Travel Terms - Water Aid Matters in Africa

Even though we are a charity organisation, we still need these in place to ensure our clients place and well being..

Booking Confirmation:
Clients are requested to send 30% of the total cost of the tour in order to guarantee the reservation 90 days before their Safaris.  The balance is due 30 days prior to departure.

When to book your Safari:
It is better to book as far in advance as possible to ensure availability of rooms and other services, especially during the peak seasons (June to February, and Christmas time). This is especially important for those wishing to travel on private custom made safaris and those adding extensions to the scheduled trips.  In general, a minimum of eight weeks prior to arrival should ensure your first choice bookings.

Cancellation:
Should you cancel the tour within 60 days after your booking is confirmed, the cancellation fee is equal to the deposit, cancellation  between 30 - 7 days before Safari departure dates 30% will be deducted as cancellation fees.  Last minute (7 days to 1 day notice) cancellations are considered 90% forfeited. Client (s) will be responsible for bank transfer charges

Liabilities and Insurance:
Pipe Dreams acts only as an agent of the passenger in all matters relating to tours and accepts no responsibility for any personal illness, injury, accident, death, delay, any kind of loss, damage or irregularity of any kind, which may be occasioned by reason of any act or omission beyond its control, including without limitation, any act of negligence or breach of contract of any third party such as a hotel or airline, who is to, or does supply, any goods or services for Business etc.

Therefore, you should secure fully comprehensive travel insurance to cover you for any eventual loss of baggage or valuables, personal accident and medical expenses, or loss of any kind.

Camping Safaris
Prices for camping safaris per trip will depend on the number of people in your group.  Maximum number in a 4 WD vehicle, excluding the Driver Guide, is four.  Since the main purpose of your journey is to admire the spectacular scenery, we arrange for every client to be next to a window.

Accommodation:
Pipe Dreams reserves the right to substitute the hotels named in the itinerary, when absolutely necessary.  Avoid unexpected accommodation changes by early booking to guarantee your first choice (minimum 45-60 days before the Safari).

Additional costs
Our safari packages includes all accommodation and meals while on safari, park fees and services of Pipe Dreams guides and drivers. It is customary to tip your Driver Guide. If you areÂÂ camping during your safari tipping the cook is customary too . You will also pay for your own beverages and personal items like laundry service and phone, and are responsible for any passport and visa fees. We also highly recommend you purchase travel protection insurance.

 

LINKS

Tanzania Water - Further Information
VPO - VPO

Our Aim

Water Aid Matters in Africa Organise trips in Africa and help fund water projects, we are a UK based charity that is helping bring water to african people.