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Elephant Express Transfer

Posted on 11 May 2015

The new Elephant Express Transfer service, a unique and special journey into Hwange.

In the Zambezi Traveller's last newsletter we spoke about our new transfer option the 'Elephant Express' being in the final stages of testing. We are pleased to announce that the ‘Elephant Express’ rail car is now operational and geared to ensure a fabulous experience for our guests visiting our lodges in southern Hwange.

The Elephant Express seats 22 passengers and the finishes are comfortable and elegant. They include individual coach seating, a chemical toilet, teak tables, plenty of space for hand luggage and a large aisle that allows guests to walk around comfortably and help provide unrestricted game viewing.


The Elephant Express will be used as a transfer option into camp from Impofu Siding. This will be a 2 hour rail trip to Ngamo siding where guests will alight for the short hop in a game viewing vehicle to Bomani or Camelthorn. It will also provide shorter game viewing trips across the Ngamo plains to Ingwe siding and can even be used as an all day activity for guests who want to make the trip to and from Impofu for fun - what a magnificent start or end to a safari in Hwange National Park, gently rattling along in style with a cool drink and enjoying the wildlife and vast wilderness around you.

The rail car transfer option will be free of charge between Impofu and Ngamo Sidings for the remainder of 2015 and The Elephant Express will make daily return trips as necessary between Ngamo and Impofu. To Impofu in the morning and back to Ngamo in the afternoon.

Please note that the Elephant Express runs according to daily scheduling specified by the National Railways of Zimbabwe and as such may be subject to delays and cancellations, which are beyond our control. Times are set daily and communicated to the incoming and outgoing road transfers. Sjaan on reservations@imvelosafarilodges.com is our central controller between lodge and transfer companies to ensure smooth running.

Imvelo Safari Lodges are proud and excited to have started this unique experience for our guests to enjoy when visiting our lodges in the South Eastern corner of Hwange. For further queries please contact reservations@imvelosafarilodges.com or marketing@imvelosafarilodges.com.