Terms & Conditions
Release of Liability and Risk Waiver & General Terms and Conditions
Making a booking on the Brand g Vacations 2019 Tanzanian Safari and Tour, with local tour services provided by Boutique Safari Ltd. (collectively the “Companies) is taken as acceptance by the customer of the Terms and Conditions; Liability and Risk Waiver; and General Policies of the Companies. A copy of the Terms and Conditions/Liability and Risk Waiver is available on the Brand g Vacations booking website, and will be provided to you as an attachment to your confirmation of initial trip deposit.
All travel involves some amount of risk. We assure you that Brand g Vacations has fully vetted our travel providers in Tanzania to ensure they are safe, reliable and insured. We have also, taken the extra precaution of adding flying doctors coverage to ensure that you will have the fastest possible professional medical attention during the entire safari vacation.
We and our local operators, including our primary local partner Boutique Safari, have done all we can in preparation for, and will do everything during the trip, to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable vacation. However, to ensure that you have adequate and immediate coverage in the event of any unfortunate event, we strongly encourage you to purchase an individual travel insurance policy. Ask your travel agent, or Brand g Vacations for assistance in securing such a plan.
Release of liability and assumption of all risks
Every guest is required to complete a Request for Passenger Information/Release of Liability and Risk Waiver Form as a condition of tour participation. Please fill out and sign this form (provided as an attachment to your initial trip deposit confirmation) and email it to email@example.com.
*No additions, deletions or changes can be made to the release form, and signing it is a requirement for joining the trip.
PART 1 – ASSUMPTION OF RISK:
I acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to participate in the trip designated above on this release form (the “Trip”). I am voluntarily participating in the Trip with the knowledge of the numerous risks and dangers involved in the Trip including, but not limited to, the following: forces of nature; acts of God or government; travel, whether in civilized or remote areas and by plane, train, bus, automobile, boat or other conveyance, by foot, or other form of travel; attacks by wild or domestic animals; strikes; criminal activity; civil unrest; terrorism; breakdown of equipment; high altitude; accident; illness; a lack of access to means of rapid evacuation; the availability of medical attention/supplies; the adequacy of medical attention once provided; unexpected delays; loss or damage to personal property; theft; or negligence (but not the willful or fraudulent conduct) on the part of Brand g Vacations, or Boutique Safari Ltd., its employees, officers, agents or others.
PART 2 – RESPONSIBILITY:
Neither Brand g Vacations or Boutique Safari Ltd. nor any person or agent acting for, through or on behalf of the Company shall be liable for any claims, losses, damages, injuries, death, costs, expenses, delays, inconvenience due to delay or change in schedule, overbooking of accommodation, default of any third party, attacks by wild or domestic animals, epidemics or threat thereof, sickness, the lack of appropriate medical care, evacuation to same if necessary, weather, strikes, acts of god or government, lost or misplaced luggage, acts of terrorism or the threat of, force majeure, war, quarantine, criminal activity or any other cause beyond its control. The Companies’ liability for change or cancellation for reasons beyond the companies’ control will be limited to a full refund and no other compensation will be payable. The Companies do not accept liability for the acts or omissions of tour operators, hotels, carriers, or other outside the Companies over which they have no control.
I HEREBY AGREE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MY OWN WELFARE AND ACCEPT ANY AND ALL RISKS DURING THE TRIP AND ANY AND ALL EXPENSES AND DAMAGES RESULTING THEREFROM AND VERIFY THIS STATEMENT.
PART 3 – RELEASE:
In consideration of, and as part payment for the right to participate in the Trip and all tours, excursions, activities, services and food arranged for me by Boutique Safari Ltd. on behalf of Brand g Vacations, its employees, officers, agents or others associated in connection with the Trip, I have and do hereby fully assume all risks of illness, injury, loss or death, and hereby release and discharge Brand g Vacations and Boutique Safari Ltd., its employees, officers, agents and associates from all actions, claims, or demands for damages resulting from my participation in the Trip and for any occurrence resulting in any loss, injury, expense, or damage which result directly or indirectly from any act or omission, whether negligent or otherwise. I agree that the foregoing obligation shall be binding upon me personally, as well as upon my heirs, executors, and administrators, and all members of my family. I have carefully read this agreement and fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between me, Brand g Vacations and Boutique Safari Ltd. and sign it of my own free will and in its entirety.
I also acknowledge that I have carefully read Brand g Vacations general tour information and all documents regarding all aspects of the Trip, including its policy on refunds and cancelled trips, tours, and/or excursions of all kinds and refunds in respect thereof and agree to all stated conditions set forth in such information and documents.
I also understand that all arrangements for certain activities and services on the Trip, including, but not limited to, tours, air/boat/ground transportation, hotel accommodation, ground transfers, and optional excursions are made by Boutique Safari Ltd. on behalf of Brand g Vacations for the convenience of its clients (including myself) with the suppliers of the services. Arrangements with independent contractors include, but are not limited to: services; products; and transportation provided in connection with the Trip whether arranged or organized by Brand g Vacations, travel agents, or Boutique Safari Ltd. I understand and accept that the service and transportation providers including hotels, restaurants, airlines, tour operators and ground transportation for the Trip are not owned or operated by Brand g Vacations or Boutique Safari Ltd. and are not under the supervision and control of Brand g Vacations, or Boutique Safari Ltd.
I agree that Boutique Safari Ltd., its owners, employees, agents or representatives are not liable, for any occurrence resulting in any loss, injury, expense, or damage which result directly or indirectly from any act or omission, whether negligent or otherwise, of any person, independent contractor, company or firm which provides any goods or services in connection with the Trip, any optional travel component or any other option that is available for purchase.
PART 4 – TRIP RULES
Prior to the trip, a Boutique Safari guide will explain the Trip rules and, in particular, any rules established by national parks, museums, historical sites, etc. It is essential that all guests obey all rules and respect the authority of their tour guide as a local expert. In the event that a guest/s refuse/s to comply with such rules, behaves in an illegal, offensive or inappropriate manner which negatively impacts the Trip, behaves in a way which negatively impacts the safety of the Trip as a whole, other tour guests or others (as determined by the sole discretion of the Boutique Safari Ltd guide), places the tour at risk or in violation of established national park rules, or Boutique Safari Ltd. Trip rules, the company reserves the right to terminate such guest's Trip. All costs associated with such termination shall be borne by the guest/s in breach of the Trip rules.
PART 5: TOUR SUITABILITY AND BEHAVIOR
We reserve the right in our absolute discretion to terminate without notice the trip arrangements of any customer whose behavior is such that it does or is likely, in our reasonable opinion, or in the opinion of any operator or any other person in authority, to cause distress, damage, danger or annoyance to any third party, or to cause damage to property.
Our trips can be physically demanding. It is your responsibility to disclose an accurate account of any limitations in your mobility and all other relevant information relating to your health and fitness at the time of booking. You must also advise us of any change to your level of mobility or health and fitness between booking and starting your trip. We reserve the right in our absolute discretion to terminate without notice the trip arrangements of any customer who is likely, in our reasonable opinion, or in the opinion of any operator or any other person in authority, to be unable to cope adequately with the demands of the trip.
In either of these circumstances all our obligations to you under this contract or otherwise shall cease, full cancellation charges apply and we shall not be liable for any refund, compensation or costs incurred by you whatsoever.
PART 6: JURISDICTION
The above conditions are subject to Tanzania Law as applied in the country and the Courts in Tanzania shall have sole jurisdiction.
General Terms and Conditions
Thank you for choosing this Brand g for your vacation. To ensure that you understand the conditions of your particular vacation, please read the following policies and procedures completely. All policies and procedures are subject to change at any time at Brand g’s sole discretion without notice. Any and all information contained herein is in effect at the time of publishing and is subject to change at any time.
Itinerary arrival and departure times are always subject to change without notice. Brand g reserves the right to cancel, alter, advance, postpone or substitute any portion of the itinerary, which, in its sole judgment and discretion, is justified for any reason, and to do so without liability for any loss whatsoever to guests as a result of said change(s). Brand g is not responsible for incidents such as airline cancellations, re-routings or any disruption of scheduled services or accommodation, or lost luggage.
All published schedules, fares, and terms and conditions are effective as of December 2017 and supersede any schedules, prices, and terms and conditions previously published.
All fares including land and hotel, are capacity controlled, subject to change at any time without notice and do not guarantee availability. All are subject to change, and/or cancellation, without notice.
Travel documents will not be dispatched until full and final payment and passenger Contact Information has been received by Brand g and cleared. For purposes of this Agreement, Contact Information shall mean a guest’s full legal name, passport number and expiration date, address, telephone number, electronic mail address and emergency contact information as well as any other information requested by Brand g.
Travel agents are considered to be the agent of guest and not of Brand g Vacations. Brand g is not liable for any representation, act or omission of Guest’s travel agent. Guest's fare is not considered paid until Brand g receives full payment, and the amount thereof is subject to change at any time prior to receipt of payment. Guest shall at all times remain liable to Brand g for the price of passage. Brand g Vacations reserves the right to refuse travel if all charges and surcharges have not been paid in advance of departure.
To reserve your tour, an $850 per person deposit is required at the time of booking. Full payment is due no later than 120 days prior to departure. Guests will not be permitted to change travel agents once final payment has been received. Final documentation will be issued after receipt of final payment and approximately 30 days prior to tour. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date, and are guaranteed only when paid in full 120 days prior to tour. Reservations made within 120 days of tour require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Brand g Vacations. Payments may be made by AMEX / VISA®/ MasterCard® or DISCOVER®.
Should you find it necessary to cancel your reservation or any component thereof, you or your travel agent are required to contact Brand g Vacations directly by telephone as well as submit your cancellation in writing. Refunds are subject to the schedule below regardless of trip resale and cancellation charges may not be converted to future tour credits:
Greater than 300 days before departure, through April 3, 2018 = $100 per person as a cancellation fee
300-121 days before departure(4/4 - 10/3/18) = $500 per person charge as a cancellation fee
120-91 days(10/4 - 11/2/18) = 50% of the total per person charges as a cancellation fee
90-0 days(11/3/18 - 2/1/19) = 100% of the total per person charges as a cancellation fee
Clients are responsible for their own insurance and neither Brand g Vacations, nor or local Tanzanian tour operator, Boutique Safari Ltd. is legally liable or responsible in the event a guest does not have adequate insurance coverage. All sporting activities undertaken by clients are of their own choice and at their own risk. These include such activities as para-sailing, scuba diving, mountain climbing, all other water sports, horse-riding, etc. We advise guests to review their insurance policies carefully as many policies will not cover injuries sustained in a high-risk activity Travel insurance is also one of the most important aspect of protecting your trip in case of failure or cancellation, so please make sure that you have it in place from the moment that you first make your booking and covering the whole period before, during and after travel.
All guests are required to report to Brand g Vacations at the time of their reservation is made:
- Any physical or mental condition that may require medical or professional treatment or attention during the voyage
- Any condition that may render the guest unfit for travel, or that may require special care or assistance
- Any condition that may pose a risk or danger to the guest or anyone else on the trip
- Any condition that may require oxygen for medical reasons
- Any intention or need to use a wheelchair cart, or other mobility device
By booking passage on this program, the guest represents and warrants that he/she is physically and otherwise fit to travel, and that the guest will comply at all times with applicable rules and regulations of the guides.
Airlines are strict with baggage limitations. Guests are encouraged to contact individual airlines for weight limitations.
All baggage must be securely packed, and properly and clearly labeled. Liquid, fragile, perishable and other articles not suitably packed are transported at your own risk. Brand g is not responsible for loss or damage to baggage or any other personal item during air travel or land extension programs.
We recommend that you hand-carry travel documents (passport, visa, cruise tickets), medications and valuables. These items are the full responsibility of the guest at all times. Brand g shall not be responsible for the loss of, or damage to, such personal items.
All travel documents (air tickets, passport and medical insurance information) are the guest’s responsibility. It is also the guest’s responsibility to obtain any necessary visas and public health documents for all applicable countries and to comply with all customs requirements. Without the required documents, a guest may be denied travel or accommodations and Brand g Vacations will not make a refund or be otherwise liable to any guest for such denial of travel or lodging.
In the event that Brand g provides information or advice as to necessary travel documents, visas and medical inoculations, guests are still obligated to verify such information with the appropriate government authorities and we do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information. Please check with the appropriate consulate for specific requirements. Security measures imposed by governments may change from time to time and each guest will be required to comply with them. As a courtesy, we will endeavor to provide each guest with notice of measures that may affect them, but complying with any such requirements is the sole responsibility of each guest. Please consult your travel professional for advice on such requirements to avoid loss of boarding privileges.
ERRORS AND OMISSIONS
All fares, and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions.
Our website may contain inadvertent technical or factual inaccuracies and typographical errors. Brand g Vacations reserves the right to correct errors and omissions at any time without prior notice, and to cancel any offered product, service, amenity, etc. in the event of any error or omission in the description, including pricing and availability.
You agree to participate in promotional, publicity, or merchandising pictures during this event. You hereby authorize the reproduction, sale, copyright, broadcast and /or distribution of said video, sound recording and pictures without limitations. You further agree and release Brand g, its parent, subsidiary companies, their representatives and agents from any liability, loss, expense or claims arising from distribution, broadcast, sale or use of your likeness or voice. You certify that you are 21 years of age or over. You may opt out of any promotional videos and pictures; however, Brand g does not guarantee that you will not be included.