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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand the importance of flexibility when it comes to payment options. We offer four different choices to cater to a variety of budgets:

  1. One-time Payment: For those who prefer to pay in full upfront, this option allows you to do so. It's perfect for those who want to secure their spot right away.

  2. Payment Plans: We offer payment plans for those who prefer to spread the cost over time. This makes it more manageable and accessible for everyone. Please be aware that a 3% payment processing fee will apply.

We completely empathize with life's unexpected twists and turns. While we always start with the best intentions, we want to be transparent about our policy. Please be aware that all deposited funds are nonrefundable. This isn't about holding onto your money; rather, your deposits are vital commitments that ensure we can guarantee every aspect of your trip. Unfortunately, our vendors do not offer refunds, which necessitates this policy. We hope you understand our commitment to delivering a seamless and reliable experience for you.

Our guests will have the privilege of staying in an upscale hotel that truly embodies the essence of luxury, matching the standards of Nigeria's elite. Once your payment is successfully processed and your booking is confirmed, you will receive comprehensive details about your accommodation and a detailed itinerary. We can assure you it's going to be an exceptional and delightful experience!

Our trip packages vary depending on the destination, but generally include accommodations, transportation, some meals, tours and excursions, and the services of a dedicated trip coordinator. Additional services such as commissioned photography, travel insurance, and flight arrangements are additional fees.

We completely understand your concerns, especially with the media often focusing on negative portrayals. Please rest assured that your safety is our highest priority. It's worth noting that Lagos, the city and state where we will be based, is not among the regions listed in the Department of State's Travel Advisory. Your well-being is of paramount importance to us, and we are committed to ensuring a secure and enjoyable experience.

Lagos, often referred to as Nigeria's commercial epicenter, is a bustling metropolis that attracts people from across the globe for both business and leisure. Here, you'll seamlessly blend in as you join us in shopping, savoring delicious cuisine, and exploring the vibrant culture. All you need is an open mind, and you'll have an enriching and memorable experience.

We offer trips primarily to Ghana and Nigeria. Our itineraries are designed to showcase the rich culture, history, and natural beauty of each destination.

We offer both group trips and private trips, depending on your preferences. Our group trips typically have a maximum of 10-12 people to ensure a personalized and intimate experience.

Yes, we can customize an itinerary to meet your specific needs and preferences. Whether you want to include certain activities, visit particular sites, or modify the duration of your trip, we can work with you to create a trip that meets your needs.

The booking process involves filling out a booking form, paying a deposit, and providing any necessary information such as passport details and medical information. Our trip coordinators will be available to answer any questions and provide support throughout the booking process.

We strongly recommend that all clients purchase travel insurance to protect against unexpected cancellations, delays, or other events that may affect their trip. We can assist with purchasing travel insurance or you can arrange it independently.

Yes, a valid passport is a requirement for traveling to and from the United States. If you do not have one, there are several ways to obtain it:

Expedited Service (Traveling within 2-3 weeks or need a foreign visa within 4 weeks):

You will need to apply for your passport in person at a Department of State Passport Agency.
Please be prepared for an expedite fee.
You will also need to schedule an appointment and provide proof of immediate travel.
For more information on where to apply, visit here.
Standard Application (Not requiring immediate processing):

If your travel plans are not imminent, and you are a first-time applicant, renewing your passport, or applying for a child (0-17 years old), you have the option to apply in person or via mail.
You can do this at a Department of State Passport agency or facility, such as the Post Office or Court Clerk Office.
For detailed information on application locations, visit here.
You'll find comprehensive information on the application process and where to apply at this link.

Yes, along with your passport, you will need a visa for entry into Nigeria. A visa is essentially an official endorsement, typically stamped or affixed onto your passport, granting you the permission to enter and exit another country that is not your own.

For entry into Nigeria, a visa is a mandatory requirement. While visa on arrival at the airport can be arranged for a nominal fee, it's important to note that it may not always be the most straightforward process. We recommend applying for your visa in advance to ensure a smoother entry into the country.

There are a couple of options to obtain a Nigerian visa:

You can get in touch with our friends at Jack Martin Travel agency by calling 773-274-9500, or you can reach out to your preferred travel agent. They will provide expert guidance and assistance throughout the visa application process.

Alternatively, you can contact a Nigerian embassy or consulate directly for assistance. You can find more information on the official website: https://immigration.gov.ng.

If you require any further assistance or have questions, please don't hesitate to let us know. We're here to help!

Yes, most countries in Africa require a visa for entry. Visa requirements vary by country and can depend on your country of citizenship. It's important to research the visa requirements for your destination and plan accordingly.

We can provide guidance and support in obtaining a visa, but the visa application process is the responsibility of the traveler. We recommend starting the application process well in advance of your trip.

The visa processing time can vary by country and can take several days to several weeks. It's important to apply for a visa well in advance of your trip to allow for processing time.

If your visa application is denied, we can work with you to explore other options, such as changing your travel dates or choosing a different destination. Please note that visa fees are typically non-refundable.

For detailed information on immunization requirements, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Travelers’ Health website.
Source: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/

Transit visa requirements vary by country and can depend on the length of your layover and your country of citizenship. It's important to research the transit visa requirements for your destination and plan accordingly.

More questions?

We hope these answers have been helpful in addressing some of your questions about Culture Rich’s curated trips to Africa. Please feel free to contact us for any further questions or information.