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Fish River Canyon, Namibia

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#5 of 32 in Nature in Namibia
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. Our Rosh Pinah vacation generator makes visiting Fish River Canyon and other Rosh Pinah attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 10, 2017
    This stunning landscape can keep up with the Grand Canyon in any case. Why must we start always comparisons? We saw a beautiful sunset and found far from tourist hordes as very refreshing in Arizona, the resting there.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Great view over the Fish River Canyon but if you are not on the 5 days tracking (80 km) in the Canyon you are not allowed to walk into the canyon and can only enjoy the view point. A (too) long drive ...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    In a travel guide: the fish River Canyon in no case can compete with the Grand Canyon and you be warned prior to disappointments. So I can't confirm that. Clearly the Grand Canyon well is bigger and more impressive but I didn't expect such a Canyon in Namibia. The prospect of what so creates the nature, is simply gigantic. Too bad only that the Canyon, manmade (dams) no more water, or rare. If it is in Namibia, you should have seen the fish River Canyon in any case!
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  • March 16, 2017
    I would like to point out since this location can't be edited, this is not the start or the view point of the Canyon. To enter the Canyon you need to go through the park gate at Hobas. The Canyon is mesmerizing but not worth it if it's out of your way.
  • April 30, 2017
    Such a beautiful place on earth! Everyone who can should at least once see this canyon.
  • April 15, 2017
    Stunning view of the canyon.

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