Bushtracks Express

Elegance and opulence marked the age of the steam train. Beautiful classic steam locos and carriages
have been lovingly restored by Bushtracks Africa and Rovos rail, and marry vintage luxury with a
modern fine dining experience to recreate moments of bygone romance.

Elegance and opulence marked the age of the steam train. Beautiful classic steam locos and carriages have been lovingly restored by Bushtracks Africa and Rovos rail, and marry vintage luxury with a modern fine dining experience to recreate moments of bygone romance.

The train comprises three carriages; A Dinning Car, a Kitchen Car, and an Observation Car with Steam Locomotive 14A Class 512; built by Northern British Locomotive works in the 1953.

This experience takes you back in time to the early 20th century. It Embarks on a journey onto the Victoria Falls Bridge while guests sit in the comfort on the Bushtracks Stately carriages. With the Victoria Falls as the back drop the Bushtracks Express parks on the bridge under the setting sun. It then steams out through the Jafuta conservancy whilst the guests sit and enjoy a five-course meal

General information:

The Victoria Falls Bridge Run:

  • This service runs on Tuesdays and Fridays for FITs and groups with a minimum of 2 pax

  • Maximum number –44 pax

  • Private hire – minimum 44 pax

  • 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 Victoria Falls town and travels into the Jafuta concervancy. Game such as elephant and antelope are often spotted en route..

  • Dress Code: Smart casual

  • Children pay full price (this activity is 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 Jafuta siding before heading back to the Victoris Falls Station platform.

  • 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 The Victoria Falls Hotel.

  • 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 Victoria Falls


What you need to bring

  • Camera

  • Train ticket

  • Passport if traveling on the bridge route

  • A warm jacket in the winter time


Pick up times from the lodges/hotels in Victoria Falls town

  • 1st November – 31st March – Summer Bridge Route on a Tuesday & Friday

    • 17h00 - returning ±21h30 to hotel

  • 1st April – 31st October – Winter Bridge Route on a Tuesday & Friday

    • 16h30 - returning approximately ±21h00 to hotel

NB the Border between Zambia and Zimbabwe closes approximately 22h00.  Please ensure the correct visa has been purchased when doing this activity.

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