Terms and Conditions
Price is certainly an important point in choosing where to book your African Safari. While price is a big factor, one should take all aspects into consideration such as what the price includes or excludes, past client references (very important), the number of concessions hunted, the size of the properties, the trophy quality (don't be fooled by outfitters who show only their best 15 trophy pictures from over the years), the experience of the Professional Hunters, the standard of accommodations as well as level of service that is offered.
Africa Hunt Lodge is a corporation operating in South AFrica with Marketing and Sales handled in Texas, United States.
Client refers to any person(s), purchasing and/or participating, in any capacity, in a hunt package with Africa Hunt Lodge. The Client must carefully read the following Terms and Conditions. Payment of non-refundable deposit, or any part thereof, hereby constitutes agreement by the Client to the Terms and Conditions set forth below.
Africa Hunt Lodge reserves the right, if and when so deemed advisable, to cancel a hunting trip and or hunt package prior to the departure from the client's point of origin or Africa Hunt Lodge Accommodations. In the case of cancellation prior to the client's departure, the Client is entitled to receive from Africa Hunt Lodge a refund of all amounts received by the company out of the monies paid by the Client and such refund constitutes full and final settlement of all claims that the Client may have against Africa Hunt Lodge for such cancellation of the package. Africa Hunt Lodge reserves the right, at any time after commencement, to terminate the hunt package, when events or circumstances deem this course of action to be necessary for whatever reason, which may include but is not limited to the Clients' misconduct and/or failure to comply with the Terms and Conditions set forth here, or any action which causes a danger to himself (the Client) or others. Additionally, Africa Hunt Lodge cannot be held responsible for violations of provincial or game laws by its' Clients. Africa Hunt Lodge reserves the right, at any time, to deny the Client permission to shoot an animal for any reason.
Africa Hunt Lodge shall not be liable for any misrepresentations of its available services and/or costs made by the Agent or if for whatever reason it is unable to perform its obligations or carry out any related activities, if such failure is caused by events beyond its reasonable control preventing it from performing such obligations or carrying out such activities including, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing; acts of God, ranch disputes, labor disputes, riots, fire, acts of restraint by government authorities, loss, accident, illness, injury or death. Africa Hunt Lodge can not be held liable or responsible for, but not limited to accident, injury, illness, death, loss of property or damage to property during the hunt or any expense arising from such events.
Reservation & Payments
The Hunt Package reservation date can only be confirmed once a $1000 non-refundable deposit has been received by Africa Hunt Lodge. Africa Hunt Lodge retains the sole right to accept or refuse proposed reservation dates. The non-refundable deposit, required to confirm the reservation date, will be applied to the total cost of the hunt package. Payment of the balance is due prior to departure from our lodge in South Africa. Prior to departure from Africa Hunt Lodge, Client shall be required to pay the full amount due, in an acceptable form of payment, for the entire Hunt Package including trophy fees, lodging, package ammenities, and any gratuities which could have been added. Africa Hunt Lodge regards only the following as acceptable forms of payment (in South African RAND or USD $): bank transfers that have been received prior to Clients' departure from Africa Hunt Lodge accommodations, traveler's checks, credit card (add 4%) or cash. All prices are in United States Dollars and are subject to change without notice.
Cancellation & Refunds
All Deposits are non-refundable. All cancellations must be submitted to Africa Hunt Lodge in writing. A minimum of 30 days written notice must be given for cancellations and rescheduling. Any cancellations prior to 30 days before trip, you must reschedule with in one year. Cancellations less than 30 days before scheduled trip must be rescheduled within 3 months, and cancellations within 7 days of your arrival time, deposits are forfeited. Should occurrences, unrelated to Africa Hunt Lodge, affect the scheduling of the hunt, all attempts will be made to adapt to the circumstances of the Client. Any increases in pricing will be applied to the new hunt date.
Wounded game (The Professional Hunter may determine by sight of Blood, Bone, Hair or other Fluid that you have wounded an animal) which is not recovered is considered as hunted and is not subject to refund. The possibility to hunt another specimen is dependent upon approval by the Professional Hunter. If the Client wounds or kills the incorrect game animal, one other than which was contracted in the original hunt package, Client is responsible for the Trophy Fee and all applicable damages due to the concession, before departing the Africa Hunt Lodge.
No Kill Policy
In the event that the client does not have an opportunity to harvest (a wounded animal is considered harvested) the Wild Game animal that he has contracted for in the normal Hunt package offered by Africa Hunt Lodge, the Africa Hunt Lodge will refund the Trophy Fee Portion of the Clients Hunt Package. The portions of the Hunt Package which will not be refunded will include those applicable to Accommodations, Taxes, Guide Fees, Ranch-Use Fees, Food and Beverages, use of Africa Hunt Lodge amenities, and transportation costs.
In the event that the client harvests or wounds an animal that must be scored to determine price of the trophy, the trophy will be scored by a resident official and certified tropaeologists to deterime the score. Africa Hunt Lodge utilizes TGR (Trophy Game Records of the World) and SCI (Safari Club International) scoring methods only.
All air travel arrangements are the responsibility of the Client, Africa Hunt Lodge will not be liable for losses or costs incurred due to untimely processing of airline reservations, airline problems, weather or unforeseen events of travel. Obtaining any necessary visa is the sole responsibility of the Client. Visa requirements vary from country to country.
Taxidermy and Skins
Once Africa Hunt Lodge has delivered the Clients' trophies to the appropriate third party, taxidermist, or shipping agent, it no longer assumes any responsibility whatsoever for its damage or loss.
Disputes between Client or Agents and Africa Hunt Lodge shall be governed, interpreted and enforced pursuant to the laws of the Province of Limpopo, South Africa.
Contact Information USA
Africa Hunt Lodge
120 Lakehouse Trail
Ingram, TX 78025
Tel: +1 (830)367-7611