Tanzania travel insurance

  • Unlimited medical emergency expenses¹
  • Up to £10K cancellation cover
  • 24/7 emergency medical helpline
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Tanzania Travel Insurance

If you are going to Tanzania, don’t go without having any travel insurance in place. Read on for some tips on what to consider before selecting a policy:

  • The cost of your trip – Unexpected events sometimes mean you have to cancel your holiday. Although that’s disappointing, it’s nice to know that you may be able get your money back
  • The cost of your baggage
  • The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our extreme sports policy, if needed.
  • Also, don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Tanzania from the FCDO

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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Emergency? Call us:
+44 (0)207 748 0060

For everything else, contact us.

We cover over 50 activities!

All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip.

What is covered with travel insurance to Tanzania?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, including Safari if you’re planning a visit to the Serengeti and hiking if you’re squeezing in a quick visit to Mount Kilimanjaro!

We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for Tanzania, have a read of our policy documents here.


Facts about Tanzania

We’ve put together some helpful facts, along with some other important information that we think you might want to know before your trip to Tanzania.

Currency Tanzanian shilling
Most common languages spoken Swahili & English
Capital Dodoma
Continent Africa
Population Approx. 56 million
Plug type Plug type D and G
Driving side Left-hand side

Spring – September to November

Summer – December to February

Autumn – March to May

Winter – June to August

Laws  Local laws and customs


Do I need a visa for Tanzania?

Yes, as a British citizen with a valid passport you will need to apply for a visa to visit Tanzania. Whether you’re going as a tourist or for business, you can get a visa application form from the Tanzanian High Commission. If you’re going to Tanzania for work or to volunteer, then you’ll need to apply for a work permit prior to travel (volunteer organisations would normally arrange this for you).

You can find more information about visas and entry requirements for Tanzania here.


Healthcare in Tanzania

Medical facilities in Tanzania can be quite limited, especially as you leave the larger cities like Dar es Salaam. Make sure you have the right travel insurance that covers illness, injuries and ideally repatriation, in case anything happens while abroad.

It’s also really important to make sure that you speak to you GP at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to travel to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.

You can find more information about healthcare services and vaccinations for Tanzania here



Medical & Emergency Assistance in Tanzania

If something happens while you’re in Tanzania and you need emergency treatment for an illness or injury, we’re here to help.

All travel insurance policyholders have access to our 24-hour medical assistance team.