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NAMIBIA DESERT EXPRESS TRAIN. 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


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Namibia Desert Express Train

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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.


Namibia Desert Express with Coastal Dunes in the background 







In General:

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 evening.

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.



Namibia Desert Express Passenger Car Transport Wagon

Vehicle Transport

Namibia Desert Express Lounge Bar

Lounge Bar

Namibia Desert Express Dining Car

Dining Car

Namibia Desert Express Conference Car

Conference Car

Namibia Desert Express Sleeper Cabin

Sleeper Cabin


Handicapped Persons intending to travel on the Namibia Desert Express need inform the carrier in advance of any ailments, disabilities etc. well in advance, especially if this may cause a problem during the guest's trip, or when partaking in any of the offered excursions. This needs to be advised well in advance of your trip.


Transfers: Please note that the agent / or passengers themselves are responsible for all own transfers, to and from the respective train stations and airports. Kindly book transfers directly accordingly or make your own alternative arrangements. This is with reference to the transfers outside of the package and which are not included.


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