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Do all African tour co.s accept ONLY wire transfers vs. CC?

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Do all African tour co.s accept ONLY wire transfers vs. CC?

I am running into a problem with trying to plan a Kenya-Tanzania-Rwanda safari. It seems that the tour operators are only accepting wire transfers vs. credit cards. I don't trust wire transfers because there is no protection against loss or theft of my money.

Are there any African tour companies that accept credit cards or PayPal? We are trying to book a combined safari in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda (for the gorilla trek) for 2 adults for a total of 2 weeks. Please advise. Thanks.

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21. Re: Do all African tour co.s accept ONLY wire transfers vs. CC?

The company I am dealing with allows credit card with a 5% charge.

nyc
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22. Re: Do all African tour co.s accept ONLY wire transfers vs. CC?

I've been wiring funds to Kenya and Tanzania for almost 10/yrs and not one of these has ever gone wrong. Funds are received from the US the same day ( if I wire early in the day) or by next.

Unless you wish to pay the CC surcharge, there's no reason I've found not to wire funds. So, guess it's up to you.

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23. Re: Do all African tour co.s accept ONLY wire transfers vs. CC?

Hello Dolly, Glad to see you back where you belong!

Welcome back Mama S. You have been missed.

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24. Re: Do all African tour co.s accept ONLY wire transfers vs. CC?

Just another quick question. How do you insure yourself for the trip?

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25. Re: Do all African tour co.s accept ONLY wire transfers vs. CC?

I booked with Phoenix Safaris in Nairobi from outside Kenya by Visa, lovely agent called Dipa. Haven't travelled yet. Good luck, I have found her very helpful.

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26. Re: Do all African tour co.s accept ONLY wire transfers vs. CC?

I know Deepa and yes, she's lovely :-)

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27. Re: Do all African tour co.s accept ONLY wire transfers vs. CC?

mfuwe - glad to be back, but I should really be 'working' than here on TA. Bad habit, me thinks!

28. Re: Do all African tour co.s accept ONLY wire transfers vs. CC?

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