Client refers to any person(s), purchasing and /or participating, in any capacity, in a hunting and or adventure safari with Settlers Safaris. The client must read the following Terms and Conditions carefully. Payment of the deposit or, any part thereof, hereby constitutes by the Client to the Terms and Conditions set forth below.
Settlers Safaris, its owners and/or managers and/or staff will not be held responsible and/or liable for any losses or injuries and will not accept any consequential costs, damages or losses.
Clients are to arrange appropriate medical, accident, baggage, travel, trip cancellation and medical evacuation insurance cover as required before departure for your safari. Settlers Safaris does not provide trip cancellation insurance or any other type of insurance whatsoever on behalf of the Client.
Reservations and Payments
The Safari reservation dates cannot be confirmed until the full amount of the deposit has been received by Settlers Safaris. The balance of the daily rates is payable upon arrival. Trophy fees are applicable to animals actually bagged or wounded and are due at the end of the Safari.
All payments on departure must be made in cash or travellers cheques
In the event of a cancellation, the deposit is not refundable unless cancellation of the booking is received in writing 90 days prior to the start of the Safari OR in the case of death or serious illness/injury in the direct family of the Client, in which case the deposit will be refunded in full.
All prices are quoted in USD unless otherwise specially agreed. Payment in approved foreign currency will be accepted at the rate of exchange applied by Bankers of Settlers Safaris at the time of receipt of payment.
Trophy fees are charged on all animals taken or wounded. Cases where animals are wounded and lost for any reason trophy fees are charged. This is standard practise worldwide, the guide’s word is final, although every effort will be made to find the animal during or after the safari. If recovered at a later stage, the trophy remains the property of the Client.
If a written notice of cancellation is received 90 days prior to the commencement of the Safari, the Client shall receive a full refund of the deposit.
In case of death or serious injury/illness in the direct family of the Client, the deposit will be refunded in full regardless of notice period.
If proper and timely notice of cancellation is not received at least 90 days prior to the commencement of the Safari, no portion of the deposit shall be refunded.
Note that substitute hunters are allowed with our consent, with 30 days’ notice prior to arrival.
Full deposits can be carried forward for Safari at a later date. When re-booked for a following year, the new pricelist will be applied.
All air travel arrangements are the responsibility of the Client; Settlers Safaris will not be liable for losses or costs incurred due to untimely processing of airline reservations, airline problems, weather or unforeseen events of travel.
Once Settlers Safaris has delivered the Client’s trophies to the appropriate third party, taxidermist of shipping agent, it no longer assumes any responsibility whatsoever for its damage or loss.
GENERAL HUNTING RULES
Consumption of Alcohol
No alcohol may be consumed before or whilst hunting. No hunting will be allowed if under the influence of alcohol. This is the sole discretion of management.
Our professional hunters will at all times ensure that they adhere to the strictest highest ethics, allowing for a fair chase at all times. It would be appreciated if the utmost respect would be shown to the animal that has been shot by you. Should you feel that the professional hunter has not performed in an ethical manner, please report this immediately to management.
Firearms safety is to be treated as first priority. A firearm must be unloaded at all times and only loaded on the instructions of the professional hunter. When driving please ensure that the firearm is unloaded and that the barrel is pointing down to the floor of the vehicle. Firearms are to be unloaded and magazines emptied before entering your lodge.
Wounding of animals
An animal is deemed wounded, if any blood is found, no matter how little. This animal is the considered to have been hit and needs to be paid for in full. Utmost care must be taken with shot placement to ensure that you leave with all your trophies. Make sure that you are comfortable when taking the shot.