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Desert Express

- Desert Express -
Namibia’s unique Rail Experience

Desert Express
Desert Express

Thank you for your interest in Desert Express, Namibia's Unique Rail Experience. We would like to brief you shortly why Desert Express should be an integral part of your agenda on your visit to our magnificent country, Namibia.

Desert Express

Desert Express

As you know, Namibia is renowned for its wide open spaces and superb sunrises and sunsets. The timetable has been specifically designed to coincide with the sunrises and sunsets. Desert Express departs in the early afternoon on Fridays from Windhoek Station and calls at the Oropoko Lodge for a game drive.

Upon returning to the train, enjoy a sundowner in the relaxed atmosphere of the elegant Spitzkoppe lounge as you watch the sun set over the endless plains. Dinner will be served in our spacious Welwitschia restaurant as the train makes its onward journey to overnight at a quiet secure siding.

Desert Express

Desert Express

Early the next morning, Desert Express leaves the siding and continues on its westbound journey. The train will travel through the Namib Desert and stop for a Dune Excursion. The dunes are really unique! The train will then proceed on to its final destination, Swakopmund.

On the eastbound journey from Swakopmund that departs on Saturdays. A late afternoon will allow you to hve a relaxing sundwner. Once back on the train, the evening and a superb three course dinner is on offer for you to enjoy and savour. The next morning we arrive at Okapuka Game Ranch, where you will wittness the lion feeding. The train arrives at the historical Windhoek Station.

Desert Express

The train has twenty-four compartments -- each accommodating one, two or three passengers. The compartments are fully air-conditioned and heated and have en-suite facilities as standard. Passengers have access to an elegant lounge, unique bistro bar and spacious restaurant that will serve the best in Namibian cuisine. Uniquely shaped large windows throughout the train include the traveller in the wide open spaces.

Desert Express

Desert Express is operational since 3 April 1998.

INTERESTING INFORMATION REGARDING DESERT EXPRESS

Desert Express was designed and built in Namibia, and it took 250 000 manhours during a period of 18 months to complete the construction of the train. The workforce consisted of 40 skilled artisans, 3 supervisors, 2 technical superintendents and 2 senior engineers. Where possible, Namibian products and skills were used. Desert Express was launched on 3 April 1998 by the President of Namibia, Dr Sam Nujoma.

 

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

Bristo Bar

Starview

Function/Conference Venue

 

The nine coaches are permanently linked via drawbar to minimise coupling and for improved ride comfort.

 

VIP’s on board Desert Express

Include Namibia’s President, Dr Sam Nujoma, our Prime Minister, Mr Hage Geingob, Frank Fredericks, Namibian Olympic Sprinter, Professor Christiaan Barnard, wellknown South African heart surgeon, Michelle McClean, who was crowned Ms Universe and is now a presenter on MNet, Benvinda from Namibia, who won the  “M-Net’s Face of Africa” in 1999, Ms Penny Heyns, Olympic swimmer from RSA, Andre Joubert, Springbok Rugby player, Casper de Vries, wellknown entertainer and Ferdinand Rabie, the winner of the first Big Brother television series in South Africa.

 

CHECK IN TIMES

Please note that check-in time is 30 minutes prior to departure, where you will be handed your boarding pass.

 

Windhoek

Windhoek Station, Barnhof Street, Windhoek

Swakopmund

Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre

THE ROUTE:

 

 

Windhoek –Swakopmund Schedule:
 

Friday
Winter

Friday
Summer

Check in at Windhoek station

11:30

12:30

Depart

12:00

13:00

Welcome drink and open sandwiches

 

 

Game drive at Oropoko Lodge

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 station Saturday

10:00

10:00

*Dinner 19:00 & 21:00 if two sittings are required

THE ROUTE:

 

Swakopmund—Windhoek Schedule:
 

Saturdays
Winter & summer

Check in at Swakopmund Station

14:30

Depart

15:00

Welcome drink and open sandwiches

 

Late afternoon sundowner

 

Dinner *

19:00

Overnight at secure siding

 

Breakfast

07:00

Lion feed at Okapuka

08:00

Arrive Windhoek Sunday

10:30

Guests must arrange their own transfer to and from the train

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