Terms & Conditions
Rates quoted are valid through December 15, 2013, and include:
First-class hotel accommodations based on twin-bedded rooms with private bath or showers-the categories assigned to hotels reflect the opinion of Micato Safaris.
Three meals daily per the itinerary, based on evening arrivals on Day 2.
3. Air Transportation
Your travel agent should arrange international flights or Micato can refer you to its preferred purveyor of air tickets. Internal African flights on safari must be purchased through Micato.
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's risk throughout the tour.
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.
Please Note: If a minimum number of travellers is not reached, Micato may provide local guides in each location in place of a Micato tour director. Extensions are locally guided.
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 bespoke trip) at the time of booking. The balance or final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.
Cancellations received by Micato 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.
Quoted tour rates include planning, handling and operational charges, based on the current rate of exchange and tariff as of December 2011. In the event of an increase in foreign exchange or tariff rates, rates are subject to revision.
Micato 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 Micato's control.
Taicoa Corporation d/b/a Micato Safaris, its employees, shareholders, officers and directors (collectively "Micato") does not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip, including, for example, lodging facilities, transportation companies, local ground or safari operators, including, without limitation,various entities which may utilize the Micato name, guides,entertainment, food or drink service providers, equipment suppliers, etc. As a result, Micato is not responsible for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity. In addition, Micato is not responsible for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any person or entity it does not own or control, nor for any act or inaction of any other third party not under its control.
Without limitation Micato 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 groundhandler or guide, whether or not it uses the Micato 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, Micato 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 by animals, 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.
Baggage is at "owner's risk" throughout the tour. The right is reserved to alter or cancel the itinerary, at Micato's sole discretion, as it may deem necessary or advisable, Micato 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, Micato's only obligation is to refund to that person that portion of the payment allocable to unused services. Air arrangements are based on December 15, 2011, airfares which are subject to change. Rates may vary accordingly. All airfares and conditions are subject to change. Baggage coverage is strongly recommended.
All scheduled airline flights are occasionally subject to overbooking, delay or cancellation. If this occurs, Micato will use its best efforts to assist clients in finding alternative arrangements. Micato, however, is not responsible for any such events and the costs associated therewith.
Micato may take photographs or film of its trips and trip participants, and participant grants Micato express permission to do so and for Micato to use such for promotional or commercial use.
There is no right to a refund for any unused services. Changes in the Responsibility clause can be made only in writing signed by an officer of Micato.
Any and all disputes concerning this contract, the brochure or your trip shall be resolved solely and exclusively by binding arbitration according to the then current commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such arbitration will take place in New York City, New York. In any such arbitration, the substantive (but not procedural) law of New York will apply. The arbitrator and not any federal, state or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this contract is void or voidable.
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