Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(83%) From 624 travellers
Excellent
233
Good
274
Average
96
Poor
19
Terrible
2
Below are independent comments from 624 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 D from Farnham
Arrived on: 11-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
Good

Potential in need of a positive boost!

The place is bit run down and clearly has a management that cares little for what are quite disintereted and miserable staff. It is a bit like staying in an old Eastern Block country. This is unfortunate, as the site is well laid out, with comfortable chalets - ours even had a Braai / BBQ pit - and still has the potential to be a top place to stay, with an amazing waterhole.

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Mrs C from Shrewsbury
Arrived on: 20-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

We had good accommodation & it was good to be able to partly self cater even though there was no cutlery or crockery, we had to hire them from the kitchen.

The shop was poorly stocked.The breakfast was only average, the camp was very busy & I think the staff couldn't keep up.

We would thoroughly recommend getting a room with a BBQ, it may not be by the waterhole but it was more private & great to cook our own food.

The lions roaring at night was truly magical. It was wonderful to be so near to the wildlife, we didn't have to drive far before encountering a pride of lions.

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Dr & Mrs S from France
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Terrible
Terrible
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor

Okaukuejo Camp review

This was our fourth visit to Okaukeujo. This is a good location within Ethosha for game viewing - but far too many people!

The standard rooms are cramped and claustrophobic - would be ok for a short overnight stay but no good for several nights. We have previously stayed in the waterhole rooms and the bush chalets which are much better.

It is difficult to understand why the quality of food and service in the restaurant at Okaukeujo is so much inferior to that at the sister camps Halali and Namutoni - I suppose nobody cares.

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Dr B from Armidale
Arrived on: 19-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

Just the minor glitch about our reservations (one double room instead of a chalet), but handled well by Tom Morris

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Frank & Cath from Retford
Arrived on: 15-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Average

Okaukuejo Camp review

Much more mass market than the other places. Nowhere near enough sun beds at the pool.

The night drive was excellent - we were lucky enough to see a lion - and the water hole attracted lots of interesting wildlife including rhinos.

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Mrs & Mr W from Dorset
Arrived on: 15-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Poor
Poor

Thank goodness for the waterhole!

You go into Etosha expecting rather less in terms of comfort at the camps. Okaukuejo lives up to that! Much more than the others. The rooms are pokier, and it all feels more institutional. It's worth going into the shop just to see how little it offers (although an alcoholic might enjoy it). The most important thing in the restaurant is the reservation list and ticking it off. The least important is the food - although, with careful selection, you can just about put together something vaguely edible. Don't be too late for breakfast! It runs out early. (In fact, there were no eggs one day). ...So watch out if you are out and about and returning with a sharp appetite.

Let's be positive. The staff, especially in the rooms, do a good job. And the waterhole - as many reviews suggest - makes up for all of it. Where else will you see a couple of groups of lions, a few elephants, half a dozen white rhino, and giraffe, all within a couple of hours. And there always seems to be exciting animals not too far away ( south and east being the best directions in drier times)

There are moves afoot to add an element of privatisation to the camp. It may well shake things up in a few years. Glory be.

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Mr & Mrs C from Cambridge
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

OK, so this is a big camp in a National Park but don't let that stop you staying here. The wildlife viewing is superb.

Food was fine - chef even concocted something just for us one evening (we are vegetarian).

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Mr & Mrs P from Hook
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Excellent lodge for game viewing

This lodge is government run and therefore the overall standards do not compare with the private lodges we had previously stayed in. Nevertheless we found it to be of a good standard overall.

However, the game viewing was exceptional. We did our own game viewing during the day, but the main attraction of this lodge, apart from location within Etosha, is the water hole. The two nights spent here, we saw numerous rhino and elephants and many other mammals. The water hole is very close to the camp so is easily accessible for all, with plenty of seating.

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Mr & Mrs H from Taunton
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Great activity at the waterhole

Terrific variety of animals and birds at the camp waterhole and it was a big plus being able to walk there from our accommodation in a couple of minutes.

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Mr & Mrs J from Bristol
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Not long enough at Etosha - park is so big

We felt that we needed more time at Etosha. The reserve is so vast it would certainly be best to spend several days, probably at two different lodges, in order to take full advantage of what it has to offer.

Although initially well signposted from the main road, we found the length of the journey over gravel roads rather off putting since there were no signposts to assure us that we were on the right road! We were also rather put off by the number of administrative procedures to be followed in order to be admitted and the fact that the administrative staff were not at all welcoming or helpful.

Our chalet, however, was comfortable and well positioned for visiting the watering hole from which to view game (mainly a lone elephant and some giraffe) drinking in the evening.

We enjoyed being able to drive ourselves around the reserve

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