Okaukuejo is the administrative center for the Etosha National Park. Originally the western end of the Red Line, a veterinary control demarcation established in 1896, and the site of a German fort built in 1901, Okaukuejo now houses the Etosha Ecological Institute.
The round watchtower is a remnant of the fort. A major draw for tourists is the permanent waterhole, illuminated at night, which draws all types of wildlife, including elephants, lions and black rhinoceros, particularly during the lengthy dry season.
Lodge Onduri is situated between Outjo and Okaukeujo, and offers air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi, as well as access to an outdoor swimming pool.
The Namibian National Park Service also maintains a tourist camp. There is a variety of resort facilities from camping sites to cottages with braai facilities. There is also a large swimming pool, a large restaurant and bar. There are two small stores. One store sells basic foods and firewood for a braai.