People have been moving since the dawn of time. Our ancestors, for example, migrated from one place to another. Now more than ever, it is very easy to travel. Whether by road, air or sea, there are many options.
By 2015, 76-year-old Fred Finn was the most traveled person in the Guinness Book. He visited 150 countries and got the title of the person with the most air miles.
Connecticut’s Pecol started on July 24, 2015 and completed its ambitious project on February 2, 2017, documenting its online journey at the time.
She visited the 196 countries of the world in 18 months and a half.
She saved money by organizing free accommodation in eco-friendly hotels in exchange for promoting Instagram to its 400,000 followers.
So if you like to travel … You can do it all over the continent by roads trips with friends or even by train to soak you in the wonders of the world.
The train is not the most popular – nor the most efficient – way to travel in Africa, but by its charm, it becomes a must for slow travel enthusiasts.
And it allows you to admire the scenery.
Blue Train, South Africa
The most famous train in Africa, the legendary Blue Train is called so because of its indigo color, of which it has always been painted.
Called the five-star hotel on wheels, the train offers nothing but the best in terms of food, wine, accommodation and decoration.
Why not take a 15-day trip from Pretoria to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Rovos Rail in South Africa will take you from the south of the continent to the east. All this happens in a five-star luxury entirely inclusive, with good meals.
Jambo Kenya Deluxe
In the east of the continent, a night train from Nairobi to Mombasa is the classic and pleasant way to travel between these cities. On board the train, you can spot giraffes, ostriches and zebras on the savannah, while enjoying a good gourmet meal.
Tanzania-Zambia Railway (TAZARA)
Mukuba Express and Kilimanjaro are the two passenger trains operating on TAZARA, the bi-national railway that runs 1,860 km between Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and New Kapiri-Mposhi in Zambia. The trains leave a few times a week, and the journey takes two days and two nights.
Train of Ebene, Benin
The Ebene train is a private passenger train. This is the idea of Frenchman Guy Catherine. Catherine restored a train from the 1920s to transport customers from Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, to Parakou, 300 km to the north.
Last year, Ethiopia and Djibouti launched the first fully electrified cross-border railway line in Africa.
It connects the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, to the port of Djibouti of the Red Sea – a stretch of more than 750 km.
The railway is the first step in a vast network of 5,000 km long trains that Ethiopia hopes to build by 2020, linking it to Kenya, Sudan and Southern Sudan.
Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway
As of June 1, two passenger trains will carry about 1,000 people a day in just four and a half hours from Mombasa to Nairobi. The air-conditioned private cars offer business classes and economy.
The train will provide 1 essential service and will help to avoid increasing congestion on the roads. Once completed, the railway will link Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
Morocco high speed trains
Morocco has recently received two-stage TGVs manufactured in France that are tested before the launch of a new flagship line in 2018.
The first high-speed trains can reach speeds of about 200 km / hr. They will reduce journey times between the two cities by more than half.
Abuja-Kaduna Rail Line
The train line is a success for Nigeria,
In the cars, the small screens suspended from the ceiling show action films, westerns and Korean novels. The train is 90 km / h, taking two hours and 40 minutes.