Okaukuejo Resort is located in Etosha National Park, 17 km from the southern entrance; it is the oldest establishment in Etosha. It currently functions as the administrative hub of the park and houses the Etosha Ecological Institute from where all park research is monitored and conducted.
It is famous for its flood-lit waterhole, where a wide diversity of wildlife congregates and interacts. During the winter months the spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst, with the activity continuing throughout the day and deep into the night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhinoceros, elephant and lion all drinking at the same time.