An appropriate non-refundable deposit of the total trip cost per person is required to confirm the booking, secure the lodging and reserve the  private climb.  This deposit is due within seven (7) days of making the reservation. Failure to remit your deposit on time will result in an automatic change of status of any confirmed space to a provisional basis and the possible inability to reinstate your reservation.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted for your deposit.

You will be invoiced upon making a reservation and full payment is due 90 days prior to the first land day of the trip. If the balance has not been received by that date, we shall be entitled in its discretion to treat your reservation as canceled, and consequently to forfeit such part of the advance payment as determined solely by Barking Zebra.

The following forms of payment are accepted:

– Check payable to Barking Zebra Adventures and mailed to our U.S. office (amount in U.S. Dollars)
– Wire transfer to our account at Barking Zebra Adventures, Inc., La Jolla, CA.

The trip price is based on sharing the room at the lodge and in Kilimanjaro tents with another fellow trekker. If you are a solo traveler and would like to share a room/tent with another trekker, we will make every effort to pair you up with a person of the same gender.
All solo travelers will be charged the single supplement fee; however, if we can match you with a roommate, we will refund you the supplement fee.

To cancel your booking, you must submit your request to us in writing by email at [email protected] or postal mail at
Barking Zebra Adventures, 1140 Wall Street #962, La Jolla, CA 92038.
Cancellation fees will be applied per person according to the following schedule, based on the date we receive your written notification, not when you send it or notify us by phone.

At the time of cancellations, a full refund or credit will be made, less the following charges, deducted from the total land only package price:

  • 91 days or more before departure: Cancellation fees equal the amount of your deposit
  • 90 to 61 days before departure: 50% of the package price is non-refundable
  • 60 to 46 days before departure: 65% of the package price is non-refundable
  • 45 days or less before departure: 100% of the package price is non-refundable

Within 90 days prior to departure, it is not possible to change your departure date and cancellation fees will apply.
BZA is not responsible for expenses incurred by Travelers in preparing for the trip (e.g. non-refundable advance purchase air tickets, visa fees, equipment, etc.) or for any necessary additional travel arrangements should you embark from home before the group departure date.

Any reservation made within ninety (90) days of commencement of a trip may be accepted provided space is available, payment in full is received, and provided that documents can be delivered prior to departure.

Your airfare is not included in the cost of your trip price. Call us to discuss international flights to Tanzania.