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Safaris used to be nothing more than Hunting Excursions, but nowadays the name has generally come to refer to overland trips to spot and often photograph big Wildlife, such as Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffes, Buffalo and Hyenas. Associated with travel in Africa, a Safari usually involves driving through Nature Reserves on unpaved tracks, sometimes…

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Safaris used to be nothing more than Hunting Excursions, but nowadays the name has generally come to refer to overland trips to spot and often photograph big Wildlife, such as Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffes, Buffalo and Hyenas. Associated with travel in Africa, a Safari usually involves driving through Nature Reserves on unpaved tracks, sometimes combined with Wildlife spotting hikes or Safari Trekking.

If you are planning to do a Self Drive Safari on our ADVENTURES website. Please select Safari (not Tour Operator organised).

JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

We provide cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and British Forces Posted Overseas.

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500

Common Injuries whilst on a Safari

While Safaris are enjoyed by hundreds of people every year, and are a safe and fun activity for the family to enjoy as well, there are obviously inherent risks.

  • Injuries or fatalities occurring as a result of contact with dangerous or poisonous animals are very rare, although they do occur.
  • Remember that the animals you come across are wild and dangerous, and thus are unpredictable.
  • There have been cases of Elephants and other animals charging and causing injuries and fatalities as a result. However, these are rare and extremely unlikely to occur.
  • When on Safari, always listen to the instructions given by the Guide and follow them closely.
  • Keep your limbs inside the vehicle you are in, if you are in a car or jeep.
  • Do not do anything to deliberately antagonise the animals.
  • If for some reason you do find yourself at risk from the situation, listen to the Guide and follow instructions, try not to panic.
  • Wear closed shoes when going on a walking tour safari.
  • If you are camping or lodging in an area that may still have wild animals in the vicinity, always carry on you a torch if leaving your lodgings.
  • Also, if you are alone in the dark then always whistle. This will alert any animals in the area that you are near and will not allow you to surprise and scare them.
  • You may also want to invest in a mosquito net.

Important Information

You must ensure that you do not participate in a Safari for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.

This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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