How can I pay for a Safari with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris?

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How can I pay for a Safari with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris? – You have 5 Choices  or Combinations of paying for your Safari – it is up to you – we want to make it as convenient as possible for you. The current fluctuation of currency – June 2016 due to the UK withdrawal from the EU forces us to only receive US Dollars for payments other than Cash in Uganda or Rwanda.

Safaru payments normally onsist of a down payment which most often is used in the  Purcahse of Gorilla and Chimpanzee Permits – Lodge Down Payments, any special actvities.  The Final Payment is due 30 days prior to a Safari.

How can I pay for a Safari with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris?  Most make their payment via Bank to Bank WireTransfer.  The pocess on average take 5 Business Days to reach our Account at Barclay Bank in Kampala. The second most popular way is via PesaPal where we sebd you an invoice link and you make your payment on line with your Credit Card.


How can I pay for a Safari with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris?


 Cash-US Dollar:

Uganda like much of East Africa is a cash based society.  In the Tourism Industry  the US Dollar reigns supreme and many lodging prices are in US Dollars, Park Tariffs, Gorilla and Chimpanzee Permits are also in US Dollars.

If you are paying in Cash the US Dollar is the preferred currency of choice.  Use newer bills, bills that are 2003 or newer and unmarred, unmarked and clean.

In Uganda or Rwanda we will also accept UK Pounds, Euros, and of course Ugandan Shillings, Rwandan Francs at the present exchange rate we receive at the Forex Bureau or our Bank.

The Ugandan Shilling has been dropping in value with the USD becoming the currency of Choice.


 Bank to Bank – International Wire Transfers:

Bank to bank transfers has been the primary manner in which clients have made down payments including for gorilla permits.  There are costs attached to bank to bank transfers and it be best that you compare the various charges you may incur sending the money to us via a bank to bank transfer.  Please also keep in mind the 20 USD Money Receiving Charges that we add on.

International Wire Transfer rates vary.  Some can do it online, while others have to go to their bank and request an International Wire Transfer.  The costs of an International Wire Transfer varies depending on the bank that you use in your country.

International Wire Transfer take three to five business days to reach Kampala – no wire transfer has ever gone missing – they have all reached their destination – our Barclay Bank account.


 Credit Cards:

We accept credit cards – Visa, Master Card and American Express in Kampala or Kigali using a PesaPal Swipe card terminal.  If you use a credit card in Kampala you pay a 3.5% Surcharge.  This is lowerthn the standard 5% or higher surcharged levied in East Africa against Credit Cards.

This is normal, in Uganda, East Africa and some companies will charge you as high as 10 %.

East Africa, Uganda and Rwanda are cash based soi=cieties.  Credit Cards are here, but most use eithr use an ATM card or th much more popular Mobile Money where you pay for everything with your phone.  The surcharge will remain common since credit card use is sdill uncommon.


 Online Payment with PesaPal:

PesaPal is East Africa’s innovative answer to PayPal not operating in most of Sub-Saharan Africa.  PesaPal is a way that you can pay online in a safe and secure manner, receive a receipt for your payment and the cost is quite favorable in that is 3.5% of the total of your bill.  In many cases PesaPal will be the best option for many since it often will be lower than Bank to Bank transfers into our account in Uganda. With PesaPal you can use Visa AEX or Master Card and pay from anywhere in the world.

PesaPal started in Kenya in the Mobile Money transfer utilizing telephones to pay bills and then ventured online several years ago filling a void in East Africa since PayPal does not operate here.  The money that you pay goes into a PesaPal trust account at a bank  in Uganda until we transfer it into our account, much the same way as PayPal.ur first or final payment online.


 Making Payment for your Safari with us:

The Down-Payment Deposit for a Safari with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris

To secure a booking, a non-refundable deposit is required which shall be the sum of 20% of the Safari arrangement costs, plus the full amount for the gorilla permits (US$ 600 per permit), the chimpanzee permits per person (US$ 150- Habituation US$ 200), and all in country Airplane Tickets for a Flying Safari (if needed) for each person in the group.

Full payment for Safari Booked:

The full amount owed by the client to Kabiza Wilderness Safaris shall be payable not less thanfive weeks prior to the beginning date of the Safari. If the full amount is not paid in due time, the company reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled.

Bookings made within six weeks or less from the departure date must be paid in full immediately. Payments can be made by bank transfer to our Barclay Bank Account in Uganda. Transfer costs are to be paid by the client(s).

Payments with credit or debit card can be made after you receive an Invoice from us using the online PesaPal Servie for which there is a 3.5% service charge paid by you


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