Conservation Fee ( Swaziland )

Conservation Fee in the Big Game Parks                                   
The Kingdom of Swaziland’s Big Game Parks (BGP) is, first and foremost, a conservation entity dedicated to both restoring animals forced into local extinction and preserving existing fauna and flora.  In order to sustainably achieve its conservation mission, BGP aims to lobby for the expansion of protected areas. With a conservation mission encompassing both wildlife and people, it is equally important to provide the opportunity for visitors to experience Swazi wildlife and thus, tourism is intrinsically linked to the conservation success. Conservation therefore relies on a conservation fee to support its hungry mandate and this fee comes in the form of the entrance fee which has traditionally remained very low, in addition to being a once-off fee per stay. In order to remain in line with the international standards set by SANParks, the most effective way to increase funds in light of the challenging tourism climate is to implement a daily conservation fee, which remains at E40 (ZAR40). The daily conservation fee will come into effect on 1 December 2012 and will be calculated on a per night basis.