Cape to Dar es Salaam Rovos Rail Tour
15 day The Romance of Rail Tours
The Cape to Dar Rovos Rail Tour is one of the most famous in the world. This epic 15-day train journey travels through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania. The sojourn begins in Cape Town taking guests to the historic village of Matjiesfontein and the diamond town of Kimberley.
The capital city of Pretoria with some short tours is followed by two nights in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Continue through Botswana into Zimbabwe where guests overnight at the Victoria Falls Hotel.
After crossing the mighty Zambezi River, the train joins the Tazara line in Zambia and continues to Chisimba Falls where guests enjoy a bushwalk. The train climbs to the Tanzanian border then descends into the Great Rift Valley negotiating the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the spectacular escarpment. Climbing again, it traverses the Selous Game Reserve – the largest on the continent and a vision of timeless Africa – before the bustling arrival in Dar es Salaam the following day. And top it off with our insider tip: add a beach holiday in Zanzibar to your train tour!
The Cape to Dar es Salaam Rovos Rail Tour is also available in reverse.
The advantage of booking Rovos Rail with us
If you book this tour with Tales from Africa Travel, you are guaranteed the same rates as when booking direct. You also get our additional services like a personal consultant, all carbon offsetting of your journey and full bespoke services from airport to airport (transfers, add-ons etc.). Want to know more about these advantages?
Highlights of the Cape to Dar es Salaam Rovos Rail Tour
- Ride the 5 star Rovos: the most luxurious train in the world
- Cape Town
- Historic Matjiesfontein
- The Big Hole and diamond museum in Kimberley
- Visit Pretoria and the Railway museum
- Game drives and 2 nights Lodge stay in Madikwe Game Reserve
- The mighty Victoria Falls
- Ride the famous Tazara line through Zambia and Tanzania
- Visit Chisimba Falls
- Traverse the Great Rift Valley
- Discover the wild Selous NP, Africa’s largest game reserve
- Extend your journey from Dar es Salaam to exotic Zanzibar
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