Unique train journey: Angola, Congo, Zambia and Victoria Falls

Angola, Africa

21.07.2024 - 04.08.2024

15-day Copper Trail epic Rovos Rail expedition – Pride of Africa - from the Atlantic Ocean to the African heartland. 

Journey through Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. 

Authentic culture experiences and best safari for responsible travellers.

Starting from 6950 Euro per person

Day 1 – Lobito

The train departs from Lobito, Angola. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers. Lunch is served in the dining cars as the train travels through the Benguela province. Enjoy afternoon tea and a lecture in the lounge car, followed by a formal dinner in the dining cars as the train crosses into the Huambo province.

Day 2 – Huambo

After breakfast in the dining car, enjoy a tour of Huambo, the second-largest city in Angola and one of the old kingdoms on the central plateau. Afterwards, depart for Boas Agus as lunch is served in the dining car. After dinner, relax on board as the train journeys on to Kuito.

Day 3 – Kuito

Enjoy a stroll through the town of Kuito, built in the historical heart of the Ovimbundu kingdom. Depart for Savinguila as lunch is served in the dining cars. Enjoy afternoon tea service before dinner as the train weaves toward Luena.

Day 4 – Luena

Enjoy a walking tour of Luena to learn more about the recent history of Angola. Lunch follows as the train travels on toward Cameia, alongside the Cassai River. The catchment of the Cassai River encompasses a vast eco-region of 560,000 miles (900,000 square kilometers) with an incredibly rich fish fauna. There may be an opportunity to see the local fishermen at work. In the evening, a formal dinner is served en route to Luau on the Angola border.

Day 5 – At Leisure

After crossing the DRC border, lunch is served as the train moves toward Malonga. Take some time to relax and enjoy a leisurely day on board before settling in for an “African” themed dinner in the evening.

Day 6 – At Leisure

Enjoy another day in luxury as the train travels on toward Mungulunga, Mutshatsha and finally Kolwezi.

Day 7 – Copper Mine

Disembark at Kolwezi for a visit to a copper mine in an area that is home to one of the world’s largest known copper and cobalt resources. After brunch at Katebi Lodge, return to the train and depart for Kazembe.

Day 8 – Lubumbashi

Enjoy a drive through the city of Lubumbashi, considered the mining capital of the DRC. Return to the train and depart for Mushoshi. A formal dinner is served in the evening as the train travels toward Sakania, on the DRC border.

Day 9 – South Luangwa National Park

Disembark and transfer to Ndola Airport for a chartered flight to the South Luangwa National Park. Enjoy lunch upon arrival followed by check-in. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive in the Luangwa Valley, followed by dinner and overnight at the camps.

Days 10 & 11 – South Luangwa National Park

On both of these days, enjoy an early morning game drive (approximately 3 hours) before returning for brunch. Take the afternoon at your leisure to relax and enjoy the park. Tea service and an afternoon game drive follow before dinner in the evening back at camp.

Day 12 – South Luangwa National Park After breakfast, enjoy a final game drive in the park before transferring back to the airport for a flight to Ndola, Zambia. Rejoin the train at the station and venture onward to Kapiri Mphoshi.

Day 13 – Lusaka and Kafue

Disembark at Lilayli for a morning visit to the Orphan Elephant Project. The Lilayi Elephant Nursery is one of only three of its kind in the world. Through their partnership with Game Rangers International, a non-profit conservation organization, Lilayi Lodge is giving orphaned elephants a home and family, with the goal of eventually re-introducing them to the wild. After, return to the train and travel to Kafue. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Kafue River before settling back in on the train in time for dinner.

Day 14 – Choma

The train departs from Kafue Station crossing the Kafue railway bridge, a 1,500-foot (477-meter) long steel girder truss bridge of 13 spans, each at 110 feet (33 meters), supported on concrete piers. Arriving in Choma, enjoy a short walk to the Choma Museum and Craft Center. Established in 1988, the museum displays the cultural heritage of the Tonga tribe of the Southern province of Zambia. In the evening, enjoy a “1920s” themed dinner.

Day 15 – Victoria Falls

Arrive at Livingstone for Zambian border formalities before our journey’s fantastic end at the incomparable Victoria Falls.

INCLUDED: Accommodation; all meals; all beverages on board; room service; limited laundry; guided excursions (where applicable); entrance fees as per itinerary; golf green fees, carts and halfway house meals, water and tea/coffee; onboard historian (Dar, Lobito+ Trilogy); onboard doctor (Dar + Lobito); govt tax.

EXCLUDED: All off-train beverages; international sparkling wine; gratuities; personal expenses; visas; travel insurance; pre- and post-tour transfers, accommodation and international flights.

CHILD POLICY: Long journeys not recommended for under 13s. Children between 0-2 years old are not permitted to travel. There are no child-minding facilities or activities available for children on board.3-9 years old: Pay 75% of the adult per person sharing rate. 10+ years old: Pay full rate.