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Okaukeujo Camp

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

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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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  • Yes everything went incredibly smoothly , excellent guide and set up u have . I might need a new pair of calves though !!! Thanks for sorting ALL the changes out. Regards Charlie

    Missingcharles b reviewing 6 Day Toubkal Circuit on 03 May 2023

  • Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair

    MissingAlistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023

  • Dear Lisa
    Well, we are back and still buzzing. We have had a marvellous time. The weather helped. We left Manchester in the snow and arrived in Marrakesh at 30 degrees. We were well looked after in the Riad. I'm glad we booked a meal for the first evening - ate it on the roof terrace. We can recommend that. It was delicious. We ate at the Foundouk, as per your recommendation and on the following night we ate at Le Jardin - got lost on the way to it!. We can really recommend Le Jardin.
    The following day we went to Majorelle gardens. Fortunately we had looked it up before we travelled because you have to book in advance online only from Jan 2023. We found our own way to the Medera Ben Yousef and Latifa took us to Bahia Palace - both were stunning.
    The following morning our lovely taxi driver Mohammond collected us to go to the EcoLodge. Yet another Mohammond made us very welcome. Again we ate well! You were right, the pool was freezing, but I can't sit next to water and not get in. Once you're in you forget how cold it is! I wasn't the only person to try the pool.
    Rashid, our guide for our walk collected us. He was brilliant. It was hard work, but worth it. I was determined I would make it. Kevin is fitter than me! The Berber family were lovely. We stopped when we were nearly there to see how rag rugs were made. When we got back Rashid and Mohammond confessed that Mohammond had said to Rashid that he should get us to a road if we got too tired and they would send a taxi (or a mule!) to collect us - or me, but Rashid was sure that I'd be OK. He was right. I think they wondered about these 2 70+ year olds. We can't praise Rashid enough. He had walked over from Imlil in the morning and was going to walk back after he left us.
    Thank you so much for putting our holiday together. We never thought it would be 3 years before we went. We are so glad we persevered. We did wonder what we had let ourselves in for as 2 oldies!
    Fiona and Kevin

    MissingFiona B reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 21 April 2023

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