Zambezi Cruise & Safari
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STATEMENT BY THE ZIMBABWE TOURISM AUTHORITY ON THE STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 142 OF 2019: RESERVE BANK OF ZIMBABWE (LEGAL TENDER) REGULATIONS, 2019
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority would like to assure all visitors to Zimbabwe that the recently promulgated Statutory Instrument 142 of 2019: Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (Legal Tender) Regulations, 2019 will not negatively affect the travelling public, specifically foreign visitors. The regulations are meant for any transactions carried out within Zimbabwe, where it is now illegal to use foreign in hard cash. The legal tender shall be the Zimbabwe Dollar in both cash and electronic format.
Any freely convertible foreign currencies remain acceptable in Zimbabwe as follows:
1. Credit Cards are readily acceptable everywhere in Zimbabwe where the relevant arrangements have been made with the International Credit Card Companies such as VISA, MASTERCARD and others issued by different banks in the countries of origin of the travellers. Visitors are required to make the necessary arrangements with their banks before embarking on travel and when in the destination they need to look out for the logos of their respective credit cards. Please note that terms and conditions of the respective credit cards will apply and transactions are subject to the limits given by the banks. Service provider do have international credit card enable Point-of-Sale (POS) Machines.
2. Visitors may also withdraw local cash from international credit card enabled Automated Teller Machines (ATM’s) of the different banks. These
will be clearly marked international and will have the logos of the accepted credit card companies.
3. Foreign cash may be exchanged at the bank, bureau-de-change or any other authorised foreign currency dealers at the prevailing bank rates. Visitors may then use the so acquired local currency to transact. Visitors are however encouraged to use plastic money and only exchange amounts of money in cash that they anticipate to use. However, visitors may convert their money back to their foreign currency subject to prevailing terms and conditions. This may include proof in the prescribed format that one changed money upon their arrival.
4. Online payments and telegraphic transfers remain acceptable forms of payment in Zimbabwe
5. Visa fees where applicable are payable in foreign currency and may be paid in cash at any port of entry. The Government of Zimbabwe has an e-visa system and intending travellers may apply and pay for their visas online.
6. Tipping is not a commercial transaction and hence visitors are at liberty to tip the way they want. It becomes incumbent upon the recipient to ensure adherence to the foreign exchange regulations.
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has it from authoritative sources that reports circulating in certain sections of the social media purporting that police are authorised to stop and search people for foreign currency are untrue and should be dismissed with the contempt they deserve.
For any further information and/or clarifications and in cases of problems please contact the Head Corporate Affairs on +263 71 844 9067 and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority offices.
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE _______________________________________________________________________________________
4th July 2019 Harare, Zimbabwe
Air Zimbabwe and Mack Air announce launch of “FLAME LILY HOPPA” service
Mack Air and Air Zimbabwe signed an Agreement for the launch of the “Flame Lily Hoppa” domestic and regional air service in Harare, Zimbabwe on the 4th of July 2019.
The agreement outlines an integrated and synergistic operational and commercial partnership between the two airlines. This agreement includes the imminent launch of daily domestic scheduled air services between Victoria Falls, Harare and the major tourist destinations including Hwange, Kariba and Chiredzi. Additionally, the agreement includes services to camps and lodges within the environs of these major tourism hubs; on an anticipated per seat basis to service the lodge and camp clientele and drive additional tourism growth in these critical areas.
The Agreement also includes the launch of daily regional scheduled air services between Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Mozambique. These flights will initially focus on leveraging the historic tourism links between Zimbabwe and Botswana, obvious geographic positioning and thereby ensuring the inauguration of additional tourism circuit products, by operators and using a platform of integrated flights, services and links provided on the Flame Lily Hoppa.
Flights will be operated using a blend of brand new Cessna Grand Caravan EX operated by Mack Air and Embraer 145 jet aircraft from Air Zimbabwe.
Mack Air and Air Zimbabwe have also committed to supporting and spearheading the upgrade of both Kariba and Hwange Airports, alongside and in co-operation with the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and additional key stakeholders; in order to ensure the complete suitability of facilities for the region becoming a world class safari and recreational destination.
Engagement has been initiated with the International, Regional and Domestic Tourism Industry in order to ensure that all stakeholder interests are efficiently and effectively serviced. Additional announcements will be made in the coming weeks as these discussions further mature and crystallise.
About Air Zimbabwe Air Zimbabwe is the national carrier of Zimbabwe and has recently received delivery of its’ first Embraer 145 aircraft. This aircraft was acquired in order to support additional tourism arrivals in Zimbabwe and the subsequent launch of the Flame Lily Hoppa Service. Air Zimbabwe has been working tirelessly at restructuring operations in order to provide operating platform required to support the significant investment that has taken place in Zimbabwe during the course of the past twenty-four (24) months.
About Mack Air Mack Air is an independent, privately owned company that has been operating within the popular Okavango, Kalahari and surrounding tourism areas for the past twenty-five (25) years - almost exclusively servicing the tourist industry. Mack Air operates a fleet of in excess of twenty-four (24) aircraft and have in the past eighteen (18) months acquired seventeen (17) brand new Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft as well as a Citation M2 Jet to support additional operations within the region.
Neat, well maintained and small Dolphin Cruiser. Ideal for the small family get away!Read More
Silver Fox is a 52 ft Cruiser which caters for maximum 8 passengers but 6 for comfort.Read More
Exciting addition to our books The Royale offers a fully inclusive `walk on walk off ` option.
'The Royale' is tastefully decorated though out and offers three cabins all with own ablutions, salon area, modern fitted kitchen and outside relaxing/dining area. The entire boat has around the clock air conditioning – great tender boats for fishing and game viewing and experienced and pleasant crew. She is perfect for up to 6 passengers
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The Royal Game is among one of the most popular dolphin cruisers on the lake and can comfortably accommodate 6 guests. Recently repainted and meticulously maintained, this vessel is fitted out to a high specification and is ideal for smaller parties and couples. The accommodation consists of 2 air conditioned twin single bunks and the central dining area converts into a double cabin.
The Lady May Houseboat is a top of the range Monohull Cruiser, possibly the most luxurious in her catergory. Decorated with interior pine panelling, she is the Lady of the Lake. Beautiful and sleek, spacious and comfortable, fully air conditioned with finishing's and furnishings fit for the Corporate and Executive client and those who seek the ultimate experience in upmarket houseboat holidays.
In all Driftwood is more than the name suggests, being a clean and comfortable 41 ft. dolphin cruiser that is ideal for smaller parties. The vessel comprises 1 luxury double cabin en suite, a second cabin with twin single bunks and the saloon area that is convertible into a third cabin.Read More
This popular 48ft cruiser is beautifully appointed and offers all the comforts required for a relaxing time on the lake. Ideal for family groups, she has dining facilities on deck and in the air conditioned salon.Read More
Par Excellence ranks among the most exclusive, fully air conditioned boats on the Lake and caters for that special client with sheer luxury in mind. The vessel accommodates 8 guests comfortably in 4 en suite cabins, and the top deck bar, Jacuzzi and sundeck never fail to impress.Read More
Lady Rue is a well maintained and comfortable cruiser with plenty of room for the 6 to 8 passenger groups. Lady Rue has three cabins, two with double beds, and the other cabin has single bunks. The main cabin has an en-suite bathroom, toilet and wash basin, whilst the other two cabins share a shower, toilet and wash basin. There are 12 volt fans in the cabins, and each bunk has a reading light. On the main deck is the wheelhouse which has a well equipped galley. On the middeck is dining area with a fold-out table and couch fitted.
Bizzy Lizzie is a 40ft Dolphin cruiser. She can take up to 8 passengers but 6 for comfort. There is a big double cabin with 2 twin beds on the lower deck and extra bedding in the dining area. Perfect for the smaller group of people.Read More
Domba is a well maintained and comfortable cruiser with plenty of room for the 6 to 8 passenger group having three en suite cabins; two with a three quarter size bed in each, and the third having two single bunks.Read More
Viking is a very comfortable, fully air-conditioned up-market cruiser accommodating up to 8 guests in two en suite cabins, one with a double bed and the second with two single beds. The State room can be converted into a third cabin, and can accommodate 3 guests.
Kariba star is a well maintained and comfortable dolphin cruiser that caters comfortably for 6 guests in two twin cabins.The galley and dining area are combined on the lower deck with ample cold space and fully fitted kitchen. There is a comfortable shaded top deck area with seating and enough space for extra sleeping accommodation.Read More
Titamberei is a clean and comfortable air conditioned dolphin cruiser, ideal for smaller parties and couples. At 44 ft. the vessel can accommodate up to 8 guests; however it is recommended that numbers be limited to 6 for comfortRead More
New on our books, Conquest is a totally refurbished and neat Cruiser. She can cater for 8 people, but 6 for comfort. Our promotional price is $300 per night, dry boat.Read More
Corsaro is a very upmarket Cruiser she is 5 star in every way with the crew, layout and finishes.Read More
Mbuya is a 54ft Cabin Cruiser who can accomodate 8 guests comfortably.Read More
Lorna D is a well maintained cruiser with a practical layout and has a total of four cabins, two of which are en suite.Read More
Power Sails is an upmarket 65ft single steel hull air-conditioned cruiser powered by two Volvo Penta inboard motors. Six guests are accommodated in 1 en suite double cabin and 2 twin cabins which share a shower and toilet, while the remaining guests sleep on the sheltered upper deck.
Taipan is a 60 ft. double decked pontoon houseboat with 3 twin cabins that all open out onto the Lake. This makes for a pleasant atmosphere especially with a lake breeze blowing.Read More
Tantalika is a comfortable child friendly family pontoon houseboat.
Spacious airconditioned cabins with fans and large sliding doors facing the lake.
Upstairs dining and bar area with splash pool and loungers.
Owner run and managed, maintained on a regular basis. A safe and reliable cruise.
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Phillipa houseboat is an up market pontoon that accomodates up to 12 passengers in 2 double and 2 twin cabins, with the spacious upper deck having comfortable seating and splash pool.
Ilios is a comfortable, well planned and laid out 45ft pontoon houseboat that is licenced to carry up to 12 passengers, however we recommend a maximum of 8 pax for comfort, ideal for families. The vessel is furnished in dark wood and comprises 2 double cabins and 1 family cabin.
Tehillah is a unique boat with open-fold sides to give a total living space of 320msq. You never feel confined when you are on the boat as there is always a place to relax and a view to enjoy.
Tehillah is a 15 metre long pontoon boat. Designed for open spacious coolness it has lower deck “walls” that can be opened out extending the lower deck by 1.8 metres in width to make the boat a total of 8 metres wide. These extended floors have fold up railings making the boat very safe for adults and children.She is registered for 14 PAX and has 4 Double cabins, 2 showers and 2 toliets.
The Utopia is a well-appointed and maintained mono-hull cruiser with a comfortable and well planned layout consisting of three separate decks.
Baobab is a beautiful 72ft cruiser with 4 tastefully furnished en-suite cabins. She is tastefully furnished and decorated.Read More
Mtepatepa is a comfortable mono hull type houseboat. She has 3 cabins. Two of the cabins have double beds and the third cabin, 2 bunk beds (4 x singles). There is a shower next to the 3 cabins and 2 toilets on main deck. As well as a shower on the outer lower platform. New gas geysers have been installed on both showers. Each cabin has fitted cupboards and is fully equipped with bedding & fans.
This Is It is a newly refurbished twin float pontoon boat to return to the water in July. She has 6 double, fully air-conditioned, enclosed and en-suite cabins that can comfortably accomodate a maximum of 12 people. Two of the cabins have their own private balcony areas. The crew of 4, are trained to give you personalised service that will ensure that your stay on their boat is memorable.Read More
A large and comfortable 65 foot pontoon houseboat with 3 fresh and modern double cabins. The covered top deck has a lovely spacious lounge/dining room area with a good bar and bench seats perfect for lounging in. There is also a splash pool with sunbeds surrounding it, which are at the front of the boat and are not undercover. There are a further 4 wheel based sunbeds at the back of the boat. The lower deck has a small chill out area which is undercover at the front of the boat. The adjacent lounge/breakfast area has 2 fold down double beds. There are two spacious bathrooms on board, each with a shower, toilet and basin. There are separate facilities for the crew.Read More
African Queen is a well kept pontoon that is very neat and comfortable. Ideal for 8 – 12 people although not particularly child friendly for those less than 4 years old, mainly due to wide gaps between side railings. Would suit children +4 years of age. She has plenty of enclosed lower deck space and the upper deck is split between open and unshaded seating areas and an enclosed bar and comfortable seating area at the front of the boat.Read More
Harmony is a clean and comfortable 65 ft mono hull cruiser, offering accommodation for 8 guests in cabins and living space split between a covered lower deck and partially covered top deck.Read More
Philadelphia is a safari style pontoon type houseboat. She is practically laid out and elegantly finished. This boat is ideal for groups looking for a combination of space, comfort with the added element of luxury. She is suitable for children and elderly guests due to her secure railings and neat design.
Mirabel Houseboat is a top of the range Monohull Cruiser. Beautifully finished off with pine panelling and carpets throughout. Beautiful and sleek, spacious and comfortable, fully air conditioned with finishing's and furnishings fit for the Corporate and Executive client and those who seek the ultimate experience in upmarket houseboat holidays.
OB Joyful is a well kept pontoon that is very neat and comfortable. Ideal for 12 people, although not particularly child friendly for those less than 4 years old, mainly due to wide gaps between side railings.Read More
Meremaid is a well kept pontoon that is very neat and comfortable. Ideal for 8 - 12 people although not particularly child friendly for those less than 4 years old, mainly due to wide gaps between side railings.Read More
Mirimba is a very comfortable and well maintained cruiser and she can take up to 12 passengers.Read More
Rendezvous is a great pontoon houseboat for 12 people with 5 cabins.Read More
Karibeer is an awesome spacious family pontoon houseboat. She has a top deck with dining/bar area with a splash pool and loungers. The bottom deck has airconditioned cabins and fans.
Owner run and managed on a regular basis. Quiet Generator and outboard motors.
First Class Crew
Nyati is a spacious, well maintained pontoon houseboat with extremely comfortable furnishings, top deck Jacuzzi and a capacity for 14 passengers.
Costs: Offers 3 different options (Dry, Wet and full inclusive) - Please enquireRead More
This lovely well maintained mid-range double decked pontoon syle houseboat will be available for hire from 1st January 2017 from Kariba. The crew are fantastic and the boat is very spacious and considered child-friendly.Read More
Karibezi is a five star,fully airconditioned 70 ft triple deck pontoon style houseboat that has been newly refurbished and launched in August 2010
Please enquire for rates.Read More
A well appointed cruiser. Designed to take two families she, has two similar master suites and mid ships cabins for six adults or youngsters. There are extra mattresses and bedding to sleep on the top deck under the stars if required.Read More
Drifter is a spacious, well designed and maintained pontoon houseboat that offers accommodation for 8 guests in four en suite cabins. The remaining 8 guests may choose to sleep in the open on the large covered top deck.Read More
Zambuka is a great comfortable, child friendly family pontoon houseboat. Airconditioned cabins with fans and large sliding doors overlooking the lake.
Spacious upstairs area with large dining room table, hand crafted wooden bar, with mini ice-maker. Splash pool and loungers.
Owner run and managed, maintained on a regular basis. Safe and reliable cruising.
First Class Crew.
Sundowner is a comfortable, spacious upmarket pontoon houseboat.
Stylishly decorated cabins with airconditioning and fans as well as sliding doors offering an amazing view of the lake.
Large upstairs area with 16 seater wooden dining room table, teak bar, splash pool and loungers.
Owner run and managed, safe and reliable cruising.
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P-10 is one of the top boats on Lake Kariba, she is a luxury 5 star Cruiser that can take up to 24 passengers but 16 for comfort. There are 5 cabins of which 1 Double is en-suite and the other 4 Doubles have a basin and shower + a single bunk. There are 4 additional bathrooms. P-10 is a very spacious, child friendly and well maintained boat.Read More