When moving about the train you had to be very careful as quite a lot of the carriage doors were banging open and shut including by the toilet.The bunk was perfectly comfortable and I had a reasonable nights sleep, waking up briefly when we passed the southbound sleeper at around 2am.It was fairly grubby and a bit worse for wear with no water in the sink but there was light throughout the journey (there was even a shaver socket in the cabin but I dont know whether this was functional or not).The toilet was perfectly functional and, I think, was cleaned in the morning.Bulawayo to Victoria Falls by train Harare to Bulawayo by train Other domestic train routes in Zimbabwe South Africa to Zimbabwe by train Botswana to Zimbabwe by train Zambia to Zimbabwe by train Namibia to Zimbabwe by bus Things to do & see in Vic Falls & Bulawayo Hotels in Vic Falls, Bulawayo & Zimbabwe This classic overnight train is the way to reach Vic Falls from Bulawayo, even though (given Zim's economic situation) it's now getting very down-at-heel.But don't be put off, ignore anyone telling you to spend a night in a cramped bus seat (or worse, fly), don't miss this amazing rail travel adventure, a classic piece of history with British-built coaches, some with wood-panelled interiors, dating from 1952 & 1958.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.
I vowed I would write because we had such a good time.The sleeping-cars are all British-built, the ones with wood-panelled interiors in Gloucester in 1952, the ones with the less attractive formica interiors in Birmingham in 1958.Although they now carry National Railways of Zimbabwe insignia, they are still painted in the original 'Rhodesia Railways' colours, and windows and mirrors are etched with the 'RR' logo.There was a train for Harare on Platform 1 and the Victoria Falls train on Platform 4.Travellers should allow plenty of time to get to the train as the platforms are very long and the Victoria Falls train was at the far end of its platform.