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Rail Journeys in Africa

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Rail travel in Africa conjures up images of world famous luxury trains like the Blue Train and Rovos Rail as well as the authentic African experience of the regular trains that are frequented by locals and visitors alike.

In Morocco you can experience the sights and sounds of local life by using trains to travel from place to place rather than by road. Riding the railways should not only give you a valuable insight into everyday life, but is also a brilliant way to see the wide variety of passing scenery.

The steam trains in Eritrea are a popular choice for visitors. Although the railway is only 120 kilometres long, it offers a range of incredible scenery from desert to mountains and tunnels to viaducts. The line runs from Massawa on the Red Sea to the capital Asmara at an elevation of 2325 metres.

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In Madagascar you can embark on a unique rail journey from Antananarivo to Andasibe by Michelin train. The ride only takes four hours, but is on one of the oldest French designed locomotives still in operation. Dating from the colonial period the carriage resembles an old fashioned bus that travels on narrow-gauge tracks.

A number of people believe the Blue Train to be the ultimate African rail experience. Travelling from South Africa’s capital Pretoria to Cape Town is a 27 hour journey that covers 1600 kilometres. On-board the train you’ll experience luxury in motion, with rich fabrics, silver service, air conditioned suites and mouth-watering fine dining.

Rovos Rail is another notable luxury African rail operator which offers a range of journeys including the iconic trip from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. The train itself is decorated in exquisite Victorian style, with a lounge, dining and observation car as well as the comfortable sleeping cars.

Whether you are simply looking for a different way of getting from A to B or want to experience life like a local or your looking for a luxury rail holiday like no other – Africa will have something to offer you.

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