Rail is one of the most indulgent and comfortable ways to travel – with a spacious suite all to yourself, you can pass the days reading or catching up with fellow travellers in the lounge cars while the beauty of Southern Africa’s varied landscapes rushes by, while by night you are lulled into a refreshing sleep by the gentle ‘clickety-clack’ on the wheels on the tracks. This journey invites you to spend 15 days on Rovos Rail, travelling in grand style and luxury on a unique journey from Cape Town in South Africa to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
From the scenic splendour of Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain, you make your way through the mysterious Karoo, visiting the historic towns of Matjiesfontein and Kimberley along the way. The tracks then take you to the Highveld, with a stop in Pretoria before you embark on a 2-day Big 5 safari at the luxurious Tau Game Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve.
Continue through Botswana and Zimbabwe on your way to the iconic Victoria Falls, where you spend two days enjoying a host of exciting adventure activities at this Natural Wonder of the World. Cross the bridge over the Zambezi River and enter Zambia, visiting Chishimba Falls on your way through the country to Tanzania. Descend the spectacular passes into the Great Rift Valley before traversing the enormous expanse of the Selous Game Reserve, finally arriving at the tropical East African coast at Dar es Salaam – the ‘City of Peace’.