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Okaukuejo is situated about 114kms north of Outjo on the C38. This road leads you right to Etosha National Park's Andersson's Gate - and from here it is only a few 'game viewing' kilometers to Okaukuejo.

Okaukeujo is is situated at the western end of the Etosha Pan and also the oldest tourist camp in the park. It currently functions as the administrative hub of the park as well as being home to the Etosha Ecological Institute.

The main attraction of Okaukuejo is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole, which is floodlit at night. Here a wide diversity of wildlife congregates and interacts. The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. The excitement continues throughout the day and deep into the night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhinoceros, elephant and lion, all drinking at the same time.

There is a bar, shop, swimming pool and a kiosk The restaurant provides a choice of a buffet or 'a la carte' menus.


  • Premier Waterhole Chalet: double story chalet with a balcony overlooking the waterhole. Two bedrooms, downstairs with 2 single beds and upstairs with a queen size double. Lounge area, fridge and tea-station
  • Family Chalet: self catering unit with two bedrooms, 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 fridge & tea station
  • Double Room: room with en-suite bathroom, fridge & tea station

Okaukuejo is the main area of tourist activity inside Etosha, but visitors can also choose to stay at either Halali, Namutoni, Dolomite Camp or Onkoshi Camp. All four of these camps are operated by Namibia Wildlife Resorts and have the advantage of being inside the Etosha National Park. Alternatively, you also have the option of several other private lodges around Etosha.

Activities at Okaukuejo including morning, afternoon or night game drives around Etosha. Game viewing is best done in the cool of the early morning or late afternoon. Most people choose to game drive themselves around the park - stopping at the various waterholes en-route.