Terms and Conditions

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS – Simba Tour and Travel Agent

By contracting with Simba Tour and Travel Agent (OFFICIAL REGISTRATION NAME: SIMBA TOUR AND TRAVEL AGENT) you will be accepting these booking conditions on behalf of yourself and all other persons using our services pursuant to a booking made by you:
Simba Tour and Travel Agent is registered and legal Ethiopian Tour and Travel Agency under Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
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with an office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia so that we are available, during your holiday, specialized in organizing Ethiopia tours and tailor made holidays in Ethiopia.
Please see below for terms and conditions relating to package bookings through our agency.
The following conditions are extremely important, therefore please read them carefully. If you have any queries you should contact our office. For booking your vacation with Simba Tour and Travel Agent you need to confirm that you understand and agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions.
Simba Tour and Travel Agent serves as an agent to provide you with the best itinerary in Africa according to your needs, taste and physical level. We can book hotels, Flight tickets, transportations, entry tickets, guides, activities…etc. and offer you different types of programs at a reasonable price.
Your privacy is important to us and we make every effort to ensure that your privacy is respected at all times.
Our rates are always indicated in USD, EUROS, GBP. Rates also include Sales Tax and Service Charge.

You will need to make a bank deposit of the following percentage of amount stated in the invoice of reservation:
-25% of payment is required at the time of booking. (Non-Refundable Deposit.)
-50% of total payment is due 3 months prior to arrival.
-Full payment is due on arrival.
Excluded (we can include up on request)
Please choose from our diverse Ethiopia Tour programs offered on our website. If you do not find what you are looking for, and you need a program that is more specific to meet your requirements, you can design your own itinerary according to your needs.
Please provide us with the following information upon confirmation:
• information of travelers (names/ birth date/ nationality)
• number of guests, number of hotel rooms, and specify details
(such as single/twin/double rooms, smoking/non-smoking…etc.)
• passport details of travelers (passport number/ issue date/expiration date and place of issue)
• estimated arrival and departure time
• meal plan (B&B, HB or FB)
• other special requests (if any)
We ask you to kindly re-confirm 1 month prior to your arrival
The children policies vary per each hotel. Some hotels allow one child sharing parents’ room from while others allow two. Also age of children vary from one hotel to another. Some hotels grant children stay at 50% of the adult price. Some others less. Exact prices will be confirmed at the time of booking / request. At some hotels children are granted 50% off meals while other hotels charge flat rate for meals. Also hotels may apply restricted access times for children into leisure facilities. Kindly ask for all needed details at the time of booking.
– 30 days prior to arrival: 25 % of total bill will be charged
– 14 days prior to arrival: 50% of total bill will be charged.
– No show: 100% of total bill will be charged
– No refund will be made for any accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, meals or service not utilized by any person after the tour has begun.
We reserve the right to change the itinerary, or part of it, to postpone it, to alter hours of departure and/or dates according to changing orders of the local authorities, and natural or man-made disasters.
We also reserve the right to cancel any tour prior to departure. In such a case, full refund of all payments will constitute full settlement to the client.
Excluded. We highly recommend all our clients to insure themselves and their belongings. Any injury, damage, or loss incurred beyond the control of Simba Tour & Travel Agent, or not under its direct control, will be borne by the participants and be their sole responsibility.
In case you need special requirements for your trip, you will need to let us know of that prior to arrival. Note that special requirements are NOT included in the rate. We will inform you of extra charges of special requirements if any.
The majority of hotels check-in guests after 12:00 noon. Arriving earlier than 12:00 am may result in not having your room ready. It is important to inform us so that the hotel will be informed. Arriving very late night, early morning will result in charging you an extra night so that you guarantee your room upon arrival.
Force Majeure means any event which we or the supplier of the service could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid such as war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial action, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, closure of airports or ports, technical problems with transport, governmental action and all other similar events.
We do not accept liability or pay compensation for any loss, damage or expense where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations is prevented or affected by reason of force majeure.
If you have any medical problems or disability which may affect your stay you should contact us before booking, giving full details where we will advise you on your best interests if your selected program is unable to properly accommodate your particular needs. Also you can specify exactly what kind of special requirements you might need.
Simba Tour and Travel Agency acts as direct or indirect agent for the clients of any tour, and/or the travel agent who organizes the tour, and the hotels and restaurants, bus companies, and other contractors and shall not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay, irregularity or additional expenses that may be incurred.
All participants on these tours are bound by the general conditions, rules and regulations as fixed by the contractors. Any injury, damage, loss, delay, irregularity or additional expenses incurred beyond the control of Simba Tour and Travel Agency, or not under its direct control, will be borne by the participants and be their sole responsibility.
We reserve the right to adjust the contracted rates in case the government increases / decreases the percentage of taxes collected as per Ethiopian law without prior notice.
We reserve the right at any time by giving notice in writing to cancel this agreement, should the company fail to fulfill the terms and conditions.
Under no circumstances are the contracted rates to publish on the internet or any other way of advertisement without the specific permission of Simba Tour and Travel Agency.

Rates are subject to change without notice and a 15% Value Added Tax should be added on all rates.
Only the laws of Ethiopia govern Simba Travel & Tours liability to its clients and all claims are subject to the jurisdiction of the court of Ethiopia in which the cause of action arises. Although every possible care is taken to keep you and your property safe. Simba Travel accepts no liability for loss or damage of any personal effect. Simba Travel will always assist tourists when dealing with third parties such as hotels, airlines and other transport companies and travel agents. However, Simba Travel cannot be held responsible for any loss or harm such as sickness, injury, death or additional costs incurred due to denied boarding, overbooking, cancellation or delay caused by the third party.
On confirmation of tours, agencies or individuals making bookings with Simba shall make payments as follows:

  • 80% forty-five days before the commencement of the tour
  • The balance of 20% should be completed before commencement of the tour

If payment is not effected accordingly Simba is not obligated to accept the client/conduct the tour unless other arrangements have been made beforehand.

  • More than 45 days prior to arrival-90%refund of the total tour price
  • 30 to 45 days prior to arrival – 80% refund of total tour price
  • 15 to 30 days prior to arrival-50% refund of total tour price
  • Less than 25 days prior to arrival- no refund

Useful Links
      -  Willgoto, World travel directory and travel guide       -  Ethiopian Tourism Directory - Ultimate source of real and reliable information about Ethiopian Tourism.       -  IATA