CAPE TOWN TO DAR ES SALLAM

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Highlights

Victoria Falls

Madikwe Game Reserve

Jacaranda City

Itinerary

11:00 Depart Cape Town Station on the Pride of Africa. 18:00 Arrive in Matjiesfontein and explore the quaint village. Dinner and overnight on the train. (Breakfast 07:00-10:00, Lunch 13:00, Tea 16:30, Dinner 19:30)

14:00 Tour of Kimberley’s Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum. Ten minutes after departing Kimberley a shallow lake appears on the left-hand side of the train where, on most occasions, there are spectacular flocks of Lesser Flamingos (approximately 23 000). Travel from the Karoo to the Highveld. Dinner and overnight on board.

10:00 Arrive at Rail Station in Capital Park, Pretoria. Enjoy a walking tour of the station and locomotive workshops (weather permitting) followed by lunch on the platform and a city tour of Pretoria at 14:15. 18:00 Depart for Zeerust in the North West Province. Dinner and overnight on board.

11:00 Disembark at Zeerust and transfer by coach to Madikwe Reserve for a two-night stay at TAU Game Lodge. Lunch is served upon arrival at the lodge. Afternoon tea and game drive (approximately 3 hours). Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

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

Early morning game drive followed by breakfast until 09:30. 10:30 Transfer to the train at with border formalities en route to Gaborone, Botswana. 13:30 Depart Gaborone and travel to Plumtree for border formalities and overnight.

Day at leisure on board. Lectures will be given during the course of the morning and/or afternoon by the on-board historian. The train passes Gwaai and Dete along one of Africa’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres – and along the eastern edge of the Hwange National Park where occasional sightings of animals can occur. The train heads for Thompson’s Junction for the overnight stop.

12:00 Arrive at the incomparable Victoria Falls and walk across to the hotel. Enjoy lunch. 16:00 Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River. Buffet dinner at Jungle Junction. Overnight at the hotel.

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). 16:00 Depart Victoria Falls and cross the bridge to Livingstone, Zambia.

Day at leisure on board. Lectures will be given during the course of the morning and/or afternoon by the on-board historian. The train travels across the Kafue railway bridge – a 477-metre long steel girder truss bridge of 13 spans each at 33 metres supported on concrete piers – towards Kapiri Mposhi and the start of the TAZARA railway line.

Enjoy a day at leisure on the train. Lectures will be given during the course of the morning and/or afternoon by the on-board historian. The train passes through Serenje and Mpika to Kasama.

08:00 Disembark at Kasama for a morning excursion to Chisimba Falls. 11:00 Depart from Kasama and travel towards the Tanzanian border.

09:00 Arrive at Makambako where guests may enjoy a stroll through the town – time permitting. 10:30 Depart and travel towards Mlimba. The train descends into the Rift Valley and through the Udzungwa Mountains as it negotiates the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the escarpment. Day at leisure on the train with lectures by the on-board historian.

Game visit in the Selous Reserve (time permitting). Travel towards Gwata for an overnight stop.

11:00 Depart Cape Town Station on the Pride of Africa. 18:00 Arrive in Matjiesfontein and explore the quaint village. Dinner and overnight on the train. (Breakfast 07:00-10:00, Lunch 13:00, Tea 16:30, Dinner 19:30)

About

AN EXCLUSIVE BAND OF INTREPID TRAVELLERS ON A WORLD FAMOUS JOURNEY. 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 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 guests enjoy a bush walk. The train climbs to the Tanzanian border then descends into the Great Rift Valley passing through 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.

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Rates

  • Rates Include

  • Three meals daily and all alcoholic and other beverages
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide
  • Entrance fees to places of interest
  • 24-hour full room service and bar facilities
  • Limited laundry service
  • Government tax
  • Accommodation
  • Meals at the lodges, hotels, clubs or resorts
  • Water and limited wine selection at certain establishments
  • Rates do not Include

  • Staff gratuities Fuel surcharge, French Champagne, Off-train beverages, Off-train beverages (dependent), Off-train laundry, Telephone calls, Memorabilia purchases
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Activities

HELICOPTER TOUR (VICTORIA FALLS)

After take off the helicopter turns towards the magnificent Victoria Falls with our pilot flying left and right circuits over the Victoria Falls in both directions giving you the best viewing, photographic and filming opportunities. As David Livingstone famously wrote on seeing the Victoria Falls for the first time in 1855 “A sight so wonderful that Angels must have gazed down on it in flight".

BUNGEE-JUMPING

The roaring of the mighty Zambezi River beneath will definitely draw your attention as it growls into the constricting Batoka Gorge directly ahead. Even though your mind will be

WALK WITH LIONS

Meet our beautiful lions based just a stone's throw from the majestic Victoria Falls. Each of our cubs has his or her own personality. After reading about their quirks and

GOLF

Among passionate golf players, South Africa is a top destination for quality golf courses designed by some of the world's greatest golfing legends. Golf courses you visit include Humewood, one of the world's most challenging links courses, or Leopard Creek Country Club, designed by golf legend Gary Player and built for the ultimate exclusivity.

SAFARI

Africa abounds with incredible sights, from soaring sand dunes to savannas teeming with wildlife. Witness the annual wildebeest migration on safari in the Serengeti. Spot lions, elephants, giraffes, and many more on a thrilling family safari.

ELEPHANT-BACK SAFARI

Elephant-Back Safari allows guests to observe their behaviour in natural surroundings while riding the gentle pachyderms gives an excellent perspective of the area - at a

WHITEWATER RAFTING

If you're looking for an exciting ride, whitewater rafting in one of Africa's rivers should be at the top of your list. You simply cannot experience Africa at its finest without

PHOTOGRAPHY

For true lovers of wildlife who enjoy capturing scenic environments, Africa is the place for keen photographers! Needless to say, Africa is very well known for its spectacular locations, varied landscapes, geological features and of course… for its wildlife.

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