My name is Frank Sabas, I am the owner and founder of Karibu Adventure & Safaris Ltd. I am a Tanzanian, born and raised in Kilimanjaro region.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism from Open University of Tanzania, followed by a Professional Techniques in Tour Operations.
I am a professional mountain guide since 2003 and has personally conducted over 350 major expeditions on the Kilimanjaro Climb.
During my professional career of over 14 years, I spent over 3,100 days of active guiding and Iam Certified High Altitude Fist Responder Guide and Awarded Advanced Diploma in First Aid Intensive training with the American Mountain Doctors. I wrote more information about Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness read more here
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to experience the best trekking and safari tours adventure of a lifetime! Your adventure starts with us.
Karibu Adventure – Our company is registered in Tanzania under Tanzanian laws to pursue on all tourism business from tour operator (BRELA, KIATO and TTB) tourist agents and travel agents. For years now, we work with reputed hotels, campsites and lodges in the region with a clean track record of customer satisfaction, were established by Frank and Josephine.
The main focus of our management team is to deliver personalized services that meet our clients’ needs right from the moment they sign in. We have a committed squad handling all operations right from when you arrive, until the end of your adventure. Most of our staff hold high qualifications from some of the most reputable tourism training institutions. Evaluation reports from clients for each tour completed complements to the services rendered by our people as our mission is for our clients to realize a “Real and Life time Amazing Adventure”.
OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS
We accept your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
DEPOSIT & PAYMENT
To secure place, 10% down payment is required to make in advance as per the company policy, the payment will be made via bank transfer or online payment with visa or master card.
Final payments can be made via bank transfer, online payment within 30 days prior the tour, in cash upon arrival (USD) with your mastercard or visa card. Please note US dollar notes printed prior to 2001 are not accepted anywhere in Tanzania. Transfer details will be emailed on request.
We accept credit card online payment under these conditions; you will send us your details information like city, country, full name and phone number then we will send an invoice by our office with the payment amount intended. A 5% bank fee will be added to online payments. This amount is included in the invoice total. In other words, the invoice total is the actual amount charged to the bank card. Payments of balances due are accepted in person through bank card in our office in Moshi. A bank fee of 4% is added for in person bank card payments.
All bank charges are to be settled by the client respectively. This includes transaction fees charged by our bank. Our bank will not charge a fee for wire transfers but your bank will and there may possibly be a 3rd bank involved. From our experience we see bank fees for wire transfers from $35 – $50. The amount charged for a wire transfer is not dependent on the amount sent.
Bookings and ensuing contracts shall be deemed to have been concluded in Moshi, Tanzania and shall be interpreted according to the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania. The Company reserves the right to decline any booking without outlining the reasons for it.
All travelers receive pre-trip information, complete itinerary and on-demand per-travel advice, via email or directly with our offices for any last minute or personal queries.
In the event of a particular accommodation being unavailable upon booking, accommodation of a similar or higher standard will be substituted.
For amendments of existing bookings done by the client/ agent (e.g. departure dates, air tickets, accommodation, number of participants etc.) a handling fee of 70 USD per booking applies. The handling fee will be charged in addition to the service provider fees.
Karibu Adventures & Safaris are entitled to act as an agent or principal with regard to the provision of the services.
Having paid full amount of any trip, you are entitled to incur a refund in case if you want to cancel your trip. Still, cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you are imposed cancellation charge as advised below: –
90 – 60 days or more deposit retained
59 – 45 days before departure 50% of the TOTAL BOOKING COST shall be refunded.
44 – 30 days before departure 75% of the TOTAL BOOKING COST shall be refunded.
29 – 01 days before departure 100% no refund of the TBC shall be made.
If Karibu Adventure’s & Safaris cancels your trip due to unforeseen circumstances like weather and Pandemics etc. We would be happy to refer you alternative trip of a similar standard. Even if this doesn’t fit your personal interest, all monies paid by you to our company will be refunded. But remember, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.
PASSPORTS, VISAS AND OTHER TRAVEL PAPERS
It is the client´s sole responsibility to ensure that passports & visas, health certificates, proof of vaccinations and any other documentation required are all in order for the countries to be visited.
The Company cannot be held responsible for any consequences, damages or claims if the client does not attend correctly to the client´s documentation and related matters prior to commencing of the tour.
We will do our utmost efforts to ensure that your trip arrangements go as planned. However, if by any chance would be rising complains unlike to what we have agreed to provide for you, please let us know at the earliest opportunity.
Things to consider:
- You should understand that, during the climb the tent might break as a result of a strong wind as well as a rock fall.
- There maybe some delays on our team arrival or pick up of some staffs like bags,food,tents or camp site delay . This is due to the variables in a weather condition on a mountain.
- While game drive car might crack or rupture depending on the location and weather . We may send another car to replace but not guaranteed, but remember NO ANY REFUND for this happening and you may either wait for the car to be fixed or replaced or wait for the next day drive if time will not be adequate for that day.
At any time, all baggage and personal effects are at the client’s responsibility and the Company does not accept any liability for any loss or damage of any personal effects, howsoever arising.
Clients are entitled to one bag of not more than 15 kg (backpack or soft bag – no hardtop suitcase) and a daypack. The Company reserves the right to refuse excess baggage. Please notice that on our trekking tours and on some “bush” flights, other baggage regulations may apply.
RISK & LIABILITY
The client accepts that all tours are of an adventurous nature and involve an element of personal risk. Neither the Company nor any of its agents can be held responsible in any way for any injury, loss of life or damage to property, howsoever caused. The client hereby indemnifies the Company and will hold the Company, its agent, assigns and servants harmless from any such claim. The client accepts full responsibility for all risks involved.
AUTHORITY ON TOUR
The decisions of the Company´s guide/driver on tour shall at all times be final and binding. The client must at all times comply with the laws, customs and foreign exchange regulations of all countries visited.
A tour / trek guide who represents Karibu Adventure’s & Safaris deserves all authority during your tours. If you commit any unlawful act, you are compelled to leave the tour. No refund will be made in such case.
The Company reserves the right to use any photographs and videos taken during tours for marketing or any other advertising material. The client hereby gives consent to use such photographs and authorizes the Company to retain copyright for these photographs and such material.
Unforeseen circumstances including but not limited to war, mechanical breakdowns, weather, riots and other unforeseen reasons beyond the control of the Company may cause delays or alterations to the tour. The Company shall not be held responsible in any way for any of these possible occurrences or any consequences, which may arise as a result of these.
Karibu Adventure’s & Safaris acts only as an agent for the client in all matters relating to tours and accepts no responsibility for personal illness, injury, accident, death, delay, any kind of loss, damage or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any act or omission beyond its control, including without limitation, any act of negligence or breach of contract of a third party, such as a hotel or airline which supply any good or services for business.
All our prices are based on the current national park fees and taxes. There have been continuing talks that East African countries will be undergoing changes to tax regulations in 2014. Should the authorities decide on increasing fees and taxes, even though they might currently not be scheduled, we would afterward have to pass on these increases.
We reserve the right to revise pricing rate posted at our website, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors that are further than our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government authorities decide on increasing fees and taxes, even though they might currently not be scheduled, we would afterward have to pass on these increases we will put forth effort to keep on the present rate
With these Booking terms the company reserves the rights to admission.
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