Tanzania is home to epic, unspoiled wildernesses where the Big Five roam free-range. Our travel insurance tips will help you enjoy it full throttle.
Lions, leopards, and rhinos... they’re only the beginning of the jaw-dropping sights you may encounter on an adventurous trip to Tanzania. The country has 21 national parks, including Gombe Stream National Park (where Dr. Jane Goodall founded a chimpanzee research centre in 1965) and Serengeti National Park, the safari mecca where 4,000 lions and 550 cheetahs roam among the grassy plains.
Like much-needed mosquito netting, World Nomads is here to help protect you and can help take the edge off your worries so you can maximize the sheer beauty of it all instead.
Crime can be a problem in Tanzania. Tourists can be the victims of theft, carjacking and mugging, especially in crowded cities. When you have a World Nomads policy, you may be covered for the loss of your belongings, up to their depreciated value, and to the per-article and total maximum benefit amount.
Always file a police report and hold on to a copy for World Nomads. Carrying colorful Tanzanian shillings? Depending on your Country of Residence, there’s limited or no coverage for cash, so leave what you won’t need for a day out in the safe at your hotel, if possible.
Rain, rain, go away... during Tanzania’s waterlogged monsoon months (March through May and November thru December), flooded roads may be impassable, or you could be stuck in a cyclone. Translation? Ruined plans and you missing out on things you already paid for.
When surprises such as this happen, World Nomads can step in to support you: depending on your Country of Residence, your coverage could include anything from trip cancellation and trip interruption to an evacuation to a safe place. Your choice of a Standard or an Explorer Plan may also decide what benefits you get.
Just note that if a natural disaster has already been forecast or happened after you purchased your policy, it’s not reimbursable. (In other words, you can’t get an insurance policy for something you already know about)
If you’re planning a trip to Tanzania, you may want to consider a World Nomads plan. World Nomads covers more than 150 adventure sports and activities. Read our Help Center article on adventure sports coverage to ensure your activities are included. Additional premiums may apply, and coverage may vary between the Standard and Explorer plans.
Your World Nomads plan can come in handy if tracking elephants on a guided walking safari through the Selous Game Reserve or paddle boarding in a lagoon near Zanzibar After all, a twisted ankle or appendicitis can happen anywhere; and you may want emergency medical coverage for sudden accidents or sicknesses.
Conditions may apply. For example, you may be covered for abseiling – also known as climbing a rock or rappelling – but only up to a certain elevation. Read your policy for more details or contact us with your coverage questions.
World Nomads policy holders have access to 24/7 Emergency Assistance... good news if you’re up a Tanzanian creek without a paddle. Experts on the line can connect you to the nearest qualified hospitals, assist with paperwork, and more. You may also need to touch base with them before undergoing any major medical procedures or evacuation services.
Travel insurance doesn't cover everything. All of the information we provide is a brief summary. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the plans described. Coverage may not be the same or available for residents of all countries, states or provinces. Please carefully read your policy wording for a full description of coverage.
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