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Victoria Falls Tram

An authentically styled 19th century tram service - Now known as the Bamba Tram

The Bamba Tram - the Victoria Falls tram exerience with sereval trips on offer

The Bamba Tram on the Victoria Falls Bridge

Since the stop of the previous tram trips, the operators of the hop-on hop-off Bamba Bus took over the running, and in April 2022, they introduced the Bamba Tram. Apart from the traditional bridge runs, they have created a few more options for you to choose from.

The experiences are at really good prices, and include a morning bridge run, sunrise bridge run (only on request), a sunset safari trip, and a dinner trip which confirms with at least 8 people. All trips begin at Three Monkeys, near the Victoria Falls Railway Station. Guests are required to be at the tram at least 10 minutes before departure, to allow for enough time for check-in. Transfers are not included, so you'll need to make your way there.

Morning Bridge Run

This regular first trip of the day takes off at 8:30am from where the tram is stationed. The tram meanders through the national park near the Falls, making a wide sweep through the African bush, and there is a chance to see some of the wildlife that roams through there. You may spot elephant, buffalo, waterbuck or bushbuck.

Buffalo seen in the Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe, while on a tram trip to the Victoria Falls Bridge

Buffalo seen in the national park on the bridge run trip

The tram continues towards the border, and goes on past the border post and on to the Victoria Falls Bridge. The bridge, which spans the Batoka Gorge in between Zimbabwe and Zambia. You may disembark the tram and take in the impressive scenery of the Victoria Falls, the gorge and the Zambezi River down below. Watch the adrenalin junkies take a leap off the bridge into the gorge via bridge swing or bungee, or zip across the gorge on the bridge slide.

The Victoria Falls tram on a bridge run to the Victoria Falls Bridge from the Zimbabwe side

Guests enjoying the view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, and the tram trip from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Guests arrive at the Victoria Falls Bridge

From the bridge, there is easy access to the rail and bridge museum, and the trip includes and informative talk on the area's history, the railway & the bridge. Light refreshments are served on the bridge itself. After the experience, the tram will take you back to Three Monkeys. The total time for this trip is 1.5 hours.

Sunrise Bridge Run

Sunrise trips can be organised for a minimum of 6 passengers, and it departs at 6:15am. The tram takes the same route detailed above, and you can enjoy the wonderful sunrise on the Victoria Falls Bridge. It includes light snacks and warm beverages.

Sunrise Bridge Run with the tram with guests watching the sunrise on the Victoria Falls Bridge - tram trips from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Sunrise on the Victoria Falls Bridge

Sunset Safari

This late afternoon trip sets off at 4:30pm in the winter, and 5pm in the summer, and takes you in the opposite direction into untouched African wilderness. The track heads in a south-west direction, and ends up running along the Masuwe River, which runs parallel to the eastern border of the Chamabonda Park (the southern section of the Zambezi National Park).

It is a longer trip with more chances of spotting wildlife along the way, while you enjoy the wonderful scenery on either side of the railway track.

Lions seen on a Sunset Safari trip on the local tram in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - photo by @neilthomasphotography

Lion seen on a Sunset Safari trip with the Bamba Tram
Photo: @neilthomasphotography

A few kilometres out in the wilderness, the tram stops at Jafuta Siding. Take in the scenery as the sun goes down while light refreshments are served. After some time, you will get back onto the tram for the ride back as the sky does it's dramatic change of colours. You will arrive at the station just after sunset.

Dinner With the Stars

For those who would like to make more of their tram trip, this one starts with the safari run into the wilderness, and all the way up to Jafuta Siding, and then you get to enjoy a freshly prepared 3-course dinner under the stars, and the sounds of the evening bush. The ride on the tram takes about 40 minutes, and may be longer if there is a lot of wildlife about. After you get to your destination, you will be seated at the table and served by a local chef who has mastered the art of meals in the bush - a sumptuous 3 course meal served al fresco at the romantic lantern lit railway siding.

Tram Sunset Safari exprience with bush dinner included - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Dinner at the railway siding

After dinner, the tram will take you back on a 40-minute ride looking out for nocturnal wildlife with a red filter spotlight.

Alternatives to the Victoria Falls Tram

Alternatives to the tram trips are the Bushtracks Express (Zimbabwe) and the Royal Livingstone Express dinner experience (Zambia). These offer trips to the Victoria Falls Bridge, a ride into the wilderness, and a splendid meal with drinks aboard the train.

What To Take

• Camera and/or binoculars
• Sun glasses
• Insect repellent

Additional Information

• Transfers are not included. Make your way to Three Monkeys restaurant where you will find the tram parked.
• Included are light refreshments on the morning bridge run and sunset safari
• Passport and visa information are not required with booking
• The side-rails will be closed, and passengers are not allowed to stand while the tram is in motion
• Departure times seasonally dependent & will be confirmed at time of booking.

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