Ai Aiba Rock Painting Lodge is dramatically set against imposing granite boulders in the foothills of the magically beautiful Erongo Mountain range. Steeped in history these ancient rock formations are the eroded remains of a volcanic complex about 130 million years old. The lodge is set on the 200,000 hectare Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy, a pristine wilderness area which is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the plant, reptile, mamal and bird life, as well as the wealth of cultural heritage, of the Erongo landscape.
Activities during your stay here include morning or afternoon nature drives to the Bushman rock art. Each drive takes about 3 hours as you travel through the scenic reserve with selected stops at sites to view and learn about Bushman rock art, which depict age‐old hunting rituals, human and animal life. The drives also include a stop for refreshments and snacks.
Walking the area surrounding the lodge is highly encouraged and is an excellent way to experience the beauty of the Erongo Mountains. The guides have been very well trained on the interesting fauna and flora of the area and are available to escort guests through the property. There are also self-guided walking trails which go past Rain Cloud Cave and Elephant Wall - both rock art sites.
San Living Museum Tours are a unique offering, which gives guests a further insight into the ways of the Bushmen. These tours include a walk with a Bushman, learning about hunting, snaring, tracking, lighting fire and collecting bush food; or learning more about life in their village as you see how they make rope and jewellry, and understand the meanings behind their local dances and songs.
The main lodge has a high thatched roof restaurant and lounge, which have amazing panoramic views. The swimming pool is an oasis surrounded by tall palms and scenic vistas of magnificent rocky outcrops and bush savannah. There is also a floodlit waterhole.
Towering boulders form the backdrop to the 20 mountain facing chalets. Each tastefully furnished room has twin beds and air conditioning. There are also Family Rooms with either an additional single bed or a double bunk bed.
Inbetween activities, you can relax around the crystal clear swimming pool, or enjoy the amazing panoramic views from the restaurant and bar.
The lodge is 3.5 hours from Windhoek, making this an ideal start or end to any trip to Namibia.
Our standard rates for a Standard Room - BB Package
1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020
GBP 72 USD 91 ZAR 1,475 EUR 79
per person sharing
Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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BB Package: Breakfast is included.
DBB Package: Breakfast and dinner are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Ai-Aiba Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.
Discover Namibia's Nature
The Elegant Guest House
The Erongo Mountains
Onguma Tented Camp
Etosha National Park
Etosha Heights Safarihoek Lodge
Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park
Okonjima Plains Camp
Okonjima Nature Reserve
A 13 night itinerary where the main focus is on wildlife and getting back to nature. Enjoy game drives across Etosha's vast plains, walk as the sun rises through the bush, track leopard and desert elephants, and visit Bushmen rock art sites.
This is a 13 night itinerary including Windhoek, The Erongo Mountains, Etosha National Park, Damaraland and Okonjima Nature Reserve.
A classic two-week self-drive itinerary, taking you from Windhoek to the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, across to the wild Atlantic Coast at Swakopmund, into the deserts of Damaraland to track the elephant who have made this their home, across the vast Etosha National Park and ending with in the mountains at Erongo, with the birdsong for company.
This is a 14 night itinerary including Windhoek, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha National Park and The Erongo Mountains.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Ai-Aiba Lodge Location.
Directions For Drivers
45km West of Omaruru on the D2315, turn right at the Ai-Aiba sign and drive for another 1.5km
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