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No Water on Fish River Canyon Hike

May 9, 2023 | News

The Fish River Canyon, in southern Namibia, is the largest canyon in Africa and the multi-day hike through this area is one of the most popular on the continent, attracting trekkers from all over the world.

Normally, hikers doing the Fish River Canyon hike, which can be done between May – September, use the water flowing in the river for drinking (and for cooling off).  However, this year, water levels are so low due to decreased rainfall over the last few weeks that hikers will need to be supplied with water from water marshals set up strategically along the trail.

The 4-5 day trek limits the number of hikers per day and reservations for the trek are usually done a year in advance.  It is easy to see the attraction: the arid, rugged terrain through one of the largest canyons in the world provides a great challenge for those seeking one.  There are also beautiful campsites and hot springs en route, and the opportunity to sleep under the stars.

Read more here: Fish River Level So Low Hikers Require Assistance


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