Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(83%) From 638 travellers
Excellent
236
Good
282
Average
99
Poor
19
Terrible
2
Below are independent comments from 638 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.
Dr African Crake from UK
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Okaukuejo Restcamp review

Big camp but new bungalows were small but adequate. Aircon a blessing ! Food was surprisingly good since catering was for the masses. Being 20 meters away from the waterhole was fantastic

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Mr Pix from UK
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Big game waterhole

It was very exciting to see so many animals at both the on site waterhole and driving around the area.

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Mr B from N Yorks
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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nice camp

camp good . waterhole fscinating

newly refurbished huts good but a bit small

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Mr H from Bucks
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
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Great view of waterhole at Okaukuejo

Rooms were new and modern with tasteful African decor but again kitchen ill-equipped - almost as if they required you to eat in restaurant.
Waterhole excellent - good viewing of variety of game

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Mr & Mrs from UK
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
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Food:
Good
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Activities:
Excellent
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Wildlife on your doorstep in National Parlk

Government run campsite inside Etosha National Park undergoing renovation on our visit. Stayed in newly refurbished (semi detached) rondavel (well soundproofed) within sight of waterhole. Stylish walk in shower and 4 poster bed with mosquito net. Deposit required on arrival of 500N$, returned once chambermaid had checked room before departure. Kettle and fridge.

Supper and breakfast taken inside giant tent as restaurant still being built. On site mini supermarket caters for campers, next to small tourist shop and post office.

Despite size of site, everyone conscious of need for quiet at waterhole and we saw large groups of elephants, zebra, warthogs, giraffe, wildebeest and oryx and a mother and baby rhino. Total petrol station on site. Large pool (very cold). Needed torch to find way back to room after dinner.

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Mr DS from Surrey
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Brilliant waterhole - best we found

We were very close to the waterhole, which was great! Lots of activity there (pity we missed the lion brothers!) Only problem was the camp, like the others in Etosha, is being re-furbished, so it looked a bit 'unfinished' and the restauarant was temporarily housed in a large marquee, very chaotic! The buffet was a bit of a scrum!

Discount for vegetarians if you only want the salad bar, but you have to make a point of it.

Didn't find the service all that friendly - could have done with more staff really.

We weren't expecting to have to pay a N$500 deposit on the contents of our room - that wasn't really a problem, but I did make it clear that there were two less towels in our room than it claimed in the printed itinerary. Just in case!

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Mr J from Heathfield
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
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FANTASTIC WATER HOLE!

VERY WELL ORGANISED, AND RUN WITH MILITARY PRECISION! tHE NEW BUILDINGS WERE WELL DONE.

WE WERE 50 YARDS FROM THE WATER HOLE WHICH MEANT THAT THE KIDS COULD POP THERE BY THEMSELVES.
THERE WAS ALWAYS ANIMALS AT THE WATERHOLE. tHE EVENINGS WERE TOTALLY MAGICAL-SO MANY ANIMALS, ESPECIALLY ELEPHANTS.

WE FELT THAT BBQ TOOLS SHOULD HAE BEEN AVAILABLE, AND ALSO CUTLERY. We were glad to have stocked up in the Outjo supermarket because the shop had very limited stock for self catering.

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Mr P from West Sussex
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Brilliant waterhole

On arrival we felt a little disappointed, as this was not quite of the standard we had had up until then, especially as when we went to check in, we were told that we were not on the computer and they could not accommodate us. However, after a couple of 'phone calls to Expert Africa in Windhoek, and perhaps a closer look at the computer the matter was resolved.

Gradually we gained a better understanding of what the camp was all about, and found it to be quite good.

Our bungalows in relation to the waterhole were brilliant. The dining room was undergoing refurbishment at the time and meals were served in a marquee, which everything considered was quite good.

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Mr T from London
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

It will good when it's finished

The location of the waterhole and the opportunity to view animals at close quarters more than compensated for the amenities of the restcamp.

A major construction programme is nearing completion and we sure this will make a huge difference.

Our accommodation was very good but the 'meals in the marquee' left a lot to be desired. Our bungalow has a fridge and sink and if the on site food store had contained a better supply of provisions we would have been happy to look after ourselves.

That said Etosha is a wonderful place and the chance to see hundreds of animals at all times of the day was something we shall never forget.

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Mr-W NYorks from UK
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Elephant Bathtime

As I have already mentioned to Tracy, our booking had been changed. When we originally booked, we asked for two 4-bed rondels in order that they should be side by siide (as advised by Expert Africa). I had not noticed on the booking slips sent that this had been changed to three 2-bed accommodations which was not what we needed for 3 children and 2 adults.

When we got there it was not organised. We were told that we had two 2 bed lodges and that the workmen weere still in them. This was true. The airconditioners were still being put in, the windows had no locks, the front door had no handle, the front had not been finished with great big potholes in it and there were no self-catering utensils. In the end an extra bed was put in one room and at one stage they wanted to charge me for that!

The maid was lovely and as helpful as anyone could be. She said that she had told everyone that the rooms would not be ready! I had to negotaite with the workmen to be finished in time for us to occupy the rooms at 5.45 pm. The man at registration was not helpful.

Trying to sit around the swimming pool with inadeqaute seeting did not help eveyone's temper. I wish we had known to go and sit around the waterhole which was where we eventually ended up. This was a great move and we saw amazing sights.

The lack of organistaion also extended to the restaurant which was in a tent, but the food was good and the people helpful.

The next day when the situation was sorted out and I had spoken with Expert Africa I went back to ensure thatthe Halali rooms would be OK. At that time I found someone (a lady) who did know what was gomig on and wanted to know why I ahd not picked up the keys to our third room! I explained the whole thing and told them the the rooms we were in were OK for now but they would need finishing before they let them again. I was not the only person complaining. She was as helpful as she could be.

The experience was great because of the wildlife and the waterholes. The poor sservice was NOT down to the maid who tried her level best to help us. Advice from Expert Africa was helpful but at a weekend Wilderness Safaris in Windhoek were out.

Other travellers need to know about the restaurants which may be difficult in the future and whether there will be utensils to self cater as well as how much food will be available at the shop. In fact we found that there should have been utensils and there were 4-bed lodges as we had ordered near the waterhole.

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