Namibia

Fish River Canyon

The magnificent Fish River Canyon is one of nature's great dramatic spectacles - situated between the Namib and Kalahari Desert. This enormous gorge winds for 161 kilometres through the surrounding desert plains, at times reaching depths of over 550 metres. The Fish River is the longest river in Namibia. There is great birdwatching here, and short scenic hikes are possible from the smaller nature park. Being desert, the temperatures during the day can reach to over 40C. The winter months June to August are cooler and best time to visit Fish River Canyon.