The royal livingstone express

5 Hours | Livingstone, Zambia
Mores than pictures

Beautiful classic steam locos and carriages, restored by Bushtracks Africa and Rovos Rail, incorporate a classic steam expedition with fine dining provided by Sun International’s Royal Livingstone Restaurant and Chefs.

The train comprises five carriages; Two Dinning Cars, a Kitchen Car, Lounge Car and an Observation Car with Steam Locomotives 10th Class 156 and 12th class 204 built by Northern British Locomotive works in the 1930’s. Loco 156 was renovated by the famous Wildlife Artist David Sheppard and in 1971 donated to Zambia National Heritage and restored again by Bushtracks in 2005. The Beautiful Wembley Dinning Car was built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and went on display in London at the British Empire Exhibition in 1924. It was shipped to the Union and entered service on 19th May 1926. In honour of its exhibition duties it was renamed the Wembley.

The train will travel on the “Cape to Cairo” mainline which will then take it to the Victoria Falls Bridge. Once on the mainline the train leaves the outskirts of Livingstone and travels into The Victoria Falls World Heritage Site. Game such as elephant and antelope are often spotted en route to the border post.

Useful informations


Minimun of 2 participants is required
Available Languages
Flexible: Full refund if cancellation is within 24 hours of booking

Good to know

General Information

The Victoria Falls Bridge Run

Dress Code: Smart casual

Children pay full rate(not advisable for children under 12)

Guests will be required to carry their passports for identification purposes only – this will not affect guests’ visa status so passports will not be stamped.

The train will stop on the bridge for approximately 20 minutes and guests will have a chance to disembark from the train at this point.

A five course set dinner will be served at the Palm Grove siding before heading back to the Bushtracks siding.

Special dietary requirements need to be communicated in advance.

Excursion Includes

  • A welcome drink on arrival at Bushtracks Siding
  • Pre-dinner drinks
  • A set, five course dinner provided by Sun International’s Royal Livingstone Restaurant and Chefs.
  • When booking please inform reservations if there are any dietary requirements.
  • Wines, beers and soft drinks. There is a cash bar if guests wish to purchase spirits
  • Photo opportunity in front of the train
  • Return transfers from hotels within Livingstone

What you need to bring

  • Camera
  • Train ticket
  • Passport if traveling on the bridge route
  • A warm jacket in the winter time


Meeting Point

Pick up times from you Hotel/ Lodge.

Upcoming Availibilities

17 Jul 2024  |  16:00 - 21:00
$200.00 per person · 20 spots left
17 Jul 2024  |  16:00 - 21:00
$200.00 per person · 20 spots left
20 Jul 2024  |  16:00 - 21:00
$200.00 per person · 20 spots left
20 Jul 2024  |  16:00 - 21:00
$200.00 per person · 20 spots left
24 Jul 2024  |  16:00 - 21:00
$200.00 per person · 20 spots left

Organized By
Tafika Travel Advisor

Tafika Travel Advisor

Tafika Travel Advisor is an owner run Tour Operator based in Zambia.

We specialize in tailor-making itineraries and travel packages within Zambia and other Southern African Countries. Putting together an itinerary or a trip to this part of the world can be very discouraging as there is so much to choose and so many different aspects to the trip.

Based on our in-depth experience, knowledge of the destinations and facilities as well as our personal relationship with the hotels, lodges and activity providers, we are able to advise and guide you to put together a tailored safari taking into considerations your interests and passion and your budget.

We have a deep passion for Zambia and the other Southern African countries – it’s a friendly people its many wonderful cultures and its still, beautiful and unforgettable nature!

We give a dedicated advise and offer the highest standard of services to our clients by ensuring that expectations are always met and exceeded and that no special needs are ever overlooked.

$200.00 / pp
Up to 20 peoples
Durée : 5 Hours