Rovos Rail New Angola

Rovos Rail New Angola Tour Highlights

  • Discover the wilds as crocs and the hippos with game drive.
  • Wander around the city exploring the streets and markets.
  • Explore the walking trails and viewpoint of the three falls at Chisimba Falls.
  • Explore the vast savannah and 400 species of birds.
  • Tour around the second-biggest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Discover the world’s largest copper and cobalt resources.
  • Explore the recent history of Angola.
  • Walk around the city of Kuito to admire its natural surroundings.
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Itinerary

Arrive at the Pride of Africa, Dar es Salaam and depart for further journey on the TAZARA line. You will be greeted by the assistants on rail and the day is at leisure. You will be served all the meals on board while proceeding towards Tanzania to reach the Selous Game Reserve. Post dinner you have the night for leisure sleep on rail.

  • 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 where you will be served the lunch with a striking view of Udzungwa Mountains. Enjoy the dinner onboard while travelling towards Malimba.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your morning meals will be served amidst the natural setting as the train passes through the dramatic tunnels and viaducts. Soon after the breakfast you will reach Makambako to explore the city for the time. Later get back to the rail to precede the journey passing through the Baobab forests. Enjoy the lunch and by the evening you will be served your refreshing tea on board at observation car. After the lunch you will travel via Mbeya to reach Tunduma where you will stop for an overnight stay.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The next morning, soon after the breakfast you will reach Tanzanian and Zambian border formalities. Later enjoy the lunch on-board that will be served in dining cars. Reaching Kasama 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 Zambia.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Start the morning with a tempting breakfast served in the dining cars while reaching the Mpika for further tour. At Mpika Airport, board the flight to reach South Luangwa National. Check-in to the booked accommodation and enjoy the lunch amidst the natural setting. By the afternoon, head out for an afternoon game drive. The national park is known to be the best spot for tourist where they can enjoy the serene vista and adventure of wildlife. You can spot the herds near the waterfall and some scenic backdrop at Luangwa River. The vast savannah and the 400 species of birds like yellow-billed storks, make the morning drive best in Luangwa national park.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Undoubtedly, Luangwa National park offers you an enthralling safari tour where you will explore the most dynamic and breath-taking wilderness. The day starts with breakfast after which you will get ready for your morning game drive. With the captivating beauty of dawn and the refreshing atmosphere, you can spot the wilds as waterbucks, pukus, leopards, Impalas, buffaloes and giraffes. Witness the panoramic and lush landscape of the region with abundant wildlife and endemic vegetation. Return to your lodge for brunch followed by lunch before starting the activity for the day. Enjoy the nap at the chalet or enjoy the wilderness from the deck. Later you can head out for your evening game drive to capture the glimpse of nature. Get back to the lodge for dinner before calling off for the day.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Have your tempting plate of the meal at the lodge and get ready for another thrilling morning game drive. Home to the abundance of wilderness, the game drive offers you an amazing opportunity to the African big four that includes lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard with other animals like Lions, spotted hyenas, wild dogs and zebra. Get back to the lodge, check-out and you will be transferred to the Mfuwe Airport to board a flight to Ndola. Reaching Ndola, re-board the train and soon you will be served the lunch in the dining cars while travelling towards Misundu. You have to fulfil some border formalities reaching Sakania. Snacks with tea will be served during the evening. Before reaching Mushoshi via Kabemba for overnight, you will have your dinner in the dining cars and be-board the train.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The morning calls for a tempting breakfast in the dining cars and you will reach the city of Lubumbashi. De-board for touring the entire city and you will get back to the rail where you will enjoy the lunch at dining cars. You will pass through the Luishia that is an old open-pit copper and cobalt mine. All your snacks and dinner meals will be served on-board.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

An early breakfast will be served at the dining cars before you reach the next destination for copper mine visit. The region is known to hold the largest copper and cobalt resources in the world. Discovering the region, get back to the rail and continue your journey towards Kolwezi. Witness the serene morning from the train and enjoy the lunch 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. All your snacks and dinner meals will be served on-board before reaching Mutshatsha for overnight.

  • 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 Kasaji and en route to Malonga during the journey. All your snacks and dinner meals will be served on-board before reaching Dilolo for overnight reaching the Angola Border.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy the breakfast in the dining cars before you reach Angola for border formalities. Head out for a tour of Luau, at the Benguela line. After your walking tour at Luau, get back to the train where you will be served the lunch in the dining cars. Soon you will depart for Luena for overnight. Enjoy the tea break while passing alongside the Kasai River. You can spot the local fishermen working at the river bank. Dinner will be served in the dining cars.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The morning starts with a breakfast served in the dining cars. You will reach Luena where you will de-board the train for a walking tour around Luena, discovering the ancient history and culture of Angola. Ending the walking tour of Luena, depart for Tchicala Tcholohanga that is the next destination falling on the itinerary. Lunch is served in the dining cars and soon after the lunch, lectures will be organized at lounge car. Rest of the meals as tea and dinner will be served onboard as you travel towards Kuito.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Treat yourself with the tempting breakfast served in the dining car and get ready for the tour of Kuito. This is a town of Ovimbundu kingdom, located in central Angola where you can discover the history of Angola. Get back to the train for a delicious lunch followed by afternoon lecture in the lounge car. Rest of the meals as tea and dinner will be served onboard as you travel towards Huambo.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Soon after your breakfast in the dining car, you will head out for a walking tour of Huambo that is known as the second largest city in Angola. This is known to be one of the old kingdoms lying in the central plateau. Get back to the train for a delicious lunch followed by afternoon lecture in the lounge car. Rest of the meals as tea and dinner will be served onboard as you travel towards Caimbambo.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In the morning, your breakfast will be served in the dining cars before ending up the journey at Lobito Station, Benguela Province, Angola.

  • Breakfast

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