b"ULTIMATE DAR ES SALAAM, VICTORIA FALLS AND UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCESAFRICATHE PRIDE OF AFRICAYOUR ITINERARY mine, the Big Hole, as well as the Kimberley Mine Museum, aGet a true taste of luxury rail recreated townscape and museum that houses many artefacts fromtravel on the opulent Pride of Days 1-4 - London to Dar Es Salaam and the Pride of Africa the diamond rush. The Pride of Africa reaches Matjiesfontein on DayAfrica.We fly from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam, via Dubai. We arrive17. This village was founded in 1884 and is famous for its main streetSee the smoke that thunders, on Day 2 and have some free time in the city, Tanzanias cultural heart,with colonial-era buildings. With time to explore, you could visit theVictoria Falls on an incredible before dinner at our hotel. On Day 3, we board the Pride of Africa,old-fashioned Victorian pub. We return to the train for the final leg ofvisit.starting our epic rail journey across the continent that takes in fiveour journey, arriving in Cape Town this evening and disembarking for countries. We make our way through Tanzania, across the wild plainsthe final time. We transfer to our hotel, where we spend four nights. Take a sunset cruise along the of the Selous Game Reserve. The park offers a vision of timeless Africa;Zambezi River.there are almost no roads and most visitors are flown in, so our trip byDays 18-22 - Cape Town and London Discover the iconic sights of VICTORIA FALLS rail is a rare treat. We head out into Selous Game Reserve on a safariWere introduced to Cape Town on a guided tour. We ascend theCape Town, including Table drive on Day 4, hoping to catch a glimpse of the amazing wildlife thatimposing Table Mountain by cable car, where we enjoy views acrossMountain, Robben Island, Cape Africa is famous for. We return to the train and continue through thethe sprawling city. We then tour Robben Island, the UNESCO-listedPoint and Boulders Bay.MADIKWE GAME RESERVE Udzungwa Mountains to Mlimba, where we stay for the night. site thats home to the prison where Nelson Mandela was infamously imprisoned. We travel by coach to South Africas most celebratedEnjoy safari trips in Selous Days 5-8 - The Pride of Africa, Makambako and Chishimba Falls vineyards on Day 19, visiting Franschhoek and Stellenbosch Valleysand Madikwe Game Reserves, We arrive in Makambako, a traditional Tanzanian town where youwhere we have the chance to sample some of the award-winninghopefully catching a glimpse of have free time. Back on board, we traverse the Rift Valley on the waywines. We enjoy the locally made wines with a tasting session,Africas mighty Big Five.to Tunduma, on the border between Tanzania and Zambia. We spendaccompanied by some delicious tapas-style food pairings. On DayDiscover the famous Cape the night here. On Day 6, we descend through the valleys of the Mbeya20, we travel to Cape Point, on the Cape of Good Hope at AfricasWinelands of South Africa Mountains before crossing into Zambia. We disembark at Kasamasouth-western tip. We experience a journey on the Flying Dutchmanon an excursion around the for a visit to Chishimba Falls, where the Luombe River tumbles overfunicular, winding up to the upper lighthouse above Cape Point.Stellenbosch and Franschhoek a succession of rapids. We rejoin the Pride of Africa and journey toNext, we head to Boulders Beach, home to its own colony ofValleys.Mununga, where we spend tonight. Enjoy time to relax on board onadorable African penguins. On Day 21 we make our way to the Day 7 and Day 8, luxuriating in the views as we pass through Lusaka,airport for our flight to London Heathrow, arriving on Day 22. Visit the old mining town of Zambias tree-lined capital, and across the Kafue Railway Bridge, a bridgeKimberley and learn about the that spans the Kafue River and affords great views. SELOUS GAME RESERVE areas diamond history. Days 9-11 - Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls WHAT'S INCLUDEDWe arrive in Livingston and travel into Zimbabwe, crossing the borderDiscover the natural splendour PRETORIA bridge that spans a gorge across Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls indigenousof the Selous Game Reserve, aUK Tour Manager up to name is Mosi-oa-Tunya, which translates beautifully to the smoke thatUNESCO World Heritage Site inembarkation and from thunders. The falls are one of the worlds finest natural wonders. Wesouthern Tanzania thats home todisembarkation of the Pride of disembark and transfer to our nearby hotel. Later, we take to the waterssome of the highest populationsAfricaof the Zambezi River on a sunset cruise. Enjoy a free day on Day 10,of wild animals in Africa. perhaps to unwind at the hotel. Back on board on Day 11, we continueFlights from London Heathrow through Botswana, where wide open plains stretch out into the distantDesignated a protected areato Dar es Salaam, via Dubai, desert landscape, dotted with traditional villages. The train speedssince 1896, the game park isand from Cape Town to London towards Gaborone, Botswanas compact capital, found just above thehome to spectacular creaturesHeathrowSouth African border close to the Madikwe Game Reserve. including the majestic Big Five -8 nights 4 and 5-Star hotel the lion, elephant, cape buffalo,accommodationDays 12-14 - Madikwe Game Reserve rhino, and leopard.We disembark and transfer to the Madikwe Game Reserve in SouthLuggage transfers throughoutAfrica. Boasting a beautifully diverse landscape, Madikwe is home to11 nights on the Pride of Africacreatures including leopards, elephants, antelopes, rhinos and lions. This afternoon we take a game drive through the wilderness, hoping to50 meals including 19 breakfasts, CAPE TOWN spot the wonderful creatures. We enjoy a full day dedicated to wildlifeMakambako 1 Dar Es Salaam 16 lunches and 15 dinnersspotting on Day 13, with early morning and afternoon game drives. WeTunduma Selous Game Reservemake our way through the plains of the savannah, hoping to spot theKasama All drinks included while on the mighty Big Five amongst the woodlands and rocky outcrops. We embark6 Pride of Africa upon a final morning game drive on Day 14; if were lucky, we mightLusakacatch a glimpse of the highly endangered African Wild Dog, a wild dog1 Victoria Falls All tour excursionswith large, bat-like ears. We return to the Pride of Africa and continue2through the dramatic Magaliesberg Mountains on our way to Pretoria.Tau Lodge 2 2024 TOUR DATES Max 25 PeopleDays 15-18 - Pretoria, Kimberley and Matjiesfontein PretoriaWe arrive in Pretoria, the seat of South Africas government. We take aKimberley Jan 28 14,995guided tour before returning to Rovos Rail Station for lunch ahead of a3 SOUTH AFRICATour Code: TZG| per person based on 2 tour of the locomotive workshops. We reboard the Pride of Africa andCape Town 4 Matjisfontein sharing. Deposit from 2,250 per person. continue towards Kimberley. We arrive in Kimberley on Day 16, a citySupplement for solo travellers from 5,695. with a fascinating diamond mining history. We visit its most famousNights in hotel Nights on train Rail For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice142 AFRICA Call us on 01904 527194 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 143"