Fish River Canyon, Ais-Ais

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#1 of 6 in Parks in Karas Region
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 Ais-Ais trip itinerary site.
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  • Nothing could prepare me for the splendour and rugged beauty of the canyon. We were a group of 8 to take on the challenge in five days. We slept out in the open Because of the mild Winter that...  more »
  • The canyon is the largest in Africa comprising a gigantic ravine, about 160 km long, up to 27 km wide and almost 550 meters deep in places. The meandering, deep cutting makes it particularly...  more »
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