Terms and Condition

  1. Accommodations
    First-class hotel accommodations based on twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower the ratings assigned to hotels reflect the opinion of Aardvark Safaris.
  2. Meals
    Three meals daily per the itinerary, based on evening arrivals on Day 2.
  3. Air Transportation
    Your travel agent should arrange international flights or Aardvark can refer you to its preferred source of air tickets. Internal African flights on safari must be purchased through Aardvark.
  4. Luggage
    Tour rates include the transport and handling of two pieces of luggage per person per airline regulations. Guests are urged, however, to travel with only one medium-size suitcase. On certain flights within Africa, strict luggage restrictions apply; details are provided in tour documentation. Luggage and personal effects are at owner risk throughout the tour.
  5. Taxes
    The tour program includes hotel taxes as imposed by city and state governments, entrance fees to National Parks and Game Reserves, and airport taxes for intra-country flights. International airport taxes are not included.

Not Included in Quoted Tour Rates:
Cost of obtaining passports, visas, travel insurance, excess baggage charges, items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, communication (calls, faxes, emails, etc.), international airport departure tax (to be paid in U.S. dollars or acceptable foreign currencies), and deviations from the tour.

A deposit of 20% (30% for a customized trip) at the time of booking. The balance or final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

Cancellations received by Aardvark Safaris 90 days or more prior to departure are subject to a $500 per person cancellation penalty; cancellations received 89 60 days prior to departure are subject to a penalty of 20% of the total retail tour rate;
59 30 days is 50% of the tour rate. Cancellations received 29 days or less are subject to forfeiture of 100% of the entire retail tour rate including internal airfare. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.

Quoted tour rates include planning, handling and operational charges, based on the current rate of exchange and tariff as of December 2013. In the event of an increase in foreign exchange or tariff rates, rates are subject to revision.

Guaranteed Departures
Aardvark guarantees departure of all group programs once a deposit is paid excepting only cases of force majeure. This includes any major world event that adversely affects international travel patterns and circumstances beyond Aardvark control.


Without limitation Aardvark is not liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damage, injury, death, loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity of any kind which may be occasioned by reason of any act or omission beyond its control, including, without limitation any willful or negligent act, failure to act, breach of contract or violation of local law or regulation of any third party such as an airline, train, hotel, bus, taxi, van or safari operator, local  ground handler or guide,whether or not it uses the Aardvark name, financial default or insolvency of any supplier and/or restaurant which is to, or does supply any goods or services for this trip. Similarly, Aardvark is not responsible for any loss, injury, death or inconvenience due to delay or changes in schedule, overbooking of accommodation, default of any third party, attacks or bites by animals, pests, or insects, injury or death while on activities sponsored by lodging facilities or by other third parties, sickness, the lack of appropriate medical care, evacuation to same, if necessary, weather, strikes, acts of God or government, acts of terrorism, or the threat thereof, force majeure, war, quarantine, epidemics, or the threat thereof, criminal activity, or any other cause beyond its control.

Photography: Aardvark may take photographs or film of its trips and trip participants, and participant grants Aardvark express permission to do so and for Aardvark to use such for promotional or commercial use.

Unused Services: There is no right to a refund for any unused services. Baggage is at  owner risk throughout the tour unless insured. The right is reserved to alter or cancel the itinerary, at Aardvark sole discretion, as it may deem necessary or advisable, Aardvark reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any passenger on any of its tours if, in its sole discretion, it deems accepting or retaining any such passenger as being detrimental to the tour.

In the event any passenger is removed from a trip, Aardvark only obligation is to refund to that person that portion of the payment allocable to unused services. Air arrangements are based on December 15, 2013, airfares which are subject to change. Rates may vary accordingly. All airfares and conditions are subject to change.

All scheduled airline flights are occasionally subject to overbooking, delay or cancellation. If this occurs, Aardvark will use its best efforts to assist clients in finding alternative arrangements. Aardvark, however, is not responsible for any such events and the costs associated therewith.

Changes in the Responsibility clause can be made only in writing signed by an officer of Aardvark.