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About Ai Ais

Ais Ais is a natural hot spring rich area in Namibia. Ais Ais backpacking tours are just the thing for outdoor fanatics and nature fans.

Airports

Ai Ais airports include:
•Ai Ais Airport

Birdlife

About 194 Ai Ais birdlife species can be found, including rare augur buzzards, jackal buzzards and African fish eagle.

Conservation

Ai Ais conservation efforts include game parks such as the Ai Ais - Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, which is home to a number of endemic and endangered species.

Malaria

Ai Ais malaria information includes:
•Malaria medication not needed to visit Ai Ais
•Malaria medication includes Larium, Malarone, or doxycycline
•If you are coming from a malaria zone be sure to continue the course as prescribed
•Follow basic guidelines such as using mosquito repellent and mosquito netting
•Speak to your doctor about malaria medication you will need

Plants

Ai Ais plant life is mostly desert type of vegetation, and the Ai Ais area is widely believed to be one of the world's richest succulent areas.

Safety Tips


•The area is fairly safe to travel
•Ai Ais is a Nama word meaning 'scalding hot', so expect water temperatures of around 60 degrees C
•Ask your doctor before doing strenuous hiking or climbing, and if you have heart problems or serious health issues, do not hike
•Do not leave the rest camp on your own without a guide - it is very easy to get lost in the desert
•Drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen at all times

Travel Books

Ai Ais recommended travel books include:
•Getaway Guide to Namibia: On and Off the Road by Mike Copeland
•Namibia: The Bradt Travel Guide by Bradt Travel Guides
•Fish River Canyon & Richtersveld Map by National Geographic
•Photographic Guide to the Birds of Namibia by Ian and Jackie Sinclair
•Namibia - Culture Smart!: a quick guide to customs and culture by Sharri Whiting

Wildlife

Ai Ais wildlife includes leopard, caracal, brown hyena, black-backed jackal, klipspringer, Hartmann's mountain zebra, grey rhebok, kudu, gemsbok, steenbok and duiker, as well as baboons.

 

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