The African Explorer Luxury train
About The African Explorer Luxury Train
The African Explorer is a luxury train that offers two categories of compartments with single or double beds, two air-conditioned restaurant car cars and a bar car. There’s also a lounge car with panoramic windows and an observation platform at the end. Every night, three-course meals are served. You can relax with a drink or a glass South African wine in the bar car which is open 24 hours a day. This is a great spot to read and host fascinating talks on board.
Your private train does not have a dress code and evening attire is not required. Throughout the trip, laundry services are available. Large luggage can be stored under the beds or on the top luggage racks. We recommend soft shell luggage over hard shell because there is not enough space. A doctor will be present throughout the journey to ensure your safety and comfort.
The Tour on the African Explorer Train
Below you can view the rail tour we offer that use the African Explorer Private Train. Just click on the tour to open a PDF containing all you need to know about the trip.
● Please remember that booking as far ahead as you can in advance is essential for these trains ●
Food & Drink On The African Explorer
Two air-conditioned restaurant cars, the African Explorer, serves African and European cuisines. Three-course dinners are always a highlight. You can enjoy a refreshing Windhoek Lager or South Africa’s most famous wines in the bar car. Also, you can listen to your tour guide give presentations, read a book, or engage in stimulating conversation with fellow travellers.
The Observation Car On The African Explorer
The African Explorer could be described as a hotel on wheels. However, the open observation platform in the lounge car can also double up as a porch. The uninterrupted views of the wilderness are a paradise for nature lovers and photographers. They allow you to see rare animals in their natural habitat, as well as make it possible to take incredible photos. It’s not a place where annoying streaks or reflections can be seen in photos through windows. Instead, it’s a direct connection with nature that makes your trip a safari on rails.
African Explorer Private Train Cabin Classes
Each compartment has 220/230V power outlets. There is also a small safe, clothes hangers, and hand towels. Train staff make beds every day. All compartments have windows that can be opened. Blinds and sun-blinds are also available.
You don’t need to wear formal attire for this trip, casual clothing is acceptable on board. All train journeys have laundry service. A doctor is available for all journeys.
African Explorer | Elephant Cabins
The Elephant sleeping compartments have a private bathroom and toilet, an individually adjustable air-conditioning system, 220/230V power outlets and a small safe. Towels, a small closet with clothes hangers and small side cabinets are also included. You can open the windows as required, with sunshades and blinds. The compartments (approx. 7 sq.m/75 sq.ft) have two single beds or a double bed. The Elephant category has five cars with five compartments.
African Explorer | Leopard Cabins
The Leopard class sleeping quarters have a private bathroom and toilet, an individually adjustable air-conditioning system, 220/230V sockets and towels. There is also a small safe and towel box. You can open the windows as required, with sunshades and blinds. There are 5 carriages each with three separate sleeper suites (approx. 10 sq m/107 sq ft) each.
African Explorer Luxury train Gallery
A selection of photos below give a flavour of life on board the African Explorer Luxury Train.
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