An Authentic Train Adventure

An Authentic Train Adventure from Molo Africa

By: Molo Africa  08-12-2009
Keywords: Accommodation, africa, Tours


An Authentic African Adventure (via Botswana)

In July every year, this epic 14-day journey travels through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania and is one of the most famous train journeys in the world. This magnificent sojourn will take you through South Africa with short tours of the diamond town of Kimberley and the capital city of Pretoria. Then a two-night stay in a private game lodge in the famous Kruger Park Game area, before crossing into Zimbabwe, with another overnight stop at the Victoria Falls Hotel. After crossing the mighty Zambezi River travel north eastwards through Zambia, joining the Tazara Railway line at Kapiri Mposhe. Enjoy a bush walk and picnic at Kundalilia Falls, and continue the climb towards the Zambian/Tanzanian border, almost the midpoint between Africa’s two Great Rift Valley lakes. Descend into the Rift Valley itself and enjoy spectacular scenery as the train negotiates the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the escarpment. Early on the last day the train passes through the Selous Game Reserve, the largest on the Continent - a vision of timeless Africa shortly before the bustle of arrival in Dar Es Salaam Station.


The most luxurious train in the world

Departure: Scheduled departure dates.
Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights.
Accommodation: Train Suites.
Group Size: Minimum 2.
Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris.





Visas to be purchased and paid for prior to departure for Africa.
Visas are available through booking agents; please check with the relevant embassies
for visa requirements.

Passengers are advised to take anti-malarial precautions as might be prescribed
Trip cancellation insurance is strongly advised

» 09h30     Leave for Cape Town Station for an 11h00 departure on the Rovos Rail Edwardian Train Safari. Arrive in Matjiesfontein at 18h00 with time to explore this Victorian village before dinner and overnight on the train.

Day 2
» 12h30     Lunch with a 14h00 arrival in Kimberley. Visit to the Big Hole and Diamond Museum. Depart Kimberley at 16h00. Dinner and overnight on the train.

Day 3            

» 11h30     Arrive in Pretoria. Light Lunch followed by a city tour of Pretoria with an 18h00 departure from Pretoria.

Day 4
» 11h00     Arrive in Zeerust for full board two-night stay at 5-star Tau Game Lodge.

Day 5
» Early morning game drive, evening game drive or guest activities. Overnight at lodge.  

Day 6
» Early morning game drive. Transfer to the train for a 12h00 departure from Zeerust.

Day 7

» After border formalities travel through Zimbabwe with morning & afternoon lectures provided by the historian.

Day 8
» 11h00     Arrive at the Victoria Falls. Transfer from Station to the Victoria Falls Hotel. 16h00 sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. 18h30 optional African Spectacular Show. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 9
» Day at leisure - tour of the Falls, game of golf, Flight of the Angels, etc. Transfer to the station for a 15h00 departure from the Victoria Falls for Zimbabwe and Zambian border formalities.

Day 10

» 13h30     Pass through Lusaka. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board with lectures in the morning and afternoon.

Day 11     

Arrive in Kanona for a 08h00 brunch outing at Kundalila Falls. Depart from Kanona at 13h00.
Day 12     

Arrive at Nakonde/Tunduma for Zambian/Tanzanian border controls. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.
Day 13    

» 10h00     Arrive in Makambako. Descend spectacular pass to Mlimba.
Day 14    

» 01h00     Arrive in Kiduna and continue the journey through Mzenga to Dar es Salaam. Breakfast on board.
» 10h00     Arrive at Tazara Station, Dar Es Salaam.

Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved. Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

Add-on suggestions:

Included in this safari;
- Accommodation
- Meals and excursions during the train journey
- Alcoholic beverages whilst on board the train

Excluded from this safari;
- Visas
- Items of a personal nature
- Flights (domestic and international)
- All guests must be covered by a fully comprehensive travel insurance policy valid from the date that they confirm the itinerary with Molo Africa

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