18 Days Rovos Rail - Daar es Salaam To Cape Town Package

18 Days Rovos Rail - Daar es Salaam To Cape Town Package

$18,219 (Per Adult)

$1,012 (Per Adult) / Day

(Includes)

  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Accomodation
  • Sightseeing

Duration18 day(s)

LocationTanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa

Start PointDar es Salaam

End PointCape Town

AvailabilityJun 03 , 2019 to Dec 31 , 2020

No Add-ons for this package

Summary

This epic 15-day train journey travels through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania and is one of the most famous in the world. The sojourn begins in Cape Town taking guests to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, the diamond town of Kimberley and the capital city of Pretoria for short tours followed by two nights in the Madikwe Game Reserve*. Continue through Botswana into Zimbabwe where guests overnight at the Victoria Falls Hotel. After crossing the mighty Zambezi River, the train joins the Tazara line in Zambia and continues to Chisimba Falls where guests enjoy a bush walk. The train climbs to the Tanzanian border then descends into the Great Rift Valley negotiating the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the spectacular escarpment. Climbing again, it traverses the Selous Game Reserve – the largest on the continent and a vision of timeless Africa – before the bustling arrival in Dar es Salaam the following day. Available in reverse. Accommodation in a Pullman Suite - Fully exclusive (excluding certain beverages) Plus: 3 nights accommodation extension in Cape Town and activities included

Activities

  • Scenic Drive
  • Township tour
  • Game drive
  • Bird Watching
  • Culture

Physical Condition

  • Suitable For Seniors

Connectivity

  • WiFi and phone coverage at most lodges

Day-by-day Description

Day 1ROVOS RAIL STATION

12h00 The Pride of Africa departs Dar es Salaam and travels the TAZARA line. During the late afternoon the train passes through the Selous Game Reserve – the largest in Africa at 55 000km². For a few hours wild animals can be seen from the train. Overnight on board at Mlimba. (Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30) Accommodation in a Pullman Suite - Fully exclusive (excluding certain beverages)

Location

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Day 2SELOUS GAME RESERVE

Activities Included

Game drive Bird Watching

Game visit in the Selous Reserve (time permitting). Descend into the Udzungwa Mountains and Rift Valley.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Tanzania

Day 3Makambako

The train travels the Rift Valley to Makambako. 09h00 Guests may enjoy a stroll through the town of Makambako – time permitting. Day at leisure on board. Lectures will be given during the course of the morning and/or afternoon by the on-board historian as the train travels via Mbeya to Tunduma for the overnight stop.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Location

Tanzania

Day 4Chisimba Falls

Tanzanian and Zambian border formalities take place. 14h30 Disembark at Kasama for an excursion to Chisimba Falls. 18h00 Return to train and depart Kasama. Overnight on board at Mununga.

Location

Chishimba Falls, Kasama, Zambia

Day 5Ngwerere

Enjoy a day at leisure on the train. Lectures will be given by the on-board historian. The train passes through Kapiri Mposhi to Ngwerere for the overnight stop.

Day 6Makoli

The train travels through Lusaka, capital of Zambia and crosses the Kafue railway bridge – a 477-metre long steel girder truss bridge of 13 spans each at 33 metres supported on concrete piers. Lectures will be given by the on-board historian as the train makes its way to Zimbabwe and overnights at Makoli.

Day 7Victoria Falls

Activities Included

Boat Cruise

10h00 Arrive at Livingstone then cross the bridge and arrive at Zimbabwean border for passport formalities. 11h00 Arrive at the incomparable Victoria Falls. Disembark and walk across to the hotel. Enjoy lunch. 16h00 Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River. Buffet dinner at Jungle Junction. Overnight at the hotel.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Zimbabwe

Day 8Victoria Falls

Day at leisure in the Victoria Falls with activities (tour of Falls, helicopter over Falls, elephant-back safari, walk with lions, whitewater rafting, bungee-jumping, golf, etc). 16h00 Meet on the platform and depart Victoria Falls. Travel southeast along the edge of Hwange Park towards Bulawayo.

Day 9Gabarone

Enjoy a day at leisure on the train. Lectures will be given by the on-board historian. The train heads southwards through Francistown and Serule, crosses the Tropic of Capricorn and continues via Mahalapye to Gaborone.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Location

Botswana

Day 10Madikwe Game Reserve

Activities Included

Game drive

10h00 Disembark at Gaborone and transfer by coach to Madikwe Reserve for a two-night stay at TAU Lodge*. Border formalities will take place en route and guests are required to present themselves to the officials. Lunch is served upon arrival at the lodge. Afternoon game drive (approximately 3 hours). Dinner and overnight at lodge.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

South Africa

Day 11Madikwe Game Reserve

Activities Included

Game Walk Game drive Bird Watching

Enjoy an early morning game drive, afternoon game drive and other guest activities. Overnight at the lodge.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

South Africa

Day 12Madikwe Game Reserve

Activities Included

Game drive

Early morning game drive (approximately 2 hours) followed by breakfast until 09h30. 11h00 Depart the lodge and transfer to the train at Zeerust. The train traverses the Magaliesberg Mountains – a range of low hills stretching 120 kilometres due east-west from Pretoria to Rustenberg. Dinner and overnight on board.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

South Africa

Day 13Pretoria

Activities Included

Culture

10h00 Arrive at Rovos Rail’s private station in Pretoria. Disembark for city tour. 13h00 Lunch on the platform followed by a walking tour of the station and the locomotive workshops (weather permitting). 15h00 Depart Pretoria and travel south towards Kimberley. Dinner and overnight on the train.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

South Africa

Day 14Kimberley

10h00 The train arrives in Kimberley. Passengers visit the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum. 12h30 Depart Kimberley and proceed overnight via De Aar and Beaufort West to Matjiesfontein.

Location

South Africa

Day 15Matjiesfontein To Cape Town Main Station

08h30 Enjoy a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein. 10h30 The train departs for Cape Town via Touws River and Worcester. 18h00 Arrive at Cape Town Station’s Platform 24. You will be collected from the main station and a transfer has been organised to your Cape Grace Hotel where you will be staying for 3 nights in a Luxury Room with breakfast

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

South Africa

Day 16Cape Point & Penisnula Tour

You will be collected for a full day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour - Private Tour

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Cape Town, South Africa

Day 17Cape Winelands Tour

You will be collected for a full day Cape Winelands Tour - Private Tour

Location

Cape Town, South Africa

Day 18Cape Grace Hotel To Cape Town International Airport

Transfer to the Airport and tour end. Bon Voyage!

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Cape Town, South Africa

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$18,219 Duration: 18 day(s)

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Destination

Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa