People going on Kenya holidays without insurance?

One-in-five people are going on trips without travel insurance, newly-released research has found.

Abta – The Travel Association conducted the poll and this means people going on Kenya holidays might not be covered for any incidents that may occur when they are away.

Some 21 per cent of those questioned mistakenly believe the UK government will pick up the bill should something go wrong.

John de Vial, head of financial protection at Abta – which has been operating for over 60 years – said: "It is very worrying that so many people are putting their health and finances at risk by travelling abroad without insurance."

He added individuals should never assume it will be the Foreign Office's responsibility to help them if something does go wrong.

Typically, travellers heading for Kenya will be looking to take in a safari trip and see some of the big five game, which are lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants and rhinoceroses.