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Desert Express - Namibia's 5 Star Luxury Train

Desert Express was designed and built in Namibia and has been winding through our beautiful country since 3 April 1998.

Dates Tour number Tour name Transport mode & route Rate
25 - 31 Mar Full
1 - 7 Apr Full
3 - 9 Jun Full
10 - 16 Jun
24 - 30 Jun
1 - 7 Jul Full
12 - 18 Aug - Bike group
9 - 15 Sept
All tours are 7 Days
Nam 1
Nam 2
Nam 3
Nam 4
Nam 6
Nam 7
Nam 8
Nam 10
Namibia - from JHB, CPT or abroad
Fly or drive to Windhoek, then by train to Swakopmund and visit Henties Bay, Dune 7, Omaruru, Moonlandscape, Walvis Bay and much more
Desert Express Luxury Train & Bus Windhoek/ Karibib/ Omaruru/ Swakopmund/ Windhoek
Note: Fly in and out of Namibia
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12 - 18 Aug*
7 Day tour
* TV Crew on tour
MB 10 Motorbike-on-Train in Namibia - from Windhoek
Travel with both dual purpose & road bikes on train. Discover Central Namibia
Luxury Desert Express Train & Motorbike: WHK to Swakopmund/ Return -
         
24 May - 2 June Full
22 - 31 Jul Full
19 - 28 Aug*
All tours are 10 Days & cover most of Namibia

* Extra 10-day tour organised
Nam 11
Nam 12
Nam 9*
Namibia - from JHB, CPT or abroad
Fly or drive to Windhoek, then by train to Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest, Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Wild Horses, Etosha Pans, Vingerklip, Henties Bay, Dune 7, Omaruru, Moonlandscape, Swakopmund and much more
Desert Express Luxury Train & Bus Windhoek/ Keetmanshoop/ Aus/ Windhoek/ Omaruru/ Etosha/ Swakopmund/ Windhoek
Note: Fly in and out of Namibia
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25 - 31 Mar Full
1 - 7 Apr Full
3 - 9 Jun Full
10 - 16 Jun
24 - 30 Jun
1 - 7 Jul Full
12 - 18 Aug - Bike group
9 - 15 Sept Full Conference
All tours are 7 Days
Nam 1
Nam 2
Nam 3
Nam 4
Nam 6
Nam 7
Nam 8
Nam 10
Namibia - from JHB, CPT or abroad
Fly or drive to Windhoek, then by train to Swakopmund and visit Henties Bay, Dune 7, Omaruru, Moonlandscape, Walvis Bay and much more
Desert Express Luxury Train & Bus Windhoek/ Karibib/ Omaruru/ Swakopmund/ Windhoek
Note: Fly in and out of Namibia
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Burnt amber upholstery, rich golden-red woods and animal motifs are just a few ways to tastefully echo the landscape through which you travel. Desert Express consists of nine coaches, which are permanently linked via a draw bar. This train is highly modern, featuring all the convenience and luxury a traveler could ask for.

Namibia’s unique rail experience offers an overnight weekend get-away from Windhoek to our coastal towns –Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. The Desert Express also offers a seven-day tour from Windhoek to Swakopmund, Etosha and back to Windhoek on selected dates. The tour includes: onboard accommodation, elegant dining and an excursion through Namibia’s magnificent landscape.

The Desert Express offers the following:

Sleeper compartments

24 compartments in total
One compartment sleeps two adults and one child
En-suite shower, toilet and wash basin
Air-conditioned
Cabins convert into a lounge by day and bedroom by night
A small safe is available for valuables

Spitzkoppe Lounge

Full bar services
Air-conditioned
Plush leather couches
Gift shop

 

Welwitschia Restaurant

Three-course meal
Exquisite wine list
Special dietary requirements (by prior arrangement)

 

 

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Conference facilities

Accommodates up to 40 people in the conference layout
Accommodates up to 60 people in cinema layout
Projector and screen
DVD and VCR facilities
Five-CD shuttle
Sound system
Four TV monitors
Additional services

Excursions en-route
Desert Express can be booked as a charter train
Curios are available on-board
Separate accounts are available
Vehicles can be loaded on board and offloaded at your destination (by prior arrangement)

 

Windhoek –Swakopmund Schedule:
Fridays
Winter (Summer)
Check in at Windhoek station. 11:30 (12:30)
Depart. 12:00 (13:00)
Game drive at Oropoko. 15:30 (16:30)
Dinner. 19:00 (19:00)
Overnight at a secure siding.
Breakfast. 07:00 (07:00)
Dune excursion. 08:00 (08:00)
Arrive Swakopmund Saturdays 10:00 (10:00)
Winter time April—September
Dinner 19:00 & 21:00 if two sittings are required
Winter: April - September
Swakopmund—Windhoek Schedule:
Saturdays: Winter & Summer
Check in Swakopmund station. 14:30
Depart 15:00
Late afternoon sundowner.
Dinner. 19:00
Overnight at a siding.
Breakfast. 07:00
Lion feed at Okapuka 08:00
Arrive Windhoek Sundays 10:30

Smoking on The Desert Express is only allowed in demarcated areas.
Please note that passengers are responsible for own transfers to and from the train.

LAY-OUT OF DESERT EXPRESS
Rhino: Power car and storage
Meerkat: 6 compartments - Accommodation coach
Springbok: 6 compartments - Accommodation coach
Oryx: 6 compartments - Accommodation coach
Kokerboom: 6 compartments - Accommodation coach
Spitzkoppe: Lounge and Bar
Welwitschia: Restaurant
Stardune: Bistro Bar
Starview: Function / conference venue

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7 Day Swakopmund & Etosha Holiday

Day 1
14:30 Depart from Windhoek (No lunch) Biltong stop at Okahandja. Dinner & overnight on the train. Train stationary for the night at Kranzberg.
Day 2.
Arrive Walvis Bay. Transfer to yacht club for a dolphin cruise. On the cruise you can make physical contact with the seals. Visit pelican point where you will get close with a colony of Cape fur seals. Have lunch onboard of the cruise and after lunch it’s back to the yacht club and then proceeds by bus to visit the salt pan, and the lagoon where you might see plenty of flamingos and afterwards a visit to dune 7 and then back to Swakopmund. Dinner, overnight & breakfast on the train.
Day 3.
Sightseeing tour around Swakopmund and to the Welwitschia and the moon landscapes with a pick nick lunch in the Desert Depart after lunch depart for Otjiwarongo for overnight on the train.
Day 4.
Depart by bus to Etosha southern gate at Okaukuejo. Check in, lunch, rest and afternoon game drive. Evening can be spent at the spectacular water hole.
Day 5.
After breakfast you will travel to Halali on a slow game drive where you will check in enjoy lunch and rest. Go on afternoon game drive and after dinner you can spend the evening at the water hole.
Day 6.
After breakfast you will go on game drive towards the Namutoni
Gate where you will exist and transfer to the train and departs for Windhoek. Dinner & overnight on train at Otjiwarongo
Day 7.
Depart for Windhoek with breakfast and lunch on the train.
Visit craft market in Okahandja.
Arrive Windhoek at 14:00.

The train is on maintenance yearly in December and January.

Contact & reservations:
E-mail: info@namibweb.com

To book:

1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates

Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
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