That camera can not use AA batteries of any type.
It used the KLIC-8000 battery.
You can find this type of battery all over the Internet.
Priced from $10 to $30.
I do suggest you buy an extra battery since you are going to Africa, Viet Nam, etc.
Every battery charger I have seen will work on 110 volts or 220 volts.
You will likely need a electrical plug adapter for the country you will be visiting.
I RECENTLY PURCHASHED A KODAK 1015IS- wanted it for it's telephoto range and price.....was under the impression that I could use 2 AA alk batteries as well as the rechargeable that came with camera....plan to be in areas where current surges make charging anything risky(ie:Africa,Viet Nam, etc)............can I use 2 double A's..............THANKS
(checked all over Kodak help site-NO Help there)