Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(83%) From 639 travellers
Excellent
236
Good
283
Average
99
Poor
19
Terrible
2
Below are independent comments from 639 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.
P & B, from UK
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

This was by far the most "touristy" place we stayed at. But we were very glad to have spend just one night here, for the waterhole.

The Water Chalets were pretty comfortable and the food was better than we'd expected.
And the animal sightings were great.

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Mr D. from Hartfield
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Good location within the Park

Better than we expected.

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Mr & Mrs D. from Cambridge
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Average
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Great Location with excellent Water Hole

A great camp to be at for Game Viewing.

However, this is a government run facility and it needs a makeover. The rooms were adequate and had kettle and fridge. However, our kettle was broken and despite reporting it 3 times in 2 days, never got repaired/replaced. Beds were comfortable. You could park outside the room.

The meals here were good and catered well for our needs.

We went on an afternoon game drive and saw a Cheetah as well as many other animals stated below. We also drove ourselves around the park, which was quite easy to do. Just buy a map from the shop to help you around.

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Mrs & Mr K from Geneva
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Great waterhole sight

The location is great with the waterhole viewing in the evening.

It's like a theatre with different animals come and go. We saw éléphants, Rhino, Oyrx ......just to name a few.

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Mrs P from London
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Our accommodation was average which was to be expected.

But you don't come here for the room, or the food, but for the outstanding waterhole which provided us with hours of amazing wildlife viewing. Exceptional waterhole.

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Mrs B - family from UK
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Poor
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Service:
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Food:
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Okaukuejo camp ok for one night

Our stay in Etosha was the one aspect of our Namibian trip which we wish we'd organised differently. We obviously wished we'd had more time to observe the animals but even the time we had would probably have been more enjoyable if we'd stayed just outside the gate on our first night, rather than at Okaukuejo camp. The whole of the next day would then have been spent in the park driving only as far as Halali camp. After a night there we would have been able to spend a few hours in the park before leaving for Rundu, our next stop.

We did not like Okaukuejo Camp - it was too big - the rooms were the worst we had anywhere and the food (buffet style) was poor. However the staff were all very friendly. The area around the camp was good for wildlife - we saw rhino nearby as well as at the waterhole, and the next morning we saw six lion cubs at close range (with only one other vehicle in attendance)

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Mr & Mrs R from Picton, NZ
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Facilities:
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Exposed Okaukeujo Camp

Very very dusty and very little shelter and water not that hot. But great being able to sit and watch the animals coming to the water hole in front of the camp.

Excellent pool and handy having a shop there. General surroundings in the camping area need to be tidied up. Lots of wildlife on the way to the camp and afterwards. (We travelled west to east)

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Family K from Florida
Arrived on: 2-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

These camps were obviously a step down from the lodges. The food was very average and pricey for what it was but we were there for the game so it was fine. We loved the water hole and saw so many rhino which was very exciting. Driving around the next day or so was good but it was even more dry than I remembered and many parts felt so desolate. Interesting to see for sure.

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Mr M from Stockport
Arrived on: 24-May-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
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Service:
Average
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Food:
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Great rhino spotting

Water hole delivered as usual. Two rhinos, calf and mother looked straight at me for a while on the second night and then lay down in front of me, they say animals remember people, maybe they did?

First night meat inedible, second night different chef eland meat superb!

Service on the whole was fine. The bar was closed so one man operated in the restaurant was run off his feet but remained cheerful. When the place is busy replacement staff should have been found.

Park roads as bad as ever, if not worse, or was it the puncture that meant we felt the roads even more?

Bush chalet spacious. Hot showers at a premium, our room had an element replaced two days previously, which went again before we arrived. Got it replaced our first morning and it went again that evening. So the result was we had one hot shower in two days. Maybe there should be a rebate system? Especially when you have more than major problem?

Lucky enough to see black rhino in the bush in daylight.

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Dr & Mrs N from USA
Arrived on: 10-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Service:
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Food:
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Surprisingly good experience

Waterhole is not to be missed.... store was poorly stocked with many bare shelves

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