Cruise ship shore-based excursions
Walvis Bay is a popular stopover for many cruise ships and Abenteuer Afrika Safaris will arrange your shore-based excursions. Although you may need plenty of time to decide what you want to do.
Travel in 4WD vehicles along and over sand dunes with a specialist desert guide. Discover the fascinating plants and animals that have evolved and adapted to these unique conditions: sand adders, white lady spiders, variety of lizards, beetles, fish moths, chameleons, lichens, aloes and the fascinating welwitschia.
This tour uses adapted 4WD vehicles to go deep into an ancient erosion landscape we call the Moon Landscape. Discover ancient geology and fascinating desert flora, like the often talked about welwitschia and lichen fields.
In air-conditioned coaches, we travel through the fascinating gravel plains to the edge of the ancient Moon Landscape. Admire spectacular views and learn about the geology of the world's oldest desert and its fascinating flora and fauna – including the welwitschia plant that lives for up to 2000 years.
Discover the history of the neighbouring coastal towns of Swakopmund – a charming German-influenced resort town - and Walvis Bay – a South African-influenced industrial port town with fascinating marinelife.
Fly over the Skeleton Coast with its shipwrecks, seal colonies, lagoons, and hordes of flamingoes; add a diversion over Sossusvlei and the world's tallest dunes to experience one of the most impressive scenic flights in Africa.
Cruise within the calm waters of the Walvis Bay Lagoon for a fascinating and entertaining marine safari with abundant birdlife, seals, dolphins, sea lions and, if you're lucky, whales and mola mola. Champagne and oysters add to the occasion.
Quadbiking, sandboarding, skydiving, kayaking, ballooning, kite surfing, sailing, deep-sea and shore-based fishing, cycling trails, horse riding, camel rides... Swakopmund is rightly known as the Adventure Capital of Africa.
A dinner in the desert is one of the our most memorable activities. We create an oasis in the world's oldest desert and set the mood with candles, hurricane lamps, fairy lights and a roaring campfire. Enjoy freshly-prepared dishes to the rhythm of a Namibian marimba band beneath an astonishing canopy of stars.
Spend the night at our comfortable tented camp in the Moon Landscape. Fully serviced with all the luxuries, the setting is sublime with candles, lamps and a campfire lighting up the canyon walls.
Visit a diamond cutting workshop and learn how diamonds are mined and cut in Namibia. Diamonds and gems on sale.
A fascinating look at the different cultures that make up the Namibian population. Learn about their history, traditional foods, medicine, and where and how each group fits in our society. Try to speak a few words using the various click sounds of the Damara / Nama people and learn to dance like the Ovambo.
The Walvis Bay Lagoon is a protected wetland area, and home to thousands of lesser and greater flamingoes, and many other wetland birds. Enjoy this natural marvel with a glass of sparkling wine and fresh Walvis Bay oysters.
Our scheduled shuttle services between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund allow you to explore the area at your own pace.
A thrilling ride in 4x4 vehicles, along the beaches and over towering dunes. Our expert guides take you to Sandwich Harbour, a bay of shallow lagoons, home to many flamingoes and other shore birds. This full day adventure takes you to the edge of unspoiled nature.
Some of the ships we've provided shore-based activities for in the past:
- Queen Mary 2
- Saga Rose
- Saga Ruby
- QE 2
- Crystal Symphony
- Silver Cloud
- Silver Wind
- Pacific Princess
- Black Watch
- Marco Polo
- St Helena
- Crystal Serenity
- Peace Boat - Topaz
- Seven Seas
- Semester at Sea
- The World - Residensea