Etosha National Park accommodation

Okaukuejo Camp

Okaukuejo Camp
Okaukuejo Camp
Okaukuejo Camp
Okaukuejo Camp
Okaukuejo Camp
Okaukuejo Camp
Okaukuejo Camp

Okaukuejo Camp

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Okaukuejo Camp has situated only 17 km from the southern entrance of the Etosha Park from the Andersson Gate.

The Camp is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha and the administrative centre of the park. Okaukuejo is also home to the Etosha Ecological Institute. It is at the western end of the Etosha Pan. There is a selection of accommodation available to provide you with a level of comfort. The most popular of the accommodations are the premier waterhole chalets. These are overlooking the floodlit waterhole at Okaukuejo.

The main attraction of this camp is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole which is floodlit at night. Okaukuejo camps are surrounded by a wide diversity of wildlife congregate and interact from lion to rhino to elephant and antelope.

The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. The activity continues throughout the day until late at night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhino, elephant, and lion all drinking at the same time.

Okaukuejo Camp Accommodation.

  • Premier Waterhole Chalet: Double story chalet with a balcony overlooking the waterhole.
    Two bedrooms, one downstairs with two single beds and one upstairs with a queen size double.
    Downstairs there is a lounge area, fridge, and tea-station.
  • Family Chalet: a self-catering unit with two bedrooms each with two ¾ beds, kitchenette and braai (barbeque) area
  • Waterhole Chalet: situated close to the waterhole these are comfortable double rooms with en-suite bathroom, fridge & tea station
  • Bush Chalet: 2-bed chalet with one bedroom, bathroom, lounge area & braai. Equipped with refrigerator & tea station.
  • Double Room: room with en-suite bathroom, fridge & tea station.
  • Camping: Some campsites all with electricity, braai area, water tap and access to hot showers.

Okaukuejo Camp Facilities.

  • 5 x premier waterhole chalet.
  • 30 x waterhole chalet double rooms.
  • 2 x family chalets (2 bedrooms, four beds) with braai.
  • 25 x bush chalets (2 beds) with braai.
  • 40 x double rooms.
  • Camping.
  • Restaurant, Bar, and kiosk.
  • Tourist shop and post office.
  • 2 x Swimming pools.

Attractions and Activities:

  • Okaukuejo is well known for one of the best floodlit waterholes inside Etosha national park. This waterhole offers excellent photographic opportunities.
  • Guided night drives.
  • Guided morning and afternoon game drives.

Waterholes close to Okaukuejo Camp:

Aus: Good waterhole. Here you should see black-faced impala, elephant, gemsbok, kudu, springbok, zebra and even rhino.

Gemsbokvlakte: An excellent waterhole for viewing in the dry months. This waterhole attracts a variety of game including elephant and lion.

Homob: Close to the edge of the pan.

Okaukuejo: One of the main reasons why visitors choose to overnight at Okaukuejo is the proximity of the waterhole and the busy night-time activity around it. The viewing platform is about 50 metres from the hole which is floodlit after dark. You are guaranteed some excellent views of the various animals as they come to drink.

Okondeka: On the edge of the pan this waterhole is frequented by the plains animals. You might see giraffe and even lion here.

Olifantsbad: Attractive mopane veld. Here is a Good variety of game including elephant, lion, black nosed impala, red hartebeest, gemsbok, kudu, zebra.

Ombika: A good waterhole visited by a variety of animals.


  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Addittional meals and park entry fees.




Accommodation Nov 18 - June 19 July 19 - Oct 19
Double Room A p.p  N$ 1200 N$ 1500
Single Rates   N$ 1350 N$ 1750
Double Room B p.p   N$ 1200 N$ 1600
Single Rate  N$ 1350 N$ 1850
Bush Chalet 2 beds - disabled access  N$ 1200  N$ 1500
Bush Chalet 2 beds p.p  N$ 1400 N$ 1700
Single Rates   N$ 1350 N$ 1950
Family Chalet 4 Beds p.p  N$ 1350 N$ 1800
Waterhole Chalets 2 Beds p.p N$ 1500 N$ 2200
Single Rates  N$ 1650 N$ 2450
Premier Chalet 4 Beds p.p N$ 2500 N$ 3750
Camping max 8 per site 
per site   N/A N/A
per person   N$ 300 N$350
Guided Morning Drives N$
Guided Afternoon Drives N$
Night Drives N$