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Victoria Falls...Visa or Mastercard??

Belfast
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Victoria Falls...Visa or Mastercard??

Hi

We are staying at the resort and have read a few posts that any other cards other than Visa are not acceptable. We will have US dollars with us too, but will obviously have plastic with us too for back up payment.

Does anyone have first hand experience??...ie we offer to pay by Mastercard, is it likely to be refused??

Thanks

Boydy

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1. Re: Victoria Falls...Visa or Mastercard??

hi Boydy,

Are you staying on the Zambian or Zimbabwean side?

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2. Re: Victoria Falls...Visa or Mastercard??

Hi Venues4Africa

we are staying at Zambezi Sun, which is in Zambia...I believe there is a resort in the vicinity which you book your water rafting/safari/sundowner cruises etc. To pay cash for all these may too much, we dont know yet.

I dare say we'll walk over to Zim side, but prob just for the view, or maybe the booking offices are in Zim side??

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big island hawaii
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4. Re: Victoria Falls...Visa or Mastercard??

Master Card is no longer accepted anywhere in Zimbabwe as of 1/1/07. (MasterCard's decision) Should be o.k. in Zambia.

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5. Re: Victoria Falls...Visa or Mastercard??

Hmmm. I just have made a booking at the Kingdom Hotel on the Zimbabwe Side, guaranteed and paid by mastercard. No word about Mastercard not being accepted anymore. (It is a Mastercard issued by a Swiss Bank, though...)

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6. Re: Victoria Falls...Visa or Mastercard??

From AfricZim and other sites: (VicFalls Hotel etc.)

Credit Cards are only accepted by some restaurants, hotels and few service providers. Visa Cards can be used to draw a limited amount of Zimbabwe Dollar at the local Standard Bank ‘ATM’ at one tenth of the unofficial rate.

**With effect from 1 January 2007 MasterCard transactions will no longer be accepted in Zimbabwe. Only VISA, DINERS and AMEX cards will be accepted.

Maybe your booking went through a country other than Zimbabwe

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