Self Drive Safari Travel Insurance
If you are planning a trip and will be going on Self Drive Safari and hiring a vehicle for this activity, you must have a Travel Insurance policy before you leave for your trip. This policy will provide Search and Rescue as a standard. This might be useful if you break down during your Safari and need someone to find and return you to your base. To contact us…
If you are planning a trip and will be going on Self Drive Safari and hiring a vehicle for this activity, you must have a Travel Insurance policy before you leave for your trip.
This policy will provide Search and Rescue as a standard. This might be useful if you break down during your Safari and need someone to find and return you to your base.
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- Summary of Cover
- Search and Rescue
- Self Drive Safari
- Popular Destinations
- Your Safety
- Useful Websites
Summary of Cover (per person)
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Emergency Medical and Repatriation*||£5,000,000||£5,000,000||£5,000,000|
|Search and Rescue*||£25,000||£50,000||£50,000|
|Cancellation or Curtailment*||-||£3,000||£7,500|
|Loss of Passport*||-||£300||£500|
|Missed Departure / Connection||-||£500||£500|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Please read the Policy Wording for the complete list of Benefits.
Healix Insurance Services Ltd, on behalf of Hamilton Insurance DAC, arranges this Travel Insurance policy for Jade Stanley Ltd. Healix Insurance Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 5484190 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 437248. Hamilton Insurance DAC is registered in Ireland No. 484148, authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland, and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority in connection with their UK branch. Jade Stanley Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 03570857 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 306205.
Search and Rescue
We can provide Search and Rescue while participating in a Self Drive Safari.
A Local Rescue Organisation will search and transfer you to a local hospital, or we will repatriate you back to your home country if the medical facilities are not up to our standards.
Search and Rescue costs are covered for a period not exceeding 72 hours from when assistance is first summoned.
We recommend that you provide a copy of your Travel Insurance Certificate and the 24-hour Emergency Assistance Telephone Number to a member of your Group or Guide.
The Emergency Assistance Company will then arrange the Search and Rescue on your behalf.
Self Drive Safari
While a Safari is nothing more than a hunting excursion, the name has come to refer to overland off-road trips into the wilderness.
Usually, the goal of a Safari is to track and spot, sometimes also photograph, iconic African Wildlife, such as buffalo, elephants, rhinoceroses, giraffes, lions, hippos and leopards.
A Self Drive Safari usually involves driving through nature reserves on unpaved tracks, sometimes combined with Wildlife, and spotting safari treks.
Originally derived from the Arab word Safar, which means journey, the modern word Safari was taken over by the Swahili people, who gave it their touch by adding I at the end.
The Swahili word Safari also means journey. The term was first used in English in the mid-1800s when legendary explorer Sir Richard Burton brought it back to England.
Most Safaris are organised by local tour operators or accommodations in many southern African countries.
However, that does not mean you cannot take matters into your own hands and arrange your customised Independent Safari.
Self Drive Safaris are ideal for people who want to explore the African landscapes on schedule and at their own pace.
However, these independent Safaris may be more expensive (sometimes a lot more) than organised tours. On the other hand, they have the priceless advantage of ultimate freedom of movement.
That being said, organised tours can be considered safer, more accessible and, because an experienced guide is present, often also more successful.
Whether you opt for a Self Drive Safari or an organised Safari is entirely up to you and your priorities.
Self Drive Safaris usually take place in Africa.
Mainly, the countries in Eastern and Southern Africa are ideal for this classic Safari.
- South Africa
Whilst on a Self Drive Safari, there will always be a risk.
As no one is there to guide you, you could encounter unexpected challenges, whether poor road conditions, a car breakdown, a roadblock or a bush fire.
It is the job of the company you have booked with to give you a full briefing about possible dangers and how to minimise them when you pick up the vehicle.