Fish River Canyon, Ais-Ais

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Must see · Canyon · Nature / Park
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.
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  • 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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