Challenge yourself as you hike through 1.5 billion years of geological history at Fish River Canyon, the world's second-largest canyon. Take an intense 85 km (53 mi) trail through the gigantic 550 m (1,804 ft) deep, 27 km (17 mi) wide, and 160 km (100 mi) long ravine, featuring some awe-inspiring scenery, with stony formations covered by drought-resistant plants. Cut by the longest interior river in Namibia--the intermittently flowing Fish River--the canyon features hard gneiss bedrocks and awe-inspiring horizontal dolomite strata. The gorge is accessible only from May to mid-September, due to unbearable temperatures at other times of the year. The Fish River Trail usually takes five days to complete. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fish River Canyon by using our Fish River Region trip itinerary site.
Fish River Canyon reviews
We drove down into the fish river from fish river lodge, going down is a bit scary but worth it, took a dive in the Canyon as there's is a natural pool. Very few animals but the landscape and... more »
This hike is a must on anybody's bucket list. What an awesome hike, definitely not a walk in the park, but so worth the preparation for this hike. Beautiful scenery and wild life. A big plus if... more »
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