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Travel Insurance and Flight Reservations

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that all clients participating in our safaris and itineraries obtain the following types of Travel Insurance which are commercially available:

  • Accidental death and disability
  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • Major Medical
  • Loss of personal effects
  • Trip cancellation

We do not offer Travel Insurance ourselves but recommend the following sites for online arrangements:

 


Flights to and from Africa

Generally speaking we don't arrange client's airfares directly. More often than not you'll find it cheaper to purchase your tickets from home than from within Zimbabwe. Contact your local agent or go to Ticket Planet or the European Travel Network for probably the best air fare discounter's networks on the web.

Alternatively go to the Lastminute Safari website for full details on discounted airfares to Africa...

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 Whichever agents you use we'll gladly liase with them to optimise local logistics - please have your reference number quoted to us for these enquiries.

Some tips:

Try and purchase your domestic tickets required within Zimbabwe from the same agent who supplied your international tickets. By purchasing only your international flights and then arranging domestic tickets locally you gain on trip flexibility but it'll cost more money on the individual domestic fares.

There are numerous Internet sources for discounted fares, but finding the lowest isn't always easy. Discount fares typically have restrictions that can be difficult, sometimes frustrating, to interpret. If you're looking for the cheapest price, here are a few suggestions that will help:

  • Make your reservation early. Airlines sell only a limited number of seats at the lowest fares. When those seats sell out, the price goes up.
  • Many discount fares require that you make a reservation 7, 14 or 21 days before your trip depending on the fare. The best international fares often require a reservation at least 30 days in advance.
  • Making a reservation as soon as you know your travel dates increases your chances of finding a fare you can live with.
  • Flying on a weekday usually costs less. Flights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday usually offer the lowest fares. Fares are sometimes (but not always) higher on Monday and Friday than on other weekdays. Saturday flights occasionally have discount fares, but as a rule it's more expensive to fly on a weekend than a weekday.
  • Most low fares require that you stay over at least one Saturday night before your return flight. However, some fares may only require you to stay a minimum of 3 or 4 days.
  • It's almost always less expensive to use only one airline for a trip instead of two. Booking two airlines can, in some cases, cost substantially more than if you were to book only one.
  • To get the lowest roundtrip fare, that fare must be available on both the departing and return flights you select. If the fare is sold out on either of these, the price you end up with will be much higher. Try an earlier or later flight if you can't find the fare you want; or, if possible, consider flying on another day.

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UK Head Office
Ermington Mill, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9NT
Tel: +44 1548 830059 Fax: +44 870 094 1881
Mobile: +44 7900 582746 
e-mail:info@zambezi.co.uk

African Head Office
The Heights, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 61 3351  Fax: +263 61 2291
Cell: +263 91 343616 
e-mail: info@zambezi.com

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