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Namibia Safari with Rovos Rail

9 Days
LENGTH
Apr - Jul
BEST TIME TO VISIT
From £3850 up to £8350
PRICE

Pretoria to Walvis Bay (also available in reverse)

This nine-day 3,400-kilometre journey takes the train from the savannahs of the Highveld to the Atlantic in the west. Departing from Pretoria, the first stop is Kimberley, centre of one of the world’s famous diamond rushes where there is an opportunity to savour the 1870s atmosphere of the mine village.

The train traverses the stark vistas of the Northern Cape to the Fish River Canyon – second in size to the Grand Canyon – and Garas Park with its Quiver Tree Forest and the Giant’s Playground.

Guests continue across the untamed beauty of the Kalahari Desert to Namibia’s capital for a tour; Windhoek is a lively, cosmopolitan city with a strong German flavour.

Then it’s a short flight to Sossusvlei, a stunning pan in the Namib Desert, for an overnight stay followed by a night in the game-rich Etosha National Park.

On the last morning, the train travels the Namib to the perfectly preserved 19th-century German Hansa town of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay – an unforgettable end to a remarkable journey.

 

Highlights

  • Kimberley Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum
  • Upington
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Windhoek, capital of Namibia
  • Sossusvlei
  • Etosha National Park and game lodge

 

Day 1

15h00 Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and travel south towards the goldfields of the Witwatersrand.

16h30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.

19h30 Dinner is served in the dining cars.

Overnight on the train.

 

Day 2

07h00 Breakfast is served.

09h45 Arrive Kimberley for Big Hole and Diamond Museum visit.

12h30 Depart for Upington and travel the Karoo semi-desert.

13h00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.

16h30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.

19h30 Dinner is served in the dining cars.

Overnight on the train.

 

Day 3

07h00 Breakfast is served.

08h00 Optional two-hour walking tour of Upington.

13h00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.

16h30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.

19h30 Dinner is served in the dining cars.

23h00 Arrive at Holoog after border formalities at Nakop.

Overnight on the train.

 

Day 4

07h00 Breakfast is served.

08h00 One-hour transfer to visit the Fish River Canyon.

11h00 Depart for Keetmanshoop. Traverse the Kalahari.

13h00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.

15h00 Visit Garas Park (Quiver Tree Forest/Giant’s Playground).

19h30 Dinner is served in the dining cars.

Overnight on the train.

 

Day 5

07h00 Breakfast is served.

09h00 Arrive in Windhoek for a city tour.

11h00 Depart in light aircraft for 1-hour flight to Sossusvlei Lodge for lunch, desert drive, bush dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Sossusvlei Lodge.

 

Day 6

06h00 Sossusvlei drive with breakfast in the vlei.

12h00 Depart Sossusvlei for one-hour flight to Windhoek.

14h00 Depart Windhoek and travel north towards the game-rich Etosha National Park.

Overnight on the train.

 

Day 7

09h30 Transfer to a lodge in the Etosha National Park for lunch, game drive and overnight.

Overnight at a lodge within Etosha National Park.

 

Day 8

06h00 Early morning game drive in the Etosha National Park.

13h00 Enjoy lunch on board en route to the Atlantic.

16h30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.

19h30 Dinner is served in the dining cars.

Overnight on the train.

 

Day 9

07h00 Enjoy breakfast as the train traverses the Namib.

12h30 Arrive at journey’s end in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

 

Prices

Departure dates:

From Pretoria; 05th April’18, 26th April’18, 17th May’18

From Walvis Bay; 15th April’18, 6th May’18, 27th May’18

  • Pullman Suite £3850
  • Deluxe Suite £5750
  • Royal Suite £7670

From Pretoria; 04th April’19, 25th April’19, 9th May’19

From Walvis Bay; 14th April’19, 05th May’19, 20th May’19, 9th July’19

  • Pullman Suite £4165
  • Deluxe Suite £6250
  • Royal Suite £8350

Rates based on one-way trip per person sharing, single supplement + 50%

Includes

Accommodation, meals, all alcoholic and soft drinks, 24-hour full room service, limited laundry on board the train, guided excursions where mentioned and government tax.

Bottled water and a limited wine selection during lodge meals.

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