Types of Travel Insurance when Hiring a Self Drive Car for Independent Travelers

when Hiring a Car in Uganda , please ask the type of the insurance that the car Rental Company Offers to its clients as most of the Uganda Car Rental companies only Insure the Cars and not the Users so your advised to always come with your travel insurance from Home to be safe during the self drive adventure in uganda or any East African Country.

Travel Insurance is insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accident and other losses incurred while traveling, either internationally or within one’s own country.

Travel insurance can usually be arranged at the time of the booking of a trip to cover exactly the duration of that trip, or a “multi-trip” policy can cover an unlimited number of trips within a set time frame.

Baggage and Personal Items

Travel insurance protects your luggage and personal items such as cameras, laptops, passport and wallet. If your luggage or other personal items are lost, stolen or damaged during the trip, you can make a claim under a travel insurance policy for reimbursement of the expenses to replace these items. Some travel insurance policies will also cover emergency cash.

Accident and Medical Expenses

If your current health insurance doesn’t cover you while abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Emergency Evacuation

Having travel insurance can protect you if you need to be evacuated due to a medical emergency.

Trip Cancellation, Interruption or Delay

If you need to cancel your trip or cut it short due to a defined event, any pre-paid travel and accommodation expenses can be reimbursed if you have travel insurance. If your trip is delayed due to a covered event under a policy, any additional expenses incurred may also be covered under a travel insurance policy.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment

No one likes to think the worst when they go travelling, but things can go wrong. If you have travel insurance, you can receive a benefit amount for the loss of life or limb as a result of an accidental injury during the trip.

When to buy travel insurance

Any time you are leaving your country of residence, it’s a good idea to have travel insurance.

If you’re planning to do any adventure sports or activities on your trip like hang gliding, scuba diving, zip lining and more, you’ll want to make sure you’re covered.

If you’re vacation/holiday is a big-ticket purchase, you’ll want to insure your trip just in case something goes wrong.

If you like to have peace of mind, travel insurance is for you.

If you’re planning to be away for a while and visit a lot of different places, you should get coverage. You never know where something can go wrong.

If you’re going on a cruise or a packaged tour, travel insurance can protect you if you miss your trip.


1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari to Rwanda with Rwanda Car Rental

Go Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda though using a local Travel Agency and reduce the cost of Using an International Travel company and this is how it goes by going on Gorilla Trekking Adventure to Rwanda. You’ll end up paying about twice if you use the international travel agency as much as you would by booking through a local operator if you go with the local Rwandan companies’ gorilla trekking safaris will be cheaper. The really good reason to go local. You’ll also get more flexibility with your itinerary. I looked at the 9 day Rwanda Gorilla Safari Holiday on offer from Active African Vacations at USD 4900 on Supper Luxury Gorilla Safari yet an international company had charged me USD 6100 and I choose to travel with a local travel agency and I saved around USD 1200 which was a great deal for me and I Recommend Using A local Travel company. You would get a custom-made itinerary for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda (just you and your driver, if travelling alone) with moderate-luxury accommodation for that price.

There are lots of local operators that have been reviewed on here and you could start your planning by checking a few of them out along with their itineraries to give you some ideas. For Travelers that have short stay in Rwanda Book 1 Day Rwanda gorilla Safari.

I can’t comment on Uganda as I’ve only been to Rwanda but the Gorilla trekking in both countries seems to be fairly similar. Rwanda has the added bonus of your ‘classic’ Canopy walking experiences. Volcanoes National Park that night waking up to your gorilla trek the next morning and the next Day we visited Dian Fossey grave and even Golden Monkey Tracking as we had focused on Primates Adventure on my Rwanda Safari Holiday.

The first time I booked a Gorilla Trekking trip to Rwanda I was too scared to transfer my hard earned $$$ to a local operator directly so I found the local operator that I liked the look of (it was Active African Vacations. I paid about USD 1000 for that peace of mind but knowing what I know now, I just paid the money directly to active African Vacations. Upon the Arrival of the Money to the Company’s account I received an Email Telling me that the money had arrived safely and few days later I received the scanned copies of the Gorilla Permits showing my trekking days and that’s how I realized that Local Travel agents are cheaper compared to International Tour Operators. From the experience I got from Active African Vacations that offered me great Rwanda Gorilla Trekking yet the Company is based in Uganda Kampala I recommend them.