Frontiers Travel offers African rail journey


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Frontiers International Travel is offering a 15-day train journey between Cape Town and Dar es Salaam (or vice versa), aboard The Pride of Africa, the most luxurious train in the world operated by Rovos Rail.

Guests will recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as they step aboard the reconditioned wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as they travel across five countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Tanzania. The tour starts at $11,850 per person based on double occupancy. Dates include 2 July – 16 July 2016 for Cape Town to Dar es Salaam, and 19 July – 2 August 2016 for Dar es Salaam to Cape Town.

The sojourn begins in Cape Town taking guests to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, the diamond town of Kimberley, and the capital city of Pretoria, followed by two nights in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Guests will continue through Botswana into Zimbabwe where they’ll overnight at the Victoria Falls Hotel. After crossing the mighty Zambezi River, the train joins the Tazara line in Zambia and continues to Chisimba Falls for a bush walk.

Next, the train will climb to the Tanzanian border and descend into the Great Rift Valley negotiating the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the spectacular escarpment. Climbing again, it will traverse the Selous Game Reserve – the largest reserve on the continent and a vision of timeless Africa – before the bustling arrival in Dar es Salaam the following day.

Rovos Rail emphasises the journey over the destination, with an air of elegance and history aboard its meandering trains. A superb standard of service delivered by a highly motivated staff enhances the train’s ambience.

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