Booking Information

Booking the trip of a lifetime is part of the fun, and our Safari Experts are here to answer your questions and help you through the sign-up process!

How to book your trip

Our groups are small, so space is limited. Many guests book 1-2 years in advance, and we recommend that you call as early as possible to ensure space is available on your desired departure date. A non-refundable deposit in the amount of 20% of your per person trip price will hold your place on most of our safaris and extensions.

Call us at 1-800-235-0289 to reserve your space.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted for your trip deposit.

Single accommodations

Each trip has a single accommodations fee for those traveling without a companion. However, if you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, every effort will be made to match you with a roommate. We will invoice you for the single accommodations initially, and delete the charge if you are matched with a roommate.

Booking Conditions


A deposit for the appropriate amount is required to reserve your space. This deposit is non-refundable. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards are accepted for the initial deposit.


You will be invoiced upon making a reservation and full payment is due 90 days prior to the first land day of the trip. Payment is accepted as follows:

  • U.S. Dollar check posted to our office
  • Wire transfer to our account at the Cambridge Trust Company, Cambridge, Mass.

Cancellation and Refunds

Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to Thomson Safaris. 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 cancellation fees will apply. You may also be responsible for any fees imposed by hotels, airlines etc., that are over and above your land arrangements, due to your cancellation of your original date bookings.

Please note that no partial refunds will be given for unused meals, hotel rooms, airport transfers etc., for any reason whatsoever. Thomson Safaris reserves the right to increase the tour price in the event of cost increases due to changes in airfares, currency fluctuations, park fee increases, fuel surcharges, taxes, etc. Thomson Safaris reserves the right to alter the tour without notice.

Thomson Safaris is not responsible for expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip (e.g. visa fees, immunizations, insurance, equipment, etc.) or for any necessary additional travel arrangements should you embark from home before the group departure date. Accommodations are subject to change.

If you are planning a trip within 3 month of travel, please visit our Last Minute Safari page for additional information.



Thomsonsafaris Safari Catalog 2017-2019