Namibia’s Pride & The Largest Canyon In Africa
The Fish River Canyon is situated in the Ais-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in southern Namibia and is an ideal luxury safari stop-over for those venturing further north. The canyon is the largest in Africa and is named after the Fish River that flows through this arid land. The canyon is especially famous for the multi-day Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail, an adventure trail covering more than 90 kilometers over rugged terrain. For those that prefer rest and relaxation, the nearby Ais-Ais hot springs, thermal baths and spa is the place to be. The area also offers different types of safari accommodation options. The canyon combines easily with other southern Namibia attractions, such as Sossusvlei and the Namib-Naukluft National Park, giving you the opportunity to experience the very best of this unique corner of the world.
Visit Namibia’s Greatest Geological Wonder
The Fish River Canyon is Namibia’s greatest geological wonder and is a recommended safari destination for a day tour. This natural wonder attracts thousands of visitors daily. The impressive canyon is about 160 km long, up to 27 km wide and 550 meters deep with spectacular cliffs that create unforgettable views. This is a sight that everyone should witness, it is truly a natural wonder and an incredible testament to the raw power of our planet. During a day visit you can visit any of the viewpoints dotted around the edge of the canyon and enjoy a picnic lunch while you enjoy the amazing views.
A Fish River Canyon Hiking Adventure
The famous Fish River Canyon hiking trail enjoys world-wide acclaim, allowing visitors to explore the canyon from a different perspective. The approximately 90km unguided trail is not easy and takes up to 5 days to complete. All hikers need to be self-sufficient carrying enough supplies, while you also camp out under the stars every night. The amazing views along the route makes the exertion worthwhile and the hike unforgettable. Bookings need to be made in advance as only a limited number of hikers are allowed on the trail per day. Hiking is only allowed between the cooler months of May and September. While in the canyon you may be lucky enough to see a range of animals as well as interesting reptiles and insects.
The Healing Power of The Ai-Ais Resort Natural Hot Springs
Ai-Ais, which means “burning water” in one of the local languages, refers to the sulphurous hot springs which are found in this area. The Ai Ais resort is located at the southern end of the Fish River Canyon and is famous for its hot sulphur springs upon which the resort is built and all the water in the resort is heated by the natural hot springs. The healing properties of the natural hot springs at Ai Ais are said to be particularly good for rheumatism but they provide relaxing bathing and swimming for everyone, young or old.
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