Walvis Bay Travel Guide

Though tourists visiting Namibia often overlook Walvis Bay, the country's second-largest city has a lot to offer. The town is the gateway to birdlife, sea creatures and silence, and the freshwater lagoons found within the endless sand dunes provide life to a variety of highly unique desert wildlife.

Aside from the awe-inspiring scenery, Walvis Bay offers a range of other activities and sightseeing opportunities for adventurous visitors, as well as those who just want to relax and commune with the wind. Walvis Bay is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding desert regions, including the beautiful Sandwich Bay and Cape fur seal colony at Cape Cross, and the nearby seaside resort of Swakopmund. Popular activities include deep-sea fishing excursions, dune-boarding, dolphin watching, and scuba diving.

Walvis may be a small dusty town along Namibia's barren and harsh coastline, with hot days, cool nights and mornings shrouded in sea fog. However, it offers up something magical that few can resist. It is the perfect place for travellers to relax, zone out and commune with the surroundings as they sip a cold beer, all while watching a fiery sunset frame the flamingos in the lagoon.