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 day is beautiful and we can expect safari in Namibia's most famous Park. We go on the road and we start the trip hoping to meet as many animals as possible. The first meeting is the best you could hope for. Not far from the road we see vegetation a giraffe life with a flashy Gash on its side and, natural spectacle, Crouching under a plant, a male lion intent on guarding the prey probably hunting fruit of the night previous. Let our lion continue stopping on different spot to admire the countless animals of each species. The highlight of the safari was a pond stuffed full of elephants of all sizes. We were really amazed to watch the apparent tranquility in which they moved the pachyderms. The Park is very well equipped. At noon we enjoyed a nice meal at the buffet in the main building of the lodge. The photo safari park worth the trip.
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  • This waterhole is one of the few places where rhino sightings are likely (in the late evening or night). Most of the day (until around midnight), it gets incredible amounts of foot traffic. There's al...  more »
  • We stopped by during the day after a period when it had rained so there was nothing there. It is easy to walk to whilst stopping in at the camp rest stop to stretch your legs after dropping veg around...  more »
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  • Brilliant seeing the wildlife right at your doorstep
  • The waterhole at Okaukuejo is just amazing! There is so much activity day and night, it will be hard to leave it for dinner or sleep. Herds of elephants, zebra, springbok, oryx, jackals and many more visit the waterhole.
  • The best watering hole in Etosha National Park! Hands down! While we stayed there we saw elephants, giraffes, rhinos, springbok, oryx, and even lions!!
  • 5 stars for animals and waterhole. 1 star for service, quality of accommodation and price etc.
  • Wonderfull experience!

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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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