ABOUT THE AFRICAN EXPLORER PRIVATE TRAIN
Your hotel on rails, the African Explorer, offers two compartment categories with double or single bed, two air-conditioned restaurant cars, a bar car and a lounge car with panorama windows and an open observation platform at the end. Delicious three-course dinners are served nightly. The bar car, open around the clock, is the ideal place to relax over a beer or a glass of South African wine. It is a popular spot for reading and is the venue for fascinating on board talks.
There is no dress code on your private train and formal evening wear is not required. A laundry service is available during the entire trip. Large pieces of luggage can be stowed beneath the beds or on the upper luggage racks. However, since space on board is limited, we do recommend taking soft shell suitcases rather than hard shell. For your comfort and safety a doctor is on board throughout the journey.
BOOKING AS FAR AHEAD AS YOU CAN IN ADVANCE IS ESSENTIAL FOR THESE TOURS
FOOD & DRINK ON THE AFRICAN EXPLORER
The two air-conditioned restaurant cars of the African Explorer serve African and European culinary specialties. Dinners, which are served in three courses, are always a special highlight. In the bar car, you can relax with a cool Windhoek lager or one of South Africa’s famous wines, listen to presentations given by your tour guide, enjoy a good read or have a stimulating conversation with your fellow travelers.
THE OBSERVATION CAR ON THE AFRICAN EXPLORER
If the African Explorer is a hotel on wheels, then the open observation platform of the cozy lounge car is a rolling porch. A paradise for photographers and nature lovers alike—the uninterrupted views of the wilderness facilitate not only sightings of rare animals, but also makes it easy to take amazing photos. There are no annoying reflections or streaks that love to show up in photos taken through windows, instead it’s just a direct connection to nature so that your journey becomes a true safari on rails.