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: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Matusadona National Park : campsite and two 9-bed exclusive lodges
Chizarira National Park: campsites
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.
NOTE THAT A NEW ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM IS BEING INTRODUCED WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.
THIS SYSTEM IS BEING PHASED IN FROM DECEMBER 2015.
UNDER THE NEW SYSTEM, PAYMENT FOR BOOKINGS WILL BE REQUIRED WITHIN 48 HOURS OR THE BOOKING WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE REMOVED.
UNTIL THE NEW ONLINE SYSTEM IS OPERATIONAL, ALL BOOKINGS WILL BE MANUALLY PROCESSED VIA E-MAIL (SEE BELOW).
The correct e-mail address for National Park reservations is: email@example.com
Tel: +263 4 706077/8 or +263 4 707624-9
You can also contact the following reservations clerks direct:
Christina Mhuriro: firstname.lastname@example.org
Choice Mushunje: email@example.com
Linked stories & blogs:
Information for self-drivers visiting Mana Pools for the first time (April 2106)
ZimParks introducing an online booking system (October 2015)
ZimParks Fees 2015 (May 2015)
National Parks reinstates unguided public walking in Mana Pools - July 2015
Mana Pools camping - some important things to note July 2014