Car Rentals Uganda and Driver Guides.

 

Car Rentals in Uganda are travellers’ favorite option of late because of the alluring combination of convenience, flexibility and comfort that come along with these hired 4×4 cars from car rental companies in Uganda. Lovers of adventure always love to embark on self drive trips with these cars but there are all kinds of limitations especially on your adventure since it is very hard to concentrate on two things at ago.

We offer an amazing offer to the travellers where we give you an option of hiring an insightful driver guide that can show you around Uganda just like an open book and since they are fond of these routes, they drive through with more ease and understand the perfect spots for the unique wildlife to visit on your trip.

How to book a driver guide.

Booking a driver guide for your road trip across the beautiful lands of the Pearl of Africa is not such a hard thing to do. Simply let your car rental agency Uganda be in the know that you would like an Insightful driver guide to take you through this beautiful country and while they get your car ready, an expert driver will also be assigned to your car to make sure your experience with renting a car to discover Uganda is memorable. You only need to note that these driver guides come at an extra cost that is really worth it.

Roles of a driver guide.

A driver guide on a road trip with a rented 4×4 car in Uganda will be of two major roles that is driving the tourists and also guiding the tourists. The two might sound the same but the difference is that one who is just a driver will just do the driving and may not give satisfactory explanations about the different African wildlife species. However, most car rental companies in Uganda offer driver guides that are well trained and have vast knowledge of the different wildlife species like birds and many other animals like lions, zebras, elephants ,hippos and so much more. Also, the drivers are happy and determined to take the tourists to anywhere they would like to go and move at their desired pace and also share every little knowledge they deem important for the visitors to know.

Why opt for a driver guide.

Driving through the tough terrain roads with the 4×4 cars may not be as easy for a new person in Uganda since it needs one to have experience about the roads and directions to different destinations across the beautiful Pearl of Africa. This is where an insightful driver guide comes in handy because they are well trained and very conversant with Ugandan roads and with vast knowledge about the wildlife and vegetation in the areas you will be visiting. Also, a driver guide is a great option as you rent a car to explore Uganda because driving as you tour can be rather disrupting. You may not be able to concentrate on the steering wheel and also view the beautiful places and lots off African wildlife species.

 

 

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Self Drive Uganda Quick, simple & Basic Travel Tips

Self Drive Uganda safaris is absolutely rewarding especially for the independent travelers that would like to adventure on their own. Remarkably, Self drive Uganda safari adventures is one of the most convenient and exciting travel options through the scenic and magically Jaw dropping terrained Pearl of Africa that presents an opportunity to adventure and discover all the hidden treasures of Uganda  with a rental car in Uganda from a reputable Car Rental Uganda Agency. Our rather insightful travel experts avail you with quite essential knowledge about traveling more particularly to the alluring and scenic Pearl of Africa, Uganda.

What do you need prior travel?

As you consider traveling to Uganda for a self drive Uganda safari, it is important to ensure that you book a flight that perfectly rhymes with the dates of your trip around Uganda because most car rental Agencies in Uganda charge according to how many days you spend with the car therefore to arrive a day earlier is perfect for relaxing in preparation for a whole new and exciting day of adventure.

Also, ensure that you pack all the necessary documents like international driving licenses since you will be required to present them on some journeys especially on the highways where traffic officers are stationed on various points to ensure correct road usage by the drivers to curb unfortunate incidents along the road.

Ensure to confirm with your car hire Uganda  agency your arrival time and date to avoid last minute plans and over waiting at the airport and also in case of bookings, ensure to confirm that they were made to avoid inconveniences when you arrive. Confirmations are very vital.

What to expect in Uganda.

The Pearl of Africa, a small land locked African country is a very culturally rich nation with rather hospitable people and warm equatorial conditions given that she is blessed with an equator in the southern part therefore the temperatures are always reasonably high but not too high to cause discomfort hence it is important to park light clothes, basically Uganda has some of the best weathers in Africa .

While in this scenic and rather nature endowed land, you will notice that the people like to dress up decently and cover up a better part of their body and therefore it is quite important to pack clothes that do not reveal too much skin so the light clothes will work best because they will save you the too much heat from covering yourself.

Like earlier said, Uganda has a vast range of tribes with respective cultures like the incredible Karamajong of northern Uganda,Baganda of central Uganda, Banyankole of Western Uganda, Batwa, Batooro, to mention but a few. All these amazing people have unique and tasty cultural dishes for example Baganda have the tasty Luwombo, Banyankole have Eshabwe and Kalo, Batooro have Firinda and so many more. Have I mentioned the over 10 unique national parks in Uganda and soaring mountains and ending savannah plains dotted with vibrant wildlife? The Uganda water bodies spiced up with a huge population of wildlife and resorts to relax. therefore, brace yourself for not just a tour of nature but also a taste of the mouthwatering typical African dishes.

Necessary things to pack.

While you prepare for a self drive uganda safari, it is crucial to carry as little luggage as possible because everyone would like a bulk free trip that allows you the opportunity to fully enjoy your travel time and move to all destinations of your choice with the least of inconveniences. Since these trips are usually getaways that close you from the rest of the world and have a refreshing time of your life, it is wise to pack only the necessities like just enough clothes and leave alone things like electronics that are likely to steal your attention and you end up distracted while on your trip hence missing out on some of the magical views and memorable experiences.

While you pack, it is quite important to ensure that you carry the personal things you are not likely to find in a foreign environment like, personal medication, Vaseline and lotions to avoid irritations from random products different from what you usually use.

A self drive Uganda safari trip is with no doubt an experience worth having for any person that would like to make memories for a life time because in this Pearl of Africa, there is such a wide range of activities to get involved in like visiting the different habitats of nature’s unique flora and fauna like the endangered Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi, the fresh water bodies including the world’s longest river, R.Nile and the stunning heavy waterfalls like Murchison falls, hiking mountains, and so much more. Get your shoes on and Let Auto Rental Uganda Show you the country that  We Know!

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Self Drive Uganda Safari To The Scenic Lake Bunyonyi.

Self Drive Uganda safari is adventurous and yes is very rewarding especially to the scenic and jaw dropping scenic lake bunyonyi. The fact and desire of being behind the wheels in a foreign country making use of brains and flexibly deciding where you prefer to go and stay makes the whole self drive Uganda safari Top-notch adventure. Self drive Uganda safari presents an adventurous traveler an option to hire a car in Uganda with a reputable car rental Agency enabling him or her discover the various alluring and spectacular nature inspired sights and views across the scenic Pearl of Africa_Uganda. Focusing on Uganda’s deepest water body in the scenic and most hilly area in the country, our travel experts share some Travel Tips & Through some of the most spectacular views in Uganda that you won’t trade for anything.

 

How to reach Bunyonyi on Self drive Uganda Safari.

Opting for a self drive Uganda trip automatically means we are using road transport to reach the beautiful lands of Kigezi. From Kampala to kabale is about 7 hours drive and just so you know, these areas have tough mountainous terrain that by all means needs a 4×4 car rental in perfect condition to maneuver these terrains. Depending on your previous destination, the central town that leads you to the Lake is Kabale therefore you will use a convenient route as guided by our detailed Uganda road map or our insightful car & driver guides if you opted for one to be able to reach Kabale town. Bunyonyi is about 8kms and about 15mins drive from The town in a stunning and meandering road up the hills of Bunyonyi. Branch off to the left on the kabale kisoro road with well marked sign posts 500metres from The town and make the final left turn to the road that leads you to the Scenic lake.

 

What to see and do in Bunyonyi.

This incredibly scenic lake and the surroundings offer quite a variety of activities you can do both on the water and on the shores but even the views themselves are immensely beautiful and mind blowing. The area itself is beautifully curved with heels soaring into the air with valleys complimenting them. Tourists in this area like to compare it with famous Switzerland for its mountainous nature and it is advisable that you visit this place ready to climb some steep hills as you adventure and learn more about mother nature.

The most exciting and famous activity is the canoe safari on the lake where the local canoe operators take you on a cruise where you get to see the few of the 29 islands and learn their different historical backgrounds for example the famous Punishment island where the traditional African girls would be dumped in case of premarital sex and pregnancy from where they starved to death as a punishment for breaking their cultural norm. So many more islands stand on this incredibly scenic deep water body and you can be sure to learn about every single one of them. The lake does not habituate any animals because of its depth and it is important therefore, to make sure you wear a life jacket before going on the boat.

The Bunyonyi surroundings, specifically the Ruvuma swamp is also a great place for bird watching hence perfect for passionate birders complimented with a hike to the Batwa cultural community for local authentic encounters.

The surrounding resorts offer places for recreational activities like museums, gardens, swimming pool and so much more. You can be sure to have a blast while on your trip to Bunyonyi.

 

Where to stay In Lake Bunyonyi.

The different resorts and lodges on the shores of the lake offer classy accommodation facilities and restaurant and bar services that are top notch. Who wouldn’t crave this after a long day on the lake and around? Be sure to relax and freshen up in these places and they cater for all budgets ranging from budget, to moderate to luxury. Enjoy spectacular lake views with sweet melodies from the birds in your hotel of preference and make your trip memorable. There are also camping sites where you can make use of our Quality car & Camping Gear in these places for anybody that would like to commune with nature to spice up your stay in these beautiful soils of Kigezi.

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Self Drive Uganda Safari To The famous Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Self Drive Uganda safari stands out as the most convenient means of travel through the scenic and nature rich East Africa’s number one tourist destination. Nicknamed the Pearl of Africa, #Uganda is well known for the virgin wilderness waiting to be discovered and her tough terrain roads that make your road trips exciting and worth trying out.

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the south western part of Uganda, well known as Uganda’s most popular and accessible savanna reserve lying beside the Lake Edward with diverse ecosystems that include humid forests, sparkling lakes, fertile wetlands, vast range of wildlife both animals and birds.

How to reach the park.

On a self drive Uganda safari, it is obvious that you’ll reach the Queen Elizabeth by road utilizing our perfect condition 4×4 Car rental vehicles that are strong enough to maneuver the tough terrains of the Ugandan soils. There are different routes to the park depending on where one is coming from or even the traveler’s priority in terms of stop overs he intends to make or even opting for the shortest route available. Our detailed and clear Uganda road maps come in handy to assist you choose a road that seems to meet your preference of travel to the park or better still, our insightful driver guides can help you choose a better route that suites your preferred interests while on your journey to the park. Both routes range between 410 -425 km stretches from Uganda’s capital city, Kampala. Air flights can also be arranged to the existing airstrips of Kasese.

What to do and see in Queen Elizabeth.

For any traveler aboard a self drive Uganda safari to this western nature endowed park, brace yourself for an exciting and adventurous stay in the park because it is a habitat for most of Uganda’s unique wildlife and the most beautiful sceneries from the mountains,plains,valleys and the sparkling water bodies like the famous kazinga channel connecting the two great lakes George and Edward. All these facilitate a memorable game drive that allows you quality time in the wild on just four wheels to get sights of elephants, warthogs, lions, antelopes, baboons, to mention but only a few. The exciting launch cruise along Kazinga channel is one you can’t afford to miss as you get to discover some of Africa’s unique water animals like hippos, crocodiles, water birds and so many other birds in the vegetation on the banks of the waters which is perfect for bird watching. Also, enjoy a rewarding nature walk around the park  and encounter the unique cultural heritage for example the energetic dances of the Kikorongo  Equator cultural performers, locals harvesting salt at Katwe, traditional Banyaruguru hut and different African agricultural practices at Mubuku. There is just so much more to discover in the Queen Elizabeth park than we can put in writing .Any travel diehard wouldn’t give up this trip for anything.

Where to stay.

The park has got plenty of lodges that offer you great accommodation, restaurant and bar services and still allow you the chance to still enjoy spectacular views across your relaxing point. These cater for all budgets ranging from luxury, midrange to budget .Through a reputable car rental Uganda agency, you will be able to book yourself a hotel or lodge of your preference with advice from our travel experts to get you a perfect place to match your descriptions. Also, you can make use of our quality camping gears to be able to commune more intimately with nature and the wild. Even easier, our well detailed itineraries can be of great help to book a fully pre-arranged self drive uganda safari and save you the burden of researching about lodges in a foreign area.

Our Car rental team are always happy to serve you in the most commendable way possible for you to have a memorable trip to the Pearl of Africa.

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Camping Uganda Safaris Doubling With A Self Drive Safari In Uganda

Camping Uganda safaris & Self Drive Uganda safari simply reflects a foreseen incredible adventure meaning to travel through Uganda where you take on the wheels on a self drive safari tour to any of  personal preferred destinations across the Pearl of Africa rather than the use of public means or even travel by air. The whole great deal lies with hiring a car with a reputable car rental agency Uganda where you acquire a 4×4 car in perfect mechanical condition suitable for the number of persons on board and how much luggage you would like to travel with and yes with the right Quality Camping gear to spice up your adventure in Uganda.

Camping Uganda Safaris is one rather exciting way to commune with mother nature in the beautiful Pearl of Africa as you make your bed and shelter in the wild enjoying the sweet melodies from birds and fresh breezes from the vegetation around your campsite. These campsites are mainly limited to campsites & Resorts therefore you cannot just set up a tent on any free area you come across but rather you ought to book space with the different campsites that have provisions for this incredible way to spend your time in the scenic Pearl of Africa.

What to prepare.

Opting for a camping Uganda Safari & self drive Uganda safari  to experience this exciting time of  blending with nature, you ought to secure a quality camping gear with a reputable service provider that is usually a car rental Uganda agency that also deals in camping equipment on top of the 4×4 cars. Ensure that the camping gear has all the necessary equipment to use as it may not be easy to find some of these things while you are already in the wild since the shops may not be accessible enough or may not even have some of the things you need. You can also pack some fresh foods like meat and enjoy a barbeque while you watch beautiful sunsets or any other food of your choice and make yourselves a meal in the wild.

Also remember to carry mosquito repellant and other insect repellant to protect you from the biting insects of the wild and let mother nature be a blessing or a new adventurous surrounding for you .

What to expect

It is with no doubt one exciting and memorable experience to spend a night away from the usual shelter of permanent structures but rather put yourself to sleep in a mobile and self set up tent with the natural fresh breezes and sweet wild melodies. A night on an island in the middle of a lake or on the rim of a volcano surrounded by forest and watching your neighbors, mostly monkeys, and other human friendly animals is one you will never trade for anything. To watch the sun go down and rise again without any barriers of a wall is simply relaxing and you cannot afford to miss such rewarding experiences all in the wild, away from the manipulated life that interferes with nature’s gifts.

How to book

It is advisable to book in advance with your preferred campsite to avoid inconveniences on arrival. The car rental Uganda agency is in position to assist you do the bookings with these sites and usually at no cost or where there is an extra cost, they inform you in advance therefore there won’t be unexpected costs to be incurred. You can also book with them a quality camping gear prior travel so that it is all set upon arrival.

On a camping Uganda safari & self drive Uganda safari, we don’t recommend simply setting up camp anywhere and urge you to restrict yourself to established camp sites in the Pearl of Africa. This is for your safety since there are snakes and other potentially dangerous wildlife throughout Uganda and a solitary tent in the middle of no where leaves you vulnerable to unfortunate occurrences. Trust us with much care and safety not forgetting to have a ranger guide in your wild campsite will absolutely leave you with great and an adventourous &memorable lifetime camping Uganda Safari adventure. Thank Us later..

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Self Drive Safari Uganda & 4 Reasons why you should go for it

Self drive Safari Uganda is one great decision to make and what to expect  while on the trip is is another. Before we attempt anything or embark on a journey, we more usually than not have expectations of what will happen after we do it. In the case of self drive car rental Uganda, you would expect to see, hear, feel and experience new sights, sounds, sensations and cultures. Well, as much as no two places in earth can be alike, Uganda is quintessentially different from any other country on the globe in terms of weather, geography, wildlife, and  most importantly the people so you you wouldn’t know what to expect on a self drive safari Uganda but that’s why you are here reading this article. So without further ado, we will give you a sneak peek of what to anticipate on when you opt for a self drive safari Uganda through the beloved Pearl of Africa.

Welcoming people.

Have we mentioned earlier World over, Ugandans are well known for their hospitality and general character. Nearly all tribes in Uganda put emphasis on welcoming guests and strangers and this is from a micro scale of a family home to the macro scale of the entire county. So definetly expect while on a self drive car rental Uganda to probably meet and make many Ugandan friends instantly. Even while on self drive through the rural areas, don’t hesitate to park ad interact with some locals as they might provide you with some insights about where you are.

Absolutely Warm nice weather.

Given its position on the globe, Uganda is one of the few countries through which the equator  crosses. This makes it closer to the sun and hence hotter, but on the other hand, Uganda is also blessed with fresh water bodies such as lake Victoria (source of the mighty river Nile and largest lake in east sub-Saharan Africa). These geographical conditions blended together create a most suitable micro climate that is both hot and cool without extremes. Truly, you wont find a better equatorial paradise to self drive car rental uganda safari.

Unique flora and fauna.

As explained earlier, Uganda has a rather unparalleled climate which plays a vital role in the Eco system dominated by dense rain forests and fresh water bodies. To no surprise, these conditions end up creating natural habitats that can be shared by different birds and animals. For example the Mabira rain forest on Jinja highway-a popular self drive car rental Uganda route-is home to an estimated 300 bird species, some of which are only found in Uganda.

Spectacular wildlife & Variety

Ugandans are not a homogeneous people bound by one culture and language, but rather a group of different ethnicities and tribes each with their own culture sharing boundaries. This however does not stop us from uniting and believing in our beautiful nation. Hence on a self drive car rental uganda safari through the different regions including amazing Uganda safari destinations, you are bound to come across and hopefully interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures but united by a patriotism. Similarly, the Ugandan landscape is not the same throughout the country; coming from the airport, you wont help but notice the gentle hills along the Entebbe highway but as you travel to the west, the  hills will regularly morph into flat-lands and eventually the Rwenzori mountain ranges; while as you travel north the topography will stretch itself flat into the horizon punctuated by monolithic rocks. All these differences in culture, landscape and so on come together to create the composition we are proud to call Uganda.

A good and welcoming Destination.

With a most welcoming population picturesque landscapes, awe-inspiring geography coupled with glorious weather, you can only expect to have an amazing self drive car rental Uganda safari.

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Self Drive Car Rental Uganda & What To Expect

Opting for Self drive car rental Uganda is one great decison to make and what to expect  while on the trip is is another. Before we attempt anything or embark on a journey, we more usually than not have expectations of what will happen after we do it. In the case of self drive car rental Uganda, you would expect to see, hear, feel and experience new sights, sounds, sensations and cultures. Well, as much as no two places in earth can be alike, Uganda is quintessentially different from any other country on the globe in terms of weather, geography, wildlife, and  most importantly the people so you you wouldn’t know what to expect on a self drive car rental Uganda safari but that’s why you are here reading this article. So without further ado, we will give you a sneak peek of what to anticipate on when you opt for a self drive car rental Uganda safari through the beloved Pearl of Africa.

Welcoming people.

Have we mentioned earlier, World over: Ugandans are well known for their hospitality and general character. Nearly all tribes in Uganda put emphasis on welcoming guests and strangers and this is from a micro scale of a family home to the macro scale of the entire county. So definetly expect while on a self drive car rental Uganda to probably meet and make many Ugandan friends instantly. Even while on self drive through the rural areas, don’t hesitate to park ad interact with some locals as they might provide you with some insights about where you are.

Absolutely Warm nice weather.

Given its position on the globe, Uganda is one of the few countries through which the equator  crosses. This makes it closer to the sun and hence hotter, but on the other hand, Uganda is also blessed with fresh water bodies such as lake Victoria (source of the mighty river Nile and largest lake in east sub-Saharan Africa). These geographical conditions blended together create a most suitable micro climate that is both hot and cool without extremes. Truly, you wont find a better equatorial paradise to self drive car rental uganda safari.

Unique flora and fauna.

As explained earlier, Uganda has a rather unparalleled climate which plays a vital role in the Eco system dominated by dense rain forests and fresh water bodies. To no surprise, these conditions end up creating natural habitats that can be shared by different birds and animals. For example the Mabira rain forest on Jinja highway-a popular self drive car rental Uganda route-is home to an estimated 300 bird species, some of which are only found in Uganda.

Spectacular wildlife & Variety

Ugandans are not a homogeneous people bound by one culture and language, but rather a group of different ethnicities and tribes each with their own culture sharing boundaries. This however does not stop us from uniting and believing in our beautiful nation. Hence on a self drive car rental uganda safari through the different regions of Uganda including amazing Uganda safari destinations, you are bound to come across and hopefully interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures but united by a patriotism. Similarly, the Ugandan landscape is not the same throughout the country; coming from the airport, you wont help but notice the gentle hills along the Entebbe highway but as you travel to the west, the  hills will regularly morph into flat-lands and eventually the Rwenzori mountain ranges; while as you travel north the topography will stretch itself flat into the horizon punctuated by monolithic rocks. All these differences in culture, landscape and so on come together to create the composition we are proud to call Uganda.

A good and welcoming Destination.

With a most welcoming population picturesque landscapes, awe-inspiring geography coupled with glorious weather, you can only expect to have an amazing self drive car rental Uganda safari even when opting to Raft the Nile in Jinja, everything is absolutely possible.

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Self Drive Uganda & Basic Tips for a safe self drive Holiday in Uganda

Self Drive Uganda is absolutely the hype of independent adventure and so is Uganda being a small country located in East Africa endowed with a motley of jaw dropping landscapes exclusively home to over 300 bird and animal species and the famous endangered mountain Gorillas.

From the lush green equatorial forests in the high altitude south west corner (domicile for the near extinct mountain gorilla) to the semi-arid flat landscapes punctuated with monolithic rocks, Uganda is a country with a little something for everyone even for the Self drive Uganda safari adventurers, it is therefore no surprise that it ranks highly among tourist destinations because it is an experience to behold. One of the most popular forms of touring Uganda is self drive safaris which entail renting a car and driving yourself around the country-just like a road trip! In this article, we share some tips and pointers on self drive Uganda Safaris to make your holiday experience more enjoyable.

Quality car rental.

If you have opted for a self drive in Uganda, it is very important that you find a trustworthy and  inexpensive car rental company with a diverse car rental fleet from which to hire. This way, you won’t have to worry about being delayed or frustrated with poor service delivery. A good way to go about this is by doing a quick Google search for automobile rentals and inquiring  from their websites about what they have to offer.

Crash course driving classes.

All over the world, countries follow different road rules so do not be frustrated if Uganda’s road rules confuse you. It is possible to organize a quick driving lesson(s) with your car rental company to familiarize yourself with Uganda’s road rules and networks.

Insightful Driver guides.

Some Self drive Uganda rental Agencies and yes, the good ones just like Auto Rental Uganda offer insightful driver guides for hire along with the car at a subsidized rate. So in case you can’t drive or aren’t making progress with the afore mentioned crash course driving lessons, you can always hire a driver maneuver the terrains as you sit back and enjoy the very best of a seemingly self drive uganda safari as get you around.

An added bonus to this is you wont have to read maps and can rely on your driver to know the fastest and safest way to get you to your destination.

Have a list of emergency contacts.

Uganda is a peaceful country with hospitable people. Nonetheless, it is good to have a fall back option for when things don’t go as planned or in case of an emergency like car breakdown or an accident. As much as we live in the age of cloud storage( icloud, google drive) you will find it useful to jot down emergency contacts like an agent from the car rental company or the hotel number.

Requirements.

If you have made up your mind for a self drive Uganda safari, there are some items that you should carry to make your trip/safari safer. Some of these items include a map of Uganda showing major tourist attractions, a first aid kit in case of minor accidents and an international driver’s permit but many provided by professional Self drive Uganda rental agencies like Auto Rental Uganda and is absolutely an obligation to provide and arrange for all the above once you have reserved a car.

Camera.

Last but not least, carry a camera to capture all your beautiful experiences in this equatorial paradise called Uganda. Now, you are ready for self drive Uganda Safari.

TIPS FOR YOUR SELF DRIVE IN UGANDA

 

 

Uganda is a land filled with wonders and awe inspiring beauty in all its corners, so its no wonder its a poplar destination for tourists from all over the globe. One of the most popular ways you can-immerse yourself in Uganda’s beauty is by driving yourself around. With a good car rental company,Self driving is a efficient form of travel mainly because it is all about your comfort zone; and your attention is not split between the attractions and other tourists or guide but rather centered on whats in front of your windscreen, be it graceful beasts in their natural habitats or rhythmic  landscapes against sunset backdrops. Now, driving is in essence the same in every country you go with  a few variations depending on governance and road networks. In case you are planning a self drive safari in Uganda, here are a few pointers that will only make your experience even better and your travels free of any fuss.

 

Speed restrictions.

Speed restrictions are among the most strictly enforced road rules, and for a good reason. More than 40% of road accidents in Uganda stem from a driver over speeding and it would be more than unfortunate if you were to become part of this statistic. Consequently, we advise you to watch for speed limit signs along the highways and other major roads in the country.

Traffic Police.

Traffic police is an arm of the Uganda police force mandated to ensure proper road use and help road users in general, yourself included. So in case something happens while you on the road, do not hesitate to find the nearest police officer in white uniform. In the same manner, do not be alarmed if stopped by traffic police for they are just doing their job of ensuring road user’s safety. Even when you have been stopped for over speeding or other road offenses, do not attempt to bribe the police as this will only worsen your situation.

Keep left.

As stated earlier, driving in every country is basically the same in every country with a few minor differences for instance which side of the road to drive on. In Uganda, all drivers are supposed to drive on the left hand side of the road. In case you are not accustomed to this manner of driving or find it difficult, you are advised to hire a driver from one of the many car rentals in Uganda just to be on the safe side. Hiring a car with a driver guide from the same car rental company will be cheaper than hiring a car and driver separately.

Guidebook.

Self drives are by their description intimate as its usually a family or a couple of friends enjoying each other’s company. Due to this, most of the adventure is mostly visual and the sites visited are normally whats found on the web (and hard to find sometimes). However, that is not all there is to this marvelous country Uganda, as you hire a car,be sure to get a guide book e.g Brandt that will show you where to find the best of what Uganda has to offer and how to get there.

Regular stops.

Some people may beg to differ, but we believe that a journey should be as remarkable as its destination. Based on this impression, we would advise you to set off early every day and drive at a moderate speed to absorb as much of Ugandas beauty as you can through your windscreen and this will also allow you to have regular stops to take pictures or refresh yourself. The main aim of doing this will be to arrive at your destination  unfatigued and ready to be awed by the marvels hidden within the Pearl of Africa.

 

 

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How to choose the right car rental in Uganda

 

Safaris, tours, trips and journeys in general are meant to be enjoyable at the least, that is if they aren’t therapeutic. But, one of the things that could make your trip to the beautiful Uganda unbearable is choosing the wrong car rental. A terrible car rental company can make the difference between a pleasurable self drive safari and a vacation gone wrong. What makes reserving a rental car different from  booking a flight or hotel room is the fact that there are few car rental companies compared to the number of tourists, creating a constant demand which can be credited for the nonchalant attitude adopted by some of the providers. A proper/suitable car rental company should not only respond to your inquiry courteously and enthusiastically/politely but it should also be able to furnish you with all the necessary content prior to your trip in order for you to choose the appropriate car at an affordable cost. In case you are new to how car rentals work or just want to get better deals on your trip, read on as we share with you how to choose the ideal car rental company.

 

Avoid airport rentals.

The first condition to getting a good deal on a rental car is quite simple; avoid airport rentals. Besides their ridiculous fines and base rates, airport rental cars usually come with stringent rules and conditions which will worry you, draining the fun out of your trip. Now, you may be worried about what other options you have if airport rentals were all you knew, but you shouldn’t be bothered because of the next pointer.

 

Check the internet.

The internet is renown for many reasons,but the one I wish to draw your attention to is its ability to speed up communication and how it is a platform for sharing knowledge with others. With just a few clicks or taps(depending on your device of choice) you can search the web for reputable car rentals in the region you wish to travel. You can check out their websites from thereon where you should be able to inquire about their rates or car fleet. An ideal car rental should be able to respond within 24 hours at most, which gives you plenty of time to work out a budget depending on the responses you get.

 

Variety.

A good car rental company should have a wide range of vehicles in their fleet to cater for all types of tourists. Some companies offer only one type of vehicle regardless of the tourist and his/her destination yet you may need a large family van, a 4WD or luxury car  so with your needs in  mind, look through the option of cars availed to you. A good company will always have something that will suit you.

Terms and conditions.

Before you put pen to paper, read through the terms and conditions to ensure the company has no hidden fees or strict conditions. Some companies are deceptive in a way that they may offer cheap prices but insert hidden costs like insurance and fuel policy. However, they are bound by law to let their clients know through company policy and agreements. Thus as you search for a car to rent, ask the rental company for a copy of its policy to acquaint yourself with their terms and conditions of your car rental in uganda.

 

Extras.

Good car rentals offer only cars but the best car rental companies offer extras to make your self drive in Uganda even more memorable and more so at small affordable rates. some car rentals such as auto rental Uganda offer quality camping equipment in case you plan on self driving in the wilderness.