Namibia Kayak Tours, Walvis Bay

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Captivating, spectacular sea kayaking by Namibia Kayak Tours

Considered as one of the richest wetlands in Southern Africa, the Walvis Bay Lagoon is a mecca for nature lovers, photographers and the more adventurous traveller.

Namibia Kayak Tours offers daylight kayak tours to Pelican Point and also the opportunity to experience a once in a life time adventure. The Walvis Bay Lagoon is sanctuary to a huge variety of birds, plankton species, fish life, dolphins and every so often whales can be spotted. For the lucky few, perhaps a glimpse of a mother whale and her calf, the Humpback and Southern Right Whales are known to frequent the wetland. We will visit the Pelican Point seal colony with a population between 15'000 and 20'000 Cape Fur Seals. These seals have no natural predators in the water and are keen to approach the kayaks. Perhaps the infamous but shy Black-Backed Jackal will make a brief appearance.

Join us for a scenic, safe and unforgettable tour, no kayaking experience required!
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  • On 15/9 2019 we (Patrick and Connie) had to report to the dolphin café and yacht club in Walvis bay at 8 am. There we could park our rental car just fine and we were allowed to step into a larger SUV with a very nice young guide (Nick!). He gave the necessary information with a lot of humor! We made a trip to the end of the peninsula, an hour-long drive across a sandy terrain, where we did indeed see salt extraction but also many flamingos, pelicans and jackals!! After an hour we arrived at the starting point of the kayak tour. There we were allowed to dress in fine waterproof trousers and jackets and a life jacket on. The kayaks were also of good quality and stable! The colony fur seals was fantastic, they make a sound like a whole herd of sheep. The adolescents (up to 9 months old) are very very neiuwsgierig and dive right past your canoe. You can easily just aaize or touch them! One even bit inmy husband's elbow playfully, not painful or something, but as a young dog can do. Also very interesting to see the animals from the water in the colony: fighting huge males, females who were nursing their boy! Really super super fun! When we got into the kayak, we also saw a whale at the tip of the peninsula (Skeleton Point), but unfortunately this one was under when we tried to get close. We would like to thank this organisation especially Nick too, for this awsome experience!! We've seen a lot of fur seals in the world, but never so close and good!! We highly recommend this activity if you are able to go to Swakopmund or Walvis Bay! Lots of success guys in the future!!
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  • In Our travel program, the operator also included this activity. We gathered at the coffee house near the hotel in the bay. There we meet the guides and we were driven to the place where we left with the kayak. As was said in another review, this was already an experience in itself, the ride here lasted an hour and there was plenty to see (pelican, salt Industry, flamingos) on the way. The guide was very nice and radiated tranquility. He gave a lot of explanations about the things we saw and stopped regularly to let us take pictures/explain better. He told this work for about 14 years to do! Arriving at the place where the kayaks went to water we could dress, in good clothes (jacket, waterproof trousers for over your own trousers) was well equipped. Also there were pannniers present. We got a bottle of water too. Then with the guide the water on, the guide first and we together in a kayak behind it. We Paddleed along the Sandplate and came along large colonies sea lions. The animals swam around you, which was very nice. After the kayaking we were able to dress up again and there was coffee/tea with a nice chocolate muffin. This company is very concerned with the welfare of animals and nature, the guide told that he was recently bitten by trying to liberate a sea lion with a fishnet upside down. After several days in the blood-hot Desert (Sossusvlei) This was a very nice change on the water.
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