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Okaukuejo Rest Camp

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We spent one night in Okaukuejo rest camp when travelling Etosha east to west. Key problem of the resort is the lack of proper service and maintenance. The camp is clearly living of the substance and rooms are getting worse over time. At least the restaurant is under renovation now. Dinner is buffet style and food is solid but not...

Thank Heiko G
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I'd been persuaded to try this venue and the waterhole. May be I had been spoiled by my previous lodge/camps in Namibia but this was way behind, Convenient yes and 24hr access to the waterhole yes. Service is a concept unknown to the whole place. Communal pool free but everything else at a cost. Maintenance neglected: door handle required continual...

2Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I have been going to Okaukuejo for over 20 years, so sad to see on my most recent visit that it has now become so neglected! No maintenance is done! There was no water and electricity for 2 days whilst we were there. Once it came back on, only 1 light was working at the waterhole - you could see...

4Thank lisakmars
Orange, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The camping site is rocky and sandy. It was very busy in November. We lost power so I had to shower in the dark. However the waterhole was an easy walk and lots of area for everybody to sit and watch. I was alone and had 2 rhino's come and drink and sleep in front of me.

Thank Cherie C
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Our arrival at Etosha started at te Okaukuejo Rest Camp. The room was nicely decorated but rather small and the shower did not really drain. So we spent most of our time either in the spacious pool or at the waterhole. The waterhole is the real highlight of this camp as you are very close to the animals and especially...

Thank Louise M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Overall we felt this was a nice camp with good facilities, showers and toilets were good too. We stayed on new year's eve and it was really crowded with some groups deciding to party until after 2am with loud music and singing. We complained but the security didn't do a thing. Fair enough that it was new year's eve, but...

Thank Glyn W
Aarschot, Belgium
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Busy and touristy campsite. The camping spots are not special nor pretty. But this campsite has the best waterhole! The waterhole has even water in dry periods and there is a light. Excellent night animal watching. We saw a troop of lionesses and three black rhinos. And lots of 'common' wildlife like elephants, birds, antelopes, ... Another fun thing about...

2Thank marijkeverhasselt
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Fortunately we only stayed here for one night as we had read reviews suggesting it was not particularly good. I would agree with other reviews that the dinner is not good however the service was good and the staff friendly. If I went again I would request a room where you had outside cooking facilities to do yourself. Breakfast was...

Thank 323HELE
Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 31 December 2016

While this is a government run facility, it is adequate. It provides a great waterhole to view the animals during the day and at night. It is very rustic, but the accommodations are clean. The food isn't great, in fact pretty bad, but a person doesn't come to a place like Etosha for the food. It is by far the...

1Thank worldview2016
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This place is disgusting. It is government run accomodation and the way they treat tourist is not the best! We have reserved our accomodation in October itself for december travel and requested waterhole chalets but we were reserved the bush chalets! This pissed me off. The person checking us in was extremely rude.... they will rip you off wherever they...

2Thank sasha L

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Address: Anderson Gate | Southern Entrance, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Oshikoto Region > Etosha National Park
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“Game park solitude.”
Stretch-Michele, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book ahead for the more 'prettier' campsites. Also book guided activities (e.g. night safari) ahead because they sell out really quick.”
marijkeverhasselt, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“These are basic places with basic needs met.”
worldview2016, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Campsite 25 is probably the best.”
PR-safari, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“best rooms close to the waterhole”
rapfred, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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