• One of the attraction of Walvis Bay is the water birds. Hundreds of flamingos, both greater and lesser, and pelicans make use of the shallow waters  and salt pans around town year around. And they are not the only ones as many other species of shore birds also call Walvis Bay their home...

     

    Flamingos and Pelicans

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    Flamingos and Pelicans

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    Flamingos and Pelicans

    Landing

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    Showing some pink

    Flamingos and Pelicans

    Walvis Bay classic

    Flamingos and Pelicans

    The flamingo and the dunes

    Flamingos and Pelicans

    Long pink legs

    Flamingos and Pelicans

    Flamingos and Pelicans

    Greater flamingos in the shallow waters


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  • I usually don't do all these touristic activities, but once in a while, a friend of a friend is a guide somewhere, so I enjoy the opportunity. This is what I did in Walvis Bay as we went kayaking to have a close encounter with the Cape fur seal colony living at Pelican point.

    Only the pups of the year (born in November-December) show any interest in the kayaks while the adults just go about their day, completely undisturbed by our presence. The pups are very curious and playful, and usually follow the kayaks and come close and bite the oars. It was a very fun experience and I recommend it for anyone spending some time in Walvis Bay. We went out with Pelican Point Kayaking for almost the whole morning and they offer a selection of hot drinks and snacks when you come out of the water!

     

    Kayaking with the Cape fur seals

    One of the numerous ships waiting for work in the Walvis Bay harbour

    Kayaking with the Cape fur seals

    The cape fur seal colony at Pelican Point

    Kayaking with the Cape fur seals

    Showing off

    Kayaking with the Cape fur seals

    Curious pup having a taste of the oar


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