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Fish River Canyon

Why visit the Fish River Canyon?

From its start near Sesheim to its end at Ai-Ais, the Fish River Canyon, at 161km long and 550 metres deep, is considered to be the world’s second largest canyon.  The scenery here is spectacular and stunning, quite different to anywhere else in Namibia. It’s easy to see why this special place is on many wish lists and is considered to be one of the world’s natural wonders.
Reasons to visit the Fish River Canyon include: 

  • Hike the awe-inspiring canyon (May to September) it’s an 86km hike and takes 4 to 5 days – not for the feint hearted, but an unforgettable experience. 
  • Marvel in the spectacular, breath-taking scenery that stretches before you. 
  • Relax and enjoy the hot springs at Ai-Ais.
  • Seek out the local bird and wildlife.  See if you can find the rare Nama Padloper Tortoise – endemic to Namibia. 
  • Despite its popularity with visitors, the Fish River Canyon retains it’s deserted, isolated feel.

When to visit the Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon is best visited in the winter months when it is cooler, particularly if you want to do the 5 day hike which is only permitted mid-May to mid-September.

How to do it

The Fish River Canyon is usually visited as part of a self-drive holiday. Flying here is quite expensive as it involves a charter flight, there are no scheduled flights at present.

Accommodation at Fish River Canyon

There are a few options here. If it's views you are after then the Fish River Lodge is a perfect choice, with spectacular views over the canyon.

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Time: GMT +2 hours

Flight time:

Flights from UK to Windhoek are usually via Johannesburg or Frankfurt and take about 12.5 hours. Windhoek International Airport is 60km from the city centre.

Language: Namibia’s official language is English. Afrikaans, Dama/Nama, German, Herero, Oshiwambo, Sukwangali, Setswana and Silozi are also recognised.

Visas:

Visas are not required British citizens for stays of up to 90 days.

Health:

Malaria is present in Namibia. Certain areas are more high risk. A yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission; this includes transiting through a yellow fever risk country; make sure you have a valid yellow fever certificate with you.  

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