You might think it a little early to start planning your 2014 luxury holiday, but if you want to be one of the special few to join Rovos Rail’s Ultimate African Experience from Cape Town to Cairo, now is the time to reserve your place aboard this exclusive five-star train.
A 28-day expedition, which combines the “incomparable luxury of the Pride of Africa and a comfortable aircraft” it covers the heartlands of South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, the Sudan and Egypt, and includes a range of luxury safari’s, cruises, and only the very best hotels.
Starting your journey in the beautiful city of Cape Town, you will have the opportunity to visit Table Mountain, take a tour to the Cape of Good Hope, and enjoy the Winelands before boarding the truly magnificent Pride of Africa.
Stopping at various points of interest along the way, you will arrive in Pretoria on day 6, and spend your last evening in South Africa before heading across to Botswana. The Victoria Falls and a Zambezi River Cruise come next, before you board your luxury aircraft and head on over to the Spice Island of Zanzibar in Tanzania.
Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are just a few of the highlights you can expect to visit in Tanzania, before heading to Uganda for a Gorilla safari. After a two-night stay in Sudan, you will continue to Egypt and board your luxury Lake Nasser cruise… but it’s not over yet!
On day 23 you will arrive in Luxor and will spend the next two days visiting the impressive Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and the Temple of Hatshepsut, before arriving at your final port of call Cairo and the magnificent Pyramids, Sphinx, and museums that this great city has to offer.
A trip of pure extravagance, the Rovos Rail Cape Town to Cairo experience is certainly on my wish list, and if you are looking for the ‘trip of your lifetime’, you might struggle to find anything more perfect!