Welcome To The Journey Of A Lifetime
Goway Travel invites you on the journey across the whole of the African continent.
The 30-day Cape to Cairo takes travellers from Cape Town to Cairo on a Journey of a Lifetime that offers the best accommodations and experiences while exploring Africa. This epic vacation transports you back to the Golden Age of Travel with an exclusive rail journey aboard the most luxurious train in the world.
It also includes luxury accommodations, world-class guides and services, and life-changing encounters across nine countries. Gaze upon the majesty of Victoria Falls; see the Great Migration in the Masai Mara; come face-to-face with mountain gorillas in the rainforests of Rwanda; marvel at the ancient rock-hewn churches of Ethiopia; and explore the land of the pharaohs and the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
This unforgettable African vacation has a maximum of 14 passengers, promising an intimate group-setting and journey of a lifetime! Personally escorted by Moira Smith, Goway’s General Manager Africa, you are guaranteed the highest levels of care and attention.
Begin your Goway Journey of a Lifetime in Cape Town, one of the most diverse and breathtakingly scenic cities you’ll ever have the pleasure of visiting. Fondly known as the Mother City, Cape Town has everything for the curious Globetrotter who enjoys the good life in all its forms. From exquisite wine farms in magnificent green settings to captivating architecture and rich history, the city’s many attractions will leave little doubt in your mind as to why it has been voted one of the world’s top cities to visit.
The Most Luxurious Train In The World
Your epic journey includes a luxury rail experience on the world-renowned Rovos Rail. The next 15-days you will journey through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia. The sojourn begins in Cape Town taking guests to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, the diamond town of Kimberley and the capital city of Pretoria for short tours followed by two nights in the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Tau Game Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve
On the far northern border of South Africa lies a beautiful area known as the Groot Marico and it is in this spectacular setting, in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, that Tau Game Lodge, South Africa is situated.
The jumbled hillocks of Tshwene-Tshwene and the dramatic ridge of the Dwarsberg Mountains expose rocks of up to 2630 million years old and artifacts of the Stone and Iron Ages are still found in the Groot Marico dust.
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometres, into a gorge over one hundred meters below.
Zambia & Tanzania
Discover why travelling on Rovos is reminiscent of the golden age of travel. You’ll enjoy formal dinners where traditional dishes are served, accommodation in Edwardian-style suites, picturesque views every day of the journey, and excursions to places of interest and first-rate game reserves. The train’s staff will ensure that you enjoy a comfortable stay, and if you need anything, room service is available 24 hours a day.
Magnificent Masai Mara
Cottars Camp offers you a carefully chosen Masai Mara Experience. It provides genuinely stunning wildlife and wilderness experiences, engaging in the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’: an abundance of wildlife, a guarantee of privacy and the highest standards of professional guiding, in a luxurious and authentic safari environment.
Transformative Gorilla Experience
No other wildlife encounter in Africa matches the life-changing experience of coming face to face with wild gorilla’s. This coupled with the fact that trekking is a highly restricted activity – only 10 gorilla families are habituated, and only 8 people per day get to spend an hour in their space – means it truly is a once in a lifetime experience.
Rock-Hewn Churches Of Lalibela
Lalibela is known as ‘New Jerusalem,’ a town internationally renowned for its rock-hewn churches often called the Eighth Wonders of the World. Physically carved from the rock in which they stand, these towering edifices seem to be superhuman creations of workmanship and concept. At the end of the 12th and beginning of the 13th centuries, King Lalibela of the Zaghwe Dynasty built a series of rock-hewn churches on this spot, calling it New Jerusalem.
Egypt, Land Of The Pharaohs
Egypt has millennia of history and culture to explore. Cairo, home to the pyramids, has one of the world’s best museums, offers world-class cuisine, culture, shopping, and it sits along the world’s longest river. When the whole city is essentially an open-air museum, it can be hard to know what landmarks are essential. Our final stop on this epic journey showcases one of the great cities of the world – a fitting place to end.
Features & Inclusions
– Accent on experiencing Africa and not just touring
– Personalized and intimate experience
– Assistance of Goway’s local representatives enroute
– Luxury accommodation
– Most meals and many beverages, as stated in the itinerary
– Memorable and unique dining experiences
– All tipping enroute
– Bellboy luggage service on tour
– All sightseeing as described in the itinerary.
– All Airfares within Africa in business class as per itinerary
– All entrances to museum, sites and parks
– Hotel taxes
– All transfers and touring in air-conditioned vehicles
– One of a kind exclusive departure
– Goway’s promise of something “extra” special
– Services of Goway Tour escort throughout the trip
Book This Experience You’ll Never Forget Now!
“Africa changes you. It’s that simple. But this change, this new way of being, isn’t something you can find in a book or a video. Pictures don’t do it justice. Words cannot capture its primordial energy nor the way that it finds its way into your bones and doesn’t let go. A journey across the heart of Africa, from the southwest to the northeast, is the best way to get in touch with the heart of this ancient land and truly comprehend its wonder.”
To book your adventure to Africa, contact your Personal Travel Manager at Gravitate Travel.
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