What to expect
Our goal is to provide you with access to some of the most remote and isolated
regions on the earth and the opportunity to witness wildlife phenomena that occur there. When
possible, in order to enhance a participant's experience and understanding of the areas
visited, educational seminars and discussions will be offered on subjects ranging from
photography instruction, to conservation issues, to cultural development and other related
topics. Your expedition leader is fully equipped to take care of all the details of each
day's itinerary including meals, transportation and accommodation, so you can have an
expedition as enjoyable as possible. Finally, a traveler's experience will be enhanced if they
bring along with them a sense of humor, flexibility, a quest for knowledge, and a spirit of
The expeditions we operate take you to some of the most remote and undeveloped regions of
the world. We strive to utilize the best accommodation, transportation and services for our
guests, however, certain destinations lack the infrastructure and comfort most of us are
accustomed to. Still, the benefits of traveling to such isolated areas will enable
participants to witness wildlife spectacles and cultural events that few will see in their
Travel to these incredible destinations can often times be long and arduous, requiring
extended periods of transport over unpaved bumpy roads, or boat rides that necessitate
sitting for an extended duration. In order to cut down on travel time and provide an extended
nature experience, Wildlife and Nature Travel will opt for airline travel when and where
available. Accommodations can range from high-end hotels and elegant platform camps, such as
featured in our Botswana trip, to rustic bush camps in the heart of a jungle, such as in our
trip to the WWF camp to visit the eastern lowland gorillas of Central African Republic.
Weather or other unforeseen circumstances can cause delays or changes in our itineraries. At
such times, we will do our best to find an appropriate course of action to achieve our
destination objective or find a suitable alternative.
All meals and program excursions are generally included, and we will do our best to
accommodate those with special dietary needs. Certain excursions can and do require modest
to large amounts of physical exertion. Participants in trekking expeditions must be fully
mobile, able to hike three miles a day or walk for two hours in sun, or high humidity
environment while carrying a backpack with camera gear (if so desired) and water.
Reservations and payment
Your booking is only confirmed when the above stated amount of deposit arrived to our bank
account in full. Deposit can only be paid by bank wire transfer and has to be received by our
bank by the above stated date. Failure to remit your advanced payment on time will result in
an automatic change of status of any confirmed space to a provisional basis and the possible
inability to reinstate your reservation. Once your deposit is received you will immediately
be informed and your reservation confirmed in writing. Remaining balances are due no later
than 90 days prior to date of program commencement. Any reservation made within 90 days of
commencement of a program may be accepted provided space is available and payment in full
is received. Wildlife and Nature Travel will not accept responsibility for bank wire fees or
rush mail delivery.
Cancellations and refunds
Remaining balances are due no later than 90 days prior to date of program commencement. If the
balance has not been received 90 days prior to trip commencement, Wildlife and Nature Travel
shall be entitled at our discretion to treat your reservation as cancelled, and the deposit
shall be forfeited. All requests for cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations
received up to 90 days prior to program commencement are refunded less an administrative fee
of $500 per person (In case the local suppliers, like hotels, car companies etc demand deposit
payment more than 90 days in advance and these deposits are non-refundable (so in case we
already paid the local suppliers at the time of your cancelation), we will not be able to
refund your deposit). If cancellation is received within less than 90 days prior to departure,
all deposits and tariffs are forfeited. For these and other reasons mentioned below, you are
requested to obtain trip cancellation insurance (see above). Prices quoted are based on group
participation and no refunds will be made for any part of the program you choose not to
participate. It is understood that refunds cannot be made to passengers who do not complete
the tour for any reason whatsoever.
Any request to amend or change a booking once it has been confirmed will be considered subject to
space availability. No refunds will be issued for failure of passenger to obtain proper documentation
for entering countries visited, lost travel time or substitution of facilities, for itineraries amended
after departure, for circumstances arising beyond the company's control, necessitating alternative
arrangements being made to ensure the safety and/or further participation and enjoyment of the program,
passenger not appearing for any accommodation, service, sightseeing or trip segment without notifying
the company, or passenger leaving program after it has begun, or missing any scheduled sightseeing,
activities, meals or accommodations.
If Wildlife and Nature Travel fails to run the trip due to its own mistakes or circumstances
(management problems, financial problems, bankruptcy), or decides to cancel it for reasons within
its own reach and reasons, all deposits and payments will be refunded.
In case Wildlife and Nature Travel is unable to fulfill completely or partly its obligations due to:
fire, acts of God, war, military operations of any kind, strikes, riots, acts of government or
other authorities, de jure or de facto, the fulfillment of the trip contract obligations shall be
extended correspondingly for a period during which such circumstances last. If these circumstances
extend beyond 180 days, Wildlife and Nature Travel has the rights to refuse further execution of the
obligations and passengers will not have the right for reimbursement of any possible damages. In which
case personal insurances shall cover loss.
The itineraries described are subject to change at the discretion of Wildlife and Nature Travel. Due
to the expeditions operating in remote parts of the world, we reserve the right to change the
itinerary due to weather conditions, political conditions, or other factors beyond our control without
consulting the passengers. It is understood that such decisions will be made in the best interests and
safety of all passengers involved and with regard to the ability to complete the final itinerary.
Passengers have no right to any refund or other considerations in the event of these inevitable
itinerary changes. The images featured on our website are inspirational in character and do not
necessarily depict the exact people, animals and places encountered by the passengers.
Expedition rates are based on tariffs and exchange rates in effect at the time of printing and are
subject to change prior to departure. Substantial changes in tariffs, exchange rates and the price of
fuel, services and labor sometimes increase the cost of expedition arrangements significantly, and we
reserve the right to alter our prices or introduce surcharges accordingly, even if payment has been
received in full.
Unless otherwise stated, Wildlife and Nature Travel trips do not include your international or
regional air travel. This is in order to allow you the best flexibility in arranging your own flights,
such as using your air miles, arranging stopovers, flying business class, arriving early or leaving
later. Because the flight tickets are not arranged by Wildlife and Nature Travel, we can not take
any responsibilities for any losses, inconveniences or damages that are results of your flights.
Any consequences of canceled, missed or rescheduled international flights are the passenger's
It is mandatory to have your own travel insurance for the above stated trip. Your travel insurance
must cover every day of your Wildlife and Nature Travel trip, including the arrival and departure
dates, and must cover you for all health-related problems, for all airline failures and air ticket
losses, for all trip cancelations that are outside of Wildlife and Nature TravelŐs control (including,
but not limited to civil unrest, wars and other political situation, natural disasters and major
accidents) and for medical evacuation up to USD 500,000. You are expected to provide your policy
number latest by two weeks before departure.
You must be in possession of a valid passport and any visas, permits and certificates that are required
for the whole of the trip and shall arrange such vaccinations as are normally recommended for the
countries through which you intend to travel, including those vaccinations recommended by Wildlife
and Nature Travel. Information as to these matters and as to climate, clothing, baggage, gear, and
similar matters is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of Wildlife and Nature
Due to the fact that most of our trips operate in remote areas where unexpected events
can happen, Wildlife and Nature Travel does not take any responsibility for any personal injuries
whatsoever. Any rights to hold the company responsible for any personal injuries (wheter an accident
or direct result of someone's fault), are waived and released by signing the agreement below.
Passengers extend Wildlife and Nature Travel
permission to take their photograph during the voyage, and release all rights over those
images. Passengers who do not wish to be photographed during the expedition must inform
Wildlife and Nature Travel in writing, prior to the expedition.
Trip waiver and liability
We draw your attention to the fact that there are certain inherent risks
involved in participating in the type of trip you are planning to join. We will ask you to
sign a Release to acknowledge this warning and also to release and hold harmless the company
from any damages that may result. It is your sole responsibility to take all appropriate
medical advice prior to departure as to whether or not you are fit enough to undertake the
trip booked. We shall not be liable for illness, injury or death sustained on the program
which is not due to the gross negligence of the host organizations, their officers, employees,
authorized representatives or agents whomsoever.