int(125932) Wildlife Adventure in Namibia | Smithsonian Journeys
 
The iconic red dunes of Namibia
The iconic red dunes of Namibia

Wildlife Adventure in NamibiaPrivate Train Exploration Aboard Desert Express

Oct 15 - 27, 2014
Discover Namibia on this exciting new adventure, aboard the privately chartered train, Desert Express
Starting at $10,495
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Okapuka Ranch and Lodge
Windhoek, Namibia
The Okapuka Ranch and Lodge is located a little ways north of Windhoek. Bungalows are spread out from the main building, which houses the restaurant and outdoor covered lounge. Rooms are comfortable but simple, with no television or telephone, and basic bathroom amenities, including hair dryer. There is a small outdoor swimming pool but no other exercise equipment. Free wi-fi is available in the main building. Arriving a day early gives one the opportunity to rest up after a long journey and explore the ranch a little on foot.

Namib Desert Lodge
Namib Desert, Namibia
The Namib Desert Lodge is set against an ancient fossilized sand dune. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and nicely decorated, but without television or telephone. Again, basic bathroom amenities are included, including a hair dryer. The hotel features a restaurant with both indoor and outdoor dining (exquisite under the desert stars!), poolside bar, and a large outdoor swimming pool. Internet access is not available anywhere in the lodge.

Mokuti Lodge
Etosha National Park, Namibia
The Mokuti Lodge is a beautiful resort-style lodge located just outside the eastern gate of Etosha National Park. Rooms are very spacious and comfortable and have both a television and a telephone. There are two outdoor pools and a poolside bar, and the restaurant features both outdoor and indoor dining.

Kalahari Sands Hotel
Windhoek, Namibia
The 4-star Kalahari Sands Hotel is located in the heart of the city, a perfect location for exploring on your own. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with satellite TV, telephone, hair dryer, and Wi-Fi internet access for a fee.

Desert Express Private Train
The Desert Express is without a doubt the most comfortable way to cover the great distances required to see much of Namibia. With only 24 cabins split over 4 cars, accommodations are spacious and comfortable. Each cabin has two lower berths that convert into three chairs during the day. Each compartment also has a private shower, toilet and pivoting washbasin with hot and cold water with good water pressure, individually controlled air conditioning, an electrical outlet (220 volts), and a hair dryer. The Weltwitschia Restaurant Car serves hearty Namibian and international cuisine, and the Sptizkoppe Lounge Car provides a comfortable spot to sip a cold drink as you pass through the desert.