One of the most popular rest camps and also the oldest - it has been in existence since the early fifties - is Okaukuejo, characterised by its traditional thatched rondavels. Its focal point is the floodlit waterhole where visitors gather at night to watch game come to drink. Black rhino, elephant, giraffe and even lion refresh themselves here.
The camp has a newly built restaurant, bar and shop complex. Okaukuejo is the main administrative centre of Etosha National Park and houses the Etosha Ecological Institute, from where research and conservation management are conducted.