2019 - African Safari

Southern African Train Adventure on the Shongolo Express, visiting South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mozambique.

Cape Town, South Africa

• Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope
• Boulders Beach Penguins at Simon's Town
• Robben Island
• Table Mountain
• Vicgtoria & Alfred Waterfront

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Doha, Qatar

Tour by land and double decker bus to discover the Corniche, Diwan, Museum of Islamic Art, The Dhow Harbour, West Bay, Katara Cultural Village and The Pearl. Boarded a dhow at the Pearl and cruise around Doha’s Corniche toward the Dhow Harbour and enjoy the panoramic views of the city’s iconic skyline.

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Game Drives

• Kruger National Park
• Hwange National Park
• Kapama Private Game Reserve and Hoedspruit Endangered Center
• Antelope Park
• Matopos National Park

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Great Zimbabwe Monument

Traveled through attractive granite hill country to the Great Zimbabwe Monument, a hugely impressive monument situated on the southeastern edge of the central plateau and the largest precolonial monument south of the Egyptian pyramids. A celebrated achievement of the African people and a place where magical fables such as the story of King Solomon’s Mines find their origins amongst the ruins of an ancient city built by the Rozwi people. Discover how these ancient people lived and mined gold and silver, which were ultimately taken out of Africa by Arabic and Portuguese traders.

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Johannesburg - Pretoria, South Africa

In Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa, visited the Voortrekker Monument that commemorates the ‘Great Trek’ of the 1830s and the Union Buildings, designed by the famous colonial English architect, Sir Herbert Baker, that house the offices of the President and Ministers.
In Johannesburg, visited Constitution Hill is a well-known South African historical and cultural heritage site. Previously the location of the infamous Old Fort Prison Complex or Number Four, it is today the home of South Africa's Constitutional Court. Where in the past it was the site of brutal punishment, even afflicting political activists such as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, it is now an institution for the protection of freedom and rights.

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Maputo, Mozambique

Capital of Mozambique, Maputo is a city of contrasts offering an exciting mix of cultures. Its architecture is a blend of African, Portuguese and early Colonial traditions with old Catholic churches side-by-side with mosques, fortresses, Victorian mansions and other buildings from a bygone era.

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Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe

Matobo National Park: Matopos, meaning ‘bald heads’, was the name chosen for the area by the Ndebele King, Mzilikazi. He is buried in the Matopos hills just a short distance from the park. It is an apt description of the dramatic hills and granite rocks of this area. The park is also the site of Cecil John Rhodes’ grave at the summit of Malindidzimu – ‘hill of benevolent spirits’. He referred to this hill as having a view of the world. His grave is carved out of solid granite and surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of boulders. A visit can be made to one of the more accessible bushman caves, of which there are many hidden amongst the hills.

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Mpaka, Swaziland

The tiny kingdom of Swaziland covers only 17,000 m2 making it the second smallest country in Africa. Experience the vibrant Swazi Candles’ creative handmade product range. Traverse through the Ezulwini Valley to Mantenga Cultural Village, a living museum of old traditions representing a classical Swazi lifestyle during the 1800s. With the traditional artifacts on display, the village illustrates many facets of the ancient Swazi way of life: social, economic and religious.

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Panorama Route, South Africa

The Panorama Route is a scenic road in South Africa connecting several cultural and natural points of interest. The route is centred around the Blyde River Canyon, the world's third largest canyon, and features numerous waterfalls, one of the largest afforested areas in South Africa, and several natural landmarks.

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Shonglolo Express Luxury Train

A panoramic journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls.
Travel across the Drakensberg Mountains to join the Panorama Route with game viewing in Kruger. Tour Maputo, capital of Mozambique, before exploring the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland. Enjoy a game drive at Kapama and a visit to the Great Zimbabwe Monument.
Tour Antelope Park and Matopos, site of Cecil John Rhodes’ grave. Continue to Hwange for game viewing before arriving in Victoria Falls for a walking tour of the village and the thunderous falls.
12 DAYS • 2500km

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is a town in western Zimbabwe and a gateway to the massive waterfall of the same name. Here, the Zambezi River plummets over a cliff and into the Boiling Pot before flowing through a series of gorges. The Devil’s Pool, a natural infinity pool, is on the edge of a sheer drop. Spanning the river is 1905 Victoria Falls Bridge

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