• Rovos Deluxe Cabin
    Rovos Deluxe Cabin
  • View Africa from the Rovos Observation Car
    View Africa from the Observation Car
  • Rovos Dining Car
    Rovos Dining Car
  • Victoria Falls
    Victoria Falls
  • Victoria Falls Hotel Lobby
    Victoria Falls Hotel Lobby
  • Victoria Falls Hotel Dining Room
    Victoria Falls Hotel Dining Room
  • Khulu Bush Camp
    Khulu Bush Camp
  • Khulu Bush Camp
    Khulu Bush Camp
  • Relaxing at Khulu Bush Camp
    Relaxing at Khulu Bush Camp
  • Guided Game Walks (optional)
    Guided Game Walks (optional)
  • Sundowners at Khulu Bush Camp
    Sundowners
  • Stellenbosch
    Stellenbosch
  • Table Bay Lobby
    Table Bay Lobby
  • Table Bay Superior Luxury room
    Table Bay Superior Luxury room
  • Cape Town, Signal Hill & Table Mountain
    Cape Town, Signal Hill & Table Mountain

Luxury Train, Victoria Falls and Wildlife Safari prior to Oceania Insignia cruise from Cape Town to Lisbon

Experience the most luxurious train in Africa and possibly the world, the iconic Victoria Falls at near-peak water flow and then a wildlife safari that you've been dreaming about since your childhood.

This wonderful itinerary is designed especially for passengers on the Oceania Insignia departing Cape Town on 21MAY2022.  The cruise is known as Ivory to Iberia.  With this prelude safari, you'll see a lot more than just Ivory.

You will spend the first night acclimating to African time in the luxurious D'Oreale Grande Hotel in the Emperors Palace complex adjacent to the Johannesburg Airport.

Then you will board the Rovos Rail four night journey to Victoria. Vogue Magazine described this as the most luxurious train in Africa and few in the world come close to this standard. During this journey you will visit a wildlife conservancy, enjoy a wildlife viewing drive and visit a local village.

Then arrive at Victoria Falls, walk across the forecourt and directly into your hotel, "The Grand Old Lady" of African tourism. For more than 100 years she has perched in an enviable position, looking up the Zambezi River at the iconic steel railway and road bridge that connects Zambia to Zimbabwe. You will be there at peak flow, when up to 12,000 tons of water every second plunges 300 feet into the canyon below the Falls. You will discover why it's called Mosi Oa Tunya (The Smoke that Thunders).

Next morning you'll be driven to your classic African Safari Camp. It will reset your definition of "camp" and "tent". For three nights you will enjoy fascinating game drives with passionate wildlife guides, sample incredible food and relax in the wonderful environment that only an African safari can provide.

Then fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town to stay in one of our favourite city-based hotels. Spend two nights here, enjoying the many delights of The Mother City. The hotel is very close to the harbour and you have plenty of time on the 21st of May before your vessel sails at 9pm.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 2

Overnight flight from the USA

This flight is not included in the price but is indicated as a convenient flight from the USA.  Replace this with flights from your home city.

Day 2 - 3

D'Oreale Grande Hotel

This is your arrival day and night in Africa.  There is plenty to do around the clock at this resort but you should try to get some sleep!

Day 3 - 7

Rovos Rail journey Pretoria - Victoria Falls

Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class travel experiences. Exceptional train safaris combine some of Africa’s most magnificent scenery with travel aboard an authentically refurbished Edwardian-style train, accommodating up to 72 guests in the most spacious train suites in the world, each with their own en-suite bathroom and subtle modern conveniences. Your journey begins at Rovos Rail Station, the headquarters and private station of this independent railway company, which is situated in Pretoria.

Day 7 - 8

Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe. The Edwardian-style five-star hotel combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.

Day 8 - 11

Khulu Bush Camp

Khulu Bush Camp “Grandfather” is located on a private concession of 6,000 acres. One of the many charms of this camp is that it offers guests luxurious and private accommodation accompanied with old world hospitality.

Khulu comprises of 6 bespoke, thatched, safari style suites built onto slightly elevated platforms. Each well-appointed room is designed in a modern and contemporary style but has minimal impact to the surroundings and environment. The units have an indoor and outdoor shower and balcony for game viewing. The camp currently has a total capacity of only 12 people. All rooms overlook an ancient riverbed, the waterhole in this riverbed is known to attract a variety of the greatest wildlife and birdlife in Hwange. Khulu’s main area provides a full bar which also commands view of the waterhole and has in stock a variety of local and imported beverages. There is a plunge pool as well as a fire pit for stargazing and night caps. The camp has borehole water throughout and an on site laundry service.

Day 11 - 13

The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town

The Table Bay offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury hotel accommodation in Cape Town. Considered to be the best address in Cape Town, this sophisticated Sun International property was opened in May 1997 by former South African president, Nelson Mandela.

Situated on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Table Bay hotel is perfectly positioned against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean and provides easy access to the top places to visit in Cape Town.

Rates

US$7656 per person sharing

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation at hotels, train and safari camps on the bases indicated
  • Flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town
  • Game drives at safari camp
  • Alcoholic beverages on Rovos Rail and at Khulu Bush Camp
  • High Tea on Stanley's Terrace at Victoria Falls Hotel
  • Dinner at The Boma, Vic Falls (Drinks and extras for your account)
  • All transfers mentioned eg: airport-hotel; hotel-train; hotel-safari camp; safari camp-airport
  • Park entry fees, VAT, taxes and levies current at time of confirmation

EXCLUDED

  • Long-haul flights to Africa
  • Cruise from Cape Town
  • Transfer from Table Bay Hotel to Cape Town Harbour.
  • Any activities identified as "optional" or "recommended"
  • Anything not mentioned herein
  • Travel insurance (This is compulsory.  We highly recommend that you obtain this and that it is current before paying your deposits.)
  • All items of a personal nature.
  • Cost of vaccinations, medications and Visas.