An epic 14 days luxury train journey through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia & Tanzania, one of the most famous trips in the world. The perfect choice for anyone's bucket list!!
The luxurious Train Journey takes us from Cape Town to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, the diamond mines of Kimberley & the capital city of Pretoria, each including short tours followed by two nights in the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Travellers will overnight in Zimbabwe at the 5 Star Victoria Falls Hotel before crossing the mighty Zambezi River & enjoying a bush walk. The train descends into the Great Rift Valley with some amazing sights negotiating the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the.
We pass through the Selous Game Reserve, largest on the continent and a vision of timeless Africa.
- Cape Town.
- Klein and Great Karoo.
- Kimberley Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum.
- Pretoria – Jacaranda City.
- Game lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve.
- Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania.
- Victoria Falls.
- Zambezi River sunset cruise.
- Chisimba Falls in Zambia.
- Great Rift Valley.
- Selous Game Reserve.
- Dar es Salaam.
What makes the Rovos Rail Train Journeys unique?
- Most luxurious train in the world.
- Best way to tour Southern & Eastern Africa with ultimate luxury and privacy.
- All meals and drinks included on board (incl. alcoholic drinks).
- Doctor & Hairdresser on board.
- Excursions included in your journey.
- 24 hr room service.
All Meals & Drinks on Board
13 Nights / 14 Days
CAPE TOWN - DAR ES SALAAM
11h00 - Depart Cape Town Station on the Pride of Africa, Rovos Rail.
18h00 - Stop at Matjiesfontein to explore the quaint village. Dinner and overnight on the train.
14h00 - Stop for a tour of Kimberley’s Big Hole & Diamond Mine Museum. 10 minutes after departing Kimberley you will see a shallow lake on the left-hand side of the train. On most occasions, there are spectacular flocks of Lesser Flamingos here (approx 23 000). Travel towards the Highveld. Dinner and overnight on board.
10h00 - We arrive at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Enjoy a walking tour of the station & workshops (weather permitting) followed by lunch on the platform & a city tour of Pretoria.
18h00 - We depart for Zeerust in the North West Province. Dinner and overnight on board.
11h00 - Stop at Zeerust and transfer to Madikwe Reserve for a 2 night stay at TAU Game Lodge. Afternoon game drive (approx 3 hours). Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Guests enjoy an early morning and afternoon game drive as well as other guest activities. Overnight at the lodge.
One last early morning game drive followed by breakfast.
10h30 - We depart for Botswana with border formalities en route to Gaborone.
13h30 - Depart Gaborone & travel to Plumtree for border formalities and overnight.
We have the day at leisure on board. Lectures will be given during the morning and/or afternoon by the on-board historian. We pass Gwaai and Dete along one of Africa’s longest stretches of straight railway line & along the eastern edge of the Hwange National Park where you will find occasional sightings of animals. The train travels toward Thompson’s Junction for the overnight stop.
12h00 - Arrive at the Victoria Falls and walk across to the hotel.
16h00 - Enjoy a sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River. Dinner at Jungle Junction. Overnight at the hotel.
You have the day at leisure in Victoria Falls with a range of activities on offer (tour of Falls, helicopter over Falls, elephant-back safari, walk with lions, whitewater rafting, bungee-jumping, golf, etc).
16h00 - Depart Victoria Falls and cross the bridge to Livingstone, Zambia.
Day at leisure on board. Lectures will be given during the morning and/or afternoon by an on-board historian. The train continues across the Kafue railway bridge towards Kapiri Mposhi, the start of the TAZARA railway line.
You have the day at leisure on the train. Lectures will be given during the course of the morning and/or afternoon by the on-board historian. The train passes through Serenje and Mpika to Kasama.
08h00 - Disembark at Kasama for a morning excursion to the Chisimba Falls.
11h00 - Depart Kasama and continue towards the Tanzanian border.
09h00 - Arrive at Makambako where and enjoy a stroll through the town – time permitting.
10h30 - The train travels towards Mlimba and descends into the Rift Valley, through the Udzungwa Mountains, negotiating tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the escarpment.
Enjoy the day at leisure on the train with lectures by an on-board historian.
06h30 - Depart Gwata and travel east towards the coast.
07h00 - Breakfast.
10h00 - The train arrives at journey’s end in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
*In 2015, the journey will be changed to 15 days to include a game drive in the Selous. Depending upon the railway’s capacity this trip could be routed northwards through Beitbridge and Zimbabwe.
All suites are spacious and offer travel in privacy, comfort and luxury, with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. All equipped with a writing surface, personal safe & bar fridge filled with beverages of the passengers’ choice.
The Pullman Suite (±7 sq metres)
Equipped with a comfortable sofa-seat during the day with a conversion to double/twin beds for the evening. The suite features an en-suite bathroom with shower, hair dryers and shaver plugs.
The Deluxe Suites (±10 sq metres)
Accommodates two passengers in twin/double beds with a lounge area & en-suite bathroom with shower, hair dryers and shaver plugs.
The Royal Suites (±16 sq metres)
Each Royal Suite takes up half a carriage. These spacious suites each has its own private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower, hair dryers and shaver plugs. Royal Suites can accommodate two people by eitherside-by-side twin or spacious double beds.
Facilities in Suites:
- Bath* (Royal Suite only)
- Air conditioner
- Heated towel rail
- Fire extinguisher
- Luggage rack
- Plug points/shaver plugs
- Hair dryer
- Tea drawer
- Dressing gown and slippers
- Laundry bag
- Shoe bag
- Writing desk
- Internal telephone system
- Room service