The 5742 railway line from Tanzania to South Africa runs the world's most luxurious train. The Orient Express nostalgic train money in the spirit of the curious traveler who spend the day 14 day, the lions, elephants freely wander through the park, the world's highest waterfall passes the coast.
Railways are the most important tools to change our world. How the internet provides new horizons today, railways also produced similar results in the 19 century. The opening of the first long line between Liverpool and Manchester at the 1830 heralded a different future for mankind. The railroad combined the villages and made the town, then the city. He created new cities. He left behind deep traces in literature, music and cinema.
In the second half of July, with the Turkish traveler group 35, we met the most luxurious train of the world called en Africa's Pride “and five countries between Dar es Salaam and Cape Town. We have almost crossed Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
On the 14 day trip the 3 is seen on the UNESCO World Heritage List: Selous National Park, Victoria Falls and the Western and Eastern Cape Region Flora Field. If you wish, you can add Robben Island off Cape Town as a fourth place.
SAFARI in TRAIN
The trip begins in the city of Dar es Salaam (Dar es Salaam) in Tanzania. When we arrive at Tazara Railway Station, which is completed by the Chinese in 1976, we are welcomed with band and red champagne. In the afternoon we pass through the Selous National Park in Tanzania's UNESCO World Heritage Site. The train is slowing down in the park where the land vehicles cannot enter. We observe the natural life from the four-hour cruise car. Remote giraffes, flocks of African mandala are seen.
In English and Turkish seminars on the train, many details about the continent are told: Geography, history, Great Rift Valley, explorers, the situation of the countries in our route, colonialists, diamond empire, national liberation struggles, Apartheid, Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko Trend
THE MUZİP SUAYGIRI of the VICTORIA WATERFALLS
On the third day we leave the train and take the bus to Chisimba Waterfall, which is 30 kilometers away. On the fifth day, when the train to derail from Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, derailed, there is news that the train got off the road.
Adventure started. They say it's going to take a day. We must be in Victoria Falls that day. We immediately produce a solution and fly from Lusaka to Victoria Falls. According to the program we will stay at the hotel for one night. Victoria Falls Hotel was built on the 1904 for the team that built the Victoria Bridge. Great ambience. Examples of British colonial architecture. He's looking directly at the Victoria Falls Bridge. Remote waterfalls appear in the form of smoke rising in the form of smoke.
Explorer The waterfalls that Livingston called the waterfall Victoria call Mosi-oa Tunya (Roaring Smoke). He entered the UNESCO List under this name. On that day, we immerse the sun on a boat trip on the Zambezi River which creates waterfalls. The hippopotamus seems to be demonstrating to us. We try to photograph open mouths, but it's hard to catch open. In the meantime, we encounter many different birds and crocodiles.
OUR TRAIN IS ON THE GATE OF THE HOTEL
The next day we take a walk at the four-kilometer waterfall course. It's like a permanent staff member next to the Rainbow View Terrace. We see the main waterfall, Livingstone Island, Rainbow Pond, Victoria Bridge. The Smoldering Smoke is the largest (108 meter) waterfall that flows from a single source, the highest (1700 meter). Water is a power, what a great source of life, the most suitable place to detect it güç
Some of our friends join the waterfall tour with helicopters, some of them take part in the tour with lions. In the evening, the train rides over the rails coming to our hotel. Right in front of the door. We leave the hotel and take the train with champagne and red carpet. It is hard to believe!
After arriving in Botswana, we have a train near Francistown. There is a surprise: short safari. In the farm we go with special vehicles, we meet af Capucino ino as well as giraffes. The value of these cattle with Indian roots is found in the breeders 100 thousand dollars. He's printing money. The food in front of him is adjusting the oxygen in the blood, cooling his skin in the heat, warming in the cold, mosquito repellent anda
AFRICAN'S FIVE PEOPLE IN ONE
On the morning of the ninth day we went down in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, and left our train for two days. We went to Madikwe Animal Park for two nights in the Republic of South Africa. We settled in a five-star hotel. We'il go on safari four times. The pond in front of the hotel is even in the observation area. Buffalo, elephant, baboon monkeys, rhino, different birds, reptiles are coming.
We're very lucky. We see a lion on the first safari. She hunted a great piece of paper, ate some of it. She lies backwards with the skewer. His paw is on his prey. He doesn't care about us.
Then we see a large flock of African mandas. Impala, kudu, antelope, deer ant They are everywhere. Birds also: nightingale, canary, hawk, eagle, big-billed hornbill, ostrich, woodpecker dev In Savannada we see a spotted hyena with different plants, while the elephants break through trees.
75 One thousand hectares of Medikwe is one of South Africa's five largest animal parks. Sapa is a place to visit because it is a little less natural. Gör Five Greats of Africa le, ie elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, lion and leopard can be seen without much search.
On the 11, we return to the train in Zeerust. Again we are welcomed with red carpet and champagne. We're moving to the Krugersdrop. The next day we head down to Centurion and visit Pretoria: The Monument of the Pioneers, the Church Street, the Church Square, the Bazaar, and the building of Herbert Baker, one of the two architects who built New Delhi in 1911-1931. We are examining the historical locomotives and wagons on the special acre station and we are informed about the trains.
13 On the second day we see pink flamingos at Kamfers Dam, two kilometers from the famous diamond city Kimberley. This is one of the rare wetlands in Africa. 23 is a thousand flamingos. They look like a pink island from a distance. Then we visit the Museum with the Big Pit in Kimberley. We are witnessing the adventure of the diamond. 50 We are photographing the historic diamond mine pit opened by a thousand people. 463 width 240, 14,5 million times 2,7 meters of diamonds (XNUMX kg) was found.
THE LAST SURPRISE
The last morning before our train arrives at Matjiesfontein. He takes down a five-kilometer walk to the village. Matjiesfontein, the historic village of the Age of Victoria. The entrepreneur Jimmy Logan opened the restaurant and introduced the village. Olive Schreiner, a social reformer and feminist, who became famous for his book bir The Story of an African Farm Afrika also lived in this village for a while. His correspondence with William Gladstone, George Bernard Shaw, announced the name of the village to the world.
We're on the way back now. Suddenly everything changes. Mountains, hills, plains begin. Long tunnels. One of them is the 13,5 kilometer. When we arrive in Worcester, the Eastern and Western Cape Area Flora Area in the UNESCO List begins. Terrific beautiful landscapes. It's green all over. Large vineyards, wineries. And Cape Town Station… We're getting off the train. This time, the owner of the train welcomes us with his wife. They're shaking us all. While waiting for us to go out and wait for our luggage to be put on the bus, we can also see what the world's largest working train collection (7 steam, 16 locomotive and 84 historical passenger car) owner, his wife carrying staff carry our luggage. So… ubuntu unt is doing Yani
This journey is full of surprises from beginning to end! ..
ORIENT EXPRESS NOSTALGIA TV, MOBILE PHONE, COMPUTER PROHIBITED
The train's compartments are furnished like a five-star hotel room: Toilet, shower, air conditioning, minibar, work table klima The windows open to the bottom, smoking in the compartment. One of the two restored wagons is 1924 and the other is 1936. One third of the open end wagon observation, biri
Rovos Rail, the operator of the train, carried the art-deco railway atmosphere of 1920s to the present day. She is trying to maintain her approach towards Orient Express. The menus, the presentation of those days. In the restaurant wagon evening men's suits, women can enter the evening dress. No TV on the train. Public areas of laptop, mobile phone prohibited. Inexpensive drinks of the minibar, beautiful African wines in the dishes, tea served with cake, dress washing included in the price.
COUNTRIES WERE NOT AGREED IN THE RAY RANGE CAPE - CAGE LINE HAS NOT BEEN REALIZED
The railway line from North to South Africa will be one of the greatest dreams of humanity for nearly 150 years. The line from Cape Town to Cairo still could not be completed. It's pretty hard to realize.
150 has not been able to unite them even though some railway lines were opened in Egypt and later in South Africa.
This dream belongs to Cecil J. Rhodes, who established a large diamond empire in South Africa at the end of the 19 century. Mr. Rhodes, the idea of a great British Empire from Cape to Cairo, the idea was put forward.
The first railway in Africa was built in 1854 between Alexandria and Cairo. It even used standard rail spacing of 143,5 centimeters. The standard stems from two-wheel lengths of horse-drawn cars in the Roman period.
After 1860, railways in South Africa have been used to make the 106,7 centimeter rail range cheaper. In the following years, this track range continued until Tanzania.
At that time, the Germans used the 100 rail range when laying railroads in the eastern and central regions of Africa. In Sudan, the valley Halfa and Khartoum returned to the 106,7 centimeter rail range.
As a result, the Cape-Cairo Railway dream was defeated by the rail-range battle.
A PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE: UBUNTU
During our train journey in Africa, we witnessed boyunca Ubuntu Afrika. This is a lifestyle, world view, ethical approach that is valid in almost all of Africa. It expresses solidarity, sharing, living together.
Probably one of the major languages of South Africa. … I am mine… or dan because we are us olduğ approach “
This concept can be inde botho ”in Tswana, ahili uMunthu” in Malawi, dil utu u in Kiswahili, inde unhu ”in Shona language. But in all countries the essence is the same. An example of this is the Internet: ulaş The anthropologist working in Africa teaches a play to the children of the tribe. He said to them,, Come on, start now! The first one will take 'he says. At that moment, all the children hold hands, they run, they come together under the tree and start eating the fruits together. The surprised anthropologist asks why. They give the following answer: We have made ubuntu: If we had competed, one would win. How can she eat that fruit while the others are miserable? We've done ubuntu, we all ate ub
Source : the site www.hurriyet.com.tr