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Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

705 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Okaukuejo Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in May-2018, 112 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Okaukuejo Camp.
Lion

71% success

Leopard

6% success

Cheetah

18% success

Giraffe

99% success

Zebra

96% success

Oryx

96% success

Elephant

95% success

Wildebeest

94% success

Black Rhino

89% success

Spotted Hyena

58% success

Eland

45% success

White Rhino

37% success

Brown Hyena

23% success

Roan antelope

20% success

Sable antelope

15% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Showing 21-30 of 705
Duration
Arrival date
Mr D.Geer
Chelmsford

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 16 Sep 2023
"Very comfortable and better than expected" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

Multiple sightings

Cheetah

1 sighting

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Roan antelope

1 sighting

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mrs W
Bath

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

1 night Arrived 15 Sep 2023
"We stayed here for one night in a Premier Waterhole Chalet as it was a convenient location and to enjoy the wildlife at the waterhole. We had to pay the deposit on arrival but there was no inventory and it was returned on check out.

Our chalet was clean and the air con worked well. However there were a number of light bulbs that needed replacing. The staff were efficient if not particularly friendly. We didn’t have dinner in the restaurant but bought a lunch pack from our previous lodge and had it as a picnic on our balcony whilst watching the waterhole in the evening.

Breakfast was adequate but you could be waiting a while if there was a queue to get your eggs cooked. Overall we had a satisfactory stay.

We topped up with petrol here but at the time they were rationing everyone to 20 litres as they were running out." See all these reviews: 23n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

6 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

10 sightings

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

A&J
San Francisco

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 11 Sep 2023
"We really enjoyed Okaukuejo, once the reservation issues got sorted out! Not sure what happened that caused our reservation to show up as cancelled, but thank you very much for sorting it out quickly!

The room was pretty bad, but the location can't be beat, and we saw so much wildlife at the waterhole. The food at the restaurant was surprising delicious for both dinner and breakfast.

Overall we are really glad we spent our 2 Etosha days at Okaukuejo." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 2n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Good
Jorge
Oporto

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 6 Sep 2023
"Has you told, best place to spot animals but facilities and services not at same level." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Facilities:
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

Multiple sightings

Eland

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Oryx

Multiple sightings

White Rhino

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr&Mrs D + kids
Herts

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 24 Aug 2023
"As at Namutoni, reception staff were very welcoming and efficient both on arrival and departure. Again, deposit had to be paid in cash, but again it appeared to be only for return of keys and there was no inventory.

Had previously passed through Okaukuejo but not stayed. Had high expectations of the location but no great expectations of the camp itself. Camp, its campsite and its more basic accommodation look a bit municipal. The large shop had very little food and even buying the ingredients for a sandwich was too much of a challenge. Other than that, the camp very definitely delivered.

Accommodation around the waterhole was set out in a much more spacious way. Stayed in Premier Waterhole Chalets which were of a very high standard. These are in the front row around the waterhole and the Waterhole Chalets are effectively in the row behind.

The waterhole itself was stunning and had a wide variety of game in almost constant attendance throughout our stay. Most guests with accommodation nearby spent their time at the waterhole itself rather than trying to view from chalets. The frontage to the waterhole is long and effectively extends around two sides so never felt busy. In the evenings and at night, people were very respectful and quiet. In the middle of the day, a few bus loads of day-trippers visited for a few minutes and were a bit noisy but not too disruptive. Animals included a lot of plains game, several visits of herds of elephants of between 20 and 40, brown hyena, serval and in the evenings numerous black rhino with up to eight present at once and a lot of fascinating 'bluff and bluster' behaviour over several hours.

Restaurant had to be booked for dinner but reception had done this provisionally before our arrival. The dinner menu was the typically non-descriptive meat, fish, game list but food was again very good and waiting staff were very attentive. Breakfast staff were also very friendly.

On game drives around camp, game density was not great but we had good sightings of elephant, black rhino and lion - everything else was probably at Okaukuejo!

On both evenings, we were out on self-drive game drives returning close to sunset. It is worth being aware of vehicles branded with lodge names out of the park - often empty, presumably having dropped passengers further east, driving at ridiculous speeds to get past Okaukuejo to Andersson's Gate before closing time. A handful passed us, probably driving at around 100kph, one very nearly driving into the back of vehicles stopped viewing rhino." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

10 sightings

Brown Hyena

2 sightings

Eland

3 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Lion

2 sightings

Oryx

5 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr W & Ms W + kids
NL

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 23 Jul 2023
"We stayed in one of the Premier Waterhole Chalets, but were unfortunate in the one assigned to us. It is still great to be able to view the waterhole from your own balcony, but this one had quite a few trees in front of it.

In terms of wildlife Etosha was a bit disappointing this trip. Based on previous trips we had expected to see a bit more. Not only the spectacular animals, but even general game seemed to be hiding a bit. We had quite a few drives where we drove from one empty waterhole to the next empty waterhole. The only waterhole that seemed to consistently deliver was the one in camp!

Services and food in the camp was never really a highlight here, but seems to have gotten a bit worse. We used to like the kiosk where you could get a quick sandwhich for lunch, but that has closed. Also dinner is no longer a buffet, but rather a very limited menu. On our first night it was quite busy and we ended up with pretty much cold food, when we were finally served." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Poor
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Explorer
Dan Brownlee

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 11 Jul 2023
"Interesting stop. Nice room, close to the waterhole. The food and bev were "institutional". What you would expect from a "park facility" We drove west the 1st day, planning to go east the 2nd day. The drive west was a waste of time. Few animals and just open prairieland. In the afternoon we drove east and that's where the action is. Numerous animals!

The drive across the park on day 2 was excellent. Hundreds of zebras, springbok, oryx, wildabeest, giraffes, elephants, kudu, eland, a mother cheetah and 5 cubs!" See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia; 3n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Sightings Report

Cheetah

Multiple sightings

Eland

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Roan antelope

Multiple sightings

White Rhino

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

DD & PK
New York

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 10 Jul 2023
"We stayed at a premier waterfront chalet, and it was absolutely worth it! Among many other animals, we saw a baby rhino and a baby elephant with their respective mothers at the waterhole from our balcony in the evening. The best part of staying at the park was the park's ealy morning and night game drives, which cannot be done from outside Etosha Park, given the gate opening and closing times. We saw two lions from very close and a honey badger on the early morning game drive and a spotted hyena and caracal on our night drive. The food at the park restaurant was fine--not great but not terrible. But that's not the reason to stay at Okaukuejo in the park." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

10 sightings

Cheetah

2 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

3 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mrs K
Andover

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

1 night Arrived 20 Jun 2023
"Very pleasantly surprised. Government run camp with dated rooms but very clean and the food very nice.

The waterhole and the location in Etosha is the reason for staying here. Saw elephants, black rhino, hyena and plenty of game at the waterhole. Sit for a while in the evening and you’ll see plenty of wildlife." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr D.
Stillwater

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

1 night Arrived 15 Jun 2023
"Comments from the Halali camp will be echoed here. Same type of camp environment, level of service, food, etc--all OK...no complaints...but not on par with private lodges outside the park (or those experienced in Botswana).

The location inside the park and with an adjacent, lighted waterhole are big attractions for this camp as a place to settle for the night." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

4 sightings

Eland

6 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

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