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Terms and Conditions  Service for East Africa Travel Company we accept bookings subject by considers the terms and conditions outlined herein.

East Africa Travel Company Terms and Conditions: We accept bookings by considering these terms and conditions.

The Terms and Conditions

We are

Located in the United Republic of Tanzania, East Africa Travel Company is an East Africa tour operator.

Certificate of Incorporation: 205457

Number of the tax identification: 114-099-996

The Value Added Tax Payer registration number is 114-099-996

The registered address is P.O. HAI, Bomang’ombe Kilimanjaro, HAI, Kilimanjaro,  The United Republic of Tanzania.

When do the terms and conditions apply?

As per these terms and conditions, East Africa Travel Company; further- “the Company”) is responsible for clients’ relationship with it. This is applicable in the following situations:

By booking directly with us;

Booking a visit through our partners acting as sales representatives;

When booking a visit with us directly or through one among our partners, which include various travel agencies and marketplaces, each side automatically complies with be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

These Terms and Conditions outline your rights and responsibilities when booking and participating in tours with us in Tanzania.

Warranty and representations

The following is warranted and represented:

We have all the necessary licenses and permits to organize and conduct Kilimanjaro climbing expeditions and wildlife safaris in Tanzania;

Over 10,000 people have been taken care of by them for their travel arrangements to Tanzania, making us experts with relevant knowledge and experience;

Our Kilimanjaro guides, wildlife safari guides, and consultants all have professional training in their fields.

The information we use in marketing and advertising is true and accurate. We don’t exaggerate or misrepresent anything in our product descriptions.

Our company is a tour operator, not an agency. All of our adventures are handled in-house by our team, with the only exception of accommodation in hotels that don’t belong to us and airline flights domestic and international.

Also, we guarantee and represent that your trip with East Africa Travel Company will positively impact Tanzania’s developing communities.

In addition to paying our local employees above the market average, we also actively support community development projects in Tanzania.

Among them are Treasures of Africa Orphanage, Upendo Face Orphanage Foundation in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., and Frankfurt Zoological Society’s Serengeti De-Snaring Project.

We are environmentally friendly and have strict “leave-no-trace” protocols to cultivate sustainable tourism in Tanzania and preserve its natural heritage for future generations.

The treatment of your personal information

Your expedition arrangements will be handled by us with the assistance of certain personal information. This information includes your full name, age, nationality, passport information, diet, and medical details.

These details will be provided to the administration of the Tanzania wildlife areas for the processing of entry permits and to accommodation providers to ensure that your stay is comfortable.

Correspondence and communication

Please make sure that all communications with us are handled through the following channels:

In this domain zone, all email addresses are @eastafricatravelcompany

All phone numbers are listed on the East Africa Travel Company website, including WhatsApp

Online-chat on our website is another way to communicate

In the event that you think someone you’re in touch with is not a legitimate representative of East Africa Travel Company, please contact our founder Lewison at eastafricatravelcompany@gmail.com.

The booking and payment process

The booking process begins together with your email or calls to our offices. You will be assigned a private travel consultant, whose responsibilities include all communication with you, as well as planning and arranging all the details of your tour. Once all of the small print is prescribed, an invoice is going to be issued enabling you to form a deposit confirming your booking.

As soon as a deposit payment reaches our account, our travel consultant will inform you immediately that your adventure is confirmed. Depending on your tour type, we will set a deadline for when your deposit payment needs to be made.

Unless otherwise agreed in writing with our consultant, you must make full payment 14 days before the scheduled departure date. All of our travel packages must be fully pre-paid.

The timing of payments is imperative since these funds are going to be used to cover hotel reservations and other tour-related expenses, which are largely prepaid in Tanzania. If you fail to make timely payments without notifying or arranging with our Company, your booking may be canceled.

A deposit made may also be forfeited according to our cancellation policy.

The transaction-related charges associated with your payments must be covered by you. Wire transfers require you to cover all bank commissions for both sender and receiver. The Mastercard surcharge will range from 3.5 – 5% for all or any payments.

Should your deposit and final payment to our accounts not be complete for any reason, we shall charge you the missing amount upon your arrival in Tanzania.

Minors’ participation

You must be of legal age (18 years or older) to book a wildlife adventure with East Africa  Travel Company. Bookings made by minors (those under the age of 18) can only be made by their parents, guardians, or legal guardians. The people who make the reservation holders accept these Terms and Conditions on their behalf, including the assumption of risk and limitations of liability.

At all times, minors must be accompanied and supervised by an adult Client. Any damage that results from the Minor’s conduct is the Client’s responsibility. Though extra attention is always paid to children traveling with us, the Company provides neither child care nor chaperoning services.

We must approve all bookings made on behalf of a minor. Permits, approvals, and other legal requirements regarding the travel of minors to Tanzania are the responsibility of the accompanying adult. We are not liable for any failure to meet any requirements that could prevent the minor from entering Tanzania.

Bookings made by third parties (tour operators, travel agencies, etc.)

As a tour leader, travel agent, etc., you make reservations on behalf of others. You are therefore considered to be the contact person for each participant of the tour. In this case, you are responsible for:

Providing the other tour participants with the Terms and Conditions. By agreeing to them, we will assume that you have obtained the consent of all tour participants  to these Terms and Conditions and to the inclusions and exclusions of the tour package;

Paying on time and accurately;

Providing all the relevant information in a comprehensive and timely manner to the tour participants. If the dates or itinerary of the tour are to be changed, you will be responsible for notifying and obtaining consent from the participants;

Providing complete and accurate information about the tour participants in a timely manner. You are responsible for collecting such information and ensuring its accuracy. We will not be liable for any errors or omissions in such information.

The members of the group should communicate and book separately with us if they cannot accept responsibility for the above-mentioned.

The price

Our prices will not be changed once your reservation has been confirmed, except in the unlikely case that the government of Tanzania increases park fees, taxes, or other tourism-related payments. In this case, you will receive a copy of the relevant public notice right away. The following two options are available to you if the price increases:

– To cancel and receive a refund according to our cancellation policies;

Accepting the price change and paying the difference;

  • Changing the itinerary
  • Changes made by the client

Your itinerary can be changed at no charge if it does not result in additional costs for us. Such costs must be covered by the Client.

In the event that you choose to discontinue our tour, either voluntarily or involuntarily, you or your company will be charged any additional costs resulting from the decision to terminate our tour. Typical costs might include but are not limited to, transportation and accommodation.

You will not receive a refund if you fail to use any sightseeing, meal, or tour services on your own account.

Changes by the Company

  • While we do our best to ensure that your tour goes as planned, situations may arise (e.g. parts of the planned route becoming inaccessible due to poor weather conditions) requiring us to change your itinerary. Though rare, such cases are not to be ruled out and we shall endeavor to inform you of them promptly.

Changes because of third parties

  • The Company shall not be liable for any delay, disruption, damage, or loss outside of our reasonable control. These may include – but are not limited to – third-party actions, flight delays, and any events of a force majeure nature.
  • You or your insurance company will be liable to cover any expenses, such as extra accommodation and transportation expenses, caused by such change or disruption.

Cancellations

Cancellation by the Client:

  1. If you decide to cancel your travel arrangements with us, the following cancellation fees shall apply:
    • 90% refund of your deposit if you cancel at least 90 days before the departure date;
    • 70% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before the departure date;
    • 50% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before the departure date;
    • No refund if the booking is canceled less than 7 days before arrival.

In all cases of cancellations, you will also need to cover our non-refundable and/or partially refundable expenses, such as hotel reservations or domestic air tickets. Before issuing a refund, we will deduct those expenses and the costs of fund transfer (banking commissions and credit card surcharges) from the payments that you made to us.

No refunds will be made for all cancellations made in 7 or fewer days prior to the scheduled travel dates.

If, after making the booking and paying the deposit or the full payment, you are unable to travel due to the government-imposed travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic (“lock-downs”) we will return the payment made to us according to the cancellation terms above.

Cancellation by us:

  • In the unlikely event of us canceling your tour for any reason, a 100% refund of any payments already made by you to us shall follow.

Travel documents, visa, and entry to Tanzania

  1. You should make sure that all your travel documents are in place.
  2. Thus, among other things, the validity of your passport for international travel should not expire six months after the moment of entering the territory of Tanzania. There will be at least two blank pages for the visa and stamps. You should also get a visa for entering Tanzania. Online application through the website of the Tanzania Immigration Department is the most convenient and fastest way to do that.
  3. Though we will share some visa-related tips please do not consider our recommendations to be the ultimate and comprehensive advice. The information about visas and other entry requirements for visiting Tanzania published on our website is for general knowledge only, and though we try to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend contacting the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania for getting the latest updates. No information published on our website about visas, vaccinations, or other entry requirements should be viewed as a warranty or representation.
  4. You are also responsible for bearing all visa and other entry-related costs
  5. We shall not be liable if, in a highly unlikely event, you are denied entry to Tanzania or any other country on the way to Tanzania for whatever reason. You also agree that if you fail to enter the country for whatever reason, no refunds will be made and it will not be possible to reschedule your tour, because we will have all the park fees prepaid and other expenses incurred by the time of your arrival.

Accommodation

  1. Accommodation in hotels
    • Our prices for the open group departures include accommodation on a sharing basis in double or twin rooms with your fellow traveler. If you travel alone, we will match you with a same-sex traveler to share a room. If you want to stay in your room alone, please inform our managers at the time of booking. Extra charges for single supplements apply.
    • Accommodation type and setup for our private adventures are agreed upon by our consultants individually.
    • Our safari and Kilimanjaro climbing tours include hotel accommodation described in the respective travel packages on our website. In some cases, however, those hotels may be fully booked. We will notify you and suggest an alternative hotel before confirming your tour and accepting payment.

Tented accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Our Kilimanjaro climbing packages include tented accommodation on a sharing basis (2 travelers per tent). You will share a tent with your fellow traveler. If you travel alone, we will match you with a same-sex traveler to share a tent.
  • If you want to stay in a tent alone, please inform our managers at the time of booking. Extra charges for single supplements apply. Please note that single tented accommodation on the Marangu route of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru is not possible because of the park regulations.

Fitness and Medical information

It is your own responsibility to work out whether you’re physically fit for a Kilimanjaro climb or a wildlife adventure and assess your health conditions. Upon your request, our consultants may advise you on this matter. At an equivalent time, we recommend seeking a professional medical opinion if you’re unsure.

We can also ask you to supply certain medical information and to finish our medical form. If you’ve got any pre-existing medical condition that will have an impression on your ability to go to mountainous or remote regions of Tanzania, putting yourself and/or other tour participants in peril, we may ask you to possess the shape signed by a licensed medical man.

Failure to supply the medical form and having it signed by a licensed medical man may end in the cancellation of your tour with applicable cancellation fees, as shown within the cancellation clause of those Terms and Conditions.

We may decline your request to require part in our tours if, in our sole opinion, your medical condition renders you unfit for participation, i.e. you’ve got certain physical or mental disorders or illnesses that put you and/or other participants in peril.

All medical information provided to us is going to be treated in accordance with the “Treatment of your personal information” clause of those Terms and Conditions.

We may cancel your participation in our tours without any refunds in the following situations:

  • If we discover that the medical information provided to us is false, inaccurate, or incomplete.
  • If, while taking part in our tour, your medical condition deteriorates to the extent that it puts yourself and/or other tour participants in danger.

You will need to cover any costs relating to the cancellation.

you’ve got any special medical or dietary requirements, it’s your responsibility to tell us 30 days before your scheduled arrival in Tanzania. On our side, we shall spare no effort in trying to form sure that your special requirements are taken care of. Thus, for those following a special diet, we offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and halal meal plans. Yet, you agree that we shall not be responsible for any failure to attend to the other special needs. No refunds are going to be issued in such a case.

You also agree that you simply are sufficiently informed that some facilities and services, to which you’ll be accustomed in your country, maybe currently unavailable or inaccessible in Tanzania

Travel insurance

Having travel insurance is mandatory for participation in our trips. We may disqualify you from taking part in our adventure without any refunds if you do not have a proper insurance package.

Remember that insurance is not generally included in our travel packages (except premium Kilimanjaro climbing packages). This service is available as an extra add-on.

Such insurance should cover emergency medical expenses for any personal injury, evacuation and repatriation, cancellation and curtailment, and other reasonable expenses.

If you are climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, your insurance package should cover high-altitude trekking (up to 6,000 m/ 19858 f) and helicopter evacuation.

You should also confirm that your insurance package provides sufficient coverage against all other relevant risks. it’s also your responsibility to stay your insurance provider sufficiently informed of your travel plans and therefore the nature of hazards and risks involved.

If any insurance case happens, it’ll be your responsibility to tell your insurance provider and to suits all procedures concerning indemnification/reimbursement. We shall provide reasonable assistance, but shall not be liable for any positive outcome of the claim whatsoever.

Vaccinations

Remember that we offer general, non-medical advice about vaccinations and immunizations, which are required or recommended for your visit to the United Republic of Tanzania.

You should seek professional advice from a practicing, licensed physician to work out whether any specific medical measures are necessary for your visit to Tanzania

Authority of our guides

It is important and mandatory to follow all safety instructions and rules of our guides. A chief guide’s decision on all expedition arrangements, team management, itinerary, objectives, and the other expedition-related matters while on the Kilimanjaro trek are going to be final.

If within the opinion of our chief guide, your fitness or certain actions could also be reasonably harmful or dangerous to yourself or other tour participants, the chief guide may decide that you simply should descend (his assistant and a few porters are going to be helping you on the way).

You accept all risk of adventure visit East Africa

You understand that your adventures with us may involve visiting remote areas (National Parks, rural regions, etc.), where the standards of medical assistance could also be different from those available in your home country or even unavailable in the least.

In addition, theretoyou furthermore may acknowledge that some adventures offered by us may involve certain risks (for example wildlife, high-altitude, etc.) to your health and safety. You agree that you simply have carefully evaluated all of these risks and assume full responsibility for them.

You release us from all claims and causes of action, which can arise from any losses, damages, injuries, or death that can be the results of the risks inherent to your travels in Tanzania.

Your liability for damaged or destroyed property

We will charge you if you willfully destroy or damage our property, for instance, our Kilimanjaro tents, safari vehicles, personal expedition gear that you simply may hire from us, hotel furniture, items, and appliances, and so on.

Any indemnification for damage or destruction should be settled in Tanzania, before your departure to the house country.

Our liability for accommodation providers and schedule carriers

Some parts of your tour are going to be subcontracted to the accommodation providers and native schedule carriers.

Though we are highly selective in choosing our partners, we will not control their performance, which makes us unable to assume responsibility for your experience with them. additionallyyou ought to remember that while you’ll be staying within the hotels and lodges, it’s their terms and conditions that apply. Conditions of Carriage and applicable aviation conventions will govern your relationship with the airlines.

Because of that, we’ll not be assuming responsibility for any claims arising out of the performance of any parties aside from our company and our employees.

Money for normal travel expenses

You acknowledge that you simply should have an inexpensive amount of cash with you to hide incidental and regular travel expenses (souvenirs, tips, meals if not included, alcohol drinks, etc.). We shall not be liable for your failure to hide any expenses of that nature for whatever reason.

Equipment and gear for Kilimanjaro climbs

  1. Though all group camping equipment is included in our Kilimanjaro packages, your personal outfit (mostly clothes for climbing) is not. Thus, you should bring all the personal gear for your Kilimanjaro adventure. Our consultants will let you know what you will need for the expedition.
  2. If you do not have certain gear, you may hire everything necessary from us. All equipment is new (we renew our stock every six months). However, remember that personal gear hire is not included in your tour price and extra fees apply.
  3. Before the start of your Mt Kilimanjaro or Mt Meru climbing tour, our wildlife consultant may ask you to provide your personal equipment for inspection.

Your luggage and valuables

We shall not be liable for any luggage lost, destroyed, or delayed by the airliner or any transportation provider aside from our company.

If you bought a Kilimanjaro climbing tour with us and your luggage is lost or delayed and you had your climbing gear there, we shall provide you with everything from our hiring shop freed from charge. Please be mindful that we shall provide freed from charge only those items that you simply had in your luggage. people who you probably did not have would be provided at a daily cost.

In addition, neither are we liable for being in-tuned with the airliner checking the status of your lost/delayed luggage nor are we liable for transporting it to the hotel after it arrives. If your luggage arrives later than you, you’ll get to pay a luggage delivery fee for transporting the bags from Kilimanjaro International Airport to the hotel.

You are liable for keeping your valuables, like money, gadgets, jewelry, and other personal possessions or luggage while participating in our tours. We shall not be liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged property.

You may ask our managers to simply accept your valuables, personal possessions, or luggage for safekeeping. In such a case, we’ll lock them in our company safe, which is under constant video surveillance and alarm. we’ll assume full responsibility for your property entrusted to our care.

Images and Marketing

You understand that we agree that our employees and other tour participants may take photos, videos, and other media images during our tours. These photos and videos may have your image. By participating in our adventures you agree that we and our partners may use this media material for marketing, promotion, and advertising with no royalty and other payments to you. Please inform our staff if you are doing not want your image to be captured with any photo or video cameras.

Force Majeure

We shall not be responsible for anything which will happen due to act of Godwhich incorporates, but isn’t limited to natural cataclysms, war or military operations, breakdowns of the mechanical facilities, fire, vehicles or electrical appliances, civil disturbances, labor strikes, actions of the govt authorities, political unrest, insurrections and mutinies, extreme weather and other calamities and situations beyond our reasonable control and which we couldn’t foresee.

The laws of Tanzania shall apply

The laws of the United Republic of Tanzania shall apply in case of any disputes.

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