Great African Rail Adventure | Freedom Destinations
Rovos Rail
Giraffe, Tsavo National Park
Cape Town, South Africa
Lounge Car, Rovos Rail
Rovos Rail, Outeniqua Mountains
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Elephants, Amboseli National Park
Madaraka Express Train Mtito Andei
Swimming Pool, Serena Beach Resort

Great African Rail Adventure

23 day City, Rail & Beach Holiday - from £6029

With flights from £7209

A truly unique African adventure, traversing South Africa and Zimbabwe by train before flying to Kenya for a rail safari and Indian Ocean beach stay.


  • Explore the city sights of Cape Town
  • Travel on the luxurious Rovos Rail to Pretoria, then Victoria Falls
  • Visit two Kenya National Parks on the Madaraka Express
  • Look out for the ‘Big Five’ on Hwange, Amboseli and Tsavo game drives
  • Enjoy a private tour of Victoria Falls and intimate Zambezi sunset cruise

Your Holiday Idea Includes:

  • 3 nights in a luxury hotel in Cape Town
  • Rovos Rail journey between Cape Town and Pretoria
  • 1 night in Pretoria
  • Rovos Rail journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls
  • 3 nights in a historic hotel in Victoria Falls
  • 3 night Kenya Rail Safari
  • 7 nights at a Mombasa beach resort
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 to 3 - Cape Town

On arrival into Cape Town you will be met and transferred to the luxurious Table Bay Hotel for a three night stay. Enjoy the hotel’s excellent location amongst the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront area with its many shops, restaurants and other attractions.

You will have plenty of time over the coming days to explore the ‘Mother City’ with its scenic Table Mountain backdrop. For some ideas of what to do see and do in this beautiful city and its region, see our South Africa experiences page.

Day 4 to 5 - Rovos Rail

This morning transfer to the station for your first rail journey which will be travelling in style aboard the luxury Rovos Rail between Cape Town and Pretoria.

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Day 6 - Pretoria

Arrive into Pretoria, one of South Africa’s capital cities and have the rest of the day to relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel.

Day 7 to 9 - Rovos Rail

Transfer to the station to board the elegant Rovos Rail train for a memorable three night journey to Victoria Falls.  Travel over the Tropic of Capricorn and into Zimbabwe where there is an off train excursion into Hwange National Park for an exciting game drive.

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Day 10 to 12 - Victoria Falls

Arrive into Victoria Falls station, where you will be transferred to the historic Victoria Falls Hotel for a three night stay.

A private tour of the Falls has been included where you will be amazed by the sheer volume of water plunging into the gorge below, then enjoy an unforgettable Zambezi sunset cruise on the small and intimate Ra Ikane boat.

Day 13 to 15 - Kenya Rail Safari

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Nairobi which will take you from Southern to Eastern Africa. On arrival, transfer to your Nairobi hotel which begins the Kenya Rail Safari.

You will visit two of Kenya’s magnificent National Parks, namely Amboseli and Tsavo using the Madaraka Express passenger train as you head towards the coast. Stay in rustic game lodges from where you will enjoy exciting game drives to seek out the park’s wildlife.

Day 16 to 22 - Mombasa

Your Kenya Rail Safari finishes this afternoon with a transfer from the station to your luxury Mombasa beachfront Hotel. The Serena Beach Resort will provide a relaxing place to unwind after your rail adventure with its excellent range of facilities and superb service.

Day 23 - Farewell

Today, enjoy the beach one last time before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

23 day City, Rail & Beach Holiday - from £6029

With flights from £7209


  • Add extra nights in Cape Town, Victoria Falls or by the Indian Ocean
  • Pre-book a day tour to the Cape of Good Hope or Robben Island
  • Choose a Pullman Suite, Deluxe Suite or Royal Suite on board Rovos Rail
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class

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Guide prices shown are per person based on two sharing standard accommodation and include full ABTA/ATOL protection. Prices vary according to season and standard of accommodation chosen.

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We hope this holiday idea will inspire you. We have combined:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • 2 all inclusive luxury Rovos Rail journeys
  • Experiences and activities in Victoria Falls
  • 2 day time rail journeys in Kenya
  • 2 nights in rustic safari lodges, including game drives
  • A leisurely beach stay in Mombasa
  • Airport transfers

You can book this holiday idea as it is or we can tailor it to suit what you want to do. Or ask our team to design a holiday just for you, anywhere in Africa.

Call 0333 234 3667 today to talk with an Africa Expert.

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