We cannot be held responsible or liable for loss, damage, or theft of personal luggage and belongings, nor can they be held liable for personal injury, accident or illness. Please ensure that you have yourself and your belongings adequately insured before your departure. Insurance is compulsory for all our trips and we recommend it be taken out with a large, reputable group.
We suggest you check your existing insurance policies before purchasing additional travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, lost luggage, medical expenses, or car rental insurance. You're likely to have partial or complete coverage. Further details on insurance can be obtained at one of the following popular insurers:
• Europ-Assist (tel. UK: 0870 737 5720) www.europ-assist.co.uk
• Access America (tel. USA: 800/284-8300); www.accessamerica.com
• Travel Guard International (tel. USA: 800/826-1300) www.travelguard.com
• Travel Insured International (tel. USA: 800/243-3174) www.travelinsured.com
• Travelex Insurance Services (tel. USA: 800/228-9792) www.travelex-insurance.com
It is compulsory to have full medical, emergency evacuation and repatriation cover for the period of time you are away. Although this is covered by various schemes, a more cost effective option is available through us. This is structured specifically for travel to Africa and covers all the essential elements for emergency medical insurance - underwritten by insurance giant AIG. Please speak to your consultant about this policy.
Cancellation and Curtailment
You might have to cancel or curtail your safari due to unforeseen circumstances. If you cancel a trip close to departure date for any reason you could lose all that the safari was going to cost you. Should you have to leave the safari early, we cannot refund you the portion of the safari you do not complete. Dependant on the reason for cancellation and curtailment, insurance may cover you for this eventuality.
Baggage & Money Insurance
It is advisable to take out baggage and money insurance, especially if you are carrying a large amount of cash or expensive and valuable camera equipment. You should always carry such equipment as "carry-on" luggage. Do not put anything of value in your checked baggage!
If you anticipate an insurance claim upon your return, be sure to document as accurately as possible any accident, injury or loss. Doctor's notes and police reports will aid any claim.