Frans Indongo Lodge

Reviews of Frans Indongo Lodge

Excellent(93%) From 55 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 55 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.
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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Mr & Mrs F - Lancashire
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

A very pleasant place for an overnight stop. Lovely happy people and ever helpful. We had a very close up view of white rhino with calves on a game drive.

There are some unusual animals here, at least, I'd not seen any. Black springbok and white blesbok.

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Mrs. L & family - Kent
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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How can you improve on excellence...

Very courteous manager, lodge well organised, clean & obviously well looked after. Lovely, well cared for grounds/ gardens, improved viewing deck, new mini shop is nice touch.

Rooms clean, lovely white bed linen, comfortable beds coffee & tea area, good shower & added extra of TV on wall. Athough we much prefered to watch the animals!!!

Lovely friendly staff, especially the dining young ladies.

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Mr C & family - Lancashire
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

Units based upon traditional African huts - clean, bright with everything required as well as an 'enclosed' bathroom with bath and shower and a TV - don't get these at all lodges.

Not as roomy as some of the other lodges - but everything you needed was provided from chairs & table to Tea & coffee facilities.

Separate tables in restaurant - service was very good - but felt more formal than other lodges where we ate communally.

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The B family from Bristol
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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very comfortable lodge

What an incredible place to stay service was fantastic, marvellous setting with its own game park and so close to the Cheetah conservation

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Mr & Mrs B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 31-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

A good stopping point on way back from Etosha. Rooms and bed could do with upgrading.

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Mr & Mrs R - Warwickshire
Arrived on: 23-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

Stayed here for one night as convenient for a trip to the Cheetah Conservation Fund HQ. Probably the most luxurious place we stayed, very well laid out and organised, with great food.

Went on a game drive into their private reserve where they have 7 rhino included a female with 3 week old calf but unfortunately we couldn't find them. But game drive was very worthwhile and saw lots of antelope and birds.

Staff booked our trip and activities at CCF which was helpful.

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Mr. & Mrs. H - Beaconsfield
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Beautifully designed relaxing place

The buildings are beautifully designed inside and out - comfortable places to sit inside and out on the deck overlooking the farm.

There is a great variety of animals - unusual types of buck, zebra, oryx who come to the waterhole. The food was very good and the staff friendly. There is an attractive swimming pool and a tower which gives great views over the surrounding plains.

There are self-guided walks within the farm - the walk up the hill was worth the climb in the heat for the view and the pleasure of the walk. In the evening zebra and oryx were fairly close to the path before they spotted us and took off.

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Ms. H & Mr. D - Oldham
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good place to end (or start) trip to Namibia

As this was our last place prior to flying back we just relaxed, taking a couple of walks, reading by the pool and watching the animals visit the waterhole. We did though go on an evening game drive which was OK and gave us the opportunity to see rhino but the stark contrast between the animals behaviour in Etosha (relaxed and calm) compared to here (frightened and wary) was disturbing to us (We suspected that this may be used sometimes as hunting lodge or maybe there was one nearby - we didn't want to ask).

Whilst some of the staff were very nice there were a couple who appeared a little morose.

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