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Zimbabwe National Parks fees 2014

national parks and wildlifeThe Zimbabwe’s Parks and Wildlife Authority has issued its charges for wildlife-based tourism operations in 2014.

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 addressed to tchipato@zimparks.co.zw or

cmushunje@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 2014

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 50% (under 6 FREE)

NB:  See NOTES below for further clarification of this schedule.

Vic Falls Rainforest:

Day: S$30; US$20; US$7

Vic Falls Rainforest Moonlight Trips

Pre-booked with Tour Operator – US$35 (non-resident); US$10 (resident)

Walk-in clients – US$40 (non-resident); US$15 (resident)

Vic Falls Zambezi:
Day: US$15; US$12; US$5
If accommodated: US$8; US$6; US$3

Hwange (Main, Robins, Sinamatella):

Day: US$20; US$15; US$5

If accommodated: US$10; US$8; US$3

Binga:

Day: US$10; US$8; US$3
If accommodated (once-off fee every 5 days)
Chizarira:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$5
If accommodated (once-off fee every 5 days)
Matusadona:
Day: US$15; US$12; US$5
If accommodated: US$8; US$6; US$3
Chinhoyi Caves:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$3
If accommodated (once-off fee every 5 days)
Kariba (Nyanyana):
Day: US$10; US$8; US$5
If accommodated (once-off fee every 5 days)
Marongora/RIFA:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$5
If accommodated (once-off fee every 5 days)
Mana Pools:
Day: US$20; US$15; US$8
If accommodated: same as above
Sapi:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$5
If accommodated (once-off fee every 5 days)
Chewore:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$5
If accommodated (once-off fee every 5 days)
Dande:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$3
If accommodated (once-off fee every 5 days)
Doma:
Day: US$10; US$8; US$3
If accommodated (once-off fee every 5 days)

NOTES:
All charges include 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) and 2% tourism levy where applicable.
Clients who enter into Parks Estate without paying conservation/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 will pay a daily conservation fee in the following Parks:  VIC FALLS RAINFOREST, ZAMBEZI, HWANGE, MATUSADONA, MANA POOLS, GONAREZHOU & MATOBO.   Visitors staying in Zimparks accommodation or campsites will pay a reduced daily conservation fee in most cases (with a few exceptions) – see schedule.

4.  In all other Parks, day visitors will pay a daily conservation fee, or if staying in Parks accommodation/ facilities, will pay conservation fees once every 5 days.

5.    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.

6.    River usage fees/person will only be charged where conservation fees are not enforceable. Therefore all clients accessing a Park through controlled entry points will only pay conservation fees and not river usage fees and vice versa.

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

8.    Children-
(a) ALL children who are between 6 and 12 years old, pay 50% of the fees 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 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 rate.

9.  Pre-school children on educational tours shall pay US$0.50/person as conservation fees.

10.    For all 50% discounts on entry fees, if the client has no coin, the rates will be rounded up to the nearest dollar.

VEHICLE ENTRY FEES

Cars/Pick-ups/4x4s:  Foreign registered: US$10;  Local registered: US$5 (US$3 in Doma, Binga & Dande)
Minibuses (up to 25 people):  Non-Resident US$30; Resident US$15
Trailers:  Non-Resident US$10; Resident US$5  (US$3 in Doma, Binga & Dande)
Caravans:  Non-Resident US$10; Resident US$5 (US$3 in Doma, Binga & Dande)
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, Vumba, Ewanrigg and Zambezi Camp lodges will not pay vehicle entry fees.

VEHICLE ENTRY FEES – FOREIGN TOUR OPERATORS

Vehicle entry fees for Foreign Tours Operators pertain to entry fees into the Park for purposes of handing over clients to a local operator ONLY.

PLEASE NOTE, FOREIGN OPERATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO OPERATE IN THE PARKS ESTATE.

Vehicles with maximum 19 seats – US$100

Vehicles from 20-25 seats – US$120

Caravans – US$150

Trailers – US$50

Buses – for whitewater rafting – US$50

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

NB:  See NOTES below for further clarification of this schedule.

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

Hwange

Picnic sites/overnight use/Site Shumba, Ngweshla, Masuma, Deteema, Kennedy 1   US$150; US$115

(Max 6 people, any extra to be charged US$25 per person.

Hwange (Main Camp)

Lodge 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$100; US$75

Lodge 1 bedroom 2 beds: US$75; US$50

Cottage 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$75; US$50

Cottage 1 bedroom 2 beds: US$60; US$40

Chalet 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$60; US$40

Chalet 1 bedroom 2 beds: US$35; US$20

Hwange (Sinamatella)

Lodge 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$100; US$75

Lodge 1 bedroom 2 beds: US$75; US$50

Chalet 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$60; US$40

Chalet 1 bedroom 2 beds: US$35; US$20

Campsites per person:  US$15: US$10

Hwange (Nantwich)

2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$150; US$75

Hwange (Robins)

Lodge 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$75; US$50

Chalet 2 bedrooms 4 beds: US$60; US$40

Chalet 1 bedroom 2 beds:  US$35; US$20

Chizarira:
Bush Camp/person:  US$25; US$10
Matusadona:

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

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

Kariba (Nyanyana):
Lodge 3 bedrooms 6 beds:  US$90; US$75
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 1 & 2 & Chitake 2 campsites per person:  US$30; US$15
Chitake Exclusive Camps/site:  US$200;  US$150 (6 pp max – extras US$30 pp)

Nyamepi Nos: 1,2,4,7,8,10,12,14, 15, 26 & 28 per person:  US$20; US$10
Other Nyamepi sites as per Standard Campsite per site above: US$100; US$75

Chewore North:

Camping/person:  US$20; US$12

All Park Stations:
Hiring Extra Bed per night:  US$20; US$15

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 (for foreigners) and 2% levy and VAT for locals.
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. Accommodation shall be charged per lodge per night, unless otherwise indicated

9. Cancellation Policy:  a. Cancellation prior to 14 days- 50% refund;  b. Cancellation within 14 days -   No refund  c. Alteration of booking prior to 30 days – 15% admin fees

FIREWOOD:  US$5 per bundle

BUSH DINNER SITES:  US$10/person (non-residents); US$5/person (residents)

RIVER/LAKE USAGE FEES:    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.

Boat Cruise Upper Zambezi :  Per person per day US$10; US$10; US$5

Rafting/Canoeing:  Per person per day US$10; US$10; US$5
Houseboat/Sailing Boats going for more than one day/night (excluding fishing): Per person per day US$8 US$6; US$3
Other Areas/Speed Boats/Cruise Boats Kariba: Per person per day:  US$10; US$10; US$5

Sanyati/Ume Rivers:  Per person per day:  US$10; US$10; US$5
Binga: Per person per day US$10; US$10; US$5

CANOEING:
Lower 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 fees/person/day
Residents:  US$5 plus conservation fees/person/day

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

FISHING:

Fees for fishing in the Parks Estate are mostly payable on a daily, per person basis, but in some cases, weekly, monthly or yearly charges are applicable. Ordinary Fishing permit Per Park per person, maximum two rods & 3 hooks per day, bag limit of 5 fish per day.

Mana Pools/Lower Zambezi:

excluding river usage fees

Day:  Non-residents: US$10; Residents: US$5

Lake Kariba:

excluding river usage fees

Day:  Non-residents: US$10; Residents: US$5

Week: Residents only: US$20

Month: Residents only: US$60

Year: Residents only: US$600

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

Angling and Motorised fishing:

per angler, including river usage fees

Day:  Non-residents: US$20; Residents: US$10

Week: Residents only: US$40

Month: Residents only: US$120

Year: Residents only: US$1200

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 client per hour or part thereof
Residents: U$5 per client 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

Hire of service (other)

Per Parks employee per hour (or part thereof) US$20

Per day (or part thereof) US$50 plus T & S allowances.

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

Rhino Walking Trails:
Non-residents:  US$70 per client per day
Residents:  US$40 per client per 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

Commercial flights per landing: US$150; US$50
Use of Hangar per day:  US$30; US$20

AERIAL GAME/SCENIC VIEWING

Fees in US$ (per person) at 2 levels as follows: Non-Resident; Local
Ultra-lite:  US$8 per client (non residents)
Fixed-wing:  US$8; US$5
Helicopter:  US$10; US$5

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$20.00 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).

Marathon & Cycling Competitions:

Vic Falls Marathon US$200 per day excluding conservation fees

Vic Falls Cycling Event: US$500 excluding conservation fees.
Diving:  Non-residents: US$100.00/person/day; Residents: US$10/person/day

After Tournament Functions:

Kariba Tiger Tournament US$1500,00

Other Areas: US$500.00

FILMING PERMITS

Commercial, documentary and educational filming and photography (per day or part thereof)
Non-Residents:
a) Rainforest, Hwange, Mana Pools  US$500/crew/day
b) Other Areas US$350/crew/day
c) Moonlight filming US$1500/crew/prescribed hours
d) Night filming US$850/crew/night

Residents:

a) Rainforest, Hwange, Mana Pools  US$300/crew/day
b) Other Areas US$100/crew/day
c) Moonlight filming US$1000/crew/prescribed hours
d) Night filming US$850/crew/night
NOTE:

a) 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.

b) All filming crew to pay applicable entry fees at 50%of the normal rate. Crew is maximum of 6 members only.

FINES/PENALTIES
Release of Impounded Items

Vehicles/motorised equipment – Non-residents US$2000; Residents US$1000
Dingies – US$50.00
Fishing Rod – US$20.00

Note: All impounded assets will be charged a 20% storage fee based on the value of the item.

From : Wildzambezi.

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