Tailor-made Fish River Canyon Travel Experiences –

One of Africa’s great Miracles of Nature

Situated in the south of Namibia, the Fish River Canyon is doubtlessly one of the greatest miracles of nature that Africa offers. According to the Namibians, it is the world’s second largest canyon though, admittedly, the South Africans claim the same title for their Blyde River Canyon. When national pride overshadows accuracy, it is hard to decide whose claim is closer to the truth. However, it can unanimously be said that the Fish River Canyon is of gigantic proportions and bears a strong resemblance to the United State’s Grand Canyon. The journey out to the canyon is the start of the adventure: A seemingly infinite plain comes to an abrupt end, the ground suddenly dropping a vertiginous 500 metres. Countless lookouts afford magnificent views out over the rugged scenery, a landscape so harsh and profoundly furrowed it could easily be mistaken for the moon. Deep gorges cut the land and giant boulders and loose debris are scattered everywhere. The Fish River Canyon is the archetype of a desert canyon. Bizarre Quiver Trees and stem succulent plants pepper the rough landscape which is part of the Nama Karoo desert extending as far as South Africa. Sunsets at the Fish River Canyon are especially spectacular. The sun casts vivid hues of fiery red and glowing orange on the scenery … and then abruptly disappears to vacate the sky for an awe-inspiring display of interstellar beauty. A large range of activity options seasons your stay. Discover the intriguing ecosystem and diverse wildlife of the Nama Karoo. Springboks, gemsboks, red hartebeests, ostriches and mountain zebras are just some of the species which are frequently encountered in the area. Having spent an exciting day exploring the many wonders of the desert, pamper yourself at the extraordinary Ai-Ais thermal springs located at the heart of the canyon. Indulge in the hot springs or take a casual stroll through the canyon. Located at two hours’ distance, the colonial village Warmbad also features hot springs. An historic church and several colonial buildings are testimony of the missionary efforts in the time when Namibia was still a German colony. A small museum tells the story of the Bondelswart Nama, a people that once inhabited the region between the Fish River Canyon and Namibia’s eastern border. Many descendants still live at Warmbad, the ancient centre of their territory. The highlight of any trip to the Fish River Canyon is a scenic helicopter flight to enjoy the breathtaking panorama from a bird’s perspective. It is pleasure for INTOSOL to make arrangements with local service providers for you. The overwhelming vastness of the Fish River Canyon does not become entirely apparent until it is appreciated from the air. Our recommendation: Schedule the flight early in the morning to witness the sun rise above the ragged terrain or time it with the sunset – both options are an unforgettable experience!
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Best season

April until December

Journey

light aircraft or car

Features

3rd largest canyon in the world

Activities

Nature Drives, Nature Walks

Highlights

Walk on / in the Canyon

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Intosol promise

  • Consulting by Fish River Canyon experts
  • We know hotels personally and we advise you competently
  • Appropriate offices/ hotel products in Fish River Canyon – "we are close"
  • Constant control of our service by own local employees
  • High quality service before, during and after your journey
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* price per person/week including flight

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