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.
Miss G from Thetford
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Average
Average
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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
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Excellent
Excellent
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Excellent
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Good
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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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Mr J & friends from UK
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 5 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
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Excellent
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Average
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Large and busy camp

Our visit was to photograph wildlife and as I have stayed here on many occasions I knew what to expect. It was busy and a bit chaotic at meal times with a bit of a free for all. The location is ideal for getting into the park at first light although again gates were sometimes opened late. Our rooms were simple , clean and well serviced.

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.

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namibia from UK
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Okaukuejo Camp review

The element for the hot water was broken in our bush chalet, and we were moved to a double room chalet by the water hole.
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.

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Mrs K from London
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
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Excellent
Excellent
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Average
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Poor
Poor
Food:
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Municipal camp with brilliant waterhole

The location is amazing in that the waterhole is right next to the camp - every time we went there we saw many and varied animals including elephants, giraffes, zebras and rhinos. However, this is really the only draw for Okaukuejo. Its all a bit basic, with a bureaucratic, municipal atmosphere, where nothing is included and you have to book and/or pay for all 'extras'.

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.

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Mr A from Glasgow
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
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Average
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Service:
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Great waterhole

This is a nice neat looking campus at the southern edge of the park. The watering hole was great and we had good viewings of rhino and elephant at night.

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.

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Mr & Mrs H from Bath
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
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Brilliant for seeing animals

We are so pleased we stayed here. it was the dry season, so the waterhole was bursting with 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.

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Dr M. from Loughborough
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Feast of rhino

Our first night visit to the justly famous waterhole at Okaukuejo allowed us to see 10 white rhino, some with calves, dotted around the hole.

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Mr R from Napier
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Okaukuejo Camp review

Food average

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Gurinder & Jill from UK
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
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Excellent Camp + excellent water hole

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this camp. Far superior to Halali - our watering hole chalet no 5 was VG indeed, much lighter and nicer equipped inside than the Halali experience and simply two steps from the Hole. Food was good although we would mention that at breakfast time they ran out of certain things at the late sittings. We enjoyed some stunning photographic opportunities at the water hole and we were very pleased about this. Would recommend and would stay again.

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