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About Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon is situated in Namibia. Fish River Canyon budget travel highlights include camping and hiking.


Nearest Fish River Canyon airports:
•Windhoek International Airport
•Luderitz Airport


Fish River Canyon bird life is rich and diverse, with a large number of species sheltered within the canyon. Common endemic and migratory species include Pelicans, Black Eagles, Fish Eagles, Kingfishers, Lovebirds, Wild Ostrich and wading birds.


Fish River Canyon National Park is a protected area, and offers a great diversity of plant, bird and animal species. Fish River Canyon conservation is therefore essential to protect these precious habitats and continue the preservation of this area.


Fish River Canyon malaria information includes:
•Malaria medication not needed to visit Fish River Canyon
•Malaria medication includes Larium, Malarone, or doxycycline
•If you are coming from a malaria zone be sure to continue the course as prescribed
•Follow basic guidelines such as using mosquito repellent and mosquito netting
•Speak to your doctor about malaria medication you will need


Fish River Canyon plant life is surprisingly diverse, and a large number of vegetation regions and a number of plants including Namibia's national tree, the Quiver Tree are found here, as well as various species of succulents, such as the poisonous Melkbos plant.

Safety Tips

•Ask your doctor before doing strenuous hiking or climbing, and if you have heart problems or serious health issues, do not hike
•The area is fairly safe to travel
•Roads can be bad in rainy season and wildlife can be present on roads so drive carefully
•Temperatures can reach extremely high levels, so drink water and wear sunscreen at all times
•Don't wander the area alone without a guide, it is all too easy to get lost

Travel Books

Fish River Canyon recommended travel books include:
•Touring Map of Namibia: Etosha Pan, Windhoek and Fish River Canyon by John Hall
•Namibia: The Bradt Travel Guide by Bradt Travel Guides
•Namibia Handbook: Tread Your Own Path by Lizzie Williams
•Botswana & Namibia Multi Country Guide by Paula Hardy
•Lonely Planet Namibia by Deanna Swaney


With a number of endangered and protected species to be found as well as endemic species to Namibia, Fish River Canyon wildlife is rich and diverse. Species to be found within the area includes Hartman Zebra and Kudu, Oryx, Springbok, Baboon and Leopard. The region is also a national park, which offers a greater protection for preservation of the species within the canyon.


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