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
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 »
Having been to the Grand Canyon I found this more impressive. Fish River Canyon May be the second biggest canyon in the world but it is more awe inspiring. Fish River is in fact a double canyon but..... more »
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