Africa Luxury Train Tours

Journey across southern and eastern Africa on a luxury train trip with The Society of International Railway Travelers (IRT). From world-famous deserts to beautiful cities, exploring the continent of Africa on a luxury train vacation is a life-changing experience. Relax and enjoy world-class accommodations on one of the world’s best luxury trains before seeing an endangered black rhino at the safari lodge or golfing on one of Africa’s best golf courses. Trips last from 9 to 15 days, so there’s plenty of time to explore these African countries without missing any of their beauty.

Experience South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Angola on a luxury train vacation with IRT. World travelers, train enthusiasts, and those just looking for a luxury trip across Africa are in luck with our itineraries that span multiple countries. Our work on these and other trips have earned us awards and recognition from some of the biggest names in travel.

The Trains

Two of The World’s Top 25 Trains are found on the continent of Africa and it’s not difficult to see what makes them so iconic.

Rovos Rail Pride of Africa

Rovos Rail Pride of Africa is one of our guests’ all-time favorite trains. Blending modern amenities with classic design, riding this train is an unforgettable experience. Every cabin includes en-suite bathrooms, convenient features including USB ports and a personal safe, and large windows that open so you can enjoy the sights right from your cabin. There’s also a large open-air observation car and bar on the back — perfect for enjoying a pre-dinner “sundowner” cocktail while keeping a lookout for wildlife. From the cuisine to the service to the suites, Rovos Rail Pride of Africa is the perfect way to enjoy the continent.

The Blue Train

The Blue Train is also a sight to behold. Running almost 1,000 miles from Pretoria to Cape Town, the train features beautiful suites, two lounges, and an Observation Car at the back, which provides you with a breathtaking view of their journey. In addition to some amazing stops on the journey, The Blue Train is known for its amazing accommodations, including both dining and the cars on the historic train.

The Destinations

Experience Africa with IRT and see the most beautiful locations and trains on the continent. IRT luxury vacations through Africa can include a visit to one of the wonders of the world, Victoria Falls, world-famous national parks, five-star hotels, and more. Travel through South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and other incredible countries on your journey filled with culture, relaxation, and sight-seeing. You’ll enjoy local cuisine along the train ride and are given the chance to explore historic towns.

Cape Town to Dar es Salaam

Guess trek through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Tanzania on the epic 15-day Cape Town to Dar es Salaam journey. Enjoy a stay at the 5-star Tau Game Lodge and witness the stunning beauty of Victoria Falls.

African Collage

On the African Collage, a 10-day escorted tour through South Africa, you journey from Pretoria to Cape Town, two of the continent’s most iconic cities. Along the way, there are game drives, golfing at some of the continent’s finest courses, tours of historic sites, and chances to meet elephants and ostriches. This trip is offered only a few times annually, so make sure to plan ahead and join this unbelievable luxury trip! There are few countries in the world with the cultural, ecological, and biological diversity as South Africa.