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Rovos Rail - The Pride of Africa

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Dar Es Salaam
An authentic African adventure
Trip Highlights & Features
World Class Comfort and Style
Simple Elegance of cuisine and services
Tours of Cape Winelands, Cape Peninsula, Matjiestfontein, Kimberley, Big Hole, Pretoria Ngorongoro Crater, Victoria Falls
2 Nights at Private Game Lodge in Kruger Game Reserve
Game drives in Serengeti, Kirawira, Ngorongoro Crater, Kapama, Selous, and Thornybush Game Reserves
Personal room service and air conditioning available onboard in every suite

Ever year, this epic 14-day journey travels through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia & Tanzania and is one of the most famous train journeys in the world. In 2014, thanks to the popularity of this trip, we will run a total of six trips.


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, & 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 & enjoy spectacular scenery as the train negotiates the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the escarpment.


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.

Schedule and Fares
Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam
Cape Town • Pretoria • Victoria Falls • Kanona • Dar Es Salaam

Depature dates


July 1, 2017

September 30, 2017

January 13, 2018

February 24, 2018

June 30, 2018

August 18, 2018

September 29, 2018

Day 1
Transfer to Station for departure on the Rovos Rail Edwardian Train Safari.
11:00am Depart Cape Town Station.
6:00pm Arrive Matjiesfontein, time to explore this Victorian village before dinner and overnight on the train.

Day 2
1:00pm Arrive Kimberley. Lunch at the Kimberley Club and visit to the Big Hole and Diamond Museum with historic tram ride.
5:20pm Depart Kimberley. Dinner and overnight on the train.

Day 3
11:30am Arrive Pretoria. Light Lunch followed by a City Tour.
6:00pm Depart Pretoria.

Day 4
11:00am Arrive Hoedspruit for full board two-night stay at 5-star Thornybush or Kapama Game Lodge.

Day 5
Optional early morning game drive, evening game drive or guest activities. Overnight at lodge.

Day 6
Early morning game drive.
12:00pm Depart Hoedspruit.
11:00pm Arrive Beit Bridge for border formalities.

Day 7
Travel through Zimbabwe. Lectures by historian in the morning and afternoon.

Day 8
11:00am Arrive Victoria Falls. Transfer from Station to the Victoria Falls Hotel. Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River. 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.
4:00pm Depart Victoria Falls.
5:30pm Arrive Livingstone for border formalities.

Day 10
1:30pm Pass through Lusaka. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board with lectures in the morning and afternoon.

Day 11
8:00am Brunch outing at Kundalila Falls.
1:00pm Depart Kanona. Dinner on board. Pass through Mpika and Kasama overnight.

Day 12
2:00pm Arrive Nakonde/Tunduma for Zambian/Tanzanian border control. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.

Day 13
10:00am Arrive Makambako. Descend spectacular pass to Mlimba.

Day 14
1:00am Arrive Kiduna and continue journey through Mzenga to Dar es Salaam. Breakfast on board.
10:00am Arrive Tazara Station, Dar Es Salaam.

Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town
Dar Es Salaam • Kanona • Victoria Falls • Pretoria • Cape Town

Departure dates


July 18, 2017

October 17, 2017

January 30, 2018

March 13, 2018

July 17, 2018

September 4, 2018

October 16, 2018

Day 1
Transfer from hotel to Tazara Station, Dar Es Salaam for departure on the Edwardian Train Safari. 12:00pm


Train departs Dar Es Salaam, dinner and overnight on train.

Day 2
4:30pm Arrive Makambako en route to Tunduma. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.


Day 3
7:00am Arrive Tunduma/Nakonde for the Tanzanian / Zambian border control.

Day 4
8:00am Arrive Kanona. Brunch outing at Kundalila Falls. Depart. 12:00pm


Dinner on board. Pass through Lusaka.

Day 5
12h00 Pass through Kafue and Choma. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.

Day 6
9:00am Arrive Livingstone for Zimbabwean border formalities before arriving Victoria Falls.12:00am Transfer to the Victoria Falls Hotel.


Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. African Spectacular Show. Dinner and overnight at the Victoria Falls Hotel.

Day 7
Day at leisure-tour of the Falls, game of golf, Flight of the Angels, river rafting, etc. Transfer to Station. 5:00pm Depart Victoria Falls. Dinner and overnight on the train.


Day 8
8:00am Pass by Bulawayo on route to Beitbridge with breakfast, lunch and dinner on board. Overnight on train.

Day 9
Breakfast & lunch on board.
6:00pm Arrive Hoedspruit and transfer to 5-star Thornybush or Kapama Game Lodge for full board two-night stay.

Day 10
After breakfast, guest activities i.e. Guided walk or game drive. Overnight stay Kapama or Thornybush.

Day 11
Afternoon visit to Wild Dog and Cheetah Project.
6:00pm Depart Hoedspruit on the Pride of Africa via Nelspruit to Pretoria.

Day 12
10:00am Arrive Pretoria. Light lunch, City Tour of Pretoria. 4:30pm Depart Pretoria for Cape Town.

Day 13
10:00am Arrive Kimberley. Visit to the Big Hole and the Diamond museum with historic tram ride.

Day 14
8:30am Arrive Matjiesfontein for tour of the Village.
6:00pm Arrive Cape Town Station.

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Prices are per person in U.S. Currency and include all taxes and fees. Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices include accommodation, most meals and excursions during the train journey, as well as alcoholic beverages while aboard the train.


Visas to be purchased and paid for prior to departure for Africa. 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.

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