Ai-Ais Resort meaning ‘burning water’ in the local Nama dialect, /Ai-/Ais is in reference to the natural thermal springs found at the base of the mountain peaks at the southern end of the Fish River Canyon.
It is popular with tourists, who come for both the hot springs, and the challenging 85 km Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail. The area has a rugged and beautiful scenery and diverse flora, containing elements of both the Succulent Karoo (winter rainfall) and Nama Karoo (summer rainfall) biomes. Namibia Wildlife Resorts is exclusively located within the /Ai-/Ais Hot Springs Park, offering accommodation at the /Ai-/Ais Hot Springs Spa and Hobas Camp.
All of these rooms have been fitted in the new spa complex and sit over the indoor thermal pool. So there is no excuse for not popping downstairs for a relaxing session in the pool, or to visit one of the treatment rooms for a body or head massage, to get rid of those unwanted aches and pains.
/Ai-/Ais has both an indoor thermal pool and a popular, but cooler outdoor pool. As the surrounding countryside is arid and rocky and in summertime temperatures soar, not only is a session in either pool beneficial to your health, it also helps you to keep cool.
There is a small grocery shop on site, which provides for the basic needs.
Ai-Ais Campsite: All the campsites have a braai area, a tap and a power point. There are shared ablution blocks available. It is advisable to bring a ground sheet along.