Fish River Canyon, Ais-Ais

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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 Ais-Ais trip itinerary site .
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  • The second largest canyon in the world. Entrance paid, drinks bought and very clean toilets used at the entrance. Then it went out, about 10 km to the "edge" . Quite impressive prospects. We then walked from one vantage point to another. Have spent about two hours on site.
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  • The view of the canyon is breathless, there is a vantage point near where you park but then you can follow an easy path along the whole canyon, it's a half-hour walk that is absolutely worth it. Great. On the terrace of the vantage point there are tables where you can stop to rest, and there are also bathrooms, but beware of baboons: I found one in the bathroom!
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