Step back in time to a bygone era and journey through Namibia on the Rovos Rail, a luxury train offering excellent service, gourmet cuisine and lavish suites.
The train journey takes you from the savannahs of South Africa's Highveld to the Atlantic in the west. Departing from Pretoria, the first stop is Kimberley, center of one of the world's famous South African diamond rushes where there is an opportunity to savor the 1870s atmosphere of the mining village. The train traverses the stark vistas of the Northern Cape to the Fish River Canyon - second in size to the Grand Canyon - and Garas Park with its quiver-tree forest. Continue then across the untamed beauty of the Kalahari Desert to a cheetah conservation project and a stop in Namibia's capital for a tour; Windhoek is a lively, cosmopolitan city with a strong German flavor. 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.
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Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo International
Arrive at Johannesburg Airport where you will be met and driven to Pretoria Station. Check into your suite on-board the Rovos Rail and depart on the Namibia Safari journey.
You'll arrive into Windhoek this morning where you will disembark for a tour. After your tour you will be transferred to the airport where you will board a light aircraft bound for Sossusvlei. You'll enjoy a desert drive and an overnight stay.
After visiting the dunes you will fly back to Windhoek where you will board the train bound for the game rich Etosha National Park.
Today you will disembark for a game drive in Etosha National Park, following this you'll be transferred to Etosha Safari Lodge for the evening.
Return to the train for your final night and your journey to the stunning scenery of the Atlantic Coast.
Traverse the Namib Desert towards Walvis Bay where you will complete your train journey and travel to Walvis Bay Airport. From here fly to Johannesburg Airport for your connecting flight home.