African Steam Safari via Luxury Train

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141106161010-rovos-rail-steam-safari-horizontal-galleryThere’s hardly anything more old-timey than booking a cabin and enjoying the journey of an old steam train. All aboard to Africa for Rovos Rail’s luxury steam excursions! Traverse throughout the continent on your own personal safari, but leave your laptops and cellphones in your cabin, because this is a vintage trip with lovely coaches and fantastic views.

The train traverses much of the African continent. Climb aboard trips between the South African cities of Pretoria and Durban which take in the Nambiti Conservancy, or see lovely Victoria Falls via Botswana, Zimbabwe and the Hwange National Park wildlife sanctuary.

141106163018-rovos-rail-safari-horizontal-gallery 141106160922-rovos-rail-steam-safari-2-horizontal-galleryFor those desiring a unique travel and safari experience, the train has all the amenities from home, in world class service. For the more discerning passenger, enjoy the 172-square-foot Royal Suite, with a double bed, richly upholstered armchairs and a full Victorian bath for lounging in the claw-foot tub and watching the world roll by. A bourbon is surely in order.

Meals are another focal point of the journey, both for food and conversation. Dinner includes a seven-course meal, each with a wine pairing. The dining features local fare, both game and produce.


Occasionally, the train is pulled by a modern locomotive. However, the oldest of the carriages date back to 1930, richly bringing the golden age of train travel once more.


The train has a maximum occupancy of 72 passengers, and trails an observation car with deck for wonderful views of the scenery. To book your transit , visit Tickets start at around $1200 USD. Better have your checkbook ready!


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