TRAVEL INSURANCE

Please go ahead and immediately purchase 100% travel insurance coverage to protect your Africa travel arrangements and international flights in case of any unforeseen circumstances or in the event you are unable to travel.

Additionally, accommodations require full travel insurance coverage due to the very nature of the activities experienced in the wilderness and how remote the accommodations and locations are when travelling in Africa.

As a guideline:

The travel insurance coverage from reputable insurance companies at a minimum must cover the travellers before the start of the tour leading to the day of departure, on route or during the safari/tour/travel for all the following unforeseeable basic items:

  1. TRIP CANCELLATION
  2. TRIP INTERRUPTION/CURTAILMENT
  3. MISSED CONNECTION
  4. TRIP DELAY
  5. BAGGAGE & PERSONAL EFFECTS
  6. BAGGAGE DELAY
  7. FINANCIAL DEFAULT
  8. TERRORISM
  9. EMERGENCY ACCIDENT & SICKNESS MEDICAL EXPENSE (PRIMARY)
  10. EMERGENCY EVACUATION, MEDICALLY NECESSARY REPATRIATION AND REPATRIATION OF REMAINS
  11. ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT
  12. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
  13. ID/PASSPORT THEFT ASSISTANCE

** We recommend you pick PRIMARY medical expense upgrade coverage. Costs of hospitalization with reliable and reputable services in Africa are very high.

TIPPING

Although not mandatory, tipping is an admirable way to share your satisfaction with your guide and varied staff service you will receive on your safari.  Your tips not only help boost the confidence of those in the service industry but also allow you to give back to the communities on an individual basis. As with most tipping, there are no specific rules on safari, but these guidelines may help you determine the appropriate amounts in certain situations.  For ease of tipping, you should carry a quantity of smaller bills.

For Safari and tour guides at camps and lodges, you may tip US $10 to US $15 per person per day and tip half that amount for half-day activities.

Generally, the Safari camps and lodges have community tip jars for their staff, such as porters, food servers, cleaning staff and service staff and the tips are shared equally.  In these settings, you may tip US $3 to US $5 per person per day.

Tips for city transfer drivers in Arusha and Dar es Salaam may be US $ 3 to US $5 per transfer dependent on the distance and time taken.

Tips for staff in city hotels including housekeeping may be US $1 to US $2 per person per day.

Hotel and Airport porters may be tipped US $1 to US $2 each time you use them.

In Restaurants, the rate of tipping is typically 10{15f7d5a409488cad47474d7d22eff4c0730682d0ea22726cd897fa1cd93c8eed} of the total bill.

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