Keetmanshoop – Canon Village
Dinner & Breakfast
Breakfast at the Lodge
Today’s journey takes you to Southern Namibia and the Fish River Canyon – the second largest Canyon on earth.
At the foot of a curved rock wall in the Gondwana Canon Park, is Canon Village, with its Cape Dutch style bungalows and thatched restaurant. Only 20km away from the Fish River Canyon. This was traditionally the home ranges of the Bondelswarts-Nama tribe.
Fish River Canyon
The Fish River is the longest interior river in Namibia. The Fish River cuts deep into the plateau, which today is dry, stony and sparsely covered with hardy drought-resistant plants. The river flows intermittently, usually flooding in late summer; and when it ceases to flow it becomes a chain of long narrow pools on the sandy rock-strewn floor of the canyon. At the lower end of the Fish River Canyon, the hot springs resort of Ai-Ais provides an oasis in this arid area. The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world, after the Grand Canyon in the USA. The canyon is 550 meters deep and up to 27 kilometres wide. The Fish River is 700 kilometres long, which makes it the longest dry river in Namibia.
Entrance Fee to the Fish River Canyon look-out point is included
Overnight: Canon Village on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis