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The grocery stores are filled to the brim, but priced in USD, everything is expensive especially for the locals as everything is imported at a big mark-up.
Safety is not to be taken lightly, but having said that, the traveller is relatively comfortable. Political violence is not frequent, one must only watch out for thieves and robbers, just as any other African city. Don't be stupid, lock yourself in your hotel room before nightfall.
You can take the nightly trains to Vic Falls, but beware of your belongings! Thieves are thick as flies at the train station and the moment you turn your back, your stuff will be gone. Find your compartment and lock yourself in as soon as possible. The train makes frequent stops at night and would-be thieves also have no qualms boarding the train and checking each compartment or waiting for you to fall asleep. It helps to have multiple people watch out for each other. Ideally, get the first class cabins, only about $13 per person, lock yourself in and spend the night in the comfortable beds. Don't let anyone in and only open the door if you after making sure it is the conductor (visual check through peep-hole.)