600 AM // Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure at 08:00.
800 AM // Enjoy a visit to Chisimba Falls where guests can take a pleasant walk down to the rock pools at the base of the falls or admire them from various viewpoints. Chisimba Falls is a series of three waterfalls named Mutumuna, Kaela and Chishimba (Chisimba), which are separated over 300m along the Luombe River. According to Bemba tradition, the nature spirit “Chishimba” lives in a cave behind the falls therefore no bad behaviour (including fights, insults and arrogance) is allowed in this area. Though the Bemba people arrived here in the 17th century, they weren’t the first as the land surrounding the falls is dotted with evidence of Iron Age activities including kilns, smelting pipes and iron ore deposits.
1130 AM // The train climbs to the border, almost exactly the midpoint between Africa’s two Great Rift Valley lakes.
100 PM // Lunch is served in the dining cars.
430 PM // Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. Border formalities take place.
730 PM // Dinner is served in the dining cars. The train passes Baobab forests and descends the Rift Valley towards Mbeya.