Travel insurance is a must for all guests travelling to Africa

Comprehensive Travel Insurance is compulsory for everyone booking safaris through African Safaris Ltd. Before travelling clients need to provide information about their travel insurance company, the contact details and policy numbers.

Comprehensive Travel Insurance covers you for:

• trip cancellation and interruption
• travel delays
• loss, theft or damage to baggage
• baggage delays
• medical expenses
• emergency medical transportation
• Most travel insurance companies offer comprehensive policies, the price of which depends on the total cost of your trip and your age.

When to get travel insurance

We highly recommend you purchase your travel insurance at or around the same time as you book your safari. That way you receive the maximum benefit from it as you are then covered for unexpected cancellation from the time you booked your safari, including your deposit.

Travel Insurance with Allianz Partners

Allianz Partners has introduced travel insurance for international travel with selected cover for epidemic and pandemic diseases.

While there will still be a general exclusion for epidemics and pandemics, there will be provision to claim for cancellation if you contract an epidemic or pandemic disease such as Covid-19 after purchasing your policy and can no longer travel. Cover for medical claims directly related to an epidemic or pandemic disease such as Covid-19 will only apply after you commence your journey.

It is important to note that there is no cover for lockdowns, changes in government alert levels, quarantine or mandatory isolation applying to a population or part of a population. The policy will not respond in the event that any government calls for border closures. As with any travel insurance, disinclination to travel due to fear or change of mind is not covered.

ALLIANZ offer two plan options
▪ The Essentials Plan: Restricted benefits and lower policy limits
▪ The Comprehensive Plan: Higher limits and extended benefits

Both policies offer the following standard policy features:
▪ Cover for medical and repatriation expenses
▪ Emergency assistance provided 24 hours/7 days a week
▪ Replacement cover for baggage items less than 2 years old
▪ Dependent Children under 21 years covered at no additional charge
▪ Rental vehicle excess cover
▪ Some recreational sports are covered automatically including:
    1. Leisure skiing and snowboarding
    2. Diving underwater using an artificial breathing apparatus at a depth no greater than 30 meters (provided you hold an open water
        diving license recognized in New Zealand or dive with an instructor licensed for these activities)
    3. Hot air ballooning
    4. Parasailing and paragliding
    5. Bungee jumping
    6. White–water rafting in grade 4 or less rivers

ALLIANZ Comprehensive Policy also includes:
▪ Civil unrest for the Pacific Islands
▪ Terrorism cover
▪ Automatic cover for some pre-existing medical conditions

You can also ask us for the following:
▪ Increased cover for specified high-value items
▪ Cover for pre-existing medical conditions