Travel 2 Touring 18/19

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

AFRICA

1

Livingstone

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

ZIMBABWE

Victoria Falls

Hwange

Chobe National Park

Onboard train

1

Hwange National Park

11

Somabhula

Bulawayo

Rutenga

MOZAMBIQUE LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Beitbridge

Musina

Kruger National Park

BOTSWANA

Tzaneen

1

Hoedspruit

Helspruit

Komatipoort

Pretoria

Maputo

Johannesburg

Witbank

NAMIBIA

Mpaka

LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

LESOTHO

SOUTH AFRICA

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

RAIL TOUR

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

PRICES FROM £4199pp

• Kruger National Park, South Africa’s most famous national park, is a prime location for wildlife spotting • Antelope Park, is a 3,000-acre game reserve in Zimbabwe, which is home to a diverse range of animals and will not disappoint you • Victoria Falls, often thought as one of the wonders of the world, this is a must see for any visit to Africa 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

12 day Southern Cross Pretoria • Nelspruit • Kruger National Park • Maputo • Swaziland • Kapama Game Reserve • Oreti • Antelope Park • Matopos National Park • Hwange Game Reserve • Victoria Falls

Day 1: Petroria The tour starts with check in at the Rovos Rail Station, before heading out for a tour of Pretoria and Soweto. Visit the Union Buildings designed by the famous colonial English architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Comprising one million people, Soweto was made famous by the laws of Apartheid. The tour will pass the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, and also drive past the only street in Africa that once housed 2 Nobel Peace Laureates – Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. (LD) Day 2: Panorama Route Visit Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window. In 1873, gold was discovered in the area around the quaint town of Pilgrim’s Rest, now a living museum and national monument. Bourke’s Luck Potholes are strange deep cylindrical cavities formed by river erosion and floodwater. From the vantage point of God’s Window gaze across the sweeping Full-day game drives in Kruger National Park. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience second to none. The park is home to an impressive number of species: about 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 species of mammals. (BLD) Day 4: Maputo, Mozambique Maputo, the capital of Mozambique is a city of contrasts and offers an exciting mix of cultures. The city swings along to a beat like no other in Africa offering true African hospitality. (BLD) Day 5: Swaziland The tiny Kingdom of Swaziland covers only 17,000 square kilometres, making it the second smallest country in Africa. Travel to Manzini enjoying amazing views of the Ezulwini Valley and the Komati River en route. This excursion into Swaziland will introduce you to everyday life in Africa’s smallest kingdom. (BLD) Day 6: Kapama Game Reserve Morning game drive in Kapama Game Reserve followed by visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. (BLD) Day 7: Swaziland - Oreti Today is on board the train travelling to Oreti in Zimbabwe through Limpopo Province. Known as landscape of the Lowveld. (BLD) Day 3: Kruger National Park

the Gateway to other African countries as it shares borders with Botswana, Zimbabwe & Mozambique as well as Guateng, Mpumalanga and the North West provinces. (BLD) Day 8: Great Zimbabwe Monument Great Zimbabwe is a hugely impressive monument situated on the south-eastern edge of the central plateau it’s the largest pre-colonial monument south of the Egyptian pyramids and is a celebrated achievement of the African people. Magical fables such as the story of King Solomon’s Mines find their origins here amongst the ruins of an ancient city built Known as one of Southern Africa’s most intriguing destinations, Antelope Park is home to the world famous African Lion and Environmental Research Trust lion rehabilitation programme, which is a multiphase lion conservation initiative. It is Africa’s first genuine programme working to ethically re- introduce the offspring of captive-bred African lions back into the wild. (BLD) Day 10: Matopos National Park “Matopos” means ‘bald headed ones’ and aptly describes the dramatic hills and granite rocks of this area. Highlights include a visit to the burial place of Cecil John Rhodes, who gave Zimbabwe its previous name of Rhodesia. (BLD) Day 11: Hwange Game Reserve Full-day game drives, situated in the northwest corner of Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park is the nation’s largest wildlife area and contains a variety of animals and bird species, but is most well known for its prolific lion population. (BLD) Day 12: Victoria Falls Forming the largest single curtain of falling water on Earth, the Victoria Falls’ 500m plume of spray can be seen from as far as 70km away. The sound of the water can also be heard from kilometres away and up close this muted ‘thunder’ becomes a roar. In full flood, over 550 million litres of water per minute cascade over the brink. Your tour ends in Victoria Falls, transfer to the airport for your homeward or onward flight. (B) All itineraries are subject to change prior to departure and during the journey. Excursions cannot be guaranteed. by the Rozwi people. (BLD) Day 9: Antelope Park

TOUR DETAILS

£4199 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 11 nights’ accommodation onboard the Shongololo Express • Meals as specified: 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners • Excursions with a qualified tour guide • Entrance fees as per itinerary • Government tax DEPARTURES 2019: Jan 3, 17*; Apr 18; May 2*; Jun 13, 27*; Aug 8; Sep 19* * Itinerary operates in reverse

TOUR STYLE: Rail

GROUP SIZE: 2+

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 4 stars Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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