Namibia Safari

Namibia Safari
Namibia Safari
Namibia Train safari
Rovos Rail Namibia

Rovos Rail Namibia Safari

This nine day Rovos luxury train safari from the savannahs of the South Africa Highveld to the Atlantic Ocean in Namibia. Departing from Pretoria, the first stop is Kimberley, centre of one of the world’s famous diamond rushes where there is an opportunity to savour the 1870s atmosphere of the mine village. The train traverses the stark vistas of the Northern Cape to the Fish River Canyon in Namibia – second in size to the Grand Canyon – and Garas Park with its Quiver Tree Forest and the Giant’s Playground. Guests continue across the untamed beauty of the Kalahari Desert to Namibia’s capital for a tour; Windhoek is a lively, cosmopolitan city with a strong German flavour. Then it’s a short flight to Sossusvlei, a stunning pan in the Namib Desert, for an overnight stay followed by a night in the game-rich Etosha National Park. On the last morning, the train travels the Namib to the perfectly preserved 19th-century German Hansa town of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay – an unforgettable end to a remarkable journey, also available in reverse starting in Namibia.

Rovos Rail Namibia Safari itinerary

Day1

Depart from Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria 11am. Travel south via the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travelers in the lounge car observation car at the rear of the train. Lunch is served in the dining cars. Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
Dinner is served in the dining cars in Formal dress. 
Please ensure that the Train Manager or Administration Deputy is in possession of your passport.

(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30) for the duration of the trip.

Day2

Breakfast is served in the dining cars.Enjoy a tour of Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museumand the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1871. Lunch is served in the dining cars.The observation car will be leading the train until after tea. Travel through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea. Over millions of years, volcanic matter was ground down and deposited as silt upon the seabed to form what geologists call the Karoo system.Tea is served in the lounge car and observation carat the front of the train.Dinner is served in the dining carsen route to De Aar, an important railway junction. Dress: Formal

Day3
Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.Disembark the train for an optional two-hour walking tour of Upington. Lunch is served in the dining cars. Border formalities with Namibia. Tea is served in the lounge car and observation carat the rear of the train.Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Holoog. 
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Breakfast is served in the dining carsuntil 10:00.Disembark the train for an optional twohour walking tour of Upington. Lunch is served in the dining cars. Border formalities with Namibia. Tea is served in the lounge car and observation carat the rear of the train.Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Holoog. Dress: Formal

Day4

Please wear comfortable non-slip walking shoes for the excursions today.Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure.Board vehicles for the one-hour drive to the Fish River Canyon.Return to the train at 11:00.Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels along the southern reaches of the Kalahari Basin.Visit GarasPark(Quiver Trees), home to roughly 300 specimens of the Aloe dichotomy. The prehistoric trees have forked branches that reach up to 5m making for great photographic opportunities.Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.Dinner is served in the dining cars. The train travels north through the Kalaharito Mariental.Dress: Formal

Day5

Please pack a small overnight bag for the stay in Sossusvlei. Tog bags have been placed in your suite for your convenience.See below for inclusions/exclusions.Breakfast is served in the dining cars until10:00.Transfer to the airstrip.Depart in a light aircraft for a one-hour flight to Sossusvlei.After check-in, enjoy lunch at the restaurant.Afternoon desert drive and a bush dinner after sunset. Overnight at the lodge.Dress: Casual

Day6

Please ensure your overnight bag is ready to be collected from your suite before the drive. Time of drive to be confirmed. Bags will be stored in the lodge’s baggage area before being loaded into the aircraft.An early wake-up call with tea and coffee.Enjoy a desert drivewith breakfast in the vlei.Return to the lodge to use the facilities, check-out and transfer to the airstrip. Depart in a light aircraft for the one-hour flight to Windhoek. Enjoy lunch and visit the Transport Museum.Depart Windhoek.Dinner is served in the dining carsen route to Kranzberg for overnight.Dress: Formal

Day 7

Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. Lunch is served in the dining cars. Visit a cheetah conservation project Otjiwarongo. Founded in Namibia in 1990, the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. TIME MIGHT BE EARLIERDinner is served in the dining cars en route to Otavi.Dress: Formal

Day 9

Please ensure your overnight bag is ready to be collected from your suite and proceed to checkout by 10:45. Your bag will be loaded into the vehicles.Time of game drive to be confirmed.An early wake-up call with tea and coffee.Enjoy a game drive in the Etosha National Park.Return to the lodge for breakfast and check-out.Meet in the foyer to check out and transfer (60 min) to the train at TsumebStation.Lunch is served in the dining cars.Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.Dinner is served. The train travels southwest towards the Atlantic Ocean.Dress: “Africa” Theme or Smart Casual

Day 8

Please pack a small overnight bag for the stay in Etosha. See below for inclusions/exclusions.Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.Transfer (120min) to Mokuti Lodge in Etosha National Park. Check-in and enjoy lunch. Afternoon game drive (approximately 3 hours).Dinner at the lodge and overnight.Dress: Casual

Day 10

Please ensure your luggage is ready for collection at 11:45and that you have a passport. Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. Traverse the Namib Desert towards Walvis Bay.The observation car will be at the front of the train for the last stretch –a different aspect that our rail enthusiasts enjoy. Arrive at the journey’s end in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

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