Zimbabwe National Parks (ZimParks) Accommodation and Conservation Fees

Wild Zambezi

ZIMBABWE NATIONAL PARKS FEES FOR 2016 - 2018

BOOKINGS: Reservations for ZimParks facilities are opened one year in advance to all clients, including Zimbabwe residents.
Clients are treated on a first come first serve basis, with payment being demanded up front.

Payments can be made either in cash at the ZimParks booking office, or via bank transfer (details given on request).  NOTE: there are currently no facilities at ZimParks Booking Office for Credit Card payments.

The correct e-mail address for National Park reservations is:
bookings@zimparks.org.zw
Tel:  +263 4 706077/8

You can also contact the following reservations clerks direct:
Christine Mhuriro: cmhuriro@zimparks.org.zw
Audrey Maponga:  amaponga@zimparks.org.zw
Sekai Gonyora:  sgonyora@zimparks.org.zw

QUERIES: Any queries or clarification regarding ZimParks fees can be addressed to the Customer Services Executive:  Choice Mushunje.  E-mail:  cmushunje@zimparks.org.zw

Tax & Levies: Note that all ZimParks charges  include 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) (including for all foreign payments), 2% tourism levy for locals where applicable and 2% tourism levy for non-resident clients.

Peak and Off Seasons:  Parks accommodation and conservation fees will be guided by the peak and off peak seasons as defined below:
- Locals Peak Period-April, August, September, December and all Public Holidays
- Foreign Peak Period-Mid June-September.
Peak Period will attract an increase of 10-100%

 

SUMMARY OF ZIMPARKS FEES RELEVANT TO THE ZAMBEZI VALLEY

Wild Zambezi summarises those tariffs relevant to Victoria Falls, Zambezi National Park, Hwange, Lake Kariba, Matusadona and Mana Pools) as follows:

CONSERVATION FEES 2016 - 2018
NB: Clients who enter into Parks Estate without paying conservation/river usage fees shall be charged double the normal fees prescribed in this gazette.

Adults:
(a) Day rates for non-tour operator clients cover single entry into a Park.  Visitors who exit before the day expires will be required to pay for re-entry on the same day
(b) Tour operator clients will be allowed re-entry on production of copies of pre-submitted lists and identification details relating to entering clients (except for the Victoria Falls rainforest).
(c) Private visitors and Tour Operators' clients pay a daily conservation fee for entry into any Parks facility. Visitors staying in Zimparks accommodation or campsites will pay a reduced daily conservation fee in most cases (with a few exceptions) - see schedule.
(d) Persons resident in Zimbabwe shall be charged the equivalent of the fees charged for persons not resident in Zimbabwe unless they produce positive identification of their Zimbabwean residence.
(e) Water-based conservation fees/person will only be charged where land-based conservation fees are not enforceable. Therefore all clients accessing a Park through controlled entry points will only pay land conservation fees and not water conservation fees and vice versa.
(f)  Resident Pensioner above 60 years to pay 50% on conservation fees (land & water) subject to production of Zimbabwe Citizen Identification documents.

Children:
(a) ALL children who are between 6 and 12 years old, pay 50% of the adult conservation fees
(b) ALL children under 6 years old, free

Educational Tours:
(a) Secondary School children and teachers on educational tours shall pay 50% of the adult conservation (land & water).
(b) Primary School Children on educational tours shall pay US$1.00 per child and the teachers shall pay 50% of the adult rate.
(c)  Pre-school children on educational tours shall pay US$0.50/person as conservation fees and the teachers to pay 50% of adult conservation fees.
(d) Universities and college students on educational tours shall pay 50% of the adult’s conservation fees whilst lecturers will pay the full rate.

For all 50% discounts on conservation fees, if the client has no coin, the rates will be rounded up to the nearest dollar. 

CONSERVATION FEES:
VIC FALLS/ KARIBA/ZAMBEZI VALLEY

Conservation Fees - All those visitors to the Parks facilities and Parks concessions will pay daily conservation fees for accommodated visitors whilst those coming as day visitors will pay conservation fees for day visitors as below.

Fees are quoted in US$ at 3 levels as follows:- Foreign, SADC and Local Residents. 
Children 6-12 years 50% (under 6 FREE)
Vic Falls Rainforest:
Day: S$30; US$20; US$7
Vic Falls Zambezi NP:
Day: US$15; US$12; US$5
If accommodated: US$8; US$6; US$3
Vic Falls Moonlight Viewing
Tour Operators Clients (for operators bring a minumum of 15 clients per month) (Foreign US$35; Local US$10)
Walk-in Clients (Foreign US$40; Local US$15)
Hwange (Main, Robins, Sinamatella):
Day: US$20; US$15; US$5
If accommodated: US$10; US$8; US$3
Binga:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$3
If accommodated: US$3 US$2; US$1
Chizarira:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$5
If accommodated: US$4 US$3; US$2
Matusadona:
Day: US$15; US$12; US$5
If accommodated: US$8; US$6; US$3
Chinhoyi Caves:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$3
If accommodated: US$3 US$2; US$1
Kariba (Nyanyana):
Day: US$10; US$8; US$5
If accommodated: US$4 US$3; US$2
Marongora/RIFA:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$5
If accommodated: US$4 US$3; US$2
Mana Pools:
Day: US$20; US$15; US$8
If accommodated: US$20; US$15; US$8
Sapi:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$5
If accommodated: US$4; US$3; US$2
Chewore:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$5
If accommodated: US$4 US$3; US$2
Dande:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$3
If accommodated: US$3 US$2; US$1
Doma:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$3
If accommodated: US$3 US$2; US$1

VEHICLE ENTRY FEES (Valid for 5 days - renewable thereafter)
Cars/Pick-ups/4x4s: Foreign registered: US$10;  Local registered: US$5 (US$3 in Doma, Binga & Dande)
Minibuses: (up to 25 people):  Non-Resident US$30; Resident US$15
Trailers:  Non-Resident US$10; Resident US$5  (US$3 in Doma, Binga & Dande)
Caravans:  Non-Resident US$10; Resident US$5 (US$3 in Doma, Binga & Dande)
Buses: only for resident school children, senior Citizens and the disabled (with special permission). Non-Resident US$30; Resident US$10.  All other buses require permission from the Director General (Non-Resident US$30; Resident US$20)
Private vehicles and minibuses for more than 25 persons, including tour buses and overland trucks, are prohibited except for Matopo and Hwange Main Camp. However they will not be allowed for touring in the Park.
Motor cycles are not allowed in the Parks Estate except with a special permit.
Note: Vehicles into Chinhoyi caves and Zambezi Camp lodges will not pay vehicle entry fees.

VEHICLE ENTRY FEES – FOREIGN TOUR OPERATORS
Vehicle entry fees for Foreign Tours Operators pertain to entry fees into the Park for purposes of handing over clients to a local operator ONLY.
PLEASE NOTE, FOREIGN OPERATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO OPERATE IN THE PARKS ESTATE.

Operator Vehicles with max 9 seats - US$100 (foreign clients); US10 (local clients)
Operator Vehicles with 10-19 seats - US$120 (foreign clients); US$12 (local clients)
Operator Vehicles 20-25 seats  US$150 (foreign clients); US$15 (local clients)
Operator Caravans - US$50 (foreign clients); US$5 (local clients)
Operator Trailers - US$50(foreign clients); US$5 (local clients)
Buses for White-water rafting - US$10 (local clients)

PARKS ACCOMMODATION FEES
Notes:

1. These fees are for overnight stay in the ZimParks lodges, chalets, cottages, camping and picnic facilities.
2. Firewood is provided upon payment of gazetted rates/bundle
3. Guests who make bookings and occupy Parks accommodation for seven consecutive nights are entitled to a 10% discount.
4. Accommodation fees are inclusive of 2% tourism levy and 15% VAT for locals and foreigners.
5. Camping and picnic fees are charged per site unless otherwise specified. All ordinary sites take a maximum of 6 people and 2 vehicles, Exclusive and undeveloped sites maximum of 12 people and 3 vehicles.
6. All children (6-12 years) to pay special rates for camping 50% of the adult fee.
7. Educational tours groups to be charged 50% on camping fees
8. Accommodation shall be charged per lodge per night, unless otherwise indicated
9. Cancellation Policy:  a. Cancellation prior to 14 days- 50% refund;  b. Cancellation within 14 days -   No refund  c. Alteration of booking prior to 30 days - 15% admin fees

Fees (per night) in US$ at 3 levels as follows: Non-Resident; SADC; Local.
THE SADC RATE IS DISCOUNTED BY 30% FROM THE NON-RESIDENT RATE

Vic Falls Zambezi NP:
Lodge 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$138; US$97;US$80
Bushcamps per site (Max 3 pax Extra US$10): US$50; US$35; US$30
Bushcamps per person: US$17; US$12; US$10
Hwange
Picnic Sites/Overnight Use - Jambile and Mandavu (PER SITE. Max 3 pax Extra $25)  US$90; US$63; US$45
Picnic Sites/Overnight Use/person Jambile and Mandavu (per person)  US$30; US$21; US$15
Picnic sites/overnight use/Site Shumba, Ngweshla, Masuma, Deteema, Kennedy 1 (PER SITE. Max 6 people, any extra to be charged US$25 per person non-res; US$15 per person local residents)   US$173; US$121; US$90
Picnic Sites per person (Walk in clients rate if less than 3 people US$25.00 per person.)  US$29; US$20; US$15
Camping ordinary (PER SITE. Max 3 pax. Extra US$17)  US$50; US$35; US$30
Camping ordinary per person  US$17; US$12; US$10
Hwange (Main Camp)
Lodge 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$115; US$81; US$75
Lodge 1 bedroom 2 beds: US$86; US$60; US$50
Cottage 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$86; US$60; US$50
Cottage 1 bedroom 2 beds: US$69; US$48; US$40
Chalet 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$69; US$48; US$40
Chalet 1 bedroom 2 beds: US$40; US$28; US$20
Hwange (Sinamatella)
Lodge 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$115; US$81; US$75
Lodge 1 bedroom 2 beds: US$86; US$60; US$50
Chalet 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$69; US$48; US$40
Chalet 1 bedroom 2 beds: US$40 US$28; US$20
Camping (PER SITE. Max 3 pax Extra US$17)  US$50; US$35; US$30
Campsites per person:  US$17; US$12; US$10
Hwange (Nantwich)
2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$138; US$97; US$75
Hwange (Robins)
Lodge 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$86; US$60; US$50
Chalet 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$69; US$48; US$40
Chalet 1 bedroom 2 beds:  US$46; US$32; US$20
Isilwane Lodge  3 bedrooms 6 beds:  US$229;  US$160; US$140
Hwange (Kazuma Pan)
Makeshift Campsite (PER SITE. Max 3 pax. Extra US$10):  US$70; US$49; US$36
Chizarira:
Bush Camp (PER SITE. Max 3 pax. Extra US$5): US$50; US$35; US$30
Bush Camp/person:  US$17; US$12 US$10
Matusadona:
Exclusive Lodge 9 beds: US$138; US$97; US$75
Exclusive Campsites (PER SITE. Max 3 pax. Extra US$17):  US$50; US$35; US$30
Exclusive Campsites/person:  US$23; US$16; US$15
Standard Campsite/person: US$17; US$12; US$10
Chinhoyi:
Camping (PER SITE. Max 3 pax. Extra US$10):  US$30; US$21; US$15
Camping/person:  US$10; US$7; US$5
Picnic (per site max 6 pp):  US$10 non-res; US$5 res
Kariba (Nyanyana):
Lodge 3 bedrooms 6 beds:  US$103; US$72 US$75
Mana Pools:
Special Lodge 2 bedrooms 8 beds:  US$250; US$175; US$200
Standard Lodge 2 bedrooms 4 beds:  US$150 US$105; US$100
Mvee Lodge 2 bedrooms 4 beds:  US$120; US$84; US$90
Standard Campsite Nyamepi (PER SITE.  For site Nos: 4,7,8,10,12,13,14,15,24,26,28  Max 3 pax): US$70; US$49; US$30
Standard Campsite (Nyamepi) (PER SITE. Other site Nos. Max 6 pax):  US$115; US$81; US$75
Exclusive Campsites (PER SITE. Max 6 pax.  Extras US$30p/p/n):  US$172; US$120; US$115
Chitake Exclusive Campsite  (PER SITE.  Max 6 pax. Extras to pay US$45 each):  US$230; US$161; US$150
Exclusive campsites for 3 pax/night- N/Ndungu 1 & 2 & Chitake 2;  US$90; US$63; US$45
Chitake Picnic site – day use (Max 6 pax) -only when site is not booked:  US$45; US$34; US$32
Tour Operators Sites (Mucheni 1, 4, Old Ndungu 1, Old Ndungu 2) (PER SITE.  Max 6 pax. Extras pay US$30.00/pp/n):  US$172; US$120; US$172
Tour Operators Site (Chitake 3) (Max 6 pax. Extra to pay US$45 pp/n):  US$230; US$161; US$230
Chewore North:
Camping (PER SITE. Max 3 pax. Extra US$10):  US$30; US$21; US$15
Camping/person:  US$10 non-res; US$7 res
All Park Stations:
Hiring Extra Bed per night:  US$23; US$16; US$15

FIREWOOD:  US$5 per bundle

BUSH DINNER SITES:  US$10/person (non-residents); US$5/person (residents)

WATER CONSERVATION FEES (RIVER/LAKE USAGE):   
Water Conservation (River Usage) fees will only be paid where land conservation fees are not enforceable. Therefore all clients accessing the Park through controlled entry points will only pay land conservation fees and not water conservation (river usage) fees and vice versa.
Boat Cruise Upper Zambezi:  Per person per day US$10; US$10; US$5
Rafting/Canoeing:  Per person per day US$10; US$10; US$5
Houseboat/Sailing/Speed Boats going for more than one day/night (excluding fishing): Per person per day US$8 US$6; US$3
Other Areas/Speed Boats/Cruise Boats Kariba: Per person per day:  US$10; US$10; US$5
Sanyati/Ume Rivers:  Per person per day:  US$10; US$10; US$5
Binga: Per person per day US$10; US$10; US$5

CANOEING:
Lower Zambezi River Canoeing: Private & Tour Operator:
Non-residents: US$30/person/day (this includes US$20 on-river camping fees & US$10 conservation/River Usage fee)
Residents:  US$15/person/day (this includes US$10 on-river camping fees & US$5 conservation/River Usage fee)
Canoeing other areas: (per person per day)
Non-residents: US$ 10 plus conservation fees/person/day
Residents:  US$5 plus conservation fees/person/day

CANOE HIRING: (max.4 hours)  US$10 per hour

FISHING:
Fees for fishing in the Parks Estate are mostly payable on a daily, per person basis, but in some cases, weekly, monthly or yearly charges for locals are applicable. Ordinary Fishing permit Per Park per person, maximum two rods & 3 hooks per day, bag limit of 5 fish per day.
Mana Pools/Lower Zambezi: excluding conservation/river usage fees
Day:  Non-residents: US$10; Residents: US$5
Lake Kariba: excluding conservation/river usage fees
Day:  Non-residents: US$10; Residents: US$5
Week: Residents only: US$20
Month: Residents only: US$60
Year:  Residents only:  US$600

Crayfishing: US$5/day 3 nets (cray fishing nets have to be approved by Parks officials)

Angling and motorised fishing in all ZimParks dams: per angler, including conservation/river usage fees
Day:  Non-residents: US$20; Residents: US$10
Week: Residents only: US$40
Month: Residents only: US$120
Year: Residents only: US$1200

SPORT COMPETITIONS
Angling tournament: Residents & non-residents US$20 per day including conservation/lake/river usage fees
Rafting tournament:  Residents & non-residents US$25 per day including conservation lake/river usage fees (max 50 competitors)
Regatta:  Residents & non-residents US$20 per day including conservation/lake/river usage fees (max 50 competitors)
Sailing & Yachting competitions: Residents & non-residents US$15 per day including conservation/lake/river usage fees 
Vic Falls Marathon:  US$200.00 (paid by the organisers for the whole event) excluding entry fees
Vic Falls Cycle Event:  US500  (paid by the organisers for the whole event) excluding entry fees

GUIDED WALKING/TOURS/TRAILS
There shall be no unguided walking in the Parks Estate.  All walking tours to be guided by a ranger/registered professional guide/professional hunter.   Unguided walking is allowed ONLY on the floodplain in Mana Pools National Park, and ONLY with a permit.  Walking without a guide/permit in Mana Pools will attract a penalty of US$100 per person. 

Unguided Walking in Mana Pools only per person/day: Non-resident US$15;  Resident US$10.00
Parks Ranger Hire for Guiding Services (per day):  US$25.00/guide/day /(Minimum 3 pax and maximum 6 clients/guide)
Parks Ranger Guided Tours 3-6 people (per hour): Non-residents US$10/client/hour; Residents US$5/client/hour
Parks Ranger Guided Tours  less than 3 people (per hour):  Non Residents US$30/client/hour  Residents US$15/client/hour
Overnight/Wilderness Trails (For more than one day, maximum of 6 people):  Residents: US$25 per person per day for the first 3 days and US$15 per day thereafter. Non-residents:  US$50 per person per day for the first three days and US$40 per day thereafter.        
Rhino Walking Trails:
Non-residents:  US$70 per person per day. Residents:  US$40 per client per day.  

AIRSTRIP LANDING FEES (PARKS ESTATE)
Fees in US$ (per plane) at 2 levels as follows: Non-Resident; Local
Private (Non Commercial) flights per landing: US$25; US$10
Commercial flights per landing: US$150; US$50
Use of Hangar per day:  US$30; US$20

AERIAL GAME/SCENIC VIEWING
Client fees in US$ (per person) as follows: International; SADC residents; Local residents
Ultra-lite:  Internationals US$10; SADC US$8; Local residents US$5
Fixed-wing:  Non-residents US$8;  Residents US$5
Helicopter:  Non-residents US$10; Residents US$5

FILMING PERMITS
Note: The Authority will use its discretion to determine whether or not a filming/photography permit is required by a tourist. Any equipment deemed to be commercial and without the necessary permits will be impounded by the Authority. The cameras or filming equipment will only be released after payment of penalty and impounding fees.
Commercial, documentary and educational filming and photography (per day or part thereof)
Non-Residents:
a) Rainforest, Hwange, Mana Pools  US$500/crew/day
b) Other Areas US$350/crew/day
c) Moonlight filming US$1500/crew/prescribed hours
d) Night filming US$850/crew/night
e) Guiding fees  - US$100/guide/day
Residents:
a) Rainforest, Hwange, Mana Pools  US$300/crew/day
b) Other Areas US$100/crew/day
c) Moonlight filming US$1000/crew/prescribed hours
d) Night filming US$850/crew/night
Note:
a) A copy of the research document, film, or documentary should be submitted to Parks and Wild life Management Authority and the Authority reserves the rights to use photographs, information and results of the study undertaken in its estates.
b) All filming crew to pay applicable entry fees at 50%of the normal rate. Crew is maximum of 6 members only.

RESEARCH PERMITS
Students not resident in Zimbabwe shall pay US$500, 00 per park/researcher                                         
International Researchers/Research NGOs not resident in Zimbabwe - US$200.00/park/researcher
Research permits for local students –US$50.00/park/researcher
Local Research NGOs and Universities-US$100.00/park/researcher
Research organizations with MOUs will be guided accordingly

FINES/PENALTIES
Release of Impounded Items:-
Impounded Vehicles/motorised equipment - Non-residents US$2000; Residents US$1000
Impounded Cameras – US$1000
Impounded Dingies - US$50.00
Impounded Fishing Rod - US$20.00
Note: All impounded assets will be charged a 20% storage fee based on the value of the item.

Read more about ZimParks' accommodation facilities in the Zambezi Valley on WildZambezi.com HERE

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