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. 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 panoramic 12-day journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls stops at carefully selected locations in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Starting in Pretoria, this magnificent sojourn spends the first few days taking guests east through the Drakensberg Mountains to the Kruger Park for game viewing and the historical areas of Pilgrim’s Rest as well as Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. On day four guests tour Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. Later, explore the Kingdom of Swaziland. Enjoy a game drive in the famous wildlife reserve of Kapama followed by a relaxing day on the train as it heads for the Great Zimbabwe Ruins for a visit. Lastly, arrive at Victoria Falls and enjoy a walking tour of the village and the falls. This will be followed by an afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Available in reverse.
"Delivers above and beyond every time"
Graham, James Street Travel & Cruise, WA
Enjoy a tour of Pretoria and Soweto before the train departs from Rovos Rail Station and heads towards Nelspruit. (D)
Day 2Panorama Route
Today is a full day panorama tour of Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window as the train heads for Malelane. (B, D)
Day 3Kruger National Park
Enjoy a full day of game viewing in the Kruger Park, before proceeding towards Mozambique. (B, D)
This morning you will be taken on a city tour of Maputo before the train departs for Mpaka in Swaziland. (B, L, D)
Today you will have the chance to explore the Kingdom of Swaziland on a tour, visiting the Swazi Candle and Mantenga Cultural Village. The train then heads to Klaserie, Limpopo. (B, D)
Day 6Kapama Game Reserve
Today you will enjoy a game drive in Kapama Game Reserve and a visit to the Hoedspruit endangered species centre. The train then proceeds towards Tzaneen. (B, L, D)
Spend the day at your leisure on-board as the train heads towards Oreti, Zimbabwe. (B, L, D)
Day 8Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Disembark and enjoy a tour of the Great Zimbabwe monument. (B, L, D)
Day 9Antelope Park
Disembark and spend the full day at Antelope Park. Here you can enjoy activities such as canoeing, game drives, horseback game viewing and bird watching (at own cost). Later, the train heads towards Bulawayo. (B, D)
Day 10Matobo National Park
Today you will visit Matobo National Park, the grave of Cecil Rhodes and bushmen caves. The train proceeds to Dete. (B,
Day 11Hwange National Park
Spend the full day game viewing in Hwange National Park, before returning to the train as it proceeds towards Victoria Falls. (B, L, D)
Day 12Victoria Falls
Arrive at Victoria Falls station. Enjoy a tour of of the village and the falls, followed by a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. (B)