Photography Excursion at sunset to Sandwich Harbour

4 hours

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Experience the most spectacular sceneries enabling you to capture interplay between light and shadows in the dunes, as well as the sun setting behind the Atlantic ocean at Sandwich Harbour. Departing from the Walvis Waterfront, the drive initially takes us to the Kuiseb river delta, a dry riverbed where the odd springbok, oryx or jackal may be spotted. As this area forms part of our Kuiseb Delta Concession, we are the only activity operator allowed to access this area.

Join our daily photographic excursion at the following time: * Summer (1 September - 30 April) : 16h00 (check-in at 15h45), returning at 20h00. * Winter (1 May - 31 August) : 15h00 (check-in at 14h45), returning at 19h00.

Early morning photography departures on request.

If weather and tides allow, we will drive right to the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon along the beach, one of Southern Africa’s richest and unique wetlands and one of five RAMSAR sites (Ramsar site no. 743) in Namibia. Sandwich Harbour boasts two distinct wetlands and associated mudflats. Wedged between the sea and the Namib Dunes, it is one of Namibia's most important coastal wetlands, supporting eight endangered species among the large numbers of wading birds. If our vehicles cannot drive all along the beach to get to Sandwich Harbour because of high tide, you will get a chance to see the lagoon area from one of our many beautiful lookout spots and will have the time to walk and explore. We have lots of time to stop along the way for photography.

When the sun has set and the light has diminished, we find a suitable place to stop and serve our famous Namibian fresh oysters paired with crispy sparkling wine, Namibian beers and cooldrinks.  A selection of savoury and sweet snacks are also offered. We usually do this on top of a high dune, between the dunes or on the beach. We will be returning after sunset.

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Sandwich Harbour 4x4

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Sandwich Harbour, part of the Namib Naukluft Park, is a place many have heard of but very few have ever visited. The lagoon, salt pans and the bird sanctuary, which form the Walvis Bay Wetlands, are rightly heralded as the single most important coastal wetlands of Southern Africa. It is one of five Ramsar sites in Namibia. Giant sand dunes run straight into the ocean, creating breathtaking sceneries and unique landscapes, just waiting to be discovered!

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Walvis Bay, Namibia

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