Fish River Canyon


Fish River Canyon with its magnificent cliffs carved from the erosion caused by both wind and water is the largest canyon in Africa and the second largest canyon in the world, measuring 160km in length, stretching up to 27km in width and extending in depth for 550m. It is a major attraction in Namibia, as the 500 million-year-old canyon consists of hiking trails that boast incredible views of the valley. Many species of wildlife are found in Fish River Canyon Park, including over 200 species of various birds, many aquatic animals found in the Fish River itself, as well as reptiles including snake and lizard species.

Any Namibia Safari here will take some planning to get the most out of it, and that’s why we’ve put together this practical guide to visiting Fish River Canyon. Connect with us to find out the best way to travel here, where to stay and most importantly, when to go.

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Special Things About Fish River Canyon

There are too many things to explore in Africa but what are the special things make Fish River Canyon unique? Let’s find out….

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Fish River Canyon Highlights

• Second largest natural canyon in the world
• Popular with hikers, photographers and nature lovers
• Diverse habitats supporting a variety of mammals, reptiles, insects, fish and bird life
• Various lodge and camping facilities available in the area
• Home to one of southern Africa’s most popular hiking trails

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Places We Love To Stay In Fish River Canyon

Planning a Namibia safari? Here are the best Fish River Canyon lodges, hotels and camps in one of the top places for year-round game viewing.

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