Ocean & Desert Combo/Marine Dune Day Tour
DURATION: 8 HOURS
PRICE: ZAR2500.00 PER ADULT(min of 2 adults)
Tour start/end at Walvis Bay:
Check in point:
Walvis Bay Waterfront, Atlantic Street, Walvis Bay.
No Swakopmund transfer available for this tour.
Morning boat tour of the bay and surrounding area
Marine wildlife viewing
Fresh oysters and sparkling wine
Afternoon tour into the desert
Sandwich Harbour (if tides allow)
See where the massive dunes meet the ocean.
4x4 Dune drive
Picnic lunch in the desert.
Highlights of the tour:
This package includes a guided tour of the Walvis Bay Harbour, Pelican Point,
Walvis Bay Lagoon (outer), and coastline upto Langstrand. Visitors can expect breathtaking views, friendly seals coming on board, benguela dolphins, pelicans and sometimes with a bit of luck we can get upclose to Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales as well.
Enjoy a light lunch on board that includes fresh namibian oysters and sparkling wine.
Your second part of the day starts when we collect you from the slipway.
After a quick briefing we start our journey to the Namib Naukluft National Park.
Our first stop is at the tranqual Walvis Bay lagoon, a RAMSAR site which is home to upto 250 000 flamingos, pelicans, avocents and other birdlife.
Next, we stop near the Walvis Bay salt refinery, it is the largest solar evaporation plant in Africa, refining upto 750 000 tons of salt per year.
From here we enter the Kuisen River Delta, an ephemeral river with rich vegetation for local wildlife, this area is perfect to view local Springbuck, Oryx, Ostrich and other wildlife. From here we will drive over natural salt pans in the area and head into the dune belt.
With its odd "koptjies" and red coloured sand we have ample opportunity for photographs.
We now enter the Namib NAaukluft National Park, the largest park in Africa at 49 000 square kilometers, it also marks the old border line between Namibia and South Africa.
After some coastal driving we reach the narrow passage closee to Sandwich Bay. This is where the huge Namib dunes meet the Atlantic. You will have the opportunity for photographs here, and then its the last stretch to Sandwich Bay.
Once at Sandwich Lagoon, you will have time to explore this amazing landscape. If the weather permits, we will set up lunch for you, if weather is unpleasant, then we find a secluded spot in the the desert and set up your lunch.
After lunch, we take a slow drive back through the dune belt or along the coast, towards Walvis Bay whilst looking for more wildlife.
Your tour concludes in Walvis Bay.