Bus or Train from Bulawayo to Vic Falls
Replies: 9 - Last Post: May 9, 2013 6:05 AM Last Post By: jonzy85
Apr 24, 2013 5:58 AM
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Apr 27, 2013 8:27 PM
5I caught the bus from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls last year, it was about $20, safe and relatively reliable. We went to the main bus stop in the town of Bulawayo and bought our tickets there. However I got my wallet stolen later and had to catch the "chicken bus" from Victoria Falls to Harare ($30 all the way). I do NOT recommend this! My seat had no cushion, it was freezing cold yet they wouldn't close the window, and they drove around the same town at 4am for an hour yelling out to people on the street asking them if they want to get on the bus. It was an absolute nightmare but hey I survived!
May 2, 2013 3:46 PM
May 7, 2013 12:17 AM
7I would recommend the bus. This is a list of buses you can safely rely on. Xtra City, Bravo Tours, Kukura Kurerwa (KK) & Toms Motorways. These buses depart from Bulawayo in town at a place called Neik's. The buses leave between 0800rs to 1130hrs. Sometimes if they are late around 12. The fare from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls is US$15-20 per person. These are all couch buses, good sitting arrangement and u will be safe in these buses. The train has a tendence of not being reliable when it comes to punctuality.
May 8, 2013 5:27 AM
8The train is a classic, with 1952 and 1958 British-built sleeper carriages still in use.
True, it's run-down, but that's part of the adventure. A bus wouldn't give you a bed, and wouldn't be anything like as much of an experience.
If you're lucky, the train will run 4 hours late. Lucky, because then you'll be able to spot big game from the train as it crosses the national park!
May 9, 2013 6:05 AM
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