The Great Namibia Wildlife Safari – Terms & Conditions
Questions? Please call WWF Travel at 888-WWF-TOUR (993-8687).
Cost: $11,895 per person, based on double occupancy; single supplement: $2,495.
Number of participants: Limited to approximately 8.
Included: Internal charter flights, accommodations, all meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on final day, bottled water, house alcohol, services of expedition leaders, services of local guides and lodge staff, some gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, most laundry, permits and entrance fees, all taxes.
Not included: Travel to and from start and end point of trip, premium alcoholic beverages, most gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance, required medical evacuation insurance, anything else not specifically mentioned as included.
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person, payable by credit card or check made out to WWF, confirms your space. A signed waiver of liability is due within two weeks. The final balance is due 90 days prior to departure. For those who paid their deposits by credit card, the final balance will be charged automatically on that date to the credit card on file for you. For those who wish to pay the final payment by check, the check is due on or before 90 days prior to departure and should be made out to Natural Habitat Adventures, WWF’s tour operator for this program. If your payment is not received by the due date, the reservation is subject to cancellation.
Cancellations & refunds: Cancellation must be received in writing at WWF, by postal mail, email or fax. This tour's deposit is non-refundable. Cancellations made within 45 to 89 calendar days prior to departure will result in a loss of 50% of the entire program fee, including extensions. Cancellations made within 44 calendar days prior to departure will result in a loss of the entire program fee.
Singles & shares: Travelers who would prefer a single room (not available on some trips or portions of some trips) may have one at a single-room surcharge. We cannot always guarantee single accommodations even after reservations and confirmations have been made. We will be happy to attempt to make a roommate match for those who choose. If we cannot arrange a match, only 50% of the single supplement fee will apply.
What to expect: Rating: easy. Our walking activities are usually short and optional. We do, however, recommend that travelers who participate in these programs be of an adventurous spirit, as it can get very hot during the African summer months. While the scenery, and the entire experience, is tremendous, the animal encounters here tend to be somewhat less plentiful than in some other safari destinations.
Getting there & getting home: You must arrive in Windhoek, Namibia by 6 p.m. on Day 1 and you may depart Windhoek anytime after 1:30 p.m. on the final day. It is highly recommended that Natural Habitat Adventures' Travel Desk makes your flight reservations for you, as its staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of this tour and can arrange the most efficient and cost-effective travel for you. A small, per-person booking fee may apply. Please call 800-543-8917.
Charter flights: NHA will make all of the internal charter flight arrangements for travelers on this tour. Because the overall weight onboard the charter flights can be a significant safety issue, it is also important for us to know in advance if a traveler weighs more than 220 pounds; there may be an additional fee assessed to travelers in which this is the case. Please contact us for more information.
Trip insurance: We highly recommend that travelers protect themselves by participating in an accredited travel insurance protection plan. Natural Habitat Adventures will include a quote for a non-refundable, full coverage travel protection plan on the invoice you receive immediately after booking your trip; you may decline this insurance, if desired.
Medical evacuation insurance: The purchase of medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this tour. NHA will provide a quote for medical evacuation insurance on your invoice, which you should accept or decline; those who decline will need to show proof of purchase of an independent medical evacuation plan. More information will be sent to registrants.
Terms & conditions: Click here to review Natural Habitat Adventures' terms and conditions.
Understandings & responsibilities: In order to offer wildlife-oriented travel experiences to its members, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has arranged for an independent Tour Operator(s) to organize this tour and procure carriage, accommodations, and other tour services from other parties. WWF serves only to assist in making necessary travel arrangements and in no way represents, or acts as agent for, transportation carriers, hotels, or any other suppliers of services connected with this tour. Travel and services are subject only to the terms and conditions under which such accommodations, services, and transportation are offered or provided, and WWF and its employees accept no responsibility or liability therefore. WWF and the Tour Operator(s) accept no responsibility for any damage, loss, accident, injury, delay, or other irregularity which may be caused by the defect of any vehicle or the negligence or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out or performing any of the services involved in this tour. Nor do WWF or the Tour Operator(s) accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to sickness, weather, strikes, political unrest, wars, or other such causes. Any such losses or expenses must be borne by the participant, since tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. WWF and the Tour Operator(s) reserve the right to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in their judgment, conditions warrant, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or the safety of the tour. They reserve the right to withdraw without penalty any tour announced. WWF and the Tour Operator(s) also reserve the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the tour, at any time, if such action is determined by the appropriate staff member to be in the best interest of the health, safety, and general welfare of the tour group or the individual participant. Under such circumstances, no refund will be made. Baggage and personal effects are solely the responsibility of the owners at all times. Dates, schedules, program details, and costs, given in good faith, based on information available and in force in August 2011, are subject to change and revision. As a condition to acceptance of enrollment, please read, agree to, and sign, the Waiver of Liability forms that will be sent upon registration.
A portion of your tour cost (between 5 and 10%) goes to support WWF's global conservation efforts.