Latest Drone Laws in Zimbabwe

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Drone Regulation Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

Yes, it is allowed.

Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is required.

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.

Does the drone need a badge?


Maximum Altitude:

120 meters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from the Airports.

Drone Laws in Zimbabwe


When you decide to travel and fly your drone in Zimbabwe you need to be informed about the drone regulations about this. Always read the latest rules and information on the official web pages.

Main responsive authorities

 Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ)

Contacts / +263 4 585 073

Latest Drone Laws in Zimbabwe

Our advice is always to be up to date with the latest news and conditions before you decide and perform a drone flight. After that, you must keep also the drone laws in Zimbabwe listed bellow.

In Zimbabwe, there are some specific rules for foreigners.

You have to apply to the CAAZ at least 30 days in advance and you have to provide the following information: 

 – Name and Address of the drone’s owner. 

 – Exact weight and specs of the drone. 

 – The purpose of the usage of the drone in Zimbabwe. 

 – The serial number of the drone, the model, and its manufacture. 

 – Full details about the planned flight. 

 – Once you get this advanced approval you have to obtain a TIP (Temporary Import Permit). 

General Drone Laws in Zimbabwe

 – You have to keep the VLOS (Visual Line Of Sight) during the entire flight.  

 – If you are a citizen who wants to fly a drone – you need to obtain Approval from the CAAZ.

 – If you are a foreigner – see the section above. 

 – Max allowed altitude – 120 meters. 

 – Max allowed distance to the pilot – 500 meters. 

 – Drone insurance – required. 

 – For flying at night – you need to have a permit from the CAAZ.


Some tourist travel tips for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is an amazing country that has a lot to offer a traveler – extremely beautiful landscapes, rich and varied tropical scenery, exciting adventures, rafting, safaris, African music, and dancing. For anyone who wants to experience the best that Africa has to offer, Zimbabwe is the perfect destination.

Start your tour of the country from the capital Harare, which is also the largest city in Zimbabwe. It is not only the capital but also the heart of the nation in almost every respect. The city is spacious and beautiful. If you visit it in September or October, you will see how the numerous jacaranda trees bloom – purple flowers cover the branches and color the streets when their flowers begin to fall. The result is a colorful city with purple streets and parks, strewn with pink, red, blue, and white spots.

Harare Gardens is the largest park in the city. There you will see a miniature copy of the rainforest, including models of the famous Victoria Falls and the Zambezi Gorge. The city has many other parks and gardens, as well as countless outdoor pubs and cafes where you will enjoy your time. In the center is the shopping area and several streets that are closed to cars, so you can enjoy walking around the shops. Only 5 km from the center of Harare is the largest market center and Mbare Musica – the busiest bus station in the country. The traffic in the capital is quite heavy. The city will attract you with its skyscrapers, cheap shops and hotels, and active nightlife, which is concentrated mainly to the west of the commercial part.

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