Luxury rail holiday in Southern Africa
Description of Luxury rail holiday in Southern Africa
Experience the opulence, grandeur and extravagance on board the most luxurious train in the world. Enjoy the old world charm and fine cuisine of the Rovos Rail as you wind your way through magnificent views and stunning natural landscapes en route to one of the world’s greatest natural phenomenons, the majestic Victoria Falls. This unique train safari captures some of Africa's most spectacular scenery, combined wit the glamour and excitement of the golden age of rail travel.
PlanetAs UNESCO recognises the falls being a major attraction, urban infrastructure developments, tourism facilities and services may impact the property’s integrity and therefore need to be carefully managed not to compromise the exceptional beauty. As a company we have only partnered with service providers who acknowledge this and have measures in place when our guests travel with them to experience Victoria Falls.
As a company: We strive to operate as a paperless company as far as possible, and recycle wherever facilities are available. We use toxic-free fair trade products whenever we can. Our clients’ requirements are of primary importance to us at all times, as we know that our growth and success depend on their continued support. Having travelled extensively ourselves and witnessed first-hand how tourism can have either positive or negative effects on local communities; we vowed to always endeavor to leave a positive mark on all places we visit and send clients.
On the road: Many of the resorts and operators we work with offer our clients free drinking water refills to minimise wastage of plastic bottles through out the trips; and ask clients if they want items laundered before simply washing towels and linens unnecessarily, to conserve water.
PeopleThis tour has been designed to both operate in a way that minimises our impact on the environment that we visit and to maximise the benefit that our clients can have on the host community.
We prefer to always use local guides and drivers to support the local community.
At the game reserve all the guides and trackers are local to the area and have been trained by the reserve management, bettering their communities. The hotel our clients will stay at is focused on responsible travel, with over 80% of the staff are from the local community and sources products and produce from local suppliers wherever possible.
A sunset tour and Victoria Falls visits are all managed and led by locals living in the area who will share stories and insights about this magnificent natural wonder and no doubt share about how their lives are connected to the area. In this way we will be supporting local initiatives.
We encourage our clients to stay in privately owned boutique accommodation where possible to support the local community.
We travel in small groups to ensure our customers can interact with locals in a meaningful way and to ensure that any impact on local communities is minimised.
We endeavour to follow responsible guidelines, as with all trips. Whilst in Zimbabwe the group goes to a local craft market to purchase items directly from the local artisans.