Frans Indongo Lodge is situated 43 km north-west of Otjiwarongo and exudes the sense for life of northern Namibia’s people in a most charming way. The complex is modelled on traditional Ovambo homesteads: palisades of tall pointed stakes embrace the lodge and convey a feeling of the warmth and security of home right in the middle of the African bush. Inside the complex a palisade separates the restaurant and swimming pool area from the guest chalets and thereby provides more privacy. A variety of beautiful building materials like natural stone, wood and reed were used for the houses. Items of daily use in Ovambo – earthen pots, voluminous storage baskets or original wooden figures – serve as decoration to emphasise the African theme, and lend a very special charm to the lodge.
The luxurious character of the lodge is complemented by the interior decoration and colour scheme of the two double rooms, two family units and 8 generously proportioned chalets. All the rooms have their own bathroom, air conditioner, fridge, hairdryer, telephone, TV and an electric kettle for tea and coffee.
The lush green garden is shaded by tall trees and sports an artificial brook. It attracts the shaft-tailed whydah, the strikingly coloured crimson-breasted shrike, the pied barbet and many other feathered friends. You can have a refreshing dip into the swimming pool, and when the sun starts to set just before dinner you can retreat to the large wooden veranda at the bar or the little observation tower. Both are fabulous places for savouring the enchanting hour of dusk - and keeping an eye on the watering place which is illuminated at night. The rare nyala, black springbok and white blesbok, sable and roan antelope regularly put in an appearance.
The gourmet kitchen whips up a variety of venison dishes served with farm-fresh vegetables and salads seasoned with aromatic ingredients from the herb garden.