Fully inclusive guided Hiking Packages are offered between the months of April to September every year. If guests wish to extend their stay at the lodge (after completing the hiking package), they can do so by adding 1 extra night at the normal rate. If possible pre-book in order to avoid disappointment due to lack of availability.
A high level of fitness is required.
Journeys Namibia Office requires a Doctor’s Certificate of Fitness for everyone taking part in the Canyon Hiking Package activity.
No children under 16 years old may take part in the Canyon Hiking Package Activity.
All meals, soft drinks and house wines are included in the rate per person.
The activity is based on a minimum of 2 people and maximum of 10 people.
All imported drinks are not included in the rate and will therefore be charged extra.
Should a client request an extra transfer between the lodge and canyon, an extra fee will be required. Hiking Essentials (must bring)
Guests will need to have a small backpack for water and lunch pack for each day. Other than that, hikers will not be required to carry anything else.
Guest’s larger luggage will be kept safe at the lodge until they return.
Hikers will need to be fit and healthy to enjoy this unique adventure.
Type of clothing to bring along:
Warm clothes, as temperatures can drop sharply after sunset.
Outdoor safari clothing
Sturdy worn-in hiking boots
A swimsuit if you like swimming
Camp Eternity: Camp 1
Camp Edge: Camp 2
Fish River Lodge (only included the first night of the 3 Night Hiking Package)
The new Rim to River Hike is the most exciting hiking trail to be introduced to Namibia’s adventure tourist. Hikers are totally immersed for two to three days into this sensory and physical journey as they experience the five hundred million-year geolog
(2 Night Package) Guests should arrive at the lodge by 14:00. After being welcomed, there will be a short briefing on the Rim to River Hike. Thereafter guests may use the lodge facilities as well as complimentary afternoon coffee before their departure. An overnight canvas bag will be provided whilst items not needed for the trail should be locked away in the guest’s vehicles. The activity commences with a leisurely drive in an open safari vehicle along the Fish River ... Canyon plateau. Guests will be dropped off to walk the remaining 2 km to the first camp, Camp Eternity, where our camp team will welcome them with some refreshments. The canvas bags will be taken to the tents. Camp Eternity is perched on the edge of the canyon with magnificent views to the south. Tents are ensconced in dry-stone gabion enclosures providing protection from the elements. Guests can retreat to their tents and use the campsite facilities. A sundowner drink will be served on the deck whilst the guide briefs them on the following day’s hike. A three- course meal will be prepared and served under the stars. (3 night package) On arrival, guests will be checked in to their rooms. An overnight canvas bag will be provided whilst items not needed for the trail should be locked away in the guest’s vehicles. The guide will brief guests over dinner about the hike. Overnight at Lodge
(2 Night Package) After breakfast, guests will descend into the heart of the canyon with their guide reaching the famous rock pools by midday. This leg of the hike is 6km. Here they can relax and swim before enjoying a packed picnic lunch. After lunch the trail leads to Mushroom Rock, about 5.9km away. From there, guests will start their 3.9km ascent to Camp Edge. Camp Edge is located above a side canyon with views directly into the gorge ... and south over the Fish River. The gabion enclosures with tents as well as the dining area are located literally on the edge of the rocky rim. Welcome refreshments will be served upon arrival at Camp Edge. Thereafter guests can retreat to their tents where they will find their canvas bags. The guide will give a briefing on the next day’s activities over a sundowner drink. A three - course meal will be served under the stars. (3 Night Package) After breakfast, guests will depart in an open safari vehicle to the start of the hiking trail. They will commence the descent along the famous “Jelly Legs” trail. The hike will follow a19 km trail to the popular rock pools where guests can relax and swim before enjoying a packed lunch. The last 6km of the trail on day 1 will ascend to Camp Eternity. Refreshments will be served upon arrival. Canvas bags will be taken to the tents. The guide will brief guests on the following day’s activities over sundowner drinks. A three-course meal will be served under the stars.
(2 Night Package) After breakfast, guests will complete the final 9.3km stage of the trail ending at the Fish River Lodge. Arrival time at the lodge will be between 11:00am and 12:00pm; Guests are welcome to use the lodge facilities including a shower. (3 Night Package) The descent into the canyon will commence after breakfast. The hike follows riverbeds toward Mushroom Rock, 6.7km away where a packed lunch will be served. There will be 3.9km ascent to Camp Edge. Refreshments will be served ... upon arrival. Canvas bags will be taken to the tents and guests can relax until dinnertime. The guide will brief guests on the following day’s activities over a sundowner drink. A three-course meal will be served under the stars.
Guests will commence their final 9.3 km hike back to the Lodge after breakfast. Arrival time at the lodge will be between11:00am and 12:00pm. Lodge facilities are available to guest including a shower.
Camps Eternity and Edge have been designed to blend in to the stark environment offering mesmerising views over the canyon and beyond. Hikers are at the centre of the unfolding drama as they descend into the canyon and up again to the two camps perched on the edge of the canyon; a billion sparkling night-time stars, the haunting howl of the canyon wind as it rises from the depth of the canyon, the call of a black eagle or a cool swim in the bedrock pools in the heart of the canyon – it’s all there for the bold and adventur
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