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Okaukeujo Camp

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8/10

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Highlights

- State run Camp & lodge
- Located in Etosha NP
- Floodlit waterhole in camp
- Campsite and Lodge

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Overview

Okaukuejo Camp is a large, National Parks Campsite set within Etosha National Park in a convenient location in the southern sector of Etosha National Park. Okaukuejo offers varied, competitively priced accommodation, along with a bar and restaurant, shops, and a swimming pool. The state-run camp is renowned for its floodlit waterhole, which attracts an impressive variety of wildlife, allowing close-up game viewing day and night. Lion, elephant, zebra, and springbok regularly visit, along with the endangered black rhino, whilst the surrounding National Park is home to leopard, giraffe, antelope, and over 340 species of birds. Whilst the camp’s size and number of guests may evoke a more commercial feel than smaller, privately run camps, the comprehensive facilities and accommodation make Okaukuejo a great budget option for travellers comfortable with a larger site.

Facilities in camp include a large buffet-style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with a bar, swimming pool, petrol station, post office and shops, and a tourist information centre.

Activities include morning and afternoon game drives, and night drives. Note that vehicle congestion can be an issue around the park’s waterholes, especially during the Jun/Nov dry season, when wildlife density is at its most prolific. The park is particularly popular with self-drive visitors, and roads are well marked and signposted. The diverse terrain of Etosha National Park includes open grasslands, camel thorn and Mopani woodland, along with Africa’s largest saltpan. Covering a quarter of the park, the saltpan is Namibia’s main breeding ground for flamingos.

The camp offers 26 campsites and over 100 self-catering accommodation units varying from double rooms to twin or double bed chalets with lounge (some with outside barbeque area). Five ‘premier’ two storey chalets comprise two bedrooms and a private veranda with views of the waterhole. There also two family units available. All units feature an ensuite bathroom, a fridge and tea making facilities. The campsites share 3 ablution blocks, 3 kitchens and each of the campsites has power points, water and braai facilities.

Families are extremely welcome. Guests under six years stay free of charge, and there are discounts for under 12s sharing with an adult. The camp offers two spacious self-catering family units, which comprise two twin bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a large lounge and a well-equipped kitchenette. Outside is a shaded veranda and barbeque area or ‘braai’ with a table and seating. Note that participation in guided game drives for children under six years is at the manager’s discretion, whilst the self-drive option offers great flexibility for families with little ones.

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Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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