Travel Insurance gives you a Peace of Mind Safari in Uganda
Our Advice to you: Get travel Insurance – do not book your Safari in Uganda without it!
Safari Travel Insurance – do not book your Safari in Uganda without it! That is the best advice that we can give you. 99% plus Safaris go without a hitch, without a problem.
There are, however, those rare, unforeseen times where Health, family, o; work-related problem causes the cancellation of your Safari.
We do not sell Travel Insurance, we are a Safari Tour Operator and not an insurance broker. We do, however, know the value that proper Travel Insurance brings to our Clients.
Travel Insurance adds a cost to your Safari, but the peace of mind and options it gives you outweigh the cost factor. We believe you need Travel Insurance for those unplanned moments, and we strongly suggest you do not book a Safari without it.
Safari Travel Insurance – don’t book your Safari without it!
Extreme sports such as White-Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Hiking, Climbing, walking safaris, Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Trekking, etc. If you are planning to take part in adventurous activities during your holiday, we recommend that your policy covers you for any injuries sustained as a result of these activities.
(This question is often relevant to travelers from the USA.). US health insurance premiums sometimes cover clients for their trips overseas. We cannot comment on these policies but would advise clients to contact their existing insurers for health cover and to consider additional insurance to protect against the risk of loss or cancel the above-mentioned events’ considerable costs.
If you do not have the policy to cover any of the abovementioned events, you are at risk of incurring substantial. Repatriation home, for example, can cost a considerable amount of money. We cannot be held responsible for any of these costs.
- You are covering the full amount of your trip, including international flights. Please ensure any policy covers the total cost of your safari. Many travel insurance policies will only cover up to a specific figure – this is a common issue with credit card travel insurance.
Frequently Asked Questions about Travel Insurance:
My credit card includes travel insurance – is that enough?
It is essential to check that you are satisfied with the amount of coverage included. Please contact your credit card company to verify what is and what isn’t covered.
Is medical coverage provided by national social insurance programs or national healthcare systems in my country of residence valid in Africa?
Public social insurance programs, such as Medicare, and national healthcare systems, like the NHS, are unlikely to provide you with medical coverage. Please contact the relevant authority for further information.
I have private health insurance – is that enough?
It is unlikely that your private health insurance policy will provide you with adequate coverage. Please speak to your health insurance company about what is covered.
Can I buy travel insurance from Kabiza Wilderness Safaris?
No, Kabiza Wilderness Safaris does not sell insurance. We are not part of an affiliate travel insurance program. This could lead to legal tangles – we do one thing only, create memorable Safaris.
How much does travel insurance cost, and where can I compare policies?
The cost of travel insurance varies, as insurance companies will consider pre-existing health conditions, the trip’s length, the journey’s cost, and many other factors. We cannot legally advise clients on which policies are best, nor can we recommend any travel insurance companies or policies. However, to get an idea of where to begin your research, please take a look at the following:
- for Canadian residents, there is some advice on the website for the Government of Canada
- for UK residents, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office offers further information on the importance of travel insurance and what to look for in a policy
- for US residents, there is some advice on the US State Department website.
Please note that we cannot take any responsibility for the information provided on a third-party website.
We care about the well-being of our clients. We had seen first-hand how travel insurance had made a difference when luggage was lost when a client with a pre-existing condition needed medical care while on safari.
The COVID Pandemic is another reason we ask our clients to purchase travel insurance.
I’ve found a policy. Please, can someone at Kabiza Wilderness Safaris review it with me?
Unfortunately, no – due to legal reasons, we cannot review any insurance policy. You should contact the insurance company and review it with them, as they will better know the policies they sell.
What if I don’t want insurance?
The choice is yours. We cannot force you to buy travel insurance; however, consider the risk factors, your medical condition, and your age.
What is “Cancel For Any Reason” Coverage?
“Cancel for any reason” (CFAR) coverage is an add-on to a base travel insurance policy that allows you to cancel the trip for any reason not already covered by the policy. You’ll be reimbursed a portion of your prepaid, forfeited, and non-refundable trip costs, typically between 50% and 75%.
Sounds good, right? Here’s the rub: You typically must purchase “covered for any reason” coverage within 14 to 21 days of your first trip payment. For example, if you booked a trip in mid-February, you can’t add CFAR coverage at the end of March.
And here’s another “cancel for any reason” wrinkle: You typically need to cancel your trip at least two days before your departure to use your CFAR coverage. So if you’re leaving tomorrow and want to cancel today, you won’t get reimbursed.
What About Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption Coverage?
Trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance cover problems that interrupt or cause you to cancel your trip, like airline delays and medical issues.
Read the fine print:
As is always the case, make sure you read the fine print of any policy! Unfortunately, we have known instances where clients had thought they were fully covered but had bought a policy that was not as good as it should be.
Travel Insurance is right for you:
A Gorilla Safari in Uganda is an investment in yourself. Gorilla Safaris are often booked a year ahead of time, and things may change in your life.
We strongly suggest that you take measures to protect that investment by taking our Travel Insurance that covers your time in Africa, Uganda.
99% of our Safaris take place without a problem and according to the itinerary.
We rarely have a cancellation, but they sometimes happen for the reasons mentioned above.
Protect your down payment investment by taking out insurance for the trip. It can offer coverage where it is difficult to obtain refunds for permits, and lodge deposits, especially if you are canceling outright and not rescheduling the Safari. You might need Safari Insurance; add that extra layer of protection.