On March 1, 2016, luxury tour operator Bushtracks Africa launched The Bushtracks Express – a scheduled Victoria Falls Bridge run on a beautifully restored steam train. Departing from the Victoria Falls Stations, each Tuesday and Friday at 16h00 and 19h00, it will provide an unforgettable experience of watching the sun set from the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge.
Steam Train Menu
• Crispy Root vegetables chips, Roti crisps With Hummus and balsamic vinegar foam
• Goats cheese rounds with honey, walnuts, rocket and semi dried tomatoes.
• Chicken liver brûlée with garlic crostini
• Smoked salmon rosettes, capers, cream cheese, blinis
• Crocodile sausage rolls
• Mini Yorkshire pudding filled with beef fillet, broccoli, and horseradish sauce.
• Herb crusted lamb cutlets
• Tempura deep fried prawns, sweet chili sauce
• Fruit kebabs
• Cheese cake
• Passion fruit Crème Brule
Pulled by a 14a Locomotive 512, The Bushtracks Express features three stunningly-restored air-conditioned carriages which accommodate a grand total of 80 guests: the Club Car, the Dining Car, and the Observation Car.
Seating between 10 and 12 guests in ultimate seclusion, the Club Car contains a small lounge and bar, as well as the kitchen. Next up, sister to the renowned Wembley Dining Car on The Royal Livingstone Express, The Dining Car features seven four-seater tables, and eight two-seater tables. Wide windows border the carriage, allowing for gorgeous views of the mighty Zambezi River below. Dark wood tables and furnishings, crisp white linen and only the finest silver cutlery, create an atmosphere of stylish sophistication.
Last, but not least, is The Observation Car, which houses a vibrant bar, and outside viewing deck.
The Bushtracks Express joins Bucktracks Africa’s highly successful, The Royal Livingstone Express, which was voted one of the top “Five Most Fabulous Train Journeys” in the world by Yahoo travel.
During the winter months (April – August), the train will depart from The Victoria Falls Station at 16h00 and return again at 19h00, while during summer (September – March) it will leave at 16h30 and return again at 19h30.
This price includes drinks and canapes, transfers from any hotel within the Victoria Falls town, as well as return transfers.