Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(83%) From 623 travellers
Excellent
233
Good
273
Average
96
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 623 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.
Mrs G & Mr S from Wollerau
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

- Camping facility were surprisingly clean
- Enough space from one campsite to the next
- Staff at reception was unfriendly and rules are handled differently from person to person, i.e. we wanted to buy a permit for the whole stay in Etosha to reduce time for administration. But because we had to overnight outside the park on some nights (all restcamps were fully booked) people made a bit fuss out of it and we had to go back to reception every day for payment.
- Same applies for procedure with drones... police offers do ask about drones at Anderson's Gate, registration was needed and they sealed the drone suitcase while staff at Lindequist Gate was not interested at all and they did not even ask whether we are carrying a drone
- It was not made clear to us that we are allowed to bring meat inside the park but are not allowed to leave to park with meat even though it was vacuum-packed

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Mr A & Mrs K from Wilts
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Average
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Somewhat disappointing

Accommodation very tired. In need of repair and decoration. This is a large camp and very impersonal. If we did the trip again we would stay on private reserves outside Etosha and then drive in during the day. Meals are all buffet and resembled school dinners!

Only saving grace was the floodlit waterhole giving good sightings of elephant, giraffe and black rhino.

Of all the places we stayed this was the only one that really disappointed.

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Mr & Mrs S from E Sussex
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

I am afraid that the quality of food at Okaukuajo is somewhat disappointing and has gone downhill from the last time we visited. The choice has be greatly reduced, the presentation uninspiring and quality poor and at the price now being charged for a meal certainly does not represent value for money. There is no alternative choice so it's just grin and bear it but you won't starve.

The waterhole at Okaukuejo is always it's most outstanding feature and always worth a visit

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Mr& Mrs T from Poole
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Rooms and restaurant adequate but not exciting. The waterhole was exceptional especially as we saw our first rhino in the wild.

The camp served its purpose as a base in the Etosha park with a very good floodlit waterhole.

No complaints.

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Mr A from Somerset
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

THE WATERHOLE AT OKAUKUEJO IS ITS MAIN ATTRACTION

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Mr & Mrs R from Aberdeen
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Okaukuejo great waterhole let down by camp.

The waterhole is the only draw of this camp. the number of animals and birds visiting was amazing. Three Rhinos each night was a highlight.

Our room was a bush chalet with a braii. The chalet was quite roomy and had all we required and everything worked but it lacked maintenance. We cooked our evening meals on the braii with food we bought on the way to the camp. We also brought all plates etc that you need for a barbecue as none supplied.

The chalet was fairly near the waterhole. we had a light lunch and a breakfast in the camp restaurant which were OK. The staff were fine if you treated them with respect which unfortunately not all guests did.

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Mr & Mrs Braddock from UK
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Anybody going to Namibia for a holiday is going to go to Etosha and on an anti-clockwise overall trip they will arrive first here. This is quite a large camp with a good restaurant serving excellent food. Rooms are adequate and clean and spacious but the best bit is the Waterhole!!!!!!

Just sitting quietly around the hole during the day or when lit up at night you can see so much!!!! On our first night a pride of Lions caught a giraffe just outside the range of the light but the morning brought the spectacle of their capture with a number of feeding lions. We were also blessed with no less than 9 Rhinos at the hole the following evening. A magical place in itself but venture out into the park and you have a feast of wildlife sightings!!!!!!

Great camp to visit!!!

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Family A from Scarborough
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Okaukuejo Camp review

You do not come here for luxury. It is all about the waterhole and what you can see.

Our chalet was right on the edge of the waterhole but also right next to the sewage treatment hut. That was smelly ( I kept blaming the elephants but they were, on this occasion, innocent).

We saw the most extraordinary sitings. Lions killing a giraffe, 8 black rhinos in the waterhole.

The central restaurant was not great. Go early so the food is hot. It was a pain that you could not braai. The swimming pool was out of action the whole time we were there and had been for some time.

We had an excellent night drive.

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A and A from Cossington
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Fantastic location makes worth it

Everything we had read about the camp itself was accurate - indifferent service and food, bureaucracy, basic rooms, but we didn't care because the waterhole 50 metres from our room made it all worthwhile.

We went on a morning game drive with the camp, which we thought was well worth it - you go out 30 minutes before other cars, you are in an open jeep with a high seating position, see the sunrise and of course the driver knows where the game is!

We then spent hours at the water hole, which was full of game nearly all the time. A huge bonus is that it's floodlit, so game viewing continues long after the park gates have closed. We witnessed a lion hunt one evening (and the devouring of the giraffe carcass by lions, jackals and vultures the next morning).

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Mr M & Ms E from France
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Poor
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

After coming to enjoy the other lodges we had just stayed in so much, staying at the Okaukuejo Camp was a real dip in our trip. It could not have been less personalized, it felt like the appointed pit stop where cruise ships would dump their masses of tourists. The restaurant felt like a retirement home cafeteria and the food gave both my husband and I stomach problems for the next few days.

The rooms were also sterile and the staff were rude.

We also paid the expensive price to go on one of their safari rides and again, there was nothing special about this. During all of our other rides at different lodges, the guides were go off road a bit to try to see the animals, but at Okaukuejo we stayed on road the entire 3 hours. If we had known we would have just done this ride in our own car.

The watering hole at Okaukeujo was its saving grace where we did see some exciting animals at night - lions, rhinos, and giraffes.

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