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Parks and Wildlife, Zimbabwe

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

ZimParks has basic 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): lodges, fishing camps, campsites and picnic sites

Kariba Nyanyana: campsite and 6-bed lodge  (Direct booking contact:  chararasafari@gmail.com )

Matusadona National Park : campsite and two exclusive lodges 

Chizarira National Park: campsites

Marongora: campsite

Chinhoyi Caves: campsite

Mana Pools National Park: campsite; lodges, cottages, exclusive camps (see maps right)

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 central 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:  

Mana Pools camping: some important things to note - June 2014

ZimParks Fees 2014

Mana Pools: Call for a moratorium on development

Boats at Mana Pools: First feedback

Walking in the Wild: Close encounters in Mana Pools

WEB: www.zimparks.com
EMAIL: bookings@zimparks.co.zw
TEL: +263 4 706077/8 or +263 4 707624-9
MOBILE: What'sApp +263 783 732479
FAX: +263 4 758826

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Binga Accommodation

Recommended accommodation options for visitors to Binga: 

Masumu Lodge: Lakeside lodge and camping with beautiful lakeside setting.  Simple catering or self-catering options available. Fishing boats for hire.  Access road requires sturdy 4x4 for the last 4 kms

Private House: self-catering lakeside lodge - sleeps 8.

Also available are Kulizwe and Chilila self-catering chalet resorts and Binga Rest Camp and campsite near the Binga hotsprings. 

Various houseboats are also available for hire in Binga e.g. Catalina, Mermaid, Ponty and Abangane.

Fuel is generally available in Binga.  

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Email: afspec@yoafrica.com
Web: www.africa-spectacular.com

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Chewore Lodge and Campsite

Chewore Lodge and Campsite is situated in a beautiful woodland setting at the confluence of the Chewore and Zambezi Rivers.  This is a prime fishing and wildlife location within the Chewore Safari Area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with Mana Pools National Park and the neighbouring Sapi Safari Area.   

The Campsite
There are 10 campsites which cater for up to 4 people each.  Campers are limited to bringing one boat per site. Each campsite has its own shower and toilet with an efficient wood-fired boiler for a hot shower in the cooler months. Each site has a braai/kitchen area with a 230-liter "Minus 40" deep freeze and plug point. During the night there are lights over the kitchen area and in the toilet / shower.  These are run by an inverter, so there is complete silence at night. Fuel, ice and firewood can be purchased on site. There is a communal swimming pool for all campsites.

The Lodge
This is an all-inclusive fishing camp for up to 8 guests that caters for your every need. The lodge comprises four double/twin chalets all with en-suite bathrooms, a central lounge, bar, swimming pool and dining area. There are two large, luxury, pontoon fishing boats fully equipped with fishing tackle and experienced drivers to take you out on the river for game viewing, fishing or a sundowner cruise. Game viewing and photographic opportunities are abundant in the area.

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Email: bookings@chewore.com; farida@chewore.com
Web: www.chewore.com

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Dzimbabwe Lodge, Kariba

Dzimbabwe Lodge offers fully-catered and/or self-catering accommodation in Kariba town in a relatively tranquil area with great views overlooking the lake.

The Zambian border is 10 minutes away.  Mana Pools is approx 4 hours away depending on road conditions and the Kariba Ferry to Mlibizi is also ten minutes away. 

The lodge currently offers a total of 10 rooms, with 6 new rooms under construction. 

The Main Lodge consists of 6 double or twin rooms with comfortable beds, 2 generally equipped kitchens, 4 dining areas and 2 spacious lounges with DSTV. 

The adjacent Cottage has 4 double or twin rooms with comfortable beds, a kitchen, lounge and a dining area. 

Dzimbabwe Lodge is very convenient for groups or families who can reserve the whole main lodge or cottage in order to have privacy. Wi-fi, Laundry Service, Secure parking, Room Service and Air- Conditioning are also available.

A resident family of hippos can be seen from the rooms or balconies from time to time.

The Lodge also owns Freestate Houseboat that can take 8-12 guests for charters on Lake Kariba.  For more information see this link  Freestate Houseboat

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Email: tmazvidza@dzimbabwelodge.com
Web: www.dzimbabwelodge.com

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Halsted Safaris

Quietly nestled behind indigenous trees on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river, Halsted Safari lodge is the epitome of elegant bush style living, coupled with an unparalled setting and truly luxury finishes.

Four comfortable chalets, each with stylish en-suite bathrooms and private outside seating areas each face over the river. Facilities include hot & cold running water, 12-220v power points, crisp white linen and your laundry done daily. With two ¾ beds in each chalet, the camp caters for a total of eight guests at any one time. The perfect exclusive getaway.
Our central gathering point not only boasts a large lounge and entertainment deck, but also an enclosed family style dining area. During the heat of the day you may choose to enjoy cooling off in our pool overlooking the river. The lodge is equipped to run on solar, and is the first lodge in the area to be registered as eco-friendly with EMA ( Enviromental Management Agency).

We have a full compliment of well-trained staff. Our safari bush cooks are available to prepare, breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as snacks for any excursions. Internet Facilities are available at the lodge.

At Halsted Safaris we pride ourselves in being an upmarket fishing destination, targeting the aggressive tiger fish,
and a wide variety of other species, ( bream, barbel, cornish jack, squeakers).We are well prepared with equipment and vehicles, having three 15ft Fibrecraft Osprey boats each with 60Hp four stroke motors, equipped with all necessary fishing appliances. There is an abundance of wildlife along the banks of the Zambezi which can be viewed by boat. Dining in the wild, boat cruises, fishing, and game viewing, by boat, are activities on offer at Halsted Safaris.

The camp is approximately 20 km downstream from Chirundu, situated in Mongwe. Mongwe is based in National parks Nyakasanga area, past Mana Pools security road. The access road for Mongwe is on the right hand side of the Main Harare- Chirundu road a few kilometers before reaching Chirundu. GPS co-ordinates are as follows, S15`56. 524`. E 028`59.556`. 

Air transfers can be arranged through Halsted's Aviation Corporation (HAC)Chirundu airstip is approximately 14kms away from camp. We do offer a transfer service to and from the airstrip.

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Email: paulilo@halstedsafaris.com
Web: www.halstedsafaris.com

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Hornbill Lodge

Hornbill Lodge is a small, intimate lodge situated on Mica Point in Kariba.

The lodge offers comfortable accommodation for up to ten people in A-frame thatch chalet-bedrooms (one double, two twin and one new four-bed family room) - each with ensuite facilities.  A separate satellite thatch bar, lounge and dining area overlooks a lovely plunge pool and offers a panoramic view of Lake Kariba.  Relax in the shade of indigenous trees in the beautiful, landscaped garden.

All meals and local drinks are included and DSTV is available.  Extra activities can include fishing, game viewing by boat, a short drive to the Kariba dam wall and a sundowner up at Kariba Heights.


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Email: zulu@junglecomms.com
Web: www.hornbilllodge.com

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Jecha Point Fishing Lodge

At Jecha Point Fishing Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River, downstream from the border town of Chirundu, we offer exclusive, wild, yet accessible accommodation which is clean and comfortable and set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

The lodge can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in thatched chalets all with en-suite bathroom facilities and fans.  Four chalets sleep two guests each and our family chalet sleeps four adults.  Laundry is done on a daily basis.  Fully catered and semi-self catered options are available.

Jecha Point specializes in offering professional guiding to fly fishing enthusiasts focused on the mighty tiger fish and other exciting species.  We also also cater for conventional fisherman. 

We also offer photographic excursions (day trips) to Mana Pools, birding safaris, game walks, game viewing from an elevated platform and photographic boat cruises.

Our facilities are ideal as a quaint venue for small conferences and weddings and we offer personalised wedding planning and catering.

Guests visiting Jecha can expect to see wild elephants frequenting the camp on a daily basis, especially when the Acacia and Torchwood trees are in fruit.   The lodge is far enough away from Chirundu to have plenty of other game animals visiting the camp surrounds during the day and at night.  These can all be viewed safely from our elevated platform, which can seat up to 12 guests.

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Email: info@jechapoint.com
Web: www.jechapoint.com

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Lokuthula Lodges (Africa Albida Tourism)

Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) is a hospitality group offering the cream of Southern Africa’s tourism products.  Units include its flagship property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the exclusive Victoria Falls Safari Club, RCI Gold Crown Resort, Lokuthula Lodges and Ngoma Safari Lodge (Chobe, Botswana).  The luxurious Victoria Falls Safari Suites opened in December 2013.

Lokuthula Lodges 
Lokuthula Lodges are the highest quality and best located self-catering units in all of the Victoria Falls area. Set in a natural bush environment at the edge of the  Zambezi National Park and just 4 kilometres from the thundering Victoria Falls, these rustic thatched time-share lodges offer stylish comfort, flexibility and privacy and are an RCI* Gold Crown Resort (*Resort Condominium International), ranking the resort in the top 5% of 3,000 RCI resorts worldwide. 

The 2 and3-bedroomed lodges sleep 6 and 8 respectively, and are popular with families and groups as an affordable yet high quality accommodation option in Victoria Falls. The award-winning Boma – Place of Eating and MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant are located on the same resort complex.  

A bed and breakfast option is also available at Lokuthula Lodges. The bed & breakfast units are furnished in a similar style to the rooms at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge with breakfast being served at MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant (located in the central block of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge).  

Facilities at Lokuthula include a residents’ lounge with satellite TV, pool and children’s pool, children’s playground, trampoline and volleyball court.  All lodges are split-level and open-fronted (with blinds) and have fans, direct dial telephones and wonderful views of the surrounding bush area. A nearby waterhole facilitates free movement of wildlife between the national park and the lodges, placing guests in harmony with nature.

Guests staying at Lokuthula have access to facilities at the adjacent Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, including restaurant, bar, internet lounge, activities desk and complimentary coach shuttle service to the town centre and the Victoria Falls Rainforest.

See also:-

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Email: resweb@saflodge.co.zw
Web: www.africaalbidatourism.com

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Spurwing Island

Spurwing Island on Lake Kariba offers a variety of accommodation, which includes 11 tents with en suite bathrooms, 6 cabins and 3 chalets - stone under thatch rooms with en suite bathrooms.
Activities include scenic boat trips, game viewing in the Matusadona National Park by foot, boat or Landrover and fishing in the many gorgeous spots on the lake. The camp offers a relaxed family spot with no airs or graces. The thatched dining room is open to the breeze with a view of the surrounding lake.  There is a large pool to cool off in and a bar area looking out towards the Matusadona Mountains in the distance.

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Email: bookings@spurwing.co.zw
Web: www.spurwingisland.com

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View Zambezi Sands River Camp (Imvelo Safari Lodges)

Zambezi Sands River Camp (Imvelo Safari Lodges)

ZAMBEZI SANDS  is a brand new 16-bed tented camp situated on the banks of the Zambezi river, within the western part of the Zambezi National Park,  upstream from Victoria Falls.

Eight double or twin luxury tents have been built into the bush on raised wooden platforms at the water’s edge.    Each has its own private splash pool .  A four-bed family suite is being constructed and will be ready later in the year.  

The centrally-located main camp consists of a dining room, lounge and bar, with a shaded outdoor deck for alfresco dining experiences looking out over the river.

Zambezi Sands offers a wonderful combination of wildlife and river-based activities, whilst being conveniently close to the attractions of Victoria Falls itself.  On offer are game drives, game walks, canoeing and fishing, as well as tours of the Victoria Falls, shopping trips, a sunset cruise among the islands and a village visit and school tour.  Other Victoria Falls activities can be arranged on request.

Transfers from Victoria Falls are by vehicle (1.5 hours along the Zambezi River, or 45 mins through the forest). 

Imvelo Safari Lodges play a huge role in support of the local communities in the area including:
Employing local staff
Supporting local Primary and Secondary Schools and Clinics
Assisting with drilling wells for clean water supplies
Providing dental health care in the communities adjacent to Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls through an annual mobile Dental Safari, 
Distributing maize-seed and providing feeding programmes in times of drought.  
All this has a tremendous conservation spin off to the  area and wildlife as there is a direct linkage between the tourism benefits to local communities and wildlife conservation.

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Email: reservations@imvelosafarilodges.com
Web: www.imvelosafarilodges.com

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Msuna Island

Variety of fishing lodges (mostly self-catering) on Msuna Island in the Zambezi River upstream from Mlibizi. Fuel available and boats for hire.

Contact the following agent for more information and bookings:-

Africa Spectacular

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Email: afspec@yoafrica.com

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