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Victoria Falls Tram

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

NOTE: The Victoria Falls Tram has been discontinued for the unforeseeable future.  Please see other activities that are offered in Victoria Falls or contact us for advice and alternatives.

The Victoria Falls Tram at the station waiting to set off

The Zambezi Tram at the station waiting to set off

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After a long wait, the Victoria Falls tram trips were re-launched in August 2018 by Pure Africa. Much like it's predecessor, the open-sided tram is a modern built replica of a classic 19th century model and seats just 21 passengers.

At the moment, there is only one trip offered daily - the Lunch time trip with Historic Bridge Presentation. They have incorporated the classic tram experience, taking guests to the Victoria Falls Bridge, with an edu-training presentation centred around the story of the bridge.

We recommend this trip 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, at 25km/hr.

The tram runs everyday except on Thursdays.

Victoria Falls Tram Trip Begins

The Zambezi Tram trip begins at the Victoria Falls Railway Station just opposite the Victoria Falls Hotel. Upon arrival, and check-in on the platform, you are served welcoming refreshments and finger snacks. You may help yourself to some of the freshly-made delicious baguettes, or pack your lunch for later.

Drinks at the Victoria Falls Station before the Zambezi Tram trip - Zimbabwe

Once everyone has arrived, and after an introduction to your hosts and drivers, and safety briefing, it's time to board the tram. Once aboard the tram begins it's gentle 20 to 25-minute ride down to the Victoria Falls Bridge, the railway track does a wide sweep through the African bush and game of different  types including elephant, bush buck and buffalo are often seen.

The driver at the station before the Zambezi Tram trip - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The track continues past the Victoria Falls Rainforest and at certain times of year you may 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.

Border proceedings are taken care of by the driver, and after a 5- to 10-minute stop, the tram continues onto 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.

Zambezi Tram rolling through the bush to the Victoria Falls Bridge - Zimbabwe

On the Bridge

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.

You will be taken by your bridge hosts to the small museum on the Zambian side of the Bridge for a humorous and entertaining presentation on the construction of the Victoria Falls Bridge. After the talk, you are invited for more refreshments at a shaded private spot with a view of the bridge and the gorge.

Guests who wish to brave the bridge activities are free to stay and do so, but will have to make their way back into town. Otherwise, it is time to get back on the tram for the leg back to the station. The whole trip lasts about 2.5 hours and refreshments are available at the beginning and end.

Alternative Trips

Alternatives to the Victoria Falls tram trip are the Bushtracks Express (Zimbabwe) and the Royal Livingstone Express dinner experience (Zambia).

What To Take

• Camera
• Sun hat
• Sunscreen

Additional Information

• Transfers are not included. We can arrange these for you, or you will need to make your own way to the railway station.
• Included premium drinks, snacks and lunch
• Tram trip includes a bridge presentation
• Passport information is required with booking, although the actual passport is not required for presentation
• The tram does not run on Thursdays
• The trip is about 2.5 hours (excluding transfers) - starting at 11:45am and ending at 2pm
• The side-rails will be closed, and passengers are not allowed to stand while the train is in motion

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