Okaukuejo waterhole

Okaukuejo waterhole of Etosha national park, visitors looking on (left) with elephant drinking (right)<sup>1</sup>

Okaukuejo waterhole of Etosha national park, visitors looking on (left) with elephant drinking (right)1
Said to be the main attraction for the Okaukuejo camp — a man made pond just outside its fence.

Animals of all types come to quench their thirst here, with some of their interactions being rather interesting.

Perhaps this is what makes Etosha national park so unique — one of few places in the world where you could see such activity, without the need for long game drives.

Visitors have the option of looking on from the view point — which sits on the safer side of the fence, or from the comfort of their rooms.

Animals can be viewed well into the night, when the flood lights come on.

What to do thereGame viewing — see different types of animals. If they exist in the park, they've got to drink sometime.

A bonus would be seeing how they interact with each other.

Best time to visitThe drier months of the year, usually May to October, when more animals visit the waterhole.

Location of Okaukuejo waterhole It sits right next to the Okaukuejo camp, and less than a half hour's drive north of Anderson's gate.

It also is inside Etosha national park.

How to get thereThe viewpoint can be reached by hiking if within the campsite, and is the best spot to view the waterhole from.

Getting to the camp, can be done by road or air, with the latter using an airstrip nearby.

References1. By Bjørn Christian Tørrissen - Own work by uploader, http://bjornfree.com/, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46677977

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