Africa by Rail

Have you considered a rail-bound safari?

The land of big game, untamed landscapes and widely regarded as the cradle of humanity, Africa is vastly different to anywhere else on earth. David Attenborough documentaries and National Geographic features capture only a fraction of Africa's majesty, from savannahs teeming with wildlife to pristine beaches and humble villages worlds apart from Western civilisation.

The word safari itself means journey and there is no better way to describe a holiday in Africa – a continent meant to be felt on a deeper level and enjoyed at a slower pace.

Scenic bliss aboard the Shongololo Express

See seven different countries on board the Shongololo Express – South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. With its own mini buses for off-train tours, the Shongololo Express is a comprehensive way to experience Africa with all the comforts of home including private lounges, en suites and on-board dining facilities.

Shongololo's tours include the 13-day Good Hope Tour or Southern Cross Tour through South Africa, the westbound Dune Express Tour of Namibia and the Dr Livingstone Tour to Victoria Falls and the Selous Game Reserve.

A lap of luxury on the Blue Train or Rovos Rail

Jump on board the Blue Train in South Africa for an overnight journey from Cape Town to Pretoria or vice versa. Renowned for luxury, the Blue Train is the ultimate indulgent escape with a personal butler service, culinary delights and premium wines, with only one stop so you can put your feet up and soak in the panoramic views from the window of your elegantly furnished suite.

The Rovos Rail serves its own brand of luxury African rail travel with three levels of accommodation (Royal Suite, Deluxe Suite and Pullman Suite) and a Victorian-inspired dining car. Book your African rail journey with Flight Centre and make your way to the stunning Victoria Falls or the Nambiti Game Reserve with a two-night Rovos Rail experience.