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Travel through four African countries in style as you take the super-luxurious Rovos Rail from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam and relive the days when a more glamorous approach to travel was taken.

It's an unforgettable trip through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania - watching as the landscapes change along the way with stopovers in many fascinating destinations en route.

It's not all about the train journey though: you'll enjoy a few days in Cape Town before the trip and you'll end your journey off at a classic beach retreat on the exotic Indian Ocean island of Pemba.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city of Cape Town whilst staying at the most exclusive boutique hotel in the city
  • See Table Mountain, beaches & vineyards
  • Travel on the world's most luxurious train
  • See the highlights of 4 African countries
  • Stop at fascinating destinations en route
  • Enjoy a 2-night, malaria-free Big 5 safari
  • Take a tour of mighty Victoria Falls
  • End off with a tropical island retreat
  • Scuba dive & snorkel the Indian Ocean
  • Relax on powder-sand beaches

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in the Mother City

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you'll be met and transferred to Ellerman House, your home for the following four nights. Situated on the fashionable Atlantic Seaboard in quiet Bantry Bay, this is the perfect location from which to explore the vibrant city of Cape Town.
Days 2-3

Explore and discover the Mother City

There are many ways to spend your days in this diverse city. Bask in the sun on the famous city beaches, enjoy a hike up Table Mountain (or take the cable car if you don't feel up to the climb), take a cultural township tour or go on a tour to the beautiful Cape Winelands and sample some of the region's exquisite wines.

If you're up for a bit of shopping, there's no better place than the V&A Waterfront with its wide range of high-end stores and boutiques. A visit to the V&A's Two Oceans Aquarium comes highly recommended, as does a ferry trip out to Robben Island for a tour around the island's infamous prison. Many hours can be spent strolling around the city centre, relaxing at the pavement cafes and browsing local shops.

Day 4

Board your luxury Rovos train

Today you will travel to Cape Town's central train station where you'll board the Rovos Rail Pride of Africa. This famous train - perhaps better viewed as a luxury hotel on wheels - will be your home for the next 14 nights.

Days 5-17

Watch the landscape roll by

The Rovos Rail Epic Africa Train Journey winds through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Africa. The train passes through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and on through Tanzania to its final destination - Dar es Salaam - stopping along the way so you can do some exploring and sightseeing on scheduled tours and excursions: highlights include a two-night Big 5 safari in Madikwe, history lectures, museum visits and a tour of Victoria Falls.

Sit back and take in the scenery from the comfort of the lounge and viewing area, enjoy delicious meals in the restaurants or nap in your comfortable compartment - every day will provide new views, stories and experiences.

Day 18

Disembark the train and fly to Pemba

Arrive in Dar es Salaam today, a bustling port city on Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast. After disembarking, you'll transfer to the airport and board a scheduled flight to the island of Pemba. Here you'll be met and transferred to The Fundu Lagoon Resort on the island's south-west coast. The last days of your tour will be spent here, relaxing in a tropical beach paradise.

Day 19-21

Sun, sand, and beach on Pemba

After a long train journey, this is truly the perfect place to kick back and unwind. Spend your days soaking up the sun in this idyllic destination, lounging on powdery beaches and swimming in warm tropical waters.

Pamper yourself at the Fundu Fusion Spa, enjoying a range of relaxing treatments and massages or just relax on the resort's beautiful and exclusive beach or beside the infinity pool.

If you feel like getting active, the resort offers a wide range of exciting activities. Go scuba diving or snorkelling, enjoy a dhow cruise or take a historical tour of the capital of Pemba.

In the evenings you can look forward to exquisite dining and the chance to see this exotic resort transform into a romantic's candlelit paradise.

Day 22

Set off for Dar es Salaam

After one last breakfast in paradise, your transfer will take you back to the airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam. Here you can catch your connecting flight back home or continue your travels with another Go2Africa journey.

Inclusions

  • 3 nights at Ellerman House on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 14 days on the Rovos Rail on a fully inclusive basis
  • 4 nights at Fundu Lagoon on a fully inclusive basis
  • Return transfer from Chake Chake Airport to Fundu Lagoon

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $13810

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences: an epic train journey and a barefoot beach experience that combines glamourous style with African elegance."

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