Okaukuejo waterhole
Okaukuejo waterhole
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  • dixiepeach
    Kansas City, Missouri9,492 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow moments at the waterhole
    Our first afternoon here we saw a herd of 28 elephants at the waterhole. Late that night I saw 10 rhinos between 9:30-11:30 pm. At one point there were 6 rhinos there at one time. There were some excellent photo opportunities at all hours.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Dewald R
    Cape Town Central, South Africa3,062 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gem of Etosha
    The Okaukuejo Waterhole is, in my opinion, the gem of the Etosha National Park. It is the perfect spot to observe a wide variety of animals from up close and it is very impressive how you are almost guaranteed of great sightings. One of the things I really like is how there are benches spread all around the waterhole ensuring you can sit and relax as well as have clear views of the animals. Some of the benches also have shade which is great for those hot days. What makes the Okaukuejo Waterhole even better is it is just a short walk from most of the accommodation options at the Okaukuejo Resort, including the camping area. This means that you can spend an entire day at the waterhole and enjoy animal sightings without having to ever leave the resort. Over and above all of this, the highlight for me is the mesmerizing sunsets at the waterhole, truly what African dreams are made of. If you are planning to visit the Etosha National Park, then definitely make some time to pop over to the Okaukuejo Waterhole, you wont be disappointed.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 December 2023
  • dianedinky
    Dunfermline, United Kingdom1,353 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for elephants
    You will certainly see wildlife come here for a drink early morning and afternoon. We mainly saw elephants but vultures and giraffes were there later. There is a resort nearby for facilities. Overall, it was a good spot but I preferred actually driving deep into the park and trying to spot the wildlife. There are also better watering holes further in that attract various different animals.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 January 2024
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK1,353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
You will certainly see wildlife come here for a drink early morning and afternoon. We mainly saw elephants but vultures and giraffes were there later.
There is a resort nearby for facilities.
Overall, it was a good spot but I preferred actually driving deep into the park and trying to spot the wildlife. There are also better watering holes further in that attract various different animals.
Written 1 January 2024
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Joe Haikali
Windhoek, Namibia7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
A great experience it was. I really enjoyed the place because it is well located at spot that have a waterhole. For wildlife animals lovers, this is a must see.
Written 19 December 2023
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Dewald R
Cape Town Central, South Africa3,062 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The Okaukuejo Waterhole is, in my opinion, the gem of the Etosha National Park. It is the perfect spot to observe a wide variety of animals from up close and it is very impressive how you are almost guaranteed of great sightings. One of the things I really like is how there are benches spread all around the waterhole ensuring you can sit and relax as well as have clear views of the animals. Some of the benches also have shade which is great for those hot days. What makes the Okaukuejo Waterhole even better is it is just a short walk from most of the accommodation options at the Okaukuejo Resort, including the camping area. This means that you can spend an entire day at the waterhole and enjoy animal sightings without having to ever leave the resort. Over and above all of this, the highlight for me is the mesmerizing sunsets at the waterhole, truly what African dreams are made of. If you are planning to visit the Etosha National Park, then definitely make some time to pop over to the Okaukuejo Waterhole, you wont be disappointed.
Written 19 December 2023
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IndySig
Indianapolis, IN4,121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We visited this waterhole during the day and the evening. Elephants, lions, hyenas, giraffe and so many birds. Truly a place to visit multiple times. Be sure you go at night.
Written 11 November 2023
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dixiepeach
Kansas City, MO9,492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Our first afternoon here we saw a herd of 28 elephants at the waterhole. Late that night I saw 10 rhinos between 9:30-11:30 pm. At one point there were 6 rhinos there at one time. There were some excellent photo opportunities at all hours.
Written 29 August 2023
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Wags63
Epsom, UK499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Like the whole of the park, this place is amazing. Felt like a scene from the lion king. What a privilege to see animals up close in their natural habitat
Written 15 July 2023
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Calboy1972
Berkeley, CA81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A wow experience. The variety of fauna was a amazing. The hard to see African.Wild Cat was on display and was fascinating
Written 18 June 2023
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Travelaround59
London, UK2,027 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Such an amazing safari along the path of Etosha National Park it was a one in a lifetime experience. Along the drive you get waterholes and at the end of the rainy season quite a lot of animals are also along the route. To be fair we felt that the DIY drive really didn’t catch the full of Etosha so we come back the following evening for a sunset safari with an experienced guide that took us to the right places…unforgettable sundowners in the park also helped for a memorable day!
Written 22 February 2023
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Erwin M
Pretoria, South Africa380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Before leaving the park we spent time at this waterhole. I have never seen so much game in one place. There was a constant coming and going!
Written 12 February 2023
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Mid-Kate
London, UK433 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We stayed at this resort and visited the waterhole in the afternoon and also after dinner. There is a small covered platform with seating area and benches around the waterhole. We saw giraffes and a rhino family.
There is also a parking area nearby but it wasn’t a long walk from the restaurant area.
Written 14 December 2022
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