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Etosha Camping at Okaukuejo Camp

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You will find value for money Etosha National Park camping at Okaukuejo Camp. The camp is located in the park and only 17 km from the southern entrance, the Anderson Gate. Furthermore, there’s something for every taste as Okaukuejo offers camping and chalet accommodation.

Evidently, it is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha and the administrative centre of the park. Okaukuejo is also home to the Etosha Ecological Institute. There is a selection of accommodation available to provide you with a high level of comfort.

The most popular of the accommodation options are the premier waterhole chalets. These overlook the floodlit waterhole at Okaukuejo – the main attraction of this camp. The area is floodlit at night so guests can enjoy the wide variety of wildlife surrounding the Okaukuejo Camp. The wildlife congregates and interacts; from lion to rhino, elephant and antelope.

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


Legendary Etosha National Park Camping

Seeing that this was the first Etosha campsite, Okaukuejo Camp is synonymous with Etosha National Park. Presently, the camp experience provides up-to-date facilities. Campers have electricity, a braai area and water, a shared kitchen and hot showers.


Okaukuejo Camp has been offering Etosha National Park Camping since the 60s
Okaukuejo Camp has come a long way since the 1960s


Okaukuejo Camp Accommodation Options

Premier Waterhole Chalet

A double story chalet with a balcony overlooking the waterhole. Two bedrooms: one downstairs with two single beds and one upstairs with two queen size beds. Downstairs there is a lounge area, fridge, and tea-station. There are no BBQ facilities available.

Waterhole Chalet

Situated close to the waterhole these are comfortable double rooms with en-suite bathroom, fridge & tea station. There are no BBQ facilities available.

Double Room

Room with en-suite bathroom, fridge and tea station. There are no BBQ facilities available.

Bush Chalet

A 2-bed chalet with one bedroom, bathroom, lounge area and braai. Equipped with refrigerator and tea station.

Family Chalet

A self-catering unit with two bedrooms, each with two ¾ beds, kitchenette and braai (barbeque) area.


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Okaukuejo Camp Facilities

Make the most of your Etosha National Park experience at Okaukuejo Camp

  • You can visit our restaurant, bar, and kiosk
  • There are a tourist shop and post office
  • The two swimming pools are a treat in the summer months
  • There are thirty waterhole chalet double rooms
  • There are two family chalets (2 bedrooms, four beds) with braai areas
  • We have twenty bush chalets (2 beds) with braai areas
  • Guests can choose between forty double rooms


Etosha Camping in style at Okaukeujo Camp

We offer five premier waterhole chalets

Attractions and Activities to enjoy during an Etosha National Park camping safari

  • Okaukuejo is well known for one of the best floodlit waterholes inside Etosha National Park
  • This waterhole offers excellent photographic opportunities
  • You can also enjoy guided night drives during your visit
  • There are guided morning and afternoon game drives available for visitors

Waterholes close to Okaukuejo Camp:

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

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

Homob is close to the edge of the pan.

Okaukuejo waterhole is a main attraction at the camp. The bustling night-time activity around the waterhole is beautiful. Furthermore, the viewing platform is about 50 metres from the hole which is floodlit after dark.

Okondeka waterhole at the edge of the pan is popular with the plain’s animals. Once in a while you will see a giraffe and even a lion here.

Olifantsbad is situated in an attractive mopane veld. Here you will find a good variety of game including elephant, lion, black nosed impala, red hartebeest, gemsbok, kudu, and zebra.

Ombika: This is an Etosha National Park camping favourite as it’s a good waterhole visited by a variety of animals. Its location is also convenient as it’s on your way to Okaukuejo Camp from the Anderson Gate.

NOTICE: Plastic bags within national parks

Namibia Wildlife Resorts would like to inform you that no plastic bags are allowed in any Namibian National Park. Therefore, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism’s personnel will remove any plastic bags you might have. Help us fight the war against pollution.

Etosha National Park Includes


  • Chalets include breakfast
Etosha National Park Excludes


  • Additional meals
  • Park entry fees
Etosha National Park Accommodation Information



Prices are per person sharing, except for the single rate


  • Between the ages of 6 and 12, sharing with full paying adults, pay 50% of the quoted adult rate
  • No more than two children may share a room with their parents
  • Children in own chalet pay adult rate
  • Those under 6 stay free of charge
Etosha National Park Product Pricing


Okaukuejo Camp Rates

B&B Accommodation

Nov 2020 - June 2021 Jul 2021 - Oct 2021
Premier Waterhole Chalet - 4 Beds NAD 2969 NAD 4454
Waterhole Chalet - 2 Beds NAD 1782 NAD 2613
Single rate NAD 1960 NAD 2910
Double Room (A) - 2 Beds NAD 1425 NAD 1782
Single rate NAD 1604 NAD 1782
Double Room (B) - 2 Beds NAD 1425 NAD 1900
Single rate NAD 1604 NAD 1900
Bush Chalet - 2 beds NAD 1663 NAD 2019
Disabled access NAD 1425 NAD 1782
Single rate NAD 1841 NAD 2317
Family Chalet - 4 Beds NAD 1604 NAD 2138


Nov 2020 - June 2021 Jul 2021 - Oct 2021
Per person (max 8 people per site) NAD 356 NAD 416

Game Drives

Nov 2020 - June 2021 Jul 2021 - Oct 2021
Guided Morning Drive NAD 650 NAD 650
Guided Afternoon Drive NAD 650 NAD 650
Night Drive NAD 750 NAD 650
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