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just wondering, has anyone organised comprehensive insurance for their 4wd for an Africa trip?
Everything I read here seems to be about 3rd party only.
If anyone has any links / email addresses for potential insurers I'd appreciate them. I'm guessing it would be expensive, but I'd like to find out how much.
I'll be driving an Aus registered Troopy but travelling on a UK passport.
hope this helps try
Campell Irvine(insurance broker)ltd
48 Earls Court Road
tel0044 20 7937 6981
fax0044 20 7938 2250
or email Mike Berry on firstname.lastname@example.org
We have used them over the last 3 year on a Toyota Landcruiser
All the best Coxy
In ten years of mucking about with this overland travel gig - Campell Irvine is the only name that comes up - they are the only company who offer this insurance (on a reliable basis) that I have heard of.
But most people don't get it as their vehicle is worth less that GBP15,000 etc
Location: Dreaming of travelling and riding bikes in general..
Accepted but you'd be surprised how many europeans have this concept that insurance in africa is anything more than just a piece of paper and most people reading this thread will be arriving via [Post: 24hrs] link, appreciate some humour and besides it keeps this thread on top.
Besides the risk of losing a vehicle is considerably lower than theft of the contents - I've not heard anyone suggest insuring the contents of their truck.
Anyway, Tough Stuff Insurance in South Africa will give you comprehensive insurance, including the extras on your vehicle and some content as all risk for Africa South of the Equator and the hole of Kenya. The quote I got for a 1996 TLC with about GBP5k of extras was around GBP60 a month. 4x4 Insurance | Off-Road Services They cover for water damage and repatriation of you and the vehicle. It is a great product! But does not cover the hole trip for me. I'm definitely getting it for the first parth though!
I got another contact in Namibia who apparently charges 8% per year of the value of your vehicle. I have not contacted him yet.
That sounds like a good deal on the camera equipment - photoguard.co.uk are quite good at vehicle based trips worldwide as well (covers in car equipment etc) but your deal sounds very good if it includes all of that.
Check the fine print though that you are still covered when in a country that is listed on the FCO travel advisories/warnings page, as they usually don't cover you when you are in one of these countries (at least for medical/travel insurance).
See you on the way maybe - I'm heading down your way soon....
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