Rovos Rail Cape Town to Dar es Salaam Luxury Train Journey

Travel on the most luxurious train in the world on an epic 15-night train tour. This flagship Rovos Rail journey travels through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania and has become one of the most famous train journeys in the world.

15 Nights


₤ 10,710 (PPS)


This Rovos Rail train journey invites you to travel on the most luxurious train in the world. An epic 16-day signature tour!

This luxury train travels through Africa from South Africa to Tanzania – one of the most famous train journeys with the incomparable luxury of the Rovos Rail vintage train!

What the journey entails:

This 16-day trip is the ultimate African safari, carrying a band of intrepid adventurers through the heartlands of South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and onto Tanzania. It is designed for people who wish to re-live true adventure and romance in complete luxury, comfort and security.

The journey first travels through South Africa, visiting Matjiesfontein, the diamond town of Kimberley, and Pretoria before having a two day safari in Madikwe Game Reserve. You then continue on via Botswana to Victoria Falls where you stay overnight at the famous Victoria Falls Hotel.

After time enjoying the various delights of Victoria Falls, you cross the mighty Zambezi river and travel through Zambia visiting the Chisimba Falls. The train climbs higher and higher into the midpoint of Africa's two Great Rift Valley lakes. You descend into the Rift Valley itself and enjoy spectacular scenery. The train negotiates the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the Rift Valley escarpment. On the final day you travel through one of the largest game reserves in Africa, enjoying a game drive before continuing to journey's end. The train arrives in bustling Dar es Salaam in Tanzania the next day.

You enjoy various lectures by an entertaining historian during the journey as well as plenty of off-train excursions. This luxury train trip is also available in reverse, ending in Cape Town.

Choose between three different compartment sizes (all en suite):
Pullman suite (smallest compartment size),
Deluxe suite (more spacious) or
Royal suite (more spacious with a bath in the en suite bathroom).

Departure Dates for the Rovos Rail Cape Town to Dar es Salaam

Cape Town to Dar es Salaam:

2024: 12-27 Jan, 28 June - 13 Jul, 13-28 Sept

Dar es Salaam to Cape Town:

2024: 30 Jan - 14 Feb, 12-27 Mar, 1-16 Oct


Pre and Post tours for the train trip

We can tailor-make a variety of pre-train trips in Cape Town and we strongly recommend that you add on a safari in Tanzania at the end, visiting the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and perhaps Zanzibar for some post-trip relaxation.

Rovos Rail Cape Town to Dar es Salaam Luxury Train Journey at a glance

PRICE FROM ₤ 10,710 (PPS)

Tasha Eygelaar

Africa Travel Specialist

Hi I'm Tasha, I'm here to help you plan your ideal holiday experience

An idea of price

All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.

It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.

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Average Of
₤ 10,710
This price is based on a Pullman Suite
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
₤ 14,170
This price is based on a Deluxe Suite
Red Carpet
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Average Of
₤ 18,584
This price is based on a Royal Suite


Accommodation; all meals; all beverages on board; room service; limited laundry; excursions with a qualified guide (where applicable); entrance fees as per itinerary; on-board historian and doctor; government tax.


International sparkling wine; gratuities; personal expenses; visas; travel insurance; pre- and post-tour accommodation, flights and transfers; items of a personal nature.