Fish River Canyon, Fish River Region

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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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  • Incredible canyon; the largest in Africa and either 1st or 2nd largest in the world (depending on how you measure it). You definitely need a vehicle (either your own, or go with a guide as we did... 
    Incredible canyon; the largest in Africa and either 1st or 2nd largest in the world (depending on how you measure it). You definitely need a vehicle (either your own, or go with a guide as we did...  more »
  • I spent hours looking at this place having never seen anything like it. Apparently the Grand Canyon is way bigger but this totally had me all day. Sunset was nice there but I preferred the day... 
    I spent hours looking at this place having never seen anything like it. Apparently the Grand Canyon is way bigger but this totally had me all day. Sunset was nice there but I preferred the day...  more »

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