Luxury Train Journeys Africa

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Scour the landscape for game in comfort, gaze up at towering mountains as they zip by, and hop from cultural city to charming coast at a lovely and leisurely pace as you explore Africa by train.

With tracks crossing much of East and Southern Africa and an increasing number of luxurious trains running some of the most interesting routes between the continent's most beautiful destinations, luxury train travel in Africa has never been better.

When it comes to luxury trains in Africa, our favourite trains have been designed with grandeur and traditional elegance in mind, with suites to rival the best hotels, and opulent and lavish lounge and dining cars, where you'll find yourself eating gourmet food as you traverse Africa. The service is, of course, second to none, so you can simply enjoy the ride and know that your every need will be looked after.

With regards to where luxury train travel in Africa can take you, some of the most scenic routes are run by Rovos Rail and criss-cross some of our favourite African destinations, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia - including to the iconic Victoria Falls - Namibia and South Africa; while the acclaimed Blue Train travels through stunning South Africa, between Pretoria in the north of the country, right down to Cape Town on the South African south coast.

To ensure you get the most out of your luxury train holiday in Africa, our team of passionate experts can help you to create a tailor-made itinerary that shows you the best that the continent has to offer, whether that's wine tasting during your time in South Africa or taking private helicopter tours to some of the most remote and picturesque places in the world for a sumptuous picnic. Once you're on the ground - or on the tracks, as it were - our team of local Concierges in each country are on hand to help with any recommendations or last-minute requests, be it a restaurant recommendation or assistance with logistics.

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