ZimParks - Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority

Binga, Chewore, Chizarira, Kariba Town, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools, Matusadona, Sapi, Victoria Falls

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (ZimParks) is responsible for conserving Zimbabwe's wildlife and wilderness resources, in National Parks, Protected Areas and on other state-owned land.

A vast area of Zimbabwe's Zambezi Valley falls under such protection, with the most well-known areas being the  Zambezi NP; Victoria Falls NP; Chizarira NP; Matusadona NP; Lake Kariba Recreational Park and Mana Pools National Park.

ZimParks has self-catering tourism lodges/cottages and campsite facilities for visitors in its properties throughout Zimbabwe.  All of these are situated in prime scenic and wildlife areas.  In the Victoria Falls, Kariba and Zambezi area facilities are as follows: 

Zambezi National Park (Vic Falls): 4-bed lodges, fishing camps, campsites and picnic sites

Kariba Nyanyana: campsite and 6-bed lodge (Direct bookings e-mail: chararasafari@gmail.com )

Matusadona National Park : campsite and two 9-bed exclusive lodges 

Chizarira National Park: campsites

Marongora: campsite

Chinhoyi Caves: campsite and 24-bed Chinhoyi Caves Motel  www.chinhoyicavesmotel.org

Mana Pools National Park: public campsite; two 8-bed lodges, three 4-bed cottages, exclusive camps (see maps)

Chewore North Safari Area: campsite

Reservations for Parks 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.  

The correct e-mail address for National Park reservations is: bookings@zimparks.co.zw  

Tel:  +263 4 706077/8   or  +263 4 707624-9

You can also contact the following reservations clerks direct:
Christina Mhuriro: cmhuriro@zimparks.co.zw
Choice Mushunje: cmushunje@zimparks.co.zw

Linked stories & blogs:  

ZimParks Fees 2015

National Parks reinstates unguided public walking in Mana Pools - July 2015

Mana Pools camping - some important things to note  July 2014

Reviews 1

Libby Nelson, Hong Kong 21 August 2015
We spent four nights in two lodges in the Zambezi National Park (Victoria Falls) which must rate as one of the more spectacular settings for National Parks accommodation anywhere. To have the river so close with wildlife constantly foraging and browsing around one's lodge throughout the day and night is a privilege barring none. Sadly the accommodation was not quite as it could be. Dysfunctional toilets, an absence of hot water, mosquito nets with no ceiling hooks and electrical points dangling precariously from the wall, tended to detract from what otherwise was a wonderful stay. Our repair requests were promptly responded to and we were looked after by helpful staff who under straitened budgetary circumstances are trying their best. National Parks, I feel sure, do treasure this valuable tourist and conservation asset and will be making every effort to enhance and maintain its facilities. One appreciates the difficulties faced but ongoing work is necessary to repair the lodges to comfortable functionality. Response received from ZimParks 28 August 2015: We are grateful for the feedback that we received from our valued client. It helps us know where we are lacking and areas that require improvement. The Authority is taking measures to improve the product, while funding the conservation effort using limited resources. The increase in numbers of visitors to our facilities will help in wildife conservation and improved service but this also depends on the quality of experience the visitors receive. The Authority recently recruited Camp Managers to specific stations whose key areas are to improve customer service. These are some of the measures we are implementing to ensure that your holidays are memorable.
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