Walvis Bay Tour Guides started as a vision by Fried Fredericks to start a small business, to introduce visitors to the traditional life of Namibians and to promote conservation efforts of the local environment. The business was started with a grant from Environmental fund of the Municipality of Walvis Bay. The initial tours comprised guided and historic township tours through Kuisebmond providing tourists with a new grittier and raw perspective of traditional Namibia, away from the trite glitz and the polish of the mainstream tourism offerings. These tours were an instant hit not only with foreign visitors but also locals who had never seen the richness of the different Namibian cultures. Today, Walvis Bay tour Guides, has extended its tours with dolphin, seal and bird watching cruises within the Walvis Bay harbour area.
Walvis Bay Tour Guides is own and manage by the previously disadvantage local community, to promote “Local community based tourism” beneficial for communities also in the outskirts of Walvis Bay. We are registered with the Namibian Tourism Board (NTB) assuring that all legal prerequisites are met to satisfy the safety and well-being of any interested visitor to The Republic of Namibia.
Our office is also a small souvenir shop stocked with products embracing the brand Walvis Bay Tour Guides for visitors to have something to remember us by.
Starting with a drive through Walvis Bay’s bustling streets, your first stop is the colorful Kuisebmond Market Hall. Here small traders offer a variety of traditional crafts, clothing and typical Namibian dishes. Down Nathaniel Maxuilili the next stop is at the kindergarten, where the children present a special show.
You then visit the Multi-purpose Community Centre. Here the various active community health and development projects are showcased. Next stop is the Tutaleni Village.
The Tutaleni Relocation project won the Dubai Award for Best Practices, for its innovative solution to solving housing shortages. At the Mola Mola shebeen (a typical get-together pub) the vibrant atmosphere of the township comes to life. Experience traditional cuisines such as Mopani Worms, Makaka, Oshifima Porridge and beans spread out in a delicious buffet. All of these exciting glimpses into the lives of Namibians are accompanied by detailed explanations and historical information.
The tour lasts between 3 and 4 hours. Tours are flexible and can be arranged at any time to suit your needs. Various options and sights can be included in the Township Tours package on request. Mola Mola Safaris has been fundamental in the establishment of the Walvis Bay Township Tours and strongly supports this community based project.
The package includes a guided tour of the Walvis Bay harbour, Pelican Point, Walvis Bay Lagoon (outer) and coastline up to Langstrand. Visitors can expect breathtaking views, friendly seals coming on-board, dolphins, pelicans and sometimes whales.
The tour also includes a light lunch and drinks. You can also extend the tour with a cultural township tour. This combo provides you with an intimate look into the typical traditional Namibia life, with a guided and historic tour of Kuisebmond.
Other combinations include a tour to the breathtaking Sandwich Harbour, climbing the highest dune in the Swakopmund Walvis Bay dune belt, Dune 7 for an amazing 360-degree view of the dunes, the desert and the Atlantic Ocean. we also include a visit to Swakopmund with its stunning German architecture, curio markets, craft shops, art galleries, museums and the beachfront.
We would love to hear from you. If you have any queries, suggestions or comments that you wish to send to us directly please use the form below to do so. You can also reach us through any of the other contact details listed below or find our offices in Walvis Bay.
You can also reach us at:
Walvis Bay Tour Guides,
P.O Box 165,
Office +264 64 200 436
Fried: +264 81 286 7758
Nita: +26481 553 3192
Skype Name: walvisbaytourguides