The African Explorer, as a rolling hotel, offers sleeping compartments in three categories, an air-conditioned restaurant car and a bar car. The tempting three-course dinners are served in two sittings. The bar car, open around the clock, is ideal for relaxing over a freshly tapped beer or a glass of South African wine, a popular spot for reading as well as the venue for the fascinating on-board talks. Free coffee and tea are available on board at all times. All sleeping compartments are equipped with 220/230 V sockets, a small safe, towels and clothes hangers. The beds are made up daily by your train attendants. In all sleeping compartments, the windows (equipped with blinds and sunshades) can be opened as needed. There is no formal dress code on your private train, and smart evening dress is not required. A laundry service is available during the entire trip. Large pieces of luggage can be stowed beneath the berths or on the upper luggage racks. However, since on-board space is limited, we do recommend taking soft-sided luggage rather than hard-side cases. For your comfort and safety, a doctor is on board for the entire journey. The train also transports the air-conditioned mini-buses, each for a maximum of twelve guests, for the programme of excursions.
The Antelope Category compartments (approx. 4 m² / 42 ft²) have two lower berths, a folding table concealing a washbasin, a fan, safe and a socket (220/230 V). An upper berth can be clapped down to provide additional storage space for luggage. Single compartments (approx. 2.5 m² / 26 ft²) are equipped with a lower berth. The two Antelope Category cars each contain five double and two single sleeping compartments, a shower and two toilets. Experience has shown that there may be waiting times for the shower, which can also be used when your private train is not moving.
In addition to the Antelope Category furnishings, the Elephant Category sleeping compartments offer a private shower and toilet, individually adjustable air-conditioning, and a small bedside cabinet. The compartments (approx. 7 m² / 75 ft²) are equipped with two berths in an L-shape (one lower and upper berth, partially overlapping), two individual berths next to each other, or a double berth. There are a total of six cars in the Elephant Category, each with five compartments.
The Leopard Category sleeping compartments are approx. 10 m² / 107 ft² and equipped with two single berths or a double berth. Each compartment in this category also has a compact wardrobe and a small seating area. A hair-dryer and small toiletries are also provided. There are a total of two cars in the Leopard Category, each with three sleeper suites. Still water is provided daily in your compartment. You also enjoy especially attractive deluxe suites during your stay at the lodge at the Etosha National Park.