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The easy way to explore Africa
this unique touring concept eliminates interminable hours travelling long distances in a tour bus and alleviates the daily chore of packing and unpacking suitcases. Travelling comfortably and securely during the night, Shongololo Express trains saves you precious holiday time, arriving each dawn at a new and exciting destination.
The fleet of air-conditioned touring vehicles is transported together with the train and the professional multi lingual guides (English, French & German spoken on board) are ready and on hand to drive you on inclusive, scheduled excursions. Their experience and wealth of knowledge assist you to gain the most from each day's programme.
Shongololo Express provides a very special touring experience for travelers. From a warm welcome and transfer to the train at the start of the journey, to an exciting and varied programme of touring, superb breakfasts and dinners on board, and a lounge full of new friends each evening - all these combine to create an unforgettable holiday.
Wining & dining on board
Our on board dinner menu has been carefully selected to give guests a taste of cuisine from around the African continent and includes dishes originating from Morocco to Madagascar to temp your palate. Our wine list includes a selection of the best South African wines for you to sample.
Breakfasts are designed to fortify you for your busy day ahead and include freshly baked pastries and muffins, a selection of cereals and seasonal fruits and choices from a daily English style cooked breakfast! All meals are served with a warm African smile.
In Africa there is no substitute for experience
Drawing on fifteen years experience of operating train safaris in southern Africa, Shongololo Express train managers, staff and our tour guides ensure the smooth running of the train and of your holiday. Designed to run like clockwork, each tour is nevertheless a unique adventure for guests and staff alike! From time to time the unexpected does occur - Elephants have been known to stop the trains, and sometimes we run on 'Africa time' but without an element of surprise, Shongololo Express could not call their journeys 'great train adventures'! Just ask our many repeat clients who will tell you that it's the unexpected that brings them back to experience our different itineraries year after year
The Good Hope Adventure
This journey offers an amazingly comprehensive view of South Africa taking in the internationally regarded "must see" locations. As the train travels the length and breadth of the country guests can enjoy the great variety of landscapes, shorelines, cultures and lifestyles that the "Rainbow Nation" has to offer.
The Southern Cross Adventure
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