General Terms and Conditions

World Discovery Safaris, along with our representatives, agree to work for you in the making of reservations and/or other arrangements with travel service providers on the following Terms and Conditions:

  1. We do not own, manage, control or operate any of the travel services with whom we make your travel arrangements.
  2. We are an agent for certain travel service providers, including inbound operators and air carriers.
  3. We make your travel arrangements with them in accordance with their terms and conditions.
  4. We are not liable for any expenses or injuries due to delays, inconveniences, accidents, expenses or mishaps of any kind resulting entirely or in part from the negligence of others or from causes beyond our control.
  5. We cannot accept losses or expenses caused by delays or changes in air schedules or other services. Should you have any questions concerning these, please contact either the travel service provider or World Discovery Safaris.
  6. All coupons, exchange orders, receipts, contracts and tickets issued by us or a travel service provider are subject to the applicable tariffs as well as any terms or conditions imposed by the travel services provider.
  7. We are not responsible for events of force majeure, such as disease, terrorist acts, political instability, strikes, quarantine, theft, civil unrest, acts of war, adverse weather and climatic conditions, earthquakes, or for inadequate travel documents.
  8. Any and all controversies, clams or disputes of any nature arising before, on and after the date of this agreement and claims brought by or against the client, this travel agency, or a third party, shall be settled by a single arbitrator in Birmingham, Alabama in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association.
  9. You acknowledge that this agreement involves interstate commerce.
  10. Our sole knowledge and expertise on which you may rely is in the making of travel arrangements. In the case of all travel arrangements the contract in use by the provider of such transportation or lodging, shall constitute the sole contract between the passenger and such travel supplier.
  11. World Discovery Safaris reserves the right to cancel or withdraw the trip prior to departure and to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of a group if their actions impose upon or disturb other members of the group.
  12. World Discovery Safaris reserves the right to amend the itinerary and to substitute accommodations or modes of transportation should it be found necessary for the benefit of the members of the group or for other reasons.
  13. Requesting and/or purchasing the services of World Discovery Safaris constitutes that you have read, understand, and agree to these Terms and Conditions and that these Terms and Conditions superced any and all prior arrangements or understandings.
  14. This agreement cannot be changed except in writing and when signed by Richard Mills, President, World Discovery Safaris.

Exclusions

Unless specifically stated, the following items are not included in our travel programs:

  1. All airfares, including in-country air.
  2. Travel insurance.
  3. Fees for obtaining passports, visas and other travel documents.
  4. U.S. and foreign airport departure taxes.
  5. GST and security taxes.
  6. Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides, porters, waiters, hotel staff or boat crew members.
  7. Transfers and luggage handling.
  8. Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, faxes, camera fees, equipment rental, alcoholic beverages and other drinks that are not included with meals.

Cancellation Policy

  1. Regardless of the reason a cancellation fee of $500 per person will apply for any cancellation after deposit has been made.
  2. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to World Discovery Safaris and are effective only upon their receipt in our office.
  3. Cancellations received one hundred twenty (120) days or less prior to the departure date are subject to additional cancellation fees based on penalties passed on to us by our suppliers (e.g. motor coach company, airline, rail company, hotel and/or other vendors).
  4. No refunds will be given for unused services during the tour, including, but not limited to scheduled activities,  meals, accommodations and airport transfer.

Health Recommendations

To enjoy your travels to the fullest, you should be in good physical and mental health. Any physical or mental condition requiring special attention or treatment must be reported in writing to World Discovery Safaris when the reservation is made. World Discovery Safaris reserves the right to refuse or revoke travel to anyone who, in their sole judgment, is in such physical or mental condition as to be incapable of group travel or that may require care and attention beyond that which World Discovery Safaris can provide.

Travel Insurance

World Discovery Safaris strongly recommends all travelers to purchase travel insurance to protect you in the event of trip cancellation/interruption and medical issues while traveling among other potential scenarios.

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