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Cape To Cairo

Embark on the most luxurious train in the world. As you travel towards Victoria Falls you will stop in the diamond town of Kimberley and the capital city of Pretoria for short tours followed by two nights in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Continue through Botswana into Zimbabwe where guests overnight at the Victoria Falls Hotel.

After crossing the mighty Zambezi River, the train joins the Tazara line in Zambia and continues to Chisimba Falls where guests enjoy a bush walk. The train climbs to the Tanzanian border then descends into the Great Rift Valley negotiating the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the spectacular escarpment. As it climbs again to Dar Es Salaam, it traverses the Selous Game Reserve – the largest on the continent and a vision of timeless Africa. Here guests enjoy a game drive.

Enjoy two nights overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater and then spend two full days in the Serengeti where, given the time of year, the great migration awaits. The remarkable game experiences are not complete as next you fly to Rwanda. After spending time in the deeply moving Genocide museum, visit the area made famous by Dian Fossey, and trek with the endangered mountain gorillas.

For something completely different Ethiopia is culturally and historically unlike any other country in Africa. Here you will explore the world-heritage site of Lalibela to see the 11 monolithic rock-hewn churches.

The final leg of this, the ultimate African experience, is fittingly an exploration of Egypt. Your luxurious rooms in Cairo offer pyramid views. Your journey starts on the most luxurious train in the world and finishes with three nights on the luxurious, sophisticated and elegant Oberoi Philae Nile cruise.

Image: "Skyline Cairo" by Maher Najm is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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