Shongololo Express began operations in 1995 to provide a very special touring experience for visitors to Southern Africa. A fully serviced travelling hotel train, where like-minded people from all over the World meet; Shongololo is a journey like no other. Additionally, the train travels at night, which means you awake each morning to a new and exciting view. Furthermore, safari trains offer unbeatable value for money as well as comfort; with special safari vehicles on board, unloaded at each destination for day tours. No more packing and unpacking, with Shongololo your hotel travels with you.
This spectacular 12-day journey begins in Pretoria and winds its way along the coast of Namibia, a country of endless horizons and striking beauty. First stop is Kimberley to visit the Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum village. Continue across the Karoo to Upington for a walking tour and wine tasting. After crossing the border, visit the Fish River Canyon, second only in size to the Grand Canyon. Afterwards, enjoy tours of historical towns Lüderitz, Kolmanskop and Keetmanshoop. Also enjoy a night at a Sossusvlei lodge surrounded by the dramatic dunes of the Namib-Naukluft Park and visit the natural Sesriem Canyon and the 170m-high star dune “45”. Finally, leave the vast stillness of the Kalahari Desert for a tour of Windhoek and an overnight stay in Etosha with game-viewing activities. Arrive at journey’s end in the seaside town of Walvis Bay.