The African Explorer – Train from Cape Town to Windhoek, Namibia

On this exclusive charter with an English-speaking tour guide, enjoy a stunning trip of almost 3000 km across Africa.

The African Explorer, your comfortable private train, takes you all the way from the natural wonders of Cape Town to Namibia. The train also transports air-conditioned tour buses, for your select program of excursions.  Your tour guide is full of fascinating information about the country and its people, and for your comfort and safety a doctor
is also on board your private train for the entire journey.


South Africa

South Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa, its long coastline stretching more than 2,500 km from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic coast, southwards around the tip of Africa, then north to the border with Mozambique on the Indian Ocean. Going from west to east, South Africa shares long borders with Namibia and Botswana, touches Zimbabwe, has a strip of border with Mozambique to the east,
and lastly curves in around Swaziland before rejoining Mozambique’s southern border. In the interior is the small mountainous country of Lesotho, completely surrounded by South African territory.


AFRICAN QUEEN – 2017 – Kenya and Uganda

Jane Purdie, Athlone’s AFRICAN QUEEN, will be returning to Africa with her 11th Escorted Group since 2008!

Jambo!  As you may be aware I was anticipating Fall 2016 as my last escorted trip to Africa!   Due to requests for Fall 2017, my arm only needed a slight twist to think of returning!  Kenya, is truly amazing with the animal encounters I have experienced there – truly awe-inspiring.  A return to Encounter Mara and a new locale in Samburu National Park, is truly exciting!  Of course a Visit to the Sheldrake Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi – not to be missed!

This will be my first trip to Uganda  –  having experience the Gorillas four times in Rwanda, it will be exciting to explore a new country and experience the Gorillas of Uganda!

It is possible to just chose one of the countries.  Airfares vary, however, cad$ 1800 including tax round trip for Economy Class, is a safe amount for Budget.  If you chose to travel to one Country, it is a perfect opportunity to break your journey one way in Europe and spend some time there as well!

My maximum will be 16 of us travelling!  ( and 10 minimum ). Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Truly , would love to share Africa with you – it touches the heart like nothing else.

Click here to see my special webpage with your quote.

Please call me – Jane Purdie 250-598-5252