Terms & Conditions for Uganda
The refund policy and deposit amount is slightly different for Uganda than any of our other trips due to the competitive nature of obtaining gorilla and chimp trekking permits.
It takes $780 per person to register for the program. This consists of a $30 registration fee and a $750 deposit. The deposit covers the gorilla and chimp permits* which are immediately obtained and are, thus, non-refundable. Single room supplements are mandatory on this trip for all solo travelers. If a roommate is found of the same gender prior to departure, we will refund you the supplement in advance.
The remainder of the program fee is due 30 days after registering for the program or 60 days prior to departure, whichever comes first. Certain portions of the program fee are refundable, depending on the date of the refund request. If a participant chooses to withdraw for any reason prior to the departure, Discover Corps must be notified in writing. The refund will be calculated according to the date in which Discover Corps receives this notification.
The amount of your refund is based on how far in advance from the start date of the trip you notify us of your cancellation.
- More than five months prior, everything is refundable with the exception of the Gorilla and Chimp Permits ($750* per person). It is therefore a $750 fee per person to change trip destination or start date (for your new gorilla permit).
- Less than five months prior, 50% of program fee is refundable, except non-refundable $30 registration fee and the Gorilla & Chimp Permits ($750 per person). It is therefore a $750 fee per person to change trip destination or start date (for your new gorilla permit).
- At four months prior, the program fee is non-refundable. Changes to trip destination or start date are not possible and will be subject to refund policy.
If the balance has not been paid in full, the above percentages apply to all monies paid at the date of cancellation.
Transfers will be charged the applicable fee to change trips. Additionally, your refund policy tier will carry over to your new trip (eg ‒ for transfers less than three months prior to the trip, your new trip program fee will remain 25% refundable regardless of the new date).
Any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to let us know. For more information before you depart, including packing lists, visit our travel portal at travel.discovercorps.com. We can’t wait to travel with you!
*Please be aware that Gorilla permits will increase by $100 for those traveling on or after July 1, 2020. Therefore, if you book a trip that travels after this date, you will be required to pay $880 to register. This increase is driven by the demand and overwhelming cost of the protected areas’ management.