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Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

638 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, 47 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Okaukuejo Camp.
Lion

80% success

Leopard

5% success

Cheetah

11% success

Giraffe

98% success

Oryx

98% success

Elephant

98% success

Zebra

96% success

Wildebeest

91% success

Black Rhino

88% success

Spotted Hyena

50% success

Eland

41% success

White Rhino

26% success

Roan antelope

18% success

Brown Hyena

15% success

Sable antelope

14% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Showing 91-100 of 638
Duration
Arrival date
Mrs N
Purley

"Great waterhole"

2 nights Arrived 21 Jul 2017
"The accommodation is adequate. The main attraction is the waterhole with a fantastic chance to see all the wildlife without leaving the lodge" See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
Family V
Belgium

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

1 night Arrived 16 Jul 2017
"Rooms very basic, dark and small; no (or hardly any) view, with tiny barred windows.

Facilities nicer, with pleasant restaurant, terrace and bar.

Water hole impressive.

Altogether a nice set-up but still comparatively expensive for what you get." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs S
Wellington

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 14 Jul 2017
"Great. No problems with inventory or payments. Good food.

Superb waterhole viewing." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mrs R
Billingshurst

"Fantastic waterhole, rubbish food"

2 nights Arrived 26 Jun 2017
"Okaukuejo Camp is a great location for exploring Etosha and visiting the on site watering hole both at night and during the day is a must. We saw lots of animals (giraffe, elephant, rhino, hyena, jackal) come to drink at the waterhole at night and there's plenty of seating so take a glass of wine and settle in for the night.

The rooms were basic but clean and comfortable. There was a bit of a wait to check in and pay park fees (and to check out at the end) so allow time for that.

We went on the dawn and night game drives which were both fantastic - guides were knowledgeable and we saw lots of wildlife. We went in June and it was freezing on the drives when the sun wasn't out so wrap up warm!

During our visit in June 2017 both the restaurant and swimming pool were undergoing renovations so were building sites. They weren't roped off - you could walk right amongst their ladders and building equipment both at night and during the day which could be a bit dangerous for families. It also meant all meals had to be eaten outside which was cold and dark early morning and later evening. We weren't aware of this before our trip and there was just a sign from management apologising for the 'minor' renovations.

The main downside of this Camp was the food. It was really poor quality and not worth the money at all. There was barbequeued meat each night which was ok but the potatoes/veg/polenta/other accompaniments were awful. They frequently ran out of food at breakfast and dinner and didn't replenish it at all. If you can take food with you to eat in your room, I would.

That said, I would still stay here again because it's a great base for your safari." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Terrible
Facilities:
Poor
Mr &a Mrs G
Ringwood

"Great waterhole - terrible camp"

2 nights Arrived 26 Jun 2017
"The positive-
Great waterhole where you can sit at your leisure and watch all the animals come down to drink and observe the dynamics of their interaction- especially when the rhino and elephant make their appearance. It is floodlit at night which makes for great viewing. You do need to be patient though as there are times when there is little to see and then an hour later it can be all action. The Bush Chalet was well located as it was a quick stroll to the waterhole and if you saw something interesting approaching the waterhole (e.g. elephant, rhino, etc.) you could quickly pop back to the chalet to call the rest of the family.

The negative-
The staff in reception taking registration/payment were the worst we experienced in Namibia. They were rude and disinterested.
The food supplies in the shop was very limited. Fortunately we had been forewarned and taken our own supplies so we could braai/BBQ.
In the chalet there was only a fridge, kettle, two mugs and two teaspoons, an outdoor braai but nothing else. It was a real hassle just trying to get plates, knives and forks (although we were on a B&B basis it was self catering accommodation) and they wouldn't supply us with bowls.
The breakfast was so bad most of us skipped it.
The swimming pools were 'under refurbishment' - this construction work along with the green mucky pools located right next to the restaurant made it an unpleasant area.
Chalets were not well maintained with doors not closing, toilets not flushing properly...
The waterhole was very busy with people which detracted from the overall ambiance - this made it feel quite artificial.
We had been forewarned to moderate expectations and this was certainly needed.

Despite the amazing waterhole we would never stay here again. There are so many other fantastic places to choose from." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia; 2n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Terrible

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Terrible
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Terrible
Facilities:
Terrible
Mr MA
SE London

"Etosha's central hub"

3 nights Arrived 25 Jun 2017
"Found Okaukuejo pretty much as expected - large central hub for Etosha. Extraordinarily busy waterhole, but strange to share it with so many people resulting in safari park feel...... Surprisingly comfortable chalets and adequate room (on return) but a little confusing to find your way around. They ran out of Diesel for a day which could have been fairly serious if you were needing to get to the airport! Desperately slow and inefficient shop resulting in huge queues which were unnecessary and frustrating when wanting to use every minute for wildlife." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Mr M
Chatteris

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 21 Jun 2017
"Excellent

The Okaukuejo water-hole provides a magnificent arena from which to view birds and animals. The floodlit night viewing of two male rhinos fighting was something I never thought to see and will treasure for the rest of my life. In comparison some years ago I took two trips to Tanzania and they produced one distant viewing of a rhino. Sadly two have been killed in Etosha recently and one day there will be none.

Okaukuejo Lodge itself is rightly very popular, big and busy.

Checking in was slow as there were a number of people queuing ahead of me who thought they had reserved accommodation, but who discovered too late that their internet reservations had been ineffective.

I was grateful to Wilderness Safaris that I had no such problems. The key is to posses a reservation number!" See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr M
Stockport

"Black Rhinos make it worthwhile"

2 nights Arrived 17 Jun 2017
"Having stayed before I was not concerned at the quality of the room. However, I was unhappy that there was building work being undertaken which we had not been informed of. This meant the dining room was out of action and it was noisy and dusty while eating breakfast. In addition the chef did not prepare fresh cooked food either at breakfast or dinner, which spoilt our enjoyment.

As before that said the animals did not disappoint.It is a lottery as to what turns up, and on the first evening there was nothing until 8.30 when black rhinos appeared, phew. No elephants that evening either. The next evening both elephants and rhinos turned up. That's the trouble with expectations/experience you feel next time that they must be beaten!" See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Poor
Mr & Mrs S
Surrey

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 17 Jun 2017
"A great place to stay in Etosha, it wouldn't matter which room you stayed in as we were pretty much out all day viewing the wildlife." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs S
Surrey

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 14 Jun 2017
"A great place to stay in Etosha, it wouldn't matter which room you stayed in as we were pretty much out all day viewing the wildlife." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Showing 91-100 of 638
83%
638 reviews of Okaukuejo Camp by travellers since August 2007
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