Reviews of Okaukuejo Camp
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Okaukuejo Camp review
As with Halali, the rooms here were very good (slightly better than In Halali, more recently refurbished). We stayed in a Bush Chalet which had a small sitting area with kitchen sink and fridge, large bedroom, modern shower room. The facilities in the camp were also overall very good with a well stocked shop, helpful staff across the camp, clean pool area, good restaurant.
The restaurant staff in particular gave very good service with the chef coming to speak with customers at each meal service to check everything was OK. The jewel in the crown here though is the waterhole with herds of elephants visiting on each of the two days we were here plus rhino, lion, giraffe and many herds of ungulates.
Okakuejo -once again for us !!
I have stayed here many times and it does not ever disappoint. We had a self catering family chalet for 3 nights and then 2 Bush chalets on night 4 which was fine. We had enough food for our 4th. night and as it was not set up for self catering the kitchen lent us plates ,utensils and would not hesitate to do this again.
The waterhole is wonderful with a fabulous lot of animals visiting particularly in the evening.It is a big camp and I must say it is amazingly quiet for the number housed there. I guess a lot of people go to bed early to be out early on their game drives.We self drove which is always satisfying.
The accommodation was clean and when we had to change chalets they made our new chalet priority cleaning so that we could move early. I would not like to stay in the more upmarket waterfront chalets as they have too much foot traffic past them and I find the appearance of the camping area ,bleak.
It is a quite basic camp but I will definitely go back again and probably again. The staff at reception were great and I saw some appalling behaviour from some guests and the staff were calm and polite.
Okaukuejo Camp review
Having stayed here before there were no surprises, great place to stay and well appointed, and equipped for self catering in the family chalet.
this is a great holiday place ,clean, tidy and full of activity, pool lovely and of course the waterhole never lets yoiu down, we will return!! shop adequate and office girls very helpful.
Even though it was busy with school holiday campers etc it was not truly crowded. excellent
Best water hole in Etosha
The accommodation was comfortable and warm. Staff were friendly and helpful.The food was much better than we were expecting from reading other reviews. It was also well served. The maintain attraction was the water hole which could be reached on foot from our lodge. It is very well designed and a large number of people could be accommodated without difficulty. The animals did not disappoint. On the very first evening 35 elephants came down to drink. On the second night we saw 7 rhinos. Springboks, zebras and jackals were part of the supporting cast.
Okaukuejo Camp Review
We had been told this camp might be a little 'touristy' and perhaps below the standard we had so far experienced. It was indeed busy but the buffet style food was excellent, the staff helpful and friendly. Although the room was within a complex with no view, it was clean and of a good standard. No complaints.
The floodlit waterhole was a novelty and a treat. One evening we saw eight black rhino at the water's edge alongside a large herd of elephant (35+).
An excellent base for visiting central waterholes and the salt pan.
Okaukuejo Camp review
Again for a public camp in the National Park we found it to be well run, clean and organised. The chalet was more basic than the one at Halali but still had all that was required. The restaurant here was lovely and again the range of food on offer was extensive. The buffet style set up is good as you can chosse what to eat, so no problem for vegetarians.
The waterhole at Okaukuejo was so much nicer than the one at Halai. There are seats and a viewing platform spread over a large area and people don't have to climb past you for a view. It seemed so much more civilised! The lighting was good as well and we saw so many elephants and Rhino's, it was amazing. You could sit out here all night if you desired.
All in all another perfectly pleasant place to stay in a good location in the park.
Convenient location for self drive in Etosha
Excellent wildlife viewing at the waterhole. The food was good and the chalet was functional and clean.Read more about the whole safari
The waterhole camp at Okaukuejo
Yes a large camp
We could only book two separate rooms for our two night stay and staff were most unhelpful about moving from one to the other. We asked that perhaps the new room could be made available as soon as possible but they were not in the least accommodating. We were made to be "homeless" from 10 am until 2 pm - unnecessarilly we thought.
Food was poor and waiters totally useless
Wonderful location in Etosha but the accommodation is only average and the buffet food in the evening was quite poor.Read more about the whole safari
Okaukujejo premier water hole cabins
We were lucky enough to book a premier water hole cabin which sleeps 4 with our friends who were also travelling in Namibia at the same time as us. They had stayed at Okaukuejo twice before, and so knew that number 34 was the best place to be. They were absolutely right.
From the terrace you can see directly into the water hole, and we stayed up till midnight both nights we were there watching a progression of elephants, zebra, impala, rhinos and one night 2 lions come down to drink, as well as lots of birds. The food was adequate, and apparently had improved a lot in last 6 years, according to our friends. The 2 bedrooms were spacious and upstairs ensuite large. Sitting area small but not much time to sit around! Kettle and fridge provided.
Really must stay inside the park for a few days if you visit etosha as so good going out for early drive and coming back for breakfast at the camp.