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
Spirits or cigars - There is a cash bar if guests which to purchase spirits.
The Royal Livingstone Express consists of five carriages restored by Rohan Vos of Rovos Rail and pulled by either Locomotive 156 or Locomotive 204. The train is fully air-conditioned and configured from the front as follows;
Locomotive 156 or 204
Carriage No.6049 Club Car / Kitchen Car
Carriage 4821 Leather Dining Car
Carriage 211 Wembley Dining Car
Carriage 4101 Lounge Car
Carriage 4933 Observation Car
4:00 pm - Guests will be picked up from the Royal Livingstone and (for other Lodges time may vary) in Luxury Bushtracks Vehicles and given a short road transfer to the Bushtracks Siding, formerly the Old Mulobezi Railway Offices or otherwise known as Kilometre ‘0’ of the Mulobezi Line. A safety brief will be given by the Bushtracks guide en route to the station. Tickets will be issued to all guests that include an indemnity on the reverse. On arrival the train will be stationed at the siding with the locomotive ‘in Steam’ thus giving a photographic opportunity to anyone who wishes. Guests will board the train through the Lounge Car where drinks and snacks will be offered.
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
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.
8:30 pm - The train will draw into the Bushtracks Siding. A Bushtracks guide will be waiting to transfer guests back to the hotel.
Pick Up Times:
Summer: November to March
4:30 pm: Pick up from the hotels
9:00 pm: Return to the hotels
Winter: April to October
4:00 pm: Pick up from the hotels
8:30pm: Return to the hotels
Smart Casual, no shorts
Smoking is permitted on the outside balcony of the Observation Car. Smoking is not permitted in any of the carriages.
This services runs every Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The Mulobezi Line Run:
The Train will run on the Mulobezi Line on other days with a minimum of 30pax.