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4 tourists missing in Namibia’s Fish River Canyon

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The Namibia Wildlife Resorts, NWR, on Monday confirmed that four tourists have been reported missing in the Fish River Canyon.

“Our rescue team, together with the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Forestry, is working around the clock to find these tourists,” said NWR spokesperson Nelson Ashipala, in a statement released on Monday.

According to Mr Ashipala, a group of four adults, who embarked on a journey on Saturday, sent out a distress call after reaching the first campsite.

“Our team rushed to the area where they indicated they were, but we did not find them there.

“We urge all tourists that emerge from the canyon to please clock out at Ai-Ais Hotsprings Resort, before continuing to their respective destinations,” he advised.

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Mr Ashipala urged all tourists for the Fish River Canyon hike, to ensure safety by sticking to the routes, and using a guide for the undertaking.

Namibia’s Fish River Canyon hiking season commenced on May 1, and will end on Sept. 15.

Throngs of tourists undertake the four to five days guided or unguided hike into the canyon, with a total distance of about 86 kilometers.


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