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If you are due to travel shortly, we will be in touch to support and guide you in either postponing or cancelling your holiday, based on current Foreign Office advice and your insurance arrangements.
 
We hope that international travel will resume soon, but to ensure you can still enjoy a holiday this year, we have introduced the following new initiatives:
 
(a) For all new 2by2 Holidays we have relaxed our Booking Conditions, with refundable deposits & later final payment dates. This will allow you to plan your next long-haul holiday with more confidence, despite coronavirus uncertainties.
 
(b) We have launched Auriel Holidays – dedicated to finding you a range of wonderful holidays closer to home. Working with like-minded tour operators, who know their destinations intimately, safety is uppermost in everyone's minds. Our holidays within the United Kingdom and Europe will be mindful of this, and can be tailor made to your exact requirements - whether travelling by road, rail, sea or air.
 
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Rovos Rail Train: Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town
9YL20T
20 NIGHTS
FROM £9,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Rovos Rail Dar Es Salaam Luxury Train Tanzania Cape Town South Africa

This epic Rovos Rail, Dar Es Salaam luxury train journey starts in Tanzania and travels across the continent to beautiful Cape Town in South Africa.  Travel through the great Selous Game Reserve & Zambia, before stopping at the spectacular Victoria Falls, continuing through Zimbabwe to South Africa. Two departures per year in each direction (Pullman, Deluxe or Royal cabin). Early booking essential.

Rovos Rail Dar Es Salaam Luxury Train Tanzania Cape Town South Africa
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Rovos Rail Dar Es Salaam, Luxury Train
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Selous Game Reserve
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Great Rift Valley
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Luxury Train, Tanzania
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Lusaka, Zambia
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Gaborone, Botswana
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Pretoria & Kimberley
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Madikwe Game Reserve
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Rovos Rail Dar Es Salaam, Luxury Train
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Selous Game Reserve
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Great Rift Valley
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Luxury Train, Tanzania
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Lusaka, Zambia
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Gaborone, Botswana
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Pretoria & Kimberley
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Madikwe Game Reserve
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Cape Town, South Africa
Day 1
You will be met at Dar Es Salaam Airport and transferred to your hotel.
   
Check in, settle in and relax in your warm East African surroundings.
Day 2
At leisure to relax and explore vibrant Dar Es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania.
 
Meaning "House of Peace" Dar Es Salaam boasts a rich and internationally diverse cuisine, with many fine restaurants. Interesting tours include the National Museum, the Village Museum and the Botanical Gardens. There is also a lively music scene.
Day 3
Transfer from your hotel to Tazara Station in Dar Es Salaam, to arrive by 11.00 to board the luxury Rovos Rail Pride of Africa departing 12.00 for Cape Town.
 
Enjoy the elegance of luxury 5-star train travel of a bygone age as you settle in to your wood-panelled coach for your epic 14-day rail journey. You will experience the finest cuisine and outstanding personal service, as you travel in luxury through Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa to Cape Town – making this one of the most famous train journeys in the world.
 
Dress code on the train during the day is smart casual, with comfortable walking shoes for the off-train excursion. Evenings are generally more formal, with most guests enjoying the opportunity to dress up in cocktail or evening wear including black tie (although collar & tie is acceptable).
Day 4
Relax and unwind as you enjoy your first day of luxury train travel, as we head southwards through the Selous Game Reserve, the largest in the whole of Africa.
 
Time permitting, we will disembark to enjoy a game drive in the Selous, before returning to the train.
 
Our journey continues as we descend into the Udzungwa Mountains and head towards the Great Rift Valley.
Day 5
Enjoy spectacular scenery as the train negotiates the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, as it ascends the pass at Mlimba at almost the midpoint between Africa’s two Great Rift Lakes and travels towards Makambako.
 
Time permitting, we can disembark at Makambako and enjoy a stroll through the town, with rest of day on board the train enjoying lectures by our on-board historian.
 
Please put your watches back by an hour, before retiring for the night.
Day 6
Early morning arrival at Tunduma/Nakonde for the border crossing from Tanzania to Zambia.
 
Enjoy the spectacular descent into northern Zambia and an afternoon off-train excursion to Chisimba Falls. Continue overnight through central Zambia, travelling towards Kasama and Mununga.
Day 7
Enjoy lectures on the train with the on-board historian, as we travel through Mpika and Serenje in central Zambia, towards Lusaka.
 
Tea is served in the midway lounge car and observation car at the rear of the train, with lunch and dinner served in the dining car, as we pass through Kapiri Mposhi to Ngwerere.
Day 8
We pass through Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia, and continue to Kafue and Choma, whilst enjoying another day of stunning scenery.
 
We continue southwards towards the mighty Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world situated on the great Zambezi River that separates Zambia from Zimbabwe.
Day 9
Today we head towards the mighty Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world situated on the great Zambezi River.
 
We arrive in Livingstone for Zimbabwean border formalities and continue across the famous Victoria Falls iron bridge, viewing the magnificent "Smoke That Thunders" first discovered by Dr. David Livingstone and still one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The flow of water over the Victoria Falls is greatest from February to June following the summer rains, but they are a magnificent sight at any time of year.
 
Arrive at Victoria Falls Station and walk across the road to your hotel. In the late afternoon enjoy a Sunset Cruise on the Zambesi River where you can see hippos, crocodiles and abundant bird life, followed by dinner.
 
Please pack a small overnight bag for your stay at Victoria Falls. Lunch and dinner today and breakfast and lunch tomorrow are included and taken at the Jungle Junction Restaurant. All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, or any meals taken in other venues, are for your own account.
Day 10
At leisure to explore Victoria Falls on foot or participate in optional local activities such as a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls, an elephant-back safari, golf or white water river rafting.
 
Depart Victoria Falls at 16.00, travelling southwards through beautiful scenery towards South Africa.
Day 11
Another day of luxury train travel as we travel through Zimbabwe, travelling via Plumtree into Botswana.
 
Enjoy the spectacle of an African sunset in baobab country, as the train winds southwards towards the border with South Africa.
Day 12
Arrive in Gaborone and transfer to your luxury game lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve.
 
In the late afternoon, enjoy an open-top game drive in the beautiful malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve.
 
Please pack the small overnight bag you will find in your suite for your two-night stay at the game lodge. Bottled water and a limited wine selection will be available free of charge during lunch and dinner. Please note that beverages, phone calls and laundry will be for your own account. Wi-Fi is available in the main house & there are spa facilities.The time of your game drives will be confirmed on arrival.
Day 13
Awake early this morning for a dawn open top game drive with your lodge ranger, to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day.
 
Madikwe Game Reserve is home to all the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo – as well as many other interesting species, so outstanding game viewing is assured. The rest of the morning is free for relaxing beside the swimming pool.
 
In the afternoon enjoy another open top game drive with your ranger and in the evening dine under the pristine stars of the southern sky.
Day 14
This morning enjoy another game drive in Madikwe Game Reserve before breakfast at your lodge. Please ensure your bags are ready for collection by 10.00
 
Re-board the train and depart from Zeerust, travelling via Magaliesberg to Pretoria.
Day 15
This morning we arrive at the gracious colonial-style Capital Park Railway Station in Pretoria.
 
We disembark for a walking tour of the station and locomotive workshops, followed by lunch on the platform and a city tour of Pretoria.
 
In the afternoon we depart from Pretoria and continue southwards through the farmlands of the Free State towards Kimberley.
Day 16
We travel past a lake where, on most occasions, there are spectacular flocks of flamingos.
 
We arrive in the diamond town of Kimberley and disembark for a tour of the famous Big Hole and Open Mine Museum. With a surface area of over 40 acres and a perimeter of over 1 mile, this open-pit area was mined to a depth of over 3,000 feet at the height of the diamond rush – the largest hand-dug excavation in the world. At the Village Museum you can also view Eureka, the first recorded diamond discovered in South Africa.
 
We depart Kimberley around midday and continue through the Northern Cape towards De Aar and Beauford West in the Great Karoo.
Day 17
Arrive in Matjiesfontein this morning and disembark for a walk to this quaint preserved Victorian village. After departing from Matjiesfontein, we proceed through Touws River, De Doorns and Worcester to the beautiful mountains and vineyards of the Cape Winelands.
 
We pass through the Du Toits Kloof tunnel and view imposing Table Mountain, before arriving at Cape Town Station around 18h00 and transfer to your hotel.
Day 18
Today is free for independent sightseeing in Cape Town.
 
To orientate yourself, we suggest you purchase a pass onboard the convenient Red Route Hop-Off Bus, which stops at all Cape Town’s key sights and attractions, including the Table Mountain cable car (discounted tickets are sold on the bus). Here you can ascend and enjoy one of the world's most famous views.
 
Continue to trendy Camps Bay beach and the many attractions of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (pay all entrance fees locally).
 
Note: Don’'t let the colour of the bus confuse you. All buses are red, but they run two different routes - the Red City Route and the Blue Kirstenbosch Route.
Day 19
Today we recommend an optional full day shared tour to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where you may see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July/November).
  
Your tour travels through Hout Bay and along spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape Point peninsula, returning via Simons Town, Fish Hoek, Constantia and Kirstenbosch Gardens. This is a scenic tour of the whole Cape Peninsula, with the optional opportunity of visiting the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
Day 20
Today we recommend an optional full day shared tour to the renowned Stellenbosch Winelands, travelling through the scenic Franschhoek Valley where a handful of French Huguenot refugees started South Africa’s now famous wine industry.
 
Explore the historic university town of Stellenbosch and several wine estates on this famous wine route, which stretched from Paarl through to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Enjoy a cellar tour and some wine tasting, before returning to Cape Town in the late afternoon.
Day 21
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.