The Fish River Canyon in southern Namibia is the second largest canyon in the world only the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It is absolutely breathtaking in its enormity.
The canyon boasts a gigantic ravine, in total about 160km (100 miles) long, up to 27 km wide and in some places almost 550 meters deep. The fish river only contains a small amount of running water as it is being dammed.
During the summer month the Canyon hike is closed due to the heat. The Fish River Hiking Trail can be conducted during the months April – September and can be completed within 4 to 5 days, depending on fitness. It covers a length of 85 km and the descent into the Canyon is only allowed for hikers doing the trail. Day-visitors are not allowed to climb into the Canyon.