Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(84%) From 518 travellers
Excellent
203
Good
234
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 518 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.
Mr T and Mrs H - Namibia in 14 days
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo, a busy place!

A very busy lodge. Meals adequate, though no cutlery, bowls,or plates at times did add to experience...... no one around to keep things stocked up.
Accommodation was ok, towels completely threadbare.

The waterhole was very good in the evening.

Drive with guide in the afternoon was disappointing we would have seen more in our own vehicle.

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Mr C & Mrs C - Nam, Bots and VFA
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The bush chalet was better than anticipated and close to the waterhole (good advice from Expert Africa), so no need to have the waterhole chalets.

Food was okay, mass catering as expected. The waterhole was great and we saw a wide range of animals over our stay. Self drive within Etosha NP was very easy and we had no trouble finding our way around.

There is a small museum/ecology centre at the camp that is well worth a visit.

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Mrs A & Mr J T - Namibia in three weeks
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp

The room was fine although self catering would be limited really (there are no pots, pans, cooking facilities (other than a braai) or crockery) - fortunately we weren't.

Dinner had to be booked in advance and then you had to find out at a reception area where you should sit. Although there was an allocated waiter or waitress, the level of service was relatively poor, with long waits for drinks. The meal was entirely self service but when the bill was paid back at the reception area the waiter was always on hand and eager to claim a tip.

The position within the park means that most areas are accessible for day tripping (although a very early start would be needed to reach the extremities).

The water hole is an excellent feature and during our various visits we saw many big animals including elephants, rhino, lions, giraffes and all the various smaller wildlife.

An excellent time of year for activity at this waterhole at all times of day and night.

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Ms A - Australia
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp

The decline continues with the running of the Etosha Camps.
Africa. We had the family chalets so we were isolated from the perils of the dining room by our self catering . Breakfast only taken there and it is fairly forgettable. No one can muck up cereal but if you don,t eat eggs of some kind you are marooned . The staff were surly ,almost to the point of unpleasant. The camp shop is poorly stocked and again the staff appeared disinterested .The chalets are fairly well equipped for self catering . There are now no Laundry facilities . The shop and the dining room are so poorly lit that one cannot read labels on articles like hot water ,coffee etc.Reception staff were approachable and helpful..

BUT it is all about the animals which were totally magnificent both at the waterhole and on our drives. Thank heaven this aspect of Etosha is not run by the Parks board as it would be catastrophic !!! Southern Africa is in the grip of a disastrous drought with NO rain in 2016 and there were very few guests staying with many empty cottages .Will say more to Maruska.

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Mr and Mrs E. from London
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We were lucky to stay in the Premier Waterhole Chalet for one night - and it was probably the highlight of our holiday. We were in Chalet 34 which was probably the best one as it was very close to the waterhole with unobstructed views. The chalet was very clean and a lot more luxirious than we expected! We only used one of the two bedrooms but it would be very good value for four people. It was great watching the animals come to the waterhole whilst relaxing on our balcony and also seeing them in the middle of the night whilst lying in bed! There were loads of animals including elephants, rhinos, giraffes and zebra.

The camp itself is basic, we did not have dinner there but breakfast was OK. Would definitely return for longer - it is a great base to explore the surrounding Etosha National Park. You do need to book the activities before you arrive as we could not get on the night safari as it was fully booked.

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Mr G & Mrs S - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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We like the place !!

OK i know this place gets some bad reviews
I know the food is not as refined as some of the private places but we had a great time here
We found the food plain but wholesome sevice good with plenty of good humour
And rooms very good and clean

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Mr M. from Cambridge
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo camp was comfortable

Pools and restaurant very good, waterhole spectacular views of game but very busy with visitors.

Okondeka and Newbrownii are fantastic places to view game

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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
Overall:
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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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Activities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Waterhole was a high point

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