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Luxury train trip: Southern Cross from Victoria Falls

From 3685/ per person
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This 12 day trip takes you through 4 countries where you will see new things every day. The Shongololo train runs between Victoria Falls and Pretoria and stops at carefully selected locations in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. After a comfortable night, enjoy a dazzling view every day and a varied program with excursions and game drives. You unpack your suitcase in your luxury coupé with your own bathroom. The train is your hotel from day one.

A trip with the Shongololo train is a special experience. The highly trained train staff and guides will ensure that this fantastic train journey is an adventure in itself! With their knowledge and experience, they will ensure that every day is special. The journey starts with a warm welcome and then goes silently over into an unforgettable holiday, in which cases only have to be packed and unpacked once. You will not miss a thing if you make the train journey of a lifetime through 4 African countries.

The excursions mentioned in the itinerary are carried out with an air-conditioned bus (you) and are included in the travel sum. Train stays are based on bed, breakfast and dinner. Lunch on board the train is included where mentioned in the itinerary.

The price on our website is based on a stay in a Gold Cabin. You can also stay in an Emerald Cabin for an additional charge:

Train Coupé type:


From left to right: Emerald double, Emerald twin, Gold double, Gold twin. Click on the images for a complete description of the room types.

Departure dates:

2019: 27 June and 19 September


From€ 3685/ per person
Victoria Falls National Park, Hwange National Park, Matobo National Park
Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa
  • Accommodation: Gold Cabin (upgrade to an Emerald Cabin possible)
  • Transport per train
  • Meals based on dinner bed and breakfast
  • Lunch on board the train where mentioned in the itinerary
  • Coffee, tea and water on board the train
  • Mentioned entrance fees and activities
  • Flights and possibly visa
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Personal expenses and fees
  • Drinks
  • Lunch outside the train
  • Supplement possibly upgrade cabin
dinner bed and breakfast
train cabin
Children under 10 years old are not allowed. Children from 10 years pay the adult price
Shongololo Express uses the rail network of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and Mozambique. It may therefore occur that a delay occurs or that a different route must be chosen. The activities depend on the circumstances and can be shortened, adjusted or canceled.
Day 1: Victoria Falls -

At 8 a.m. log in to the Victoria Falls Hotel where your luggage will be safely stored. You start at 09:00 with a hike through Victoria Falls and past the world famous waterfalls.

The Victoria Falls are 1708 meters wide and 103 meters deep, it is the largest waterfall in the world. A huge curtain of water about a kilometer wide falls 108 meters here. The mist that causes this great spectacle can be seen far into the perimeter. No wonder that the local name Mosi is among others Tunya which means “smoke that thunders”. In the dry season you can sometimes see the small islands that lie below in the river. The constant spray of mist also creates an impressive forest area (rainforest) where you can discover numerous special trees such as figs, mahogany, date palm, milkwood and ebony. It is a paradise for birds and you can see the colorful sunbird here.

At 16:00 everyone comes together at the Victoria Falls Hotel and then the train leaves for Thompson’s Junction.

If you are already in before the train journey

To stay at Victoria Falls there are a number of optional excursions that you can use:

– Flight of Angels: the perfect way to view Victoria Falls from above is by helicopter.
– Rafting: In the Bakota Gorge is the perfect place for adrenaline junkies. Black cliffs, deep reefs and rapids guarantee an adventure guaranteed!
– Bungee Jump: In a deep gorge between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Livingstone Bridge offers one of the world’s highest bungee jumps (111 m). Overcome your fear and enjoy a jump with the Victoria Falls in the background and the Zambezi River below.

Day 2: Hwange National Park -
Day 3: Bulawayo and Matobo National Park -
Day 4: Antelope Park, Gweru -
Day 5: Great Zimbabwe Ruins -
Day 6: On the way to South Africa -
Day 7: Kapama Game Reserve and Wild dog & cheetah project -
Day 8: Swaziland -
Day 9: Maputo, Mozambique -
Day 10: Kruger National Park -
Day 11: Panorama Route -
Day 12: Pretoria, Johannesburg, Soweto -


p.o.a. = Price on request

Prices per person based on 2 travellers

Contact us for a proposal in case you are travelling with more or less travellers and/or kids.

All prices subject to availability and changes.


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