Zimbabwe Currency Declaration Form for Visitors
I just received this information from SOAZ (Safari Operators Assn of Zimbabwe):
Please be advised that upon arrival in Zimbabwe, you will be required to fill out a Currency Declaration Form to state how much currency you are bringing into Zimbabwe. You will be given a copy. Upon departure you will be required to show the copy.
You already do a similar procedure with your weapons coming in and out of the country.
The Currency Declaration is apparently to stop what the authorities believe to be a loophole whereby Operators are trying to get clients to take out money for them. Since in the current economic climate the Operators are seldom in a position to send out large sums of money , this is erroneous, but arguing with authorities is a dead-end.
The best thing is to advise you of what is likely to be asked of you and to re-assure you that you are not about to be arrested or anything else dramatic. You are perfectly safe- just try not to lose your copy of the Declaration Form until you leave the country.