Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp
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Okaukuejo Camp review
We stayed in a bush chalet that was conveniently situated within Okaukuejo. It wasn't the most luxurious place that we stayed in during our trip, but it was perfectly sufficient and very spacious.
Although the waterhole chalets have a view of the waterhole, they are also exposed to all the visitors clustered around the waterhole, so we were happy with our choice! We really enjoyed walking to the waterhole at different times of day to see the animals loitering and interacting - with a bit of patience it seemed there was always something to see. We saw rhino and elephant interacting at the hole, in addition to giraffe, oryx etc etc.
The buffets for every meal are sufficient but got a bit repetitive if by the end of two days - a tip for other travellers is that the 'kiosk' serves snacks as an alternative to the lunch buffet. One of us is vegetarian and found particularly limited food options (besides salad and vegetables). In addition to gifts and toiletries, the shop sells lots of biscuits and confectionary, icecream plus bread, sausages/meat and onions - and the chalets all have firepits/bbq areas so you could have a barbeque.
THE WATERHOLE AND WILDLIFE VERY IMPRESSIVE
FIRST NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION VERY GOOD BUT SECOND NIGHT POOR.
NOT VERY WELCOMING AND POOR SERVICE
Great animal viewing at the waterhole - a shame we only spent one night.
Facilities as poor as ever - with a captive audience I can't understand how there isn't a thriving little supermarket, gift shop etc with staff who want to talk and interest you with things but customer service is not something you find in Etosha.
Good value at Okaukuejo
The bush chalet was good, the double room not so good, however my fault for booking late.Read more about the whole safari
Okaukuejo Camp review
Our chalet by the water hole was amazing! We had easy access to watch the animals at any time of the day or night.
The food provided was not up to the high standard that we had experienced at the other lodges. They were serving many more people and the food was adequate but not exciting.
Okaukuejo was better than expected
Stayed here for the waterhole and was not disappointed. 8 rhinos at one time and a family of 25-30 elephants as well. Everyone was really quiet and it was not the stadium atmosphere I expected.
The food was decent but there was one chef there who made a point of making steaks separate without the seasoning for my wife so she could eat them, I found most staff there to be quite helpful.
One word of warning, we had our hubcaps stolen here so I would advise taking them off.
Wonderful floodlit waterhole
The higlight is obviously the floodlit waterhole, it was wonderful to be able to see this just a few meters from the door of our room.
A great place from which to visit many other waterholes and see a wide variety of wildlife.
Large camp but provides a good experience
Busy camp but service was good and friendly. The emergency line was answered quickly when we broke down in the afternoon (fortunately with a mobile signal) and help organised immediately.
Bush chalet was comfortable. Food good. Interesting game at the waterhole in the camp and at others nearby.
Okaukuejo Camp is too overbuilt - too many people, buildings, etc. However, I'm so glad we stayed there.
Our cabin was a five minute walk from the famous watering hole. We spent a lot of time there at all hours of the day , from sunrise to after sunset. We saw a great variety of animals coming down to the hole for a drink, It's a magical place and I highly recommend it despite the crowds and mediocre food.
Mediocre accomodation, good waterhole
Accommodation a bit run down, and not everything worked (toilet not flushing, electrical sockets with no power, etc.) Our family was split into 2 lodges at opposite ends of the camp, but the larger room would have been fine for all of us, if they'd just added a camp bed or mattress.
That said, we enjoyed the large swimming pool after a long dusty day, reasonable food, and above all the waterhole is a big draw - the only place you get to see the action safely at night.