Booking Information

Booking the trip of a lifetime is part of the fun - at least we think so. We don't expect you to sign up for a safari without asking a few questions and getting to know us. Our Safari Experts would be delighted to receive your email or call, answer your questions and help you through the sign-up process.


How to book your trip

Our groups are small, so space is limited. We recommend that you call as early as possible to ensure space is available on your desired departure date. Many guests book about a year in advance.

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

A $700 per person non-refundable deposit will hold your place on most of our safaris departing before March 31, 2015. Deposits for private trips, custom trips, the North & South Safari and Photography Safaris vary by departure. Trip extensions require an additional minimum deposit of $300 per person.

For trips departing May 2015 through March 31, 2016 a non-refundable deposit in the amount of 20% of your per person trip price will hold your place on most of our safaris. Trip extensions also require additional minimum deposit of 20% of the per person extension price.

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

Deposits

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.

Payments

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 or fuel surcharges. 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.