by Kevin Bluer
ROVOO1-Rovos.Com -FEB11 Luxury Train Travel Across Africa Will Leave One With Great Memories
When one is a child trains have a magic appeal and a person seems to keep that thought in the back of one’s mind when one grows up as the idea of luxury train travel causes most people’s hearts to flutter. This company offer a variety of tours through South Africa, Southern Africa and the cherry on the top a thirty day travel vacation from Cape to Cairo. Three forms of transport are used to complete this journey which is an unique experience.
The entire train including the locomotives has all been restored and refurbished with a high level of attention to guest’s comfort and decor detail. Public areas such as the lounges, dinning room and observation coach all reflect the old world sophistication and elegance of the bygone Victorian and Edwardian decor.
The tourist’s well being is the ultimate goal with all furnishings and fittings that have been used in the renovations and they are high quality and compare with any other five star establishment.
Any form of travel taking a person through Southern Africa is an exciting event and to do so in a luxury train will be a memory one will have forever. To be pampered and spoilt by proficient well trained staff can only added to the overall experience.
The scenery outside one’s window changes in quick succession from wide tree sparse flat grasslands to spectacular mountains and tumbling gorges. Through game areas one can thrill to the sight of Africa’s big five and the multitude of species of buck, small animals and birds.
The dinning car brings back a long gone era and guests on the train fell inclined to dress for dinner adding to the overall ambiance of the evening. Cool fresh linen tablecloths and serviettes are a perfect setting for the elegant dinner service glassware and cutlery which are used to complete the table. The menu is a delightful mix of delectable local and well known international dishes that will satisfy the fussiest gourmet. Rounded off with the best of South African wines that complement the dishes and titillate the taste buds one need only to sit back and enjoy the evening scenes flashing by the window.
If one wants to do Africa in style savoring the experience then luxury train travel is the way to do it. The scenery, quality of the train and service will leave one with memories that will be cherished throughout a person’s life.