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Cruises to Walvis Bay

Flock of flamingos at Atlantic Ocean in Walvis Bay, Namibia (Photo: Johannes Laufs/Shutterstock)

About Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay cruises are ideal for nature-lovers, as this African harbor town is home to pristine seaside lagoons where pink flamingos flock. But the pretty resort town, located on the coast of Namibia near the Namib Desert, is known for more than just brightly colored birds: A number of excellent restaurants here serve decadent fresh seafood and French-inspired fare.

There are three distinct wetlands located near Walvis Bay where cruisers can spot masses of flamingos and migratory birds. The area is home to one of the largest flock of flamingos on the continent, and marine life such as dolphins and seals are commonly spotted in the bay.

  • Why go to Walvis Bay?

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Zaandam
Zaandam Cabins

27 Night
Grand Africa VoyageDetails

528 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Nov 23, 2022
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Zuiderdam

27 Night
Grand Africa VoyageDetails

1,004 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Nov 25, 2023
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MSC Sinfonia

7 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

694 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Dec 27, 2022
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Zuiderdam

73 Night
Grand Africa VoyageDetails

1,004 Reviews
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Oct 10, 2023
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71 Night
Grand Africa VoyageDetails

528 Reviews
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Oct 10, 2022
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Africa-south AfricaDetails

1,965 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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128-day Grand World VoyageDetails

1,004 Reviews
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Jan 3, 2023
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Australia CruiseDetails

1,247 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 3, 2024
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Africa CruiseDetails

1,247 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 3, 2024
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Western Africa VoyageDetails

792 Reviews
Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Azamara
Nov 29, 2022
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5 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

694 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Feb 20, 2023
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117 Night World CruiseDetails

1,247 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 3, 2023
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Africa CruiseDetails

300 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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123 Night World CruiseDetails

1,247 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 3, 2024
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World CruiseDetails

1,247 Reviews
Leaving:Hong Kong
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Feb 23, 2023
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Why go to Walvis Bay?

Pros:

You can spot pink flamingos in local lagoons

Cons:

Be prepared for hot temperatures during the summer

Bottom Line:

Walvis Bay is a charming harbor town with ample wildlife


Walvis Bay Cruise Reviews
Walvis Bay is a difficult port to negotiate as the dock is a mile or more from the city center. The town can be easily done on your own. There isn’t a whole lot to see, so I suggest you book a tour to Sandwich Bay.Read More
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Rutman
The pelican and seal trip was very enjoyable, organised by the cruise . The second trip to the sand dune and scenic drive around area was cancelled as we lost one day here Read More
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SusanelizabethP
We took the ship excursion to Dune 7. The ship had cocktails ready at the base of Dune 7. Read More
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