Rovos Rail has reached the limits of its growth and will focus on efficiently running its fleet of luxury trains across southern Africa and offering a unique trans-Africa experience. Certainly, there are no operators that can offer the range of vistas and experiences that Rovos  does, with three-day journeys to Cape Town and Durban from Pretoria. There are trips to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Walvis Bay in Namibia, with a trip to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania expanding the reach well into East Africa. The latest addition is the breathtakingly daring Dar es Salaam to Lobito in Anglo, crossing through the copperbelt of northern Zambia, into southern Democratic Republic of Congo — a country on few tourists’ schedules — and into central Angola to end at the Atlantic town of Lobito, south of the capital Luanda. The 15-day trip is fully booked up to 2021.

Rovos runs four Rovos train sets, which can each take up to 72 passengers, and one Shongololo train set, says Tiffany Vos-Thane, d...

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