Okaukuejo Restcamp

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Okaukuejo Restcamp

Okaukuejo Restcamp is among the oldest, and largest, lodges within Etosha. A former government-owned property, it's a bit of a behemoth with 100+ rooms, but it does offer a great location and facilities.

Situated on the western side of Etosha National Park, near the public entrance, Okaukuejo Restcamp is the largest of the rest camps within the region, and also doubles as a centre for park rangers and researchers. Formerly government owned and managed, it's a large and old hotel built in the 1950s.

While some will find the size of Okaukuejo Restcamp unappealing (100+ rooms), it has the advantage of a very good location within the boundaries of the National Park. The large floodlit waterhole in front of the camp receives regular visits from elephant, lion and even rhino, as well as the park's otherwise shy nocturnal wildlife. Good facilities and reliable service also make Okaukuejo Restcamp easy to recommend for those willing to forgo the privacy offered by the many smaller camps and guesthouses located just outside of Etosha National Park. It's particularly ideal for those on self-drive holidays, as it is easy to access and offers good self-catering facilities.


Okaukuejo Restcamp has 104 luxury and standard bungalows with between two and four beds each. All are en-suite with private bathrooms and showers. Each bungalow also has a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Most are air-conditioned.

There's a medium sized campsite at Okaukuejo.


Generous buffet meals are served in the lodge restaurant, where there is also a well-stocked bar.

The family units have self-catering facilities.


- Restaurant
- Bar
- Kiosk
- Barbecue facilities at campsite
- Swimming pool
- Shop


- Morning and afternoon game drives
- Night game drives
- Flood-lit water hole

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at Okaukuejo Restcamp and stay at reduced rates. There are self-contained family units suitable for larger families.