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Summary

This travel guide offers a detailed look into the classic overnight train journey from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls, a must-do for anyone visiting Zimbabwe. Despite the economic downturn affecting the train's condition, it remains a cherished experience for its historical value, potential wildlife sightings, and the unique perspective it offers on Zimbabwe's landscapes. Additionally, the guide covers must-visit natural wonders and historical sites in Zimbabwe, including the majestic Victoria Falls and the culturally rich Matobo National Park.

Bulawayo to Victoria Falls Train

An overnight train journey offering a classic rail travel adventure with British-built coaches dating from 1952 & 1958. Despite economic challenges, it remains a unique way to experience Zimbabwe's landscapes and potentially spot wildlife.

Tips

Book tickets at Bulawayo station reservation office or Victoria Falls reservation window, usually on the day of travel. Consider adding bedding to your booking for comfort.

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Victoria Falls

One of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, located on the Zambezi River. Offers breathtaking views and a range of activities from wildlife viewing to adventure sports.

Tips

Visit the park to see the Falls from the Zimbabwe side and consider walking across the frontier into Zambia for different perspectives. Waterproof clothing is recommended.

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Matobo National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its unique rock formations, rich history, and wildlife, including rhinos. It's also the burial site of Cecil Rhodes.

Tips

Day tours from Bulawayo typically include the Whovi game reserve and the main park. It's a great opportunity to experience Zimbabwe's natural beauty and historical significance.

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