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ZimParks Fees 2013
by WildZambezi.com

10-Jan-13

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The Zimbabwe's Parks and Wildlife Authority has issued its charges for wildlife-based tourism operations in 2013. 

We summarise those relevant to The Zambezi Valley (including Victoria Falls and Lake Kariba) as follows: 

 

QUERIES

Any queries or clarification regarding ZimParks fees can be address to tchipato@zimparks.co.zw

 

BOOKINGS: 
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 

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

 

CONSERVATION FEES 2013

VIC FALLS/ KARIBA/ZAMBEZI VALLEY
These cover entry into a Park.
Fees in US$ at 3 levels as follows: International; Regional (SADC); Local Residents.

Children 6-12 years (under 6 FREE)

Vic Falls Rainforest:  (NB per day)
Adult-US$30; US$20; US$7  
Child-US$10; US$8; US$4 
Vic Falls Zambezi: 
Adult-US$15; US$12; US$5
Child-US$8; US$6; US$3
Binga: 
Adult-US$10; US$8; US$3
Child-US$5; US$4; US$2
Chizarira: 
Adult-US$10; US$8; US$5
Child-US$5; US$4; US$3
Matusadona: 
Adult-US$15; US$12; US$5
Child-US$8; US$6; US$3
Chinhoyi Caves: 
Adult-US$10; US$8; US$3
Child-US$5; US$4; US$2
Kariba (Nyanyana): 
Adult-US$10; US$8; US$5
Child-US$5; US$4; US$3
Marongora:
Adult-US$10; US$8; US$5
Child-US$5; US$4; US$3
Rifa: 
Adult-US$10; US$8; US$3
Child-US$5; US$4; US$2
Mana Pools:  (NB per day)
Adult-US$20; US$15; US$8
Child-US$10; US$8; US$4
Sapi: 
Adult-US$10; US$8; US$3
Child-US$5; US$4; US$2
Chewore: 
Adult-US$10; US$8; US$5
Child-US$5; US$4; US$3
Dande: 
Adult-US$10; US$8; US$3
Child-US$5; US$4; US$2
Doma: 
Adult-US$10; US$8; US$3
Child-US$5; US$4; US$2

NOTE:  
All charges include 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) and 2% tourism levy where applicable.
Clients who enter into Parks Estate without paying entry/river usage fees shall be charged double the normal fees prescribed in this gazette.

1.    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

2.    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).

3.    Private visitors and Tour Operators’ clients for Mana Pools and Vic Falls Rainforest will pay a daily conservation fee

4.    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.

5.    Visitors accommodated in Parks facilities and those entering and continuously staying on a water body shall pay a single day entry/River Usage fees to cover up to 5 days (except for Mana Pools and Vic Falls Rainforest where a daily rates (as at 3 above) is applicable.)  River usage fees/person will only be charged where entry fees are not enforceable.    

6.    Resident Pensioner above 60 years to pay 50% on entry fees subject to production of Zimbabwean Citizen Identification documents.

7.    Children-
  (a) ALL children who are between 6 and 12 years old, pay reduced rates as shown above
  (b) ALL children under 6 years old, free
  (c) Teachers on educational tours with pre-school children shall pay 50% of adult conservation fees, while the bus shall pay the full amount.
  (d) Secondary School children and teachers on educational tours shall pay 50% of the adult conservation and river usage fees.
  (e) Primary School Children on educational tours shall pay US$1.00 per child and the teachers shall pay 50% of the adult. 

8.    For all 50% discounts on entry fees, if the client has no coin, children’s rates as in the entry fees schedule will apply.

 

OVERNIGHT FEES FOR BOAT CRUISE/HOUSEBOATS
Fees in US$ at 3 levels as follows: International; Regional (SADC); Local Residents.
All waterbodies:
Adult-US$8; US$6; US$3  (NB per day)
Child-US$3; US$2; US$1  (NB per day)

 

VEHICLE ENTRY FEES 

Cars/Pick-ups/4x4s:  Foreign registered: US$15;  Local registered: US$5 (US$3 in Doma, Sapi, Binga & Dande)
Minibuses (up to 25 people):  Non-Resident US$30; Resident US$15 (US$ 15 in Doma, Sapi, Binga & Dande)
Trailers:  Non-Resident US$10; Resident US$5  (US$3 in Doma, Sapi, Binga & Dande)
Caravans:  Non-Resident US$10; Resident US$5 (US$3 in Doma, Sapi, Binga & Dande)
NOTE: 
Buses - special permission is required and only for resident school children, senior Citizens and the disabled.
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.

NOTE:  Vehicles into Chinhoyi caves and Vic Falls Zambezi Camp lodges will not pay vehicle entry fees.


PARKS ACCOMMODATION FEES
Fees (per night) in US$ at 2 levels as follows: Non-Resident; Local

Vic Falls Zambezi:
Lodge 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$120; US$80
Bushcamps per person: US$15; US$10

Mana Pools:
Special Lodge 2 bedrooms 8 beds:  US$160; US$120
Standard Lodge 2 bedrooms 4 beds:  US$100; US$75
Standard Campsite/site (Nyamepi):  US$100; US$75
Exclusive Campsites/site:  US$150; US$115  (6 pp max – extras US$30 pp)
New Ndungu campsites per person:  US$30; US$15
Chitake Exclusive Camps/site:  US$200;  US$150 (6 pp max – extras US$30 pp)
Nyamepi Nos: 1,2,4,7,8,10,12,13 &14 per person:  US$20; US$10
Other Nyamepi sites as per Standard Campsite per site above: US$100; US$75

Matusadona:
Exclusive Lodge 9 beds: US$120; US$75
Exclusive Campsites/person:  US$25; US$15
Standard Campsite/person: US$15; US$10

Kariba (Nyanyana):
Lodge 3 bedrooms 6 beds:  US$90; US$75
Campsites /person:  US$8; US$5

Chinhoyi:
Developed Campsites /person:  US$8; US$5
Picnic (per site max 6 pp):  US$8; US$5

Chizarira:
Bush Camp/person:  US$25; US$10
Platform /person:  US$20; US$10

Chewore North:
Camping/person:  US$20; US$12

All Park Stations:
Hiring Extra Bed per night:  US$20; US$10

NOTES:
1. These fees are for overnight stay in the the lodges, chalets, cottages, camping and picnic facilities. 
2. Provided that where firewood is the only means of cooking, one bundle will be provided for free.
3. Guests who make bookings and occupy Parks accommodation for seven consecutive nights are entitled to one free night within the continuous period.
4. Accommodation fees are inclusive of 2% tourism levy and VAT.
5. Camping and picnic fees are charged per person unless otherwise specified. All ordinary sites take a maximum of 6 people and one vehicle, Exclusive and undeveloped sites maximum of 12 people and 2 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. Cancellation Policy:
a. Cancellation prior to 14 days   50% refund
b. Cancellation within 14 days   No refund

FIREWOOD per bundle   US$5

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

 

CONSERVATION FEES FOR MOONLIGHT VIEWING 
Fees in US$ at 2 levels as follows: Non-Resident; Local
Tour Operator’s Clients:  US$35; US$10
Walk In Clients: US$40; US$15
NOTE:
Children (under 12 years) shall pay half the appropriate adult fee.
Tour operators fee is only applicable if the Operator brings minimum of 15 people per month for moonlight viewing

 

PARK SERVICE AND USER FEES 
Hire of services of Authority employees for guided tours, walking and wilderness trails
(Maximum 6 people and a minimum of 3 people is required for this to take place)
Per hour or part thereof-

Guided tours (3 people or more)  
Non-residents:  US$10 per person per hour or part thereof
Residents:  U$5 per person per hour or part thereof 

Guided tours (less than 3 people)
Non-residents:  US$30 per hour or part thereof
Residents:  US$15 per hour or part thereof

Wilderness Trails (For more than one day, maximum of 6 people)
Non-residents:  US$50 for the first three days and US$40 per day thereafter.           
Residents: US$25 per day for the first 3 days and US$15 per person thereafter.     


FISHING: 
Ordinary Fishing permit Per Park per person, per day (maximum two rods & 3 hooks per day).  Bag limit of 5 fish per day.
Mana Pools/Lower Zambezi:  angler /day excluding river usage & conservation fees
Non-residents: US$20
Residents:  US$10

Lake Kariba: angler /day excluding river usage
Non-residents: US$10
Residents: US$5 

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

Angling and Motorised fishing:  angler /day including river usage fees
Non-residents: US$20;
Residents: US$10 


RIVER/LAKE USAGE FEES 
Please note that River Usage fees will only be paid where conservation fees are not enforceable. Therefore all clients accessing the Park through controlled entry points will only pay conservation fees and not river usage fees and vice versa.

Visitors overnighting on boats (e.g. houseboats) pay only Overnight Fees NOT Lake Usage Fees.
Fees in US$ at 3 levels as follows: International; Regional (SADC); Local

Boat Cruise Upper Zambezi:  US$10; US$10; US$5
Rafting/Canoeing/Kayaking/Parasailing:  US$10; US$10; US$5
Houseboat/Sailing Boats/Speed Boats 1-7 days( excluding fishing):  US$10; US$10; US$5
Other Areas/Speed Boats/Cruise Boats Kariba/person per day:  US$10; US$10; US$5
Sanyati/Ume Rivers  /person per day:  US$10; US$10; US$5
Binga: US$10; US$10; US$5

 

AERIAL GAME/SCENIC VIEWING
Fees in US$ (per person) at 2 levels as follows: Non-Resident; Local
Ultra-lite:  US$8; US$5
Fixed-wing:  US$8; US$5
Float-plane:  US$8; US$5
 

 

CANOEING:
Zambezi River Canoeing – Private & Tour Operator:
 
Non-residents: US$30/person/day (this includes US$20 on-river camping fees & US$10 River Usage fee)

Residents:  US$15/person/day (this includes US$10 on-river camping fees & US$5 River Usage fee)

Canoeing – other areas (per person per day)
Non-residents: US$ 10 plus conservation and camping fees/person/day
Residents:  US$5 plus conservation and camping fees/person/day

 

COMPETITIONS/EVENTS
Angling:
US$20.00 per person per day (includes river usage and/or conservation fees and fishing fees)
Rafting:  US$25.00 per person per day (includes river usage and entry fees).  Maximum 50 competitors.
Regatta:  US$25.00 per person per day (includes river usage and entry fees).  Maximum 50 competitors.
Sailing/Yachting:  US$15.00 per person per day (includes river usage and entry fees). 
Diving:  Non-residents: US$20.00/person/day; Residents: US$5/person/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
Use of Hangar per day:  US$30; US$20

FILMING PERMITS
Commercial, documentary and educational filming and photography (per day or part thereof)
Non-Residents:
a) Rainforest US$500/day
b) Other Areas US$350.00/day 
Residents:
a) Rainforest US$300.00/day
b) Other areas US$100.00 /day 
NOTE: 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. All filming crew to pay applicable conservation fees at 50% of the normal rate.


FINES/PENALTIES
Release of Impounded Items
Dingies - US$150.00
Fishing Rod - US$30.00

Note: All impounded assets will be disposed of after 3 months.

 

 

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