Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon in Africa and (allegedly) the 2nd largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. It features a gigantic ravine, its 160km (9100m) long, up to 27km wide and some places are almost 220meters deep. It’s also the longest interior river in Namibia. The Fish River Canyon is one of the most impressive natural beauties in the southern part of Namibia with its truly breath-taking landscape of towering rock faces and deep ravines which were formed by water erosion and the collapse of the valley due to movements in the earth’s crust over 500 years ago. Bird viewing around the canyon can be very rewarding as it has a number Egyptian Goose, Olive Thrush, Black-headed, grey and goliath Hero, African black duck, Abdim stork, African Fish Eagle and many more have been observed on occasion there are also mammals and reptiles, insects and fish living in the Canyon. Other canyon residents include mountain zebra, Kudu, steenbok, oryx, leopard, jackal and brown hyena