Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 517 travellers
Excellent
202
Good
234
Average
69
Poor
11
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 517 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.
Mr & Mrs T - Hampshire
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 10 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Got the waterhole chalet we requested,welcomed as old friends in restaurant,even remembered we like to take a packed breakfast into the park first thing

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Mr R and Mrs N - Northern Ireland
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Good
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A pleasant stay at Okaukuejo

Three nights at Okaukuejo in a Bush Chalet turned out to be a pleasant experience. This NWR resort is sometimes criticised in terms of its staff and its food. We found the staff to be very courteous and efficient. The food was buffet style and of pleasing quality. It is important, however, to eat earlier than later in order to avoid big numbers and the choice at breakfast is perhaps more limited.

The Bush Chalet was excellent with the air conditioning good. We were able to park at our door. It was but a short walk to to the waterhole. The iconic waterhole was disappointing at times, there being virtually no animals ... at other times it was superb.

Okaukuejo has several excellent waterholes within reach and the potential bonus of night time viewing at the illuminated waterhole.

Overall, a pleasing stay ... but why is the shop not better stocked?

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Mr & Mrs S - East Sussex
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Average
Average
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Accommodation good at Okaukuejo Camp

Accommodation is clean, beds comfortable, and our room was very near to the excellent waterhole.

Food was awful, exactly the same menu served as Dolomite. Soup and starters slow to be refilled. Tough meat, slimey veg, runny mashed potato, rice just above cold and probably a health hazard. Puddings were never refilled. In fact by this stage we just ate soup and roll and only paid for this.

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Mr R M - Nam trip with daughter
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

This is an acceptable place to spend a night while exploring central Etosha.

The camp's water hole is particularly nice. The food is excellent.

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Mr & Mrs G from Cambridge
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Rhinos at Okaukuejo

Our de-luxe waterhole chalet was worth it! We could watch black rhino and elephants coming to drink at the water hole from our bed in the middle of the night! Chalet W33 is probably the only one from which such a good view is possible. The private balcony also gave an excellent view of the waterhole.

The camp was excellent and buffet style meals made it more enjoyable. Drinks are served by the waiters and having a friendly chat with them when you arrive seemed to speed up the service a lot.

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Mr & Mrs M from Kingsley
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We have been to this camp before so knew what to expect. However we had a much nicer room than last time comfortable and spacious and very close to the water hole which was the highlight of the stay. We were only there one night but were lucky enough when we went to the waterhole after dinner to see nine rhinos all at one time interacting with each other, really brilliant.

Only slight worry is there seems to be a lot of coaches now driving around Etosha and all the camps seem to have large parties in them.

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Mr & Mrs F - Bristol
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Our first evening meal spoilt by a rat running over the foot of the lady on the next table. When we pointed it out to the waiter he just shrugged and walked away.

No jackals roaming the camp this year now there is a rabies problem which we were pleased about but perhaps they kept the rats down!

The rooms are staying well cared for although no crockery and cutlery for BBQing now.

Checking in and out much quicker than previously.

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Ms M. from dublin 22
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We felt this camp did not match that of the other accommodation on the trip. When we checked in we were asked for a 500 Namibia dollar deposit in cash which we were not expecting.

The room we had was nice and included a kitchen and fridge. It was clean and well furnished. However there was no safe in the room which surprised us given the security guards patrolling the camp.

The food in the restaurant was ok but on the night we were there the evening meal had red meal (springbok, pork and beef) all of which were tough according to my partner. There was no alternate and I don't eat red meat, this was accommodated everywhere else without a problem. Having said that the breakfast was good.

The shop in the camp was relatively well stocked and took visa so at least we got to stock up on supplies.

We felt the water hole was over rated as we saw much more wild life on our trips across Etosha than we did at the water hole and without the large audience.

On another type of trip this accommodation would have been fine but we were glad to move on from here.

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Mr M from Toronto
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Average
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Nice waterhole

We stayed in one of the bush lodges. One’s neighbours were very close, and it was hard to sit at the table outside in the afternoon because of the position of the sun despite a kind of sun roof.

The positive was that the walk to the incredible water hole was quite short so one could keep checking what was there. For instance one evening (about 8.30 p.m. ) I found a black rhino with a young calf. If I had to choose again I would rather ask for one of the water hole chalets as they are even closer. One can deal with any noise from people at the water hole by turning on one’s air conditioning for the first part of the night, which we did anyway as it was hot.

In terms of meals, we enjoy barbecuing, and it was certainly possible when staying in the bush chalets, although we were not sure what we would find. There is a decent-sized kitchenette next to the bedroom (and a well stocked store in camp). The kitchenette has a sink and a reasonable-size fridge with a very tiny freezer section. There is a barbecue and a grill next to one’s own small patio.

There are no pots, plates, bowls or cutlery but we had brought a chopping board, knives and forks and plates and barbecue tongs. Later we heard that one can borrow cutlery and crockery from the dining room. The staff are extremely kind and happy to do you a favour.

With regard to Etosha itself it has become very busy, specially in September, and with the sand roads the dust from other cars, jeeps and buses was unpleasant.

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Mr T and Mrs H - Namibia in 14 days
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
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Okaukuejo, a busy place!

A very busy lodge. Meals adequate, though no cutlery, bowls,or plates at times did add to experience...... no one around to keep things stocked up.
Accommodation was ok, towels completely threadbare.

The waterhole was very good in the evening.

Drive with guide in the afternoon was disappointing we would have seen more in our own vehicle.

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