Frans Indongo Lodge

Reviews of Frans Indongo Lodge

Excellent(93%) From 53 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 53 of our travellers who have visited Frans Indongo Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs E & family - Netherlands
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great lodge, nice people. Felt very welcome.

We were exited having spotted three rhino's during our sun downer. Also spotted a group of 10 or more vultures circling around.

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Mr M & Mrs M - Colchester
Arrived on: 9-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

We arrived early afternoon on our first day and were persuaded to take an inexpensive game drive around the farm. What a treat that was. We saw so many animals and birds including a close encounter with 3 White Rhino, that it completely exceeded our expectations.

The room and indeed the whole lodge was beautiful.

The food would compare with almost anything we've had in England for quality and the house red wine at about £2 a glass was excellent.

Once again the staff were wonderful. I particularly liked the balance they struck between efficient service and friendliness.

Overall this was perhaps our favourite lodge, although all of them had many aspects to enjoy.

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Mr D & Mrs S - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Fantastic birds!

Our room had a letter wishing us Happy anniversary with flowers and dough hearts to decorate the table and bed.

As a keen bird watcher I was delighted to see so many birds enjoying the water feature. There were plenty of game visible from the lodge and we did the walking trail in the evening.

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The S family - Inverness
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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It was great to be able to go for a walk here.

They sorted out our trip to see the cheetas on our way back to Windhoek the following morning and made things very easy for us.

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Mrs P with Mrs L & Mr C - Derbyshire
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

We did not do any activities here hence the no comment grade. Food very good, staff helpful.

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Mr O & Mrs R with sons' - Germany,
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

A great lodge and great value for money!

Dinners were delicious too and we agreed that the omelettes served for breakfast were the best we had eaten, ever. There was also an amazing variety of homemade jams and marmalade and freshly cut fruit.

It was the perfect stop-over on our way back to Windhoek and a great place to unwind. and just enjoy looking at the game at the waterhole in front of the terrace. We participated in an evening drive and saw amongst others some white rhinos.

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Mr J & Mrs V and Mr R & Ms C - Luton
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Time to catch a breath and reflect

Pristine and manicured gardens surrounded spacious and well appointerd chalets. A welcome and relaxing stop-over to break the journey back to Elegant Guesthouse for one last night before our plane home.

Very friendly staff and an excellent evening meal.

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Mr W & Miss H - London
Arrived on: 19-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

This was an after-thought on our trip to break the distance between Etosha and Windhoek, which was a shame as this was a really nice place where we could have happily spent more time!

The staff were very welcoming and had specially decorated our room and dining table for us (we were on honeymoon). The rooms were good.

The attached reserve has some impressive rhino, including a cute baby white rhino, and non-native species - the black wilderbeest were particularly amusing.

A special mention should go to the poor member of staff who cleaned our impressively dirty car (courtesy of muddy Etosha roads) and left it gleaming!

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R Family - Alaska
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

In retrospect, we would have preferred an additional day at Nhoma rather than making the stop here. But hindsight is 20/20. The food was spectacular as was the wine list. The sunset drive to look at animals was a waste. Sure, we saw animals.

The rhinos were feeding on the food the lodge puts out for them each afternoon, and anytime other animals were seen, the driver accelerated which merely sent the animals runnings. Dinner was superb, staff was great, but like I said, an additional day at Nhoma would have been better for us.

We could have made the drive from Nhome to Windhoek in a day.

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Expert Africa comments

Frans Indongo Lodge would like to explain why feed is put out for the rhino on occasion. The rainy season usually begins sometime in October in this area of Namibia, but this year (2010) the first rains came late. In such an event the lodge supplements the rhino’s diet by putting out Lucerne – a plant with high nutrition content. This was particularly important this year as two of Frans Indongo's rhino are nursing and one is heavily pregnant.

Mr & Mrs G and Mr & Mrs W - Surrey
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

This was a great place to finish our trip and we would thoroughly recommend it for its helpful staff, food and delightful accommodation. Chris McIntyre please note there are no longer any animal heads in the Reception Area! [Ed: Noted - thanks!]

The whole ambience of the place was great and we loved it.

The scene looking out over the Game Farm is very peaceful and many varieties of animal visit the watering hole. A great variety of birds also visit the area. Here we enjoyed an evening walk seeing dik dik, antelope and oryx en route.

Visiting the Cheetah Farm from Frans Indongo is quite a long drive, but interesting, and staying at the Lodge enables one to drive back to Windhoek Airport along tarred roads in plenty of time for afternoon flights without the necessity of having an overnight stop in Windhoek.

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