Okaukuejo is located 17 km from Anderson Gate which is the southern entrance of the Etosha National Park, the camp is the largest camp in Etosha and tends to be the busiest.

The entrance area where you will find the reception, curio shop, basic food shop, post office, petrol station, kiosk for light snacks, restaurant and swimming Pool.

The rest camp was formerly a military outpost founded in 1901 and the tower was added in 1963. Visitors can walk up the stairs of the tower to see the magnificent view. It makes for some good photography opportunities, like with the stars at night.......

Food and Drink

The restaurant, bar and kiosk......

Okaukuejo restaurant in Etosha National ParkInside Okaukuejo restaurant
Okaukuejo outdoor seating near the barOkaukuejo outdoor seating near the bar


You will find only three types offer self-catering options; Family Chalets (2 Rooms, 4 Beds) with Braai; Bush Chalets (2 Beds) with Braai and the Campsites. 

Then there is the non catering accommodation; Premier Waterhole Chalet; Waterhole Double Rooms; Double Rooms and 2 bed Disabled Access Chalets.....

Family Chalet are self-catering units with two bedrooms, each with two ¾ beds,air-conditioner, Lounge area, kitchenette and braai (barbeque) area.

Double Rooms have en-suite bathroom, fridge and tea station. There are no BBQ facilities available.

Bush Chalet is a 2-bed chalet with one bedroom, bathroom, lounge area and refrigerator, sink and tea and coffee station.

The Bush chalets have ample living space with a lounge, a small but fully stocked kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with a small veranda with seating and a braai area....

Campsite with shared ablutions and communal kitchen area. Each site has power and braai facitlites.....

Premier Waterhole Chalets are double story with a balcony overlooking the waterhole.

Downstairs there is a lounge area, air-conditioner, bar fridge, and tea and coffee station. There are no BBQ facilities available.

Two bedrooms: one downstairs with two single beds and a bathroom.... 

one upstairs with two queen size beds; with shower, toilet and basin behind the bed, which faces the waterhole allowing guests to view game from the comfort of your bed or balcony... 

Waterhole double room Chalet are situated close to the waterhole these are comfortable double rooms with en-suite bathroom,bar fridge, air-conditioner, tea and coffee station. 

Each with it own private patio on the side with table and chairs or you can share the seating area on the veranda with the other room....

the front view of Okaukuejo waterhole double roomsthe front view of Okaukuejo waterhole double rooms
Inside view of Okaukuejo waterhole double roomInside view of waterhole double room
Okaukuejo chalet bathroomOkaukuejo bathroom
Okaukuejo waterhole double room patioOkaukuejo waterhole double room patio


Okaukuejo is famous for its floodlit waterhole and is the hub of animal activity starting in the early hours of the morning. Especially during winter diversity of game congregate in close proximity to the camp to quench their thirst. We have had some stunning sightings of black rhinos interacting, jackals catching doves, lions catching a springbuck, elephants and the plans game that walk into the water to drink......

This page has been created to allow visitors to post their special stories and pictures for others to see.

The photographs should be taken at the camp waterhole or close to the camp - at waterholes such as Okondeka, Olifantsbad, Homob or Ombika.

Visitors to this page can then comment on, discuss and rate each picture and story.

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Zebra kill 
We spent a few hours watching these black-backed jackals and vultures interacting over a zebra kill near Okaukuejo camp.

This is the best time of day at Etosha... 
... the sun has just set, the floodlights have just come on, my first beer has evaporated and the first animal has come to drink at the Okaukuejo waterhole! …

Elephants and Lions - what a waterhole!  
We stayed at Okaukuejo for a few nights and we had so many animal sightings by day and night. The highlight were the elephants and lions that came to the …

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