Beginning in South Africa, and taking six days to travel through Botswana and across the Tropic of Cancer, the Rovos Special Package: Pretoria and Victoria Falls combines some of Africa’s most recognisable landmarks, landscapes and sights. From game reserves to mighty rivers, national parks to gold rush towns, it’s as inspiring as it is relaxing, and all experienced whilst on board one of the world’s most beautiful trains.
Depart from the Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria mid-morning, with lunch and dinner served on board as the train begins its epic journey. Traversing the area’s famed goldfields, the route heads towards Mafikeng and the Botswana border for customs formalities, with overnight spent on board.
Spend the day as you see fit on board the train as it makes a way through Botswana towards Plumtree and Zimbabwe for border formalities. En route you will pass through some truly breathtaking landscapes, with plenty of opportunity to sit back and relax. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will all be served on board, with an overnight stop at Mpopoma.
An early rise is followed by breakfast as the train leaves Mpopoma behind. Enjoy time relaxing on board, before lunch is served whilst on one of Africa’s longest stretches of straight railway line- spanning 114km. A mid-afternoon arrival at Kennedy leaves plenty of time for a game drive through The Hide, before climbing back aboard and preparing for dinner on the tracks, served mid-evening on the way to Thompson’s Junction.
Another early-morning departure sees the train bound for Victoria Falls, with breakfast served until mid-morning. Arriving at the Falls, transfer from the Station to Stanley and Livingstone begins a two night stay in this iconic area of Africa, on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis including a game drive.
Spend the day at leisure at the Stanley & Livingstone, with a number of activities available on request, including a game drive. Stay is again on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Following breakfast, transfers will be waiting to take you to either Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport for return flights home, or alternatively extend your stay by combing this itinerary with your own personal arrangements.