"Introduced in 1990, the African train-shoot safari concept brought remote regions of the African wilderness within reach of the international sporting traveler. Peter Johnson, a well known South African photographer and conservationist, created the shooting trips in cooperation with the Rovos Rail. The combination offered some of the finest wild bird shooting in the world coupled with the extravagant elegance of rail travel on the most luxurious train in the world. Clients traveled aboard the Rovos Rail's "Pride of Africa," a completely restored l920s train. It features air-conditioned suites, a historic dining salon, panoramic observation car along with superb cuisine and a world-class wine cellar. All together, it made for a luxury trip.
"For more than two decades, the African train-based shoots met with rave reviews for both the quantity and quality of bird shooting as well as the pure luxury this brand of travel offers. All this came to an end with the death of Peter Johnson in October 2011. As a result, the 2012 trips were canceled. "Rohan Vos,........(continued)