Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 511 travellers
Excellent
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 511 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.
Ms R and Mr M from York
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We had a premier chalet close to the waterhole here. Though the view of the waterhole was a bit limited, we enjoyed the terrace and we made the most of our proximity to the waterhole in spending time there in the evening.

The wildlife we saw there was fantastic; after one rather quiet half hour, twenty or so elephants came ambling in. At all times there was something to see. The chalet itself was very comfortable, although it needed a bit more care (the downstairs living room had no light when we were there, though one was rigged up by the maintenance man).

The food was buffet-style, for large numbers of people, but perfectly adequate. We did not take any of the tours available but as we drove around in the national park, we found some amazing viewpoints, where lines of game were queuing for their access to water. We were very glad to have gone there and experienced the park, in spite of the numbers of people and pressure on services.

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Ms H - Washington
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great place to start our Etosha experience!

What an awesome place to begin the Etosha experience!

On our first day we saw 5 rhinos and many elephants at the waterhole.

Amazing!

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The K family from Bath
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Waterhole was a high point

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Mrs W - Ontario
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The best watering hole to watch the animals.

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Ms M - Ontario
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic Waterhole

we saw so many animals at this site.

A really huge highlight of our trip!

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Dr A, B & B - San Diego
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp

Bored staff sometimes even surly. Accommodation worn but fine.

The experience driving out the east gate of Etosha was better than expected with decent number of mammals at the waterholes.

Got to see three black rhinos together at the camp watering hole.

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Mr and Mrs C. from Romsey
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great waterhole but could be so much better!

Check-in was long and tedious with unfriendly staff, and then couldn't check-in till 2.30 (although we are pretty sure the keys were there waiting for us on the hook).

Room was ok, but shower was not good at all. It clearly needed the head cleaning so more water could come out or a new shower head.

Pool looked good, although we didn't use it there was lots of people that were. They also have a tower you can climb to the top off to see of the Etosha plains which was nice.

The dinner was also overpriced compared to where we had eaten previously and not very good - would recommend if you can have a bbq. We couldn't as we didn't have any bbq equipment. The second night we were the first ones eating as we had booked to go on a night drive, and asked if we would sit outside instead of inside (inside gets very smokey). Our waiter said yes and changed two of the table numbers, and for some reason this caused an argument between some of the staff later on - despite the fact we were gone before anyone else came. It appears they need to have a better, more relaxed system in the restaurant which isn't so strict on where people sit and keeps customers happy! Breakfast was a little better food wise, but again the staff never seemed happy. Tried to eat at the kiosk - was told shuts at 4.30, went at 4.00 and got told not doing anything apart from toast as cleaning down.

Also found it incredible that there is a big water shortage in Namibia and the government camp were using sprinklers to water dead grass. All other camps we were staying at were trying to preserve water,

The night drive was ok, but it was on a big vehicle which was full. We did manage to see baby hyenas and a rhino very close.

One thing I would say is this camp is good for the waterhole. We saw lots of animals here. So unfortunately the camp do have that in there favour and I think they know it.

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Mrs V. from Boulder
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great waterhole at Okaukuejo Camp

The waterhole we saw on our way to Okaujueo camp and the one at the camp were the ones where we saw the most number of different types of animals. Also, the waterhole at Okaujuejo camp was made more special for us because we saw one black rhino there.

The food and service was better than Halali camp.

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Mr & Mrs C from Droitwich
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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As we had been let to expect this was not up the high standards of the previous lodges, however it was perfectly acceptable for us as a room to just sleep in, as was the restaurant even if we had to queue up to get our food.

The slight inadequacies of the place were easily made up for by the closeness to the waterhole. This was amazing to just watch the animals come in to drink. We spent an entire afternoon just watching a herd of Elephants with some very young ones drinking and it was fascinating to watch the interaction between the group.

The following day we spent driving around ourselves and found a Leopard and a couple of Lionesses, amongst many other animals.

We did not have any problems with noise as had been led to expect even though our room was right next to the camp site and there was certainly no problem round the waterhole.

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The M family - Hampshire
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Rooms comfortable with good facilities (we stayed in bungalows beside waterhole). Had everything we needed and good location. Plenty of elephants at water hole and fairly quiet,despite other comments about people making a lot of noise.

Good to be in Etosha for early drives etc.

Reception, restaurant etc a bit disorganised, although food fine when we actually got it.

Get the detailed Etosha map available at camp shop.

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