Travel insurance covering theft, loss and medical problems is highly recommended. Some tips:
Before heading to Tanzania, also consider taking out a membership with one of the following, both of which operate 24-hour air ambulance services and offer emergency medical evacuation within Tanzania:
African Medical & Research Foundation Flying Doctors East Africa memberships available from US$16 per person per month.
First Air Responder East Africa memberships from US$10 per week.
Worldwide travel insurance is available at www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-insurance. You can buy, extend and claim online anytime, even if you’re already on the road.