Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 539 travellers
Excellent
209
Good
244
Average
72
Poor
13
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 539 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 F. from London
Arrived on: 4-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Pleasant, clean but inimaginative chalets. Excellent barbecue for all guests.

Lovely views over waterhole with lots of zebra activity;.

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B&A from Warwickshire
Arrived on: 31-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Everything that a Game Lodge should be: compares favourably with most similar places in South Africa, particularly Kruger and Hluhluwe. Good self-catering facilities but we had to ask for crockery and cutlery, no real problem.

The game itself was well distributed. Large herds of bok but few elephant. Few cats (only Lion).

Roads quite good: our Renault Duster was perfect. Good air-con and slept well!

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A&A from Portland
Arrived on: 24-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp

Okakuejo is a great location because it's within Etosha Park.

We had little contact with the staff because our private guide took care of everything.

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Mr J. from Luanda
Arrived on: 21-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Toilet shower water going to floor
No Internet
Few maps

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Mrs & Mr C-J - British Columbia
Arrived on: 15-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

This Government run Camp exceeded our expectations in facilities, and food services. It was so convenient to have access to Petrol, the Post Office, two stores, a water hole and Park Information. Although the food was Buffet Style there was excellent choices, it was fresh, they provided "while you wait" breakfast eggs and dinner BBQ, and the service was quick. The room was basic but clean with AC. The camp grounds were clean and well maintained.

At Reception we would have appreciated being asked for our Park Fees along with our Accommodation information so we wouldn't have had to make a second trip to cover this.

We would have liked to see a sign within the walls of the camp directing us to the correct exit for Galton Gate where we were headed.

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Mr and Mrs T from Cardiff
Arrived on: 9-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Dearth of animals at the Okaukuejo waterhole

We enjoyed our stay at Okaukuejo though the fact that it was the wet season meant that there were no animals at the waterhole and more generally they were scattered in Etosha NP and were relatively difficult to see.

The accommodation and the meals were good - breakfast was included in our package and we had dinner (buffet style) both evenings. The camp could do with better signage for the location of individual accommodation units and despite a request and a visit from the maintenance guy we never did get a plug for the bathroom sink! No problems with the inventory - we checked it against what we were provided with and apart from the sink plug - not on the inventory - everything was there.

We did a game drive on the afternoon of the day we arrived - we had the guide to ourselves. That was a helpful introduction to the NP and we had some good bird and animal sightings. For the remainder of our time in Etosha we self-drove.

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Mr & Mrs B - Brooklyn
Arrived on: 4-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We would not recommend staying at Okaukuejo Camp during the rainy season unless you are bringing food to grill yourself The waterhole would be lovely in the dry season, but we sat there for 6 hours without seeing a single animal apart from the large beetles that are everywhere in this camp. The rooms themselves were nice enough, although with tile floors did not feel cozy or welcoming. They also have a terribly strong chemical smell from whatever cleaner/ insect repellent the staff sprays inside.

The staff could not care less about guests and were not helpful with even basic questions. One example was during the dinner buffet, the food was not labeled so I asked if there was meat in any of the the 3 salads. She left and came back to tell me she doesn't know. We asked another server who also told us they don't know if there is meat in the salads. The dinner buffet (only option) is also as expensive as the nice, upscale dinner we had in Johannesburg but very bad. The baby potatoes, which looked edible tasted of dirt so strongly that I couldn't even eat them and felt sick the next day.

The location within Etosha is fantastic but I think I would prefer staying just outside of the park rather than this camp.

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Prof. B & Mr K from Delhi
Arrived on: 5-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
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Poor
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Okaukuejo Camp review

This was the only let-down in our trip.

While the Park staff did their best when approached, it was hard to justify the horrible food at dinner (cold slop, hardly anything for a vegetarian) and, worse, the incompetence of the guide (he wasn't forthcoming with information -- we saw a pair of blue cranes and discovered quite by chance later that there were only 35 of them in the world; he hadn't been provided with binoculars so he had to borrow ours to identify birds; he forgot to hand out warm ponchos until mid-way on a very chilly ride in an open vehicle).

There was a lot to enjoy on the drives we took on our own but the experience would have been much more enhanced if we'd had the kind of superb guiding that we had with Turnstone Tours.

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Mr J. from Floral Park
Arrived on: 27-Jan-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Food:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

The Family Bushlet was grand, loved it that it had a full kitchen that one can prepare a few meals.

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Mr & Mrs G - Huntingdon
Arrived on: 20-Jan-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Surprising good

After the poor experience at Dolomite Camp, my expectations were low but I was pleasantly surprised.

The room was spacious and comfortable, the staff were friendly, the food was ok and the waterhole was beautiful.

It was quiet when we were there but could be less pleasant if it was full as there are lots of rooms.

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