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Trail of Two Oceans: Lobito to Dar Es Salaam

Duration

15 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Lobito

Available

August 2022 / August 2022

Cities to visit: Lobito, Huambo, Kuito, Luena, Kolwezi, Lubumbashi, Parque Nacional South Luangwa, Chishimba Falls, Makambako, Selous Mapumziko Lodge, Dar Es Salaam

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.

Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Owner or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..

Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.

Day
12:00 The train departs from Lobito, Angola. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car and observation car. Please ensure the Train Manager or Administration Deputy is in possession of passport. Lectures will take place throughout the journey during the morning and/or afternoon in the lounge car. Please consult Lecture Sheets for details.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels through the Benguela province.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge car and observation car.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars. The train crosses into the Huambo province. Dress: Formal
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:00.
09:00 Enjoy a tour of Huambo, the second largest city in Angola and one of the old kingdoms on the central plateau.
12:00 Depart for Boas Agus.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Kuito for overnight. Dress: Formal
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:00.
09:00 Enjoy a stroll through the town of Kuito, built in the historical heart of the Ovimbundu kingdom.
11:00 Depart for Savinguila.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Luena for overnight. Dress: Formal
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:00.
09:00 Enjoy a walking tour of Luena to learn more about the recent history of Angola.
11:00 Depart and travel towards Cameia.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels alongside the Cassai River. The catchment of the Cassai River encompasses a vast eco-region of 900 000km2 with an incredibly rich fish fauna. As the train passes the villages of Cassai and Cameia, there is sometimes an opportunity to see the local fishermen at work.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Luau for overnight. Dress: Formal

PLEASE PUT YOUR WATCHES FORWARD ONE HOUR BEFORE RETIRING FOR THE EVENING.
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. Border formalities take place.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels towards Malonga.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Kasaji for overnight. Dress: “Africa” Theme or Smart Casual
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. The train travels towards Mungulunga.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train passes Mutshatsha.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Kolwezi. Dress: Formal
06:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 08:00.
08:00 Disembark at Kolwezi for a visit to a copper mine in an area that holds one of the world’s largest known copper and cobalt resources.
10:30 Enjoy brunch at Katebi Lodge.
13:00 Return to the train. Depart for Tenke.
15:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Sofumwango for overnight. Dress: Formal
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
15:00 Enjoy a drive through the city of Lubumbashi.
18:00 Return to the train. Depart for Mushoshi.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Sakania. Dress: Formal
Please pack a small overnight bag for a two-night stay in South Luangwa National Park. For your convenience we have placed bags in your suite. Please ensure you have warm clothing for the game drives. Walking safaris are available so please ensure you have the correct shoes if you would like to participate. Time of game drives confirmed on arrival. See inclusions/exclusions. Please ensure you have obtained your passport from the Train Manager or Administration Deputy.

07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. Border formalities take place.
10:00 Transfer to Ndola Airport for a chartered flight to the South Luangwa National Park, initially founded as the Luangwa Game Park in 1904 and converted to one of three game reserves in 1938. The impressive park covers about 9050km2 of the Luangwa Valley floor and lies anywhere from 500-800m above sea level. With its western and northwestern edge bounded by the Muchinga Escarpment, and the southern border lined with the meandering Luangwa River, there is no shortage of dramatic and fascinating topography in this beautiful game-rich park.
12:00 Transfer to respective camps. Enjoy lunch on arrival followed by check-in.
15:30 Afternoon game drive in the Luangwa Valley.
19:30 Dinner and overnight at the camps. Dress: Casual
06:00 Wake-up call and continental breakfast.
06:30 Early morning game drive (approximately 3 hours).
10:00 Brunch is served. Afternoon at leisure.
15:30 High tea and game drive (approximately 3 hours).
19:30 Dinner and overnight at the camps. Dress: Casual
Please ensure that your luggage is ready for collection.
Breakfast, a morning game drive (approximately 2 hours) and check-out times will be confirmed.
12:00 Transfer to the airport for the chartered flight to Mpika, Zambia.
13:00 On arrival, transfer to Mpika Station and rejoin the train. Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels the TAZARA railway line, an engineering tour de force and one of Africa’s best-kept secrets as it passes through remote territory.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Kasama for overnight. Dress: Formal
06:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure at 08:00.
08:00 Enjoy a visit to Chisimba Falls where guests can take a pleasant walk down to the rock pools at the base of the falls or admire them from various viewpoints.
11:30 The train climbs to the border, almost exactly the midpoint between Africa’s two Great Rift Valley lakes.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. Border formalities take place.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal The train passes Baobab forests and descends the Rift Valley towards Mbeya.

PLEASE PUT YOUR WATCHES FORWARD AN HOUR BEFORE RETIRING FOR THE EVENING.

Chisimba Falls is a series of three waterfalls named Mutumuna, Kaela and Chishimba (Chisimba), which are separated over 300m along the Luombe River. According to Bemba tradition, the nature spirit “Chishimba” lives in a cave behind the falls therefore no bad behaviour (including fights, insults and arrogance) is allowed in this area. Though the Bemba people arrived here in the 17th century, they weren’t the first as the land surrounding the falls is dotted with evidence of Iron Age activities including kilns, smelting pipes and iron ore deposits.
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
09:00 Arrive at Makambako and enjoy a stroll through the town (time permitting).
11:00 The train travels towards the jungled Udzungwa Mountains and negotiates the dramatic switchbacks, viaducts and tunnels of the escarpment.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Kiberege. Dress: Formal
07:00 Continental breakfast is served in the dining cars until 08:00. The train descends into the highlands and traverses the fertile lands of Tanzania towards the Selous.
10:30 Brunch is served in the dining cars until 11:45.
12:00 Enjoy a game visit in the Selous Game Reserve, the largest in Africa at 55 000km2 (time permitting).
18:00 Return to the train.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Gwata for overnight. Dress: “1920s” Theme or Smart Casual
Please ensure that your luggage is ready for collection by 10:45 and that you have your passport.
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. Travel in an easterly direction towards the coast.
11:00 Arrive at journey’s end at Tazara Station in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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