Okaukuejo Rest Camp

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Okaukuejo Rest Camp Chalet Outside View

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Famous for its floodlit waterhole Okaukuejo Rest Camp is also the administrative centre of Etosha. Most visitors travel though this camp with its characteristic stone tower and Etosha Ecological Institute is also situated within the camp.

The rest camp was formerly a military outpost founded in 1901 and the tower was added in 1963. Located in the south of Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo is only 17 km from Anderson Gate. Okaukuejo offers a wide range of accommodation as well as all the necessities such as a petrol station and a shop. The restaurant and bar offer refreshments and delicious meals, while the swimming pool offers relief on hot days. The waterhole is a hub of animal activity starting in the early hours of the morning. Especially during winter diversity of game congregate in close proximity to the camp to quench their thirst.



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Okaukeujo was the first rest camp opened to tourists and a special attraction of the camp is the waterhole just outside the perimeter. This is a true theater of Africa. An incredible array of animals come to drink at the permanent water hole throughout an African night. You can sit with a cup of hot chocolate or glass of wine and see what develops. Guests have seen black rhino, many lions and even elephants mating here.

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