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
"A useful base for exploring Etoshia"
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." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
"Okaukuejo gave us an unforgettable experience"
the Bush Chalet, semi detached bungalow, was spacious and well equipped.
The food, buffet style, was good but they kept running out of plates !!" See all these reviews: 20n in Namibia
"Large and busy camp"
I first visited back in the mid 90's and have stayed often since. It was disappointing that the management had not improved - maybe they were overwhelmed with visitors? One morning breakfast was very late and few staff seemed to be around.
I would really like to see the service improve. Some staff are very friendly others less so." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
"Okaukuejo Camp review"
The bush chalet was very basic, with small windows and very dark walls, rather oppressive, and set amongst the camping area.
We were very pleased to be relocated, and the chalet by the waterhole was comfortable and a much better location.
The dining arrangements at Okaukuejo camp were far from enticing at meal times. As a vegetarian, I was told on my first night the veggie option was "chicken"!!!! There was very little choice. On my second evening I did complain, and a very pleasant chef presented me with a perfectly cooked piece of fish and very nice salad.
By far the best aspect of this camp is the water hole, which kept our attention for many hours during our two night stay.
On our drive across Etosha we stopped for lunch at the Halali camp, this was not a pleasant experience, the dining area was not very clean. At Halali Camp and Okaukuejo Camp it is a set price for lunch and dinner, and a buffet style arrangement." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
"Municipal camp with brilliant waterhole "
The check in and out process is tiresome - it took a long time, the service was lacking, and there as a problem with the inventory, meaning we had to go back to reception to resolve it.
Also, there was no diesel in the filling station whilst we were there, which was inconvenient." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
The organisation of the lodges is very bureaucratic and clumsy though. We didn't get off to a great start by having a power cut in our lodges that took a while to fix. Then no hot water for most of the time. The buffet was really poor and the admin staff tried to switch the deposit money you have to leave with them from exchangeable SA Rand for Namib dollars.Cheeky!
You have to complete an inventory of everything in the room when you check in and again when you leave to say nothing is missing to get you deposit back. Hilariously the inventory list also included itself (the inventory list) as an item to be ticked as being present. This was a definite low point on the accommodation front but it was only one night and the wildlife made up for a lot of the shortcomings." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 5n in Zimbabwe; 2n in Botswana
"Feast of rhino"
"Brilliant for seeing animals"
The facilities are fairly basic, but absolutely fine for what we needed, and very spacious
There was no hot water in our room, because when we tried to turn it on, it fused the whole chalet
The game viewing as we drove around was excellent." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 1n in Zimbabwe
"Okaukuejo Camp review"
"Excellent Camp + excellent water hole"
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