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Travel insurance for a trip to Tanzania

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.

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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.

With World Nomads plans, you can trust that you can be supported with benefits for:

  • Trip cancellation
  • Emergency medical expenses
  • Baggage and personal belongings
  • Trip interruption and delay
  • Emergency evacuation and repatriation
  • Adventure activities

Pickpocketing and other crimes

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. 

Traveler's tip: snatch and grabs occur in busy places including markets and even in traffic. If you feel like someone is getting a bit too close, duck into a building or shop to get some breathing space. When in a car, keep windows closed and belongings stowed out of view.

Natural disasters

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)

Adventure activity coverage

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.

Traveler's tip: do your research when it comes to companies offering safaris, tours and other activities; this applies not just in Tanzania but across Africa. Don’t assume that every company has a good track record when it comes to safety such as using proper equipment or employing skilled staffers.

Medical emergencies

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.

Traveler's tip: carry a travel first aid kit which contains the basics plus extras such as bandages, anti-malarial pills, etc. That way you can start treating any potential health issues before seeking medical assistance.

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.

A flight delay

My flight was delayed due to mechanical issues, which caused me to miss my connecting flight to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. This delay meant that I missed the first night in my hotel and the pre-arranged transfer from the airport. I also needed to purchase a new transport from the airport to the Machame Gate at Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you*

Trip Cancellation

Been working hard for your trip?

We'll work hard to protect it.

Trip Protection
  • Are you or your family sick or injured?
  • Natural disaster or terrorist attack where your'e going?
  • Called to active service?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Expenses

Feeling fit and healthy? What if you get sick or injured?

Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.

Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Need medication?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Transportation

Know where the nearest hospital is?

Don’t stress, we’ll get you there quickly.

Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Hurt abroad?
  • Need to get to a hospital urgently?
  • Medevac home?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Love photography, filming or sport?

Cover your bags, tech or gear.

Protect your gear
  • Video camera gone?
  • Laptop lost?
  • Sports gear stolen?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Overseas Medical & Dental Expenses
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatriation
  • Trip Cancellation or Interruption
  • 24-Hour Assistance Services
  • Baggage
  • And more (depending on your country of residence)
*This is a general summary only. Restrictions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Coverage may not be available for all countries, states or provinces. Benefit limits may vary depending on the plan chosen. Get a quote for full details.

24/7 emergency assistance

Whether you need medical assistance or emergency evacuation, our teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.

Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?

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Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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Aurelie Menard,
Emergency Assistance, World Nomads

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Travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families. Nobody wants to think about all the things that could go wrong on their trip, but these things can and do happen. So be prepared and get your travel insurance today.

World Nomads Travel Insurance was reviewed on Trust Pilot on 1st August 2017 and rated 4 stars