Welcome to Fish River Canyon


At one level, the numbers don’t lie: the canyon measures 160km in length, up to 27km in width, and the dramatic inner canyon reaches a depth of 550m. But as impressive as these numbers are, it’s difficult to get a sense of perspective without actually experiencing the enormous scope of the canyon, something best done on the monumental five-day hike that traverses half its length. The reward is nothing less than an unforgettable relationship with one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders.


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$1634.08 Cultural & Theme Tours

Southern Namibia Tour

DAY 1 Time : 8:30 am Windhoek City > Kalahari Desert We start our journey south on the main highway, traveling through the thin strip of Kalahari Desert that protrudes onto the eastern side of Namibia. Late this afternoon we hop onto an open vehicle for a late afternoon sunset drive. Accommodation: Suricate Tented Lodge or similar Meals: BLD DAY 2 Time : 8:00 am Kalahari Desert > Fish River Canyon Area We depart early morning through the town of Mariental and Keetmanshoop. Just outside the town you have the opportunity of visiting the Quiver Tree Forest, a spectacular collection of quiver trees in that part of Namibia. Then we continue to Fish River Canyon in Namibia is (allegedly) the 2nd largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. Accommodation: Canyon Roadhouse or similar Meals: DBB DAY 3 Time : 6:00 am Fish River Canyon Area > Luderitz Town Early-morning we head to the main view point where we can see how impressive this canyon actually is. This is an ideal opportunity for photos and to spend some time experiencing this amazing sight. We aim to arrive during the late afternoon. Accommodation: Nest Hotel or similar Meals: DBB DAY 4 Time : 8:00 am Luderitz > Kolmanskop (ghost town) > Luderitz There is time to join an optional extra excursion, a marine trip, take a cruise around Luderitz bay and, weather permitting, to Halifax Island to see the Jackass Penguins. N.B: The boat cruise is subject to availability and, if undertaken, will be for the clients own risk and expense. Accommodation: Nest Hotel or similar Meals: DBB DAY 5 Time : 8:00 am Luderitz > Sesriem Area Today our trip head east to the town of Aus and then head north deep into the ancient southern Namib, travelling on small gravel roads and passing some tiny rural communities along the way.  Accommodation: Sossusvlei Lodge or similar Meals: DBB DAY 6 Time : 5:00 am Sesriem Area > Sossusvlei (tall red sand dunes) > Sesriem A pre-dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, also visiting dune 45. Accommodation: Sossusvlei Lodge or similar Meals: DBB DAY 7 Time : 8:00 am Sesriem Area > Windhoek City After breakfast we begin our journey, over the mountains and along scenic roads, back to Windhoek city. We are due back into the city after 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.

$2132 Cultural & Theme Tours

7 Day - Kalahari TOP attractions

This adventure Safari starts in Capital of Namibia, Windhoek and you will drive through breathtaking scenery of Namib Desert and spectacular Spreetshoete Pass, here you have opportunity of make panoramic photos of Namib Desert. On the way chances of wildlife sighting like: Oryx, Ostrich, Zebra, Klipspringer, Baboons, Jackals and many more.  While in Sossusvlei area, climb Dune 45 at sunrise and walk to spectacular Deadvlei it's unforgettable experience. Next day you will be driving to the coastal town of Luderitz, on the way visit to Ferer Horses of the Namib Desert, Diaz Cross and short tour of Luderitz. After Luderitz, visit to Kolmanskoop "Ghost Town" and arrival at Fish River Canyon, second biggest in the world, sunset over the Canyon will give you opportunity for unique landscape photography.  Driving trough Kalahari Desert, you will visit Quiver Tree Forest, Giant Playground and Mesosaurus Fossil and while enjoying rest and relaxing at the lodges, please enjoy spectacular African Sunsets. Your tour will end back in Windhoek and our guide will drop you off at the lodge/hotel of your choice.  

$3735.85 Multi-day & Extended Tours

14-Day Namibia Highlights from Windhoek

Starting out in Windhoek, leave for the Kalahari Desert where you'll enjoy a sunset nature drive. See the amazing Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop as well as the Naute Dam — Namibia’s third largest dam — and view the spectacular Fish River Canyon with a scenic sundowner drive in Aus. Explore the Duwisib Castle, a grand medieval fortress in the hills of Southern Namibia, and travel to Maltahöhe. Enjoy the timeless magnificence of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, with a 4x4 drive into the Namib Desert. See the Sesriem Canyon and Kuiseb Canyon, and travel to Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Embark on a sundowner drive to the Moon Landscape near Swakopmund with ample time to explore this quaint and popular seaside city resembling a small German town. Visit the ancient rock engravings and the Organ Pipes in Twyfelfontein and the scenic vistas in Damaraland, and enjoy an amazing sundowner drive in the Aba Huab River. Visit a Damara village near Twyfelfontein and make the most of our game-viewing opportunities in Etosha National Park. You'll also stop at a local handicraft market in Okahandja on the way back to Windhoek.

$1667.50 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Southern Namibia Tour from Windhoek

Set out from Windhoek for the Kalahari Desert where you will be able to enjoy a sunset nature drive. We visit the spectacular Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop as well as Namibia’s third largest dam—the Naute Dam. The gorgeous Fish River Canyon will take your breath away with a scenic sundowner drive in Aus to end off your day. We explore a grand medieval fortress – called Duwisib Castle – built in the hills of Southern Namibia, and journey to Maltahöhe. Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei offer timeless magnificence combined with a 4x4 drive into the Namib Desert. We visit the Sesriem and Kuiseb canyons before travelling to Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Enjoy a spectacular sundowner drive to the Moon Landscape near Swakopmund and explore this quaint and unique seaside city that offers a host of activities and attractions. Visit a local handicraft market in Okahandja on the way back to Windhoek.

$2792.46 Cultural & Theme Tours

13-Day Classic Namibia

Starting out in Windhoek, leave for the Kalahari Desert where you can enjoy a nature drive. See the amazing Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop and view the spectacular Fish River Canyon with a scenic, optional guided nature drive. Visit the Naute Kristall Cellar and Distillery where you can taste some of the unique liquors, before stopping at Garub, viewing point for the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert. Explore the Kolmanskop ghost town, a deserted Diamond Mining Town near Lüderitz, then tour the quaint and characterful coastal town of Lüderitz. Enjoy the timeless magnificence of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, and take the chance to walk up one of these majestic dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath! See the Sesriem Canyon and travel to Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. There is ample time to explore Swakopmund, a quaint and popular seaside city resembling a small German town. Visit the ancient rock engravings and the Organ Pipes in Twyfelfontein and the scenic vistas in Damaraland. Visit a Damara village near Twyfelfontein and make the most of our game-viewing opportunities in Etosha National Park. You'll also stop at a local handicraft market in Okahandja (time-permitting) on the way back to Windhoek.

$2113.21 Cultural & Theme Tours

9-Day Southern Namibia Tour from Windhoek

Set out from Windhoek for the Kalahari Desert where you will be able to enjoy a scenic nature drive. We visit the spectacular Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop as well as the Naute Kristall Cellar and Distillery near Naute Dam. The gorgeous Fish River Canyon will take your breath away and you will travel into the past with a visit to the eerie but fascinating Kolmanskop ghost town, a now deserted diamond mining town situated in the desert. We explore the small, historic and quaint town of Lüderitz on the beautiful coast. Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei offer timeless magnificence combined with the opportunity to walk up one of the majestic, high sand dunes of the Namib Desert. We visit the Sesriem Canyon before travelling to Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Enjoy a visit to the shallow lagoon in Walvis Bay, with a myriad of birdlife, particularly flamingos, and explore the quaint and unique seaside city of Swakopmund that offers a host of activities and attractions. Visit a local handicraft market in Okahandja on the way back to Windhoek.