ROVOS RAIL DAR ES SALAAM

ROVOS RAIL DAR ES SALAAM Tour Highlights

  • Matjiesfontein; discover the attraction with a city tour of historical town
  • Kimberly; Spend a day at Diamond Mine Museum learning about the diamond
  • Pretoria; tour around the Jacaranda City with its mauve blossomed tree-lined streets
  • Madikwe; enthralling safari tour spotting the African wild and big five
  • Victoria falls; admire the beauty with Sundowner Cruise and tour of falls
  • Chisimba Falls; explore the walking trails and viewpoint of the three falls at Chisimba Falls
  • Selous Reserve; enjoy
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Itinerary

The Rovos rail Dar Es Salam tour stars with your arrival at Cape Town station. Travelling for around 5 to 6 hours, you will reach Matjiesfontein, the historical town. De-board to visit the Matjiesfontein with its stunning street which has become a popular attraction in South Africa. This entire region boasts of Victorian-era houses and attracts tourists from all walks of life. Way back in the 1880s, the town used to serve as an oasis and now has become a quaint little place that can be visited by the tourists. Get back to continue your train journey and you will be served the dinner on board.

  • Dinner

Next day, your train will reach Kimberly Station and you will be collected from there. Begin your tour to the town of Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum. Considered as one of the best open-air museums in the world, this museum is a must visit place in the Northern Cape. The museum is situated right next to the Big Hole and tells an intriguing tale of this part of the country. After your city tour, get back to your train that will depart from Kimberly, passing through the shallow lake on the left-hand side where you can spot the spectacular flocks of Lesser Flamingos. Proceed for your overnight journey that will run across the semi-deserted region of Karoo to Highveld.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your train will reach the Rovos Rail Station in Capital Park, Pretoria where you can de-board for a walking tour around the premises of the station. The workshops, stalls and eateries there offer you a lot to shop and discover. Enjoy your lunch and later head out for a city tour of Pretoria. The Jacaranda City or Pretoria is one of the beautiful attractions in South Africa due to its mauve blossomed tree-lined streets. There are monuments and zoos, historical sites etc that one can cover during the day. Continue the rail journey to Zeerust followed by the dinners on board.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The next morning will start with a tempting morning meal on board. Soon you will reach Zeerust where you will disembark and proceed for your tour to Madikwe Reserve. Reaching the lodge, you will be served with a delicious lunch and the time is free for leisure. Later in the afternoon, you can head out for a game drive spotting the dense woodland and the abundance of wilderness. With the Big 5, visitors have a chance to spot other endangered species such as the Brown Hyena, cheetahs and Aardwolf to name a few. Ending up the three-hour game drive, you will get back to the booked resort where you will stay overnight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your morning meals will be served amidst the natural setting at the lodge. Soon after the breakfast, head out for your morning game drive to discover the scenic vista and the tranquil dawn. The vast premises of the park is home to more than 10 000 mammals. There are approximately 66 large mammals and 300 diverse bird species. Get back to the lodge for lunch and in the late afternoon, your next game drive for the day will start. The park houses around 350 bird species and 104 varieties of tree. The game reserve is recorded as a malaria free environment. The scenic views of the expansive valley and Dwarsberg range can be seen from the vantage point of the lodges that rest in the reserve. Ending up the afternoon game drive get back for dinner and spend overnight at the lodge.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The last day at Madikwe calls for another morning game drive soon after your breakfast at the lodge. Later ending up the tour, you will be transferred to the Rovos Rail for further journey. The whole day is at leisure where you will enjoy the scenic routes passing by the Gaborone. Complete all the border formalities at Plumtree to continue the journey to Botswana. You will be served dinner at the dining compartment of the train.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Reaching the wild country of Botswana, the whole day is at leisure. All the meals for the day are served on board from breakfast to dinners. Discover the picturesque backdrop of the journey that will pass through the Gwaai and Dete known to be the longest stretches of the straight railway line in Africa. you will be guided through lecture session on the train by the onboard historian. Passing through the Hwange National Park, the journey further proceed to reach the Thompson’s Junction for an overnight halt.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After the leisure morning and tempting breakfast, the day calls for a tour to Victoria Falls that is known to be the largest waterfall in the world. Arrive at the hotel and enjoy your lunch. Later in the evening, you will proceed to discover the magical beauty of Victoria Falls. The Sundowner Cruise is planned for 2.5 hours on the Zambezi river where you will enjoy your evening drinks and discover the beauty with diverse wildlife passing through the National Park. Get back to your accommodation for an overnight stay.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy your morning meal with the view of the stunning dawn and start your day at Victoria Falls. Today your day is planned for a guided walking tour of Victoria Falls where you will have the opportunity to capture an awe-inspiring landscape or take a leisure break. This tour of Victoria Falls is a journey where you can explore the rainforest and learn about the perspective of wildlife. With folklore shows and legendary tales, you will get to learn about the traditional culture and ancient beliefs of medieval time. Witness the beauty of the largest waterfall of Africa and capture the best shot. There are number of activities you can choose to spend the day at Victoria Falls. You can enjoy helicopter tour over fall, whitewater rafting on Zambezi, bungee-jumping or elephant-back safari along with walk with lions at the game reserves. After your guided tour, get back to the Rovos rail and enjoy the dinner.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

With the delicious morning meal, the day starts while you are on your journey to Dar Es Salam. The day is at leisure where lectures will be given by onboard historians during the morning or afternoon sessions. You will pass through the Kafue railway bridge that is a 477-metre long bridge of 13 spans and reach Kapiri Mposhi. All the meals will be served on board at the dining compartment.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Witness the serene morning from the train and enjoy the breakfast served there. You have the whole day at leisure where you will pass by the most picturesque landscape. Lectures will be given by onboard historians during the morning or afternoon sessions. The day will cover up the destination like Serenje passing from Mpika to Kasama. All your meals will be served there while you continue with your journey.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The next morning, soon after the breakfast you will reach Kasama where you will de-board the rail for an excursion to Chisimba Falls. The falls are made from three consecutive waterfalls that include Mutumena Falls, Kaela Rapids and Chishimba. There are number of hiking trails and viewing points around the waterfall that offer some amazing and engaging activity for the day. Later continue the rail journey from Kasama towards the order of Tanzania.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Starting the day with a refreshing morning meal, you will reach Makambako for a city tour. Disembark and explore the main attraction of the city along with historical sites and leisure points. Get back to proceed the journey towards Mlimba passing by the rift valley and the Udzungwa Mountains. The journey will take you through the tunnels, the switchbacks and the enthralling view of the hills and the valleys. The day is at leisure where you can discover the scenic vista and panoramic beauty. All your meals will be served on board during the journey.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy your morning breakfast on board and the journey will take you to Selous Reserve. Stop for a game drive trip to discover the wilderness of the region. Less crowd, the natural remote settings and the vast region inhabiting an abundance of wildlife make it a unique and thrilling experience for the animal enthusiasts. Capture the sight of the crocs and the hippos along with the scenic landscape of the region. Ending the game drive, you will continue your journey of Rovos Rail to Dar Es Salam. Enjoy the dinner onboard while travelling towards Gwata for an overnight stop.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Early morning, you will depart from Gwata and travel towards the eastern edge of the coast. Your breakfast will be served in the dining cars before ending up the journey at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation on Full Board Basis
  • All alcoholic and other beverages
  • 24-hour full room service and bar facilities Limited laundry service
  • Visit Matjiesfontein
  • Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum
  • Game drive at Madikwe Reserve
  • Sundowner Cruise
  • Guided walking tour of Victoria Falls
  • Visit to Chisimba Falls
  • Game Drive at Selous Reserve
  • Guided excursions (where applicable)
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Government tax
  • 24x7 Personnel Service
  • Pre/post-tour accommodation
  • Flights and transfers
  • Visas
  • Gratuities
  • International/French Champagne
  • Souvenirs.

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