National Parks reinstates unguided public walking in Mana Pools
8 July 2015
The Zambezi Society
The Zambezi Society recently announced that as a result of its representations to ZimParks (The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority) on behalf of the visiting Public, the Authority has reinstated “unguided” public walking in Mana Pools National Park, with immediate effect.
Here is the statement issued on 8th July...
Mana Pools listed 4th-best Park for safaris in Africa!
1 July 2015
According to a survey of 3 008 park reviews collected through the SafariBookings.com website, Mana Pools ranks fourth in a list of Africa s 50 best Parks for African Safaris!
The top three Parks were the Serengeti National Park (Tanzania), MalaMala Game Reserve (South Africa) and the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
In total, 138 parks from ei...
Mana Pools bans unguided walking
26 May 2015
Michelle Colman, Tourism Update
The inconsiderate behaviour of tourists has led Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park to lose its unique selling point – unescorted walking.
Until now, the game sanctuary has been one of a very few in Africa that has allowed visitors to wander about unguided in big game territory. The practice has been marketed as one of the park&rsqu...
ZimParks fees 2015
25 May 2015
The Zimbabwe s Parks and Wildlife Authority has issued its charges for wildlife-based tourism operations in 2015.
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.
Seasonal charges: P...
Vic Falls airport upgrades on track
29 April 2015
Southern African Tourism Update
The US$150m (R1.7bn) upgrades at Victoria Falls International Airport are scheduled to be completed by the end of September. The airport is 22km south of Victoria Falls town.
“This airport upgrading project is set to provide the perfect backdrop for inbound tourism to the region as well as become the region’s top meetings, incentive...
Tourism assistance at Kariba borderpost
4 March 2015
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) in Kariba is offering help to visitors who are would like to cross between Zimbabwe and Zambia using the Kariba Bridge borderpost.
Says Tendai Mushangwe, the ZTA Kariba Area Manager:
As an office located in a border town, we also help with facilitation of tourists at the border the same way that Bei...
KAZA "Univisa" - working well in Victoria Falls, but there are a few glitches elsewhere.
2 February 2015
First feedback from visitors to the Victoria Falls area indicates that the newly-introduced KAZA UNIVISA (which was launched in November last year and allows entry to both Zimbabwe and Zambia for a single visa payment of US$50) is working well – PROVIDED that your travel focus is the Victoria Falls/Livingstone/Kazungula area.
New KAZA "Uni-Visa" for Zimbabwe and Zambia
28 November 2014
Zimbabwe has introduced a new tourist visa covering a 30-day stay in Zimbabwe and Zambia for a single payment of US$50.
The new KAZA (Kavango-Zambezi) “Uni-Visa” was launched in Victoria Falls on 28th November 2014.
Citizens of 40 countries are eligible for the visa which saves time and money and enables much easier travel ...
Air Zimbabwe passengers now required to pay airport tax in cash on departure
11 November 2014
As from 10th November 2014, all passengers travelling on AIR ZIMBABWE flights - international or domestic, are now required to pay their aiport taxes in cash at the airport prior to their departure (instead of them being included in the ticket).
The taxes are for a Passenger Service Charge (PSC) and an Aviation Infrastructure Development F...
UK travel professionals tour Kariba & Vic Falls - and love it!
4 November 2014
Following on from Zimbabwe s 2014 Sanganai-Hlanganani Travel Show, held at the HICC in Harare 16th - 18th October, a group of 10 influential agents and media professionals from the UK were hosted by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and some of Wild Zambezi’s partners on a post-Sanganai familiarisation trip to Lake Kariba and Victoria Fall...