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Port Description

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Once only a whaling station, Walvis Bay has become the principal port of entry into Namibia. Exhibits at the local museum illustrate the history of the town and the indigenous Topnaar people. The lagoon on the outskirts of Walvis Bay is home to a bird sanctuary. Flocks of flamingos and pelicans feed here in the nutrient-rich water. The lagoon also supports an important salt industry. Walvis Bay is a good starting point for trips into the desert region, an area of unspoiled landscapes, compelling beauty and a feeling of unconfined space.��