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Desert Express was designed and built in Namibia, it took 250 000 man-hours during a period of 18 months to complete the construction of the train. Desert Express has been winding through beautiful Namibia since 03 April 1998, when it was officially launched by the President of Namibia, Dr Sam Nujoma. Reflecting unique colors and textures, this train was unmistakably born in Africa. 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 to minimize coupling and improve ride comfort. Desert Express is highly modern, featuring all the conveniences and luxury a traveler could ask for, while maintaining friendly Namibian hospitality and excellent service

4 day Etosha Break Away

Day 1. Thursday 08:00. Check in Windhoek station. 09:00: depart. Biltong stop at Okahandja. Light lunch on the train. Dinner and overnight at Otjiwarongo on the train

Day 2. 07:00: breakfast. 12:30: lunch. 14:00: train arrive at Dr Sam Nujoma station. 14:30: afternoon game drive in Etosha through King Nehale gate.(App 3 hours) Evening Barbeque on platform. Overnight on train.

Day 3 07h00 breakfast. Early morning game drive (approximately 4 hours). 14h00: train departure for Windhoek. Lunch dinner and overnight on the train.

Day 4. Breakfast and lunch on the train. 11:00:  excursion in Okahandja. 14:00: arrive Windhoek.

6 Day Swakopmund & Etosha Holiday

Day 1. Friday 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 06H30 breakfast. Arrival in Swakopmund. 08h00: excursion by bus to dune 7, Walvis Bay Lagoon and the salt works. Back to Swakopmund for a tour through the town. 14h00: lunch on the train. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight on the train.

Day 3. 06:30: breakfast. 08:00: depart for a tour through the Moon landscapes and the Welwitchia valley. Pick nick lunch. 14:00: depart for Otjiwarongo for overnight on the train.

Day 4. 07:00: depart for Etosha. 12:30: lunch. 14:00: arrive Dr Sam Nujoma station. 14:30:  afternoon game drive in Etosha through King Nehale gate. 19:00: dinner (BBQ) on the platform. Overnight on the train.

Day 5. 07:00: breakfast. 08:30: early game drive. 14:00: train departs for Windhoek . Dinner and overnight on train at Otjiwarongo.

Day 6. Wednesday: depart for Windhoek with breakfast and lunch on the train. 11:00: visit craft market in Okahandja. 14:00: arrive Windhoek .