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Royal Livingstone Express

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Address: Livingstone, Zambia
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A must

You cant go wrong here. Scenery, great dinner and drinks, great staff, AND a historian on board telling tales of Zambian history including Dr Livingstone and early Zambian rail... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
muddyrts
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Rockville Centre, New York
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Rockville Centre, New York
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You cant go wrong here. Scenery, great dinner and drinks, great staff, AND a historian on board telling tales of Zambian history including Dr Livingstone and early Zambian rail history with the commitment of Cecil Rhodes. A FANTASTIC night. HIGHLY recommended.!!!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the fantastic Waterberry Zambezi lodge and the staff there arranged the train trip for us. Impressive and very comfortable carriages with a range of seating and an open observation car. Relaxed atmosphere rather than the 'posh' one we'd feared - not a dicky bow in sight! The man behind it all gave a fascinating talk outlining... More 

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Arusha
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My son aged 11 did enjoy standing on the ramp in the end of the train. This is a luxury experience with dinner on board. It's 2 hrs time you will spend on the train and the decoration and seating is a royal feeling. Kind of an experience with seperately coach for dinning and worth the experience and the cost.... More 

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Luanda, Angola
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We participated in the Evening Sunset Train Ride onto the Victoria Falls Bridge along with dinner. The train was well appointed and historically detailed, fortunately with modern air conditioning added. The host had provided an excellent history of the country, the area and the development of the railroad. The train ride itself was short but still eventful to be able... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The train takes you to the middle of the Victoria Bridge where you have possibilities to take photo’s over the falls then go back a bit to the Zambia side and having a 5 course dinner. Service and food are excellent in this “1920” environment. Don’t miss it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A bit of an off-season time; the Zambezi River is low, the falls are not running wildly, and the crowds are low. So we had an intimate trip with a great interpretive program. The sunset was fabulous as they all are at this time of year. The five course dinner, with unlimited drinks, was quite well presented and tasted great.... More 

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Brunswick, Australia
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What a treat! It is not cheap but we had the best night on this steam engine drawn luxury train. I am told it is identical to the Orient Express. We had invited our safari FishEagleBestGroupEver to drinks and dinner but not to be. We discovered the steam engine dinner train was only available Saturday night and Wednesday night. So... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Spent a great evening on the Royal Livingstone Express, but the experience is for the tourist and I think overpriced! We enjoyed the drinks on arrival and throughout. Good wine and an excellent 5 course meal with vegetarians well catered for. Alighted on the bridge at Zam/Zim boarder. Not a great view of the Falls at this time of the... More 

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great experience good food and drink included.well looked after by staff but plenty of mossies! Dinner trip was a good time to go as it was cooler on the bridge to walk around for pictures and to get the usual hawkers trying their luck.

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We boarded the train for an enjoyable ride through the national park. We had drinks and then dinner on the train. We saw lots of wild animals along the journey. The only down side would be that it did go through some poor areas of town so you were able to see the living conditions. Children ran out to wave... More 

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