Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture

February Ramble:  

The 7th QNHG ramble of the season is on Friday 9th, 2018 


QNHG members are invited to join us on a kayaking trip around Flamingo Island of 3 to 4 hours duration. Nestled in the north of Qatar is a vast beautiful mangrove forest, part

of the protected area of Al Thakira. The best way to access the forest is by kayak. Aquasports will take you through the network of channels. This area supports a rich flora and fauna and is a favourite destination for nature lovers. Dr. Aspa, will give an overview of the wildlife present in the mangroves and intertidal areas. Suitable for families and those looking for a relaxed easy paddle taking in the greenery and birdlife of the protected nature reserve. Once we reach the island, we will disembark our kayaks and explore the island on foot and have lunch on the spot. For the adventurers among us swimming is also a possibility. .


Gathering time and place:

Assemble at the Al Meera supermarket carpark in Al Thakira. To get there go through Al Khor, past Al Khor Hospital on right. Within the next two kilometres Al Meera is on the right just after the Woqod Petrol Station. Google Maps co-ordinates 25.726739, 51.530268.

Duration : 3 to 4 hours from 8am

Trip Leaders: Aquasports

Trip Coordinators:  Dr. Aspa D. Chatziefthimiou (5516 5426)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What to bring?

Lunch, towels, swimwear, hats, sunscreen water, rubbish bags, a change of clothes


This trip is being run by Aquasports. QNHG has negotiated a group discount, resulting in an adult fee of QR170 and a child fee of QR85 (under 12 years old) and QR42 (under 6 years old)

Full payment will be required at the February 7 meeting. There is a maximum of 40 spaces available. Please bring correct change. Any unfilled spaces will be available to members unable to attend the meeting but full payment (correct money) must be made on the day.

Please note this trip is subject to suitable tide and weather conditions.

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