Citizens of other countries may also require visas.
A good level of fitness and flexibility is required for this tour as there may be some long travelling days and conditions and facilities can be basic in certain parts of west Africa.
Some vaccines require more than one dose, so arrange for your visit at least 4-6 weeks before you travel.
Yellow Fever vaccination is compulsory for travel to Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo & Ghana and proof thereof will need to be submitted to obtain the required visas in advance. Please ensure you bring with you proof of this vaccination as you may need to show this certificate book when entering the destination, and also to immigration/customs on returning to your home country. Remember, it is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations or preventative medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return.
This adventure is of an expeditionary nature that takes us to places where infrastructures may not be what we are used to at home. In certain places we will be required to stay in very basic hotel accommodation. Rooms will have private facilities; however, there may be occasions where hot water is not available. Please note that laundry services may not always be available. A degree of flexibility, a tolerant approach and an adventurous attitude will help maximize your enjoyment of this trip.
Detailed Trip Information
Trip Terms & Conditions
For this trip, JOURNEYS International, Inc. is acting as an agent for Peregrine Adventures, which is the principal supplier of travel services for this tour and is an independent contractor.
Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all Peregrine travelers. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness and death medical expenses, including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable) and personal liability. Peregrine also recommends it covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. You must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested by Peregrine's employees or suppliers. Peregrine reserves the right to cancel or suspend your participation on a trip or in certain activites that comprise part of a trip, at any time, including after the commencement or your tour, with no right of refund, if you are unable to provide proof of insurance when requested.
For all trips where JOURNEYS represents Peregrine Adventures, please note that the hotels are of moderate standing. This means that they are usually three-star hotels without any "frills." All hotels have private facilities, but not the boutique-style facilities that we use for many of our other trips.
Included in costs: Meals as noted in (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), each night in double occupancy accommodations, land transfers between components, English speaking guides, park or site entry fees, surface transport, equipment other than personal gear, government tax, airport transfer assistance, in-country ticket reconfirmation and check-in assistance (where permitted), complete pre-departure packet, toll-free pre-departure phone assistance.
Not included in costs: Meals not noted as included, gratuities, beverages (except tea or coffee at meals), international or domestic airfare unless specified, airport departure taxes not included with air tickets, visas, itinerary changes after confirmation, any services not included in itinerary, any costs incurred due to canceled or delayed flights, acts of nature or other happenings beyond our control, or other costs as are more fully described in JOURNEYS Terms & Conditions.
Deposit and payment schedule: $700 per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $800 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted by fax, mail or via our website. Full payment schedule is described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our Global Expedition Catalog, on our website and elsewhere. Please request this if you do not have it before advancing a deposit.
Cancellation Policy: As JOURNEYS is acting as an agent for Peregrine Adventures, their cancellation policy, and not that of JOURNEYS, applies to this trip. Cancellation more than 56 days before departure will result in a loss of deposit. Cancellation between 56 and 30 days will result in a loss of 50% of land cost. Cancellations within 30 days of departure will result in a loss of 100% of the land cost, as well as any applicable airline penalties.
If you do not pay the balance of your total booking cost within 60 days of departure your booking may be terminated and you will lose your deposit. Additional cancellation penalties may apply. No refunds will be made if you leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.
Force Majeure: We will not be liable for any delay in, change to or cancellation of trips due to ‘Force Majeure’. ‘Force Majeure’ means a circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Peregrine and includes, but is not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, industrial or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and strikes.
Insurance: TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH PROTECTION FOR AT LEAST $75,000 EMERGENCY MEDICAL EVACUATION PLUS $75,000 MEDICAL EXPENSES IS MANDATORY FOR THIS TRIP. Adequate coverage for death, repatriation and curtailment is also required. You will be asked to show proof of coverage upon your arrival. Obtaining medical insurance is the responsibility of the client. Although not required, we strongly recommend the purchase of cancellation insurance.
Air fares: JOURNEYS can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors.
Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $75 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.
Additional Notes: While traveling on a Peregrine trip, local hotel information is generally not provided other than the joining hotel at the starting point of your trip. Reason being as it is subject to change and if people pass the hotel information on to family and friends, it can cause stress and confusion if they call the hotel, as they may not speak English or the hotel may have changed en route.
Publicity: You agree that Peregrine may use images of you taken during the trip without recourse to you and without compensation to you, for publicity and promotion purposes only through whatever medium it chooses.
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