Frans Indongo Lodge, a camping ground in the savannah

The Frans Indongo Lodge is located in Otjiwarongo, a city in Namibia. This hotel has rooms decorated in the traditional, local style, and a large swimming pool with views towards the savannah.


The hotel has fourteen rooms. There are two double rooms, two family rooms and eights chalets that can be transformed into family rooms. There are two separate individual rooms for safari guides accompanying groups on guided tours. The double rooms have a double bed and traditional Ovambo decorations.

Each room has a private bathroom and a basic kitchen area. There are wooden, four-poster beds covered in mosquito netting. The rooms are decorated with antique furniture and clay decorations. There are large earthen pots, woven storage baskets and figurines carved out of wood. The lodges were built using local materials, including  natural stone and reeds. Price is around 61€ for an individual room and 111€ for a double room. The family rooms have a price between 154 and 178€ per night.

There are large camping grounds located next to the hotel, in the Frans Indongo Farm. The camping grounds are ideal for tents and have a private space for six guests and three areas that can accommodate groups of up to 20 guests. There are three bathrooms and three shower rooms for women and three bathrooms with three shower rooms for men on the farm territory. Guests will find wood for the camping fires in one of the sheds. These camping grounds are known for their sunsets and their views towards the hills.


The Lapa restaurant has a large fireplace and a terrace area. The restaurant is known for its grilled meat, venison and local desserts, most of which are made using ingredients sourced from nearby farms. The spices used in the kitchens are grown in the hotel’s herb garden

The hotel has a large wooden observation deck from where guests will be able to see the animals that come to a nearby waterhole, located next to the hotel. There is a tall watchtower nearby, where guests will be able to watch the local birds, some of which can only be seen in the area. The hotel’s designer swimming pool and lounge chairs are located in the gardens, ideal for an afternoon dip with a view.

The lodge is decorated in the traditional style of Ovambo houses, There is a large building where the restaurant is located, a separate pool house and the main lodge area.


This hotel has a large auditorium where events of up to 60 people can be celebrated. The restaurant can host company outings and family dinners of up to 40 guests.


The hotel and lodge are located near Etosha National Park, a short distance away from Windhoek. Guests will be able to enjoy a variety of safaris and visit the Waterberg Plateau Park.

The hotel can organize a variety of trips for guests. There are guided walking tours around the nearby national parks and game hunting tours. It is recommended to visit the nearby city of Otjiwarongo, where a large mineral museum is located. In Okarana guests will be able to visit its cultural center. The hotel organizes jeep tours to the plateau where guests will be able to enjoy the sunset.

The Cheetah Conservation Fund is located a short distance away from the hotel. There is a vulture sanctuary nearby. Guests will be able to enjoy a variety of safaris around the region. Bird-watching trips and guided walking tours to see animals can be organized by the hotel. There are three trails that take you around the savannah, offering views from hills crossing the paths of antelopes and other animals. Guests who want to enjoy the views towards Waterberg can climb to the top of nearby hills. Guided trips are organized around Waterberg, and guests will be able to visit the thermal baths and see the cliffs.

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