Payment Policy

  • A minimum Non-Refundable deposit of 30% of the total cost of services is required at the time of booking  to confirm all the rooms and services.
  • Last and final payment of 70% of the total cost of services will be payable 65 Days prior to service commencement date.
  • CATS Africa shall not be liable for any loss either in part or in full for booked services due to failure to adhere to the above terms.

 Cancellation and No-show policy

 Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in numbers (hereinafter collectively called a CANCELLATION) are subject to Cancellation and No-show fees if cancelled after booking and up to the arrival date as follows:

 Dates/Period          Penalty
After booking and up to 60 days to date of arrival 30% of the total cost
Between 59-36 Days prior to the date of arrival 50% of the total cost or reduction
Between 35-15 Days prior to the date of arrival  75% of the total cost or reduction
Between 14-05 Days prior to the date of arrival 90% of the total cost or reduction
Less than 4 Days to the date of arrival and No show 100% of the total cost or reduction


Note: These policies are not designed to generate revenue for us. They are applied only as a means of protection against similar charges levied by the service providers. At all times we shall endeavour to discuss with our suppliers and service providers to waive cancellation charges should they be successful in re-selling  all the services cancelled at an equivalent rate. This applies especially to cancellations or attritions made between the 59 - 15 days to arrival window period.

Currency

 All prices are quoted in US Dollars unless otherwise indicated and are Net and Non-Commissionable.

Caution

All quotation costs are subject to change due to unforeseeable changes in fuel levies and applicable government taxes.

Single Rooms

 Accommodation in single rooms will be charged up to a maximum of 4 rooms at the single room rate.
Additional rooms will be charged as sole use of a double room(SUD).

Services schedule/ Rooming List

Rooming list and final itinerary details are required 30 days prior to arrival. The rooming list should at the very least include full names of travelers as they appear on the Passport and any special dietary or other needs.

Transportation

We have a wide selection of vehicles ranging from chauffeured limousines, luxury vans, to deluxe minibuses and coaches, all air-conditioned and 4x4 safari land Cruisers and therefore Airport/city transfers are done based on client requirement and depending on group size. Whilst on safari, transportation is based on either 6-seater safari mini-buses or 4x4 Land cruisers. The Safari vehicles have roof hatch for enhanced game viewing and photography.

Where the game drives and airstrip transfers are provided for by a lodge/camp, this service is undertaken on a non-exclusive (per seat-in-car) basis, usually in a 4x4 vehicle with services of an English speaking driver/guide.

Domestic Flights

There is a maximum luggage limitation of 15kgs per person (preferably in soft/duffle bags) on all local charters and scheduled flights between parks and cities.
Excess baggage is charged at the prevailing freight rate and is strictly subject to space availability.

Although the standard schedule timing is strictly observed, the flight can be rerouted to start dropping at other airstrips dependent on where most clients on that flight are destined. This is however at the discretion of the carrier airline and the client will be briefed at the earliest convenience.

Site Inspection Trips

Our quotations do not include a provision for Site Inspections. If required, site inspection trips will be
charged as extra cost but based on our Net rates without mark up. Furthermore we shall endeavor to get as many complimentary services as possible from our suppliers and pass on to you.

Local Guide / Coordinator

The services of a local Guide is optional but we recommend that you contract the services of our local Guide/Coordinator to accompany large groups throughout their stay in East Africa. Majority of the Guides/Coordinators are keen naturalists with an in depth knowledge of history, culture and wildlife of East Africa.
Standard Game Drive Timings
The standard times for game viewing drives are as follows:
• Early morning game drives: between 0600hrs-0830hrs.
• Mid-morning game drive: between 1030hrs-1230hrs
• Afternoon game viewing drive: between 1600rs-1800hrs