Etosha National Park - Okaukuejo Rest Camp
Central/Western Etosha National Park
Northern Namibia Region
Okaukuejo Rest Camp is the main administrative camp of the Etosha National Park, and was officially opened for visitors in 1957. Facilities at the rest camp include a restaurant, shop, post office, swimming pool and filling station. Okaukuejo is also home to the Ecological Institute, which is responsible for the research and management of the park.
The Okaukuejo waterhole is probably one of the most renowned waterholes in the park. The presence of game is seasonal but winter offers game enthusiasts a unique experience as the illuminated waterhole is situated next to the camp. Common sightings include large herds of elephant, black rhino, lion, cheetah, brown hyena, Burchells and Hartman’s Mountain Zebra, Gnu and numerous antelope species.
Okaukuejo Rest Camp provides a range of different accommodation options:
- Premier Waterhole Chalet: A double story chalet with a balcony overlooking the waterhole. There are 2 bedrooms, downstairs has 2 single beds and upstairs a queen size double. Air-conditioning, mosquito nets, a lounge area, fridge and tea/coffee station are standard.
- Waterhole Chalet: Situated close to the waterhole, these comfortable double rooms have an en-suite bathroom and similar facilities to the Premier Waterhole Chalets.
- Family Chalet: A 2 bedroom unit with a kitchenette and braai (barbeque) area. Air-conditioning, mosquito nets, a lounge area, fridge and tea/coffee station are standard.
- Bush Chalet: 2 bed chalets with one bedroom, an en-suite bathroom, lounge area and braai. Equipped with a fridge, tea/coffee station, air-conditioning and mosquito nets.
- Double Room: A double room with an en-suite bathroom and similar facilities to the Bush Chalets.
Game Drives - Most people prefer to drive themselves around the park; but you can join one of the three daily Etosha game drives offered by NWR (Namibia Wildlife Resorts): Early morning, late afternoon and at night.
- Swimming Pool
- Disabled Access
- Gas Filling Station
- Shop / Kiosk
Both entrance gates to the park, Andersson in the south and Von Lindequist in the east, are accessible from Windhoek by fully-tarred roads.
Travelling from Windhoek, Okaukuejo is reached by taking the B1 to Otjiwarongo where you turn onto the C38. Andersson Gate is 96 km beyond Outjo, with Okaukuejo Rest Camp a further 18 km on.
- Okaukuejo Rest Camp is open throughout the year.
- There is a Park speed limit of 60 km/h.
- Rest-camps must be reached before sunset and may only be left after sunrise.
Admission fees must be paid at the gate before proceeding through the park.
The following are prohibited:
Open vehicles, motor-cycles, air-guns, catapults, unsealed fire-arms, disturbing of animals, leaving the road, getting out of the vehicle outside the rest-camp.
No pets are allowed.