National Marin Aquarium of Namibia, Swakopmund

3.0
#5 of 12 in Parks in Erongo Region
National Marin Aquarium of Namibia offers insight into the colorful underwater world of the South Atlantic Ocean. The aquarium is relatively modest and small but well kept with a comprehensive collection of marine life, including African penguins, seals, and turtles. Walk down a tunnel leading through the main aquarium, offering close-up views of ragged-tooth sharks and blue-spotted rays. If you expect to be vowed with spectacular sights and shows, you will be disappointed here. However, if you’re willing to leisurely explore in a tranquil atmosphere, this is the right place for you. Use our Swakopmund road trip planning website to add National Marin Aquarium of Namibia and other attractions to your Swakopmund vacation plans.
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  • It is not the biggest aquarium, but definitely good value. $30 namibian for foreigners and there are lots of local species to see. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • Of course you shouldn't expect a big aquarium... but for a city like Swakopmund it is already interesting. There is one shark that you can observe from a tunnel or the top of the aquarium. Kids love.....  more »
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  • This is a small, interesting aquarium that you can visit in less than 45 minutes. Don't expect to see reef fish exhibits: this aquarium highlights the local aquatic life on the Namibian coast. A delightful visit well-worth the price of admission!
  • Basic aquarium, but a wonderful experience! We really enjoyed it and there is a lot to see. There is a large aquarium with a tunnel going through it, which was pretty cool and provided a closer look at all of the pretty fishies. Was a great photo opportunity too. At N$10 per adult and N$5 per child, entrance is practically free. Definitely a must visit if you have kids. We parked at the jetty and strolled down to the aquarium, which added to the experience.
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