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Walvis Bay is the principal port of Namibia situated on the west coast of Southern Africa is a place of rare beauty comprises sand dunes, stark landscapes and jagged coastline. It is truly an untamed beautiful destination and is an important centre of tourism activity in Namibia. Among all the major attractions of Walvis Bay if you are a nature lover and enjoy thrill and adventure then this freshwater lagoon surrounded by sand dunes offering lots of recreational activities surely make your holiday trip more memorable. So pack your bags and book flights to Walvis Bay where not only the abundance of natural beauty but the people of different religious and cultural appeal make this place truly magnetic to visit and enjoy a great holiday trip.
Start your sightseeing trip to Walvis Bay with a leisurely stroll and admire the wildlife at Walvis Bay Waterfront which is a long curving stretch of gray sand. Sandwiched between Namib Desert sand dunes and the Atlantic Ocean the bay area is quite exotic and full of recreational activities like quad biking, kite-boarding, sand boarding, kayaking etc. Its public walkways provide good jogging paths while its restaurants and bars offer variety of gastronomic delights for your taste buds. Do enjoy a an amazing dolphin and seal experience with Levo which is a 4 hour morning boat tour which starts at 8.30 from the Walvis Bay Tanker Jetty. The tour includes a comprehensive explanation of Walvis Bay’s history and takes you out to the bird island, Russian Trawlers, Pelican Point and back via the lagoon is quite a unique experience for the visitors. Do visit Dune 7 which is the highest sand dune in Namibia‘s coastal region on the edge of the Namib Desert. Walk on the sandy ridge and feel the power of gravity in this highly arid climate which is quite a unique experience for the visitors. A number of tour companies offer adventure tours to enjoy sand dunes with quad biking and monster truck rides as well.
One of the most interesting aspects of Walvis Bay is its huge natural lagoon which is a home to numerous seabirds on and around. Thousands of migratory birds joined them making it an excellent place for birdwatchers. Walvis Bay itself is not particularly attractive but it acts as a base from which the visitors can explore the surrounding areas. It is an ideal place from where visitors can enjoy a guided trip to Sandwich Harbour which is a fresh water lake surrounded by dunes is just 50 Km south of the town and kayak trips to Pelican Point. Have a blissful day in Namib Desert around Swakopmund, the surrounded desert has its own magnetic appeal. Its gigantic coastal dune belt stretch south to Walvis Bay and its vast gravel plains lie to the east and north are hugely popular among visitors. So if you don’t want to miss all this adventure and thrill then fly to Walvis Bay and enjoy an unforgettable experience.
The airlines that offer flights from the United Kingdom to Walvis Bay include the South African Airline and Emirates. The United Kingdom airports from where you can get flights to Walvis Bay are Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, London City and Stansted. The most popular connecting city when flying from London to Walvis Bay is Johannesburg.
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