Royal Livingstone Express and Spa


ROYAL SPA at Royal Livingstone


Beautiful classic steam locos and carriages, incorporate a classic steam expedition with fine dining provided by Sun International’s Royal Livingstone Restaurant and Chefs.

The train comprises five carriages; Two Dining Cars, a Kitchen Car, Lounge Car and an Observation Car with Steam Locomotives 10th Class 156 and 12th class 204 built by Northern British Locomotive works in the 1930’s. Loco 156 was renovated by the famous Wildlife Artist David Sheppard and in 1971 donated to Zambia National Heritage and restored again by Bushtracks in 2005. The Beautiful Wembley Dining Car was built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and went on display in London at the British Empire Exhibition in 1924. It was shipped to the Union and entered service on 19th May 1926. In honour of its exhibition duties it was renamed the Wembley.

General Information

The Victoria Falls Bridge Run    4 hrs

This service runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays for FITs and groups with a minimum of 2 pax

Maximum number – 92 pax

Private hire – minimum 50 pax

The train will travel on the “Cape to Cairo” mainline which will then take it to the Victoria Falls Bridge. Once on the mainline the train leaves the outskirts of Livingstone and travels into The Victoria Falls World Heritage Site. Game such as elephant and antelope are often spotted en route to the border post.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Children pay full rate (not advisable for children under 12)

Guests will be required to carry their passports for identification purposes only – this will not affect guests’ visa status so passports will not be stamped.

The train will stop on the bridge for approximately 20 minutes and guests will have a chance to disembark from the train at this point.

A five course set dinner will be served at the Palm Grove siding before heading back to the Bushtracks siding.

Special dietary requirements need to be communicated in advance.

Pick up times from the Royal Livingstone Hotel (for other lodges, time may vary).

1st November – 31st March – Summer Bridge Route on a Wednesday and Saturday
16h30 - returning ± 21h00 to hotel

1st April – 31st October – Winter Bridge Route on a Wednesday and Saturday

16h00 - returning approximately ±20h30 to hotel

 The train is fully air-conditioned

Any other day using the Mulobezi railway

Excursion Includes

A welcome drink on arrival at Bushtracks Siding

Pre-dinner drinks

A set, five course dinner provided by Sun International’s Royal Livingstone Restaurant and Chefs.

When booking please inform reservations if there are any dietary requirements.

Wines, beers and soft drinks. There is a cash bar if guests wish to purchase spirits

Photo opportunity in front of the train

Return transfers from hotels within Livingstone

ROYAL SPA at Royal Livingstone

The Spa's unique positioning on the banks of the Zambezi River allows you to feel comfortably ensconced in the facility, whilst being aware of the elements that surround you: Water, Earth , Fire & Air; creating an holistic experience.

Open air Gazebo's further add to the ambience, enabling you to appreciate the indigenous wildlife that makes Zambia such an exotic destination.

Our Royal Spa menu caters for the most popular treatments as well as our signature treatments.

Exquisite finishes, delightful moments and inspired views will ensure that your experience of the Royal Spa

at the Royal Livingstone is memorable and to be relived time and again

Majestic Zambezi balancing Facial                              (80 minutes)

Your skin in perfect harmony; balanced, re-hydrated and relaxed. A holistic experience commencing with deep cleansing and gentle exfoliation, followed by a moisturizing and tension releasing facial massage leaving your skin energized and revitalized

Anantara.  Derived from the ancient Sanskrit meaning ‘without end', evoking the freedom, movement and harmony that form the spirit of the Anantara experience.

Rooted in the timeless healing traditions of the world's richest cultures, Anantara Spas are designed to restore balance and harmony between body and mind in an oasis of beauty, grace and tranquillity. Intoxicating aromas of the world's most exotic elixirs and oils are used in treatments designed to deliver radiance, healing and a quiet sense of inner and outer well-being.

Discover your private ritual for serenity at Anantara Spa.