Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Referral Program

    • When does my referral receive their referral offer?

      Your referral will receive their referral offer immediately upon signing up through your referral link.

    • When do I receive my referral credit for referring a friend?

      You will receive your referral credit once your friend completes at least $400 worth of travel booked through Safara.

  • Safara Balance & Credits

    • How does the 10% cashback work?

      Each time you book on Safara, we deposit a cashback credit

      in your account equal to 10% of the aggregate room rate exclusive of taxes and fees. For example, if you book 4 nights at an average of $250 per night, we will deposit a $100 credit into your Safara account.

      Credits can be used towards room rate exclusive of taxes and fees at any property, any time - there are no blackout dates or restrictions.

    • When will the credits from my trip post?

      Credits post immediately upon booking and are available to use towards your next trip right away.

    • When do my credits expire?

      Expiration dates differ based on type of credit.

      • Promotional credits: Offered as part of a promotion run by Safara (ex. signup offer). These credits are valid for 30 days from signup, unless otherwise stated in the promo.

      • Referral credits: Offered to a customer that's referred by a friend when they sign up with their friend's referral link. The referred customer's credits are valid for 30 days from signup.

      • Earned credits: Offered in exchange for an action on the customer’s end (ex. cashback on Safara bookings, making a successful referral). These credits are valid for 2 years from the date of your last booking or from the day that you earned them, whichever is longer.

  • Changes and Cancellations

    • Can I make changes to my booking?

      Some changes to your booking are allowed at no cost (e.g. name correction, changes to preferences), while others may result in additional fees (e.g. changes to dates, room upgrades). Some changes may not be possible and may require cancellation and rebooking of the reservation (e.g. name change). Please contact for assistance with your specific change requests.

    • Can I cancel my booking?

      Yes, but while Safara does not charge any cancellation fees, the property might depending on the rate type booked. Please check the cancellation policy listed in your confirmation email or in the trips/reservations section of your Safara profile.

    • How do I cancel my booking?

      Select your booking within the trips/reservations section of the mobile app or website and select “cancel my booking” for self-serve cancellations. Or, contact our support team ( who will promptly assist you in canceling your reservation.

    • Where can I find the cancellation policy for my booking?

      Please check your confirmation email or the trips/reservations section of your profile on the Safara website or mobile app for details on the specific cancellation policy for each booking.

    • How do I know if my booking was canceled?

      You will receive a cancellation confirmation email once your booking has been canceled. You can also check the status of your bookings in the trips/reservations section of your profile on the Safara website or mobile app.

  • Payment and Refunds

    • When will my card be charged?

      Your card will be charged immediately upon booking.

    • When will I receive the refund for a canceled booking?

      Safara refunds your card for the refundable amount of your booking immediately upon cancellation. Your bank may take 7 to 10 days to process the transaction. For questions regarding status of your refund, please contact your bank directly.

    • How can I change a saved credit card?

      You can update your card on file by navigating to your Safara profile and clicking the “Wallet” tab on web or the "Payment Method" tab on the mobile app.

    • How can I request an invoice?

      You can find your payment breakdown in the booking details under the trips/reservations section of your profile on the Safara website or mobile app.

  • Booking Details

    • How do I get a copy of my confirmation email?

      To request a copy of your confirmation email, please contact You can also view your booking confirmation details in the trips/reservations section of your profile on the Safara website or mobile app.

    • How do I request extra services from the property?

      To request extra services such as early check-in / late check-out, transportation, meeting rooms, etc., please contact the property directly.

  • Pricing

    • How does the best rate guarantee work?

      Safara will issue account credits for the difference between Safara’s rate and the

      publicly available rate on the hotel’s website

      (e.g. We emphasize

      publicly available

      because we cannot match special deals or rates that may be offered as part of signing up for a hotel loyalty program or rates offered through private promo codes. We do not match any third party booking sites, such as Expedia,, Orbitz, Travelocity, Booking, Priceline, Agoda, etc.

      Price matching steps:

      • complete the booking on Safara

      • immediately email with screenshots of the lower public rate

      • if we can reproduce the rate, we’ll deposit a credit into your account for the difference to use towards your next booking

      If you’d like to confirm the price match before booking, please feel free to email us at pre-booking. However, the credit for the difference will still be deposited post-booking.

  • Availability

    • Where is Safara available?

      While hotels around the world can be booked through Safara, our platform is only currently available to customers based in the US.

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