Through the partnership, Safarisource customers will now be able to access Rene’s range of coverage through the Safarisource app, allowing them to ‘schedule tours, find guides and seek medical care in one place’, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Once Safarisource has scheduled their customers’ itinerary, Rene’s algorithm will be able to recommend the optimal travel insurance policy. Rene will also provide a range of ‘real-time’ updates during the trip, including travel advisories, alerts and safety news.
Other services which will be offered through the partnership include digital Covid-19 vaccination certificates, online chat support, and access to 24/7 telemedicine services and local medical providers.
“We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience the beauty and culture of Africa safely and confidently,” said Jessika Nillsson, the CEO of Safarisource. “Partnering with Rene allows us to do just that by offering our travellers the security and peace of mind they need to enjoy their trip fully.”
Safaris can pose a range of risks to tourists – most notably through the unpredictability of the wild animals they are getting close to. Malteser AeroMedical described an incident in the September 2022 Air Ambulance Review in which they were tasked to respond to a patient who was attacked by a hippo while on safari in South Africa.