Okaukuejo Rest Camp
“A Superb Safari Retreat Set In One Of Africa’s Most Renowned National Parks”
5 premier waterhole chalet
30 waterhole chalet double rooms
2 family chalets (2 rooms, 4 beds) with braai
25 bush chalets (2 beds) with braai
40 double rooms
Situated on the western edge of Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo is one of the three rest camps in the Park. It is Etosha’s longest established rest camp, as well as the main administrative centre and headquarters of the Etosha Ecological Institute, where research and nature conservation management for Etosha is conducted.
The camp boasts an illuminated waterhole just outside its perimeter, where the animal action begins at dawn and continues long into the night. It is not unusual to see black rhino, elephant and lion all drinking at the same time, and elephant enthusiasts can get their fill as herds up to forty strong come down to drink. The camp’s central feature is a circular limestone water tower, which boasts panoramic views of the plains, as well as the Etosha Pan in the distance. Okaukuejo offers a variety of accommodation and public facilities, including a shop, filling station, two swimming pools and restaurant.
Etosha is one of Africa’s great wildlife parks and Namibia’s prime wilderness conservation area. Spanning a vast 22 300 km² (8 610 square miles), it consists mostly of grassy plains around a huge salt pan, which becomes a beautiful lake after heavy rains and attracts large flocks of pink candy-floss coloured flamingo. Etosha hosts a vast array of animals, including the Big Five, as well as giraffes, and rare and unusual species like the black-faced impala, Hartmann’s mountain zebra or the smallest antelope in the world, the Damara dikdik.