We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling to Botswana. Your policy should be purchased at the time of making your deposit and cover you from then until the end of your trip. You should check for any exclusions and that your policy covers you for all the activities you want to undertake.
What should your travel insurance policy cover?
- medical and health cover for an injury or sudden illness abroad
- 24 hour emergency service and assistance
- personal liability cover in case you’re sued for causing injury or damaging property
- lost and stolen possessions cover
- cancellation and curtailment (cutting short your trip) cover
- extra cover for activities that are commonly excluded from standard policies, such as jet skiing
- airline delays - for whatever reason
A good policy should cover you for:
- personal accident
- any legal expenses
- financial protection if your airline goes bankrupt before or during your trip
- pregnancy (unknown when you buy the policy)
- jury service or witness summons
- home emergency: fire, storm or flood, burglary
Please ensure your policy will:
- refund the full cost of your holiday
- cover pre-paid expenses such as excursions
- cover extra costs incurred to get home
Lost baggage on flight
Do not rely on compensation from an airline if it loses your luggage. By law, airlines only have to pay a specified minimum value per kilo of lost luggage which is unlikely to cover the full value of your things.