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Amazing few days
We had a fabulous cabana next to the watering hole. They are a bit small but have full double beds with nets and a good bathroom. Each cabana has an outside seating area to look at the watering hole as well as a private area. Breakfast was good choice of buffet from fruit, cold meats and cheese with eggs/omelettes cooked to order. Dinner was well cooked with good choice of meats, but the wine list is overpriced compared to other lodges. There were a couple of staff training issue that need to be addressed. Morning and evening game drives available and an onsite shop for souvenirs and self catering shopping. Sitting by the water hole is a fabulous experience just so peaceful waiting for the different wildlife to appear, either singularly or in herds.
Fantastic accommodation and waterhole
We were a group of birdwatchers travelling through Namibia and stayed here for 2 nights in bungalows that faced the waterhole. What a fantastic place. The bedroom was a good size, a double bed with mosi nets. Hot shower, kettle with complimentary tea & coffee, fridge, good air con but a bit too noisy to sleep with it running. The bed was comfortable, if a little on the firm side. Evening meals were excellent, steaks cooked to order, plenty of veggies. Breakfast was delicious, with a good choice. Good selection of beer, wines & soft drinks. The waterhole was amazing with plenty of seating around and a viewing platform. It’s floodlit during the hours of darkness and we saw zebra, antelope, warthogs and even lions. The bird life around the grounds was fantastic. Lovely staff. Only paid WiFi
A lovely stay by the watering hole - much better than we had been led to believe
The Okaukuejo Camp is at the western end of the Etosha National Park & is also the adminstrative HQ for the park. Therefore the camp is quite well equipped with a petrol station (there is another one just outside the park about 25knm away), shop, souvenier shop, a swimming pool & a large restuarant and bar. The camp offers a number of different accomodations from tent sites, spaces for RVs, basic chalets to upmarket rondavels - the traditional circular house with a thatched roof. We stayed in one of these next to the watering hole. The rondavel although on the small side (each rondavel has 2 separate rooms) was well equipped with air-conditioning and a fridge. The large double bed had a mosquito net and there were a couple of chairs in the room though there wasn't much space to sit in them. Outside by the entrance was a couple of chairs and there was a small terrace by the side which also had a couple of chairs. The ensuite bathroom had a lovely shower & a single washbasin with plenty of towels. There was no hair dryer in our room. Internet is available to purchase from the camp (which we didn't so I dont know how good or bad the connection was). Our accomodation was about 100 yards from the watering hole which was amazing. It is lit up at night so you can get a wonderful of the animals drinking there but ufortunately it rained the night before we got there so there wasn't much activity at night though we were told that before the rains came the previous day 5 black rhino had been drinking there at dusk. The sunsets though were spectucular and more than made up for the lack of wildlife. During the day we saw plenty of sprinbok, impala & zebra. We were about a 5 minute walk from the centre of the camp where the large swimming pool & the restaurant were located. Breakfast was included in our room rate and both breakfast & dinner (Nab $ 300) were buffets. The breakfast was the usual cold buffet with cold meats, cheese, yogurts & juices as well as toast, rolls etc. There was an egg station where you could order fried eggs & omlettes cooked to order with bacon etc already prepared & kept warm in bain maries. For dinner there was also a cold buffet with salads etc and the egg station had been converted into a BBQ for BBQ meat. Whilst we were there there was steak (a bit tough), eland and pork chops on offer. Overall the food was fine considering where we were. The room was spotless and the camp was quiet but it was low season. The service throughout was OK though nothing special. Overall we had a lovely couple of days & it is a great location to explore the western part of Etosha National Park
Offseason (January) fantastic stay at Okaukuejo
We stayed in a waterhole chalet a few steps from the water hole, and a few minute walk to the restaurant and pool. Everything was fine and clean. The food, buffet style, was good. The opportunity to start a tour within the park at 05:30 a.m. and also after the park closed was appreciated.
Reminiscent of old socialism - unfriendly
We rented a tent site for our car with a tent roof at Okaukujeo Camp. The campground is sparsely furnished and rather from the poorer side. Barbecue area is available, no chairs and benches, electricity did not work. The shower takes place in the central showers and toilets. In general, we noticed how unfriendly and inflexible the staff was. Everything happens like in a canteen. The swimming pool and the complex are rather primitive and outdated. Wifi seemed to be kept artificially low, so you have to rent it. The waterhole was a letdown - yes, it had rained. After all, a kudu was torn by a lioness at night, which made a certain noise over the area. Beside this - no animals. We met some on the drive through the area. The elephant pool was empty too. All in all a rather unsatisfactory campground - very reminiscent of a system from old socialism ...
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