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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole by using our Etosha National Park trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 13, 2017
    the entire Park is a jewel of visit nature I remain very enthusiastic tours of the region Namibia is a dream destination
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  • August 13, 2017
    See title! I don't know if our evening was exceptional but 60 elephants and rhinoceros 5 it was magic
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  • August 11, 2017
    Full of animals of all species! You can stay all day with a good book under the trees to see the incredible variety of animals arriving.
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  • June 20, 2017
    Brilliant seeing the wildlife right at your doorstep
  • November 18, 2016
    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.
  • November 17, 2016
    The best watering hole in Etosha National Park! Hands down! While we stayed there we saw elephants, giraffes, rhinos, springbok, oryx, and even lions!!
  • October 27, 2016
    5 stars for animals and waterhole. 1 star for service, quality of accommodation and price etc.
  • November 29, 2016
    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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