The Royal Livingstone Express offers a magical and romantic dinner. As it runs along 15 km of the historic Mulobezi railway line through the heart of the Zambezi River Valley. Pullman style coaches have been lovingly restored to their former glory.
You are collected in the late afternoon from the Royal Livingstone for a 15 min road transfer to the railway. There’s time for photo opportunities and safety talk from the train manager whilst a welcoming drink is served. The train sets off up the Mulobezi Line which runs parallel to the Zambezi River. Views of the sunset are enjoyed while travelling through the Mosi-Oa-Tunya Game Park in Zambia. A four course dinner with accompanying wines will be served afterwards at 7pm when the train stops for water at the 15 km mark. The loco will then back the train up to the turnaround point, uncouple and move to the front of the train. The train then starts its return journey as dinner continues. You are transferred back to your hotel at approx 9.30pm
This dinner train only runs on Wednesdays and Satursdays with excursions on Thursdays and Fridays sometimes on offer . The excursion includes return transfers from your hotel to the station, a four course dinner and a selection of drinks. Wines, beers and soft drink are included in the price and there is a cash bar available for spirits.
Sunset Bridge Run by Train
There’s a second alternative on offer. The offer is a picture perfect experience on the steam train from Livingstone to the magnificent Victoria Falls Bridge. You are transferred in the late afternoon to a train siding to board a 1928 12th class train or 1953 14a Class Garrett steam train with four coaches (2 dining coaches and 2 lounge coaches taking a total 92 passengers). The train gently chugs along with the gentle rhythmic lull that is synonymous with rail travel until you reach that most iconic of train bridges the Victoria Falls Bridge. Here you get off the train to enjoy a glass glass of sparkling wine and also to drink in the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
This trip operates with a minimum of 12 guests and takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The excursion lasts approx 2 hours from the mid afternoon.