Wishing you could harken back to this golden age of African rail safari? Of steam locomotives rolling through the countryside, taking in the impressive wildlife and rugged landscape of Africa? Don’t let this bygone era pass you by! You too can enjoy the romantic and nostalgic atmosphere for yourself as you embark on the luxurious Rovos Rail vintage train through the heart of some of Africa’s most vividly captivating sights on our Rivers & Rails of Africa itinerary.
The Distinguished Way to Travel
Five-star cuisine, excellent South African wines and extraordinary views await our explorers when traveling in turn-of-the twentieth-century style throughout this 995-mile journey. After all, in those times, the train itself was the destination!
Of course, travel via trains was once the most distinguished way to travel. It was glamorous, chic and posh. Trains were dazzling works of art in and of themselves and the subjects of Agatha Christie novels. Travelers would dress in their absolute finest and delight in the utter luxury of taking one’s time – after all, life is all about the journey.
And your journey aboard Rovos Rail will start with a sendoff at the colonial-era rail station in Victoria Falls. Cross the majestic Zambezi River on its iconic bridge. The mist and sheer power of Victoria Falls thunders down near one side, offset by the dark rocks of the gorge that can be viewed from the opposing side’s window.