We planned this African Safari Train Tour for a honeymoon couple who wanted to go on an adventure in South Africa and Victoria Falls, but didn’t want to eliminate luxury. We sent them on an epic, 14-day luxury rail expedition through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Tanzania on the famous Rovos Rail.
Their African Safari Train Tour began in Cape Town. They boarded the luxurious Rovos Rail and settled into their Deluxe Suite, which is sumptuously furnished and includes a lounge area, writing desk, en-suite bathroom with shower, and in-room safe. Each evening meal in the dining car is a magnificent event where guests dress in their absolute finest and enjoy delicious gourmet dinners, along with a selection of the finest South African wines.
The Rovos Rail took them to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, the diamond town of Kimberley, and the bustling city of Pretoria in South Africa. They enjoyed a short tour in each stop before heading back to the train to continue their African Safari Train Tour.
Before departing South Africa, they enjoyed a luxury African safari in the Madikwe Game Reserve. This package allows you to stay 2 nights at either Kapamba River Lodge or Thornybush Main Lodge. Each camp offers luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery. They enjoyed thrilling morning and evening game drives and were able to see members of Africa’s Big 5 with the help of expert safari guides.
Next on their African Safari Train Tour, they enjoyed magnificent views and fascinating lectures on the history of the area as their luxury train crossed through Botswana into Zimbabwe. They enjoyed a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River and spent a night at Victoria Falls Hotel. The next day, they took an unforgettable helicopter journey over Victoria Falls before boarding the Rovos Rail again in the afternoon.
Continuing their African Safari Train Tour, they rode through Zambia, where they stopped in Kanona and enjoyed a brunch outing at Kundalila Falls. The next day, they had an intimate nature experience with a bush walk at Chishimba Falls. The train continued on through Zambia and climbed to the Tanzanian border, then descended into the Great Rift Valley, negotiating the tunnels, switchbacks, and viaducts of the spectacular escarpment.
As the train climbed again to Dar es Salaam, it traversed the Selous Game Reserve—the largest game reserve on the continent and a vision of timeless Africa. At last, they arrived in Dar es Salaam, and their South Africa Safari Train Tour came to an end.