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Okaukuejo Camp

Okaukuejo Camp

Okaukuejo Camp was the first camp to be established in Etosha National Park. Access to the camp is through Anderson Gate at the western end of the park. The distance of a few kilometres from the gate to the camp is the perfect introduction to the park, allowing game viewing along the way. Okaukuejo is one of four camps in the Namibia Wildlife Resorts stable in Etosha National Park, the others being Halali, Namutoni, and Onkoshi.

Etosha National Park, or Etosha, as it is fondly and locally known, is one of the largest savanna conservations in Africa and is world renowned for its spectacular wildlife. Visitors are amazed at the accessibility of large numbers of elephant, black and white rhinoceros, lion, leopard, and cheetah, as well as herds of innumerable springbok, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, and a multitude of other fascinating species.

The main attraction of Okaukuejo Camp is its floodlit waterhole frequented by large numbers of animals. There is always something happening at the waterhole, although the hottest hours see fewest visitors to the waterhole. Throughout the night until dawn it is not uncommon to have black rhinoceros, elephant, and lion all drinking at the same time.

The camp’s restaurant provides a selection of delicious dishes either on the buffet or a la carte. A range of alcoholic beverages and wines are also available. In addition to the restaurant, there is a bar, curio shop, and swimming pool.

The camp offers a variety of lodging options. For the budget conscious traveller, forty double rooms offer comfortable environs with en-suite bathrooms, fridge, and tea station. Twenty-five “bush” chalets offer an additional lounge area. Thirty “waterhole” chalets have comfortable double rooms and are situated with better proximity to the waterhole. The five “premier” waterhole chalets are double story bungalows, each with two bedrooms and a balcony overlooking the waterhole. The two “family” chalets are self-catering units with two bedrooms, a kitchenette, and barbeque area.

Activities while at Okaukuejo Camp center around game viewing, whether in your own vehicle or on guided morning and afternoon game drives. Namibia Wildlife Resorts has recently introduced guided night drives, which until recently were not allowed in Etosha.

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