To cut down on costs most students in relationships have no option, but to co-habit, but this obviously comes with the risks of unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and being exposed to HIV and Aids.A fourth year student, who only identified himself as Tinashe, said he stays with his second year girlfriend, as they make efforts to cut down on living costs.“If you get a partner who is well-off you can be accommodated in either their hostel or lodgings, fed and assisted with money to fund other things, this is a better option than dating off-campus men with the hope of getting money.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.If you pay for two tickets (perfectly affordable, given the fare) you can have sole occupancy of a coup.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.
In 1st class, 2 passengers travelling together will normally be booked into a 2-berth coup, whereas a solo traveller will be booked into a 4-berth compartment with passengers of the same sex.The toilet was perfectly functional and, I think, was cleaned in the morning.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.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.
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.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.