Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(85%) From 493 travellers
Excellent
196
Good
226
Average
59
Poor
11
Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 493 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 K. from Hereford
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Wildlife viewing at Etosha is amazing and its worth staying at the camp just for the waterhole at sunrise and sunset.

The camp at Okaukuejo could be good with the right management but the staff are obviously unmotivated and unhappy which spoils it - such a contrast to all the other accommodations.

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Mr T & Mrs M - Cambridge
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The wildlife experience at the floodlit waterhole was amazing, and one of the highlights of the trip.

The camp's size meant that it lacked the personal touch to which we had become accustomed, and the restaurant was essentially mass-catering, where the food was only average - but the location more than made up for it!

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Mr and Mrs D from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

We expected Okaukuejo Camp to be pretty indifferent with it being run by the National Park, but in fact it was excellent.

We found the standard of service was good, the accommodation good, and the illuminated waterhole superb.

Okaukuejo's location, in the middle of Etosha, is of course why people choose to stay there, but it certainly exceeded our expectations. The wildlife viewings at the waterholes around Okaukuejo are exceptional and I would stay there again if I re-visited Etosha.

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Mr S & Mrs M - Namibia anniversary trip
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Could have spent all day at the waterhole.

The bush chalet was fine and perfectly comfortable. Dinner was also fine although there was a mixture of self-service and waitress service which didn't altogether work. We were shown to a table which was not set for dinner and then we waited an age for a waitress to bring cutlery and take our drinks order. We think they need more staff and a better system.

We went to the waterhole after dinner on both nights and very early on our last morning and it was amazing - a constant silent procession of animals, all observed in complete silence by the people there. We were very reluctant to tear ourselves away.

We visited the waterholes in the western and central parts of Etosha on the next 2 days and were rewarded with seeing lots of different animals. Nowhere was it too busy.

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Ms B - S and Mr A - S from Switzerland
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Good
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Good
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Their waterhole is the highlight - once other have to leave Etosha before sunset you get to stay overnight.

Sit on the bench around the waterhole and wait. Your patience will be rewarded... You get to see a lot of different animals.

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Mr and Mrs R from Newport
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Good
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Very good, well run lodge inside the park

Although the lodge had hundreds of guests from backpackers to fly/drive it was well run, with very good buffet food. We opted for a waterhole chalet and it was well worth it. We spent many hours at the waterhole and found it endlessly fascinating.

The roads around the park were OK, and the distances between waterholes can be quite large but the chance of a sighting made all the trips really enjoyable.

Because the park is so large the traffic seemed very light.

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Ms L. from Leeds
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent
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Average
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Wonderful wildlife

The wildlife in Etosha National Park is amazing and in many ways it was good to be able to drive ourselves round the area. Okaukuejo offers very basic though perfectly adequate facilities. After the very personal service at our previous camps Okaukuejo seems a bit impersonal because of the numbers of visitors they are dealing with.

I think in retrospect now I preferred having the guided 4WD tours though it was also wonderful to discover wildlife for ourselves so perhaps its good to have the mix of experiences. Etosha was the first place we saw major wildlife in all its glory.

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Mr & Mrs R - Hereford
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
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Good base for doing your own safari.

We stayed at a Bush chalet again, well positioned and good value, a short walk to the waterhole., with its constant flow of animals. plenty of waterholes you can drive to in the daytime. at your own speed

Meals are served buffet style. and are reasonably priced, you have to remember to sign in for Dinner.

A good place to do your own thing.

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Mr S & Ms H from Belgium
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
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Okaukuejo Camp review

IMO, the better camp.

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Mrs & Mr S - Kent
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Highlight was the waterhole at night. Saw a lot of wildlife each evening including rhino.

Did seem to be a large number of wild dogs wandering through the campsite at night.

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