Okaukuejo Camp

Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp

Good(83%) From 636 travellers
Excellent
236
Good
281
Average
98
Poor
19
Terrible
2
Below are independent comments from 636 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.
Mr & Mrs H from Taunton
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Great activity at the waterhole

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.

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Mr & Mrs J from Bristol
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Not long enough at Etosha - park is so big

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

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Mrs F & Mr N from Surrey
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent

Bush chalet close to the waterhole

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.

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Mr K & Mrs N from UK
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo Camp review

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.

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Mr K & Mrs N from UK
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

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.

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Mr & Mrs B from Herts
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

The waterhole at the Camp is a must see

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.

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Mr K from Hexham
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

satisfactory

staff attitudes not so friendly

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Nick & Kate from London
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Terrible
Terrible

Stunning waterhole, terrible food

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.

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Miss G from Thetford
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

A useful base for exploring Etoshia

Don't expect luxury here, but a convenient and comfortable enough stay.

Nice waterhole where you can sit and watch wildlife come down to drink throughout the day.

Buffet style meals which were tasty but basic.

Service was slow.

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Muz from Colchester
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Okaukuejo gave us an unforgettable experience

Okaukuejo is all about the amazing water hole which sometimes has hundreds of animals drinking from it

the Bush Chalet, semi detached bungalow, was spacious and well equipped.

The food, buffet style, was good but they kept running out of plates !!

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