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The following form the express terms between you and The Centre for Social Response (CSR) in relation to the Global Connections Program. Other terms, expressed or implied, may also apply. These terms may not be waived or varied by you. Also, they may only be waived or varied by CSR expressly in writing. These terms are in addition to any terms of any contract between you and any other party that agrees to provide services relating to your travel.


The balance of payment must be received from you by CSR no later than 6 weeks before the start of the program. Failure to make payment when due may, at our option, be deemed a cancellation by you and we reserve the right to retain the deposit you have paid.

Meskel Square Addis AbabaCANCELATIONS:

All cancellations must be made to CSR in writing, signed by you or by email to CSR. Cancellations after full payment has been made will not attract a refund of the fixed cost component of the program, however your travel insurance may cover this. See refund policy.


For this group travel you must take out travel insurance. You undertake the travel through CSR solely at your own risk. You expressly agree to indemnify CSR and its servants and agents and to keep each of them indemnified against any cost or expenses incurred or threatened to be incurred as a result of any costs, damages, expenses, loss or proceedings suffered or brought by yourself as a result of any act or omission whatsoever by any third party (whether referred to in these terms or not).


Excess baggage charges are your responsibility.


The basis of accommodation provided is as far as possible, in twin-bedded rooms. Accommodation is in modest, comfortable hotels, guesthouses or training centres. In some instances accommodation with local organisations is arranged. When in villages or small towns on project visits, accommodation can be basic.


A valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity is required for overseas travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport, a valid re-entry visa is required. A visa for Ethiopia is required. Contact Ethiopia’s Honorary Consul-General.


You will need to be fit and healthy. CSR will need to be assured that any pre-existing illnesses of any member will not compromise the smooth running of this program. We may require a “Certificate of Fitness” from a medical practitioner. The right is reserved to refuse to accept any person, or to terminate any person’s participation in the program at our discretion at any time prior to and during the course of the program on medical grounds.


International air tickets, visa costs, Museum & church entry fees, beverages, some meals during free time, laundry, passport, travel insurance, excess baggage, personal sightseeing tours and all other items of a personal nature are not included in the cost.


ethiopiaEvery effort will be made to operate the program as advised. However, we may be required to alter the itinerary in response to changes in local circumstances. The right is reserved to refuse to accept any person, or to terminate any person’s participation in the program, at our own discretion at any time prior to and during the course of the travel. We further reserve the right to withdraw any part of the program or to make such alterations to the itinerary, as we deem necessary or desirable in the event of delays or events beyond our control, for example airlines changes or extreme weather conditions. In the event of any changes made, we will give you, or arrange for you to be given, notice thereof including any consequent change in price.


Travelling through remote areas and undertaking such programs may entail risks and dangers. These activities include, but are not necessarily limited to, hazards of travelling, accidents or illness sustained in remote places without adequate medical facilities, travelling by air, automobile, bus or other conveyance. You should be aware that although reasonable precautions are taken to guard against such dangers, your safety cannot be guaranteed and CSR assumes no legal responsibility for your safety.


ethiopiaCSR shall have no liability to you in contract or in tort for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force majeure or other events over which it has no control or rights, including without limitation or rights, civil strife, terrorist activity, weather conditions, fire, flood, drought, industrial disputes, unusually severe weather, acts of God, acts of government, cancellation of travel.


CSR purchases transportation, accommodation and other services from independent suppliers who are not affiliated with CSR in any way. CSR endeavours to choose the best suppliers available. However we have no right to control their operations and accordingly shall not be responsible in any way for day to day problems resulting from the booking, or any other loss, damage, delay, inconvenience or injury to persons or property or any loss howsoever arising, unless it is a direct result of negligence on our part or on the part of our employees. In any event, any liability on our part shall be limited to a maximum of the travel cost subject to these conditions.

  • Anniversary India 2015

    See the World through different eyes!

    An anniversary travel experience for
      • Those who have travelled with us previously
      • Reliving some of the excitement of the CLP trips
      • Meeting old friends and partners in India
      • Catching up with where Development thinking is at

    NOVEMBER 2015


    If you want to see the cities & sights, be inspired, see some solutions to poverty and injustice, experience the culture and village life, and travel with others you can talk to, then you may be one of those who would enjoy our ANNIVERSARY JOURNEY TO INDIA.

    This is a unique 18 day travel and learning journey. It is designed for those who have travelled with us over the past 20 years and are keen to reconnect with India, catch up with the development thinking currently as well as Indian friends and guides, and travel with like minded people keen to enjoy each others company. We also welcome partners or those who are coming for the first time seeking a personal experience that covers both urban and rural  India. It will gently open you to the culture, people and development issues in modern India.

    Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we reconnect with people and together experience and discuss India …development …social issues

    Information on details and costs

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