Safari Express runs on the Great Uhuru Railway
or, as it is better known, the Tazara Railway.
This railway was built by the Chinese between
1970 and 1975 and is an impressive feat of engineering.
The track runs for 1870 km from Dar es Salaam
to Kapiri Moshi in Zambia, and to get there
passes over 300 bridges, through 23 tunnels
and past 147 stations. At a cost of US$230 million
this was the largest railway project since the
2nd world War.