Accommodation rating: Good Standard
Named after the millipede, with its long cylindrical body, the Shongololo Express train weaves its way on long-distance journeys across the African continent, taking in spectacular sights along the way. The train travels through the night, allowing for more time to stop to see the sights, experience the local culture and go on wildlife safaris.
A newly acrewed member of Rovos Rail, the air-conditioned carriages accommodate 72 guests in two categories of simple yet comfortable en suite cabins. Akin with Rovos, the train offers 5-star levels of service. Guests can relax in the bar car, the lounge or watch the panoramic vistas pass by from the open-air balcony of the observation car at the back of the train. The two dining cars serve dishes that draw inspiration from Africa, accompanied by a selection of fine South African wines. In the spirit of travel of a bygone era, there is no Wi-Fi or internet connection and mobile phone signal can be intermittent.
Features: 2 dining cars, observation car, library, bar.
Emerald cabin amenities: Private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, lounge area, safe, air conditioning, electric blankets.
Gold cabin amenities: Private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe, air conditioning, electric blankets.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.