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Distance travelled: ±80km09h00 Full-day tour of the ghost town Kolmanskop and Lüderitz, well known for its colonial architecture and wildlife. Lüderitz and Kolmanskop Lüderitz lies at the end of the currently decommissioned railway line to Keetmanshoop.En route we might see the legendary horses that are rumoured to roam the Namib desert as we visit the ghost town of Kolmanskop.
Day five sees guests overnighting at a Sossusvlei lodge, surrounded by the dramatic dunes of the Namib-Naukluft Park, with visits to the natural Sesriem Canyon and the 170m-high star-dune “45”.
The train then travels into the Kalahari Desert where guests spend the next few days visiting the historical towns of Keetmanshoop, Kolmanskop and Lüderitz with a stop at the Fish River Canyon, second in size to the Grand Canyon.
In between, it has formed the great Fish River Canyon – the largest canyon in the southern hemisphere, and probably only second to Arizona’s Grand Canyon in terms of size.
The vast rocky landscape breaks up into a series of spectacular cliffs, formed by the Fish River as it meanders between boulders over half a kilometre below.
The city tour of Windhoek starts with a visit to the Trans Namib Transport Museum.
The museum is situated in the Windhoek Railway Station and was built from 1912 to 1913.
17h00 The train departs for Keetmanshoop for overnight.
Dunes in the Namib The dunes of the Namib Desert were created by sand carried by the wind from the coast of Namibia.
Our last visit is the Namibia Craft Centre in the old Breweries Building.
Distance travelled: ±50km08h30 Transfer to a Sossusvlei lodge in the Namib-Naukluft Park.
After crossing the border, guests enjoy a walking tour of Upington before travelling to Kimberley for a visit to the Big Hole and diamond mine museum village.