Payment & Currency
Once you have decided on dates, we will need a 25% deposit to confirm the booking for full board packages, or a 50% deposit on accommodation only bookings.
Advance payments can be made into our Zambian bank account by wire transfer, cash deposit or by card through Direct Pay Online.
We do not accept payment through Transferwise, PayPal, Western Union or any other third party payment company other than 3G Direct Pay Online who we trust, and who's charges are transparent and known.
Please keep in mind that many banks route international payments through correspondent banks in the USA, and we have seen many times where these banks take charges over and above what the sending bank will charge you, normally in the region of $15 to $45 per transfer. We recommend speaking to your bank about this before making the transfer, as we have a contract with our bank that no fees are charged to us on incoming funds, and therefore we cannot be responsible for payments that arrive in our account less than expected.
We would like you to know in advance that the card transactions attract a 5% bank charge.
Once in the lodge we accept payment in Kwacha (ZMK), USD, Euros and GBP as well as by VISA credit or debit card. However, due to forgery issues, we cannot accept US Dollars printed before 2007.
The only extras that are not included in the packages are
1) Park fees ($25 per person for international guests, $20 for Residents and 50zmk for citizens of Zambia) per day of entry into the park. The hours of entry are 6am to 6pm.
2) Bar tabs 3) Wi-Fi
Please note that if you pay your park entry fees to us, we have to pay VAT on them so it would work out more expensive. We recommend bringing cash in USD or Kwacha for this to save the extra VAT charge.