Lifestyle November 11, 2019 at 08:17 am

These luxurious train rides in Africa will make you think twice of ever getting on an airplane

The Blue Train -- Photo Credit: bluetrain.co.za

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:

Rovos Rail

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.

Rovos Rail — Photo Credit: rhinoafrica.com

 

Rovos Rail — Photo Credit: rhinoafrica.com

 

Rovos Rail — Photo Credit: rhinoafrica.com

 

Rovos Rail — Photo Credit: rhinoafrica.com

 

Rovos Rail — Photo Credit: rhinoafrica.com

Their arrival and departure point is their private station in Capital Park, Pretoria. All packages include lodging, food and excursions.

Shongololo Express

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.

Shongololo Express — Photo Credit: rovos.com

 

Shongololo Express — Photo Credit: rovos.com

 

Shongololo Express — Photo Credit: rovos.com

 

Shongololo Express — Photo Credit: rovos.com

 

Shongololo Express — Photo Credit: rovos.com

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 Royal Livingstone Express steam train in Zambia near Victoria Falls

The Royal Livingstone Express — Photo Credit: victoriafalls-guide.net

 

Dining Car on the Royal Livingstone Express in Zambia, near the mighty Victoria Falls

The Royal Livingstone Express — Photo Credit: victoriafalls-guide.net

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.”

The Blue Train — Photo Credit: bluetrain.co.za

 

The Blue Train — Photo Credit: bluetrain.co.za

 

The Blue Train — Photo Credit: bluetrain.co.za

 

The Blue Train — Photo Credit: bluetrain.co.za

 

The Blue Train — Photo Credit: bluetrain.co.za

Their packages include lodging, food, as well as, excursions.

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