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Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

We stayed for one night at Ai-Aiba Lodge. The location is spectacular and offers a magnificent view to a truly amazing landscape. The lodge is managed by Melissa and Kevin, a young couple who put their hearts and energy into making your stay perfect. Their empathy and dedication was outstanding and the entire staff did everything possible to make us...

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RogerWindhoek, Owner at Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for this wonderful review. We have recently taken over management of Ai Aiba Lodge with most of the staff, including the managers, being new. It is great to see that their enthusiasm and commitment to their work was reflected in your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We take our guests there all the time to see the wonderful San Paintings !! The area is spectacular and the warthogs on the lawn are an added bonus !! Meals are great and service good!! Staff friendly and happy to help! Swimming pool is fantastic for the hot Namibian days!! A great lodge to visit and do some great...

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RogerWindhoek, Owner at Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for this great review. This is truly a spectacular part of Namibia and the rock art sites in the area are incredible. We are working hard to train up our guides so that we can offer a host of activities to complement this great area. We hope to see you back again soon.

Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The lodge is located on the foot of huge boulders, wich gives it a beautiful location with different walking options. Rooms are spacious but a bit outdated (especially bathrooms); due to the colouring one cannot really see if it is clean or not. Huge restaurant with small seating area and even smaller bar area. Dinner was ok. Management (owner?) seem...

1Thank Ernst38
RogerWindhoek, Owner at Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your honest review. We have recently taken over management of the lodge and during your stay I can only assume we were busy with the hand over procedures which would have distracted us from hosting your professionally, please accept our apologies. We have and are busy implementing a number of changes to the lodge and I'm sure on...

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived in time to walk the 1hour hiking trail around camp and view the rock paintings made by San people 1000s of years ago. Also joined the night drive saw genet,wildcat and aardvark. Ruppel's parrot joined the lovebirds at the birdbath! Food good rooms comfy. Road access unfortunately badly corrugated

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Mkushi, Zambia
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Very average in all aspects. Staff need training as they don't know how to make coffee or tea. We had to ask for service and food is over priced. Views are spectacular. Bush man paintings are very good. The lodge is in a beautiful position with huge rocky outcrops around it. It has great potential once management issues and staff...

Thank mikevz2012
Reviewed 18 April 2016

A quaint, remote resort near the famous rock paintings region in Namibia. Rooms are basic: expect a clean bed and bathroom, but no Wifi or mobile phone reception except in the lobby. Airconditioning is on a metered connection that switches off during certain times of the day. Best rock shandy in Namibia at the bar, with views of warthogs on...

Thank kwsg
Babenhausen, Germany
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Beautiful place, situated in the middle of nowhere, very good food, nice and clean rooms, clean pool, good drive on top of the hill, interesting rock carvings, friendly staff, klipschliefers and warthogs! Here you can relax!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

The mountains here are so beautiful it is worth the extra drive off the main route - not too far off the journey between WIndhoek and Okonjima - to enjoy the remote basin of rounded rocks surrounding the lodge. If you have had your wildlife fix elsewhere then this is a good place to chill out. The area has plenty...

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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

What a nice place!! No bright lights, no music, no cell phone (OK.... selectively)! Go to Ai-Aiba if you want to relax! Good food, friendly personnel!! Roads towards Ai-Aiba through the Conservancy is fair. It may be very hot during summer but select your time. Although the lodge was busy.....one always get the feeling of "no other people" due to...

Thank Lappies L
Dunfanaghy, Ireland
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

A great lodge in an other worldly setting Ai Aiba lodge is set in an area of granite rock outcrops which are distinctive for the large boulders sitting, as if detached, on top. The lodge is beautifully designed, clean and with mature gardens and tasteful decor. The service was excellent and food very good. The hosts were very friendly and...

1Thank trevcole

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated between Usakos and Omaruru amidst massive granite boulders overlooking the magnificent Erongo Mountain Range is AiAiba Lodge. The Erongo Region is one of the most environmentally diverse areas in Namibia, hosting an array of endemic and near-endemic plant, reptile, mammal and bird species, as well as a wealth of cultural artefacts. Twenty thatched-roof twin bedrooms, tastefully appointed en-suite shower, offer the visitor a unique, luxurious African experience. The restaurant with its panoramic view, bar and crystal-clear pool nestling amount the rocks add to the natural tranquillity of the surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge

Address: D 2315 | P.O Box 555, 45km from Omaruru, Omaruru, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Erongo Region > Omaruru
Price Range: ₹ 9,006 - ₹ 11,208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“All rooms have a view.”
mikevz2012, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All bungalows are quiet and clean and are situated in one row along the way, close to the rocks.”
doriso679, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“This lodge is in a wonderful location and the accommodation and food were great. Our only problem was with the manager- the rest of the staff were great.”
375jackr, 4 May 2014 | Read review
“Doesn't matter which room you get as they are all two roomed detached structures and you drive between them and the main complex for your meals.”
lynt0nr, 28 Oct 2013 | Read review
“All the rooms we saw and stayed in appeared identical.”
R00catt, 25 Jul 2013 | Read review
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