Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture

April Ramble:  Al Thakira Flamingo island and beach kayaking trip

Saturday, April 21, 2018

QNHG members are invited to join us on a 2-3 hour kayaking trip around Flamingo Island. 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 that have been carved out by tidal action. 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 8:00 am at Al Meera supermarket carpark in Al Thakira. Go through Al Khor, past Al Khor Hospital on right. Al Meera is just after the Woqod Petrol Station. Google Maps co-ordinates 25.726739, 51.530268

How to register:

Members only, with strict priority being given to those signing up at the next meeting on Wednesday 7th March. For more information, send an email to Richard Angwin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Trip Leader/Coordinator: Richard Angwin Mobile: 55250854

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:

Vehicles: 4x4 drive NOT required. Other items:
Lunch, towels, swimwear, hats, sunscreen water, rubbish bags


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