Rovos Rail

Cape Town – Dar Es Salaam

  • Journey name: Cape Town – Dar Es Salaam  
  • Duration: More than 10 days


This amazing 14-day journey travels through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania and is one of the most famous train journeys in the world. Starting in Cape Town, this splendid trip will take guests through the historic village of Matjiesfontein, the diamond town of Kimberley and the capital city of Pretoria followed by a visit to Madikwe Game Reserve where the guests stay for 2 nights. The train then passes through Botswana into Zimbabwe where the magnificent Victoria Falls are located. After crossing the great Zambezi River, the train travels northeast through Zambia where guests can indulge in a peaceful bush walk at Chisimba Falls. The train then continues the climb towards the Zambian/Tanzanian border, almost the midpoint between Africa’s two Great Rift Valley lakes. Descend into the Rift Valley itself and witness stunning scenery as the train makes its way to Dar es Salaam. Early on the last day, the train passes through the Selous Game Reserve – the largest on the continent offering a glimpse of the beauty of Africa – shortly before you arrive into the bustling city of Dar es Salaam. 

Train Departure Schedule:

2016 : January - March , July - September , October - December 2017 : January - March , July - September , October - December

Journey Dates:

  • Journey

    Cape Town- Dar es Salaam

    Dar es Salaam- Cape Town



    16-30 Jan

    2-16 Feb

    2-16 Jul

    15-29 Mar

    24 Sep-8 Oct

    19 Jul-2 Aug


    11-25 Oct




    31 Jan-14 Feb

    1-15 Jul

    18 Jul-1 Aug

    30 Sep-14 Oct

    17-31 Oct

Places Covered:

Cape Town, Kimberley, Pretoria, Tau Game Lodge,Gaborone, Victoria falls, Kasama, Makambako, Kiduna, Tazara

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  • Accommodation 
  • All meals including alcoholic beverages whilst on the train
  • All excursions as specified 

Route Map

  • One of the most famous rail journeys in the world
  • A visit to Kimberley Diamond Mine and Museum, one of the best in the world
  • Two-night stay at five-star Tau Game Lodge, with four game drives and all meals included
  • Overnight at the Victoria Falls Hotel with plenty of time to explore the falls
  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise
  • Chisimba Falls excursion
  • Spectacular scenery at the Rift Valley as the train negotiates the tunnels and viaducts