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Fish River Canyon, Namibia

Fish River Canyon cactus Only the hardiest, drought tolerant succulents survive here

On our 2009 Africa adventure, our first big stop in Namibia was at Fish River Canyon. Namibia is a very dry country, giving it a barren, almost other-worldly appearance.

Namibia roads

You can see for miles here!

Fish River Canyon is located in Southern Namibia, and it’s the largest canyon in Africa. The canyon was created over 500 million years ago from a combination of water erosion and the collapse of the valley bottom due to shifts in the earth’s crust. (more…)