Terms & Conditions - Great Safaris

Terms & Conditions

Please read the following Terms & Conditions carefully. They explain the conditions under which your travel arrangements operate and the extent of your liability. Once deposit / final payment is received for your trip, it represents acceptance by the purchaser of these Terms & Conditions.


A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the land cost is required to commence your booking arrangements. In some circumstances, additional deposits may be required in accordance with itinerary content. If departure date is within 65 days of travel, full payment is due.

Final Payment

Final payment is due 65 days prior to departure. If the balance is not paid by the stipulated date, the right is reserved to cancel the booking(s) without further notice and without refund of deposit.


Cancellations received 66 days or more prior to departure will incur the loss of the non-refundable deposit as specified above.

Cancellations received between 65 and 30 days prior to departure will be levied at a fee of 50% of the total trip cost.

Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to departure will be levied a fee of 100% of the tour cost.

Other specific supplier and airline cancellation penalties may apply in addition to cancellation and amendment fees listed herein. There will be no refund for unused land arrangements after departure.


Because of the volatility of exchange rates for many of the Africa destinations Great Safaris offers, we recommend you confirm our price at time of booking.  All prices are current and are subject to change or surcharge.

Once we have received your deposit you would be given the opportunity to pay in full to avoid a price increase (should it occur). All prices in our brochure reflect a 3% discount for purchases made with cash or check. There are no discounts for sales made by credit card payment.

Amendment Fees

Once a booking has been made, any change is subject to a communications fee of $50 per change. Once documents have been issued, any change will be subject to a minimum administration fee of $50 in addition to communications charges.

Force Majeure

Great Safaris, LLC shall not be liable for any claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, delays or loss of enjoyment, of any nature or kind whatsoever, resulting from events beyond our or a supplier’s reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lockouts or other labor disputes or disruptions, wars, blockades, insurrections, riots, earthquakes, weather conditions, floods or acts or restraints imposed by government authorities.

Operator’s Responsibility

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Great Safaris, LLC and/or its agents, act only as agents for the various companies and lines of which tickets are available and these tours operate and assume no responsibility nor liability in connection with the service of any train, vessel, carriage, aircraft, motor or other conveyances which may be used, either wholly or in part, in the performance of its duty to the passenger; neither will it be responsible for any act, error, or omission, or any injury, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any defect in any vehicle or through the neglect or default of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger; or for any hotel proprietor, or hotel service, or for any other person engaged in carrying out the purpose for which tickets or coupons are issued.

In the event that it becomes necessary or advisable for the comfort or well being of the passengers, or for any reason whatsoever, to alter the itinerary or arrangements, such alterations may be made without penalty to the operators. Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the passengers, conversely refund will be made to the passengers if any saving is effected thereby.

The Airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event, during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyance. The passage contract in use by the Airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the Airlines and the purchaser of these tours and/or passenger.

The right is reserved to withdraw any or all tours should conditions warrant, also to decline to accept or retain any passengers as members of the tours. Great Safaris, LLC or agent can assume no responsibility for lost tickets or vouchers.

Great Safaris, LLC shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of Goway Travel, Inc. who, as an active member of USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program the advance payment of Great Safaris, LLC customers in the unlikely event of Goway Travel,, Inc. bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by Goway Travel, Inc. may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Great Safaris, LLC. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue. Suite 1801 New York, NY 10001, or by email to: information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at: www.USTOA.com.

Release of Liability

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