We travelled to Namutoni directly from Okaukuejo and were originally quite pleased to find that our room was considerably larger than that at the previous camp. However, there was nothing else that compared favourably. As far as the room itself is concerned, neither I nor my partner find open plan toilet facilities to be particularly civilized, and a shower curtain would have assisted in preventing the whole bathroom area becoming drenched. The chalets are connected to the fort, where the restaurant and shops are located, and the waterhole by a system of wooden walkways which in many places are in need of repair to avoid the possibility of persons tripping, particularly after dark. The chalet was not terribly well located in relation the waterhole, being quite some distance away, and it anyway would have been difficult to see game had there been any at the waterhole because of the reeds, although I do accept that our visit was poorly timed for this purpose. Inside the fort, the two staircases to the ramparts were closed, both being dangerous and seriously in need of repair. The food in the restaurant on both evenings that we stayed was poor, with little choice available, and the service was mediocre. To cap the whole experience, the advertised game drives were not available because, apparently, the guides were involved in a workshop. This camp needs a lot more than a workshop to put it right, and I would not recommend that it should be visited in its current state.
- Also Known As:
- Namutoni Hotel Etosha National Park