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Steam Train Trips

Travel Back in Time...Revelling in The Romance of The Steam Train Era

Bushtracks Express Steam Train

Bushtracks Express Steam Train on the Victoria Falls Bridge


Victoria Falls is synonymous with tourism and adventure... white water rafting, bungee jumping, helicopter flights etc. However the Steam Train Company aims is to provide and promote the historical and romantic aspects of this fascinating area. What better way to do this than in the comfort of a fully refurbished authentic first class steam train, viewing Africa the way it would have been done over one hundred years ago. The same company has now introduced an authentically styled 19th Century Tram click here for info.

The Steam Train...

A 1952 14a Class Locomotive 512 heads up the Club car, Dining car and Observation car, which have been beautifully restored by Rohan Vos of Rovos Rail. Well-trained staff, dressed in crisp white colonial attire, synonymous with the steam train era are over attentive to passengers. The cuisine is superb.

We think this Steam Train Trip will appeal to those who want to be spoilt with luxury, revel in Nostalgia of a bygone era and see Victoria Falls in a completely unique way.

The Bridge Run

Is the old fashioned sunset steam train journey to the impressive Victoria Falls Bridge, a historical landmark that was completed in 1905 and the second most visited landmark in this area.

You meet at the Victoria Falls Train Station (directly opposite the grand and colonial Victoria Falls Hotel) and board the train via the red carpet, setting the opulent tone, making you feel very important. 

Once everyone is aboard the old steam locomotive fires up and puffs its way along to the Victoria Falls Bridge. Relax in the luxury and comfort of the lounging car taking in the sights and sounds of Africa. Depending on how much game can be seen while in the park, the train should reach the bridge before sunset.

The train stops on the Bridge and if you wish you can disembark and wander along on this historical landmark. If not... just stay on board and enjoy drinks and snacks, while feasting your eyes on the breathtaking vista in front of you.

Cecil Rhodes whose vision it was to build the bridge, insisted that it be positioned, so that passengers travelling in the train would feel the spray of the Victoria Falls falling on their faces.

The Falls is close... you can see and feel it. What a way to savour the moment by sipping on a Gin and Tonic delivered to you by a waiter in crisp white uniform.

This is a sunset adventure with a difference.

At about 18h30/19h00, the train will depart the bridge for its journey back to the Victoria Falls Train Station.


A selection of light snacks and drinks, provided by the Victoria Falls Hotel, are served. (local beers, wine, G&T’s, minerals, cordials). Premium beverages are available but are not on the ticket price.

Depart Victoria Falls Station - 17h00 (winter) or 17h30 (summer) every Tuesday and Friday.

Tour duration is approximately two hours.

Price does includes collection and drop off from your hotel which is at 16h00 (winter) or 16h30 (summer).

Children under under 12 pay half of the adult rate, while children under 2 do not pay. See our Price list for the latest Steam Train Trips price

Dress code is smart casual - no shorts.

Smoking is only permitted on the outside deck and not inside any of the carriages.


Dry Snacks

Crispy Root vegetables chips, Roti crisps with Hummus and balsamic vinegar foam

Cold Canapés

Goats cheese rounds with honey, walnuts, rocket and semi dried tomatoes
Chicken liver brûlée with garlic crostini
Smoked salmon rosettes, capers, cream cheese, blinis

Hot Canapés

Crocodile sausage rolls
Mini Yorkshire pudding filled with beef fillet, broccoli, horseradish sauce
Herb crusted lamb cutlets
Tempura deep fried prawns, sweet chili sauce

Desert Canapés

Fruit kebabs
Cheese cake
Passion fruit Créme Brule


Soft Drinks/Mixers

Tonic Water, soda water, ginger ale
Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite
Orange Juice, Mango Juice


Zambezi, Bohlingers, Castle Lite


Painted Wolf Cabernet Sauvignon
Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer


Strettons Gin, Smirnoff Vodka, Bacardi Rum, Viceroy Brandy, Jameson Whiskey, Amarula



Grey Goose, Absolut, Belvedere


Inveroche Amber, Bombay Sapphire, Tanquery


Bacardi Spiced Gold, Pyrat, Mount Gay


Glenmorangie 18 years, Glenfiddich, McCallan 10 years, Jack Daniels, Makers Mark


KWV 15 years, Courvoisier VSOP, Remy Martin VSOP


The train on the Victoria Falls Bridge. The Victoria Falls and its spray are in the background.

Email us for more information on Steam Train Trips, including the Royal Livingstone Express Dinner Run and exclusive : info@victoriafalls-guide.net

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Many thanks for all your assistance. You have probably been the most responsive and helpful tour organizers I have worked with- anywhere in the world. I'll be sure to recommend you to my colleagues and friends.

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