Is train travel available or easily accessible in African countries?by Tom Drake 20/01/2014 21:06:00 0 comments 1490 Views
Train travel is not available or easily accessible in some African countries. Train lines are generally most expansive and reliable in Eastern and Southern Africa but even here schedules and service may be unpredictable. Travel is most reliable in South Africa.
Inquire locally for details about the quality of service available in the area and make sure to leave some flexibility in your itinerary to accommodate unforeseen changes. Despite varying quality of service, train travel can be a great way to see a country -public transport is fantastic for meeting local people and you'll probably have the chance to see a lot of the country's landscape. There are also a number of luxury train lines that offer trips geared towards tourists rather than individuals just trying to get from point A to point B. These trains are equipped with dining rooms, private sleeping quarters, and a full staff. Popular companies include Rovos Rail, Shongololo Express and Blue Train Safaris.