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
"The best restcamp"
Site not finished but quite good especially is the area of the waterhole bungalows." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
"The nicest camp in Etosha"
Okaukuejo's waterhole is quite large and attracted a lot of animals throughout the day. However at night it really came alive. On our first night, after dinner [about 9pm] we saw over 30 elephants come to drink, plus four rhino [white] and eight giraffes. How the animals aren't spooked by all the noise from the people watching them, the spotlights and camera flashes going off is amazing - but they're not.
There is a tourist shop which sells food but the choice is limited and not particularly good quality. If you want to self cater [even the bungalows/villas have access to a BBQ], ensure you stock up at a supermarket before entering the park. The restaurant does an all-you-can-eat buffet for about £10 per person which is very reasonable. The food is always the same, salads/soup, breads, roasted game and hot veg/potatoes and a variety of desserts - it's not haute cuisine but it's fairly tasty.
We also stayed at Halali, and Okaukuejo was definitely the better equipped and furnished of the two. The staff aren't particularly friendly or helpful in either camp - perhaps because it's government run.
Finally, don't forget to check the sightings books in the main office at the camp, you'll get great tips about where the animals are and which waterholes are currently the most-frequented. We had an afternoon watching an elephant mudbath followed by a lion pride coming to drink thanks to a tip from this book." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
"The water hole was excellent."
The room would have been good if it had been finished. There were no shelves in the bathroom and no rail in the wardrobe to hang clothes. I have pictures to prove it. Also there was no number on the chalet and we couldn't find it. We asked an empolyee for directions and he sent us all round the houses, when in fact he was staring at it all the time. I only found it by trying the key in various locks. Great organisation!
" See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
"Loads of animals at Okaukuejo"
Even the petrol attendant found it difficult to raise himself up to serve us. But we were here to see the animals, which we did in abundance. Fantastic. Brilliant waterhole." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
"Okaukuejo Restcamp review"
However you come to Etosha for the game and now the accommodation has been sorted it is very good" See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
"The gateway to Etosha"
The restaurant was good and the sandwich bar during the day was great value.The accommodation was clean and comfortable and being able to walk to the waterhole, day or night, and sitting there with a drink was memorable.
The deposit for your room key was $500 or your passport/driving licence and you could not book out until someone had checked that your accommodation was complete and in one piece. So allow some extra time when you leave. This applies to all the camps in Etosha" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
"OK accom newly decorated & refurbished"
Disliked having to wait for accom to be checked before departure although appreciate with new equip etc this would stop damage & pilfering. Very little in shop for supplies. Waterhole bungalow had no braai or cooking facilities so made to use restaurant although not too much of a problem.
Much preferred the old camp more authentic although can understand them wishing to become more upmarket." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana
"Okaukuejo Restcamp review"
"Big game waterhole"
newly refurbished huts good but a bit small" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
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