An unashamed experience of luxury travel, the Royal is perfect for every traveller, whether you’re riding solo, keeping train-mad toddlers happy or enjoying a romantic escape with your better half. With vistas over Victoria Falls, a five-star dinner service and superb game viewing all encompassed in a vintage steam train ride, it’s safe to say that the Royal Livingstone Express really has it all. Prepare yourself for a journey through Zambia like you never imagined as you float above the land in a rolling cloud.
Providing a perfect conclusion to a day at Victoria Falls, this five-hour excursion involves nothing more strenuous than getting on and off the train. There are a variety of carriages from which to enjoy the views, including the observation car and club car. Each segment of the train has all the modern bells and whistles with wine cellars, air conditioning, furniture and dining facilities. You just have to lounge around in extravagant leisure and watch the world go by in a symphony of steam and steel. With comfortable couches and attentive staff waiting on you hand and foot, you’re bound to feel relaxed in no time.
Travelling along the Cape to Cairo lines, you’ll sweep past the suburb of Dambwe as well as other stunning locations. About 10 miles into your journey, when you reach Palm Grove, the train will halt for a sumptuous dinner. Providing a five-course meal with an endless flow of first-class vino for adults, you’ll soon be stuffed to the brim with delicious authentic fare. Expect perfectly cooked meats, fresh veggies and out-of-this-world deserts.
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Keep an eye out for interesting wildlife on the way - elephant and antelope are regularly spotted!
Duration: 5 hours
Traveller Type: Adults, Couples, Families, Children
Best for: Sightseeing, Adventure, Food & Wine, Unwind