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

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Summary

This epic, 15-day train journey is one the most famous in the world - it winds all the way through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania! The adventure trail begins in Cape Town, before leading travellers 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*. The tour then continues through Botswana into Zimbabwe, where guests will stay 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 adventurers will enjoy a bush walk. The train then climbs to the Tanzanian border before descending into the Great Rift Valley, negotiating the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the spectacular escarpment. Climbing upwards once more, it traverses the Selous Game Reserve – the largest on the continent and a vision of timeless Africa – before arriving in the bustling city of Dar es Salaam the following day. The complete tour is also available in reverse order. Travellers will be accommodated in the comfortably furnished Pullman Suites. Three nights' accommodation in Cape Town and accompanying activities are 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

Activities Included

Scenic Drive Game drive Bird Watching Culture Boat Cruise General Photography Landscape photography Sports Wildlife Photography Morning Drives

The Pride of Africa departs Dar es Salaam at midday and travels the Tazara line. During 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 observed from the train. Overnight on board at Mlimba. (Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Location

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Day 2Selous Game Reserve

Activities Included

Scenic Drive Game drive Bird Watching Culture Boat Cruise General Photography Landscape photography Sports Wildlife Photography Morning Drives

Today's adventure entails a visit to the Selous Game Reserve, if time permits it. After a tour of the reserve, passengers will board the train once more and descend into the Udzungwa Mountains and Rift Valley.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Tanzania

Day 3Makambako

Activities Included

Scenic Drive Game drive Bird Watching Culture Boat Cruise General Photography Landscape photography Sports Wildlife Photography Morning Drives

The train travels the Rift Valley to Makambako. At approximately 09h00, guests may enjoy a stroll through the town of Makambako (time permitting). The rest of the day may be spent at leisure on board. Lectures will be delivered during the course of the morning and/or afternoon by the on-board historian as the train travels via Mbeya to Tunduma for an overnight stop.

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, the 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 stops overnight at Makoli.

Day 7Victoria Falls

Activities Included

Scenic Drive Game drive Bird Watching Culture Boat Cruise General Photography Landscape photography Sports Wildlife Photography Morning Drives

The train will arrive in Livingstone at 10h00, then cross the bridge and arrive at the Zimbabwean border for passport formalities. About an hour later, guests will arrive at the incomparable Victoria Falls. Disembark from the train and walk across to the hotel, where you may enjoy a delicious lunch. At 16h00, join the Sunset Cruise down the Zambezi River. A buffet dinner will be served at Jungle Junction. Overnight at the hotel.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Zimbabwe

Day 8Victoria Falls

Activities Included

Scenic Drive Game drive Bird Watching Culture Boat Cruise General Photography Landscape photography Sports Wildlife Photography Morning Drives

The day is yours to spend at leisure, indulging in any one of the many activities available to travellers - helicopter tours over the Falls, elephant-back safari, walk with lions, whitewater rafting, bungee-jumping, and more! At 16h00, be sure to reconvene at the platform and depart Victoria Falls. The train will 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.

Day 10Madikwe Game Reserve

Activities Included

Scenic Drive Game drive Bird Watching Culture Boat Cruise General Photography Landscape photography Sports Wildlife Photography Morning Drives

At 10h00, passengers will disembark at Gaborone and be transferred by coach to Madikwe Reserve for a two-night stay at Tau Lodge*. Border formalities will take place en route; kindly note that guests are required to present themselves to the officials. Lunch is served upon arrival at the lodge. Thereafter, guests are invited to take part in an afternoon game drive of approximately three hours. You will then return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay in the African wilderness.

Location

South Africa

Day 11Madikwe Game Reserve

Activities Included

Scenic Drive Game drive Bird Watching Culture Boat Cruise General Photography Landscape photography Sports Wildlife Photography Morning Drives

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

Location

South Africa

Day 12Madikwe Game Reserve

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.

Location

South Africa

Day 13Pretoria

10h00 Arrive at Rovos Rail’s private station in Pretoria. Disembark for city tour. 3h00 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.

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

Location

South Africa

Day 16Cape Point & Penisnula Tour

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

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!

Location

Cape Town, South Africa

Offical Visa Regulations and Health Requirements

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$18,219 Duration: 18 day(s)

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Destination

Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa