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The Fish River Canyon in Namibia is the second largest canyon in the world (the largest being the Grand Canyon). There is a lot of debate as to whether or not this is indeed the second largest canyon in the world, most of the arguments seem to hinge on how one actually measures the 'size' of a canyon. Regardless of its ranking in the world of big canyons the Fish River is absolutely magnificent and breathtaking. The Fish River Canyon probably formed about 500 million years ago, however was not only created by water erosion, but through the collapse of the valley bottom due to movements in the earth's crust. The canyon is part of a nature conservation park. The gate to this park is at Hoba’s campsite and from here a further 10 kilometers to the main viewpoint for the canyon which offers stunning views. When you arrive at the canyon, you have no idea it is there. It drops vertically by half a kilometer, out of a flat arid plateau without any warning. As with mos... read more  Read More

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