Ai Aiba Lodge

Reviews of Ai Aiba Lodge

Good(89%) From 9 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 9 of our travellers who have visited Ai Aiba Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Eve& Reuben from Bozeman
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ai Aiba Lodge review

When we arrived much to our joy there was a sounder of warthogs trimming the lawn just outside the dining room.

All the facilities here were first rate. The food excellent, the staff very accommodating.

We were excellently guided to see the painted rocks, their history and speculation on their meaning. On our night walk we enjoyed learning much about the geology and botany of the area.

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Pavel from Eleebana
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ai Aiba Lodge review

Lodge in a beautiful location renown for rock paintings.

Visit to the well preserved paintings a highlight together with a visit to San Living Museum.

A special attraction were original carvings displayed in the lodge itself.

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Mrs F. from Aylesbury
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ai Aiba Lodge review

Stunning setting but lacking the joyful, Namibian welcome. Service was rather hit and miss and needed better management. Rooms ok but uninspiring.

Game drive found no animals, but a beautiful sunset and nice sundowner drinks. Various beautiful rock art paintings. Having paid for this excursion, we walked alone the next morning and found plenty more rock art close to the camp for free. No-one had told us about this.

The camp had a lot going for it but just lacked atmosphere.

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Mrs & Mr R from Australia
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A convenient overnight stay

Ai Aiba was an overnight stay for us in a pleasant setting. We enjoyed taking the self-guided walk to see the rock paintings and on the walk saw a few animals.

While we were warmly welcomed this welcome was interrupted by a more senior person who seemed not to trust the welcomer. It seemed to us that the staff performed their duties but not with the enthusiasm or joyfulness we had enjoyed previously.

When settling the bill, we were asked if we would like to give something to the staff (the only place that actually did this) and a tray was indicated that was not the 'offical' locked box.

Dinner was an on ok set menu 4 course meal. Of course it is catering to a much bigger guest list than the other places we stayed.




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Mr G from Alstonville
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Scenic location in the granite rocks

A scenic location with nice views over valley from rooms and the huge lounge/dining area. Can do short walks around here.

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Mrs C from Shrewsbury
Arrived on: 17-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Beautiful lodge in a stunning setting

After a long bumpy drive this was a welcome sight.

The service was good, the staff cheerful & keen to serve us, good food in a lovely room overlooking stunning scenery.

The staff took great delight in showing us our first scorpion!!

But we couldn't fault it - the place not the scorpion.

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Ms T from Holland Park
Arrived on: 26-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ai Aiba Lodge review

A beautifully designed lodge. Great scenery. There weren't many guests and the new manager indicated the place had had a few problems. Overall it wasn't a great atmosphere but has the potential to be a very pleasant lodge.

We did a short trip to the bushmen village where we were shown how to make fire, shoot arrows and trap a bird. This was a lovely experience.

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Mr J from New York
Arrived on: 7-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely spot

Ai Aiba undersells their safari drive here where we both saw amazing wildlife (this said after spending 5 days in Etosha!) and amazing desert vistas.

The staff here was so nice to our family and even baked our six year old a special birthday cake dessert.

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Mr & Mrs B from Hampshire
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ai Aiba Lodge review

Great location with plenty of walking. Rock art on site. Very friendly nd helpful staff.
Slightly disappointed with the meal - set menu/price which wasn't cheap, most other places we stayed at least gave you a choice of two meals.

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