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Okaukuejo Camp
Okaukuejo Camp
Okaukuejo Camp
Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

635 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Okaukuejo Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in May-2018, 45 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Okaukuejo Camp.
Lion

79% success

Leopard

3% success

Cheetah

12% success

Giraffe

98% success

Oryx

98% success

Elephant

98% success

Zebra

95% success

Wildebeest

91% success

Black Rhino

90% success

Spotted Hyena

50% success

Eland

40% success

White Rhino

27% success

Roan antelope

19% success

Brown Hyena

16% success

Sable antelope

15% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

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Duration
Arrival date
Caracal party
London

"Wonderful waterhole in Etosha"

2 nights Arrived 18 Jun 2008
"Okaukuejo was good good, much better appointed than we expected, the service was friendly and efficient.

The food in the restaurants was pretty good, a buffet, so lots to eat, and the local school children gave a singing and dancing performance which added to the atmosphere.

But the big plus of Okaukuejo is the waterhole, which is great. We spent a very happy evening eating sandwiches we made for ourselves and drinking abottle of wine. We saw numbers of elephant, game animals and black rhino.

During the day you can drive yourself around Etosha." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs C
Lancashire

"Okaukuejo Restcamp review"

3 nights Arrived 17 Jun 2008
"The waterhole at this camp must be the best in Africa, and the proximity to the Waterhole Chalet was superb.

We saw 48 elephants drinking at one time, and later the same day 3 black rhinos and 3 white rhinos together." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Dune-larks
UK

"Okaukuejo Restcamp review"

2 nights Arrived 11 Jun 2008
"The atmosphere is more 'mass tourism' than elsewhere but it is done well and the refurbished rooms are great. Our waterhole chalet enabled us to pop over to the waterhole a few yards away, anytime day or night, and provided the best game viewing of our trip.

The food is OK but again with a canteen-type atmosphere, good service though.." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Mr P & Mrs C
UK

"Okaukuejo Restcamp review"

3 nights Arrived 30 May 2008
"Whilst a lot of money has been spent on the camp, the waterhole chalets were too small, lots of nice touches inside but no room to move around in. Great location though as ever. Like Halali the shop is non existent so if you want lunch, take it from the breakfast buffet.

Overall the money spent by NWR on the Etosha camps has been badly wasted, has not provided wildlife lovers what they want, and has resulted in over expensive, over elaborate and unnecessary accommodation. Bring back the good old days of self catering with dodgy kitchens and showers." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
The jays
London

"Okaukuejo Restcamp"

2 nights Arrived 17 May 2008
"This is quite different to all the other Lodges that we stayed in. This camp caters for a range of accommodation, from tents to luxury suites. And it also accommodates a lot more people than anywhere else we stayed on the entire trip. The food service was buffet and therefore could not be as personal as at the other camps. Despite feeling a little like a holiday camp, Okaukuejo is perfectly organised for exploring Etosha with shops, guided drives and other activities.

The room we had deserves particular praise as it had a separate kitchen/lounge area and outside eating table with a BBQ. It also had a universal electrical socket, air conditioning and screens on the windows." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
The rhinos
UK

"Okaukuejo Restcamp review"

2 nights Arrived 5 Apr 2008
"Very pleasantly surprised at how good the air conditioned accommodation is within this camp.

We stayed in an extremely comfortable room very close to the Waterhole - excellent for sitting by with a glass of wine. We really enjoyed our stay." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Blackwinged stilts
UK

"Okaukuejo Restcamp review"

2 nights Arrived 14 Mar 2008
"This was probably my least favourite place on the whole trip, although the standard of accommodation and service on the trip was incredibly high so even been the least favourite still meant the standard was reasonably good.

The chalet was fitted out well, but somehow it seemed dingy and a bit unwelcoming and the whole area had more of a feeling of suburbia than restcamp. There was a fridge which was good and a kettle to make tea, but they provide you with the grand total of 2 teabags so you can't overindulge yourselves...

The service at the reception was perfunctory at best and even the guys at the petrol station were fairly miserable which is pretty rare in Namibia. The food was pretty dreadful and overpriced in my opinion. The second night we skipped dinner and ate a snack from the snack bar instead, but the quality of the food from there was pretty dubious, but at least it was cheaper.

Having read the Bradt guidebook I thought that the office would provide some useful information on where the best viewing spots for wildlife were but there was nothing much there, just some out of date information on roads and a few spottings written down by other tourists. I did ask someone for some advise and he recommended a route which when we arrived at Andreson gate to turn onto turned out to be blocked off and shut which was a bit annoying as it was getting late on in the day and we could have done without having to drive all the was there to find a blocked off road. It would be good to have had more information at the office to advise people on wildlife viewing, particularly as it was rainy season and viewing is not as simple as just rocking up to a water hole and sitting back - nothing needed to go to the water hole as there was water everywhere!!" See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Poor

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Terrible
Facilities:
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Terrible
Desert elephants
UK

"Far better than expected"

2 nights Arrived 7 Mar 2008
"Some of the best beds we have slept in.

Impressed with the layout of the bush chalet. Small details were unexpectedly good.
" See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Food:
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Photographer
IOM

"Okaukuejo Restcamp review"

2 nights Arrived 22 Feb 2008
"Food like school dinners !

Accommodation greatly improved." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Poor
The Baobabs
Kirk

"The search for wildlife"

2 nights Arrived 21 Feb 2008
"A very nicely laid out camp with plenty of space and good accommodation. It was nice having a fridge and kettle. Being a large place it lacks the intimacy of the smaller lodges, but has a lovely pool area with plenty of space to relax. The food was good, seved in a very pleasant dining area (inside and out) with friendly staff. The response to a leak we had in the bathroom was rapid and efficient; every effort was made to be helpful.

The shop was adequately stocked for self caterers cooking an evening meal but short of anything suitable for a lunchtime picnic. We drove ourselves around Etosha so cannot comment on the game drives offered by the camp. As it was the rainy season, the waterholes were often almost devoid of wildlife, but having to search made it more rewarding. We saw plenty of smaller animals and many amazing and fascinating birds." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
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