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Fish River Canyon, Namibia

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#4 of 30 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fish River Canyon by using our Fish River Canyon trip itinerary site .
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  • This is a quick road side stop. If you are driving passed it is worth the time to get out and stretch the legs. The canyon was created from season rain run off. Nature has a way of persisting and this...  more »
  • This was included in the itinerary for our small group tour of Namibia. There is an entrance fee and the access road has a gravel surface and is rough in parts. However, when you reach the edge of the...  more »
  • The Fish River Canyon is one of the most beautiful attraction sites in Namibia. We stayed at the Hobas campsite. It has one of the cheapest accommodation in that area, and is only 10 km away from the ...  more »
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  • Amazing views to one of the best attractions in the area
  • Beautiful view,great opportunity for photography
  • 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.
  • Such a beautiful place on earth! Everyone who can should at least once see this canyon.
  • Stunning view of the canyon.

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