SWA Safaris Fleet
"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list."
Susan Santog
But bear in mind: the bumpy road conditions frequently result in the air conditioning unit malfunctioning and more importantly, air conditioning is not healthy.

En route frequent stops are made for sightseeing and to photograph. The significant difference in temperature in- and outside the bus can easily result in colds, bronchitis and temporary circulation problems. Besides this, the noise created by a running air conditioner can be most distracting during game drives. As the health and well being of our guests is our primary concern, at SWA Safaris we believe that it would be more sensible to equip our buses only with forced air ventilation and sliding windows but we have to meet the wishes of our clients.

About Our Buses

With relatively few tarred roads in Namibia, travel is predominantly on dust and gravel roads. Luxury buses in the Neoplan style and those with air suspension are totally unsuitable for Namibian road conditions given the limited space between the chassis and the road surface.

In order to overcome the road conditions most favourably, SWA Safaris buses are built on special bus chassis which are considerably higher than the normal bus chassis, allowing the driver to manage the frequent dips, thick sand and gravel much better. The bodywork is specially built for SWA Safaris in Cape Town. The interior complies without limitations to the requirements of a luxury bus: ample leg room, reclining ‘Vogel’ seats imported from Germany, a vanity rack and cooler for refreshment drinks. Each bus has a separate luggage compartment designed and enclosed to restrict dust penetration. Total dust prevention cannot be guaranteed.

All the vehicles in the SWA Safaris Fleet have air-conditioning except the 2 15-seater - and sliding windows, important aspect for photographers.

Fleet List

  • 1x VW Sprinter with air-conditioning and sliding windows

    • 10 seats (excluding driver/guide)
    • Max. 10 people, 9 window seats.
  • 1x VW Sprinter with air-conditioning and sliding windows

    • 9 seater (excluding driver/guide)
    • All window seats
  • 2x 15-Seater Mercedes Buses with forced air ventilation and sliding windows

    • 15 seater (excluding driver/ guide)
    • Max.14 people, 9 window seats
  • 2x 16-Seater Mercedes Buses with air-conditioning and sliding windows

    • 16 seats (excluding driver/guide)
    • Max. 16 people, 10 window seats
  • 1x 18-Seater MAN Bus with air-conditioning and sliding windows

    • 18 seats (excluding driver/guide)
    • Max. 17 people, 11 window seats.
  • 2x 24-Seater MAN Buses with air-conditioning and sliding windows

    • 24 seats (excluding driver/guide)
    • Max. 23 people, 12 window seats.
  • 2x 27-Seater Mercedes Buses with air-conditioning and sliding windows

    • 27 seats (excluding driver/guide)
    • Max. 26 people, 13 window seats
  • 4x 38-Seater Mercedes Buses with air-conditioning and sliding windows

    • 38 seater (excluding driver/guide)
    • Max. 38 people, 19 window seats
  • 2x 39-Seater Mercedes Buses with air-conditioning and sliding windows

    • 39 seater (excluding driver/guide)
    • Max. 38 people, 19 window seats
  • 6x VW Micro Buses with air-conditioning and sliding windows

    • 7 seater (excluding driver/guide)
    • Max. 5 people to ensure a window seat for each passenger and ample room for luggage
  • 1x 12-Seater IVECO Bus with air-conditioning and sliding windows

    • 12 seater (excluding driver/ guide
    • Max. 11 people, 7 window seats