03–06 Day Fish River Hike

Overview

The Fish River Canyon is reputedly the second–largest in the world, at 161km long, and up to 27km, a canyon lies within a canyon and reaches down 550m in places. Marvel at the vast rock–strewn landscapes and experience peace and solitude. Fish River Canyon. Choose from guided or self– guided trails (#)

Highlights

Fish River Canyon 

Departures

On Request Hiking Safari 

Countries

Namibia

Itinerary

There are a couple of good Fish River Canyon hikes available, from a fully–guided to a self–guided option. Both are on private concessions and land near the magnificent national park and vary in length – you can enjoy

3–6 Day Guided hike:

Your first night will be spent in a lovely lodge overlooking the splendour of the canyon and can choose from a 3–6day trip, how long you want to hike is up to you. You’ll only need to carry a small day pack each day and your guide will escort you down to the base of the canyon watching out for animals and appreciating the scale and changing geology in this extraordinary landscape explaining how the canyon was formed and making it come alive. A private chef will prepare your meals and bush dinners are served by the fire, sleep either under the stars or if you prefer in dome–style tents with stretcher beds. During the day hike along the river bed traversing rocks and thick dunes, crossing gorges and enjoying spectacular views whilst observing a variety of water birds from herons, fish eagles and goshawks. You’ll hike back to the lodge for a final night and in comfort.

3–5 Day Self–guided hike:

A 5day hike offering and incredible opportunity to explore and experience the stark beauty of the canyon. The first night is spent at Base Camp with introduction and thereafter each night is spent in huts, and your food and belongings transferred to each hut/cabin during the day ensuring you only need to carry a day pack. Days are spent following tributaries of the Lowen River the main artery flowing to the mighty Fish River and hikers traverse along the rim and descend into the canyon along the route taking in rocky cliff faces, gorges and sandy beds. This hike offers good value for money option whilst support is still offered. Note; with both of these hiking options, road or flight transfers can be added, alternatively, they can be incorporated into a self–drive or private–guided itinerary.

Comfort Rating

1

Group Size

2 to 8