Fish River Canyon, Ais-Ais

4.7
#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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  • Unexpected extent, this canyon. You don't get captured all the beauty and mood with the camera. Ergo must have been seen for yourself. Whoever travels to Namibia must not avoid this part.
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  • From the main lookout you can see the horseshoe bend in the canyon, but from the lookouts on the right side (either drive or walk to them) a different perspective of the canyon is seen. The lookouts t...  more »
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