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Royal Livingstone Express

Livingstone, Zambia
+260 21 3323232
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Great dinner

Only 7 on our train. Peter a local told us a lot of history and plenty to drink. On the bridge... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John W
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Nice evening, something different

This is great fun. The train is restored to a good standard. The drinks a free flowing throughout... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
foxyfoxholes
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London, United Kingdom
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Livingstone, Zambia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Only 7 on our train. Peter a local told us a lot of history and plenty to drink. On the bridge great views and pestered by sellers. Remember to haggle. Blew whistle of steam engine. Great dinner beautifully served on trip back to town.

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is great fun. The train is restored to a good standard. The drinks a free flowing throughout your time on board. It's a very nice, different evening and experience. When on the bridge you get a great view of the falls and gorge. On...More

Thank foxyfoxholes
meganconn, Marketing at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us for the most part of it. Our greatest apologies for the 'niggles' (great word!), but we are glad you told...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

A short ride to the falls with no villages to see like it was four years ago. If you like game food (Kudu) go for it. But it was tough with gristle running through the meat. Their menu has changed and is provided by the...More

Thank Neveragain_coj
meganconn, Marketing at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Good afternoon, We work hard to offer good food and friendly service, and will investigate the concerns you have raised. Due to popular demand our route did change as guests regularly requested the Falls Bridge route as opposed to the village route, therefore it was...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a must do experience. To travel from Zambia to the border over the Victoria falls on a train. You can stop on the Victoria falls bridge and step out and take breathtaking pictures of the falls.The food on the train was delicious and...More

Thank Tammylovestotravel
meganconn, Marketing at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Rest ensured, that we will take you comments for further encouragement within the team to ensure...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

While visiting Livingstone and Victoria Falls, I could not resist riding the Royal Livingstone Express. Being reasonably frugal the power of nostalgia took over my senses and drove me to locate the private railway station in Livingstone, admin that I didn't have a reservation and...More

Thank Larry W
meganconn, Creative Marketing Editor at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for sending such kind, beautiful words, we certainly appreciate your review! Your positive feedback allows us to know our efforts are appreciated and you’re enjoying our products and service. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Board the train in Livingstone and sip drinks as you journey to the Victoria Falls Bridge in time for sunset. You will get a great view of the Falls and the Boiling Pot, and get wet with spray. The train stays on the Zambia side....More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Bush Tracks company runs the Royal Livingstone Express, a five course dinner aboard fully restored carriages pulled by a 1920's steam locomotive. It leaves from Livingstone Zambia runs to to the Victoria Falls bridge and returns. We booked months ahead through Wild Horizons and were...More

Thank Metokas
meganconn, Marketing and Creative Editor at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your unfortunate experience. I am sorry to hear about the border crossing you experienced. As Wild Horizons is a separate transfer company we will inform them of your concerns so they can ensure it does...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Quick train trip to a bridge to see the Falls, stayed an hour when 15 minutes was more than enough. Lots of wine, which I didn't care about, very mediocre food and a real bore. Google listing says it's a ride through a valley abundant...More

Thank Merle L
meganconn, Marketing and Creative Manager at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for alerting us to this. We work hard to offer good food and friendly service, and I’m sorry that we didn’t meet your expectations. If you’d like to contact us directly regarding your concerns please email me at simon@bushtracksafrica.com

Reviewed 3 April 2017

Wonderful idea - steam train, fine dining, Victoria Falls, and a toe into Zimbabwe to boot. The trip to the bridge was in a wonderfully elegant carriage with plenty of refreshment, but the line ran alongside the road many had come to their hotels on,...More

Thank drjcd
meganconn, Marketing and Creative Editor at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Do checkout our Facebook and Twitter pages for promos that you might be interested in. Looking forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

From the moment you enter Livingstone, there is the warm and friendly atmosphere. The landscape and countryside lends itself to the pristine and natural beauty of Africa. The Royal Livingstone Hotel is one of a kind and Victoria Falls, Zambia is an experience you will...More

Thank Joanne F
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Chichi M
how much is the royal train ride and do u book in advance or I can get the tickets on that day?
30 May 2017|
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Response from meganconn | Property representative |
Good morning The Royal Livingstone Express is US$180 inclusive of all wine and a 5 course gourmet meal. You can book on the day but we highly recommend booking in advance just in case. This can be done very easily by... More
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LAHarleyGal
i will be there Aug 18. want to make sure I can book. I am staying at Royal Livingstone
13 January 2017|
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Response from Trevjen-Kent | Reviewed this property |
I would book in advance to ensure you get a table you can book online even though we were staying at the Royal Livingstone we booked on line and were glad we did as it was full and you may not get the night you require. They... More
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