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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$3558.76 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.

$2660.09 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.

$2013.04 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.

$2833 Multi-day & Extended Tours

12 Day Family Budget Safari Namibia (Accommodated)

Day 1/2-Overnight: Harnas Wildlife FoundationHarnas Wildlife Foundation was originally established for the protection of animals, and has since grown to include welfare projects and nature conservation projects. Visitors to Harnas can enjoy comfortable accommodation with a range of hospitality, while a range of programs attracts volunteers from across the globe. Harnas Wildlife Foundation is an experienced and active player in the conservation of Namibian wildlife, the protection of natural resources and provides social, relational and physical education to those who seek the benefit thereof.Day 3 -Overnight: Bagatelle Kalahari Game RanchThe ranch is characterized by huge red sands dunes running parallel, and in a northern-westerly to south-easterly direction. This ‘Spirit of Africa’ atmosphere, coupled with service, delivered with graciousness and charm, in an unashamedly luxurious setting, will be the hallmarks of this establishment, providing excellent value and unforgettable memories for the discerning traveller.Day 4/5-Overnight: Hobas CampsiteHobas Camp is the campsite at the start of the hiking trail at the north end of the Fish River Canyon. The camping site at Hobas is one of the few in the area offering shady trees to camp amongst. There are 14 campsites set among shady trees at the top end of Fish River Canyon.Day 6/7-Overnight: Namib Desert Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia The main building and the chalets of Namib Desert Lodge are spread out along the foot of the fossilised dunes of the ancient Namib. A comfortable sojourn is guaranteed by 65 en suite rooms with air conditioning. A restaurant and bar, an inviting terrace with views of the fossilised dunes and two swimming pools beckon you to linger and relax. Oryx antelope and springbok make frequent appearances at this illuminated watering place.Day 8/9-Overnight: Orange HouseORANGE House is a family-run, private Guesthouse located 1.5 km north of the famous Swakopmund “Mole” and only a 1 minute walk away from the beach.Day 10- 11Overnight: Okutala Etosha LodgeThis beautiful and stylish lodge facility can host a maximum of 24 exclusive guests. The lodge has a total of 11 en-suite double rooms:In addition to spectacular rooms, Okutala Etosha Lodge offers a warm welcome, a relaxing atmosphere, a cool refreshing pool, a spectacular view on our large waterhole that can be viewed from the Lapa Deck.Day 12 Clients depart back to Windhoek

$595 Outdoor Activities

3 DAYS FISH RIVER HIKING SAFARI-NAMIBIA (CAMPING)

DAY 1 & 2 You will be camping at Canyon Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia. Canyon Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia offers a unique and private desert location in Gondwana Cañyon Park adjacent to the Fish River Canyon with beautiful sunsets and spectacular landscapes. Canyon Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia has a traditional country-feel in an old farmhouse-setting offering fresh farm produce. The included activities will be hiking trail and game drive. Optional activities are scenic flights over Fish River Canyon and scenic drives.ACTIVITIESHikingSwimming pool (outdoor)Sunrise Walk Optional Activity: Canyon Drive scenic flights Day 3 The End: After Breakfast the guest will be on their way back to Windhoek