the journey It doesn’t get more epic than this 15-day expedition from Cape Town to dar es salaam on the ‘Pride of africa’. The trip spans 1 600km, snaking through unspoiled sub-saharan terrain from south africa to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania.
the attraction There’s a very obvious reason why this is regarded as one of the world’s preeminent locomotive expeditions. The luxurious length of the trip means that there are varied sights to take in along the way. From a sojourn at the historic railway town of Matjiesfontein and a tour of the diamond mine in Kimberley to a twonight stay at the Madikwe game reserve (including game drives and bush walks). highlights beyond our borders include a sunset cruise on the Zambezi river and seeing Victoria Falls in all its splendour. on board It’s oldschool luxury at its absolute finest. Meals are served in the beautifully restored Victorian dining car, with a formal dinner every evening – evoking the glamour of a bygone era. 8 rovos.com
the rovos rail en route to dar es salaam