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Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge

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D2315 Erongo Conservancy, Omaruru Namibia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#2 of 22 Specialty lodging in Omaruru
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.2
Value
4.1
Travelers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Walking tours
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

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D2315 Erongo Conservancy, Omaruru Namibia
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Hosea Kutako Intl Airport138 miSee all flights
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Alison S wrote a review Aug 10
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The most amazing location tucked between the rocks, although easy to get to from Omararu. Great pool, delicious food, amazing breakfast and comfortable rooms. The guided sundowner walk was brilliant, and the self guided walk to see rock paintings was perfect.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Easiest with a 4x4
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AChiara78 wrote a review Aug 8
Arezzo, Italy354 contributions203 helpful votes
The lodge is set in an amazing scenery in the middle of nowhere in the Erongo mountains. You can best appreciate the landscape by joining the sundowner walk with the guide (included in our rate) up on the boulders in front of the lodge. The view from there is just breathtaking. The rooms are nice and comfortable, though a fridge could have been a nice treat. The staff was welcoming but seemed a bit disorganized when it came to serve a room full of people. Food was very good, both at dinner and breakfast. I would surely recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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msegard wrote a review Jul 2022
Brussels, Belgium69 contributions60 helpful votes
fantastic location, fantastic welcome, fantastic facilities amazing scenery Just don't miss this place and the bushman paintings if you go to Namibia. It is really unmissable The staff and the guide (Deon) really made the difference
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: The staff really made the difference!
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Thorben wrote a review Jul 2022
Switzerland39 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a great stay. Greatest view of our Namibia trip, very nice activities with a very knowledgeable guide (Gift), food was good, nice rooms. Very nice location in the Erongo mountains with different animals close by. We can fully recommend this location.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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ceweagles9 wrote a review May 2022
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Driving up to Ai Aiba after a long day with dirt roads was such a breath of fresh air. It is charming and beautiful. It feels intimate and private and welcoming straight away, and the landscape is dynamic and gorgeous. The staff were incredibly kind. The food was delicious, the sundowner hike with drinks on the mountain was fun and stunning. The room is charming, well equipped, and comfortable. We were told by our agent that there isn't too much to do and one night would be enough but honestly we were so sad to wake up and leave early--we wanted to enjoy a leisurely day to reset and recharge with a walk around, some pool time, a good book, great food, and kind people. Strongly recommend if you want a nice place to reset!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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JasminaM270 wrote a review May 2022
Oslo, Norway56 contributions34 helpful votes
The lodge is a beauty and the surroundings are fascinating. This is not a part of the most visited tourist routes, so it feels very relaxing. You could just sit in front of your room or the main building and enjoy the view, complete with the heads of the giraffes moving in slow motion above the bush and the boulders. The food and the service was excellent. The espresso machine in the room was a welcome touch, allowing the early morning coffee luxury in the privacy of your own terrace. I did the early morning walk, it was lovely though the guide could have walked a little slower, to allow time for some photography, but this is far from a complaint. I loved every moment at Ai Aiba!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Ernst38 wrote a review Feb 2022
Windhoek, Namibia255 contributions114 helpful votes
First of all: The landscape is breathtaking, but I cannot take this into consideration for reviewing the accommodation. The Nature Drive fur Sundowner (through the mentioned landscape) was a highlight though. The food is good to very good, but clearly staff was unorganised when fully booked (e.g. we did not get a startet). The rooms are good, but the dark paint on the wall is depressing and makes the room feel tiny. The mattresses need an urgent (!) change. Service was overall very welcoming and friendly. I would actually not rate the experience "average" (3 dots), but rather "good" (not very good, 4 dots, though)
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Taryn S wrote a review Dec 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa10 contributions
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It is stunning. The room was super comfortable, the food and staff were fantastic and my favourite part of the experience was a nature drive with our guide, Dion. He was knowledgeable and learning about the history of the region and see the rock paintings was incredible. It was magical and I would go back in a heart beat
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kobus B wrote a review Sep 2021
South Africa170 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a beautiful Lodge. The staff is very friendly and always very helpful. The rooms are nice and clean. One suggestion, maybe a bar fridge in the room. We went on a sundowner walk with Emanual. Stunning. The food was good. Swimming pool also very clean. From the entertainment center and the pool, you have a nice view over the waterhole.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms 1 - 8 have views over the waterhole.
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01649409 wrote a review Sep 2021
Switzerland333 contributions144 helpful votes
The hotel is in a wonderful location surrounded by granite boulders but with an open view. We stayed here for one night and we did enjoy everything. The sundowner ride including the visit of some rock paintings was very interesting and we also managed to see some animals.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$182 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaErongo RegionOmaruru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Does Ai-Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.