Walvis Bay – Flamingo

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We were staying at Egumbo lodge, overlooking The Walvis Bay Lagoon, one of the richest and most important wetlands in southern Africa.

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The lagoon has been here for more than 3000 years and during summer time you can see up to 250 000 birds here.

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The Flamingos breed elsewhere in Africa but feed in the Walvis Bay wetlands. The Greater Flamingo has only two breeding places in southern Africa – the Makgadikgadi pans in north-eastern Botswana and Etosha in northern Namibia.

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The Lagoon is one of the best flamingo viewing localities in the world, and attracts bird-watchers and visitors from around the world.

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Greater (the most widespread of Flaminogos) and Lesser Flamingos (most numerous flamingo) are found in Walvis Bay.

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You can see Flamingos in Walvis Bay all year round although the numbers will vary.

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