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Cape Town to Dar es Salaam Rail Safari
Cape Town to Dar es Salaam
28 Day African Train Safari From US$ 10600.00 pp

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Cape Town to Dar es Salaam Rail Safari

  • Safari Information

  • - Departure; Scheduled departure dates
  • - Duration; 14 Days / 13 Nights
  • - Lodging; Aboard Rovos Rail
  • - Group Size; Minimum 1
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Matjiesfontein
- 11h00 Depart Cape Town Station on the Pride of Africa.
- 18h00 Arrive in Matjiesfontein and explore the quaint village.
- Dinner and overnight on the train.

Day 2: Karoo
- 14h00 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.

Day 3: North West Province
- 10h00 Arrive at Rovos 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 14h15.
- 18h00 Depart for Zeerust in the North West Province.
- Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 4: Madikwe Game Reserve
- 11h00 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.

Day 5: Madikwe Game Reserve
- Enjoy an early morning game drive, afternoon game drive and other guest activities.
- Overnight at the lodge.

Day 6: Botswana
- Early morning game drive followed by breakfast until 09h30.
- 10h30 Transfer to the train at with border formalities en route to Gaborone, Botswana.
- 13h30 Depart Gaborone and travel to Plumtree for border formalities and overnight.

Day 7: Zimbabwe
- 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.

Day 8: Victoria Falls
- 12h00 Arrive at the incomparable Victoria Falls and walk across to the hotel.
- Enjoy lunch.
- 16h00 Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River.
- Buffet dinner at Jungle Junction
- Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Victoria Falls
- 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).
- 16h00 Depart Victoria Falls and cross the bridge to Livingstone, Zambia.

Day 10: 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.

Day 11: Zambia
- 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.

Day 12: Chisimba Falls
- 08h00 Disembark at Kasama for a morning excursion to Chisimba Falls.
- 11h00 Depart from Kasama and travel towards the Tanzanian border.

Day 13: Tanzania
- 09h00 Arrive at Makambako where guests may enjoy a stroll through the town – time permitting.
- 10h30 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.

Day 14: Safari ends Dar es Salaam
- 06h30 Depart Gwata in and travel in an easterly direction towards the coast.
- 07h00 Breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 09h30.
- 10h00 Arrive at journey’s end in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITINERARY ALSO RUN IN REVERSE



  • Rates from: US$ 10600.00
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in US Dollars
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

  • Safari Includes

  • - Accommodation
  • - Meals and excursions during the train journey
  • - Alcoholic beverages whilst on board the train
  • Safari Excludes

  • - Visas
  • - Items of a personal nature
  • - Flights (domestic and international)
  • - All guests must be covered by a fully comprehensive travel insurance policy valid from the date that they confirm the itinerary with Uyaphi.com

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  • Kruger Park Lodges
  • Kruger Park Lodges
  • Visit the world renowned "Big 5" wildlife region of the Kruger National Park. A must-do must-see safari destination for all that visit South Africa, stay within the Park itself or one of the surrounding private Game Reserves. Game drives and bush walks are guaranteed to offer some of the finest wildlife sightings in Africa.
  • Cape Town Hotels
  • Cape Town Hotels
  • Cape Town as a destination has earned a reputation as one of the top cities in the world to visit, and with good reason. A few of the awards and accolades the city has earned: Best Beach Destination in Africa, World Travel Awards 2012; Table Mountain announced as a New7Wonder of Nature; World Design Capital 2014 to mention only but a few. Cape Town is a must.
  • Cape Winelands Hotels
  • Cape Winelands Hotels
  • The Cape Winelands region is a mere 45 minute drive from Cape Town offering up award-winning wines, gourmet cuisine, local art galleries all within the surrounds of high mountain peaks and sun drenched valleys. Self drive the area or spend a few nights here but one thing is certain, you will fall in love with the winelands of the Cape.
  • Madikwe Lodges
  • Madikwe Lodges
  • A short charter flight or a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg lies the countries best kept secret when it comes to wildlife and luxurious accommodation. The Madikwe Game Reserve is the perfect safari destination for the entire family as the area is Malaria Free, most of the lodges offer child friendly facilities all within a Reserve that offers up the "Big 5" and Wild Dog.
  • Natal Lodges
  • Natal Lodges
  • "Locals always know best" a phrase that is very true when it comes the the Natal Province of South Africa. Natal as a destination offers it all, the Drakensberg Mountain Range, Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift and Spioenkop Battlefields to "Big 5" Game Reserves and National Parks to some of the best beaches in the country.