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Southern Africa Luxury Tourist Train and Rail Safari Guide

Luxury Tourist Trains Train Safaris
Travel Writer: EcoTravel Africa  

On and African train safari you encounter a range of scenic splendours such as the majestic Victoria Falls, the awe-inspiring desert landscapes of Namibia and the stark beauty of the Karoo region, the lush cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal and the magnificent Garden Route in South Africa.

All of this is possible when taking a train safari through South Africa or Southern Africa -- Choose the level of luxury and type of train safari that suits you with a luxury train safari on the magnificent Rovos Rail through South Africa, or explore southern Africa on the splendid Shongololo Express.

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Rovos Rail Safari
Rovos Rail is one of South Africa's finest luxury trains, and offers you an unbeatable luxury train safari. Rovos Rail operates 2 classic trains of 20 superbly restored coaches, half of which date back to the 1920s. These magnificent trains which take you on romantic train safari, may be hauled by steam, diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of the luxury train safari and they carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 luxurious suites. Another luxury train, the 13-coach, 42-berth Edwardian, is available year round for charter.

Royal Suites on the Rovos Rail train take up half a carriage and are spacious and elegant, measuring 16 sq metres in size (172 sq ft). Each features its own private lounge area and a full en-suite bathroom with shower and beautiful Victorian bath. The Deluxe Suites of this luxury train measure 11 sq metres (118 sq ft) and each have a lounge area and private bath with shower. Original fittings are combined with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers, heaters and shaver plugs on this luxury train.

Photographer: EcoTravel Africa 

Rovos Rail also offers you other rail options besides luxury train safari. The trains serve as ideal venues for conferences, product launches, sales incentives schemes and company functions. This luxury train competently caters for both business and private functions, and overnight train safari trips have been undertaken business incentive groups, historical tours, and private family gatherings.

:: Angola ::

:: Botswana ::

:: Lesotho ::

:: Madagascar ::

:: Malawi ::

:: Mauritius ::

:: Mozambique ::

Shongololo Express Rail Safari
Shongololo Express provides a very special rail safari experience for visitors to southern Africa. Shongololo train safari tours traverse seven countries in southern Africa: South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This train safari will take you to some of the most beautiful places in southern Africa. All the requirements you may need for a superb holiday are provided for you on this Shongololo rail safari. The Shongololo train travels comfortably and securely during the night and you awake each morning at a new and exciting destination.

Your Africa rail safari itinerary will be filled with incredible sights and safari activities. Each Shongololo train has its own bar, dining and accommodation carriages. Bedding and towels are provided and cabins are serviced daily on this train safari. The accommodation types vary on the different routes of the rail safari and depending on the train equipment that is in use. Shongololo Express has designed four product ranges to satisfy different time frames as well as a variety of locales, tastes and interests for your African rail safari.

Shongololo will give you an unforgettable rail safari whether you have just a weekend, 10 days or a couple of weeks for your Africa train safari. Shongololo also has charters for special interest groups, conferences and incentives. The same quality, service and unique touring concept is available on all four of its rail safari options: Adventures, Excursions, Getaways and Charters.

:: Namibia ::

:: Reunion ::

:: Seychelles ::

:: South Africa ::

:: Swaziland ::

:: Zambia ::

:: Zimbabwe ::


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