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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  • We were here mid-may and right after sunset both nights we saw so many rhinos and they even interacted. They just came and went one at a time with up to 3 at the waterhole at a time. Even saw a lone.....  more
    We were here mid-may and right after sunset both nights we saw so many rhinos and they even interacted. They just came and went one at a time with up to 3 at the waterhole at a time. Even saw a lone.....  more »
  • At sunset people gathörn around the waterhole. A couple of lights light up thr water hole so you can see the wildlife. The problem is that alot if spectators bring drinks and wine so after a while it....  more
    At sunset people gathörn around the waterhole. A couple of lights light up thr water hole so you can see the wildlife. The problem is that alot if spectators bring drinks and wine so after a while it....  more »
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  • Offers wildlife viewing while in the safety of security fence near your rooms, one can go enjoy wildlife middle of the night with a peace of mind of a security fence, especial for those iconic and elusive wildlife...The kind only seen at night
  • Great experience. Especially during evening and early night time. Best stay there 18.00-22.00 pm. Saw 8 rhinos there at the same time interacting.

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