Travel Insurance To Africa

Africa brings together extraordinary displays of wildlife, sweeping savannahs, friendly tribal culture and out of this world rugged natural history.

About Africa

Africa is vast as the second largest and second most populated continent, so there's endless possibilities from on-land safaris, diving in the Indian Ocean, hiking Mount Kilimanjaro to soaking up the sun on the golden beaches of Mauritius.

As big as China, India, the United States, and most of Europe put together, Africa is 30.2 million km2 and the continent takes up 20.4% of the Earth's total land area.

Over 50 countries make up Africa, and over 1.1 billion people who are young in spirit and age, with 50% of the population under 20 years old.

People come to Africa for the rewarding and unique travel experience it gives all travellers, from buzzing Cape Town in South Africa right up to the ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza.

Highlights of an African trip include a visit to the Zimbabwe - Zambia border see the breathtaking Victoria Falls. Of course a stop on the islands of Zanzibar is a popular with tourists because of its stunning white beaches. And you really cannot go past Africa without a safari in a national park - Etosha National Park in Namibia is a popular one, where you can camp on the edge of the waterhole right with the wildlife.

Africa is all about wildlife, nature and culture. For this region you'll need a worldwide policy.


  • How Many Australians Come To Africa? Australians love Africa, with over 317,000 heading to Africa each year.
  • What Is The Most Common Claim? Medical claims are the most common type of claim in this region.

  • What Should I Look Out For?  Medical costs.  Medical costs in South Africa are up to 5 times higher than those in other countries, be sure to take out additional cover if you're going on a safari trip or other adventure/wildlife activities. 


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Your health is important when you travel. 



You should always find out if there are any vaccinations you may need for your trip.


Further Reading

EuropeEurope is full of fun but there are always safety concerns. Things to look out for include pickpockets, scams and personal safety at night.


AsiaAsia is an amazing place to enjoy while backpacking. Learn more about the safety concerns of travel in Asia.


USAWhen heading to the USA it's essential to take out travel insurance. Hospital stays and prescribed medication can be very expensive. 


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