Airfares are quoted at the time of booking/inquiry and do not include tax. Taxes are subject to last minute change. Airlines will not be held responsible for any act, omission or events during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. Airline schedules are subject to change without prior notice, at the sole discretion of the issuing carriers. Flights are occasionally subject to overbooking or cancellation. If this occurs, prior to the date of departure, Lion of Judah Travel will do all possible to secure alternate means of travel without additional cost to the traveler. However, in some cases this may not be possible. If an airline change or cancellation occurs upon attempted departure it is up to the traveler to coordinate with the airline alternate means of travel to the destination. Lion of Judah Travel cannot be held responsible for denied boarding or cancelled flights, or for the costs incurred, or monies not recovered for missed land arrangements. All and any costs due to airline delays and changes are to be borne by the traveler.
Lion of Judah Travel will include an application for Travel Insurance with your initial invoice. The coverage is highly recommended and in some cases travel insurance may be mandatory. Pre-existing medical conditions can be covered if your insurance payment is received with 10 days of your initial trip deposit. In the event that you would have to cancel your travel plans, travel insurance can protect you against the high cancellation fees. You will be sent an insurance application upon enrollment.
All tour participants should read and understand the following information explaining the Terms and Conditions of Lion of Judah Travel, Inc tours.
Tour Operators: can provide invaluable assistance and information that cannot be obtained in any brochure. Lion of Judah Travel, Inc. has excellent long-standing relationships with experienced tour operators who sell African tours and safaris.
WHAT IS INCLUDED & NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:
Each tour has a separate list of what is included in the package. If you have any questions of the inclusions, please call our offices. Details will also be outlined in your travel service contract.
RESERVATIONS AND REGISTRATION:
Lion of Judah Travel requires a US $500 per person deposit to confirm your tour, with balance generally due ninety days prior to your departure date. Upon the receipt of your deposit you will receive a “Travel Service Contract” with a schedule of payments for your particular trip. In some cases additional deposits may be required. Reservations will be cancelled, with full loss of deposit, if final payment is not received by the due date. Any changes made within sixty days of tour date will be charged at cancellation penalties outlined. Documentation is sent approximately two weeks prior to your travel date. If your reservations are made within 60 days of departure, the entire amount in the form of a cashier’s check or credit card is to be submitted at the time of reservations and confirmation. If you are making your reservations within 45 days of departure, you must pay in full by cashier’s check or bank transfer plus a nonrefundable fee of $25 per person for expedited services. Your travel service contract will show any variations of these terms.
Lion of Judah Travel trip & cancellation policies apply in every instance, without exception. A Travel Insurance Protection Policy will be available through the Lion of Judah office. All cancellations must be made in writing to Lion of Judah Travel. As a general guideline, cancellation fees imposed are based on number of days prior to departure:
91 days or more – $500 per person 90-60 days prior – 30% of tour cost
59-31 days prior – 50% of tour cost 30 days or less – 100% of tour cost
Certain tour operators have higher cancellation fees. These fees will be outlined on your personal “Travel Service Contract,” or on request they can be given at time booking inquiry. Refunds will depend on recoverable monies that are secured from the overseas travel suppliers. Cancellation fees can be as much as 100% of the tour cost. Once a tour is in progress, no refund will be made for less than three consecutive days of missed services such as unused sightseeing or meals. Cancellations or rescheduling for any uninsured incident will be assessed at the time of occurrence. The above fees are in addition to any airline enforced fees or unrecoverable fees associated with high season travel.
Special Note: If you cancel your tour and/or safari prior to paying all monies due Lion of Judah Travel (at the time of said cancellation), those monies will still be due to Lion of Judah Travel and the above cancellation fees will apply. If you have purchased trip cancellation and interruption insurance you may be covered for any loss of funds.
All Airline Change Cancellation Fees are to be assessed separately.
PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES:
There are certain activities furnished by independent suppliers that have a degree of danger. Some of these activities entail various inherent risks. You must follow the directions given by suppliers. This is for you own safety. These activities include but are not limited to: walking, horseback, and elephant safaris, canoeing, rafting, hot-air-ballooning and gorilla trekking. Roads are rough, so persons with bad backs should be aware of these conditions before venturing on safari. It should also be noted that you are going on an African safari and the animals are wild and could cause personal injury. It is essential to follow all the rules of the bush, including never walking alone in the dark. You should be aware that although precautions are taken by the suppliers to guard against such dangers, your safety cannot be guaranteed. Should you elect to participate in such activities, understand that such participation will be at your own risk, and that Lion of Judah Travel cannot assume responsibility for your safety.
INDEPENDENT SUPPLIERS & RESPONSIBILITY:
Lion of Judah Travel and their agents purchase many independent services from various international suppliers. Their services include, but are not limited to, accommodations, sightseeing, charter aircraft, food service and land transportation. These suppliers are not affiliated with Lion of Judah Travel in any way. Therefore, Lion of Judah Travel cannot control their operations, and cannot be held liable for any personal injury or property damage that may occur due to defects or failures of any vehicles, aircraft or other transportation under the control of the independent suppliers, or negligent or arbitrary acts or omissions by the supplier, its employees and others not under the direct control of Lion of Judah Travel. Lion of Judah Travel shall not become liable or responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property or otherwise in connection with any service due to acts of God, wars- declared or undeclared, acts of governments, civil disturbances, terrorist acts, strikes, thefts, quarantines, customs regulations, defaults, delays or cancellations of flights, dangers incident to land, air and sea travel, or incidents beyond our control. No revisions of the printed itinerary or lodges are anticipated; however, Lion of Judah Travel and their associates reserve the right to make changes at any time, for any reason, with or without notice. We will do our best to substitute a comparable experience. If circumstances arise which, in the opinion of Lion of Judah Travel, warrants the concern for the personal safety of the tour participants, Lion of Judah Travel reserves the right to cancel or change the full tour or for any portion of the tour. Lion of Judah Travel and their agents cannot be responsible for any services or any portion of the trip that were not made directly by the Lion of Judah Travel offices.
Lion of Judah Travel, Inc. is licensed in the state of California as Registered Seller of Travel products, registration number 2027461-40, by the California Attorney General’s Office.
In the event of Lion of Judah Travel’s default, California consumers may be eligible for refund payments for losses of $50 or more to a registered seller of travel who participates in the state refund program. If you were located in California at the time of your purchase, you have a right to make a claim against the Fund for a refund of any money paid to Lion of Judah Travel, Inc. that is due because of Lion of Judah Travel, Inc. bankruptcy, insolvency, cessation of operations, or material failure to provide the transportation or travel services sold. The claim must be filed with 60 days (or in some limited circumstances, within one year) after you become aware of your loss. For additional information see the following website: http://ag.ca.gov/travel/consumer.php. For travelers located outside of California This the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund does not cover transaction and you will not be eligible to file a claim against that fund in the event of Lion of Judah Travel, Inc.’s default.” Consumer Protection: The above act forces Lion of Judah Travel, Inc. “to comply with and protect all consumers”.
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS SUPPLEMENTS may apply. Please check with a Lion of Judah Travel Specialist for current information.
Payment in full and acceptance of final documentation certifies that you understand and accept the tour conditions set forth above and on all other documentation.
EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES
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ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Additional terms and conditions of Lion of Judah Travel and/or its Third Party Suppliers may apply to reservations, purchases of goods and services and other uses of portions of this site and our services. You agree to abide by any such additional terms and conditions and you understand that if you violate any such terms and conditions, it may result in cancellation of your reservation(s), in your being denied access to the applicable travel product or services, and in your forfeiting any amounts paid for such reservation(s). Lion of Judah Travel may debit your credit or debit card account or charge you for any costs we incur as a result of such violation. You acknowledge that some Third Party Suppliers offering certain services and/or activities may require you to sign their liability waiver prior to participating in the service and/or activity they offer.
The relationship between Lion of Judah Travel and you will be that of independent contractors, and neither of us nor any of our respective officers, agents or employees will be held or construed to be partners, joint ventures, fiduciaries, employees or agents of the other. You may not assign, convey, subcontract or delegate your rights, duties or obligations hereunder. These terms and conditions shall be deemed severable. In the event that any provision is determined to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision shall nonetheless be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions. The headings used in this User Agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect the terms and conditions herein. This User Agreement, together with any terms and conditions incorporated herein or referred to herein constitute the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any prior understandings or agreements (whether oral or written) regarding the subject matter, and may not be amended or modified except in writing or by making such amendments or modifications available on this site.