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Shongololo Dune Express

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  • - Departure; Scheduled departure dates
  • - Duration; 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • - Lodging; Aboard Shongololo Express
  • - Group Size; Minimum 1
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1:
- The train departs from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria for Kingswood for our overnight stop.

Day 2:
- Visit the Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum in Kimberley.
- Return to the train in Kimberley and depart for Upington. Enjoy lunch on board.

Day 3:
- Morning tour of Upington and wine tasting at Belazel Brandy and Wine Cellar.
- The train departs Upington for Nakop for border formalities with Namibia. Enjoy lunch on board. Overnight Holoog.

Day 4:
- Morning visit to the Fish River Canyon, the largest in the southern hemisphere.
- Return to the train and depart for Aus for overnight. Enjoy lunch on board.

Day 5:
- Full-day tour of the ghost town Kolmanskop and Lüderitz, well known for its colonial architecture and wildlife.
- The train departs for Keetmanshoop for overnight.

Day 6:
- Morning tour of Keetmanshoop. See the Giant’s Playground with its 20km-long dolerite dykes as well as Quiver Tree Forest, home to 300 species of the Aloe dichotomy.
- Return to the train and depart for Mariental. Enjoy lunch on board.

Day 7:
- Transfer to a Sossusvlei lodge in the Namib-Naukluft Park. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, shaped over millions of years by the Tsauchab River.
- Overnight at lodge.

Day 8:
- Enjoy sunrise from Dune 45 followed by brunch at the lodge. Take a scenic drive through the Namib-Naukluft Park.
- The train departs for Rehoboth for overnight.

Day 9:
- City tour of Windhoek. See the Trans-Namib Transport Museum, the Alte Feste (Old Fortress), the Evangelical Lutheran Church – a striking landmark – and the Namibia Craft Centre in the old Breweries Building.
- Return to the train and depart for Otjiwarongo.
- Enjoy lunch on board.

Day 10:
- Transfer to a lodge in Etosha National Park.
- Enjoy game-viewing activities.
- Overnight at lodge.

Day 11:
- Enjoy a morning game drive before checking out and returning to the train.
- Rejoin the train in Otjiwarongo and depart for Kranzberg for overnight.

Day 12:
- Arrive at Walvis Bay Station where your tour ends.
- Check out of the train.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITINERARY ALSO RUN IN REVERSE



  • Rates from: ZAR 70 200.00
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • *NO children under age 10. Children over 10 pay full rate.
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

  • Safari Includes
  • - Accommodation on a dinner, B&B basis.
  • - Entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • - Excursions with a qualified tour guide
  • - Entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • - Govt tax.
  • Safari Excludes
  • - Lunches off the train
  • - All beverages
  • - Laundry
  • - Gratuities
  • - Visas
  • - Travel insurance
  • - 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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