Reviews of Frans Indongo Lodge
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Frans Indongo Lodge
The only reason for our being at Frans Indongo Lodge was to use it as a base to visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund. We had made several phone calls in advance to arrange things but when we arrived, we discovered problems. So we had to settle for a quick visit to the education centre and a walk around the facilities at the CCF. This was very disappointing - we don't know whose fault it was, but visitors should be warned. A jeep ride through the open areas to see cheetahs needs to be planned in advance, and the weekends can be a problem. Also Frans Indongo Lodge is quite a long drive away from the CCF.
The Lodge was luxurious and comfortable and the service was good. There was a largish group of tourists there when we were, and it may be the sort of place that attracts groups because of its facilities and ease of access.
Breakfast was very good. We bought our own food for dinner (from a nearby town) and the room was very spacious and comfortable to eat in.
Expert Africa comments
The guests have raised a very valid point and we have since revised our pre-booking information that we send out to our travelers. Visitors staying at Frans Indongo who want to visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) are now informed that any cheetah activities at the CCF must be booked well in advance. These activities are very popular and can get fully booked. However, guests wanting to visit the education centre only can drop-by without a booking.
Astrid & Alf, the managers at Frans Indongo Lodge, have asked us to point out that they do not encourage their guests to bring food into their rooms. They are not equipped with self-catering facilities and for hygiene reasons they request that travelers only eat in the dining room.
Astrid and Alf also mentioned that they very seldom have large groups coming to stay with them and that they cater, in the main, for self-drive clients.
Frans Indongo Lodge review
A nice clean and efficient camp which offered a relaxing one night stay between other places.
We didn't do the game drive as we thought it would be a bit 'tame' after Etosha and it was nice sitting watching the waterhole instead.
The lodge is 15mins from a Cape Griffin conservation project which offered a very enjoyable and informative couple of hours (although we were informed that the project is moving to another farm which will mean it will be about an hrs. drive from the lodge - not so convenient).
Frans Indongo Lodge is the best
Fabulous way to finish off our holiday. Great accommodation, amazing food, very good service and good value for money
had two trips, one game drive which we enjoyed althoughit is a very different setting to etendeka and etosha.
Felt the driver got a bit close to the rhinos. Not so concerned for our personal safetly, more that we were encroaching on their space.
Well organised trip to the CCF. If you do go to CCF make sure you see the orphans in the very large enclosures (has to be booked via lodge) rather than just those few in intensive care in the centre. Very relaxing last couple of days.
Frans Indongo Lodge review
This is more like a very upmarket hotel than a lodge but as such it was excellent. It was my birthday when we arrived and my daughter had emailed them to see if they could do anything to celebrate it and they really were lovely. There was champagne and 4 glasses in the room - flowers on the bed - and they had made a huge chocolate cake which we had with a cup of tea. My only caveat is that the animal side is more like woburn safari park but if you disregard that and just see it as a restful and fairly luxurious end to the holiday then that's OK.Read more about the whole safari
A good first Stop
Nice 'hotel like' lodge with helpful hosts and enjoyable food. Lacked character in terms of surrounding location and general design. Beige bathroom could have been anywhere in the world!
Didn't participate in any activities except the self guided walks so not qualified to comment on the whole exprience on offer. Hosts very helpful about suggesting walks above and beyond the standard route offered on the property and staff attentive.
Warm welcome in Nabibia
Given a very warm welcome. Very friendly people, particularly John, the manager. They no longer have animals heads in the reception area as mentioned in the Bradt Namibia guided. Have very good facilities for disabled travellers is required.Read more about the whole safari
A lvely location
Staff really helpful - perhaps not so good to go on a sunday as everything closed activity wise- very cold at nights on the patio. Rooms really luxuriousRead more about the whole safari
Good stopover with wonderful viewing platform
Very well equipped and high standard accommodation.
Direction to pleasant local walk