Namibian Reservations has announced that the Desert Express train will be operational again from the end of June.
Details about the weekend Windhoek-Swakopmund have been released, with passengers able to choose either a one-way or return trip.
Day 1- Fridays
Check-in will take place at the Windhoek Railway Station at 11h00. Guests can visit the Railway Museum before boarding at 12h30, where welcoming drinks and lunch will be served. At 14h00 the train stops at Okapuka Ranch for a game drive followed by a stop at Okahandja for biltong and droe wors. An à la carte dinner is served at 19h00 before the train stops overnight at a secure siding.
Day 2- Saturdays
Breakfast is served en route to Swakopmund, followed by a dune excursion at 08h00 before arriving at Swakopmund railway station to disembark. After check-in and departure at 13h30, guests will be served lunch. A late afternoon sundowner at Stingbank is followed by a braai or poitjie at a secure siding at 19h00.
Day 3 – Sundays
Breakfast en route to Okahandja starts at 07h00 followed by a visit to the Okahandja craft market. At 11h00 passengers arrive at Okapuka where they will see cheetah feeding and enjoy a buffet lunch. On returning to Windhoek, guests will disembark.