Todays Question – Will I get a refund from Africa Safari Club?

Every day we are asked questions by our customers so we thought that we would put a sample of these on our blog so that anyone who wants an answer to the same question can have the benefit of our reply.

The last question we posted was about the best way to travel from New York to Washington and today’s question is about the failure of the tour operator Africa Safari Club.

Question – I had booked a Nile cruise with Africa Safari club. Will I get a refund and can I book another Nile cruise with you?


I gather that you booked direct with Africa Safari Club and that you have paid just a deposit so far. The first thing you need to know is that this tour operator had an ATOL bond with the CAA and therefore the deposit you paid will be refunded. If you had booked with a travel agent they would have made the CAA claim for you but in this case you will need to complete the ATOL claim form that you can download from the CAA website.

If you want to book another Nile cruise we can arrange that for you by calling Global Holidays on 0845 299 4450. They will carry out a search for you to try and find the best option and price for you.

How to See the Real Egypt

Egypt, Luxor, monument

Are you thinking of a holiday to Egypt ?  

If you are then don’t  just take a cheap flight to the main holiday hotspots – you need to make sure that you take a flight to Cairo

Everyone has heard of the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx near Cairo but many people will miss out by flying to Luxor or to Sharm el Sheikh. You need to see Cairo if you want to appreciate all that Egypt has to offer. In Cairo, you can see the Egyptian Museum and the grand bazaar – Coptic Cairo – as well as winding alleyways and the mosques of the medieval quarter.

Luxor is hundreds of miles south of Cairo and situated on the magnificent River Nile. On the west bank of the Nile in Luxor you will find the Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings whilst on the east bank of the Nile you will find Karnak and Luxor temples.Many people extend their Egptian tour to see Aswan or you can take a Nile Cruise from Luxor. Most Nile cruises take you to Aswan to see the dam or you can see Aga khan’s mausoleum and then visit Abu Simbel for the Great Temple of Ramses.If you love ancient history and are looking for a winter holiday then a holiday to Egypt to visit the temples is well worth thinking about.

If you are looking for a beach holiday and good quality hotels together with crystal clear waters for diving and snorkeling then a holiday to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh might well be the answer. With year round good weather and excellent facilities for children Sharm has many good hotels including the Aqua Blu Sharm Aquapark

If you are thinking about a holiday to Egypt give us a call here at Global Holidays on 0800 433 2300.