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Birdwatching & Nature Day Tours

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Namibia is a vast country with a surface area of 824 268 km2, it is about four times the size of the United Kingdom and 27 times the size of Belgium. Blessed with bountiful sunshine, an abundance of wildlife and an intriguing variety of flora and fauna. Attributes that make it a country to which visitors return again and again are the friendliness and cultural diversity of its people, and above all, the pristine quality and extraordinary beauty of its landscape.

The country derives its name from the Namib Desert, a unique geological feature renowned for the unusual and haunting quality of its landscape. Far from being lifeless and barren, this narrow strip of moist coastal desert features an unusual variety of desert-adapted flora and fauna.

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The country can be divided into four distinct topographical regions. Of these the most definitive is possibly the Namib Desert, which consists of a 50 km – 140 km wide coastal plain extending along the entire coastline, interspersed with dune belts, dry riverbeds and deeply eroded canyons. The central plateau, which runs from north to south, has an average altitude of between 1,000 m and 2,000 m. This plateau gradually falls away towards the east, where a sandy strip of land merges into the level expanse of the Kalahari Desert. Dense, bush covered plains to the north-east of the Etosha Pan included the high-rainfall areas of Kavango and Caprivi, typified by woodland savannah and riverine vegetation.

With a dry climate, typical of a semi-desert country, droughts are a regular occurrence. Average day temperatures in the summer vary from 20◦C – 34◦C and average night temperatures in the winter from 0◦C – 10◦C. The Benguela Current is also the prime determinant of the climate of the Namib, as it reduces rainfall and causes the omnipresent fog typical of the coast.

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Cape Cross Tour

Visit Cape Cross, the historic site with the largest Cape Fur Seal Colony.

On the way there and back we stop at the lichen fields, visit Henties Bay and do birdwatching at the Mile 4 Salt works. Bring your camera, walking shoes and warm clothing.

Tour departs at 8h30 from your hotel and returns mid afternoon.

A light picnic lunch, coffee/tea, mineral water are included.

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  • 1 pax N$ 2,950-oo per person
  • 2 pax N$ 1,475-00 per person
  • 3 pax N$ 990-00 per person
  • 4 pax + N$ 750-00 per person

(includes gate fees at Cape Cross)

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Walvis Bay Birding Tour

Walvis Bay’s Lagoon, a Ramsar site, is famous for the large numbers of birds that use the site as feeding and resting grounds.

Aside from the flamingos, with the tidal lagoon, mudflats, salt pans and the junction of desert and ocean, the diversity of birds is more than impressive.

Bring closed shoes, camera, binoculars and warm clothing. Tour departs at 8h30 from your hotel for Walvis Bay and returns by lunch.

Mineral water and snacks are included.

  • 1 pax N$ 2,000-00 per person
  • 2 pax N$ 1,000-00 per person
  • 3 pax N$ 700-00 per person
  • 4 pax + N$ 500-00 per person

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Coastal Birding Tour

Half day: A fun day’s birding, visiting the Mile 4 Salt works, the Swakop River Mouth and the gravel plains. Birding suited to both expert and beginner.

Full day: A fun day’s birding, visiting the Mile 4 Salt works, the Swakop River Mouth, Walvis Bay lagoon and the gravel plains. Birding suited to both expert and beginner.

Bring your binoculars, scope, camera,walking shoes and warm clothing.

Tour departs at 8h30 from your hotel and returns by lunch for the half day tour or mid afternoon for the full day tour.

Mineral water and snacks are included for the half day tour; a light picnic lunch, coffee/tea and mineral water are included for the full day tour.

Half day:

  • 1 pax N$ 2,300-00 per person
  • 2 pax N$ 1,150-00 per person
  • 3 pax N$ 800-00 per person
  • 4 pax + N$ 575-00 per person

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Full day:

  • 1 pax N$ 3,200-00 per person
  • 2 pax N$ 1,600-00 per person
  • 3 pax N$ 1,100-00 per person
  • 4 pax + N$ 800-00 per person

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Pelagic & custom birding tours

Pelagic and custom birding tours are organised on request.

Scenic flights

We also organise scenic flights from Windhoek and Swakopmund.

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Rates for larger tours available on request
Children under 12 are charged at 50% of the adult rate

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