Lonely Planet 7-day Kenya Sweepstakes

Here are the terms and conditions which apply to Lonely Planet’s 7-Day Essential Kenya sweepstakes. Please read them carefully, as they contain important stuff you should know!


Who’s running the show?


The promoter is Lonely Planet Global Inc, 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN, 37064, United States of America. Our friends at Kenya Tourism Board, PO Box 30630-00100 Nairobi, Kenya AND Gate1 Travel, 455 Maryland Dr, Fort Washington, PA 19034 are our promotional partners.

Information about the prizes and how to enter, form part of these conditions of entry. By entering the promotion, these conditions of entry apply to your entry. Any changes to these conditions of entry will be subject to regulatory approval published on the competition entry page http://www.lonelyplanet.com/kenya-sweepstakes/ so you should check these conditions of entry regularly.

These conditions of entry are governed by the laws of the state of California, United States of America.


Can I play?


This promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, those aged 18 years or older at the commencement date of the promotion. The laws in some places don’t allow Lonely Planet to run this sweepstake, in which case the sweepstake and these conditions of entry are void in those places. Also, you can’t enter this sweepstake if you (or your immediate families or housemates) are employed by Lonely Planet, Kenya Tourism, Gate 1 Travel or their subsidiaries and affiliated companies.


How do I play?


To enter, go to http://www.lonelyplanet.com/kenya-sweepstakes/ and complete the entry form. You don’t have to buy anything to enter. You can enter between 12:01 am EST on 24 May 2017 and 23:59 pm EST on 23 August 2017. You can only enter once ‑ we’ll make confetti out of any extra entries you submit. Your entry is received at the time Lonely Planet receives it. Incomplete and invalid entries will not be accepted. If your entry gets lost in cyberspace or doesn’t arrive for any other reason, that’s not Lonely Planet’s fault. We don’t have to acknowledge or return your entry.

Lonely Planet might have to extend the dates of the sweepstake but only if it’s totally unavoidable (for example, if the competition entry page is unavailable for 24 hours or more) and we’ll let you know if we do.


How do you pick the winner?


The winner will be determined by a random draw of all eligible entries. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The draw will happen in a small, dark room at 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN, 37064, on 25 August 2017. The draw is random and so no correspondence will be entered into.

Lonely Planet reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who has engaged in unlawful or improper conduct that is designed to jeopardise the fair conduct of the sweepstake or is generally damaging to the reputation of Lonely Planet, or has otherwise breached these conditions of entry (as determined in Lonely Planet’s sole discretion, subject to any direction/s given by any relevant regulatory authority). We reserve the right to seek damages and other legal remedies from you.

Lonely Planet can cancel or modify the sweepstake if there are compelling technical or administrative reasons which we cannot control. If that happens, Lonely Planet will conduct the draw from all eligible entries received at that time.


What can I win?


First prize consists of:

  1. One package trip for 2 adults to Kenya entitled ‘7-Day Essential Kenya’ including:
  2. Return flights for 2 adults to Kenya from New York City (JFK International). Please note, airline taxes and travel to/from New York City are not included in the prize;
  3. 5-nights accommodation including all transfers, 11 meals per person (5x breakfasts, 3x lunches, 3x dinners) and hotel porterage at the following:
  • 2x nights in Nairobi at Hotel Royal Orchid Azure or Southern Sun Mayfair (depending on availability at time of booking and as decided by Gate1 Travel)
  • 1x night in Nakuru at Enashipai Resort & Spa or Sunbird Lodge
  1. 2x nights in Maasai Mara at Mara Leisure Camp ;
  2. 1x sightseeing tour in a modern 7-seater safari van and National Park entry; AND
  3. English speaking guides and restaurant tips available for duration of trip.

The prize is provided as a complete package by Gate1 Travel and total prize value is approximately USD $4,158.00. This value is accurate at the start of the sweepstake.

All travel must be completed by December, 31 2018. Winner must book the package within 60 days of the prize being awarded.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TRAVEL: passports are required for travel to Kenya and must be valid for at least six (6) months beyond travel dates. All passport holders should have three (3) or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Kenya. More information can be foundhttps://www.gate1travel.com/visas? You must carry proof of yellow fever vaccination if traveling through or from a country with risk of yellow fever. Lonely Planet is not liable for the accuracy of this information and the winner and guest are responsible for obtaining all passports, visas, insurance and medical requirements including vaccinations required for travel.


How do I find out if I won?


We’ll give the potential winner the good news by email and their name(s) will be published on the Lonely Planet website within 5 days after the draw. If you are a potential winner you may be asked to sign and return a legal release and waiver within 14 days, and if we don’t get it back in the specified time, you might forfeit the prize.

If you’re riddled with curiosity, send an email social@lonelyplanet.com (including the name of the sweepstake) within 3 months of the date of the draw, and we’ll respond and tell you who won.

Lonely Planet will do its best to find the winner. But if we can’t, or if the winner hasn’t accepted the prize by 1 month after the draw, a redraw will be conducted on 6 October 2017 (approximately 1.5 months after the draw) and a new winner announced.


If you do win…


We may ask you to provide proof of identify, residency and age, so that we are sure you are who you say you are, and are eligible to receive the prize. We’ll decide whether the proof you provide is adequate (but generally speaking, a certified copy of your passport or drivers’ licence will be sufficient). If you can’t provide, or refuse to provide, suitable proof, then unfortunately you will be disqualified, and we will choose another winner (subject to the direction of regulatory authorities).


Your prize is awarded ‘as is’. You can’t exchange the prize for cash, or ask us to give it to someone else (not that you’d want to!). We will use reasonable efforts to award the prize as described but if, due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to do that, we’ll substitute it either for cash or another prize of comparable value, but we’ll decide which.


You’ll be responsible for connecting airfare to New York (JFK), airline taxes, optional tours & gratuities, travel insurance, cost of obtaining passports & travel visas, vaccinations required for Kenya travel, and any other expenses, fees and costs connected with that prize that are not included in the prize description.


If, in order to take the prize, you’re lucky enough to need a valid passport and/or other necessary travel documentation and visas, you’ll need to sort those out for yourself (including finding out what documents you need).


You are responsible for your use of the prize, including complying with any applicable terms and conditions of use. Of course, if you win a prize, you’ll be good and comply with all relevant laws, rules and regulations.


Please note that the nature of the prize may be such that it poses health or safety risks, or risks normally associated with travel to you and your guest (where the prize allows you to take a guest). For this reason, you and your guest should consider any health, safety and travel risks and take appropriate precautions (including arrange insurances) to guard against those risks.

You agree that if you have a dispute with Lonely Planet in relation to this sweepstake or any prize awarded: (1) it will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any claim will be limited to an action at law for damages and you will not be permitted to obtain attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (3) you waive all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and your right to claim indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages.


Lonely Planet and its promotional partner/s are not responsible for your entry into the sweepstake or use of the prize which results in:

(a) loss that was not reasonably foreseeable;

(b) loss that was not caused by our breach of this deed or by our negligence;

(c) business losses (such as lost data, lost profits or business interruptions) or loss suffered by non-consumers;

(d) losses caused by factors which could reasonably be considered to be outside our control (such as faults in third party equipment, or delayed or cancelled flights); and

(e) any loss caused, or contributed to, by your breach of conditions of entry or your negligence.


What happens to my entry?


You agree that all of your entry is your own work.


Lonely Planet and its sweepstake partners will only use the personal information contained in your entry to conduct the sweepstake and award the prize (but if you’ve told Lonely Planet that you want to receive stuff from us and/or our promotional partners, we’ll use your personal information for that too). If you win a prize, Lonely Planet can use your name and photos or videos of you for future marketing purposes unless you tell us not to. We will keep your personal information in accordance with Lonely Planet’s privacy policy at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/legal/privacy-policy https://www.gate1travel.com/privacy.aspx http://www.magicalkenya.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KTB-Privacy-Policy.pdf


Good luck!