Okaukuejo waterhole, Etosha National Park

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Wildlife are known to gather at Okaukuejo waterhole, an artificial watering hole near a rest camp and administrative center of Etosha National Park. Illuminated by floodlights at night, the waterhole attracts numerous animals who come to quench their thirst, and this is the prime time to see them. Gather near the watering hole to admire the elephants, antelopes, lions, and other mammals that flock here, especially during a dry spell in the area. Visit the spot at night for the best chance to spot the rare and endangered black rhinoceros. Make Okaukuejo waterhole a centerpiece of your Etosha National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Etosha National Park online trip itinerary planner .
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  • The best room next to the waterhole, clean, cool and quiet. at night a herd of eland arrived, like ghosts there they were and then they left.  more »
  • The water is a marvel. In the evening, take a flashlight and good shoes, as there are scorpions.
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  • When I am in Okaukueju, I always go to this waterhole first before proceeding into the rest of the park and has never been disappointed! This time around we spend all morning here as the animals kept ...  more »
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  • Great waterplace with always many differents animals around...
  • Saw tons of animals in the morning, pretty awesome!
  • Best place to observe wild animal coming to drink.
  • It gave me serenity ☺☺
  • Amazing place. NEAR useless though

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Where to stay in Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park provides a couple of fenced camping areas for visitors who choose to stay in the vicinity, some of which have both private lodges as well as designated campsites. Camping outside of these areas is not allowed, and you can only check in or leave before the sun sets. Every campsite features waterholes equipped with floodlights, so you can admire the animals throughout your stay--especially at night, when you might see rhinos gathering to drink.
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