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The Desert Express travels between Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, and Swakopmund, the country's premier coastal resort. The train departs from Windhoek on Fridays and from Swakopmund on Saturdays. Longer journeys to Etosha are also available.
Desert Express (Windhoek Railway Station, Bahnhof St., Windhoek. 011/913–2442. www.jbtours.co.za.)