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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  • Best flood lit waterhole in the Etosha ... plenty of seating, some sheltered and very consistent with many species of animals visiting day and night. Check it out on You Tube live feed. 
    Best flood lit waterhole in the Etosha ... plenty of seating, some sheltered and very consistent with many species of animals visiting day and night. Check it out on You Tube live feed.  more »
  • A lovely place to sit safely and gaze at the animals that drop in to drink water. There is a small gallery style seating slightly elevated for better view. What you get to see depends on your luck... 
    A lovely place to sit safely and gaze at the animals that drop in to drink water. There is a small gallery style seating slightly elevated for better view. What you get to see depends on your luck...  more »
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  • We saw soooooo many elephants! I think every animal in the park has come to this water hole. We saw more here than out driving. Come spend a few days here, enjoy the pool, watch a sunset and kick back with a drink as animals come to take a drink as well. We also saw the rare black rhino every night we were there...AMAZING!!!
  • No elephants to be seen. Very windy during the day. Cold at night. Lots of dust. Camp sites close together. Bring your own drinking water and cheaper firewood. Shop has no meat for sale. Bin scratches at viewing site during the midday. Security is a problem. Told to lock up your stuff. No point in complaining...it's your problem if you see people walking around the camp who should not be there ( according to security guard I spoke to as they are removing plastic containers.) No diesel for sale. This camp has gone downhill. I will not be returning here again ... Too expensive and no value for money plus the security concerns. MTc reception works. No free WiFi.

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