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Victoria Falls Activities & Visitor Information

Victoria Falls, Livingstone and Mosi-oa-Tunya

The Falls
The Victoria FallsVictoria Falls is approximately 5600 feet wide, twice the height of Niagara Falls, and one and a-half times wider. The Falls are divided into five separate waterfalls: Devil's Cataract, Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls and Eastern Cataract.

Peak floodwaters usually occur around mid-April when around 625 million liters per minute cascade over the edge per minute. The resulting spray rises up to 1650 feet into the air. During this time (March-April), there is so much water flowing that the spray makes it quite difficult to see the falls.

Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River which feed the falls form the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Zambezi River is over 1650 miles long and is Africa's fourth largest river (after the Nile, Zaire and Niger respectively) and the only one to flow into the Indian Ocean.

Victoria Falls Town
The town of Victoria Falls was originally called Old Drift and it was a trading settlement on what is today the Zambian side of the river.  Old Drift was moved to the current day location of Livingstone in Zambia around 1900. A bridge was built over the Zambezi Gorge as part of the Cape-to-Cairo railway in 1902, making possible the town's draw of tourists. The Victoria Falls Hotel was built in 1906 and in 1972 the thriving village became the town of Victoria Falls.

The Name
In November 1855, David Livingstone, a missionary from Scotland, arrived at the falls with members of the Makalolo tribe in a canoe and he named the location after his queen, Victoria.

The Zambezi Gorges
The original Victoria Falls was 8km downstream from the present falls. Weaknesses in the basalt perpendicular to the river's flow - plus 2 million years' erosion - have resulted in the river cutting through seven subsequent gorges, each further upstream from the previous one. The present-day falls is actually in its seventh location.

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Zambia)
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - ‘The Smoke Which Thunders’, is home to the mighty and spectacular Victoria Falls. The park is found in the southern most edge of Zambia on its border with Zimbabwe. The physical landmark which separates these two countries is the mighty cataract of the Victoria Falls. The park is a wildlife sanctuary and well worth a visit not only for the sight of what are probably Zambia’s only remaining rhino, but also for the common species including the odd roaming elephant. On the northern bank of the Zambezi River, within the Mosi-oa-Tunya Park you can still see an old cemetery. Overall this small Zambian park is a must, if not for the wildlife then definitely for the mighty and misty Victoria Falls.

Plane ride over the Victoria Falls
Elephants crossing the Chobe River

 Wildlife Activities
Chobe National Park - Wildlife Safari
 • Elephant Back Safaris
 • Walks & Game Drives - Zambezi National Park
 • Crocodile Ranch

The River and Falls
 • Guided Tour of The Falls
 • Visit to Livingstone Island
 • Zambezi River Safari
 • Canoe Safari on the Upper Zambezi
 • Zambezi River Cruise - African Queen / African Princess
 • Flight of the Angels (over the Falls)

Action & Adrenaline
 • White Water Rafting
 • Jet Boat Extreme
 • Jet Boat Extreme - Helicopter Combo
 • Bungi Jumping
 • Abseiling & Gorge Swing
 • Fishing the Zambezi

Historical & Cultural
 • Custom Guided Trip into Livingstone
 • Custom Tour to Victoria Falls Town
 • Steam Train Excursions


Chobe National Park - Wildlife Safari          More info on Chobe:  Chobe National Park info

African safari wildlife - Lions drinkingGiraffe seen on a safari in BotswanaThe Chobe National Park in Botswana is one of the greatest game reserves in southern Africa and famous for the number of elephants in the area.

The Chobe River flows lazily through the Caprivi floodplains and provides a haven for huge herds of buffalo, elephant, zebra, wildebeest and impala which are followed closely by the predators – lion, hyena, cheetah, leopard and even the endangered wild dog. The bird life is also exceptional.

Getting to Chobe includes boating the Zambezi River to the point where 4 countries meet - Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. The Safari starts with a morning game viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Tea, coffee, drinks and snacks are served on board. Large flocks of birds, big pods of hippos and very large crocodiles are all about. Disembark for lunch at the Chobe Marina Lodge overlooking the Chobe River and the plains beyond. Then onto open safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive into the park.

Chobe Day Trips typically begin at 7:30am and guests are back at their hotel by about 6:30pm. *Please note that there are visa implications for some nationalities.

Chobe River safariWildlife Safari ti Chobe National ParkIncludes National Park fees, transfers, services of the professional guides, drinks and snacks on the boat, water on the game drive, lunch and one soft drink or beer at lunch.  Children under 5 are not encouraged to join on this activity. 


Elephant Back Safaris
Morning and Afternoon Half-Day Trails (Daily)

Elephant Back Safari in ZambiaIt is not often one can climb onto the back of an African Elephant and set off at an easy rolling pace in search of other wild game; wild elephant, giraffe, buffalo and much more. This is an elephant ‘experience’ and the guides are highly trained experts in the behaviour of elephants and the wildlife around them.

Includes transfers, tea/coffee, breakfast on the morning trails, snacks and cordial drinks. All participants will be required to sign an indemnity form. Children under 10 on request only. A guardian must accompany all children under 18 and the guardian will be required to sign an indemnity form for all persons under 18.

Zambia (Visa costs not included if coming from Zimbabwe side)
Morning and afternoon ½-day trails are available.
The trails begin at Thorntree Lodge in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park an attractive lodge overlooking the Zambezi River. Tea, coffee and cordial is served on arrival. After a short introductory talk and safety briefing guests are introduced to the elephants and their handlers before mounting the great animals. The handler and no more than two guests on each animal then head off through the riverine bush, crossing the river in shallow water to get onto islands.

Elephant Back safariHalfway through the ride guests will dismount and interact with the elephants on the ground giving the guides an opportunity to make an interesting an informative explanation about the African Elephant and their relationship with man.

Safaris in the morning last about 4 hours and end with a full English breakfast and the opportunity to view a video of each guest’s elephant ride.

The afternoon safaris go on for about 4 hours with snacks at the end of the day and the opportunity to view a video of each guest’s elephant ride.

Children must be 10 years or older. A guardian must accompany all children under 16 and a guardian must sign an indemnity form for all persons under 18.

Zimbabwe (Visa costs not included if coming from Zambia side)
Morning Safaris:
Interact with the elephantsGuests are collected at approximately 6:15am and transferred to Woodlands Estate - home of the elephants. The transfer is approximately half an hour long and game is often seen on the way. On arrival tea/coffee and biscuits are served and guests are introduced to the elephants. A short training session follows and guests witness the bond between groom and elephant being reinforced and new handling commands being introduced.

Training is an integral part of the relationship between the elephant and the groom and continues throughout the elephant's working life. The elephants are then saddled and the safari commences. The elephants follow ancient game trails and are led by an armed guide on foot. The grooms are friendly and knowledgeable and explain as much as possible about fauna and flora along the way. A bush breakfast is served mid-morning and the elephants then roam wild until the afternoon activity. Guests are then transferred back to their hotels arriving at approximately 11:00am.

Afternoon Safaris:
Guests are transferred to Woodlands Estate where the elephants will have been fed during the day. The transfer is approximately half an hour long and game is often seen on the way. On arrival soft drinks are served and introductions are made between the guests and the elephant. A short time will be spent with the elephants prior to saddling them and setting off on safari. This time allows the elephants to familiarize themselves with the new guests. The elephants follow ancient game trails and are led by an armed guide on foot. The grooms are friendly and knowledgeable and explain as much as possible about fauna and flora along the way. Guests enjoy the truly magical experience of an African sunset from elephant back. ‘Sundowners’ and snacks are served in the bush prior to the guests making their way back to town by 7:00pm.


Walks & Game Drives - Zambezi National Park
The Zambezi National Park is one of the lesser known national parks in Zimbabwe and well worth a visit. The park is active and varied, bordered by the Zambezi River, and contains many large mammal species and a variety of bird life, particularly along the river. There are 2 principal game drive roads and walks with a professional guide can be rewarding. The park closes during or after heavy rains so guests need flexibility during the rainy season (November-April). Morning, afternoon and full day game drives and walks are conducted by knowledgeable guides both within the park's boundaries and on private concessions.

Zambezi Nature Sanctuary - Crocodile Ranch (Zimbabwe side)
For more than 100 years, the Crocodile has been persecuted for its reputed threat to man and livestock and for its skin. By the 1950's, the Crocodile was in danger of extinction and, like all species, the Crocodile plays an important role in the balance of nature.

Spencers Creek Crocodile Ranch is responsible for the collection of thousands of eggs per year and returns a small percentage to the wild. The role of the Sanctuary is to protect the species through careful management and scientifically based farming methods. With 5,000 Crocodiles of all sizes, the Sanctuary offers lots of reptiles for your $2 admission fee. There is also a Crocodile museum, informative videos, a tearoom, a cat enclosure, an aviary, a collection of insects and a curio shop. There is also a restaurant offering tastes of Crocodile meat.


Tour of The Falls

Zambian Side
Guided Tour of the Falls
Residents of the Royal Livingstone and Zambezi Sun Hotels have free access to the Falls from the Eastern Cataract on the hotel property throughout their stay.  However, to find out how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them, it is worth considering a guided tour. These tours are informative and end with a visit to the arts and crafts centre.

The Tour of the Victoria Falls from the Zambian side lasts for approximately one hour and offers excellent photographic opportunities. Visit the Eastern Cataract and cross the footbridge to the Knife Edge. From January to June, the Zambian side of the Falls benefits from increased water flow. Participants are able to explore the Rainforest, right up to Danger Point and must remember to bring their passport for the border crossing.

Zimbabwe Side
Walking tour of the Falls
Photo courtesy of Dr. Roy Gordon

The entrance fee to the park is currently around US$10 (please check with us as this may change). Be prepared to get wet when you visit the Falls. Take precautions to cover your camera gear and valuables as well as wearing appropriate clothing - you will get wet!

Along the rim of the Falls, a network of surfaced paths - laid down to limit damage to the fragile rainforest ecosystem around the falls - leads to a series of unobstructed viewpoints. One of the most dramatic is Cataract View, the westernmost point of the park, at the bottom of a steep stairway.

At Danger Point, there is an amazing view into the First Zambezi Gorge, but terraces of soaking and slippery moss-covered rocks and a sheer, unfenced 300-ft drop-off are precarious at best. You can follow a side path to the gracefully beautiful Zambezi Bridge which connects Zimbabwe with Zambia. The bungee jumping tourists can be viewed from this vantage.

While walking through the rainforest, take note of all the local flora, including ebony, ferns, and a variety of lianas and flowering plants. Also keep watch for the Chobe Bushbuck, a small antelope which is common here and browses right up to the lip of the gorge.


Visit to Livingstone Island
Daily departures from the Royal Livingstone River Deck

Champagne sundowners on Livingstone Island(Subject to water levels and may not be available as tour usually opens mid July)
The Makololo paddlers skillfully landed Dr. David Livingstone on ‘Goat Island’ (now Livingstone Island), right on the lip of the chasm before the Zambezi River plunged over the cliff. A few steps through the small rainforest and, on the 16th November 1855, he gazed upon one of the most spectacular sights in the world – ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ (The Smoke that Thunders), which he named The Victoria Falls.

Today visitors are collected in a twin engine boat with powerful motors and a skilled skipper to re-trace Livingstone’s approach to the island and witness the very best view of the Falls that there is. All visits to the island are during the ‘low water’ season, which usually begins in mid July and goes through to the end of January. High water visits are not possible as the island is continuously covered in spray/downpour from the Falls.

The pick up place is the jetty off the Royal Livingstone River Deck and guests take a 5-minute transfer to the island in a 12-seater aluminum launch, with twin water-jet-propelled engines. Drop off is at the Royal Livingstone jetty an hour later. The trip includes a short guided tour of the island, viewing the Falls and a light snack, depending on the time of the visit.

Children under 12 are not encouraged to visit Livingstone Island.


Zambezi River Safari

Victoria Falls River SafariVictoria Falls River SafariThese aluminium hulled, jet-propelled boats, are carefully designed to give them access to places other boats cannot go. Experience a unique wildlife safari through the channels and rapids between the numerous islands to be found in the wide part of the river just before the Falls. Elephant, hippo and wonderful birds are the main wildlife attractions and the views and sunsets are highlights.

Each safari lasts for 2 ½ hours.


Canoe Safari on the Upper Zambezi

Probably the best way to appreciate the beauty, peace and wildlife of the Zambezi River above the Falls is to paddle slowly downstream in a raft (canoes not able to accommodate this group’s size) with some of the best wildlife guides in Africa.

Watch the Pied Kingfisher hover and dive, listen to the haunting call of the fish eagle and the grunts of the hippo, see elephant, buffalo and other animals come down to drink and explore the islands and waterways along the route. There is time to stop for something to eat and drink and listen to tales of Livingstone’s journey to the Falls.

There are 5 ½ hour safaris which begin in the morning and include tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks


Zambezi River Cruise on the African Queen / African Princess

Zambezi River cruise on the African QueenZambezi River cruise on the African PrincessGuests are met by staff from the boats and driven to the ‘Royal Landing’ jetty on the Zambezi River. Board the attractive cruise boat and make your way slowly upstream along the length of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park looking for game on the way. A number of animals and a host of bird species can be seen from the decks.  Hot and cold snacks are served on board and the bar is well stocked with spirits, wines, beers and soft drinks. All food and drinks are included in the price and served throughout the cruise by waiters.

Lunch Cruise
The cruise lasts for 2 hours and includes lunch, drinks and transfers.

Sunset Cruise
The boat departs at 4:00pm from the Royal Landing. The cruise lasts for 2 hours and includes hot and cold snacks, drinks and transfers.


Flight of the Angels (over the Falls)
Helicopter: Flights from 8:00am to sunset
Microlight: Flights from 6:30am to 10:30am and 3:00pm to sunset

Flight os the Angels helicopter rideFlight os the Angels helicopter rideThe ultimate view of this natural wonder can only be seen from the air. Flights over the Falls provide a fabulous vista of this magnificent river, with hippos and crocodiles often visible in the shallow waters, and elephant quietly browsing in the surrounding countryside. Experience a bird’s-eye view of the seemingly tranquil Zambezi River, with its many islands, as it plunges over the edge, thrusting spray a thousand feet into the sky and see the tortuous zig-zag of gorges leading to the Batoka gorge downstream.

From a Helicopter:  a 15-minute flight will take you over the Falls and the Zambezi River. A 30-minute flight will take you over the Falls, the Batoka Gorge, the Zambezi River and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.


Microlight Flight of the AngelsMicrolight Flight over the FallsFrom a Microlight:  one person and an experienced pilot fly over the same sights as the other craft for either 15 or 30 minutes. The minimum age is 8; however, if a child is younger but big enough to fit into the harness, then they are permitted to fly.


White Water Rafting
Full Day (8 hours)

White Water RaftingWhite Water RaftingThe rapids of the Zambezi River are considered some of the best in the world. The deep water, combined with the high volume, and small amounts of exposed rock either in the rapids or the pools below the rapids, make this river highly sought after by rafting enthusiasts. The distance between rapids varies from 100 meters to 2 kms. The Gorge itself is about 122 meters deep at the launching point and 230 metres at the finishing point. The river drops 122 meters over the 24kms of the one-day raft trip and the depth of the Zambezi can reach 61 meters.

The British Canoe Union has classified the river Grade 5 “extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas”. Nearly half of the rapids negotiated are Grade 5. (Grade 6 is un-runable - rapid number 9, “Commercial Suicide” is a Grade 6 rapid and we porter around this rapid).

One challenging element is the steep and slippery schlep back up to the rim while your body is still jittery with adrenaline from the ride down.

The low-water rapids (rapids 4 through to 18) on the Zimbabwe side (rapids 1 to 18 on the Zambia side), are open from mid-August to the end of December. Rapids 11 to 18 and 23 are the highest water rapids and quite quiet. These rapids may be traversed from both sides of the river during July and the first half of August; however, in years with lower rainfalls, rafters may ride these rapids beginning sometime in May. All rafting companies avoid rapid 9 (by walking around it) - Rapid 9 is known as Commercial Suicide.

The trips include a briefing and assistance with your life jackets, safety helmets and other equipment. Techniques are also demonstrated. A lunch stop is usually in a shady spot with a small beach. The rafts are typically 16-foot inflatable's which accommodate a maximum of eight per raft and are guided by an expert oarsman who knows the river intimately. The trips end mid-afternoon with a steep walk out of the Gorge. Collection is usually from 07h30 to the various de-briefing points. Half day and full day trips are offered depending on the season.


Jet Boat Extreme
30-minutes, 2 departures daily (9:00am and 2:30pm)

Jet Boat ExtremeJet Boat ExtremePumping vast amounts of power from huge jet engines, powerboats shoot down the rapids below the Falls at 100 km an hour. A thrilling half hour spent flying over the water and ‘buzzing’ rock faces between rapids 23 and 27.

There are two departures, morning and afternoon. Pick up is at the Day Activity Centre, followed by a drive for half an hour to the edge of the gorge. Walk into the gorge and board the boat. The ride lasts for ½ an hour. Walk out of the gorge at the end.

Children must be 7 years or more.


Jet Boat Extreme and Helicopter Combo
30-minutes, 2 departures daily (9:00am and 2:30pm)

Jet Boat Extreme - Helicopter combinationRide the rapids in a jet boat then, instead of clambering out of the gorge on foot, take a helicopter and complete a thrilling day by flying up the river skimming the water under the shadows of the cliffs, rising out of the gorge for a quick look at the Falls before landing.

Walk into the gorge and board the boat. The boat ride lasts for ½ an hour and the helicopter flight for 15 minutes. Children must be 7 or more. Prices are the same for all ages

Please note that for the Jet Boat and Helicopter flight out of the gorge, costs are per helicopter for the flight. ie. 3 Seater and 6 Seater helicopters.  Should there only be 2 guests on this tour they will be liable for the full helicopter cost.

Children must be 7 years or more.


Bungi Jumping
From 9:00am until 4:00pm

The Victoria Falls bridgeBungi jumpWith the Falls behind you and the river rushing below the Victoria Falls Bridge, this is no ordinary bungi jump! This death defying leap into the Gorge off the Victoria Falls Bridge, between the Zimbabwean and Zambian border posts may be the ultimate thrill available here. The bridge is 111 metres from the water level and is one of the highest commercial jumps in the world.

The adrenalin rush is as wild as the river itself. There are two bungi options. A single jump on your own and a tandem jump with a partner. You meet at the Day Activity Centre at a time convenient to yourself and stroll to the Victoria Falls Bridge with your passport, passing through the Zambian immigration point. Including the walk, the entire experience takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The bungi supervisors are there from 9am until 4pm.

Prior to jumping, guests are given a safety talk, explained how the harness system works and what to expect as well as the recovery procedure. Age restriction is 14 years (under 18 needs written parental permission).  This activity happens on the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe; therefore, no visa’s are required.  Guests are issued a gate pass at the border (don't forget your passport).

Bungi Jumping from the bridge at Vic FallsThe jumps operate from 9:00am, subject to the season and weather. The cords are very safe and the ankle harness has 2 components. There is also a waist harness with separate attachments to the bungi cord as a backup system. There have been well over 500,000 jumps worldwide with this system without incident of slipping or coming undone. Jumpers are hoisted up to the catwalk below the bridge after the jump, assisted by the trained crew.

The minimum age is 14 years, the minimum weight is 40 kgs and the maximum weight is 140 kgs.


Abseiling, Gorge Swing and Flying Fox
Multiple options: From 9:00am until late afternoon

Abseiling at Victoria FallsThe Gorge Swing at Victoria FallsAbseiling:  Slide 53m down the gorge on the end of a rope, facing the cliff face or looking down into the void. The walk out is up a steep slope.  Full-day and half-day options.

Gorge Swing:  Fling yourself over the edge in a body harness falling some 50m, and swinging right across the gorge and back until the momentum runs out and you are lowered to the ground to walk out.

Flying Fox:  A cable slide across the gorge high above the floor. You can sit on the ‘chair’ or be strapped, face down, looking at the ground far below as you fly across the gorge. No walk out necessary because you are pulled back.

You may spend a whole day doing all three activities as often as you wish. Start early in the morning and spend 8 ½ hours dropping over the edge and climbing back up again. Transfers, a cold lunch, iced water and soft drinks are provided. Beers are served at the end of the day.

Children are welcome as long as they are big enough to fit into the harnesses.


Fishing the Zambezi

Tiger Fisg caught in the Zambezi RiverThe Zambezi River is famous for one of the great freshwater game fish – The Tigerfish. Powerful, swift predators, Tigerfish are a thrill to catch and require a great deal of skill. A good river specimen can weigh over 15 pounds.

Bream and tilapia also live in large numbers in the river. Spinners and lures are the most common method of catching these fish, although using light tackle, a fly and fly-rod, is becoming very popular and brings an extra dimension to a very exciting sport.

Drive to one of the launch sites. Board the boat and set off to the fishing grounds.


Trips into Livingstone
Chief Mukuni’s Village (or Simonga Village)
Chief Mukuni’s Village (or Simonga Village)Mukuni's village is home to the Leya people. The chief has invited guests to visit his village to make it possible to view local people living their traditional lives, see their huts, how they are built and decorated, go inside, view them a work and even taste some traditional foods and beer. Guests must realize, however, this is a working village and not one built as an example for tourists. The population is over 5000.

The Livingstone Museum
The Livingstone Museum
The musuem houses the most comprehensive memorabilia of the great explorer and Missionary, Dr David Livingstone. With the guides, guests will be given a comprehensive tour of the museum and the history of the great explorer. They also organize the curator of the museum to give a guided tour for groups. There is also an anthropological section that includes traditional living, medicines, and witchcraft. From a cultural and historical point of view, this museum is of great value to Livingstone town.

Maramba market
Maramba market
Maramba Market is a vibrant local market where you can test your bargaining skills where everything is sold from “chitengies”, curios, pots and pans among other items. This is where the people of Livingstone come to shop - its colourful and bustling and great for photography and their guide will smooth the way and show you things.

Railway Museum

Railway MuseumThis wonderful museum shows a broad history of the railways, beginning in Europe and Zambia, its origin, its financiers, engineers, contractors and its socio-economic impacts. Among its celebrated collections are: the pioneer Rhodesia 7th class steam locomotives, the vintage deluxe train coach, the mine Hunslet steam locomotive, an array of ex South Africa, a Cape Government Railways 7th class steam locomotive of the 1890’s and vast collection of architectural/engineering records of the recent Tan-Zam Railways.

Historic Tour of Livingstone

Historic Tour of LivingstoneThe two hours are spent walking and driving around Livingstone, looking at the first school, hospital, Library, Sports Club, churches, the High Court and the old North-wester Hotel and learning of its famous history. The Railway reached Victoria Falls in 1904 and the bridge was completed in 1905. It was then that the BSA decided to move the town from the Old Drift at the river to a healthier site to Constitution Hill which is now the town of Livingstone. In 1907 it became the capital of then Northern Rhodesia and remained so until 1935 when it moved to Lusaka. The town was well planned and also split – the railway workers lived at the bottom of the hill and the administrators and business people at the top of the hill and the two rarely mixed.


Trips into Victoria Falls Town

The Victoria Falls HotelVisit the 'Open Market" and Craft Village for shopping. At the market, this is where your bargaining skills will be tested. You will find everything from printed T-shirts and hand woven bedspreads, to varved woodwork, basketware, soapstone and verdite carvings. Soapstone comes in various colours including balack, bluish, brown or red but is found most commonly as green or white.

Perhaps also stop at the Victoria Falls Hotel for High Tea. High Tea is served from 3:30pm on the Terrace overlooking the gorge and the Victoria Falls Bridge. The oldest Hotel in town, it recently celebrated a century and has maintained its charm and Edwardian feel.


Steam Train Excursions
Experience the romance of a bygone era on this excursion which entails a 3-hour journey across the magnificent Victoria Falls Bridge to Zambia. The Royal Tea Run departs at 08h30 (remember your passport). Relax with refreshments and listen to a brief history of the train and places of interest along the way. Morning tea and snacks are served and the train shunts onto the Mulobezi Line and continues towards Simonga in Zambia. Guests wishing to visit the Railway Museum will be dropped at the entrance. On the return, guests who have visited the museum will be collected are pre-lunch snacks are served while the train stops on the bridge to view the Falls and Gorge and sip a glass of Champagne. The train returns to Victoria Falls at approximately 12h30.

The Bridge Run departs at 14h00 and stops on the bridge for refreshments, returning at 15h00. The Moonlight Dinner Run offers a full buffet and departs at 17h30 (depending on the season, to catch the sunset), toast the sunset on the bridge and continue to a bush site where a bonfire awaits. The main course is served en-route. Desert is usually served on the return to the Falls and the journey ends at approximately 21h30. All departure and arrival times are subject to alteration by National Railways.

The train is a 1922 Class Ten steam locomotive with a 1900 first class coach and rail dining car. The train has been lovingly restored to capture the elegance of the steam era.

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