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The Pride of Africa is a luxury train which is run by Rovos Rail. It is billed as the World’s Most Luxurious Train. It travels through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania.
Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class travel experiences. Step aboard the wood paneled coaches – classical remodeled and refurbished to mint condition – and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when privileged travelers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion.
In a series of train journeys lasting from 24 hours to a fortnight, the Pride of Africa links some of Africa’s greatest destinations from Cape town at the tip of Africa to Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania, from scenic splendors as diverse as the game reserves of Mpumalanga to the Victoria Falls.
The trains – which may be hauled by steam, diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of the journey – carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites.
There are three types of accommodation called Pullman, Deluxe, and Royal suite. All cabins are equipped with a writing surface and, for valuables, a personal safe. There is also a bar fridge filled with beverages of the passengers’ choice and room service is available 24 hours a day. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs.
The two restaurant cars feature meal after meal of incredible perfection. All on-board meals and drinks are included in the price of the program. If one highlight of your vacation is fine food and wines, with service to match, this is the journey for you.
The lounge, at the end of the train, has a bar and sitting area as well as an open-air “patio” in the rear for wind-in-the-face viewing. It is a favorite spot on the train, and something just about all travelers mention enjoying immensely.
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