Somewhat of a misnomer, the luxury Namibia Desert Express actually takes 22 hours to cover the 350km from Windhoek to Swakopmund, but that allows you plenty of time to appreciate the train’s opulence and gaze at the desert landscape through vast windows, while reclining in soft leather seats. The en-suite sleeping compartments are supremely comfortable; the three-course dinner and extensive breakfast included in the price are delicious; and there’s video entertainment and a well-stocked bar to keep you occupied, leaving you little time to actually sleep. The tour also includes a stopover at Okapuka Ranch, north of Windhoek, for some game-viewing activity.

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