We spent 3 nights at Okaukuejo in May 2012. We had a waterhole chalet, the room was really quite small but having said that it was nice and clean and we slept well there. We were about 20 metres from the waterhole which was great, the game viewing is excellent - 4 rhinos one night, we saw rhino every night which was wonderful. Also lots of elephants, zebras, warthogs. One night we heard the lions roaring not far away but they didn't come out, still nice to hear them early evening. We drove around the park every day during our stay and saw some great things, the only thing we didn't see were big cats which was disappointing.
The negatives (there are several). The service here is appalling. We spent 5 weeks travelling in Africa and this was by far the worst place for service, you ask a question and it's like you're making a real imposition on the staff. The food is average - you really get sick of it after a couple of nights. As a vegetarian with a food allergy it was difficult for me to find enough to eat at the buffet. This is a very big park and if you're keen to see specific things it would be good if the staff could point you in the right direction, unfortunately this doesn't seem to be a priority.
Etosha is a fabulous park and Okaukuejo is great for wildlife watching, just don't expect great things from the facilities, service or dining options. Stay in a couple of smaller lodges to see what great service is all about. I would stay here again though for the game viewing.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA so you can book your Okaukuejo Rest Camp reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.