Activities | Fish River Lodge Namibia


Five Day Canyon Hike

Only from April to September

Day 1

Arrival at the lodge and overnight. Your guide will brief you on your forthcoming canyon adventure. Dinner is included.

Day 2

The first day hiking will include a steep 3-hour, 14km decent into the canyon, where you may see kudu, oryx, springbok even the elusive mountain (Hartmann’s) zebra. You will pass through a stunning gorge and hike down to the riverbed where you can swim in the rock pool before enjoying your first night dining by the light of the campfire.

Day 3

A gentle 17km amble along the riverbed where a variety of water birds including heron, goshawk and fish eagle are often spotted. After a short ascent to the upper level you reach your second camp on the edge of a gorge with spectacular views of the river.

Day 4

Descending back down into the riverbed, day three is a 17km hike along the floor of the canyon where enchanting geological features line this extraordinary landscape. Enjoy your last night camping under the magnificent African sky.

Day 5

Hike back to the lodge with departure at 07H30, arrival time at the lodge is estimated to be 12H00, just in time for lunchtime at the lodge. A challenging 16km hike from the base of the canyon to a beautiful green oasis of acacia trees on the upper level.

Please be aware that the hike will include some rock climbing and clients are advised to be fit especially for the descend and ascend of the canyon. 

Recommended equipment: small backpack, sturdy worn-in hiking boots, bathing costume and warm clothing for winter nights. | You will need to be fit and healthy to enjoy this unique adventure. | The activity is based on a minimum of 2 people and maximum of 10.

All Hiking packages are only available from April – September.

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