Rovos enters the Congo
Southern African railway company Rovos Rail is taking bookings for a new train journey traversing the continent, starting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and ending in Lobito, Angola.
Scheduled for a one-off return journey on 16 July 2019, the 15-day expedition passes through Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and will includes a game visit in the Selous Game Reserve (Tanzania), a fly-in two-night safari in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia along with a city tour of Lubumbashi in DRC. Walking tours are also scheduled for the townships of Luau, Luena, Kuito and Huambo. The reverse tour departs on 02 August 2019.
Dubbed the ‘Trail of Two Oceans’, the trip has taken two years for Rovos Rail to acquire necessary permissions by authorities, founder and CEO Rohan Vos said.
“To be able to introduce a new adventure after 29 years in operation is exciting and presents me with a refreshing operational challenge. My team and I have flown across our borders on a few occasions to meet the relevant officials, drive the route and conduct site visits,” Vos remarked.