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Victoria Falls Tram

An authentically styled 19th century tram service, operating morning and afternoon tours from Victoria Falls Hotel the to the Victoria Falls Bridge

NOTE: Sadly, the Victoria Falls Tram is not operating at the moment due to maintenance. Please see other activities that are offered in Victoria Falls, or ask us about alternative tours.

The Victoria Falls Tram at the station waiting to set off

The Victoria Falls Tram at the station waiting to set off

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Launched in September 2012 by the Victoria Falls Steam Train Company, the open-sided tram is a modern built replica of a classic 1890s model and seats just over 30 passengers.

There are two trips offered daily, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, both trips we highly recommend as a completely novel experience. Step back in time, slow down and relax and get the opportunity to savour just a little bit more of the African countryside.

The tram, which travels at a leisurely 25 km/h, comes complete with onboard bar and refreshment service.

Victoria Falls Tram and sunsetBoth morning and afternoon trips start at the Railway station just opposite the Victoria Falls Hotel. The red carpet is laid out and you are served welcoming refreshments by waiters dressed in crisp white uniforms.

Once aboard the tram begins it's gentle 20 minute ride down to the Victoria Falls Bridge, the railway track does a wide sweep through the African bush and game of all types including elephant and buffalo is often seen.

The track continues past the Victoria Falls rainforest and at certain times of year you will now feel the cooling spray of the mighty Victoria Falls, this was exactly the intention of Cecil John Rhodes when he first conceptualised the Victoria Falls bridge in the early 1900's. Finally the tram stops on the historic bridge which spans the impressive Batoka gorge. It is the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia and from here you get clear views of the Victoria Falls themselves.

The morning and afternoon trips differ slightly in their make up:

The morning tour starts off as described above then once on the bridge you are taken on a full historical bridge tour, this humorous and entertaining presentation includes a tour on the steel structure under the bridge. Time is then given for anyone wanting to do any of the adrenaline activities on the bridge, like the bridge slide or swing or even the bungee jump. Those who don't want to participate can relax at the bridge cafe and watch. Once everyone is finished, the tram retraces it's journey back to the Victoria Falls Hotel. The whole trip lasts about 2.5 hours and refreshments are served throughout.

The afternoon sunset tour also starts off as described above but you are offered alcoholic beverages to enjoy on your journey down to the bridge. Once on the bridge there is a shortened version of the historical bridge tour which lasts about 15 to 20 minutes. It is entertaining and interesting and is well worth it. Anyone wanting to do the bridge slide can do so now. The others are led back to the tram which is positioned on the bridge with perfect views of the Falls.

More drinks, champagne and canapés are served as the sun sets, it's a magical time; setting sun, Victoria Falls thundering away as the backdrop, champagne and canapés served by waiters dressed in crisp white uniforms, historical bridge that is over 100 years old and a tram styled from the 19th century - truly one of the best experiences I have ever had. As darkness sets in the trams heads slowly back to the Victoria Falls hotel. Spotlights on the tram illuminate the surrounding bush and it is possible that you will see some nocturnal animals at this time. The total tour last about 2 hours.

The setting of the Victoria Falls Bridge, with it’s unique view of the Falls through the neck of the Batoka gorge, was recently voted sixth in the prestigious BA Horizons awards for the ‘World’s Most Spectacular Sundowner Spots’.

The Victoria Falls tram is available for transfers and private bookings, including across the bridge and border from Palm Grove to Livingstone station in Zambia, and trips to Jafuta and Sekuti, drop off point for the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve and many other activities. The tram is also fully fitted and licensed for night-time trips such as moonlight dinners.

Pre-Booked Tram Journeys

  • Moonlight Dinner Run
  • African Safari Diner Run
  • Rain Forest Dinner Run
  • Sekuti Homestead Colonial Lunch/ Dinner Run 
  • A Gourmet 3 Course Meal & Drinks Included
  • Transfers to and from Livingstone, Zambia
  • Safari shuttle
  • Helipad shuttle

    For more information on the Victoria Falls Steam Train (Click Here)

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