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Experience this impressive 12 day journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls travelling onboard Shongololo Express.
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11 nights accommodation in a Gold cabin, breakfast and dinner daily, guided sightseeing excursions and entrance fees as specified. Prices for other cabin types are available on request.
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On board the Shongololo Express, you travel comfortably at night, waking in a new place every morning. Professional guides and vehicles are carried aboard the train ready to take you sightseeing. There’s no need for constant packing and unpacking! The 12 day journeys traverse South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
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Start your journey when you check in at Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. Today you'll have a day tour of Pretoria and Soweto. In the late afternoon transfer to Rovos Rail Station where your train departs for Nelspruit.
Today you'll enjoy a full day panorama tour of Pilgrim's Rest, Bourke's Luck Potholes and God's Window. Late afternoon, you'll rejoin the train in Nelspruit and depart for Malelane.
View the incredible wildlife of Kruger Park on a full day game drive. Return to your train in Malelane in the evening and depart for Mozambique.
Today in Mozambique, you'll go on a city tour of Maputo and return to the train for afternoon tea. In the evening, after border formalities the train heads for Mpaka in Swaziland.
In the morning, depart in vehicles from Mpaka. Visit Ngwenya Glass, Mbabane and Manzini. In the evening, after border formalities at Tjaneni, rejoin the train in Kaapmuiden. Depart for Klaserie near Hoedspruit in Limpopo.
Enjoy a morning game drive in Kapama Game Reserve followed by a visit to the Wild Dog and Cheetah Project. Return to the train for lunch. The train departs for Tzaneen with an overnight stop at Louis Trichardt.
Day on board the train travelling to Rutenge in Zimbabwe. Clear customs and immigration at Beitbridge.
In the morning, board vehicles and drive to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. In the evening, rejoin the train in Bannockburn.
Today will be a full day at Antelope Park. Optional extras include canoeing, game drive, horseback game viewing, elephant back riding and a bird watching cruise. Return to the train in the evening and depart for Bulawayo.
Enjoy a full day tour of Matobo National Park. Visit the grave of Cecil John Rhodes as well as the bushmen caves. Return to the train in the evening and depart for Dete.
Today you'll have a full day game viewing drive in Hwange Game Reserve. In the evening, depart for Thompson's Junction.
Arrive at Victoria Falls Station in the morning. Check out of train and walk across to Victoria Falls Hotel where your luggage will be stored. Explore Victoria Falls and and the village on a walking tour. Meet at the hotel for a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River and transfer back to Victoria Falls Hotel.
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