I awoke in the morning at Thomson junction at around 6.30am.
I had hoped for a cup of tea in the diner but the guard told me it was shut.
The blind in my cabin did not work but the windows in the cabin and in the corridor easily opened for taking photographs/taking in the scenery.
I note a recent correspondent managed to getting bedding this was not available on my train so I wonder whether if it depends on the crew or which of the two trains you are on.
I had the feeling that the crew on my train were a bit more relaxed and casual about things compared to another train, where I saw the crew smartly dressed in uniforms.
I vowed I would write because we had such a good time.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.There was a generator car, as well as some water to flush the toilet and a lock inside the compartment. I did stress that the children needed to be comfortable. We still arrived at Victoria falls station at 10am.Some problems climbing into the upper bed, since there was no ladder, but it worked. The station was quiet and peaceful - like stepping back in time.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.Use some of the money you save on accommodation to treat yourself to afternoon tea at the Victoria falls hotel!" Traveller Angus Wheeler travelled from Bulawayo to Vic Falls in 2017: "When I arrived at Bulawayo station I had no problem buying two first class tickets in a coupe for per ticket.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.