Desert Express Train
Crossing the Namib Desert between Windhoek and Swakopmund
once weekly, subject to availability. Indulge yourself supremely on board
the Desert Express enjoying the finest three course meals , the choicest of
wines and views into the unparalleled beauty of the Namibian landscape. Take
the break you deserve.
The Desert Express travels, subject to availability:
Fridays: Windhoek to Swakopmund
Saturdays: Swakopmund to Windhoek
Namibia Desert Express
and Your Vehicle:
Should you consider a 1-way journey only and want to take your vehicle on
the train - Sprinter sized buses - Caravelle sized buses - Kombis and normal
sedan cars can be loaded on the train for the 1-way journey at an extra
charge of N$450 per vehicle, nett. Indemnity forms must be completed by you
and the arrangement made in advance.
All compartments are strictly Non-Smoking.
NB: Smoking on the Desert Express is only allowed in the demarcated area.
Namibia Desert Express - Meals on Board:
Dinner: Guests have 1 choice of a
starter, 1 choice of a main course and 1 choice of dessert. This need not be
pre-selected and each person can have their own choice / selection on the
The restaurant car can seat a maximum of 29 guests at one sitting. and if
the train is fully booked then 2 sittings will be necessary.
The 1st sitting at 19h00
The 2nd sitting at 21h00, if such case arises
Children ages 4 to 12 have dinner at the Bistro at 18h00
Breakfast: is served from 07h00 - 08h00
on a first come first served basis.
Lunch: On longer trips, e.g. Etosha & 6
day tours a set menu buffet style lunch is served to accommodate all
passengers to eat at the same time.
On shorter trips, e.g. Windhoek to Swakopmund &
visa versa, open sandwiches are served during lunchtime travel time.
Special Dietary Preferences:
Whilst the menus make provision for 'basic'
vegetarians, it is crucial that you advise in advance should you have any
specific dietary requirements that need to be catered for.
There is a special menu catering for Halaal, but this requirement must be
advised of well in advance.