Terms & Conditions: Small Group, Luxury, Executive Plus, Family & Solo Safaris

These America To Africa Safari USA, LLC (“A2A Safari”) Terms and Conditions apply to group tours including Luxury Small Group, Solo, Executive Safari, Family Safari,  as well as Group Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions, departing between November 1, 2018 and November 31, 2019. For all other terms and conditions, please refer to a2asafari.com

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

All group safaris are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two (2) persons unless noted on the itinerary. Guaranteed departures will operate except only in cases of force majeure, which could include any major world event adversely affecting international travel patterns or other circumstances beyond A2A Safari’s control.

INCLUDED IN TOURS

All accommodations, meals and fully guided sightseeing (including park and entrance fees) as noted in the itinerary; airport transfers to/from hotel/ship in the first/last published city regardless of day of arrival and departure (on Extensions, transfers may be included on start and end dates only); services of A2A Safari Resident Tour Director or appropriate guide on Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions; coffee/tea/soft drinks/water at included meals; local wine and beer at all designated welcome and farewell dinners and with all lunches and dinners.  local bottled water during sightseeing; porterage of up to two (2) pieces of baggage; complimentary Internet access (where available on mobile camp, and at lodges; service levels are not guaranteed); hotel taxes; and gratuities throughout, except to the Resident Tour Director/Extension guide/East Africa safari driver-guides.

LUXURY SMALL GROUP ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS:

A2A Safari’s Travelling Bell Boy Service is provided; however, because of security regulations, this service may be limited at airports. A2A Safari’s Traveler’s Valet includes laundry service for eight (8) pieces (excludes Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions and Climb Kilimanjaro). Dry cleaning is not included. A2A Safari’s Breakfast in Bed service is included on Luxury Small Group up to two times per journey (limitations may apply for Solo travelers safari ).

East Africa Safaris Additional Inclusions:

Medical evacuation service, when available, including air transportation to medical care facilities, is included within Kenya and Tanzania. For Climb Kilimanjaro program participants, medical evacuation is included from the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro to Nairobi. Hospitalization and medical expenses are at an additional cost.

NOT INCLUDED IN TOURS

A2A Safari’s Guest Protection Program; international and internal airfares, unless otherwise noted; costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas; reciprocity and other border fees; airport departure taxes, unless otherwise noted; excess baggage charges; gratuities to the Resident Tour Director/Extension guide/East Africa safari driver-guides; meals other than those specified in the itinerary; room service (except on selected itinerary); beverages other than those noted in inclusions above; sightseeing not included in the published itinerary; and personal expenses such as laundry (except for A2A Safari’s Traveler’s Valet as noted), communication charges, Internet access for all trains; and optional activities (which are subject to availability).

HOTEL CHECK-IN

Most hotels allow check-in to take place during the mid afternoon. Should you wish to have a guaranteed room ready for your immediate check-in upon arrival, it can be arranged for an additional charge. Please ask A2A Safari for details and prices.

ROOM UPGRADES/SPECIAL REQUESTS

Upgrades are available on request at individual hotels. Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking rooms and special dietary needs should be advised at time of booking. Please note that while every effort will be made to secure a special request, it cannot be guaranteed.

ITINERARIES

A2A Safari reserves the right to modify program itineraries, including arranged sightseeing, and substitute accommodations, including vessels, aircraft and trains, at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond A2A Safari’s control. Every effort will be made to operate itineraries as planned, but alterations may occur after the final itinerary has been issued.

AIR TRANSPORTATION

International airfare (to the tour starting point and from the ending point) is not included in program pricing. A2A Safari has special agreements with many air carriers and can offer quotations from any gateway. Some tours require internal flights as specified in the itinerary. This airfare is typically not included and must be purchased from A2A Safari in addition to the tour. In the instance where charter flights are used and seating is limited, A2A Safari reserves the right to substitute and confirm air reservations on a suitable alternative scheduled air flight. All internal air is based on economy class seating and is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply). All international and internal air quotes are subject to change until final payment has been received by A2A Safari. Flight confirmation is based on availability. Air reservations cannot be confirmed until a passport copy is received by A2A Safari.

All air carriers are independent contractors and are not owned, managed, controlled or operated by A2A Safari Your airline ticket constitutes a contract between yourself and the airlines (and not A2A Safari), even if purchased through A2A Safari. A2A Safari is not liable for, and does not assume responsibility or accept claims with regard to, seat assignments, name changes, schedule changes, flight changes and/or cancellations. Should you change or cancel your air transportation arrangements before or after your travel begins, all airline change and cancellation fees will apply.

BAGGAGE

A2A Safari provides porterage of up to two (2) pieces of baggage per person. Please note should your tour include internal/domestic or charter flights, your luggage allowance may be less than two (2) pieces of baggage and weight/size restrictions and additional costs may apply.

Details will be provided in your Pre-Travel Documentation. Baggage and personal effects are at the owner’s risk throughout the travel program, and A2A Safari assumes no liability for lost or damaged baggage. Please check with your international carrier for other baggage restrictions and fees applicable to your international flights.

PRICES AND ARRANGEMENTS

Quoted program prices are per person, double occupancy except where indicated. Although not expected, published prices may be modified due to unexpected significant external factors not foretasted at the time of printing. A2A Safari is under no obligation to give a breakdown in costs of any journey. Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions are only available to guests booked on related group tours. Modification of program content to accommodate a smaller group size will not affect the published program price.

CHILD POLICY

The minimum age is 10 years old unless noted on the itinerary and all children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A2A Safari reserves the right to marginally exceed the published maximum group size on Family Tours to accommodate a family.

ACTIVE ELEMENTS & CONDUCT

Some active elements have been incorporated into select itineraries. To enjoy the trips as intended, a minimum level of fitness is required. A2A Safari will require prior notice if any participant has any physical or other condition or disability that would prevent them from participating in active elements of any trip and/or could create a hazard to him or herself or to other members of the group. The guest represents that neither he nor she nor anyone travelling with him or her has any physical or other condition or disability that could create a hazard to himself or herself or other members of the tour. A2A Safari reserves the right to decline acceptance of anyone whom it considers unsuitable due to fitness level. A2A Safari also reserves the right to remove from the trip, at the participant’s own expense, anyone whose physical condition or conduct negatively impacts the enjoyment of the other guests or disrupts the tour.

A2A SAFARI’S GUEST PROTECTION PROGRAM

Travel insurance is not included in the price of the program and is recommended. You may purchase A2A Safari’s Guest Protection Program (which provides cancellation coverage, medical coverage and protection against lost or stolen or damaged luggage) or A2A Safari’s Guest Protection Program with Cancel for Any Reason Coverage for an additional fee. Coverage only takes effect upon A2A Safari’s receipt of payment for the plan. The Guest Protection Program is available up to final payment for your journey; however the plan must be purchased within 14 days of trip deposit in order to waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion. The Cancel for Any Reason Program is only available for purchase within 14 days of trip deposit and is not available to New York residents and on select tours. The cost of coverage is calculated based on the total cost of your travel arrangements and is non-refundable 10 days after purchase.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

It is the guest’s sole responsibility to obtain and have available when necessary the appropriate valid travel documents. All guests are advised to check with the appropriate government authority to determine the necessary documents. A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens travelling to all international destinations. Passports must be valid for six (6) months after the return of your journey and should also have sufficient blank visa pages for entry and exit stamps. Many destinations also require a visa for U.S. citizens; this will be indicated in your Pre-Travel Documentation. Non-U.S. citizens should contact the appropriate consular office for entry requirements pertaining to their journey. You may be refused boarding or disembarked from a plane, vessel or train without liability for refund, payment, compensation, or credit of any kind if you do not have proper documentation, and you will be subject to any fine or other costs incurred by A2A Safari which result from improper documentation or noncompliance with applicable regulations.

RESERVATION AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

A2A Safari don’t accept deposits. Full Payment per Person Required at Time of Booking

CANCELLATION CHARGES

Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of receipt, fax or email. Cancellations received by A2A Safariare subject to the following:

CANCELLATION FEES PER PERSON

Luxury Small Group Tours, Family tours and related Group Pre/Post Tour Extensions (except Select Tours as listed above)

91 days prior to departure or more

$500

90-61 days prior to departure

20% of program price

60-31 days prior to departure

50% of program price

30 days prior to departure or less

100% of the program price

PARTIAL ROOM CANCELLATION:

If a guest cancels or leaves a journey and a roommate remains, an additional supplement may apply to the price for the remaining guest.

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR INTERNAL AIR

All internal air is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply).

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR EXTRA SERVICES

Additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with A2A Safari tours are subject to specific cancellation penalties. These will be provided at the time of booking and noted on the invoice.

CLAIMS AND REFUNDS

Refunds are not made for any missed services, except for verifiable extenuating circumstances. Please see our Limits on A2A Safari’s Responsibility clause below. For verifiable claims to be considered, they must be received in writing within 30 days of the termination of the program and be accompanied by supporting documentation and/or a statement from the local destination company verifying the claim. Any adjustment considered will be based on the actual price of the services involved and not on a per diem basis. Adjustments will not be made for unused sightseeing trips or meals. A2A Safari will not accept any liability for any claims that are not received within 30 days of the termination of your travel program.

PHOTOGRAPHY DURING TRAVEL

A2A Safari reserves the right to take photographs and video during the operation of any program or part thereof and to use them for promotional purposes during the program and thereafter. By booking a program with A2A Safari, guests agree to allow their images to be used in such photographs and video. Guests who prefer that their images not be used are asked to identify themselves to their Resident Tour Director at the beginning of their program.

LIMITS ON A2A SAFARI’S RESPONSIBILITY

A2A Safari, its employees, shareholders, officers, directors, successors, agents and assigns, does not own or operate any property or entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip. It purchases transportation (by aircraft, coach, train, vessel, out mobile or otherwise), hotel and other lodging accommodations, restaurant, ground handling and other services from various independent suppliers (including from time to time other affiliated A2A Safari companies). All such persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result, A2A Safari is not liable for any negligent or willful act of any such person or entity or of any third person. In addition and without limitation, A2A Safari is not responsible for any injury, financial or physical loss, death, inconvenience, delay or damage to personal property in connection with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from but not limited to acts of God or force majeure, illness, disease, acts of war, civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of services, food poisoning, mechanical or other failure of aircraft or other means of transportation or for failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time.

There are many inherent risks in adventure travel of the type involved here, which can lead to illness, injury, or even death. These risks are increased by the fact that these trips take place in remote locations, far from medical facilities. Guest assumes all such risks associated with participating in these trips.

If you decide to participate in any activities including, but not limited to, any excursions involving animals, riding on animals, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, hot air ballooning, helicopter flights, ziplining, high altitude treks, climbing, whitewater rafting, jet boat rides, snowmobiling, primate tracking and any activity which A2A Safari considers to carry inherent risk of serious illness, injury or death (“Activities”) then you fully understand and acknowledge that Activities carry with them various inherent risks, including serious illness, injury or death and you take complete responsibility for your own health and safety and agree to assume all risks of injury, illness or death, whether foreseen or unforeseen, that may befall you as a result of participating in any Activities and agree to release A2A Safari and its affiliates, their agents, employees and representatives from any liability whatsoever related thereto.

Further, as consideration for being permitted to participate in the Activities; you release A2A Safari, whether known or unknown, from, and agree not to sue or make claim against A2A Safari for, property damage, cancellation of any Activities for any reason, illness, negligent rescue operations or procedures, personal injury, or death arising out of your participation in the Activities, and any activity related thereto, including transportation to and from the site of the Activities, regardless of whether such property damage, illness, personal injury, or death results from the negligence of A2A Safari (but not its reckless, willful, or fraudulent conduct), and/or from any defect in equipment. You further agree to indemnify and hold A2A Safari harmless with respect to any claim made against A2A Safari by anyone else which (a) related to your participation, or (b) which would be subject to the above release and covenant not to sue if you had made the claim directly yourself.

TRAVEL ADVISORIES

It is the responsibility of the guest to become informed about the most current travel advisories by referring to the US State Department’s travel website at travel.state.gov or by phone at 888 407 4747. In the event of a State Department Travel Advisory against travel to the specific destination location(s) of the trip, should the guest still choose to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory, the guest assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.

ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions, to the Limits on A2A Safari’s Responsibility clause, to any A2A Safari brochure, to any information regarding any A2A Safari trip, service or package, or to any A2A Safari-related trip, activity, service or package, shall be submitted exclusively to and resolved in binding arbitration in Chicago, Illinois under the CPR International Non-administered Arbitration Rules (which can be found at cpradr.org), before a single arbitrator appointed by CPR. Any party or their representative may appear for the arbitration by telephone or video conference. Each party shall bear its own fees, costs and expenses and an equal share of any arbitrator and administrative fees.

ANY PAYMENT TO A2A SAFARI CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREIN AND IN MORE SPECIFIC PRE-TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING THE GUEST INFORMATION FORM.

A2A Safari accepts all major credit cards.

ONE NAME: ONE UNPARALLELED STANDARD WORLDWIDE

Throughout this brochure, you’ll see references to “America To Africa Safari” (or simply “A2A Safari”). This is our shorthand for the many independent America To Africa Safari companies that work with A2A Safari, to provide its travelers with a consistent worldwide standard of expertise and excellence in travel. Their independence allows our guests to benefit from unique local knowledge and specialized services available only from destination-based operating companies around the globe.

AMENDMENTS

A2A Safari reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions in its published materials and to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time as the result of any material changes to legislation or regulation. All amended Terms and Conditions shall automatically be effective upon being posted by A2A Safari to the website A2Asafari.com. Accordingly, guests should check the website A2Asafari.com prior to travel in order to ensure they are aware of any changes.

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