Shongololo Express train safaris traverse eight countries in Africa on four different routes through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland and Tanzania.
Passengers on board the train travel comfortably during the night, waking up each morning at a new destination. Shongololo Express train safaris are a unique concept and operate like a “cruise ship on land”; there is no daily packing or unpacking of luggage required. During the day guests are taken on a variety of excursions by professional multi-lingual guides (French, German, English and Afrikaans), on air-conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter buses that are carried on board the train.
The tour itinerary changes daily, with a variety of excursions from which guests can choose and which fall into the categories of Highlights, Wildlife & Eco Tourism, Culture and History. All excursions, including the guides, entrance fees and transport are included in the tour price. In addition, there are many optional extra activities on offer such as game drives on open air vehicles, elephant back riding, hot air ballooning and break away overnights in private game lodges.
The tour price also includes a full English & continental breakfast and a four course dinner. The evening set menus include many elements of the African cuisine of the countries which we visit. The only items not included in our tariffs are clients’ lunches, drinks, laundry, gratuities, optional extras, break away options and other expenses of a personal nature.
Shongololo Express has been in operation for fifteen years and continues to provide its guests with a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere on board the train. Our guests, many of whom come back again and again, make new friends and take away life time memories from their grand African adventures.