Going Places Tours and Travel is dedicated to creating and facilitating travel experiences that expand awareness and give each person a true sense of the country and culture they are visiting. We specialize in Zambia and the Southern Region of Africa, and we know we can succeed at giving each client the most complete travel experience at the best price.

Physical and Postal Addresses
35c Lake Road, Woodlands,
Lusaka, Zambia

Phone:
+260 975 063499
+260 954 063499
Email: info@goingplaceszambia.com

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Steam Train

The Train
The Train consists of five carriages restored by Rohan Vos of Rovos Rail and pulled by either Locomotive 156 or Locomotive 204, both of which have been fully restored.
The train is fully air-conditioned and configured from the front as follows:
  • •    Locomotive 156 or 204
  • •    Carriage No.6049 Club Car / Kitchen Car
  • •    Carriage 4821 Chesterfield Dining Car
  • •    Carriage 211 Wembley Dining Car
  • •    Carriage 4101 Lounge Car
  • •    Carriage 4933 Observation Car


Loco156
Loco 156 is a 10th class built in 1922-1924 belonging to the largest private railway network in the world, Zambezi Sawmills Limited. It was used on the Mulobezi Line to pull logging carriages from the forests in Mulobezi to the railhead in Livingstone. David Shepherd, the renowned wildlife artist, rescued the locomotive and completely restored it to its former glory. He then donated it to National Heritage.

Loco204
Loco 204 is a 12th class locomotive built in 1928 and owned by Zambia Railways Ltd. It is presently undergoing renovation.

The Mulabezi Run
4:30/5:00 pm - The train departs and move directly onto the Mulobezi Line, travelling through a high density suburb of Livingstone called Dambwa and onto the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park while the sun begins to set.
Mosi-oa-Tunya Game Park - The train will pause at the entrance to the game park. There is the possibility to view some of the game in the park that includes: elephant, white rhino, buffalo as well as giraffe, zebra, hartebeest, bushbuck, impala, warthogs, baboons and monkeys.
Locomotive ‘Run Around’ and Dinner is served – Having traversed the National Park, the train exits from the Western Gate boundary and crosses the Sinde River, a tributary of the Zambezi. The locomotive then detaches itself from the front of the train and ‘runs around’ to the back of the train using the Sinde Siding and re-attaches itself on to the Observation Car, giving guests wonderful views of the locomotive in action. Depending on the time, the train manager will announce dinner and lead guests through to the dining carriages, where a five course meal, lovingly prepared and served by Sun International’s Royal Livingstone team, awaits.
8:00/8:30 pm - The train will draw into the Station. A guide will be waiting to transfer guests back to the hotel.

Scheduled Guaranteed Departures for FIT & Small Groups:
Wednesday &Saturday remain as the set departure dates for the Bridge Run, which gives the flexibility to book individuals and small groups. The Minimum number of guests is 2.

Groups and Private Hire:
For a Minimum of 20 or more guests the train will run on any day of the week, if the train is available and will utilise the original Mulobezi line or if available, the Bridge Run.

Pick up Times and Drop off times

Due to the most popular sunset timings the train will now depart from the Station.
Summer Season 1st November to 31st March

  • •    4:30pm Pick up from the hotels/lodges.
  • •    5:00pm Train departs from the station, returning to the station at 8:30pm

Winter Season 1st April to 31st October

  • •    4:00pm Pick up from the hotels/lodges.
  • •    4:30pm Train departs from the station, returning to the station at 8:00pm

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