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The Steam Train Trips Victoria Falls is a beautiful vintage train ride in Victoria Falls offering a beautiful sunset and dining experience on the rail. It is also known as the Sunset Bridge run and it takes its passengers to the stunning historical relic built in 1905, the Victoria Falls Bridge.

This distinctive fine dining, safari experience is offered thanks to a collaboration between the Steam Train and the venerable Victoria Falls Hotel. The Steam Train is a Victoria Falls Activity which evokes the heyday of steam and provides guests with a view of the renowned Victoria Falls Tours at dusk, delivers the pinnacle dining experience.

The Steam Train Experience

Sunset Experience
  • You will be picked up from your hotel or lodge and taken to the Victoria Falls Railway Station just behind the Victoria Falls Hotel.
  • This is where your steam train experience starts.
  • You will be greeted with cool drinks and given a safety presentation and a quick rundown of your Victoria Falls Tour and what to expect.
  • A red carpet will lead you to the Loco 512 Steam train, a beautifully furnished opulent steam train with a vintage feel. 
  • The locomotive will be "in steam," providing the ideal backdrop for some fantastic pictures
  • The train will take you to the Victoria Falls Bridge for the sunset and you can have an opportunity to take beautiful photos by the Victoria Falls Bridge.
  • Along the way you will be served with food and drinks.
  • You will be given the opportunity to exit the train and cross the Victoria Falls Bridge once you arrive there.
Dinner Experience
  • The train will then leave the bridge and steam out to the Jafuta Siding, where you will pass through the African Bush.
  • You will arrive around 8 o'clock.
  • While being served drinks along the route, this portion of the excursion will allow you the chance to see the local wildlife and the stunning Zimbabwean scenery.
  • Your four-course gourmet supper, painstakingly prepared by top-notch chefs at the five-star Victoria Falls Hotel, will be served. (This is the pinnacle of good fine dining!)
  • The train will begin to make its way back to the Victoria Falls Train Station at approximately 9:45 pm

What You Need To Know About The Steam Train Trips

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Stroller friendly
  • Smoking is only allowed on the terrace outside.
  • The suggested attire is smart casual.
  • There is not much walking involved.
  • It is available for private hire for those that would want to do small private dinners.
Cancellation Policy

You can cancel your trip at least 24 hours prior to the tour in order to receive a full refund. If you change your mind or cancel less than 24 hours before your trip, you won't get your money back.

Reservations

It's important to make a reservation, reserve your seat in advance and pay at a later time. There must be a certain minimum number of participants for the trip to go ahead. If that amount is not reached, the trip will either be postponed or cancelled with a full refund. There is a 20-passenger maximum and a 2 passenger minimum,

How Long Is The Steam Train Ride

The steam train is about 5-6 hours that is from 4.30pm to approximately 9.45pm

When is it available

The Steam Train Trips are available on certain days, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

What to wear

It is recommended to wear smart casual attire

Age and weight requirements

All ages are welcome, there is no age restriction to go on the steam train. Although it may not be recommended to children below

The age of 12. No weight restrictions or any level of fitness are required to this activity.

What is included in the Activity

  • There is a ride over the Victoria Falls Bridge  
  • A 4 course meal, wildlife viewing, hotel pickup and drop-offs, food and drinks (local beers, wine, gin and tonics, minerals, cordials, and water),
  • There are stops at the Vic Falls Bridge, the Zambezi River, and Jafuta.

What to bring

Prepare to bring your appetite for this fine dining experience. The four-course meal will leave you full.

The evenings might be a bit chilly in the evenings especially in winter (May to early August) hence you need to bring jacket and wear trousers and long-sleeved shirts.

Don’t forget to pack mosquito and insect repellent as you will be in the Bush, and they can be a nuisance.

Don’t forget to pack your ticket, a camera and your passport.

Live the dream and view the Victoria Falls by steam train! You'll experience a sunset like no other and see one of the most unforgettable sights in the world.

The Victoria Falls Steam Train Trips are a fantastic way to experience fine dining like royalty. From the red carpet to the royal treatment, they give an experience not like any other and should be added to your bucket list for Things To Do In Victoria Fall.

Arrangements

Steam Locomotive: Loco 512 is a 14a Class built in 1952 by Beyer Peacock in England and was in service from 24th November 1952 to 1994.

Victoria Falls Steam Train Club Car: Carriage No. 14661. This carriage houses the small lounge and bar, as well as the kitchen. This carriage can be used as a pre-dinner drinks venue for about 10 guests.

Victoria Falls Steam Train Dining Car: Carriage No. 197. This carriage is the sister to famous Wembley Dining Car. The carriage was built in 1923. This carriage still has the original fans and the 7×4 and 8×2 table configuration.

Victoria Falls Steam Train Observation Car: Carriage No. 225. This carriage sits at the back of the train and houses a bar and veranda viewing deck.

Inclusions And Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Four course dinner prepared at the 5 star Victoria Falls Hotel
  • Professional guide
  • Drinks (local beers, wine, gin and tonics, minerals, cordials and water)
  • Food (Dinner, Snacks, Tea/Coffee)
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Exclusions

  • Premium drinks are available but are not included on the ticket price. These can be paid for with cash
  • Transport to Zambia is $10 er person one way

Requirements

Book a dinner on the Victoria Falls Steam Train and experience true colonial splendour. A dinner on the steam train during your stay at Victoria Falls will transform you to a bygone era of luxury steam train travel. Go back in time and embark on a journey in the comfort of stately carriages.

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If you love a classic romantic era of old times, the Steam Trip will give you a chance to relive that moment.

You can book a Steam Train Trip online or at Victoria Fall Railway Station which is the starting point of Steam Train Trips. The Steam Train Trips last around 4 hours.

Steam Train Trip includes a guided tour, hotel picks up, and drop off. It also includes a three-course meal that served Jafuta Siding.

3.5 hours to 4 hours. Stream Train Trip at Victoria Falls lasts for 3.5 to 4 hours. It’s a journey to experience the luxury and comfort of the 5- star cuisine provided by the Victoria Falls Hotels.

Victoria Falls station. The starting point of the Victoria Steam Train Trip starts at Victoria Falls station. The train departs at 17:30 and returns before sunset.

No, there is no age restriction for Steam Train Trip, but we suggest you take your kids who are more than 12 years above. This is because the duration of this trip may be long for younger kids.

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