Why Buy Travel Insurance?                                            

Common travel problems like flight delays, travel injuries and illnesses, unpredictable weather and lost or stolen luggage are why today’s smart travelers take a trip with travel insurance. Making a long international trip is a considerable investment and protecting this investment is prudent.

The Traveling Twiga strongly recommends purchasing travel insurance.  One of the most trusted providers is Travel Guard a worldwide leader in travel insurance and assistance solutions*. This assistance includes a 24/7 toll-free ‘hotline’, where a live person will help you with last minute travel changes, such as rebooking flights, tracking lost luggage, replacing lost passports and tickets, even with emergency cash! Whether you need a medical evacuation or help tracking your lost bag, Travel Guard’s 24 hour toll-free travel help line is just a phone call away, even from the Kenyan safari!


Consider this:

  1. How about if someone in your family becomes unexpectedly ill just before your trip and you will need to cancel your much awaited trip? What will happen to your non-refundable payments?
  2. How about if you have to return home early from your trip due to an unexpected emergency such as illness or death in the family? Again, what will happen to the non-refundable trip deposit and payments?
  3. How about if your flights are delayed and you miss a portion of your trip?
  4. How about the situation when your suitcase did not make it to your destination and you will have to replace your medications and purchase a new wardrobe?
  5. How about when your purse with your passport and all personal documents is stolen, how do you go about replacing all that was lost?
  6. How about when you become ill or injured and need medical attention or even medical evacuation? Who do you call?

Choosing the Travel Guard plan that best suits your needs will give you peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected and that there is a live 24/7 Travel Guard assistant ready to help you in those unexpected situations. For a description of plans and to enroll, click on the link on the banner above or contact us at 510-479-4514.

*Travel assistance services are provided by Travel Guard.