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
"Okaukuejo Camp review"
Food was fine - chef even concocted something just for us one evening (we are vegetarian)." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
"Excellent lodge for game viewing"
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
"Great activity at the waterhole"
"Not long enough at Etosha - park is so big "
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
"Bush chalet close to the waterhole"
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
"Okaukuejo Camp review"
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
"The waterhole at the Camp is a must see"
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
"Okaukuejo Camp review"
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
"Stunning waterhole, terrible food"
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
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