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Fri, 02 Aug 2019 17:40 - Updated Fri, 02 Aug 2019 17:39

Rovos Rail train back to Dar Es Salaam

Lobito - The Rovos Rail train, nicknamed the “Pride of Africa”, left Friday, the port city of Lobito, Coastal Benguela province, back to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, starting point of the tourist trip to Angola.

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Tour train back to Tanzania

Photo: David Dias

The train returns with 54 new tourists including English, Irish, Australians, South Africans, Swiss, German, Dutch, Belgian and Bulgarian, who will also enjoy the beauty of the Angolan landscapes during the trip, as well as the contact with the reception, which is characteristic of the populations in the places where they stop.

These new tourists replace the first 51 who traveled Wednesday (31) by air to Luanda, where they go to their respective countries.

In an interview with Angop, the representative of Benguela Tourism Travel Agency, Rebeca Barreiros, confirmed that the next trip of the South African company train to the country is already scheduled for July 28 and the return to July 31st  of next year.

Rebeca Barreiros also assured that Rovos Rail had some foreign exchange expenses, although without revealing the amount, resulting from the water supply to the train, tourists, diesel and some food.

In addition, the tourists individually took handicrafts as souvenirs of Angola.