Ride the Rail: Train Journey through the Heart of Africa for Two

Ride the Rail: Train Journey through the Heart of Africa for Two

Cape Town, South Africa

$23,200

“A private railway is not an acquired taste, one takes to it immediately” Elenor Robson Belmont

Why we love it

Experience the elegance of luxurious rail travel reflecting back to a golden era of African exploration. Rovos Rail’s unique luxury train journeys combine the glamour of private suite travel, with views of some of the world’s most stunning scenery. This epic 15-day adventure will see you travel from Cape Town to Dar-es-Salam; a journey that goes right through the heart of Africa.

What's Included?

  • Embark on a 15 day expedition of sub-Saharan Africa leading from Cape Town to Dar-es-Salam
  • Relax in your own suite onboard the one of Rovos Rail's award winning trains
  • Spoil yourself with five-star, local cuisine from the comfort of the formal dining room
  • Explore the many faces of Africa with overnight stays in the world famous Victoria Falls Hotel and the Madikwe Game Reserve

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  • Further indulge with a complimentary bottle of the world-renowned Vin de Constance sent to your home

Description

Rovos Rail offers, quite possibly, the world’s most luxurious trains. From its elegant private suites, to the discreet and friendly service, five-star cuisine, as well as a selection of the finest South African wines, Rovos Rail harks back to the golden era of rail travel, and the romance of African exploration.

Your private suite is elegantly designed with handsome wood-panelling and period Edwardian features. Each has its own private lounge area and full en-suite bathroom. During your stay, an enthusiastic team of chefs will attend to your culinary needs, with a particular emphasis on using local ingredients and preparing traditional African dishes, such as game specialities.

On this epic journey from Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam, guests will enjoy absolutely stunning natural scenery. Passing through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania, the 15-day adventure will create memories to last a lifetime. You will visit the world's largest man-made excavation; the Big Hole, spend two nights in South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve, and stay in one of the world's best known luxury hotels: the Victoria Falls Hotel. A highlight of the journey comes as the train descends into the magnificent Rift Valley. Witness outstanding views as the train negotiates the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the spectacular escarpment. Your trip will end in bustling Dar es Salaam.

Description

Rovos Rail offers, quite possibly, the world’s most luxurious trains. From its elegant private suites, to the discreet and friendly service, five-star cuisine, as well as a selection of the finest South African wines, Rovos Rail harks back to the golden era of rail travel, and the romance of African exploration.

Your private suite is elegantly designed with handsome wood-panelling and period Edwardian features. Each has its own private lounge area and full en-suite bathroom. During your stay, an enthusiastic team of chefs will attend to your culinary needs, with a particular emphasis on using local ingredients and preparing traditional African dishes, such as game specialities.

On this epic journey from Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam, guests will enjoy absolutely stunning natural scenery. Passing through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania, the 15-day adventure will create memories to last a lifetime. You will visit the world's largest man-made excavation; the Big Hole, spend two nights in South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve, and stay in one of the world's best known luxury hotels: the Victoria Falls Hotel. A highlight of the journey comes as the train descends into the magnificent Rift Valley. Witness outstanding views as the train negotiates the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the spectacular escarpment. Your trip will end in bustling Dar es Salaam.

We also recommend

  • Enjoy the fascinating Marie Rowdon museum in Majiesfontein
  • While in Pretoria, head to the inspiring Church Square
  • At Dar-es-Salam, enjoy the traditional Mwenge carvers' market

Additional Information

This experience is valid for booking within 6 months from the date of issue.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 8 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

This experience, which spans 15 days, includes 12 nights on board a Rovos Rail trail, three meals daily (with all alcoholic and other beverages), 24-hour full room service and bar facilities, a limited laundry service. Two off-train nights' accommodation are included (one in Victoria Falls Hotel and one on the Madikwe Game Reserve), which includes meals without beverages.

To give you maximum flexibility with your trip, flights are not included.

Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

There are no refunds offered on cancellations made within two months of the beginning of the trip.

We also recommend

  • Enjoy the fascinating Marie Rowdon museum in Majiesfontein
  • While in Pretoria, head to the inspiring Church Square
  • At Dar-es-Salam, enjoy the traditional Mwenge carvers' market

Additional Information

This experience is valid for booking within 6 months from the date of issue.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 8 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

This experience, which spans 15 days, includes 12 nights on board a Rovos Rail trail, three meals daily (with all alcoholic and other beverages), 24-hour full room service and bar facilities, a limited laundry service. Two off-train nights' accommodation are included (one in Victoria Falls Hotel and one on the Madikwe Game Reserve), which includes meals without beverages.

To give you maximum flexibility with your trip, flights are not included.

Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

There are no refunds offered on cancellations made within two months of the beginning of the trip.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

South Africa

Tanzania

Cape Town South Africa

Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Ride the Rail: Train Journey through the Heart of Africa for Two

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