You should be looking forward to travelling to Africa and experiencing all of its thrills and highlights while having the peace of mind that you can face anything while on your adventure. That’s why we have you covered with the best Adventure Travel Insurance!
Travel insurance: Choose something simple & flexible
You can buy travel insurance and claim online, at any time or anywhere.
Travel insurance offered by WorldNomads.com is available to travellers worldwide (140 countries). Specifically designed for adventurous travellers, this travel insurance covers overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a wide range of incidents.
Why buy travel insurance from World Nomads?
- World Nomads are backed by specialist insurers and offer global assistance partners
- You can Buy Online, so you don’t need to worry if you left it last minute
- Even buy additional cover and claim online while travelling
- World Nomads Insurance covers a range of adventure sports and activities
- Do Good – Give a little back while supporting a community development project
Activities you are covered with through World Nomads
World Nomads ensure you are covered for adrenaline sports and adventure activities including white-water rafting, sky diving and bungee jumping. Most travel insurance companies don’t offer this as standard so double-check your policy inclusions.
What’s more, World Nomads also offer cancellation insurance. We strongly recommend your travel insurance includes cancellation and curtailment insurance if booking a tour in Africa. Most tour departures are guaranteed (confirmed to depart) but in the unlikely event of a tour departure being cancelled, you would be covered.
Which travel insurance is best in Africa?
Standard Travel insurance is not sufficient when joining our tours in Africa so we recommended you don’t rely on insurance provided by credit card companies. In rare cases you may have to be airlifted to South Africa, as many public hospitals in Africa are below western standards. This could be pricey, so ensure you have comprehensive insurance such as the travel insurance provided by World Nomads.
Using your credit card insurance
If you choose to use your credit card insurance (which is unlikely to be comprehensive enough), you will need to call your bank to obtain your policy details and forward this to us at time of booking.
Follow the steps below:
1. Phone your bank
2. Give them your Bank Card Number
3. They will ask you to verify your account
4. Then you need to ask for the insurance company name
5. Next ask for the policy number
6. Remember to keep reference of the telephone number you dialed and the policy details
Is it safe to travel in Africa?
Yes, it is certainly safer than you think. Violent crime is low and there is the same petty crime that you would be familiar with wherever you would travel in the world. We recommend you stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings:
- Keep valuables out of public sight (yes that means back pockets too!)
- Don’t walk dark streets and alleys
- Always keep cash hidden and don’t accept help at ATM’s
- Use rideshares as they are safer than travelling alone and provide tracking and customer support
- Stick with the group. If you wonder off alone you are at more risk.
It’s compulsory to have comprehensive adventure travel insurance on all our tours. Naturally, we require you to provide your travel insurance details upon booking your tour with us.
Which are the safest countries in Africa?
The most popular country for safety concerned travellers is Botswana. It boasts good infrastructure and is known to be relatively stable politically.
Tanzania and Kenya are two of the safest East African countries who’s belief systems are strongly swayed toward community. The people are friendly and welcoming however we still recommend you travel in groups as this is still safer than traveling solo in Africa.
Is it safe to go on safari in Africa?
There is a unique set of rules which apply when going on safari in Africa. You will be surrounded by animals, which may seem cute and fluffy to some, but this is not a petting zoo. It may seem obviously to not call a lion or hippo like you would your pet fluffy back home, but there are also some animals you may not be as aware of avoiding as you should.
For starters, snakes. We often look up or ahead of us but on a walking safari, snakes are a real threat so keep your socks up and look down ever so often. This applies to ticks which also breed in the bushes.
You can’t outrun a cheetah, take our word for it. So you are better off staying in the safari vehicle and keeping all limps inside too. It’s also advised that you keep very quiet when the game vehicle comes to a stop at a viewing so as not to frighten the wildlife.
Travel insurance from World Nomad: Things you should know
Trusted and reliable underwriters
Get Value for money and the cover you need
WorldNomads.com focuses on what’s important to you. World Nomads prices are certainly some of the most competitive.
Flexibility is important, especially when you need it most
We get it, plans change. You can buy more cover or claim online while traveling in Africa. Even buy a World Nomads policy if you’re already travelling.
We cover a range of adventure activities
From skydiving to bungee jumping, we know you love getting your adrenaline pumping. That’s why you don’t have to think twice when hopping into that hot-air balloon or strapping on your helmet to go white-water rafting down the Zambezi. WorldNomads.com will have you covered with a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.
Keep travelling safely with World Nomads
As a WorldNomads.com member, you have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, along with online tips through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.
Get more than just great value
We got your back in so many ways. Learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and stay in touch with friends and family with an online travel journal.
We are committed to exceptional customer service
If you have any questions or concerns about your travel insurance or safety, simply contact WorldNomads.com directly.