The morning of our last day in Swakop, Namibia I wanted to explore a bit of Walvis Bay in the last hours we had before embarking on the 5 hours towards Windhoek. We wanted to be closer to the airport for the early flight to Zambia. In my previous post, I mentioned that we had rented a car from Botswana. Thankfully we got my brother to drop us off at the airport in the morning before he set off on the 10-hour drive back to Maun in Botswana. I will be posting more from Botswana soon.
If you visit the beaches of Swakopmund, that I showed in the previous post then you have to stop by Walvis Bay. It’s a short drive, about 30 minutes. Namibia as a whole is stunning with absolutely captivating landscapes, from striking sand dunes, national parks teeming with wildlife, stunning beaches. Another highlight of my trip exploring this beautiful country was spotting dolphins on the shores of Walvis Bay, among a sea of flamingos!
Walvis Bay isn’t too far from the famous Skeleton Coast and Sandwich Harbour. Here you can watch seals, flamingos, whales and I have been told even hyenas will make an appearance from time to time. Definitely worth a stop, and you don’t have to get on a boat to set out to sea or pay anyone to see this. Just wait on the beach for the show to begin. This wasn’t planned and we certainly didn’t have to check seasons when the wildlife flock here, so it may be worth a check if heading out to avoid disappointment. All along this coastline stretching either side of Walvis Bay beach, whatever the season you will still spot many a wildlife that will leave you speechless. Although I wish I could have gone in for a close look considering there was a low tide. I guess that’s for my next visit.
Where to stay: When we visited we stayed in Swakopmund which was about an hour’s drive from here. If you want to stay locally then check out this list of places to stay in Walvis Bay.
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