An African Safari has inherent risks that make it different from most other types of holiday. You are likely to be in contact with wild animals, travelling through rough terrain and a long way from good medical assistance.
It is critical that you have the correct insurance before embarking on your safari.
What to look for in your travel insurance policy
You will want a good, comprehensive insurance policy with a reputable insurer. Read the fine print to make sure you have covered all your needs.
Trip cancellation & interruption: Most people book their safari well in advance, and anything could happen before you actually travel. Plus safaris are often quite long trips, so once again you can’t be sure what will happen while you are away. Make sure you are covered in the event that plans have to change.
Baggage & Personal Effects: It’s likely that you will be carrying large amounts of cash and expensive camera equipment on safari. Make sure you are adequately covered for loss.
Emergency medical evacuation: Medical facilities in Africa are often very poor. You will most likely need to be evacuated to Johannesburg or Nairobi in the event of illness or injury, potentially by costly charter flight. Make sure this is adequately covered in your policy.
Activities cover: Check that your insurance policy covers all the activities that you are planning to do: canoeing, bush walking, game viewing, white water rafting etc.
We can arrange travel insurance for residents of Ontario through Manulife, who offer good adventure travel insurance options. For residents outside of Ontario, we can provide a referral option in your province.
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