The Desert Express, which started running between Windhoek and Swakopmund in the middle of 2019, but had to suspend operations because of COVID, is starting up again later this month.
Reminiscent of the GM Aeroliner that ran across America in the 1950s, the experimental design is most obvious in the interiors and the geometric-shaped windows. One can only imagine this sleek train crossing the Namib Desert.
The three-day trip costs R6,160 per person sharing, and the one-way trip R4,400. After leaving Windhoek, there is a stop for a game drive, and later on, a “Biltong and Droewors stop at Okahandja.” Before arriving at Swakopmund, there is a dune excursion.
Currently the train is scheduled for the last weekend of each month (Friday-Sunday). For more details on the train and the next trip, on 16 October, click here.