruly crowds and busloads of fly by tourists.

The staff is competent and friendly but are limited by the size of the operation and rudimentary resources. The dining room has food very similar to all the other camps in the park but the size of the operation means the service is a bit less thoughtful or thorough. the rooms were on par with the ones at Halali, in standards and comfort, but a little less clean and well maintained. Power was more spotty here then in the other camps but outages were short lived.

They did have a lack of petrol in the station ofr at least 5 days and counting by the time we left which was creating tensions throughout the camp as some people could not leave while others had booked their rooms. The staff clearly has nothing to do with this problem and i am sure arranging petrol delivery is done at a much higher level then anyone actually in the camp but the staff in the camp were stoically taking the brunt of a lot of angry visitors.

The waterhole is probably the least scenic of the 4 rest camps, but it was always very productive in wildlife sitings, with many groups of elephants frolicking in the spring feeding the waterhole everyday. The social weaver nests in the trees at the viewing area were worth the visit in themselves.

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Mr H - Michigan
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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great water hole

busy and no gas!

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J & PJ from Reading
Arrived on: 23-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fabulous water hole at Okaukuejo Camp

As you warned the Okaukuejo Camp was not up to the standards of the other camps you booked for us. The service was poor, and the reception was crowded and not very welcoming. The shop and garage closed at 4.00 pm for stock taking. The rooms were basic, fairly dark in decoration, but adequate. The restaurant service was poor but the food was good.

However the waterhole was excellent and meant that whatever the accommodation and service this is the place to stay. It was an opportunity to see elephant, giraffe, rhinos etc. acting very naturally for long periods of time. There was rarely a time when nothing was happening at the waterhole.

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Mr and Mrs P. from Australia
Arrived on: 17-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Big busy camp

This is the main camp in Etosha and as can be expected, large and busy. It's great feature is the waterhole which is lit after dark with a fascinating parade of animals coming down to drink all through the night. This makes Okaukeujo a must on a trip to Etosha

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Mr JM and family - Portugal
Arrived on: 9-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

An amazing camp for wildlife watching with their waterhole providing a non-stop show of animals including even rare rhinos.
Decent accomodation in bush chalets.
But the whole place was sadly let down by quality of food and service.
Staff seemed totally uninterested in their guests.Table reservations were ignored,no coffee at breakfast(when asking the supervisor for reason why their was no coffee she replied that we were on a coffee-free morning that day).
This could be the best camp in Namibia if it was managed and run like all the other camps we visited in Namibia.

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Mr & Miss S from Huntingdon
Arrived on: 24-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Average

Its a basic camp. We stayed here to be in the park and close to a waterhole.

Previous rainfall meant there was no activity at the waterhole! The camp is fine is a little basic - the game drive was not brilliant due to a fairly unprofessional guide we thought.

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Mr B from London
Arrived on: 8-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

There did not seem to be a systematic procedure to replace lightbulbs/repair fittings but they did respond promptly when defects were pointed out. The food on the second night was a bit of a disaster as it ran out!

The swimming pool was very nice.

Because of the time of year that we went, there was so much water in the park that there were almost no sightings of animals at the waterhole. However we did see plenty of animals and birds in the park including 3 good sightings of lions and good sightings of bustards, plovers, lapwings and thick knees

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Mrs S. from Surrey
Arrived on: 7-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great waterhole chalet

We had a great waterhole chalet which was very comfortable.

The first night the waterhole was visited by a large herd of zebra & then , after dark, a large herd of springbok. Sadly overnight it rained - the second night no animals came !

Our first night was Friday - the restaurant was absolute chaos - absolutely packed - long queues & running out of stuff. To be fair, they are re-vamping the inside restaurant at the moment so it may be better when that is finished - but it may just be better not to arrive on a Friday (Saturday was fairly quiet by comparison).

We drove westwards from the lodge & saw a great many animals - I have never seen so many zebra - mile after mile of them - brilliant !

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Kathy from Tucson, AZ
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Location, location, location. Rooms were OK, though a bit small. Food was buffet style, of varying quality. Some good, some not so good. Often overcooked. Service was marginal. But that's not what really matters. It is the middle of Etosha Park. It has a great waterhole right at the lodge, with excellent viewing opportunities, including lit-up at night. Many animal viewing opportunties while driving around the nearby area. That's what really counts.

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Mrs F. from London
Arrived on: 4-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Pleasant, clean but inimaginative chalets. Excellent barbecue for all guests.

Lovely views over waterhole with lots of zebra activity;.

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