Ready to enjoy train trip travel in luxury? The Pride of Africa offers a great way to see southern, eastern, and central Africa from the seat of a luxury train.
There are several options to choose if you wish to have a “rail tour” or you can choose from day tours if you would like to visit some of the major cities. The Pride of Africa also books tours that include driving yourself to certain locations.
The Blue Train
This train carries famous passengers once in a while such as royalty and even presidents. The accommodations are likened to a 5 star hotel because of the luxury provided. The meals are prepared right on the train by real chefs and offer the finest of wines with the meals. The suites rival the finest hotels with marble tiles, gold fixtures that just scream luxury. The route starts at Pretoria and travels through to Kimberley and on to Cape Town for a couple of days of museums, fine dining, and sightseeing.
This opulent train carries passengers in the decor of the 1920-1930’s offering rooms and suites with comfortable beds (choose from twin or double). Each suite has a private lounge area and gives you the ability to enjoy the comforts of modern conveniences. This train offers two different journeys, whether you are traveling south or north. See the cities of Johannesburg, Kimberley, Cape Town, and Pretoria.
The Desert Express offers the extremes of Africa going from the Namib Desert to the savannahs of Khomas plateau. But do not worry, the trains are air conditioned, so you will always feel comfortable as you look out the window at the awesome sand dunes in the Namib Desert. Stop to feed the lions at the Otjihavera Siding at the Okapuka Game Ranch. The seats fold into beds in the suites, giving you a window slumber, so you can face the window and see the African landscape as it goes by. But do not worry, the train stops at night, so you will not miss one single second of the sightseeing adventure.
This is a new luxury train, being only almost 20 years old, compared to the vintage trains of the other rail services. The rooms are comfortable, offering all the modern conveniences you may need. Choose from many travel destinations such as Victoria Falls, Johannesburg, Windhoek, and Dar es Salaam. The tours can last up to 2 weeks taking you to exciting towns and wonderful sightseeing of Africa.
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