Tanzania Travel Insurance Overview

Tanzania is a safari destination par excellence- unmatched in its diversity and offering new vistas of experience that are replete with moments spent in the heart of the wilderness. And in the wild, you never know what dangers are lurking to mar your shot at a lifetime experience. So why not insure against those unseen risks? It's only prudent and sets you mentally free for Tanzania Safari Tours.

Nobody ever wants to have an emergency, but everybody should plan for one just in case.

Whatever Tanzania Travel Insurancecovers you choose make sure it’s comprehensive in its scope. You shell out big money for that Tanzania Safari Experience. Don't cheap out when buying policy cover. Here are a few points that you need to keep in mind when buying your policy.

Why you need a Travel Insurance for Tanzania

Travel Insurance can protect your trip from all kinds of problems and unforeseen circumstances.

You must always make sure to guard yourself with an insurance policy and plan that helps you protect your trip for your Tanzania Safety.

You should look for a Tanzania Travel Insurance policy which will cover:

  • Cancellation charges of your flights or packages and cover your payments in the Tanzania Travel Insurance for US Citizens.
  • Even on the trip there is another policy variation that covers the cost of stolen bags, luggage and reimburse you for your belongings.
  • The insurance policy can also cover you for any emergency helicopter rescues (which are increasing significantly in Tanzania every day)

Types of Travel Insurance Policies for Tanzania

There are many different types of travel insurance for you and your family’s peace of mind on the safari trip.

  • Emergency medical evacuation coverage– While in the jungles or in the throes of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro, one of ourTanzania Safari Tipsis that -if things go wrong and you require immediate evacuation or airlifting, then this little option will save your day. It's expensive but not more than your life
  • Protection against baggage loss, theft or damage You may lose your baggage in transit or have your expensive camera broken by a mischievous monkey. Or just have it snatched by a miscreant. Makes sense to cover it

Any Unexpected emergencies can take place 19000 ft up on the mountains.

  • Medical coverage for injury or illness while travelling Tanzania is rife with tropical diseases. Malaria and other vector-borne diseases are a reality. There are even altitude sickness, traveller sdiarrhoea and other health hassles to watch out for. This is necessary for Tanzania Travel Insurance for Senior Citizens. Stay covered.
  • Trip cancellation or interruption protection It should also cover for non-refundable financial penalties like cancellations such as hotel bookings, flight, and other transportation bookings if you have a sudden illness, death in the family, or some other emergency.

You can apply for Tanzania Travel Insurance Online as well. We help our clients in the step wise process in Applying for Tanzania Travel Insurance.

Travel insurance for International travellers visiting Tanzania

The Tanzania Travel Insurance Benefits are manifold. Some are discussed below:

  • Trip Cancellation Insurance: This is the pre-trip necessity in case you are unable to take your trip. Your insurance can cover these international flight trips as they are quite expensive.
  • Travel Medical Insurance: There are varieties of climate conditions and temperature variations that you will encounter on the mountain. Even the fittest of people suffer due to the high altitude and difficulty to acclimatise. In case of any serious medical emergency, your travel insurance plan should be covering your trip up to 6000m above sea level.
  • Annual Multi-trip Insurance: If you are planning for a annual trip to different locations in Tanzania, Kenya or other countries, this multi-trip insurance can cover up these expenses.
  • Group Insurance: These are also offered by various travel insurance companies like Cavalry, Ripcord, etc.

Why choose Lifetime Safaris for a Safe Tanzania trip?

Our local operation managers are always available off the mountain for your assistance

A relaxed and carefree Tanzania Safari Toursis what we offer which is risk free and peaceful without any stress. We have all protocols in place to launch the rescue operation in case of emergencies. We have a well devised adjustment plans for our clients. We also observe their health conditions and monitor their behaviour to prevent any serious medical conditions. So if you are wondering What To Take On Tanzania Safari, travel insurance is a must.

Your Tanzania Insurance is important so that you don’t have to pay big medical or evacuation bills on the summit in case of crisis situations.

If you are in Tanzania then you certainly can't help trying out the outdoor activities game drives, snorkelling, scuba diving, hot air balloon, trekking etc. Try to cover for them too.Be cautious and read the fine print before selecting the Tanzania Travel Insurance policy. Choose Lifetime Safaris to experience the safest Tanzania safaris ever. Call us now and book your Tanzania Safari Tours with us today!

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Lifetime Safaris is not only about organizing your Tanzania Safari Tours, we also aim to be a positive force in the development of our local society here in Tanzania! Sustainable traveling and tourism is one of the guidelines for Lifetime Safaris. All our arrangement is put together with the concern of the local environment and with a respect for the wildlife and the people living around the areas that we visit.


Tanzania Safari Frequently Asked questions

Lifetime Safaris Practical Guide To Planning A Trip To Tanzania

  • 1
    Can I make my own itinerary?

    Yes! You can definitely plan your own personalised travel itinerary with Lifetime Safaris. We provide private Tanzania Safari Tours which are customised according to your needs. For planning a perfect Tanzania Safari itinerary, you can speak to our Travel experts who will guide you about the destinations of your choice. We also take utmost care of the safety, hygiene of our clients. The Food will be of your choice requested as per your recommendations during the time of safari bookings.

  • 2
    Can I take my children on safari?

    Yes you can surely bring your children on Safari. But you must be aware of the minimum age restrictions at various national parks and lodges which is about 4 and 12 years of age. As all safari activities are not open to children, you must check with our travel exerts regarding the age criteria at the different destinations planned in your itinerary.

  • 3
    Will I stay in tents or lodges?

    Whether you stay at tents or lodges depends on the type of packages you have purchased like luxury safaris, budget safaris or a standard Tanzania Safari where we will bring our own tents, camping, a cook to prepare your meals, food and other cooking equipments.

    You can choose to upgrade your accommodation, to enjoy a more comfortable and luxurious experience as well.

  • 4
    What size are your safari groups?

    In a safari group in Tanzania we take anywhere around 4-6 people in our vehicle depending on the type of safari you have chosen. In group tours six people are taken at max. While for a private tour less than three guests will accompany in the safari vehicle.

  • 5
    What Kind of vehicles do you use?

    The safari vehicle provided by Lifetime Safari is a 4×4 safari vehicle. Mostly we accommodate around six guests in throw rows of seating in our closed safari vehicles which has a pop-top roof hatch that will allow you to view wildlife Form a height. These safari vehicles can also be minibuses or 4X4 Land Cruisers or 4X4 Land Rovers.

  • 6
    I am interested in a Tanzania safari… What is my next step?

    It's a great choice to choose Tanzania safari as your next travel or vacation destination. As you have already made up your mind for visiting this spectacular country, we suggest you to call our Lifetime Safaris travel experts to inquire about and book a suggested itinerary of your choice. You can accompany us in our group safari trips or even plan a personalised private Tanzania safari which offers flexible dates, location and safari durations. After selecting your package or travel itinerary you can proceed with booking the safari.

  • 7
    Will I have a chance to interact with local people of Tanzania?

    Tanzania for many years has been a home to thousands of native tribes and people of different origins, and culture. Tanzania is the home of 120 African ethnic groups and more than 26 million people live in this East African country. You will be amazed to encounter and closely interact with the Maasai people of Tanzania who will show you how to light a fire without any combustibles. Other lesser-known tribes like the Datoga and Chaga and their rich cultural tapestry can be explored in your Tanzania walking or cultural tours

  • 8
    What additional costs can I expect when traveling in Tanzania?

    In your Tanzania Safari Cost the following expenses are not included in your safari package:

    • Airport departure taxes

    • Travel Insurance

    • Excess baggage fees

    • International Flight Travel expenses

    • Tanzania Visa or passport costs

    • Medical expenses, meals or activities included in the safari package (up gradation of stay or additional activities included after travel bookings)

    • Tips to drivers/guides/tour leaders

  • 9
    How far in advance should I book my safari?

    It is advisable to book your international flight tickets at least three months in advance if you do not wish to face problems getting seats on British Airways or KLM. If you are planning your trip in the peak season, it is advisable to book your safari to Tanzania at least nine months before.

  • 10
    Can I use a credit card to pay?

    Yes you can use credit cards to pay your bills however these are only accepted in big hotels or restaurants. However in other local markets only Tanzanian Shillings are accepted. There are ATM machines in Arusha, Dar and Zanzibar where you can get local currency with your Visa or MasterCard.

  • 11
    Should I bring some cash with me?

    Yes you can bring cash around in either Tanzania Shilling (TSh) or American dollars as cheques and cash are acceptable in many places here around town.

  • 12
    What will my means of transport be?

    Uber is the least expensive means of road transportation in the Tanzanian town as for 30-40 min ride they charge a minimum of $3.50. There is affordable public bus transportation in Tanzania called Dallas-Dallas, which can be difficult to navigate in town, as the bus stations don't have any name on it and you will have to ask around for directions. To go around the towns you can take the Rapid Transit System as well but these do not go into the peninsular areas.

  • 13
    What about Tanzania Safari Tips?

    Tanzania Safari Tipping is not compulsory but customary. Lifetime Safaris recommends you to tip moderately depending on the level of satisfaction you have received from the services.

    • Safari guide(s) US $10 per day;

    • Cook US $7,

    • Camp staff US $3 $5 per day.

  • 14
    Do I need a visa to enter Tanzania?

    To enter this marvellous country of diverse wildlife and unique culture, some countries like USA, Australia, UK, require a Tanzania Visa which cost around $50 US cash for non US citizens and $100 for US citizens. You can obtain this visa on arrival at the airport as well.

  • 15
    What Are The Entry Requirements?

    The various documents needed to enter Tanzania are listed below in the Tanzania Travel Requirements :

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months

    • Two Blank Passport pages

    • A Tourist Travel Visa for entry

    • Yellow fever vaccinations are required if travelling from a yellow fever endemic country. You can consult your physician for any other vaccine requirements.

    • Can I get a visa upon arrival?

  • 16
    Can I get a visa upon arrival?

    Yes you can purchase a Tanzanian Visa on arrival at the Airport upon entry by paying $50 after some document verifications (which is a 30 min procedure only). American citizens need to pay 100 US$, and get only a multiple entry Visa (since September 2007).

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