African Travel Concept

The Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon, located in the south of Namibia, is the second largest natural gorge in the world and the largest in Africa. Dotted with drought resistant succulents, such as the distinctive quiver tree or kokerboom, the canyon is a spectacular natural phenomenon.

Formed over 500 million years ago, Fish River Canyon was created by water erosion and the collapse of the valley bottom due to movements in the earth’s crust. It drops vertically by half a kilometre and, as with most rivers in Namibia, the Fish River is generally dry except in the raining season from January to April.

In addition to being a great location to take amazing photographs, the Fish River Canyon has become a popular hiking destination. The most popular trail, the aptly named Fish River Hiking Trail, is a 4-day, 86 km expedition open from May to September.

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