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Royal Livingstone Express

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Address: Livingstone, Zambia
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Leisurely experience of days past

Board the train in Livingstone and sip drinks as you journey to the Victoria Falls Bridge in time for sunset. You will get a great view of the Falls and the Boiling Pot, and get... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago

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143 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Board the train in Livingstone and sip drinks as you journey to the Victoria Falls Bridge in time for sunset. You will get a great view of the Falls and the Boiling Pot, and get wet with spray. The train stays on the Zambia side. Vendors are a bit persistent. After sunset, the train travels back a couple of kilometres... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bush Tracks company runs the Royal Livingstone Express, a five course dinner aboard fully restored carriages pulled by a 1920's steam locomotive. It leaves from Livingstone Zambia runs to to the Victoria Falls bridge and returns. We booked months ahead through Wild Horizons and were told no visas would be necessary after we gave our passport numbers. We received our... More 

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meganconn, Marketing and Creative Editor at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your unfortunate experience. I am sorry to hear about the border crossing you experienced. As Wild Horizons is a separate transfer company we will inform them of your concerns so they can ensure it does not happen again. I have informed the relevant departments within our team who will be... More 

Wilson, Wyoming, Usa
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick train trip to a bridge to see the Falls, stayed an hour when 15 minutes was more than enough. Lots of wine, which I didn't care about, very mediocre food and a real bore. Google listing says it's a ride through a valley abundant with animals. That's on certain nights, but on others it's just a ride to the... More 

Thank Merle L
meganconn, Marketing and Creative Manager at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this review

Thank you for alerting us to this. We work hard to offer good food and friendly service, and I’m sorry that we didn’t meet your expectations. If you’d like to contact us directly regarding your concerns please email me at simon@bushtracksafrica.com More 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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169 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful idea - steam train, fine dining, Victoria Falls, and a toe into Zimbabwe to boot. The trip to the bridge was in a wonderfully elegant carriage with plenty of refreshment, but the line ran alongside the road many had come to their hotels on, and the distance travelled was quite short. The stop the bridge offered great views of... More 

Thank drjcd
meganconn, Marketing and Creative Editor at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Do checkout our Facebook and Twitter pages for promos that you might be interested in. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

From the moment you enter Livingstone, there is the warm and friendly atmosphere. The landscape and countryside lends itself to the pristine and natural beauty of Africa. The Royal Livingstone Hotel is one of a kind and Victoria Falls, Zambia is an experience you will not want to miss. A must see is the Victoria Falls from a flip in... More 

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Rockville Centre, New York
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117 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

You cant go wrong here. Scenery, great dinner and drinks, great staff, AND a historian on board telling tales of Zambian history including Dr Livingstone and early Zambian rail history with the commitment of Cecil Rhodes. A FANTASTIC night. HIGHLY recommended.!!!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We were staying at the fantastic Waterberry Zambezi lodge and the staff there arranged the train trip for us. Impressive and very comfortable carriages with a range of seating and an open observation car. Relaxed atmosphere rather than the 'posh' one we'd feared - not a dicky bow in sight! The man behind it all gave a fascinating talk outlining... More 

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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My son aged 11 did enjoy standing on the ramp in the end of the train. This is a luxury experience with dinner on board. It's 2 hrs time you will spend on the train and the decoration and seating is a royal feeling. Kind of an experience with seperately coach for dinning and worth the experience and the cost.... More 

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Luanda, Angola
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We participated in the Evening Sunset Train Ride onto the Victoria Falls Bridge along with dinner. The train was well appointed and historically detailed, fortunately with modern air conditioning added. The host had provided an excellent history of the country, the area and the development of the railroad. The train ride itself was short but still eventful to be able... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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267 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The train takes you to the middle of the Victoria Bridge where you have possibilities to take photo’s over the falls then go back a bit to the Zambia side and having a 5 course dinner. Service and food are excellent in this “1920” environment. Don’t miss it.

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