Okaukuejo Camp

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Okaukuejo Camp offers one of the best waterholes inside Etosha National Park. The camp is located in the park, only 17 km from the Anderson Gate's southern entrance. Furthermore, there's something for every taste as Okaukuejo offers camping and chalet accommodation.

It is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha and the administrative centre of the park. Okaukuejo is also home to the Etosha Ecological Institute. A selection of accommodations is available to provide you with high 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 variety of wildlife surrounding the Okaukuejo Camp. The wildlife congregates and interacts, from lions to rhinos, elephants 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. After that, in the early evenings, it is common to have a black rhino, elephant, and lion – all drinking simultaneously!

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-storey chalet with a balcony overlooking the waterhole. Two bedrooms: one downstairs with two single beds and one upstairs with two queen-sized 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 an 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. It is equipped with a refrigerator and tea station.

Family Chalet

A self-catering unit with two bedrooms a bathroom, each with two ¾ beds, a kitchenette and a 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 being 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. 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 animals, including elephants and lions.

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, 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 in an attractive mopane veld. Here you will find various animals, including elephants, lions, black-faced impalas, red hartebeest, gemsbok, kudu, and zebra.

Ombika: This is an Etosha National Park camping favourite as it's a good waterhole visited by various 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 Namibian National Park. Therefore, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism's personnel will remove any plastic bags you might have. Please 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 2023 - June 2024 Jul 2024 - Oct 2024
Premier Waterhole Chalet - 4 Beds - min 2 NAD 3600 NAD 5390
Waterhole Chalet - 2 Beds NAD 2160 NAD 3160
Single rate NAD 2380 NAD 3520
Double Room (A) - 2 Beds NAD 1730 NAD 2160
Single rate NAD 1940 NAD 2520
Double Room (B) - 2 Beds NAD 1730 NAD 2440
Single rate NAD 1940 NAD 2810
Bush Chalet - 2 beds - disabled access NAD 2010 NAD 2440
Single rate NAD 2230 NAD 2810
Family Chalet - 4 Beds NAD 1940 NAD 2590


Per person (max 8 per site) NAD 430 NAD 510

Game Drives

Guided Morning Drive NAD 650 NAD 650
Guided Afternoon Drive NAD 650 NAD 650
Night Drive NAD 750 NAD 650
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