Thank you for booking with Likana Safaris Uganda
We appreciate your booking and look forward to welcoming our guests to Uganda.
The following terms & conditions apply to services offered by Likana Safaris Uganda. Once a quote has been issued, the terms & conditions will automatically apply. Non-adherence to our terms & conditions may result in a withdrawal of contract rates and release of bookings.
Payment terms are as follows:
50% refundable deposit upon receipt of invoice (or value of permits if higher), except Gorilla Permit which is non-refundable.
Final balance due 15 days prior to arrival
Safari bookings within 30 days of arrival – full payment due upon receipt of invoice
Gorilla permits can only be purchased upon receipt of deposit and are subject to availability.
If payment is not received in accordance with our terms and conditions, we reserve the right to cancel the booking.
All rates are subject to increase with notice due to factors beyond our control such as, but not limited to, Government levies, taxes, and fuel increases.
Cancellations or a reduction in services are charged as follows:
Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to arrival – Deposit forfeited
Cancellations received between 30-15 days prior to arrival – 50% refundable
Cancellations received less than 10 days prior to arrival – 100% non-refundable
Likana Safaris Uganda organizes all categories of bookings from budget to luxury accommodation bookings to any Hotel and Lodges in Uganda. Bookings may be organized either online or we do it on your behalf.
Please read the Terms and Conditions and the Travel Notes carefully as together they set out our respective obligations and form the basis of your travel with us. In these terms and conditions, “you” means all persons named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later date), and “we” and “us” means LIKANA SAFARIS UGANDA Limited. These terms are amended from time to time due to changing circumstances; the terms at the time of booking are the terms that are valid.
Conditions in Uganda and Africa are not the same as those in developed countries and standards of service, medical facilities, safety, and security may often be lower than those in your home countries. Please note that it is the laws and regulations of the country in which services are provided which apply to your holiday arrangements and not those of your home country.
Although LIKANA SAFARIS UGANDA Ltd endeavors to provide accurate, up-to-date, and truthful information on this site, neither Likana Safaris Uganda nor any of its employees, agents and associates make any representations or give any warranties, whether expressly, tacitly, or implied, as to the operation of the site, the information, content, materials, and products included and available from this site.
LIKANA SAFARIS UGANDA Ltd, its employees, agents, and associates will not be liable for any damage of whatsoever nature arising or resulting from the use of or inability to use this site or the information contained hereon, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damage.
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Cancellation By Us
Occasionally we have to cancel confirmed bookings. We always endeavor to avoid canceling, but we must reserve the right to do so. We shall not cancel your confirmed holiday less than 30 days before departure unless you fail to make all payments due in full and on time or we are forced to do so as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care. If we cancel your safari holiday (except where you have failed to make the payment or as a result of force majeure) we shall offer you the choice of purchasing an alternative holiday from us of a similar standard to that originally booked if available.
If the chosen alternative is less expensive than your original holiday we shall refund the difference but if it is more expensive, we shall ask you to pay the difference. Alternatively, you are entitled to a full refund of all monies you have paid to us save that paid for gorilla and/or chimpanzee permits which can only be refunded if the refund has been made available to us. Except where we cancel for reasons other than those mentioned in this clause, we shall have no further liability to you. We regret we cannot pay any expenses, costs, or losses incurred as a result of any cancellation.
If we cancel for a reason that is not mentioned in this clause, we shall pay a maximum compensation of $40 depending on the circumstances. We reserve the right, without prior notice, to terminate the holiday of any person in your party if, in our opinion or in the opinion of any other person in authority, the persons concerned behave in such a way to cause or be likely to cause danger, annoyance or distress to any third party or damage to property. In this situation, the person(s) concerned will be required to leave the accommodation or other services immediately. We shall have no further responsibility towards such person(s).
No refunds will be made and we shall not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination.
Cancellation By You
Should you or any member of your party be forced to cancel, you must advise us or your travel agent in writing. Cancellation is not effective until we receive a copy of your written notice. To cover our estimated loss caused by the cancellation and as we may be unable to resell your holiday, cancellation fees, excluding insurance, will be levied per person as per the above payment terms. If a refund is made to a customer arising from a cancellation, amendment or error by the customer, Likana Safaris Uganda reserves the right to charge the customer any bank or credit card service provider charges incurred.
Complaints must be reported immediately to our representatives and to the supplier of the service(s) in question, who will do their best to resolve any problem. If you remain dissatisfied, a written report should be submitted to the Head of Operations as soon as possible after the incident and not later than 20 days after completion of your holiday, to enable us to investigate them fully. Regrettably, liability for any complaints not notified in accordance with this procedure cannot be accepted.
LIKANA SAFARIS Uganda sells only Tour and Travel Services. It does not sell international flights and is not bonded to do so. International clients who do a safari with Likana Safaris Uganda and are booked through Tour Operators or Travel Agents should check the relevant bonding arrangements made by that company for their travel.
We regret we cannot accept liability or pay compensation where the performance or proper performance of our obligations is prevented or affected by any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events include war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, border closures, unexpected government acts, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, extreme weather conditions, fire, technical and/or mechanical problems to transport, road closures, disease and all similar events beyond our control.
Your attention is drawn to the section in the Travel Notes regarding insurance. It is a condition of booking that you must have and must demonstrate to your travel agent or us at the time of booking that you have, appropriate insurance for the type of holiday being taken with us. Such insurance should fully cover personal injury, medical expenses, death, repatriation in the event of accident or illness or death, cancellation or curtailment of the holiday by either side, and loss of damage to, or theft of the clients’ personal property. Activities with a greater inherent risk, such as mountaineering, animal tracking on foot, white-water rafting should be covered.
The principal company is incorporated in the Republic of Uganda and it operates under the laws of Uganda. Your contract with us and matters arising out of it will be governed by the laws of Uganda.
We shall make every reasonable effort to ensure that (a) all component parts of the holiday are supplied as described in the brochure and to a reasonable standard; and (b) our employees, agents, suppliers, and sub-contractors exercise due care in carrying out our obligations under the contract. We accept responsibility for what our employees, agents, suppliers, and sub-contractors do or do not do (provided they were at the time carrying out work authorized by us).
If any part of your holiday is not provided as advertised and to a reasonable standard, we shall pay you appropriate compensation if your enjoyment of the holiday has been affected and you have followed the complaints procedure set out in these terms and conditions. This acceptance of responsibility is subject to the clause relating to “Force Majeure” above and these Terms and Conditions generally. Our maximum liability in respect of complaints (except where death, personal injury or illness results, or where claims relate to loss or damage to possessions or luggage, which are dealt with below) is limited to an amount equal to the cost paid by or on behalf of the person affected for the relevant services.
The maximum amount will only be payable where the person affected has derived no benefit from the holiday and none of the services contracted have been provided. Liability for loss or damage to luggage or personal possessions (including money) will be compensated to a maximum of US$20 on the basis that the client is assumed to have taken out adequate insurance cover in respect of such losses at the time of booking.
We will take all due care to prevent your death, injury, or illness is caused by the animal or insect life of the destinations. It is your responsibility to take proper medical and practical precautions in this regard and your attention is drawn to the section in the Travel Notes relating to Health. Medical advice should be sought well before traveling. Subject to these Terms and Conditions, we accept responsibility should you or any of your party suffer death, personal injury, or illness as a result of any failure to perform or improper performance of the contract by any of our employees, agents, suppliers, or sub-contractors (provided they were at the time carrying out work authorized by us) except in the following situations.
We will not be liable where any failure to perform or improper performance was due to (I) the acts or omissions of a third party not connected with the provision of the holiday under the contract and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; (ii) an event which we or the supplier of the relevant services could not have foreseen or avoided even with all due care. Any claim must be notified to us in accordance with the complaints procedure set out above.
Any person to whom any payment is made (and their parent or guardian if that person is a minor) must assign to us and our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third party in connection with the claim and provide all necessary assistance to us and our insurers that be reasonably required.
Quotations, Bookings, Prices
Please ensure that the quotation given with details of the number of clients, dates, accommodation, transportation, permits, park fees, and all other services to be provided is clear and accurate before confirming the booking in writing. All references to quotations in writing shall include the reference to correspondence by electronic mail. The price of your chosen holiday will be confirmed at the time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices and will do so as soon as we become aware of any such error.
Once the price of your holiday has been confirmed, subject to the correction of errors, a surcharge will only be payable if transportation costs, taxes, accommodation costs, or gorilla permits increase in total to over 2% of the holiday price. If you are required to pay more than 10% of the original holiday price, you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with the full refund of all the money paid to us except fees paid for gorilla permits. Should you decide to cancel under these provisions, you must exercise your right to do so within 20 days of notification to you of the surcharge. We reserve the right to increase or decrease the prices of unsold holidays at any time.
Prices INCLUDE airport transfers; accommodation; meals as stated; the services of an English-speaking driver/guide and a safari vehicle; porterage of two items of baggage per person; boat trips; park fees; gorilla and chimpanzee permits where appropriate.
Prices EXCLUDE airfares to Uganda, entry visas, airport taxes, and gratuities as well as personal expenditure such as drinks and laundry at non-Hotels. In Kampala, the prices include bed and breakfast only.
On safari, the prices cover the full board. The company reserves the right to vary the safari services agreed with the client in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as road closures, bad weather, problems with national parks or hotels, security considerations. In such cases, alternative arrangements will be made as circumstances permit.
Every effort is made to ensure that vehicles are provided in a roadworthy condition but no liability can be accepted for breakdown, or any damage or delay. Our guides are instructed to follow our code of conduct for Guides (available on request), which you must not ask them to break in any way. In the event that a Guide does not follow the code, please inform the Operations Manager. Company vehicles must only be driven by the company’s Guide whose decision on all matters, such as the route taken, is final. You will be liable for any damage caused to a vehicle by any interference by you with the vehicle, including legal costs.
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