Before you begin your holiday in east Africa, ensure that you safeguard it by getting travel insurance.Investigate if your current insurance policy covers it and if not ensure that you do get appropriate cover.
Another important thing is to become a member of the AMREF Flying doctors service. This service covers the entire east African region including Rwanda and Burundi basically anywhere within a maximum of 1,000 km's of Nairobi.
The reason you need this service is so that when you are in a remote area and you need medical assistance the flying doctors will evacuate you free of charge and transport you a medical facility in Nairobi.
For tourists visiting east Africa the fee is detailed below
Tourist Membership up to 500 Km from Wilson Airport
14 days $15
2 months $25
Tourist Membership up to 1,000 Km from Wilson Airport
14 days $30
2 months $50