Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp
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Best water hole in Etosha
The accommodation was comfortable and warm. Staff were friendly and helpful.The food was much better than we were expecting from reading other reviews. It was also well served. The maintain attraction was the water hole which could be reached on foot from our lodge. It is very well designed and a large number of people could be accommodated without difficulty. The animals did not disappoint. On the very first evening 35 elephants came down to drink. On the second night we saw 7 rhinos. Springboks, zebras and jackals were part of the supporting cast.
Okaukuejo Camp Review
We had been told this camp might be a little 'touristy' and perhaps below the standard we had so far experienced. It was indeed busy but the buffet style food was excellent, the staff helpful and friendly. Although the room was within a complex with no view, it was clean and of a good standard. No complaints.
The floodlit waterhole was a novelty and a treat. One evening we saw eight black rhino at the water's edge alongside a large herd of elephant (35+).
An excellent base for visiting central waterholes and the salt pan.
Okaukuejo Camp review
Again for a public camp in the National Park we found it to be well run, clean and organised. The chalet was more basic than the one at Halali but still had all that was required. The restaurant here was lovely and again the range of food on offer was extensive. The buffet style set up is good as you can chosse what to eat, so no problem for vegetarians.
The waterhole at Okaukuejo was so much nicer than the one at Halai. There are seats and a viewing platform spread over a large area and people don't have to climb past you for a view. It seemed so much more civilised! The lighting was good as well and we saw so many elephants and Rhino's, it was amazing. You could sit out here all night if you desired.
All in all another perfectly pleasant place to stay in a good location in the park.
Convenient location for self drive in Etosha
Excellent wildlife viewing at the waterhole. The food was good and the chalet was functional and clean.Read more about the whole safari
The waterhole camp at Okaukuejo
Yes a large camp
We could only book two separate rooms for our two night stay and staff were most unhelpful about moving from one to the other. We asked that perhaps the new room could be made available as soon as possible but they were not in the least accommodating. We were made to be "homeless" from 10 am until 2 pm - unnecessarilly we thought.
Food was poor and waiters totally useless
Wonderful location in Etosha but the accommodation is only average and the buffet food in the evening was quite poor.Read more about the whole safari
Okaukujejo premier water hole cabins
We were lucky enough to book a premier water hole cabin which sleeps 4 with our friends who were also travelling in Namibia at the same time as us. They had stayed at Okaukuejo twice before, and so knew that number 34 was the best place to be. They were absolutely right.
From the terrace you can see directly into the water hole, and we stayed up till midnight both nights we were there watching a progression of elephants, zebra, impala, rhinos and one night 2 lions come down to drink, as well as lots of birds. The food was adequate, and apparently had improved a lot in last 6 years, according to our friends. The 2 bedrooms were spacious and upstairs ensuite large. Sitting area small but not much time to sit around! Kettle and fridge provided.
Really must stay inside the park for a few days if you visit etosha as so good going out for early drive and coming back for breakfast at the camp.
Best camp in Etosha
We stayed in Premier Waterhole chalet 34 with a balcony with a great view over the waterhole, which we highly recommend.
We have stayed at Okaukuejo twice before and they've really got their act together compared to our previous visits, especially the food, which is vastly improved. Overall our expectations were exceeded.
Very clean and well run for a large busy establishment with excellent waterhole.Read more about the whole safari
Okaukuejo Camp review
Staff could not be bothered to even fetch a drink for you.
They didn't want to serve you in the shops
Every thing was too much effort
Good thing the petrol station accepted credit cards.
Would be better staying just outside the reserve.