TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Terms of and Conditions Lights on Africa Destinations & Safaris
Bookings and subsequent contracts shall be deemed to have been concluded in Tanzania and shall be interpreted according to the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania.
The Company reserves the right to decline any booking without outlining the reasons for it.
DEPOSIT & PAYMENT
A 35% deposit is required to secure a booking. This deposit forms part of the payment for the trip and shall be offset to the total amount charged to the client/agent.
If the full amount is not paid at least six (6) weeks prior to departure, the Company reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled and the deposit shall be forfeited.
When to book your Safaris: It is better to book as far in advance as possible to ensure availability of rooms and other services at the time you wish to travel, especially during the peak seasons (July & August and Christmas time). This is especially important for those wishing to travel on private custom safaris and those adding extensions to the scheduled trips.
Clients/Agents booking within six (6) weeks of tour departure are required to pay the full amount immediately to secure the reservation.
All bank charges are to be settled by the client or agent respectively. This includes transaction fees charged by our bank.
The amount shown on the invoice is the amount that needs to reflect in our account and should bank charges have been deducted, we would have to invoice you subsequently.
Transportation: The Company may, at its discretion, use Land Cruiser, Land Rover, Min-buses or any other suitable transport subject to weather and other condition ( a request for a specific type of vehicle will be considered). The company reserves the right to employ the service of subcontractors. English/French and Spanish driver guides are provided. All tours start and end in Arusha.
For amendments of existing bookings done by the client/ agent (e.g. departure dates, air tickets, accommodation, number of participants etc) a handling fee of 50 USD per booking applies. The handling fee will be charged in addition to the service provider fees.
Cancellations must be sent in writing to the office that confirmed the reservation. Cancellations shall only be effective from the date of receipt of cancellation by the booking office. In case of a booking cancellation, the Company shall return the full deposit.
If a booking is cancelled the client is subject to a cancellation fee as follows:
until 3 months prior to departure – 25% Cancellation Fee
3-2 months prior to departure – 50% Cancellation Fee
2-1 months prior to departure – 75% Cancellation Fee
less than a 1 month prior to departure – 100% Cancellation Fee
The Company reserves the right to cancel any tour at its sole and absolute discretion, without prior notification in instances where this is unavoidable. However, in that case the Company agrees to refund all monies already paid by the client. This shall be the Company’s sole responsibility to the client and no claim for any damages, howsoever arising, shall accrue against the company.
PASSPORTS, VISAS & TRAVEL PAPERS
It is the client’s sole responsibility to ensure that passports, visas, health certificates, proof of vaccinations and any other documentation required are all in order for the countries to be visited.
The Company cannot be held liable for any consequences, damages or claims if the client does not attend correctly to the client’s documentation and related matters prior to commencement of the tour.
All customers travelling with Lights on Africa are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance.
The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure.
During travel the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation and repatriation cover.
At any time, all baggage and personal effects are at the client’s responsibility and the Company does not accept any liability for any loss or damage of any personal effects, howsoever arising.
Clients are entitled to one bag of not more than 15 kg (backpack or soft bag – no hardtop suitcase) and a daypack. The Company reserves the right to refuse excess baggage. Please notice that on our trekking tours and on some “bush” flights other baggage regulations may apply.
The client accepts that all tours are of an adventurous nature and involve an element of personal risk. Neither