Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(85%) From 447 travellers
Excellent
177
Good
207
Average
52
Poor
10
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 447 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.
The Keens from Connecticut
Arrived on: 3-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
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Facilities:
Average
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Okaukuejo Camp

Okaukuejo Camp is too overbuilt - too many people, buildings, etc. However, I'm so glad we stayed there.

Our cabin was a five minute walk from the famous watering hole. We spent a lot of time there at all hours of the day , from sunrise to after sunset. We saw a great variety of animals coming down to the hole for a drink, It's a magical place and I highly recommend it despite the crowds and mediocre food.

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Mr B and family - birthday trip to Namibia
Arrived on: 13-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
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Average
Average

Mediocre accomodation, good waterhole

Accommodation a bit run down, and not everything worked (toilet not flushing, electrical sockets with no power, etc.) Our family was split into 2 lodges at opposite ends of the camp, but the larger room would have been fine for all of us, if they'd just added a camp bed or mattress.

That said, we enjoyed the large swimming pool after a long dusty day, reasonable food, and above all the waterhole is a big draw - the only place you get to see the action safely at night.

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Mr and Mrs from Beccles
Arrived on: 25-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Only here for one night.

Room very nice. Very clean. Fridge not really working but it was so hot I wonder if it ever gets down to temp!
Food was a buffet which suited us fine. Not great cooking but nothing to complain about.
Paid for food by credit card. Would stay here again.

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Mr & Mrs B - Kent
Arrived on: 23-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Our sixth visit to Okaukuejo and the water hole never lets you down with a constant stream of animals visiting. This time plenty of Rhino and Elephants . The room was airconditioned and clean near the waterhole ideal. Dinner was an acceptable buffet , but for a $180 Namibian dollars per person it would be churlish to complain.

General game viewing was good , lions , hyena , jackals , bat eared foxes , plus all the usual herbivores

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C.+M from Zürich
Arrived on: 11-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

Friendly staff. Nice room near the waterhole.

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RODDERS FROM LONDON
Arrived on: 28-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Etosha better than expected

Somewhat surprised that the level of accommodation was very good albeit Etosha is huge Disappointed at no game drive available

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Mr R & Ms L - a month in Namibia
Arrived on: 7-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
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Okaukuejo Camp review

To a certain extent the story about the Namibian National Parks camps in many reviews has been rather negative, and they are certainly less arty-farty than some of the private camps we stayed at, but overall, we thought Okaukuejo was fine. It did what it said on the box, the accommodation was clean, the restaurant worked well and service was good, the water-hole was a real success and the seats were crowded as the evening wore on, with some brilliant views of game. The swimming pools were nice as well - not quite enough loungers but probably difficult to manage.

We took Expert Africa's advice and checked the inventory in our hut (short of one plastic coat hangar!) but they seemed v relaxed about this. Our only adverse comment was that the shop at this camp (and other National Park camps) was almost completely empty of stock. Not only was there hardly any food on the shelves, but the souvenir shop was also empty. Interestingly we had dropped into the Namutoni shop which had lots of souvenirs - but at this point we were at the start of our trip. NWR clearly did have stock but just not at the major camp! We can see why you might not stock perishables in the quiet season but canned and frozen food? It didn't affect us as we ate in the restaurant but if you were travelling on a budget and depending on self catering, you'd be in difficulties.

The gas station on site took cards and although the office staff did have just a tiny touch of bureaucrat about them, we found that by being friendly and talking about the 'not arrived yet' rains and so on, they relaxed and were helpful and friendly. We drove ourselves out on trips in the area, and the waterholes along the southern edge of the Etosha Pan had some brilliant gatherings of game, with densities of zebras and wildebeest in particular very high - in the low hundreds..

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Mr. B - Welwyn
Arrived on: 16-Dec-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
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Better than expected

Although this is a Government run camp the rooms, service, food and facilities were better than expected. Our bush chalet (stone built) was spacious, comfortable with it's own shaded veranda and BBQ area. Cars can be parked immediately outside room which is a benefit.

Restaurant food choice (buffet style) was better than average and separate bar area adequate. Game viewing at the large waterhole can prove interesting particularly in the evening - 3 rhino visited while we were there. Check-in and out was fairly quick but you do have to be in the correct queue which is not always evident - waited several minutes to check out only to be told I needed to speak with another person. Payment by CC was swift - good connection.

Ideal location for self drive in Etosha park but 4 wheel drive vehicle is recommended (we had non 4 wheel drive and found ourselves facing deep water filled ruts which we could not pass so had to return via the same route which can be a 20km drive). Recommend the guided night drive.

Excellent game viewing in Etosha and would return to this camp.

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Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
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Worth it for the lovely waterhole.

The restaurant is fairly average. The shop is under stocked. There is a distinct lack of any ambiance but who cares, the waterhole is wonderful. 7 rhinos jostling and challenging each other and interacting with a female rhino. Lionesses, elephants, kudu, springbok, giraffe, jackals in the evening. It was great the next morning too, with birds and game arriving in a procession of African wildlife.

We wanted to buy food to make a sandwich to eat at the waterhole that night but the stock in the shop is so poor we ended up with plastic sliced bread, flavourless processed meats and amazing 'cheese flavoured' slices.

The chalets are clean, large and comfortable with kitchen facilities, which is very nice.

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Mrs & Mr W - Dorset
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Worth it for the waterhole

Everything is on a 'mass' scale so less personal, but having said that seeing all the wildlife was what we were there for. We could easily have spent longer than 2 nights here.

The early morning game drive was excellent and a good foundation for our subsequent trips out in the car. To be honest you could spend all day at the waterhole - rhino, lion, elephant, hyena, giraffe and yet more rhino!

No signs of any of the reported scams and the staff were all very helpful.

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