African Explorer

Across Southern Africa by Private Train - Cape Town to Windhoek (13 Nights / 14 Days)

The African Explorer is a rolling hotel offering two categories of compartments – The Elephant compartment and the Leopard compartment. It has two air-conditioned restaurant cars, a bar car and a lounge car with panorama windows and an open observation platform. Tasty three course dinners are served in one sitting. There is no formal dress code on the train and smart evening dress code is not required. A doctor on board throughout the journey.

Day 1: Cape Town

Day 2: Departure on the African Explorer and stop in Matjiesfontain.

Day 3: A Day on Board

Day 4: Augrabies National Park

Day 5: Fish River Canyon – the second largest canyon in the world.

Day 6: Ghost Town of Kolmanskop

Day 7: Namib-Naukluft National Park

Day 8: The highest sand dunes in the world

Day 9: Walvis Bay and Swakopmund

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

Day 11: Etosha National Park Safari

Day 12: Etosha National Park Safari

Day 13: Windhoek City Tour

Day 14: Departure day and transfer to the airport


  • 3,600 km of rail track on the African Explorer private train
  • Cape Town – one of the world’s most beautiful cities
  • Fish River Canyon – the second largest canyon in the world
  • The Namib Desert – UNESCO World Heritage sites: Sossusvlei with the world’s highest dune
  • Bizarre rock formations and lunar landscape in Namib Naukluft National Park
  • Safari tour of Etosha National Park
  • Lüderitz – the first German colonial settlement in the South West Africa
  • Gone with the sand – the Kolmanskop ghost town
  • The high plateau of the Aus Mountains
  • Swakopmund – Imperial German architecture in an African setting
  • Windhoek – Modern city and German roots
  • Namibian specialties and select South African wines


  • 8 nights on board the African Explorer private train according to the category booked 5 nights in hotels and lodges as per the itinerary.
  • 13 Breakfast, 6 Lunches & 13 Dinners (as per the itinerary)
  • Multi-lingual tour director from Windhoek to Cape Town throughout
  • English-speaking tour guide for max. 23 guests from Cape Town to Windhoek
  • Doctor on board
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All excursions and sightseeing including admission fees
  • Excursions and transfers in air-conditioned buses
  • All Airport transfers on day 1 and 14
  • Fascinating series of lectures on sights, history, daily life and culture
  • Extensive information materials


  • All flights, excess baggage fees, airport departure taxes and other relevant taxes
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Medical, Travel and Baggage Insurance
  • Holiday Surcharge
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Passport and Visa fees
  • Anything not specifically quoted in the inclusions-
  • Personal purchases
  • Gratuities
  • GST extra as applicable


  • Accommodation (as per itinerary)YES
  • Meals (as per itinerary)YES
  • Beverages (as per itinerary)YES
  • TransfersYES


COST: Elephant Category: From USD 6300 Per Person on Twin sharing basis
Elephant category compartments offer private shower and toilet, air-conditioning, 220/230 V sockets, a small safe, towels, a compact wardrobe with coathanger, small bedside cabinets, one small bottle of water per person per day on the train. The compartment (approx. 75 ft2/7 m2) are equipped with two single berths next to each other or with a double berth. There is a total of 5 cars in the elephant category with 5 compartments each

Leopard Category: From USD 8340 Per Person on Twin sharing basis
Leopard category compartments, in addition to the features of the Elephant category compartments offer a small sitting area and are located closer to the restaurant cars. The compartments (approx. 107 ft2/10m2) are equipped with two single berths or one double bed. There is a total of 5 cars in the leopard category with 3 suites each.

EXCHANGE RATE: 1 USD = 68 INR (exchange rate as on the day of payment applicable)
VALIDITY: 19th February 2018 – 24th November 2019
DEPARTURES: 2018 – 19 Feb, 22 Oct; 2019: Feb 18 , Oct 21, Nov 11
At times there may be special deals – enquire at the time of booking.

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From USD 6300


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