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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  • ... but there is a lot of people at this time, especially if you have the bad luck to arrive with the bus!
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  • Have seen many photos of the canyon but one has to experience first hand. Breathtaking view and one tick off from my wish list.  more »
  • A spectacular place with stunning views. Underneath the viewing platform there are good, clean toilets and also a display with some interesting historic and other facts (fauna, flora). We walked the r...  more »
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