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Travel Insurance for Africa

Jump straight into your African adventure with a travel insurance Africa policy.

A diverse and awe-inspiring continent, Africa is the perfect destination for intrepid adventurers and first-time travellers alike. With preparation and a reliable travel insurance policy, there's nothing stopping you from having the trip of a lifetime.

Our worldwide travel insurance policies are designed to give reliable cover at an affordable rate. What's more, they're tailored to be the most suited to you and your trip.

Compare travel insurance Africa levels of cover

Our policies are available in both single trip and annual multi-trip, at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

Do I need medical insurance for my Africa trip?

Much like other countries outside of the UK, healthcare in Africa is not free, even for citizens, and in many African countries, doctors expect payment in cash for treatment. Booking travel insurance with Holiday Extras, you can receive up to unlimited cover for medical emergencies.

What if I have a pre-existing medical condition?

When you book, remember to let us know of any pre-existing medical conditions you may have, so we can tailor a suitable policy with these conditions in mind. It's important to note that, if you have not declared any pre-existing medical conditions when booking your policy, any subsequent claims may be invalidated by failing to do so.

What vaccinations do I need to travel to Africa?

As well as your routine vaccinations (MMR, Polio, Diptheria, Meningitis) you should also make sure to get yourself vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B as well as Tetanus, Typhoid and Rabies. Your doctor will be able to give you specific advice, and it's always wise to consult them about this, or any other questions or concerns you have have.

What if I need to take medication into Africa?

If you require medication bring plenty with you, esure you have enough for the duration of your trip. Even basic medicines like paracetamol can be difficult to find in some areas.

Do I need a visa to travel Africa?

The majority of tourist visas can be obtained at the border, however, entry requirements can differ from country to country. To avoid complications, make sure to do your research before hand. In some countries, visas can take up to a week to be approved and you will need to provide evidence of your plane tickets and hotel accommodation. Certain countries in the south don't require you to obtain a visa if you have a British passport.

For obtaining any kind of visa, your passport will have to be valid for at least six months from your planned date of departure. if you plan to take part in voluntary work during your stay in the country, then you will need a working holiday visa along with a travel insurance policy that covers you for working abroad. For more information, check out our working holiday insurance page.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited, registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras Cover Limited is an insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 828848. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN.

Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register