OKAUKUEJO - ETOSHA

The oldest rest camp in the Etosha National Park and now a five-star world-class resort

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Price for accommodation includes breakfast. No children under 6 are allowed. Children 6-12 half price.

A visit to the Etosha National Park in Namibia will not be complete without staying at Okaukuejo Camp. Dating from 1957, this safari camp has been renovated and modernised without losing any of its game-viewing appeal. Okaukuejo is the administrative headquarters of the Park and also houses the Etosha Ecological Institute, which is tasked with conserving the wide variety of fauna and flora in this part of Namibia. Okaukuejo Camp is situated only 17km from Anderson Gate, the southern entrance to the Etosha National Park.

The main attraction of the Okaukuejo Camp is the central floodlit waterhole. Here you can watch animals of all shapes and sizes coming to quench their thirst – starting from daybreak until nighttime. You will in all probability see elephant, lion and rhino drinking at the same time! The central part of the Camp houses the restaurant, bar, curio shop, pool and tourist shop where you can buy basic necessities.

Guests are accommodated in 104 chalets and 26 campsites. The chalets are scattered throughout the camp and there is a chalet type for every taste. The 5 Premier Waterhole Chalets overlook the floodlit waterhole and offer luxury accommodation. Whereas the other chalet types are booked on a bed and breakfast basis, the Premier Chalets offer full board accommodation. The chalets are double-storied, with 2 en-suite bedrooms, balconies, lounge and private patio, fridge and tea/ coffee facilities.

The 30 Waterhole Chalets are also close to the waterhole, but with one en-suite bedroom, private patio, fridge and tea/ coffee facilities. There are 2 self-catering family chalets with two en-suite bedrooms, kitchenette, braai facilities, shaded verandah, fridge and tea/ coffee facilities. The 25 Bush Chalets each offer a double bedroom (en-suite), lounge, braai facilities, fridge and tea/ coffee facilities.

Okaukuejo Camp also offers 40 en-suite double rooms, as well as 2 chalets suited to people with disabilities.

The campsites share 3 ablution blocks, 3 kitchens and each of the campsites has power points, water and braai facilities.

  

  

Okaukuejo is not only the most popular Etosha Rest Camp but it is the perfect place from where you can explore the rest of Namibia. Only a few hours drive will take you to the Vingerklip rock formation where you can stay at the Ugab Terrace Lodge with its beathtaking views over the valley and the Vingerklip rock. You can reach Okaukuejo within a days drive from the capital city Windhoek.Windhoek accommodation offers a wide variety of hotels and self-catering accommodation. The Windhoek Country Club is however the best and only five star hotel in the city. From Windhoek you can easily reach Sossusvlei Lodgenear Sossusvlei which is about two days drive from Okaukuejo Rest Camp and Etosha. Your last destination in Nambia might be the very dry Ai-Ais Richtersveld National Park and the Ai-Ais Resort.

If you plan a visit to Botswana after your stay at Etosha National Park we recommend that you drive north-east and cross the border at Shakawe. Stay a few nights at Drotsky Cabins before you depart to Island Safari Lodge near Maun. If you need to visit Francistown the country's second largest city you can stay at Thapama Hotel in the city centre.

People who drive from South Africa to Etosha National Park and Okaukuejo Rest Camp can overnight at Hakuna Matata Guesthouse in Koffiefontein or Gables Inn at Colesberg. If you plan a visit to the Garden Route the Misty Mountain Reserve near Tsitsikamma might be a perfect destination for you.