Because it is now easy and convenient, booking a safari online is now popular with many travelers to Africa. What is advisable is to get yourself a reliable travel guide tour advisor to help you with the process.
He will keep in consultation with you and at a fee he will tailor your trip according to what you want. He will outline his terms and conditions, get you to fill a reservation form and then proceed to make provisional booking and make out your itinerary.
What is involved.
If your trip is less than 30 days, total cost of the tour needs to be paid up on confirmation. If longer, 50% of tour price is needed at the time of booking, and the remaining amount is to be paid 30 days before your departure.
Accepted payment methods in booking a safari online are wire transfer, cheques, credit cards ( specified ) or money order.
Refunds and cancellations.
If you make a cancellation of your booking more than 60 days before your departure, you lose the total deposit. if you cancel the booking less than 60 days to your departure you also forfeit a certain percentage of the total price paid.
No refunds are given for:
— loss of travel time
— change in itineraries after departure
— not appearing for booked outings, activities or accomodation
— substitution of facilities or accommodation
— cutting itineraries short
Details on meals are normally shown on itinerary and their cost included in the tour price.
Not included in the tour price are:
— gratuities and tips for staff, tour guides, waiters, escorts, etc
— your airport taxes, excess baggage, passports and visas
— your beverages,personal expenses of laundry,shopping, meals and other things other than specified on the itinerary
— accidents and medical emergencies, loss of baggage and trip cancellations
If you take appropriate travel insurance and get the expertise of a reputable travel guide tour, you will find booking a safari online a very convenient way to handle your trip.