Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(83%) From 621 travellers
Excellent
233
Good
272
Average
96
Poor
18
Terrible
2
Below are independent comments from 621 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 & Mrs R from Syderstone
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo is Okaukuejo!

Okaukuejo has changed little in the four trips, over 18 years, that we have made. It does the job in providing accommodation and food, alongside unrivalled 24 hour access to the floodlit waterhole. We would certainly not choose to stay outside Etosha, just for possible higher-class accommodation at a much more expensive rate.

The check-in and check-out processes are slow, but there are lots of people, especially if you arrive at the end of the day and leave first thing in the morning. Just be patient.

Our room was rather tired and dated and, although there was a kitchenette, this had no crockery or cutlery. It was clean and tidy and everything worked. It would be rather difficult to cater for yourself.

The restaurant has improved over the years and the service is good. You do have to book for dinner, which is easily done, and you will be better received than if you just walk in and expect a table. The food is typical mass-catering buffet-style, but is hot and perfectly edible.

The waterhole never disappoints, day or night. We spent 5 hours there one morning and saw literally hundreds of animals of all types, constantly coming and going. It was an amazing sight and experience.

As long as you go to Okaukuejo expecting lots of people and the limitations that this puts upon the catering, service and accommodation, then you won't be disappointed.

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B family from Weybridge
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

The waterhole makes this camp. The rooms, food and facilities are quite basic but being able to watch endless animals coming to the waterhole to drink on an ongoing basis with a glass of wine in your hand make this really special.

If you can get beyond the fact that there quite a lot of people milling about and get lost in the safari movie in front of you, you will love it. We saw many rhino, giraffes and lots of antelope but the highlight was watching what must have been about 40 elephants at sunset. This waterhole had more action than many of the ones within the park that you drive to, so to have this within easy reach at all times it ideal.

Definitely the place to stay in Etosha.

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Mr & Mrs S from St Albans
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

All about location

Location is spot on. Right by the waterhole where the rhino come.

Accommodation is basic, but perfectly clean and ideal for a night.

Breakfast was a nice surprise and served early enough to get out of the gate as they open.

Olifantsbad waterhole is a perfect distance drive for the last waterhole of the day. We saw a super heard of elephants.

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Mr S from UK
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Terrible
Terrible
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Wonderful spot, bad food

The camp has a phenomenal watering hole, but accommodation is dirty and feels a little stale inside.

Food is also not wonderful - whilst there we observed a chef serving cooked meat and placing raw meat onto a grill whilst also at the same time using the same tongs to serve cooked meat. We mentioned this to a waitress who didn't understand the issue this could cause.

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Mrs T from Reading
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Terrible
Terrible
Food:
Average
Average

Interesting!!

This place does the job it sets out to do

The cleanliness couldn't be faulted especially with the volume of people passing through but the service at mealtimes was dire. Utterly dire, so bad it was hilarious. We got fed and watered but we spent quite bit of time debating whether the girls serving just didn't give a s**t or were very stupid and we couldn't decide which.

No issues with security and when I did go to report certain items missing from the room inventory when we checked in I got ushered into a side room as I think they thought I was making a big complaint. Deposit given back without a quibble or check the next day.

The waterhole was a joy, we sat and watched the nights coming and going for hours.

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Mr J & Ms J from Devon
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Waterhole excellent

Okaukeujo is an essential stop while travelling through Etosha, as the wildlife sightings are excellent. Sadly the food and accommodation were not that good. Our chalet was dismally decorated, though always clean. The buffet style meals are overpriced and disappointing and the staff lack the enthusiasm and interest that greeted us in the rest of Namibia.
We were given wrong information about the opening times of the snack bar and so missed it. The stock of food at the shop is not good. Very difficult to self cater

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CathyO from Glasgow
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Terrible
Terrible

Great waterhole

While the accommodation did not match previous places we stayed it was spacious and comfortable. Highlight of the camp is the waterhole at which you are certain to see an abundance of wildlife.

Booking in was not great and were not provided with information either about how things work in the camp or in the park itself. The staff were pretty disinterested and did the bare minimum.. all of these shortcomings however fade when we entered the park itself.

Oh must mention the picnic/toilet areas - shocking. not fit for purpose but I guess you know that.

We did the night drive and would not recommend it. We realised that there was the possibility we would not see much and we didnt but the guide made no comment on the fact that we did not see much as if this was normal.

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Mr W & Ms W from NL
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Great time in our Premier Waterhole Chalet

We knew what to expect and it lived up to those expectations.

The room (Premier Waterhole Chalet) was very spacious and of course had a great view of the waterhole.

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Mrs K from Andover
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo about location

Okaukuejo is a basic government run camp. Don’t expect too much then you wont be disappointed.

However this place is all about its incredible waterhole and the wildlife which visit. We spent a couple of hours one evening sitting by the floodlit waterhole and saw elephants, giraffes, white rhinos, spotted hyena, zebras and various antelope.

Would recommend a one night stay here (take your binos for the night viewing).

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Mr & Mrs P from Cheltenham
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Wow, what a waterhole!

If you want to be able to go to the best waterhole in Etosha, this is the place to stay. A constant flow of EVERY animal, apart from lions although we heard them but even night visits by rhinos.

The accommodation was not as up market as our others but we had clean sheets both nights and it was certainly much better than we had been led to anticipate. The food was buffet style and considering they were catering for masses of people, it was good.

A great location to explore the numerous waterholes near by and of course the opportunity to watch wildlife easily at night without the need for a guide, was fantastic.

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