If you want to stay overnight inside Etosha National Park Okaukuejo has one of the best waterholes in the park- we’d challenge you to go to bed when there’s a non-stop parade of animals outside!
What’s Okaukuejo really like?
Like many of Namibia’s government run camps, Okaukuejo is a little simpler than luxury lodges outside of the national park. However, Okaukuejo is a fraction of the price of some of these places, and has a location second to none, on the southern edge of Etosha National Park and overlooking an active and busy waterhole, which provides a seemingly endless selection of wildlife. Okaukuejo has a popular campsite and around 100 rooms, only a handful of which actually overlook the waterhole (the premier waterhole chalets), but you can visit the waterhole whichever room you stay in. There are smallish double rooms with unsuited bathrooms, bush chalets with a lounge area and braai, and larger 2 bedroom family chalets, which have a kitchenette. Close to the waterhole are the waterhole chalets with double beds, and overlooking the waterhole itself are the Premier waterhole chalets which have a double upstairs bedroom and a single downstairs bedroom. There’s also a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and shop here.
What can I do at Okaukuejo?
Guests at Okaukuejo usually do game drives in Etosha with their own hire car, but for an additional fee, it’s also possible to book onto daytime or night time game drives with guides from the lodge. Anyone staying at Okaukuejo should also spend some time at the waterhole. This is a fantastic place (one of the best in Africa we’d argue) for seeing black rhino come to drink at night, but the diversity is simply incredible, with ellies, giraffe, zebra, springbok and oryx to name but a few!
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