please read the TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND WAIVERS thoroughly. your signature on the registration form indicates your agreement to the following terms, conditions, and waivers set forth:
"You" refers to you as the tour participant. "Us" refers to Imam Na’eem Abdullah of Nur uz-Zamaan Institute, Nur African Tours, and their affiliates. "NAT" is an abbreviation for Nur African Tours.
Booking With Nur African Tours - By booking with Nur African Tours you are bound and agree that you are required to pay an initial $500 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot with Nur African Tours -
Tour Date #1 June 3rd -June 14th, 2023 January 31st, 2023
Tour Date #2 November 29th -December 10th, 2023 July 1st, 2023
Depending on the tour package that you so choose, you are bound to keep up with payments and understand what is and what is not included in said packages.
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Flights - You are responsible to arrange your own domestic or international travel accommodations between your original destination and Nur African Tours meeting point. If you chose the no-flight tour package, you are responsible to arrange your own domestic or international travel accommodations to and from where we will be in Gambia/Senegal.
Visas - It is the responsibility of each traveler to comply/secure the proper travel visa & documents.
Trip Itinerary - You are responsible to read and fully understand your tour itinerary, accommodations, distance to popular landmarks, air travel reservations, schedule, modes of transportation, trip routes, meals, excursions included, documents required, payment deadlines, etc.
Nur African Tours will not be responsible for any travelers’ failure to read the itinerary nor for their assumption of what is or is not contained within the tour.
Payments - Tours are offered as a complete package and must be purchased in its' entirety. Credit is not given for any meals, activities, or excursions not taken. We have made it convenient to make your payment online. However, cash is not an accepted form of payment. Nur African Tour WILL ONLY ACCEPT Autopay for credit cards and ACH payments via bank accounts (an ACH authorization form must be filled out to give us permission to deduct payments). It is your responsibility to ensure that you remain on time with your payments to avoid cancellation. All monies will be forfeited immediately upon two missed payments and your booking will be automatically canceled.
Nur uz-Zamaan institute nor Nur African Tours does not assume the role of a bill collector to contact you when your payment is missed. All payments must be paid by the deadline for the balance to be paid in full. Nur African Tours shall not be held liable for cost that is clearly stated your responsibility, change in tour package if you missed given deadlines.
Tour Cancellation - In the rare event that it becomes necessary to cancel the tour for reasons beyond our control, such as war-related activity, acts of government, weather, natural disaster, or a pandemic, we will reschedule the trip. If you are unable to attend the new dates, you forfeit the money you paid for the tour. We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance because of unforeseen circumstances such as described above. Although we do not require you to take out travel insurance, you agree that you okay with assuming all risks if you don't.
Voluntary Cancellation - What is a voluntary cancellation? Travelers that canceled their tour, be advised that cancellation requests must be in writing and cannot be made verbally. Cancellation must be received in writing to Nur African Tours 45 days before the departure date. The non-refundable deposit will be retained in addition to any airline, accommodations, or excursion-imposed fees and cancellation charges. All tours must be paid in full 45 days prior to the departure date. If you cancel for any reason within 45 days of the departure date, you will forfeit all monies paid towards your tour unless you elect for travel insurance. This is a non-negotiable term.
Why are Nur African Tours terms NON-NEGOTIABLE?
In an effort to offer the group the best-contracted group rates and package prices, our experiences are deposits are non-refundable funds that are paid to various travel suppliers who require non-refundable payments to secure their inventory. herefore, the purchase of TRAVEL INSURANCE IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOU TO AVOID ASSUMING THE MAJORITY OF THE TOTAL RISK.
Roommate Match & Accommodations - The accommodations we provide will require tour members to share living spaces and possibly the same bedrooms. Only men will be able to share accommodations, as well as women, share accommodations unless they are a family or couple. Roommate Match for double, triple occupancy at the request of any traveler will be honored if reasonable ; however, we cannot guarantee one will always be available; neither does Nur African Tours guarantee compatibility. If you are unwilling to take this chance, you can still attempt to locate your own guest roommate. If 45 days before your trip, you do not have a roommate; you will have to settle for a Roommate that is available at the time.
Travel Insurance - Nur African Tours strongly recommends that you protect your travel investment with travel insurance. Travel insurance protection is short-term insurance intended to protect against “unexpected” travel-related expenses and emergencies, such as cancellations, medical expenses, evacuations, loss, or delays, and more. You can find out more and even get a quote right away by researching "Travel Insurance" online. Again we strongly recommend that all of our travel members obtain travel insurance to avoid assuming financial loss and other unforeseen loss.
Itinerary Changes and Flexibility - Itineraries are subject to modification and change due to unforeseen circumstances, weather, operational concerns, or concerns for your health, safety, enjoyment, or comfort. In the unlikely event that there are major changes to the itinerary, Nur African Tours traveler members will be notified as soon as possible and an equivalent substitution will be offered. Any changes are at the discretion of Nur African Tours.
Communication - Download the free app Telegram available on Android, iPhone and Windows phones. This app allows us to keep in contact with you before and during the trip. We will create a group via this app to keep you informed about any changes, etc. (WIFI is needed for this app). You must have your mobile service provider unlock your mobile device so that you can continue receiving internet services in Gambia/Senegal services from the country's sim card or possibly your personal mobile service provider to keep connected through the Telegram app.
Photo/Video Release - While participating on any of our tours, photography and video of the trip activity is taken throughout the entire trip and shared with Nur African Tours travel members post-trip. By participating on this trip, you consent to any such pictures and video being taken and grant a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to Nur African Tours, its contractors, sub-contractors and assigns, to reproduce for any purpose whatsoever (including marketing, promotions and the creation of promotional materials by or with sub-licensees), in any medium whatsoever, whether currently known or hereinafter devised, without any further obligation or compensation payable to you. Nur African Tours will not disclose your name online or in printed media without additional expressed written consent.
Physical Fitness Requirement - All trips require that you are able to at least walk a mile and participate in all activities. You should consult your physician to confirm your fitness level for travel and participation in planned activities.
Liability Statement/Damages - Neither Nur African Tours, nor its affiliates, owners, officers, agents, or employees, shall be held liable for any act, default, injury (including death), loss, expense, damage, deviation, delay, curtailment or inconvenience caused to or suffered by any person or their property, howsoever arising, which may occur or be incurred by any organization or person, where such act, default, injury, loss, expense, damage, deviation, delay, curtailment or inconvenience may have been caused or contributed to by defects or failures of any aircraft, vessel, automotive vehicle or other equipment or instrumentality under the control of independent suppliers.
You further understand that if you participate in any activities that are not part of your pre-booked tour itinerary (including, without limitation, shore excursions and tours, however, conducted, airline flights and ground transportation), these activities are operated by independent contractors; the contract for the provision of that activity will be between you and the third-party provider for such activity; Nur African Tours neither owns nor operates the third party supplier; and accordingly, you agree to seek remedies directly and only against the third party supplier and not hold Imam Na'eem Abdullah of Nur uz-Zamaan Institute, Nur African Tours and their affiliates responsible for their acts or omissions. This includes straying from the tour group to participate in activities on your own, YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS, including but not limited to bodily harm, loss of personal items, etc.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Updated versions of the Terms will be provided to Clients, will be posted on our website, and are effective immediately on posting.
Please read thoroughly the following waivers below: