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Fish River Hiking

Fish River Hiking Trail

Hiking in the world’s second largest Canyon

During the months of April to September the Fish River Lodge offers 2-3 day guided hikes in the Fish River. In the world’s second largest canyon the hiker awaits grand landscapes, breath-taking vistas, unforgettable sundowners, intensive game and bird viewing, fascinating insights into the geology of Namibia and much more.

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Specifications

Type
Hiking Trail
Sleep
Lodge
Camping
Campsites
-
Location
Fish River Canyon
Activities
  • 2 Day hiking trail
  • 3 Day hiking trail

Guided extravagant Fish River hikes

The hikes of the Fish River Lodge of several day’s duration in a rugged terrain far off of any possibilities of supply exceed the expectations of all participants. The sophisticated service package of the Fish River hike includes all drinks, meals, transport and activities as well as the set-up of the overnight camps. The number of participants is limited to 2-10 persons. Accommodation is in tents fully furnished with bucket showers, stretchers and duvets. The participants only have to carry a small day bag with sun protection, camera and binoculars. The rest of the luggage is transported by the lodge team to the respective camps.

Further information for participants

  • Participation is only allowed for persons 16 years and older
  • A good health and sufficient level of fitness is required. The hiker needs good, closed shoes preferably ones which have been walked in already.
  • The hiking tours start and end at the lodge.
  • As the temperatures fluctuate greatly warm clothes for cool nights should be packed.
  • Don’t forget your swimming costume!
  • The Lodge provides lunch packs and water.

Photos

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Hiking packages offered by the Fish River Lodge

2 Nights

Two Nights Hiking Package

1. Day (2 km)

  • Guests have to arrive at Fish River Lodge before 14:00.
  • Welcoming and briefing of guests.
  • Distribution of canvas bags for items used during the trail (bags are transported to camps by vehicle).
  • An open safari vehicle takes guests on a leisurely drive on the plateau.
  • Drop off at designated area from which a 2 km hike will take the guests to the first overnight-camp.
  • Welcome drink will be served upon arrival at camp. Time to settle in and use camp facilities.
  • Guests can enjoy a beautiful and relaxing sundowner on the deck, whilst being briefed by their guide on the next days hike.
  • The chef will prepare a delicious 3 course dinner, which will be enjoyed under the stars.
  • Overnight: Camp Eternity

2. Day (~16 km)

  • After a healthy breakfast the descent into the canyon begins.
  • At the famous rock pool guests can take a break, relax and have a refreshing swim. A packed lunch is served.
  • Continue hike after lunch
  • Upon arrival at the second camp a welcome drink is served. 
  • Guests can enjoy a beautiful and relaxing sundowner on the deck, whilst being briefed by their guide on the next days hike.
  • The chef will prepare a delicious 3 course dinner, which will be enjoyed under the stars.
  • Overnight: Camp Edge

3. Departure day (~9 km)

  • After a healthy breakfast guest will commence hiking back to the lodge.
  • Arrival at the Fish River Lodge between 11:00 and 12:00.
  • Departure to next destination.

3 Nights

Three Nights Hiking Package

1. Day

  • Arrival and sleep over at the lodge.
  • Distribution of canvas bags for items used during the trail (bags are transported to camps by vehicle).

2. Day (~5 km)

  • After breakfast an open safari vehicle takes guests to the start of the hiking trail.
  • Descend the famous "Jelly Leg" path. 
  • At the famous rock pool guests can take a break, relax and have a refreshing swim. A packed lunch is served.
  • Continue hike after lunch
  • Upon arrival at the first camp a welcome drink is served. 
  • Here you are welcome to relax and to enjoy the sunset with some snacks and a refreshing drink.
  • The chef will prepare a delicious dinner, which will be enjoyed under the stars.
  • Overnight: Camp Eternity

3. Day (~11 km) 

  • After a healthy breakfast the descent into the canyon begins.
  • Walk along the dry river bed to a designated shady area for the lunch break. 
  • Upon arrival at the second camp a welcome drink is served. 
  • Once more you are welcome to relax and to enjoy the sunset with some snacks and a refreshing drink.
  • Look forward to another lovely dinner under a thousand stars.
  • Overnight: Camp Edge

4. Departure day (~9 km)

  • After a healthy breakfast guest will commence hiking back to the lodge.
  • Arrival at the Fish River Lodge between 11:00 and 12:00.
  • Departure to next destination.

Rates

Type20242025
01.04.24 - 30.09.2401.04.25 - 30.09.25
2 NightsN$ 9740N$ 11085
3 NightsN$ 13220N$ 15085
The rates are per person

Booking enquiry

It’s our pleasure to book this activity for you. You will have no additional costs as we charge the public rates. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

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Please note

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism also allows a 90 km hike through the canyon during this time of the year. These hikes take place without a guide and only under the following conditions:

  • The hiker has to present a medical certificate
  • The Fish River has to have a certain amount of water
  • A minimum of 3 participants is compulsory
  • A maximum of 30 hikers are allowed to descent into the canyon each day
  • All equipment and food has to be carried by the hiker and everyone has to provide for him-/herself. There are no facilities in the canyon.
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