Mon, 05 Aug 2019 18:12 - Updated Mon, 05 Aug 2019 18:12
Luxury train crosses Angola
Luanda - 30 years ago, the history of Rovos Rail is repeated. Since 1989, the South African company has promoted rail tourism by crossing the African Coast, its favorite destination.
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Tour train Rovos Rail
Photo: David Dias
These are trips that symbolize the harmony between tourists from different corners of the world, feeding a common dream: to explore the vast African nature.
Rovos Rail carriages carry potential railroad investors from Europe, America, Asia or even Africa by train every year.
Designed to reach hard-to-reach areas, such as game reserves accessible only by small planes, train or safari vehicles, these are authentic tourist-promoting modes of transport that delight in its interior image.
Rovos Rail's private trains have already crossed the rails of several African cities, making historic routes such as Cape Town - Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Pretoria - Swakoopmund (Namibia) and Cape Town - Cairo (Egypt).
These are carriages that cross the African continent and are accepted in various places, but this year alone they crossed the lines of the Benguela Railway (Angola).
The visit to the country represented the corollary of a project started almost five years ago.
It was on 26 July that the train whistle blew in Angola after minor mishaps on the Dilolo (Democratic Republic of the Congo - DRC) - Luau (Angola) section.
In eight days, twenty-one carriages crossed the country, via the CFB, with 51 tourists who were delighted with the local tourist diversity.
The expedition, which departed from Tanzania through Zambia and DRC, crossed Angola, taking tourists, besides the Moxico, to the provinces of Bié, Huambo and Benguela.
The peaceful climate found in the region cheered the visitors, particularly the Swedish Dina Hermelin. "I have many friends in Sweden to whom I will tell what I saw and invite them to visit Angola, fantastic country. I am thrilled," she says.
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