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Rovos Rail to Victoria Falls

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10 days From £3,995 per person
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2024 Tour code: RFI24

About the tour

Take the journey of a lifetime aboard the luxurious Rovos Rail and experience the golden age of travel on this indulgent train. Beginning in Pretoria, you'll travel in style to Zimbabwe, where you'll visit the epic Victoria Falls and have the chance to stay in a nature lodge or on the banks of the Zambezi River. Your journey takes you on to Cape Town where the majestic Table Mountain awaits.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Rovos Rail
Rovos Rail
Travel on one of the world’s most luxurious trains, Rovos Rail.
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
See the breathtaking Victoria Falls.
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
Explore some of the sights Zimbabwe has to offer.
Hwange National Park
Hwange National Park
Experience a Game Drive in Hwange National Park
Helicopter Ride of the Falls
Helicopter Ride of the Falls
Experience a once in a lifetime helicopter ride above the falls - The Flight of Angels

What’s included

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Outbound Travel

Day 1 – UK to Johannesburg

Your epic journey begins today when you take your overnight flight from London to Johannesburg.

Pretoria

Day 2 - Pretoria

Pretoria

On arrival in Pretoria you'll be transferred to your 5* hotel for the night, on a B&B basis.

Rovos Rail

Day 3 – Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

Today you'll be transferred from your hotel to the railway station in Pretoria to board the indulgent Rovos Rail. One of the most luxurious trains in the world, the Rovos Rail takes you right back to the golden age of travel with formal dinners, fine china, opulent glass wear, and fine dining paired with exquisite wines.

The Rovos Rail features soft sofas in the observatory car and the lounge car, and a cosy bar car for a cocktail or two. Accommodation is luxurious and vintage in its design and décor, with some suites featuring roll top baths. You'll be greeted onboard with a welcome drink this morning, before its time to disembark as you relax in your new surroundings.

Lunch is served in the dining car as you travel through Warmbaths, aptly named after its natural mineral springs, and Nylstroom, so called as it was believed to be the source of the River Nile. Watch the scenery go by your window and relax in your cabin, or spend time in the lounge car, before dinner is served in the dining car this evening.

Zimbabwe

Day 4 - Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

You'll spend the day onboard Rovos Rail today, giving you the ideal opportunity to relax and feel at home on the train. You'll be travelling through Baobab country, and after lunch you'll make your way to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second city and the industrial capital of the country. Watch these incredible landscapes pass by as you enjoy afternoon tea in the lounge car, cosy up in your cabin with a good book and while away the lazy hours before dinner is served in the dining car.

Hwange National Park

Day 5 – Safari in Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park

Breakfast and lunch are served onboard today, which can be enjoyed at your own pace, while you travel between Gwaai and Dete on one of the world's longest stretches of straight railway track. In the afternoon you'll enjoy a game drive at the Hide in Hwange National Park. Dinner is served back onboard the train, paired with fine wines, after which you can enjoy a drink in the bar car or watch the scenery from the observation car.

Arrive at Victoria Falls

Day 6 – Arrive Victoria Falls

Arrive at Victoria Falls

Breakfast is served in the dining car this morning, before you reach the end of your journey aboard Rovis Rail at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. As one adventure comes to its close and you disembark Rovis Rail, another begins as you are transferred to your chosen hotel in Zimbabwe. Choose between our handpicked, unique accommodation options.

Victoria Falls

Day 7 & 8 – Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

On day 7 & 8 you'll see just why Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world when you tour the Zimbabwean side. As you walk through the permanent, misty rain forest which flanks the falls, you'll stop at various vantage points to see the falls cascade to the depths below. You'll see the Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pot, Cataract Island and Livingstone Island. You'll experience the thunderous noise and the spray, as millions of litres of water tumble into a series of narrow gorges below. Next, you'll have the opportunity to experience the 13-minute Flight of Angels, a helicopter ride which gives you the chance to appreciate Victoria Falls from above. You'll see the enormous chasm, the zigzag gorges, and the hundreds of small islands upstream in the wide Zambezi River, as you glide over high above.

Inbound Travel

Days 9 & 10 – Victoria Falls to the UK

Your epic adventure comes to its close today as you're transferred from your hotel in Victoria Falls to the airport where you'll catch your overnight flight back to London, via Cape Town. You may wish to extend in Cape Town.

You'll arrive back into the UK today, full of incredible, once-in-a-lifetime memories.

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