Africa By Rail

July 29, 2013  By: Gretchen

Blue Train 3There are countless ways to see Africa – from a golf cart, from the air, on foot, from the back of an elephant…the list goes on. Have you ever considered seeing Africa by rail? Now is great time to do it! We have a special offer for rail journeys in South Africa on the renowned Blue Train – a free hotel night in either Cape Town or Pretoria for clients traveling between now and the end of 2013 (new bookings only).

The Blue Train is widely regarded as one of the world’s most luxurious trains. For more than half a century South Africa’s Blue Train has enjoyed an international reputation as one of the world’s pre-eminent traveling experiences.Blue Train 5

By day, your private suite is an elegant and relaxing haven. Generous lounge chairs and a writing desk at the window afford unparalleled views of Africa’s panoramic and breathtaking sights. As night falls the suites become sumptuous and subtly-lit bedrooms with a choice of either two single beds or a double bed, clothed in fine cotton linen and duvets.

Blue Train 4A snack menu can be served in the privacy of your suite, simply ask your butler. Sumptuous meals are served in the dining car.

Each coach has a professionally trained butler whose pleasure it will be to ensure that your journey is as memorable and comfortable as possible. Butlers are available for the duration of the journey to anticipate and accommodate your every need.

All suites have private bathrooms with marble floors, gold fittings and a choice of bath or shower. Plush white towels, soft cotton kimonos and an array of luxury bath oils and soaps. The beds fold out of the panel concealing the seats under it. Should you require the bed to be made during the journey, just ring for your butler.Blue Train 2

The Blue Train runs between Pretoria and Cape Town on a regular schedule. The train can even be chartered for any other route in South Africa. We can also customize your safari to include time in the bush or the city before or after your Blue Train journey. If you would like to experience the romance of South Africa by rail, call us to plan your trip!

20 Years of Experience & Passion

Our passion for Africa began with a dream of living on the continent – a dream realized. We explored parks, rivers, mountains and villages, learned about the flora and fauna, fell in love with everything, and came away wanting to share our passion for a remarkable continent. Africa Adventure Consultants was born of the desire to give more people the chance to experience Africa’s wonders. Let us guide you into the wilderness.

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Pick a Destination

Africa is enormous. There are endless things to see and do, and it can’t all be done in one trip. That said, we realize that many people believe that a trip to Africa is ‘once in a lifetime’ (though many more end up realizing once is not enough!). What do you most want to see? What experiences have you been dreaming of? Visit our destination pages to narrow your choices down, browse our safari types to get a sense of the activities and styles available, or talk with a Journey Specialist to hone in on the areas that will deliver the journey of your imagination.

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Trip Ideas

We know it can be hard to narrow down what to do on vacation, especially with the wealth of choices that are available on the African continent. That’s why we have created an array of sample itineraries to inspire your travel. Browse through them – you’ll find everything from family safaris to honeymoons to Kilimanjaro climbs – and find the places and activities that excite you. From there, you can contact a Journey Specialist to start the process of crafting a customized safari just for you!

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Get Started

You’re ready – it’s time to plan your safari! Contact one of our expert Journey Specialists and we will collaborate with you to craft your personalized trip.

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