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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  • In fact, it must be one of the busiest waterholes in southern Africa. Hard to beat, especially in winter.  more »
  • Despite it feeling like I was in a big zoo, this watering hole was the coolest thing about our stay. It was the only thing that kept me from packing up and leaving after day 1.  more »
  • You could stay for hours here, it’s a continuous coming and going of animals to get there daily water. Perfect spot for nice pictures  more »
  • The place is really old and the condition is not great...food was terrible they didn't have potatoes yo.make chips or potato salad which was on the alacarter menu...I didn't get room service am not sure whether I was supposed to go to reception myself and request it or what was I supposed to do. Its fairly cheap...but the rooms can do with a bit of renovations even the towels.provided .
  • Awesome sunset view of the big five i like to see more of the animals drinks
  • Great way to pass time in between activities
  • The best place to view animals up close.
  • Really amazing to see all the animals.

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