Sand shrimps (Palaemon peringueyi) belong to the group Caridae and are not suited to swimming and are bottom-dwelling prawns (benthic). Their front legs are armed with thin nippers decorated with yellow spots at the joints. Their rostrum (beak-like feature set between the eyes) is armed with jagged saw-like teeth. They are around 25mm in size and live in shallow areas with a sandy bottom or in intertidal pools along the Namibian coast from the mouth of the Orange River north to Sandwich Harbour, Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Their main food source is small particles of dead animals.
view the lagoon from the comfort of a catamaran
A dolphin cruise around the Walvis Bay Lagoon
Quad biking in the coastal dunes with a difference. These tours concentrate on the fauna, flora & people who inhabit the dune belt, excellent guiding and stunning scenery make this an experience not to be missed
An eventful day trip combining kayaking on the lagoon with a 4x4 trip through the Namib Desert dunes ending in Sandwich Harbour
A morning of cruising on the Walvis Bay lagoon is followed by the spectacular and thrilling drive to the natural harbour & splendid birdlife of Sandwich Harbour
Kayaking on the Walvis Bay Lagoon