Deposit

An appropriate non-refundable deposit of the total trip cost per person is required to confirm the booking.  The following forms of payment are accepted:
– Check posted to our U.S. office (amount in U.S. Dollars).
– Wire transfer to our account at Barking Zebra Adventures, Inc., La Jolla, CA

Final Payment

Our prices are based on final payment by check or wire transfer. Credit cards are not accepted for final payment. You will be invoiced upon making a reservation and full payment is due 90 days prior to the first land day of the trip.

Cancellation and Refunds

Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to Barking Zebra Adventures. At the time we receive the cancellation; all moneys will be refunded less the following cancellation charges, deducted from the total land only price:

91 days or more before departure: Cancellation fees equal the amount of your deposit
90 to 61 days before departure: 50% of the package price is non-refundable
60 to 46 days before departure: 65% of the package price is non-refundable
45 days or less before departure: 100% of the package price is non-refundable

Within 90 days prior to departure, it is not possible to change your departure date and cancellation fees will apply. Please note that no partial refunds will be given for unused meals, hotel rooms, airport transfers etc., for any reason whatsoever. Barking Zebra Adventures is not responsible for expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip (e.g. non-refundable advance purchase air tickets, visa fees, equipment, etc.) or for any necessary additional travel arrangements should your guests embark from home before the group departure date.  Accommodations are subject to change.  We strongly recommend trip cancellation insurance.

Insurance and Liability

It is a condition of booking that the sole responsibility lies with the traveler to ensure that they carry the correct comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover themselves, as well as any dependants and traveling companions for the duration of their trip to Africa. Barking Zebra Adventures will take no responsibility for any costs for loss of personal luggage, money, and goods, medical expenses, theft, damage or cancellation or curtailment of the adventure. The traveler will be charged directly by the relevant service provider for any emergency services they may require.

Medical Information and Liability Release

It is essential that traveler with any medical problems and/or related dietary restrictions make them known to us well before the departure. Anti-malaria precautions should be taken, and these are the sole responsibility of the traveler. Any required inoculations must be recorded by the traveler’s health practitioner on a valid vaccination certificate, which the traveler must carry in his/her possession throughout the tour. Barking Zebra Adventures will not assume responsibility for the accuracy of any medical information. The traveler should consult his/her doctor or pharmacist for up to date requirements and personal recommendations.

Government Taxes and Park Fees

Any increase in Tanzanian government taxes or park fees affecting the cost included in the adventure price will be passed through and paid for by the traveler. Any increase in the adventure price due to a government tax rate hike and park fees shall not be sufficient grounds for any refund of fees already paid for the adventure.

Trip Cancellation

Barking Zebra Adventures shall not be held responsible for occurrences that are beyond its control, such as strikes, wars, acts of God, acts of government or any other cause whatsoever beyond its control, that make the operation of the adventure impossible, unsafe, illegal or inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Barking Zebra Adventures liability. Barking Zebra Adventures is not responsible for any expenses incurred by travelers in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

Wild Animals

Please be aware that our safaris may take you into close contact with wild animals. Barking Zebra Adventures cannot be held responsible for any injury or incident on the safari. Please note that the majority of the safari camps are not fenced and the at wildlife moves freely in and around the camps. Always follow the safety instructions from the camp staff.

Luggage On Bush Flights

For safety and because space is restricted, baggage in the charter aircrafts commonly used to transport travelers to and from safari camps is restricted to a maximum of 33 lbs (15 kg) per person in a soft bag.
The cargo pod door measurements are: 14.5” x 27” (36 cm x 68 cm). If larger, it will not go through the cargo door. This limit includes camera equipment and carry-on luggage. Should a traveler arrive with excess luggage without prior notification, the luggage could be delayed and be an extra cost for the traveler. If you know in advance that your luggage will exceed the limit, we may be able to make arrangements to book an extra seat for these bags on your flight or on a later flight for an additional cost.

Barking Zebra will attempt to adhere to your itinerary as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, wildlife migrations, etc.) may necessitate changes in the itinerary. Barking Zebra reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time for such reasons or for safety or the convenience of participants. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participant.