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One of Namibia’s most spectacular natural sights, Fish River Canyon is second in size only to the Grand Canyon, yet it receives only a fraction of that attraction’s visitors.

The enormous river gorge meanders for 161 kilometres through the surrounding desert plains, reaching depths of over 550 metres. There’s great birdwatching here, and short scenic hikes are possible from the smaller nature park. Serious hikers may want to contemplate the 86 kilometre trail that takes five days to complete!

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: leopard, lanner falcon, black eagle, jackal buzzard, brown hyena
  • Where: Karas, Namibia
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Cañon Lodge

Cañon Lodge is set in a 520 square kilometre private reserve, with awe-inspiring views of Fish River Canyon. The original building dates back to 1910, and accommodation consists of 26 thatched bungalows, combining rustic natural elements with modern comfort, with natural rock walls and en suite facilities.