Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Dar es Salaam – The Ultimate Journey

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    Travel through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania on this world-famous train journey with Rovos Rail. Highlights include a visit to the historic towns of Matjiesfontein and Kimberley, a two-night safari in the Madikwe Game Reserve or Kwa Maritane in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, a stay at the historic Victoria Falls Hotel, and breathtaking views over the Great Rift Valley.


    • Tour of the Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum in Kimberley, South Africa
    • City tour of Pretoria, South Africa
    • Two nights at Madikwe Game Reserve or Kwa Maritane in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve
    • Overnight at Victoria Falls Hotel with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
    • Excursion to Chisimba Falls in Zambia
    • Scenic highlights travelling through Great Rift Valley
    • If time permits, a game drive in the Selous Game Reserve


    Day 1: Cape Town > Matjiesfontein
    The Pride of Africa departs Cape Town. Later in the day, explore the quaint village of Matjiesfontein before dinner

    Day 2: Kimberley > The Highveld
    Arrive in Kimberley this afternoon for a tour of the Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum

    Day 3: Pretoria
    This morning take a tour of the Rovos Rail Station followed by lunch on the platform and a city tour of Pretoria

    Days 4 & 5: Madikwe Game Reserve
    Transfer by coach to Madikwe Game Reserve for a two-night stay at Tau Game Lodge or Kwa Maritane in Pilanesberg Game Reserve

    Day 6: Madikwe > Plumtree
    Enjoy a game drive and breakfast before rejoining the train and crossing through Botswana towards Plumtree, Zimbabwe

    Day 7: On BoardWorld-Journeys-The-Ultimate-Journey-0-7237-large

    Days 8 & 9: Victoria Falls
    Arrive at Victoria Falls and enjoy lunch at the hotel. Zambezi River sunset cruise this evening. Overnight at Victoria Falls Hotel. The next day is at leisure before departing for Zambia

    Days 10 & 11: On Board

    Day 12: Chisimba Falls
    Stop at Kasama for a morning excursion to Chisimba Falls

    Day 13: Makambako > Great Rift Valley
    This morning perhaps take a stroll through Makambako. After departing, the train descends into the Great Rift Valley

    Day 14: Selous Game Reserve
    Time permitting, enjoy a game visit in Selous Game Reserve

    Day 15: Dar es Salaam
    After breakfast, arrive at journey’s end in Dar es Salaam


    • Luxury accommodation on board
    • One night in the Victoria Falls Hotel
    • Two nights in a game lodge
    • All meals
    • Excursions as per the itinerary
    • Specified beverages

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