If you want to experience a taste of the way of life in a northern-Namibian village, visit the luxury Frans Indongo Lodge. This is African warmth interpreted in a chic, elegant way. The architecture of the Lodge makes use of traditional pallisade of wooden stakes, characteristic of an Ovambo village and the complex was built from natural stone, reed and wood.
The 8 chalets, 2 double rooms and 2 family units are surrounded by bush savannah and their interiors reflect the colours and textures of the veld. All chalets and rooms are en suite and air-conditioned, and equipped with tea/coffee-making facilities, fridge, TV, telephone and hairdryer.
The garden surrounding the complex at Frans Indongo Lodge attracts a variety of birds and the observation tower in the complex enables you to see the animals visiting the nearby waterhole. You can choose between three walking trails of different lengths, or climb the hill nearby. Your efforts will be well rewarded by the panaramic view across the veld to the Waterberg Plateau. Most of the trees on the trails have been identified and numbered by a botanist, so you will learn more about the indigenous trees of this part of Namibia.
Before dinner, enjoy a drink at the bar or a refreshing swim in the pool. The gourmet menu at Frans Indongo Lodge is inspired by traditional Namibian venison dishes and is accompanied by fresh vegetables and herbs.
Frans Indongo Lodge is situated near the CCF (Cheetah Conservation Fund) where you can see cheetahs doing sprint-training. These are cheetahs that, for a variety of reasons, can’t be released into the wild but still need to maintain their extraordinary running ability. The Rare and Endangered Species Trust also has a vulture restaurant near Frans Indongo Lodge. Here you can see rare species of vultures – remember to bring your camera! Also reserve a day for visiting one of Namibia's most beautiful places: the Waterberg Plateau. It is near the Frans Indongo Lodge.