Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 579 travellers
Excellent
222
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 579 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.
The K family from Bath
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Waterhole was a high point

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Mrs W - Ontario
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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
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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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Mrs V. from Boulder
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great waterhole at Okaukuejo Camp

The waterhole we saw on our way to Okaujueo camp and the one at the camp were the ones where we saw the most number of different types of animals. Also, the waterhole at Okaujuejo camp was made more special for us because we saw one black rhino there.

The food and service was better than Halali camp.

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Mr & Mrs C from Droitwich
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

As we had been let to expect this was not up the high standards of the previous lodges, however it was perfectly acceptable for us as a room to just sleep in, as was the restaurant even if we had to queue up to get our food.

The slight inadequacies of the place were easily made up for by the closeness to the waterhole. This was amazing to just watch the animals come in to drink. We spent an entire afternoon just watching a herd of Elephants with some very young ones drinking and it was fascinating to watch the interaction between the group.

The following day we spent driving around ourselves and found a Leopard and a couple of Lionesses, amongst many other animals.

We did not have any problems with noise as had been led to expect even though our room was right next to the camp site and there was certainly no problem round the waterhole.

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The M family - Hampshire
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Rooms comfortable with good facilities (we stayed in bungalows beside waterhole). Had everything we needed and good location. Plenty of elephants at water hole and fairly quiet,despite other comments about people making a lot of noise.

Good to be in Etosha for early drives etc.

Reception, restaurant etc a bit disorganised, although food fine when we actually got it.

Get the detailed Etosha map available at camp shop.

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Mr & Mrs R - Surrey
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Okaukuejo was as good as ever

Our Bush Chalet was very clean and comfortable and we enjoyed excellent game viewing at the waterhole, particularly after dark.

We went on two game drives (these are popular and need to be booked as soon as possible), the guide was good for both, giving information and stopping for photographs.

The shop has very limited stock other than plenty of alcohol. The kiosk has a range of snack meals and drinks.

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Mr J & son - Rhino tracking
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great safari at Okaukuejo

If you are visiting Namibia to see wildlife, a visit to Etosha is a must. Okaukuejo is the central camp, with the main waterhole where each night and most mornings we saw groups of black rhinos, elephants and giraffes - as well as various antelope species, birds and (once) a slender mongoose.

The location and rooms we had (a premier waterhole chalet and nearby disabled chalet) are excellent. However, the overall feel is of an infrastructure that was set up 20 years or so ago and hasn’t received the investment necessary to maintain it as topnotch. Given the wealth of the overseas visitors, I would recommend immediately doubling or tripling the park fees for non-Namibians and investing the extra income in better catering, better maps (the ones provided in the park are incomplete and misleading, e.g. at least one permanent waterholes missed off, several shown as permanent are dry, not all the [gravel] roads are shown) and re-painted signposts (many have become faint and some completely obliterated over time). Also there is little updated info about what game has been seen recently at what waterhole.

The catering is of average to poor canteen standard (greasy breakfasts, boring bread, very similar and rather dull evening meals) - unlike the good restaurant standard food we found at other camps. If food is important to you, then find a private camp outside the park and travel in daily. Service was also not (as elsewhere) uniformly excellent here - perhaps inevitable with more staff dealing with much higher volumes of tourists - but it was mostly good.

Our highlights were good ‘spots’ we made ourselves eg) a couple of lions hunting in the late afternoon, a spotted hyena sleeping by a roadside bush in the early morning and a few waterhole experiences - the main waterhole (see above), a big elephant herd at Goas and the biggest concentration we saw one morning at Ozonjuitji m’Bari (a longish drive W of camp but worth it), at least several hundred animals and birds of various species.

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