There was a generator car, as well as some water to flush the toilet and a lock inside the compartment. I did stress that the children needed to be comfortable. We still arrived at Victoria falls station at 10am.Some problems climbing into the upper bed, since there was no ladder, but it worked. The station was quiet and peaceful - like stepping back in time.Nice staff and a wonderful trip, we could see giraffes, antelopes and monkeys from the train. Arrived maybe an hour late to Victoria falls due to heavy load, but we would not mind more delays, since the trip was so fascinating." Traveller James Stephenson rode the Bulawayo to Vic Falls train in 2017: "I have just travelled through Zimbabwe and Zambia with my wife and two young children aged 9 and 7. The train is old and not perfectly clean but it really is fine.We took the overnight train from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls. We had a cabin to ourselves as there are four beds.We kept the windows open during the night even though it was cold (July).We watched the beautiful countryside go by in the morning.
The toilet was perfectly functional and, I think, was cleaned in the morning.
Everything worked, linen was delivered and very clean, the train was maybe not so clean, but we could watch the staff disinfecting and cleaning in the morning, so it was acceptable standard. We were very nice to all those helping us in the lead up!
The linen man made the beds after departure and followed the train all night, and took back the linen at arrival in Victoria Falls, all this for 2 customers and 4 USD each! The train cost was for the adults and for children. It seemed they hadn't a white family on the train for a very long time. It was very quiet and the booking man was very nice. Our train unfortunately hit an elephant in Hwange so was slowed down.
Use some of the money you save on accommodation to treat yourself to afternoon tea at the Victoria falls hotel!
" Traveller Angus Wheeler travelled from Bulawayo to Vic Falls in 2017: "When I arrived at Bulawayo station I had no problem buying two first class tickets in a coupe for per ticket.