Last updated: 04/17/2023
Tanzania’s main attraction for tourists is safari tours through its 20+ National Parks. Given the remote nature of safaris, Squaremouth recommends travelers visiting Tanzania buy a travel insurance policy with at least Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation coverage. Even if a safari is not on your itinerary, these benefits still offer crucial protection while traveling, as the cost of receiving health treatment abroad can quickly reach the thousands.
The Emergency Medical benefit of travel insurance can reimburse travelers for the costs of medical treatment in the event of an illness or injury during their trip. If a traveler gets sick or injured while in Tanzania, this benefit can cover physician services, ambulance expenses, and other costs of treatment. Given the potential high costs of treatment, we recommend a policy of at least $100,000 in Emergency Medical coverage.
The Medical Evacuation benefit can transport a traveler to the nearest adequate hospital in the event of a medical emergency. For example, if a traveler experiences an emergency while on a safari, this benefit can cover the costs of an evacuation. Due to the significant costs of an air ambulance,, we recommend Tanzania visitors find a policy with at least $250,000 in Medical Evacuation coverage.
Medical travel insurance is a popular benefit for travelers heading to East Africa. With that said, most travel insurance policies are comprehensive and include a variety of other benefits, without increasing the cost of a policy. This includes coverage for travel delays, and lost or delayed luggage.
Given the lack of direct flights to Tanzania, it’s likely travelers will endure a multi-leg journey to make it to their destination. Travel Delay and Missed Connection benefits can provide reimbursement in the event of delays to cover food, accommodation, and expenses paid to catch up to the trip. In addition, the Baggage Delay and Baggage & Personal Items Loss benefits can cover luggage issues that may occur.
Due to the high costs of Tanzania trips, from airfare to tour packages, it’s important for travelers to be covered in the event issues arise leading up to their departure date. For travelers who are concerned about canceling their trip, Squaremouth recommends Trip Cancellation coverage. More than 75% of all insured travelers purchase a policy with Trip Cancellation, as it allows them to be reimbursed if they fall ill, get injured, or experience other covered disruptions prior to departing for their trip.
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A country rich with wildlife, natural beauty, and history that dates back millions of years, Tanzania is a popular tourist destination for safari travelers, adventurers and archaeologists alike.
Destination Rank: 46
Percentage of Squaremouth Sales: 0.54%
Average Premium: $818.88
Average Trip Cost: $13,586.64
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