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Rovos Rail | Most Luxury Train Tours In The World | Dar Es Salaam Rovos Rail Schedule 2018


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Rovos Rail is the most luxurious train tours in the world travelling from Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town 5 times annually. Rovos Rail has created seven unique scheduled itineraries, each offering a journey as distinct as the destination including Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town. There are 3 suite types on board, the Pullman (entry level), the Deluxe and the Royal suite. This epic 15-day train journey travels through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania and is one of the most famous in the world. Below Are 6 Dar Es Salaam To Cape Town Rovos Rail Packages.


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Cape Town - Matjiesfontein visit - Kimberley diamond tour - Rovos Rail Station - Pretoria tour - Madikwe Reserve lodge – Botswana - Victoria Falls Hotel – Zambia - Chisimba Falls visit – Selous Game Reserve - Dar es Salaam

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Mikumi National Park Safari And Dar Es Salaam - Cape Town Rovos Rail - 18 Days / 17 Nights: From US$ 13,000 Per Person For Pullman suite, US$ 17,000 Per Person For Deluxe suite And US$ 22,000 Per Person For Royal suite.

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  • Jan 27 – Feb 13
  • Mar 10 – Mar 27
  • Jul 14 – Jul 31
  • Sept 1 – Sept 18
  • Oct 13 – Oct 30
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Zanzibar Tour And Dar Es Salaam - Cape Town Rovos Rail - 18 Days / 17 Nights: From US$ 13,000 Per Person For Pullman suite, US$ 17,000 Per Person For Deluxe suite And US$ 22,000 Per Person For Royal suite.

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  • Jan 27 – Feb 13
  • Mar 10 – Mar 27
  • Jul 14 – Jul 31
  • Sept 1 – Sept 18
  • Oct 13 – Oct 30
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Dar Es Salaam City Tour And Dar Es Salaam - Cape Town Rovos Rail - 17 Days / 16 Nights: From US$ 12,985 Per Person For Pullman suite, US$ 16,985 Per Person For Deluxe suite And US$ 21,985 Per Person For Royal suite.

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  • Jan 28 – Feb 13
  • Mar 11 – Mar 27
  • Jul 15 – Jul 31
  • Sept 2 – Sept 18
  • Oct 14 – Oct 30
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Cape Town - Dar Es Salaam Rovos Rail And Mikumi National Park Safari - 18 Days / 17 Nights: From US$ 13,000 Per Person For Pullman suite, US$ 17,000 Per Person For Deluxe suite And US$ 22,000 Per Person For Royal suite.

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  • Jan 13 – Jan 30
  • Feb 24 – Mar 13
  • June 30 – Jul 17
  • Aug 18 – Sept 4
  • Sept 29 – Oct 16
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Cape Town - Dar Es Salaam Rovos Rail And Zanzibar Tour - 18 Days / 17 Nights: From US$ 13,000 Per Person For Pullman suite, US$ 17,000 Per Person For Deluxe suite And US$ 22,000 Per Person For Royal suite.

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  • Jan 13 – Jan 30
  • Feb 24 – Mar 13
  • June 30 – Jul 17
  • Aug 18 – Sept 4
  • Sept 29 – Oct 16
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Cape Town - Dar Es Salaam Rovos Rail And Dar Es Salaam City Tour - 17 Days / 16 Nights: From US$ 12,985 Per Person For Pullman suite, US$ 16,985 Per Person For Deluxe suite And US$ 21,985 Per Person For Royal suite.

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  • Jan 13 – Jan 29
  • Feb 24 – Mar 12
  • June 30 – Jul 16
  • Aug 18 – Sept 3
  • Sept 29 – Oct 15
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Rates Per Person On Sharing Includes

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All alcoholic and other beverages
  • 24-Hour full room service and bar facilities
  • Limited Laundry service
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide (where applicable)
  • Entrance fees to places of interest
  • Government tax

Included In Off-Train Accommodation

  • Accommodation
  • Meals at the lodges
  • Hotels
  • Clubs or resorts
  • Water and a limited wine selection at certain establishments

Rate Excludes

  • Staff gratuities
  • French Champagne
  • Memorabilia purchases

Included In Mikumi safari, Zanzibar Tour And Dar Es Salaam City Tour

  • Airport transfer
  • All Taxes / VAT
  • Park Fees
  • Accommodation as Mentioned in Itinerary
  • 1-3 Meals a day as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Bottled water during game drives
  • Activities as mentioned in tour description
  • Transportation as mentioned, Toyota Land Cruiser with pop-up roof
  • A professional guide / driver

Excluded In Mikumi safari, Zanzibar Tour And Dar Es Salaam City Tour

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Vaccination
  • Laundry
  • Other Personal Items
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Cape Town - Dar es Salaam Itinerary


DAY1

11h00 Depart Cape Town Station on the Pride of Africa. 18h00 Arrive in Matjiesfontein and explore the quaint village. Dinner and overnight on the train. (Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

DAY2
14h00 Tour of Kimberley’s Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum. Ten minutes after departing Kimberley a shallow lake appears on the left-hand side of the train where, on most occasions, there are spectacular flocks of Lesser Flamingos (approximately 23 000). Travel from the Karoo to the Highveld. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY3
10h00 Arrive at Rovos Rail Station in Capital Park, Pretoria. Enjoy a walking tour of the station and locomotive workshops (weather permitting) followed by lunch on the platform and a city tour of Pretoria at 14h15. 18h00 Depart for Zeerust in the North West Province. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY4
11h00 Disembark at Zeerust and transfer by coach to Madikwe Reserve for a two-night stay at TAU Game Lodge*. Lunch is served upon arrival at the lodge. Afternoon tea and game drive (approximately 3 hours). Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

DAY5
Enjoy an early morning game drive, afternoon game drive and other guest activities. Overnight at the lodge.

DAY6
Early morning game drive followed by breakfast until 09h30. 10h30 Transfer to the train at with border formalities en route to Gaborone, Botswana. 13h30 Depart Gaborone and travel to Plumtree for border formalities and overnight.

DAY7
Day at leisure on board. Lectures will be given during the course of the morning and/or afternoon by the on-board historian. The train passes Gwaai and Dete along one of Africa’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres – and along the eastern edge of the Hwange National Park where occasional sightings of animals can occur. The train heads for Thompson’s Junction for the overnight stop.

DAY8
12h00 Arrive at the incomparable Victoria Falls and walk across to the hotel. Enjoy lunch. 16h00 Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River. Buffet dinner at Jungle Junction. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY9
Day at leisure in the Victoria Falls with activities (tour of Falls, helicopter over Falls, elephant-back safari, walk with lions, whitewater rafting, bungee-jumping, golf, etc). 16h00 Depart Victoria Falls and cross the bridge to Livingstone, Zambia.

DAY10
Day at leisure on board. Lectures will be given during the course of the morning and/or afternoon by the on-board historian. The train travels across the Kafue railway bridge – a 477-metre long steel girder truss bridge of 13 spans each at 33 metres supported on concrete piers – towards Kapiri Mposhi and the start of the TAZARA railway line.

DAY11
Enjoy a day at leisure on the train. Lectures will be given during the course of the morning and/or afternoon by the on-board historian. The train passes through Serenje and Mpika to Kasama.

DAY12
08h00 Disembark at Kasama for a morning excursion to Chisimba Falls. 11h00 Depart from Kasama and travel towards the Tanzanian border.

DAY13
09h00 Arrive at Makambako where guests may enjoy a stroll through the town – time permitting. 10h30 Depart and travel towards Mlimba. The train descends into the Rift Valley and through the Udzungwa Mountains as it negotiates the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the escarpment. Day at leisure on the train with lectures by the on-board historian.

DAY14
Game visit in the Selous Reserve (time permitting). Travel towards Gwata for an overnight stop.

DAY15
06h30 Depart Gwata in and travel in an easterly direction towards the coast. 07h00 Breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 09h30. 10h00 Arrive at journey’s end in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Dar es Salaam - Cape Town Itinerary


DAY1
12h00 The Pride of Africa departs Dar es Salaam and travels the TAZARA line. During the late afternoon the train passes through the Selous Game Reserve – the largest in Africa at 55 000km². For a few hours wild animals can be seen from the train. Overnight on board at Mlimba. (Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

DAY2
Game visit in the Selous Reserve (time permitting). Descend into the Udzungwa Mountains and Rift Valley.

DAY3
The train travels the Rift Valley to Makambako. 09h00 Guests may enjoy a stroll through the town of Makambako – time permitting. Day at leisure on board. Lectures will be given during the course of the morning and/or afternoon by the on-board historian as the train travels via Mbeya to Tunduma for the overnight stop.

DAY4
Tanzanian and Zambian border formalities take place. 14h30 Disembark at Kasama for an excursion to Chisimba Falls. 18h00 Return to train and depart Kasama. Overnight on board at Mununga.

DAY5
Enjoy a day at leisure on the train. Lectures will be given by the on-board historian. The train passes through Kapiri Mposhi to Ngwerere for the overnight stop.

DAY6
The train travels through Lusaka, capital of Zambia and crosses the Kafue railway bridge – a 477-metre long steel girder truss bridge of 13 spans each at 33 metres supported on concrete piers. Lectures will be given by the on-board historian as the train makes its way to Zimbabwe and overnights at Makoli.

DAY7
10h00 Arrive at Livingstone then cross the bridge and arrive at Zimbabwean border for passport formalities. 11h00 Arrive at the incomparable Victoria Falls. Disembark and walk across to the hotel. Enjoy lunch. 16h00 Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River. Buffet dinner at Jungle Junction. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY8
Day at leisure in the Victoria Falls with activities (tour of Falls, helicopter over Falls, elephant-back safari, walk with lions, whitewater rafting, bungee-jumping, golf, etc). 16h00 Meet on the platform and depart Victoria Falls. Travel southeast along the edge of Hwange Park towards Bulawayo.

DAY9
Enjoy a day at leisure on the train. Lectures will be given by the on-board historian. The train heads southwards through Francistown and Serule, crosses the Tropic of Capricorn and continues via Mahalapye to Gaborone.

DAY10
10h00 Disembark at Gaborone and transfer by coach to Madikwe Reserve for a two-night stay at TAU Lodge*. Border formalities will take place en route and guests are required to present themselves to the officials. Lunch is served upon arrival at the lodge. Afternoon game drive (approximately 3 hours). Dinner and overnight at lodge.

DAY11
Enjoy an early morning game drive, afternoon game drive and other guest activities. Overnight at the lodge.

DAY12
Early morning game drive (approximately 2 hours) followed by breakfast until 09h30. 11h00 Depart the lodge and transfer to the train at Zeerust. The train traverses the Magaliesberg Mountains – a range of low hills stretching 120 kilometres due east-west from Pretoria to Rustenberg. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY13
10h00 Arrive at Rovos Rail’s private station in Pretoria. Disembark for city tour. 13h00 Lunch on the platform followed by a walking tour of the station and the locomotive workshops (weather permitting). 15h00 Depart Pretoria and travel south towards Kimberley. Dinner and overnight on the train.

DAY14
10h00 The train arrives in Kimberley. Passengers visit the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum. 12h30 Depart Kimberley and proceed overnight via De Aar and Beaufort West to Matjiesfontein.

DAY15
08h30 Enjoy a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein. 10h30 The train departs for Cape Town via Touws River and Worcester. 18h00 Arrive at Cape Town Station’s Platform 24.

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