The Shongololo Express began operating in 1995, providing a special train safari experience for visitors to Southern and East Africa. The Shongololo Express train travels seven countries: South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, and Namibia. The train travels at night with daily stops at the top tourist destinations enabling the passengers to get off the train to explore and experience the exquisite landscape, diverse culture, heritage and wildlife of Africa with the experienced Shongololo Express tour guides.
Shongololo Express and SATIB Conservation Trust have formed a partnership whereby Friends and Supporters of SATIB Conservation Trust are offered special rates on the Shongololo Express journeys and Shongololo Express donates 20% of these fares to SATIB Conservation Trust projects. In addition Shongololo Express makes in-kind donations of equipment, materials and transportation services to SATIB Conservation Trust’s Hwange Lion Project.