Fish River Canyon

This item appears on page 26 of the January 2011 issue.

Over southern Namibia’s Fish River Canyon, a new viewing platform opened on Oct. 21. Located in Ai-Ais Hot Springs Game Park, in the Karas region, the facility also has a picnic area, informative display panels and bathroom facilities.

At 99 miles long and up to 1,804 feet deep, the canyon is the world’s second largest, after the Grand Canyon.