Booking Terms and Conditions
We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to confirm your reservation. Bubezi Safaris reserves the right to cancel the reservation should we not receive the deposit within 5 days. The balance of payment is required 60 days prior to arrival. Short-lead time reservations, Less than 60 days, must be paid in full immediately.
Cancellation of a confirmed reservation (50% non-refundable deposit received) will result in loss of the deposit. Should a cancellation be received between 60 – 0 days prior to due arrival date, 100% cancellation penalty would be charged. Bubezi Safaris reserves the right to cancel reservations should full payment not be received within 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation travel insurance should be in place, covering cancellation of travel for any reason.
Our rates are quoted and payable as shown on the quote in ZAR. Payments with wire transfer, credit card and PayPal are accepted. All payments should be made in full and free of any bank, credit card and PayPal charges.
Travel Insurance is recommended, covering for personal effects, personal accident, medical and emergency travel expenses, as well as cancellation and curtailment – as the reservation will be subject to cancellation penalties as detailed above.
Visa and Passports
Visa requirements need to be checked before departure. All visitors that need a visa are required by law to have a minimum of two blank pages in their passport to enable the entry visa to be issued. If there is insufficient space in the passport, entry will be denied.
In order to comply with international insurance requirements, all airline tickets must clearly show the passenger’s title, name and surname (as indicated in their passport). It applies to schedule and charter flights. We would be grateful if you could provide us with the correct information at time of making your reservation. The airfare and airport tax quote are current and are subject to change without prior warning should the airline impose an increase for any reason. Fares and taxes may increase between time of making a reservation, time of payment and time of the ticket being issued. Bubezi Safaris cannot be held responsible should airlines discontinue flights or change scheduled timetable resulting in missed connection.
THE FINE PRINT
Reservation Terms & Conditions and Acceptance
Please ensure that you are aware of our reservation terms & conditions. Paying your deposit with us implies your acceptance of these terms.
It is a condition of booking with Bubezi Safaris that you have the correct comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover yourself, as well as any dependents/travelling companions for the duration of your trip to Africa. This is the sole responsibility of the traveler. This insurance should include cover in respect of, but not limited to, the following eventualities:
• Emergency evacuation expenses,
• Medical expenses,
• Repatriation expenses
• Cancellation or curtailment of trip,
• Damage/theft/loss of personal luggage, money and/or goods.
Bubezi Safaris and its subsidiary companies, and any person or agent acting for, through or on behalf of said companies, will not take responsibility for any costs, losses incurred or suffered by the guest, or guests’ dependents or travelling companions. This is with regards to, but not limited to, any of the above mentioned eventualities. Guests will be charged directly by the relevant service providers for any emergency services they may require, and may find themselves in a position of being unable to access such services should they not be carrying the relevant insurance cover.
It is compulsory to have full medical, emergency evacuation and repatriation cover for the full period of time that you are travelling.
Cancellation & Curtailment:
If for any reason you cancel your trip, you could forfeit the entire cost. Should you have to leave prior to completion of your journey, we cannot refund you the cost of the portion of the package you do not complete. In the eventuality of this happening, insurance may cover you, depending on the reason for cancellation and curtailment. Should Bubezi Safaris be willing to do any refund, 10% of amount paid to cover bank charges on full amount as well as a R500 administration fee will be deducted from the refund amount.
Luggage & Money Insurance:
It is advisable to take out luggage and money insurance especially if you are carrying a substantial amount of cash or expensive camera/electronic equipment. You should always carry such equipment as carry-on items as there is an inherent risk of items of value being stolen from checked-in luggage, or said luggage being delayed or lost.
If you anticipate an insurance claim upon your return, be sure to document as accurately as possible any accident, injury or loss. Police reports and any notes from a medical practitioner will aid any claim.
Bubezi Safaris and its subsidiary companies – or any person, agent acting for, through or on behalf of said companies – will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from any cause whatsoever and, without restricting the generality of the a foregoing, shall particularly not be responsible for loss or damage arising from any errors or omissions contained in its brochure or other literature, loss or damage caused by delays, sickness, theft, injury or death.
In addition the Company shall have the right at any time at its discretion to cancel any safari or the remainder thereof or make any alteration in route, accommodation, price or other details and, in the event of any safari being rendered impossible, illegal or inadvisable by weather, strike, war, government or interference or any other cause whatsoever, the extra expenses incurred as a result thereof shall be the responsibility of the passenger.
The Company may at its discretion and without liability or cost to itself at any time cancel or terminate the guest’s booking and in particular without limiting the generality of the a foregoing it shall be entitled to do so in the event of the illness or the illegal or incompatible behavior of the guest, who shall in such circumstances not be entitled to any refund.
The person making any booking will, by the making of such booking, warrant that he or she has authority to enter into a contract on behalf of the other person included in such a booking and in the event of the failure of any or all the other persons so included to make payment, the person making the booking shall by his/her signature thereof assume personal liability for the total price of all bookings made by him/her.
These Terms will be governed and construed under the laws of the Republic of South Africa.
Nothing in these Terms creates any rights or protections that you are not already entitled to by law. If any part of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be deemed modified as necessary to make it effective, and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect.