This white mangrove forest is accessible by kayak from the Al-Thakira Marina in the northern town of Al-Khor. This network of channels is home to an unexpected variety of birds, including flamingos and a new species of sea slug. It’s an easy paddle accessible to the inexperienced and with the reward of a stop at a mangrove secluded beach. Entalek (http://www.entalek.org/) and Paddle Qatar (http://www.aquasportsqatar.com/) are two eco-adventure tour companies offering organized mangrove kayaking expeditions.
By adriana paramo, AFAR Local Expert
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