Top Trips for Fall: Micato -- Romance of Rovos Rail Safari
Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on an epic train journey through Africa.
Micato Safaris: Romance of Rovos Rail Safari
Guests on Micato Safaris’ new Africa by Rovos Rail itinerary will enjoy an expansive itinerary that traverses the African plains in search of game, transports travelers across the continent in unrivalled comfort in Rovos Rail’s impeccably restored cars, and concludes with a rejuvenating stay in cosmopolitan Cape Town.
This 22-day journey begins in Kenya with stays at the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi and Mara Plains Camp in the famed Maasai Mara. Then it’s off by private charter to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in time to board the incomparably luxurious Rovos Rail. Guests may spot game while sipping tea in the Observation Car as the train winds through Tanzania’s expansive Selous Game Reserve and will enjoy the picturesque countryside as they continue through Tanzania and Zambia.
After several days onboard, it’s time for a one-night respite at the grand dame Victoria Falls Hotel. Optional activities abound, from golf to river rafting, and guests have a full day at leisure to explore. Board the train in time for dinner in the stylish dining car, and then continue through Zimbabwe. Once in Gaborone, Botswana, guests will drive to Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, once traversed by Dr. David Livingstone.
The next two days will bring exciting game-viewing opportunities: Madikwe is home not only to the classic big game of the savannah but also several desert-adapted species found in the Kalahari. Guests will rejoin the train for the final phase of the journey to Cape Town, where they may relax for a few days, taking in all that this charming city has to offer.
Micato Safaris’ Romance of Rovos Rail Safari: departs October 4 and is priced at $29,875 per person, based on double occupancy. (Rate excludes international airfare.) For more information, call 1-800-MICATO-1.
*Alternate departure dates available throughout 2011 and 2012; call for dates and pricing.