Fish River Canyon Activities

Scenic Fish River Canyon in Namibia.
Walk along the river bed on the canyon floor and step over some mini sand dunes and soak up the Namibian sun while resting on a large rock.

Walk along the Fish River Canyon rim at sunset

Fish River Canyon at sunset.Walk along the rim of Fish River Canyon, watch an amazing sunset and enjoy absolute tranquility and spectacular scenery. Butterflies and birds will pass by. The walk leads you along thorny bushes across little grass clumps and stones mixed with small beautiful flowers. Spot the unique Quiver Trees on your way back to your accommodation.

4-5 day Fish River Canyon hiking trail

Hikers on Gish River CanyonHikers can enjoy an 85 km nature trail to the ground of Fish River Canyon in Namibia. The starting point for this 4-5 day hike is the northernmost viewpoint, near the Hobas campsite. You must be really fit and get a permit for this activity in Namibia.Fish River Canyon overnight camp.You will be rewarded with absolute solitude, rugged scenery, wilderness and sightings of animals like Baboons, Mountain Zebra or Ground Squirrels. Step down the sheer walls towards the meandering river. Chain handholds help you during your descend to the ground of the Fish River Canyon. Cool off in a pool, then go on hiking and pitch up your tent.Hiking at the bottom of Fish River Canyon.Walk along the river bed on the canyon floor and step over some mini sand dunes and soak up the Namibian sun while resting on a large stone. This 5 day Fish River Canyon hike ends in the Ai-Ais Hot Springs Resort, where you can relax at the thermal waters. But be careful, baboons might steal your food or towels that were hanged out for drying in the night.

This hike can only be done from 15 April to 15 September, as floods might occur during the rainy season and the summer months are way too hot. The temperature inside this Namibian canyon will heat up to 50 degrees Celsius or more.

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