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Walvis Bay Tours

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Walvis Bay
Located about 19 miles (30 kilometers) south of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay is home to some of this desert country’s most scenic lagoons, dunes, wetlands and coastlines. Travelers to historic Walvis Bay, known for its deep waters and massive sea ports, can cast off from the shoreline fishing for some seriously large sharks, or chart a boat into the bitter-cold Atlantic for a different kind of deep sea adventure.

Visitors can also explore the dunes or wade through wetlands, where rare migratory birds flock to ocean shores and hibernate in cooler seasons. In addition to scoping for flamingos and sandpipers, travelers can beat the bay’s sometimes bitter cold and wander the halls of the local museum at the Walvis Bay Civic Centre, explore the Birdlife Information Centre or make a stop at the Rhenish Mission Church, built in 1880. Afterwards, tuck into some warm and traditional Namibian and German cuisine at one of the Bay’s bed and breakfasts or local cafes before heading out on a drive to Dune 45 or watching the sunset while relaxing on the shores.

Practical Info

Walvis Bay is one of the few Namibian cities that’s home to an airport, but most travelers find their way via the well-paved road between here and Swakopmund. Bird-lovers should hire a 4x4 and venture the 30-mile (48-kilometer) pass to Sandwich Harbor, where the dunes, birds and shores are incredible. 
Address: Walvis Bay, Namibia
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Sail daily from the Walvis Bay Waterfront in search of the Namibian Marine Big 5

We depart at between 08h45 and 09h00 (check-in 08h30) every morning from our Jetty at the Walvis Bay Waterfront for a marine educational sightseeing tour in the bay area in search of the marine big 5: Whales, Dolphins, Mola, Leatherback turtle and seals. While serving hot coffee and tea, our initial route takes us past oyster farms as we approach Pelican Point with its landmark lighthouse and 60,000 resident cape fur seals. In season, larger mammals such as the Southern Right Whale and Humpback Whales are often spotted, while other species, such as the Gray and the Pygmy Right whales have made appearances.Accompanying our three catamarans throughout are a variety of seabirds, such as the Kelp Gull, Hartlaub’s Gull, Pelicans and Cape Cormorant. Our journey takes us past interesting ships and oil rigs in the bay as we serve fresh oysters with sparkling wine, savoury snacks and desserts together with light drinks, cooldrinks and water. We return to the Waterfront at around 12h30.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Sandwich Harbour Half-Day Tour (4.5hours) from Walvis Bay

A rugged natural adventure pairs with luxurious inclusions on this tour to Sandwich Harbour from Walvis Bay. Cruise by giant coastal sand dunes en route to the Walvis Bay Salt Refinery, Walvis Bay Lagoon, and Namib Desert, stopping for a lunch with oysters and sparkling wine on the way. Throughout the day, your guide provides information and helps you spot wildlife you might miss on your own.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes

Cultural Tours

Explorer Township Cultural Tours

Get an insider’s tour of Modensa Township on this guided excursion from Swakopmund, which includes a tasty home-cooked meal and local musical performance. Learn about the region’s diverse tribes during this hands-on introduction. You’ll also visit the town’s crafts center, enjoy a beer at a local tavern, and get a chance to take souvenir photographs in the bustling market.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Sandwich Harbour Experience (Half Day)

Experience Amazing.There are simply no other words to describe this drive to Sandwich Harbour, a jewel on the Namibian coast. Our expert local guides love to share their passion for this unique area, giving you a first-row seat to the natural wonders found around this historic bay.Be it the majestic dunes falling into the Atlantic or a tiny gecko hiding in the sand, this tour offers amazing experiences. A mostly scenic focus highlights the impressive landscape of Sandwich Harbour and gives ample opportunity to take sensational photos.To give this experience the final touch, we provide sparkling wine and famous Walvis Bay oysters to be enjoyed amongst the dunes, adding a taste of luxury to an already hauntingly beautiful day.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Full Day 4x4 Sandwich Harbour Tour

Sandwich Harbour is where the Namib Desert meets the ocean. You will be picked up at your guesthouse. Enjoy a super day filled with adventure and exploring the beautiful sites of Sandwich Harbour, as well as the Salt works, Walvis Bay Lagoon & great bird watching. A yummy light lunch and cool drinks will be served at a beautiful spot for your refreshment. Enjoy a little bit of dune belt driving with the chance to spot Ostrich, Springbuck and Jackal. End this day with a story to tell and memories to take back home
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Multi-day Tours

4-Day Etosha And Swakopmund Accommodated Adventure from Windhoek

Discover incredible wildlife and natural wonders on a 4-day adventure from Windhoek. This exciting multi-day tour begins with a visit to Etosha National Park, where you'll embark on multiple game drives seeking out lion, meerkat and more. Visit the Etosha Pan—a massive salt pan visible from space—before continuing toward Swakopmund. Take an opportunity to interact with locals like the Damara people en route and learn firsthand the origins of the 'Skeleton Coast' name. Your return trip includes a visit to the Walvis Bay flamingos and the area's highest sand dune.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days

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4-Day Swakopmund And Sossusvlei Accommodated Adventure from Windhoek

Embark on an unforgettable adventure into the Namib Desert with a 4-day Swakopmund and Sossusvlei tour from Windhoek. Head out to explore one of Namibia's most unique and awe-inspiring settings: Sossusvlei's incredible red sand dunes. This thrilling multi-day excursion combines several of the country's natural wonders, including a visit to see the Walvis Bay flamingos, tracking cheetahs with a biologist at the N/a'ankuse Namib Conservation Centre and a chance to climb the iconic Dune 45, a towering sand dune that's perhaps the most photographed dune in the world.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days

Day Trips

Pelican Point Peninsula Tour

Get the best of an off-roading adventure without skimping on city sightseeing on this tour of Pelican Point Peninsula. Tour the area with a private guide who will take you to Walvis Bay’s biggest attractions, including a trip to the internationally recognized Walvis Bay Lagoon, in the comfort of a private off-road vehicle.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Kayaking & Canoeing

Pelican Point Kayaking Half-Day Tour

Pelican Point is a great place to see marine life in Walvis Bay—a colony of tens of thousands of Cape fur seals makes its home there year-round—but it is not particularly easy to get to. This tour takes you along the lagoon and salt mines to the point on a 4x4 vehicle, and provides the kayaking know-how to cruise the protected part of the peninsula near the colony.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes

Day Trips

Kayaking and Sandwich Habour Guided Day Tour from Walvis Bay

A day full of adventure doesn’t lack luxury with this guided kayaking and 4x4 tour from Walvis Bay. Travel with a guide to a beautiful kayaking destination at Pelican Point Peninsula, and then head into the Namib Desert for the opportunity to explore the stunning desert landscape. A lunch of sparkling wine and oysters is the perfect pick-me-up after an action-packed day.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Tour to Sandwich harbour

Sandwich harbour is a magnificent scenic area that people from all corners of the world travel thousands of miles to see and experience in person. On this tour we take you to where the desert meets the ocean, on the way we stop by the Walvisbay lagoon (declared as an international important bird area), a home to many species of birds such as flamingos, pelicans, cape gulls , comorants, terns. Proceeding through the lower Kuiseb, possible sightings: Springbok, ostrich, plamato gecko, fog basking beetle, blackbacked jackal .Refreshments will be provided on tour and sufficient time will be allocated to ensure you enjoy your meals and drinks. Clients have the choice for a beach or dune picnic. We allocate enough time to our clients to explore, experience, take photographs and ask all the necessary questions they may have during the tour. Our clients will be guaranteed a splendid experience by our friendly guides.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
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  • 2 to 5 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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The Kaokoland Safari Trail. Tailor-made and exclusive

The Kaokoland Safari Trail is a tailor-made, exclusive experience for visitors that will introduce the different faces of Namibia with it’s extraordinary wildlife, extreme countryside’s and friendly hospitality. This excursion take place in the harsh, but extremely beautiful North Western side of Namibia. You will also be entertained to scenic coastal drives and majestic sand dunes of the Namib Desert. this will happen in true 4x4 fashion in two vehicles, a 8 seater passenger 4x4 vehicle and a logistical back-up 4x4 vehicle. Desert magic Tours motto is, live life out of the ordinary and explore traditional unvisited places
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  • 13 days
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  • 13 days

Cultural Tours

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Awesome Chapters - Walvis Bay half day tour

Walvis Bay has a rich history, and is a melting pot of various cultures. Your guide has been a resident of this town for more than 30 years, and knows the history well. You will see everything about Walvis Bay that is worth seeing, and have a little fun along the way. You will go into the townships and see first hand the local people of Walvis Bay.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Sossuslvei Shuttle - 2 night incl. tour - depart Windhoek, end Swakopmund

African Extravaganza, a Namibian based tour-operator has been offering this tour for the past 26 years successfully. With our experience in the Namib Desert and our own establishments in the region we can make your experience unforgettable. Our local guides know the region extremely well and are able to give you insight information about this unique destination - a World Heritage Site!African Extravaganza is operating the Sossusvlei Shuttle from Windhoek and Swakopmund vice versa on a daily basis (subject to availability) with a minimum of 2 participants!
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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The Southern Diamond Safari Trail.

You will explore a tailor-made, exclusive safari to the Southern part of Namibia, the jewel of Namibia. A true 4x4 excursion in Africa fashion. Friendly hospitality, safety, will accompany you to the vast and open landscape to a region that is full with history and beautiful scenery. On route we will experience the desert side of Namibia, visit historical towns, travel through national parks, visit the second largest canyon in the world (Fish River Canyon), also the second most visited place in Namibia, Sossus Vlei, Sesriem Gorge, and various places of formidable interest. The visitor can just sit back, relax and enjoy this unforgettable adventure. Desert Magic motto is, live life out of the ordinary and visit un-visited places.
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  • 11 days
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  • 11 days

Nature & Wildlife

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14 Day Skeleton Coast & Desert Rewilding Expedition

Combine exploring the Namib Desert together with a hands on conservation experience at Oana. The goal of Oana is to rewild once farmland back to it's orginal state, a haven for wildlife.Be part of this effort, tracking and monitoring wildlife from large carnivores to reptiles and nocturnal critters whilst enjoying activities such as hiking, mountain biking, yoga and more.
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  • 14 days
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  • 14 days


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