Ai Aiba Lodge

Ai Aiba Lodge: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Lodge
No. of rooms 20
Last updated 19-Nov-2019

Main description of Ai Aiba Lodge

Ai Aiba Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities 24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Room facilities Air Conditioning, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Safe, Shower, Verandah
Available services Credit Card
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Natural History Tours, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided), Wildlife Tours
Activities nearby (some activities may be seasonal) Animal Encounters, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Game Drives, Game Viewing, General Sightseeing, Golf, Mountain Biking, Museums, Natural History Tours, Wine Tasting

Room types at Ai Aiba Lodge

Triple / Quadruple room

Triple / Quadruple room

Luxurious Triple/Quadruple room (i.e. Twin room with an additional bed or bunk bed) with private patio, en-suite shower and separate toilet. The rooms are tastefully furnished in African style with air condition and a safe for valuables.

Twin room

Twin room

Luxurious twin room with private patio, en-suite shower and separate toilet. The rooms are tastefully furnished in African style with air condition and a safe for valuables.

Activities at Ai Aiba Lodge

Guided walks

Guided walks

Walking the area surrounding the Lodge is highly encouraged and is an excellent way to experience the beauty of the Erongo Mountains. Our guides have been very well trained on the interesting Fauna and Flora of the area and are available to escort guests through the property.

 Guided Morning walks:
Breakfast is available in the restaurant from 07h00.
Your guide will take juice and snacks along for en-route. Please carry your own water.
Please ensure that you wear good walking shoes, and have adequate sun protection.

1) Ai Aiba Walk:
This walk is 2 – 3 hours in duration and can be of varying degrees of difficulty depending on your preference. It will include visits to certain rock art sites, and a focus on the smaller intricacies of nature.
Morning walk departs at 07h30 (Summer and Winter), from the restaurant.

2) Walk & Drive:
This activity starts from the lodge with a 10min drive to Moringa valley. From there guests hike to a number of different rock art sites, including some fantastic viewpoints along the way. Then another short drive (10-15min), followed by another hike through majestic landscape to view some more rock art sites and fantastic rock formations. A short 20min drive will then take you back to the lodge. Total duration is approximately 3 hours.
Morning walk departs at 07h30 (Summer and Winter), from the restaurant.

3) Walk with visit to the San Living Museum:
This walk is approximately 3 hours. Our guides will walk with you to the San Living Museum, stopping at certain rock art sites en-route. Once at the Living Museum the bushman will take guests on a bushwalk, and then our guides will lead you back to the lodge again.
Morning walk departs at 07h30 (Summer and Winter), from the restaurant.

 Sundowner walk:
Very close to the lodge, you will be guided up a granite hill where you can relax and enjoy a cold
‘sundowner’ drink while watching the sun set over spectacular views of the Erongo Mountains.
Sundowner walk departs at 18h30 (Summer) and 17h30 (Winter), from the restaurant.
(Note that our guide will gladly take your drinks order, and carry the drinks up to the sundowner spot for you.)

*Rates for activities can be in documentation

Nature Drive / Bushman rock art

Nature Drive / Bushman rock art

This drive takes about 3 hours, through the scenically beautiful lodge property, with selected stops at sites to view and learn about bushman rock art. The drive will also include a stop for refreshments and snacks. A must-see for anyone visiting the area. This drive can be done both in the morning or the afternoon.

Morning drive – departs at 07h30 (Summer and Winter). Breakfast served from 07h00.

Afternoon drive – departs 17h00 in Summer*, and 16h00 in Winter*.

*Rates for activities can be in documentation

San Living Museum Tours (available from 08h00 to 15h30)

Various tours are available, and can all be booked directly at the lodge. Times are flexible, and bookings can usually be made according to your requirement. Please ask at Reception for more information.

• Bushwalk – approx. 2hours. Learn about hunting, snaring, tracking, lighting fire and collecting bush food.
• Live in the village – approx. 2hours. Learn about singing and dancing, lighting a fire, making ropes and jewelry.
• Combination (Action day) – approx. 4hours. A combination of the bushwalk and the “live in the village” tour.

*Rates on request

Self-Guided Walking Trail

This trail takes about 1 hour, and is on the hill behind the lodge. It is marked by painted arrows. The trail goes past Rain Cloud Cave and Elephant Wall, both sites with bushman rock art. The trees along the route are tagged for identification – list available at Reception.

*Rates for activities can be in documentation

Restaurants at Ai Aiba Lodge

Ai Aiba Lodge Restaurant

The Lodge consists of a main building with a thatched roof dome, which hosts the welcome area with reception, guest lounge, public bar and restaurant which can seat up to 50 guests - serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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