If you’re looking at trying out something new by yourself, with your partner or your besties on your next vacation, then a luxury train journey in Africa is worth experiencing.
Taking luxury travel to the next level with a hassle-free experience, passengers, while enjoying top-notch services get to also feast their eyes on amazing landscape as they journey within a country or across countries.
With quite a handful of luxury train companies on the continent, we spotlight these four. Check them out below:
Established in 1989, Rovos Rail offers luxury train safaris with a timeframe spanning from two to 15 days. Their journeys include leisure tours across Pretoria, Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Walvis Bay, Dar es Salaam, as well as, Lobito.
Their arrival and departure point is their private station in Capital Park, Pretoria. All packages include lodging, food and excursions.
Shongololo Express offers a luxury 12 to 15-day leisure travel experience across Southern Africa. Their routes include South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Their package also includes off-train excursions.
Royal Livingstone Express
With a pickup and drop-off location in Livingston Town, Zambia, Royal Livingstone Express takes passengers on a leisure journey to Victoria Falls.
The Blue Train
Stationed in South Africa, The Blue Train’s travel routes include a 31-hour journey from Pretoria to Cape Town, as well as, from Pretoria to the Kruger National Park. The journeys, which take place on selected dates in the year “offer guests an opportunity of some fantastic new “rail safari” combination packages with the many private safari lodges found in the Greater Kruger and Sabi Sands areas.”
Their packages include lodging, food, as well as, excursions.