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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Travel African by Train

About train safaris across Africa


Traveling across Africa by way of train safari is luxury and unique. 

Rovos Rail also known as The Pride of Africa is a restored luxury vintage steam train company with a unique 3,000-mile journey across sub-Saharan Africa. Rohan Vos with a locomotive and seven carriages started the Rovos Rail company on April 29, 1989.

The most luxurious train carriage of South Africa's Rovos Rail is the Blue Train. It has private two-person compartments and runs between Cape Town and Pretoria and costs for a deluxe suite start at 15,155 rands, about $1,500 US Dollars per person printed after the year 2001.

The 15-day 3,025-mile private rail tour aboard Rovos Rail ultimate luxury trek is from Cape Town South Africa to Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Rovos Rail, the Pride of Africa, stretches across South Africa and Botswana touches Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls, and crosses Zambia to Tanzania.

African Luxurious train safari across sub-Saharan Africa
Train safari across sub-Saharan Africa

Rovos Rail offers many extravagant train safari journeys across Africa from 2-15 days.

· Cape Town to Pretoria – 2 days

· Pretoria to Durban – 2 days

· Pretoria to Victoria Falls – 3 days

· Winter Warmer Cape Town to St James – 4 days

· Pretoria to Namibia – 9 days

· African Golf Collage between Pretoria, Kruger Park, Durban to Cape Town – 9-10 days

· Golf Safari – 9 days

· Durban to Victoria falls including Fairmont Zimbali, Fire and Ice and Victoria Falls Hotel – 11 days

· Cape Town to Dar es Salaam – 15 days

African Luxurious train safari across sub-Saharan Africa Rovos Rail
Africa Luxurious train safari Africa Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail luxury train was involved in an accident April 21, 2010, when train carriages ran away for 12 miles from Centurion Station and derailed at Pretoria.

Three people were killed and seven were seriously injured. Rohan Vos says, “It’s wonderful to see that, despite ups and downs, Rovos Rail is doing so well and has helped preserve much of our railway history.”

From the Mountains to the Sea, Africa’s luxurious train safari across sub-Saharan Africa in a private rail tour. The Pride of Africa signature train journey is Cape Town to Dar es Salaam; its lavish and romantic meander through Africa is a once in a lifetime adventure.


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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