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    by the_mumford Updated Mar 16, 2007

    There are many trails to walk along the Canyon. It is the second largest Canyon in the world and is quite the site. However, if you have visited The Grand Canyon, this will not seem all that impressive. It's very hot during the day, so don't plan on doing any hikes in the middle of the day. Furthermore, you are not allowed down in the Canyon without a park official/guide. Fines are heavy if you get caught. There are several lookout points along the edge of the canyon, take a few beers and enjoy the sunset, or moonrise - you can watch both at the same time.

    Sun sets on the Canyon Winding River down in the bottom Moon rise
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    by kentishgirl Updated Feb 27, 2007

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    The Hot Springs at Ai Ais are located in a compound which offers camping and various accommodation options.
    The pools here are soooooo hot, I attempted to have a shower and because it's natural hot spring water feeding into the showers - it was boiling! Seriously so hot that I couldn't even shower! Maybe I am just a wimp - other people were loving the pools and the showers...

    Namibian Landscape Namibia
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    by kentishgirl Updated Feb 27, 2007


    The hike around the rim of the canyon in Namibia was one amazing experience.
    The Fish River Canyon is so huge, and is indescribable - you just have to visit to see!

    The hike is easy and doesn't take that long, the views are absolutley spectacular and there are plenty of photo opportunities.

    Canyon Rim At the rim of the canyon A TRUE sign at Fish River Canyon Ali at Fish River Canyon
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    by smirnofforiginal Written Dec 31, 2009

    For a road trip, if you are a point where you are starting to look at the petrol gauge and "hmmm" Ai-Ais HAS a petrol station, complete with small store selling cold drinks, crisps etc...

    It is a little out of the way, in as much as, you have to go there, get petrol and then come back the same route BUT... petrol is petrol is petrol... and when gotta have some... you gotta have some!

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    by the_mumford Updated Mar 16, 2007

    You need your own transport to get here. There is no methods of public transport to the area. Actually, there is not much public transport throughout namibia... period. You are about 500-600KM away from anything else, so be sure to fill up before you head out towards the town and when leaving. 4X4 would be a major asset as alot of the roads leading to the town are made of a gravel/sand. I have seen people do it in a 2X, but I would not have enjoyed being in that car.

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