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Royal Livingstone Express

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Address: Livingstone, Zambia
Phone Number: +260 21 3323232
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Fascinating trip back in History

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
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Luanda, Angola
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Luanda, Angola
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A bit of an off-season time; the Zambezi River is low, the falls are not running wildly, and the crowds are low. So we had an intimate trip with a great interpretive program. The sunset was fabulous as they all are at this time of year. The five course dinner, with unlimited drinks, was quite well presented and tasted great.... More 

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Brunswick, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What a treat! It is not cheap but we had the best night on this steam engine drawn luxury train. I am told it is identical to the Orient Express. We had invited our safari FishEagleBestGroupEver to drinks and dinner but not to be. We discovered the steam engine dinner train was only available Saturday night and Wednesday night. So... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Spent a great evening on the Royal Livingstone Express, but the experience is for the tourist and I think overpriced! We enjoyed the drinks on arrival and throughout. Good wine and an excellent 5 course meal with vegetarians well catered for. Alighted on the bridge at Zam/Zim boarder. Not a great view of the Falls at this time of the... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great experience good food and drink included.well looked after by staff but plenty of mossies! Dinner trip was a good time to go as it was cooler on the bridge to walk around for pictures and to get the usual hawkers trying their luck.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We boarded the train for an enjoyable ride through the national park. We had drinks and then dinner on the train. We saw lots of wild animals along the journey. The only down side would be that it did go through some poor areas of town so you were able to see the living conditions. Children ran out to wave... More 

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Maroochydore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Unique experience enjoying a five course dinner onboard the steam train which stops at the Victoria Falls Bridge at sunset. Visit in March if you want to see the falls at their best. A local Peter Jones provides an entertaining short history of the area, train and people. Begins and ends at Livingstone. Worthwhile experience but overpriced at $US175 per... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Everything about this experience was fabulous. Friendly staff welcomed us aboard the old vintage steam train with drinks. Getting off on the bridge gave is spectacular views. Be prepared to be harassed by the local peddlers trying to sell all sorts of souvenirs. The dinner was very tasty, well presented in a great setting. Highly recommended.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

One waitress in particular was so unfriendly. She would ignore some of our group when they asked for water and even gave one person who asked for some wine a glass of 'wine' that was at least three quarters water. When we mentioned it to another waitress to ask for some actual wine she wasn't surprised at all suggesting this... More 

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