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Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

637 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, 46 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Okaukuejo Camp.
Lion

79% success

Leopard

6% success

Cheetah

11% success

Giraffe

98% success

Oryx

98% success

Elephant

98% success

Zebra

96% success

Wildebeest

91% success

Black Rhino

90% success

Spotted Hyena

51% success

Eland

42% success

White Rhino

26% success

Roan antelope

19% success

Brown Hyena

16% success

Sable antelope

15% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Showing 61-70 of 637
Duration
Arrival date
Mr & Mrs C
Cambridge

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 26 Oct 2017
"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)." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs P
Hook

"Excellent lodge for game viewing"

2 nights Arrived 22 Oct 2017
"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." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs H
Taunton

"Great activity at the waterhole"

3 nights Arrived 15 Oct 2017
"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." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Mr & Mrs J
Bristol

"Not long enough at Etosha - park is so big "

2 nights Arrived 8 Oct 2017
"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" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mrs F & Mr N
Surrey

"Bush chalet close to the waterhole"

2 nights Arrived 2 Oct 2017
"It's pretty busy here but a great base and the bush chalet option worked well. The waterhole chalets have people walking by 24-7!

Fridge in the chase so worth bringing food or buying basics in the camp shop for lunch. Meals are all buffet style with choices- not the best quality but absolutely fine and it's quite a fun atmosphere in an incredible park.

We went out for 3 separate self drive trips from/the camp - buy a map in the shop and there's no need for anything else." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Mr K & Mrs N
UK

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 2 Oct 2017
"We returned to Okaukuejo Camp for two nights, again staying in a bush chalet. Accommodation the same as previously noted. [Ed: see below]

Unfortunately same poor service in restaurant, maybe a little quicker as less guests visiting in the middle of the week. Decided one evening just to make rolls and have a picnic by the waterhole, which was a great decision. Again great wildlife viewing at the waterhole and fabulous sunsets.

Would also note swimming pool has been refurbished since last year which has enhanced this area.

Note of caution - the fuel station ran out of diesel during our stay so be mindful of how low your tank is getting." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs B
Herts

"The waterhole at the Camp is a must see"

2 nights Arrived 30 Sep 2017
"The site is very different to the other camps/lodges catering for larger numbers of visitors but was well organised and our accomodation was very good.

Its location in the Etosha NP is its major advantage and in particular the waterhole which adjoins the site and is floodlit at night.

This provides an opportunity to see a wide variety of game at close quarters, how they behave and interact with other species." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr K & Mrs N
UK

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

1 night Arrived 30 Sep 2017
"This was our third stay at Okaukuejo Camp so we know exactly what to expect and you must remember this is national park accommodation and not high end.

You come here for the animals which come to the waterhole, which, this time of year will guarantee large herds of elephants all day and black rhino after sunset. Sitting on the benches around the low wall of the waterhole you can easily have a mini safari without leaving the camp. However, camp is centrally located for exploring other nearby waterholes.

We had a bush chalet - which is only 75 yards from the waterhole. Basic but functional with fridge and air conditioning. At present they are refurbishing the restaurant area which apparently has been ongoing now for over 9 months. This means the buffet for all meals is set up outside in the covered verandah area. Service was very poor, tables not cleared and relaid for second sitting and a long wait for drinks - probably the worst we have encountered in 3 visits.

You can buy vouchers for wifi which worked quite well, but you can only use this in the restaurant / pool area. Shop has beer, wine and basic food items but supplies can run out." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Mr K
Hexham

"satisfactory"

2 nights Arrived 26 Sep 2017
"staff attitudes not so friendly" See all these reviews: 25n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Nick & Kate
London

"Stunning waterhole, terrible food"

2 nights Arrived 25 Sep 2017
"We have stayed here before but this time we upgraded to a luxury waterhole chalet, which was well worth it. Even though we could not (in room 32) really see much of the waterhole from our accommodation, it is great to be right next to the action.

The room was on two levels, with large beds on both floors, and showers upstairs and downstairs. Mosquito nets and air con all worked well.

The animal life at the waterhole was amazing, with rhinos at night and elephants night and day, as well as large herds of antelope, giraffes, zebras, jackals and so on.

The downside was a serious deterioration in the quality of the food since our last visit, and the arrangements for getting a table for dinner could only be described as chaotic. Nevertheless, this is a star attraction and also well located for some other waterholes out in the park." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 5n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Terrible
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