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Frequently Asked Questions | group-trips

Do you host group trips?
Yes, you can still travel with TSTMKRS on a group trip. Due to the pandemic, we are currently offering waiting list spots for smaller group trips. As the world opens up, we'll also announce new group trips in destinations across the continent. Starting later in 2021, we'll also be launching member exclusive group trips - intimate, curated trips along with local celebrities and hosts bringing travelers next-level access to the Continent (psssst for members only - interested? check our our founding membership)
What is included in the cost of a group trip?

Your group trip payment covers the cost of your accommodation, transportation, curated itinerary, experiences and tours, access to parties and events on the trip, and some of your meals each day. You're responsible for the cost of your flights, but we're available to help you with the process.

Our trip accommodations are all four star living in beautiful, boutique spaces (check out a trip to get a feel for where you'll be staying). Rates are for double occupancy but we promise to match you with someone awesome. Need solo space? no problem - you can upgrade for a fee.

Can you just plan my own trip?
Yes, for a fee 😉
Our concierge service is a white glove, end-to-end trip curation planner that handles everything from flight and hotel bookings to restaurant and activity reservations to VIP access and special events. Our minimum spend on a concierge trip is $5,000 USD per person, excluding flights. If that's not in your price range - Tastemakers group trips are intimate tours with set departure dates and have all the magic of a Tastemakers trip (they also come with new friends).
If you're interested in our concierge service, you can fill out an expert request and someone from our travel curation team will follow up with you to talk more.
Do I need a visa or shots before my trip?

Short answer: It depends on which country you're traveling to.

If you're a group trip or concierge traveler - you'll hear from our travel team directly and they'll walk you through everything you need for your specific trip.

If you're planning your own trip - our journal has lots of resources on how, when, and where to take care of your visas, shots, and general trip prep (and our customer support team doesn't mind answering your questions👇🏾  just click contact us at the bottom of the page)

Here's the longer answer: As a general rule West African countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, etc.) require a Yellow Fever shot and a Malaria regimen is suggested. East African countries (Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia usually also require Yellow Fever but Malaria is not usually endemic. South Africa doesn't require any of these shots from US or EU citizens but if you're coming from another part of the continent, Yellow Fever is usually required. We're working on a feature that puts a note on experiences where these immunizations are required.

What about the pandemic? Are trips safe?

Given the state of the world, we've re-worked our group trips to make sure they are safer, smaller, and done in a way that keeps travelers and the communities we travel to healthy. You can see and join the waitlist for trips departing later in 2021 on our travel page.

For all of our current and future travelers, we're also continuing our policy of full refunds and anytime cancellations if your trip or experience is impacted in anyway by the pandemic.

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