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Self Drive Uganda Safari and Discovery of Kibale National Park.

Opting for Self drive Uganda safari is absolutely with no doubt one of those Uganda safari experiences every independent but still adventurous traveler wouldn’t trade for anything?. Throughout your trip, you will be your own driver, deciding your next stop, deciding what time and day to be where because you have hired a car in perfect condition to take you anywhere you ever wished to visit in the beautiful Pearl of Africa with a reputable car rental Uganda agency. We take you through the likelihood of your experience on your travel to the Primate capital of the World – Kibale National Park.

Just so you know, this park stands as the most magnificent of Uganda’s tropical rain-forests located in the south western Uganda and it is one of the most rewarding areas to explore with the major attraction as the human’s most closest relatives, chimpanzees in its shadowy depths. Very much and easily accessible on a self drive Uganda safari

How to reach Kibale National Park.

Talking self drive Uganda safari, it definitely suggests that a traveler is opting for road transport though there is also a possibility of air travel or public means by bus if you opt for this. Depending on where you’re coming from, the Kibale National Park park can be accessed from different routes but the nearest town to the park that is central for all directions is Kamwenge therefore you choose the route to  take you faster to Kamwenge depending on your current location. Make use of our detailed Uganda road map or even our Car & insightful driver guides option if you so wish to have one that are well versed with these routes and can help you choose the best option available.

What to do and see in Kibale.

It is with no doubt that there are a vast range of activities one gets involved in at Kibale National Park with the main activity as a guided chimp tracking & chimp habituation and getting  a chance to get closer to these incredible primates at their most natural being witnessing them breastfeed, feed themselves, hunt, de nest, rest and so much more. There’s no better experience than the intimacy in the connection that exists in our eyes meeting with theirs since we share a 98.8% DNA. Park guides are always readily available to take tourists through this experience, therefore book yourself a permit through your car rental agency Uganda and encounter these amazing creatures.

Kibale national Park is also a good place for bird watching as it is a habitat of 372 bird species and these can be watched alongside other activities like chimpanzee tracking and also in the night nature walks. Cultural heritage walk from Kanyanchu to Sebitoli or vice versa is also a great way to discover typical African way of living especially in a forested area. Did we mention the Bigodi swamp walk that is endowed with abundant wildlife and different primates in the swamp to witness with chaotic accompaniment in the irrediscent morning light.

Where to stay.

From Budget, midrange to slumbering in Luxury accommodations after a long day,  Kibale forest national park  has a wide variety and choice of lodges to stay. With no doubt, the kind of lodging or where you stay in the night is absolutely part of spicing up a self drive uganda safari. Like I mentioned, Auto Rental Uganda has a wide range of recommended Nice lodges mentioned in the Car Rental & Accommodation pre-arranged trips. Make use of our detailed itineraries to help you book a lodge or even our travel consultants whom you can explain your preferred conditions of a lodge and help you choose since they are better informed about these places. For a traveler interested in camping experiences, Auto Rental Uganda offers car & quality camping gears to use in the different camps in the park and help you commune with nature making your stay in the park memorable.

Lastly, Kibale Forest National park can be doubled with a connection visit either way to other amazing destinations like semuliki National aprk, Queen Elizabeth National park or to and from the Incredible Murchison falls national park for vibrant wildlife to encounter.  Be Rewarded & Be Inspired on a self drive Uganda safari.

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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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Self Drive Uganda & Discovering the Spectacular Murchison falls

Self Drive Uganda, just like the name suggests simply refers to being a temporary owner of a car you’ve hired from a reputable car rental agency and as a matter of fact, reputable suggests that you are guaranteed a car in good mechanical condition to maneuver the tough terrains of the Pearl of Africa and also to mention, comprehensive car insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance and commendable services from the car rental Uganda agency team.

The Murchison falls, also previously known as Kabalega falls named after the late Omukama Kabalega are the waters of the Nile cutting through small slits of rocks to fall furiously to the ground causing a spectacular sight as the waters hit the ground with so much force creating a mist that mixes with the sun rays to form a beautiful rainbow giving it all a breathtaking view.

How to reach Murchison.

The falls are within the Murchison national park that derives its name from the falls. It is located in the northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley. This is the area where the huge Bunyoro escarpment joins together into the vast Acholi plains. One simply needs a clear Uganda road map or one of our insightful driver guides that are well versed with these routes and can assist in choosing the best alternative available or more so make use of our well planned Car rental & Accomodation pre -arranged trips. To note though, the route to the Murchison is determined by the direction from which the traveler will be coming and also what exactly he or she would like to see while on the journey because they have different kinds of nature endowments.

What to do and see in Murchison.

The most spectacular view of the waterfall is on the top of “where the sight & sound of the Nile crashing through”, wide chasm make a mind blow on everybody’s senses. Itcan be reached either by car a 45 minutes climb, leaving the Paraa launch. The Paraa launch trip is the most popular activity on this part of the Nile as you are able to get countless memorable and spectacular views aboard this cruise with variety of wildlife both on the river banks and in the waters themselves. The top prize here is the shoebill stock that is a very rare sight elsewhere. The launch trip starts 9am and 2pm every day and it lasts approximately 3hours which is all adventure of all that nature has hidden. It is advisable to book your space on this cruise with the help of your Self Drive Uganda car rental agency to avoid disappointment on arrival. Forest walks, fishing, game drives, visiting the Paraa museum are also alternative exciting activities you can get involved in to crown your day while in Murchison and make memories in the Pearl of Africa. There are different cultural set ups around the park and cultural walks to these unique cultures always offer insight into the different cultures in Uganda.

Where to stay in Murchison.

It is only inevitable for any normal human being to spend an entire adventurous day in the park to be tired and worn out therefore you will have to consider a place and time to have yourself refreshed and relaxed in preparation for a fresh and exciting day in the incredible Pearl of Africa. There are different lodges within the park premises that cater for all budgets whether luxury, moderate or even budget that still allow you the extra time to commune with nature and also have some rest from the long walks and drives for example the Chobe safari lodge, Murchison river lodge, Red chili rest camp, to mention but a few, with excellent bar and restaurant facilities. You can also make use of our Car & quality camping gears to get more intimate with nature and spend a night all in the wild without built structures obstructing the fresh and cool breezes of the air.

It is absolutely with no doubt a trip worth taking for someone that would love memorable and spectacular views of the Nile, furious falls and so many wild animals within the park in the amazing Pearl of Africa. We would be glad to have anybody experience all these incredible and exciting encounters here in Uganda and let nature deal with our fatigue from the extremely busy schedules away from the holiday.

Opting to rent a car for self drive Uganda holidays is absolutely an adventurous experience in Uganda, Not Only does it offer flexibility and independence but also rewarding with the freedom to visit amazing and spectacular destinations in Uganda – includes the famous Murchison Falls National Park.

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Self driving Car Rental Uganda to the tree climbing lions of Ishasha

Self driving Car Rental Uganda /Car Rental in Uganda provides a vast range of self drive Uganda safari cars for hire while on an adventure trip through the beautiful terrains of the Pearl of Africa. This enables you to encounter rather  rewarding and exceptional trips in the comfort of being your own driver , when to make a stopover, the ideal route to use and above all when to set off and stop.

A self drive Uganda safari introduces you to the remote Plains of Ishasha in the southwestern part of the Queen Elizabeth National Park that ranks with the most breathtaking game viewing areas in the country, as much for its unhampered mood as its varied wildlife. This endowed habitat for wildlife and wilderness is easily accessible on a self drive safari Uganda especially as one travels between Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi National Park.

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By road, one can access the endowed plains of Ishasha while on Self driving Car Rental Uganda courtesy of car rental Uganda Agency through three directions.Kabale and Bwindi National Park in the south, from Rukungiri to the east, or from the north via Katunguru on the main Mbarara –Kasese road. It is thus easily visited en route between Bwindi and Mweya in the north of Queen Elizabeth National Park, though given the road conditions and terrain, it would be tricky to explore the game viewing tracks thoroughly without spending a night there

Ishasha is famously known for its incredible Kings of the jungle that have taken it a notch higher and can climb the giant trees of the park. It consists of around 40 individuals split across three prides which is unusual elsewhere in Africa. An existing hypothesis is that the tree climbing behavior of the lions can be witnessed throughout the year but quite more frequent in the rainy seasons. The lions frequent the sycamore fig tree and sometimes the Albezia trees and this is often during the hot hours of the day and they descend back to the ground before dusk.

Given the vast composition of nature’s treasures in the famous habitat of the climbing lions, one would definitely consider spending a refreshing night within the park premises to prepare for another quite adventurous and intriguing day in the park kick started by breathtaking morning breezes of the park. The slumbering grounds are of three kinds that is luxury, midrange and budget.

Ishasha wilderness camp, Uganda’s finest wilderness facility located on the banks of Ntungwe River in the thick of the wildlife action is a luxury camp with elephants regularly crossing the river and lions, leopards, heard from close by the camp. The place is alive with sights and melodies of birds and the beautiful camp cottages towering into the atmosphere with large mesh ventilation bringing the soothing river views right inside.Savanna Resort Hotel is an infinitely smart midrange 46 room slumbering ground, set in large, park like grounds 4km from Kihihi town and with an attractive country club façade, representing a solitary oasis comfort between Bwindi and Ishasha gate that are 30min drive  away from one another.

Another exciting shelter that is basically budget is to go camping and spend your night in the cool breezes of nature under a tent with sparkling lights that make the views and the environment quite relaxing at @The River Camp site that lies off Kameme road, beside the Ntungwe River in the wedge of public land between Ishasha Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Kigezi Wildlife Reserve that is directly across the River. The site has a fully stocked bar that looks out over the river and allows you max views of birdlife and monkeys in the riparian forest beyond.

The Ishasha safari on a self drive  in Uganda  is one that is worth taking as it provides you with a wide range of activities and breathtaking views throughout your travel time like witnessing the incredible tree climbing lions, discovering the unique flora and fauna of the Pearl of Africa and also getting knowledgeable about the vast treasure of the beautiful Uganda.

Self Drive Uganda Safari in endowed Kidepo Valley National Park.

 

Self Drive Uganda Safari in endowed Kidepo Valley National Parki is an authentic and quite adventurous means of travel throughout the beautiful terrains of the Pearl of Africa to the mountain ringed plains of Kidepo valley national park that enables you feed not only your eyes but also the soul as the lands are perfectly molded to give perfect sceneries of lands soaring into the sky with the highest peak being the top mount Morungole of the equatorial region and watered by the seasonal rains, fresh waters of the Narus river of Kidepo. It is kick started with hiring a car with a reputable car rental Agency in Uganda that guarantees you a car in good condition that can maneuver the tough terrains of Uganda and other extra services upon interest for example insightful driver guides, quality camping gear, and so much more.

The Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the most alluring destinations in Eastern Uganda, famously known for its stunning mountain ringed plains with a rich and memorable species of true African flora and fauna occupying approximately 1145sqkm

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How to reach Kidepo.

While on a self drive Uganda safari, the endowed Kidepo Valley National Park is best accessed on a road trip courtesy of car rental Agency Uganda as it allows you to experience a fun filled journey as you observe and discover more of the hidden treasures with the liberty to decide where to stop and get a clearer view and also the direction to take because in the moment, you are your own boss in your car. Kidepo lies a distance up the mountain Elgon and can be accessed through several routes depending on where one is coming from for example from Kampala, you cross through Gulu, Kitgum, Karenga and finally Kidepo. It is important on this note, therefore to ensure that you are in possession of the Uganda road map while on a self drive Uganda safari or an insightful driver guide that is well versed with the routes to the different destinations of your interest.

What to see and do in Kidepo.

The Kidepo Valley National Park ranks as one with an alluring and exciting game drive and viewing in the Narus Valley ,bird watching and above all adventure of some of the unique fauna for example the black backed jackal, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, cheetah and caracal that cannot be found elsewhere in  the parks of Uganda.The park is endowed with at least 5 primate species, 463bird species, second to Queen Elizabeth National Park. With selfdrive Uganda safari, you can be sure that you will have a memorable and authentic tour round the Pearl of Africa with so much to discover and learn.

Where to stay in Kidepo.

There are several top notch facilities within the park where you can have yourself a time to refresh yourself and relax from the long and insightful trip across the park and they are in three categories of Luxury, Midrange and Budget. The only difference in these facilities is in the cost and maybe some of the services offered but the luxury, like the name states are five star facilities and can go down as the categories change but even their least is up to standard. Feel free to inquire from your car rental agency Uganda to assist you book or even choose a perfect accommodation that suits your preferences here in the Pearl of Africa.

 

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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.

Self drive in Uganda with a rav4 (Nile)

 

Uganda /Rwanda are one of those great places in the world people tend to escape and make a trip on their own/ self drive in uganda. Hiring a car on a self-drive in Rwanda and Uganda enables the traveler to explore all the top tourism destinations. Sally Day and friends hired a car form us Auto rental UGANDA to adventure Uganda, and Rwanda on a self drive after giving us their interests in camping and car rental we chose for the a small car Rav4 and their journey started.

 

We meat in Kampala in the evening I delivered the car and gave them all the briefing they need to know about the car, how they should take care of it and the best way to drive in Uganda and a few things of the road in Uganda and Rwanda, they had not made up their minds in when to cross to Rwanda but this was ok because I told them to take their time and forwarded the car documents when they made up their minds.

Their self drive trip started in Uganda, through kabale, lake bunyonyi, rwanda- kigali, kivu, queen Elizabeth national park, kibale, Murchison, and jinja. We kept in touch all the days of their trip, they got a small problem after hitting a pothole and a car got a small dent in queen Elizabeth on their way to Fortpotol but all was good and their journey continued.

At the end of the  self drive in uganda trip, I asked how was the car, how did she work  and that whole experience, They replied: Actually it is a he to us , we named him Nile he was our only man on the trip, he was so helpful and never complained about anything at all for the 20 days.This is the best trip we have ever had on a self drive in a big car, they said he is big because they drive very small cars in their home country.

Due to the small size of Rwanda makes driving easy between destinations and made their self-drive holiday more interesting by get a glorious opportunity to stop in the middle of some good serene natural environment and make some meditation.

A self drive holiday is a rewarding and exciting experience in Rwanda/Uganda as it is one of the top Eco tourism destinations in the world. With thousands of hills enchanted with green cover, plenty of game watching opportunities especially gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National park and the one in virunga  and a country with a well organized road network system makes Rwanda a top tourism destination for self drive holidays.

One of the easiest ways of renting a car for self drive  in Uganda / Rwanda is by going on the internet and search for various cheap car rental agencies. By going to the internet you have a variety of car rental companies to choose from basing on your budget and travel needs that are online car rental companies in Uganda and  Rwanda have family cars, 4×4 and high end cars. So it is up against you to book with any of the car rental agency that best suits your needs and budget.

 

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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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Self Drive car rental Uganda & Batwa Cultural experience

Self-drive car rental Uganda is undoubtedly a magical and inspirational option to discovering the hidden treasures of these beautiful lands including authentic local experiences and with no doubt the Batwa cultural encounter is one of the most rewarding experiences. Yes, I agree no more, Uganda is a small beautiful detailed landlocked country, with over 50 tribes and cultures made of several norms and values.

The Batwa are an exceptional tribe living in the southern part of the pearl of Africa with a rich cultural heritage. They were and still are (not a big number) forest-dwelling hunter-gatherers based in the great lakes region of Central Africa, and are widely accepted as the original inhabitants of the region. As times went on forests were encroached on by conservation agencies’ claims which made the original owners, the Batwa, squatters. In Uganda they lived in the Bwindi impenetrable forests and Mgahinga forests that were gazetted in 1991 hence the eviction of the Batwa. However, the government tried fitting them in the society but up to today, their rights as indigenous peoples are neither recognized nor respected

Who are the Batwa?

Commonly referred to as the God fathers of the Forest basically in Bwindi impenetrable National park before it was gazetted into a Unesco site. For Conservation measures, the Batwa who still live the ancient life and who shared the forest with the mountain gorillas were taken out of the forest and allocated land on the boundaries of the Famous forest but still live their Ancient life.

They are one of Uganda’s uniquely cultured people you cannot afford to miss while on a self-drive car rental Uganda safari in the magnificent south western rainforest areas of Uganda. Wondering why, right? Here is the thing, the Batwa stand out as the shortest group of people with an adult male rarely growing beyond 1.5m height and their livelihood is forest based. Look, we are talking human beings not animals surviving entirely on what the forest has to offer, right from the food they eat to the homesteads they set up. Interesting!

For food, the males engage in hunting while the women gather fruits and edible plants to supplement the meat. Their houses are majorly made of bamboo and leaves or grass all got from the forests and they are set up in a small area that they cleared the vegetation of.

Where to visit them:

These Exceptional and ancient God fathers of the forest can be found in a few destinations in Uganda. The biggest number lives on the Boundaries of Bwindi, Mgahinga and Semuliki in western Uganda. It is absolutely possible to reach out to the Batwa in their original homes while on a self-drive car rental Uganda safari.

How to visit them

Different communities can be accessed on a self-drive car rental Uganda safari with the help of a local site guide or make use of an insightful driver guide to easily access the Batwa people. Please be advised that the Batwa are very naughty but interesting people to visit and in this case a site guide or a driver guide comes in handy

What to expect with the Batwa

Considering that the Batwa are very naughty people, it is very much advisable that you should make use of the local site guides but, the visit is extra ordinarily rewarding. Expect traditional dances, a visit to their local ancient homes, their ancient way of living, their ancient health system that clearly portrays the ancient lifestyles of a typical forest survivor. The experience is breathtaking as you get the feel of nature taking care of its people like a mother taking care of her child, where she provides the food and even feeds the little baby but cannot chew for it. Same way, all the Batwa need to do in the forest is put to use all the forest components to survive.

So, that’s just for the eyes, how about we shake off the body fatigue from sitting in the car as we drive through these places? Talk of the Batwa music dance performance as entertainment to the guests. You can join in and free up your body as you enjoy the unique tunes and moves of Uganda’s amazing forest dwellers.

However much the Batwa experience is a doable and interesting activity on a self drive car rental Uganda safari, there are so many other cultural encounters that can be experienced around Uganda and these are, the Karamojong culture on the Eastern corridor of Uganda, the Sebei public male circumcision, the Tooro culture, Buganda culture, to mention but only a few of the 52 tribes in Uganda.

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Car Rental Uganda & Tips to Avoid Hidden charges.

Car rental Uganda for self drive is Magical and inspirational but Hidden charges are a complete turn off just at the last minute, just when starting a self drive car rental uganda journey. Has this literally happened to you before? Maybe some car rental company has charged you up a figure you are completely not aware of before or didn’t expect? Yes, I will side with you on this and openly say some car rental Uganda companies intentionally hide this so as to woo you up for the rental and yes they know you don’t have time for the last minute options.

Normally it is more less to say or ask yourself, “Did you really rent or purchased the vehicle?” Well, that’s sometimes what’s happening with most car rental Uganda independent travelers who rent a car in Uganda for self drive and yes I must add, to quack car rental Uganda companies.

Unlike airfares, where taxes and fees are mentioned upfront, car rental companies in Uganda can bury the extra costs in the fine print. Therefore, this may end up causing you actually pay more than what you had been quoted earlier. So, to avoid such scenarios, Auto Rental Uganda shares with you some Tips to avoid hidden charges on a car rental Uganda Option of travel through these beautiful lands.

Try to avoid Airport Car rental Uganda
People actually choose rental cars for self drive tours in Uganda, Kampala, when they are transferring from the airport of Entebbe airport basically thinking the rental price is an all inclusive of taxes or fuel charges but sometimes, the payment obligation may not be over. Some of these hidden charges include authorization hold, insurance charges for damages, toll booth fees, extra driver and early return fee.

Clear Terms forehand before Arrival
Making clear forehand before arrival and making payments is just a tip that would save you from Paying these hidden costs when you rent a car in Uganda. For instance, making sure that you opt for a car rental Uganda company that has a singular charge for its cars. A company that has its Car rental rates well stipulated on the home page.

Consider & Respect your Car rental Uganda Budget
When choosing between a fleet of cars on a car rental uganda company homepage, for self drive car rental Uganda, opt for a vehicle that corresponds with the weight of your pocket. Recommended to always prefer rental cars that actually include fuel prices in its tariff or rental prices that are well stipulated for you meet your budget.

Ask & Note About other apparent Charges
It is recommended that before you seal any deal with any car rental Uganda company or rental, first ask a company representative personal about any other apparent charges, such as early return fee or vehicle licensing fees. Ensure that you also inquire about car comprehensive insurance and third party insurance policies to avoid paying thousands of Dollars in damages.
Renting a car without requesting for security deposits is kind dangerous however much any reliable rental company in Uganda will actually refund it fully once the vehicle is returned in good conditions. However, some companies in Uganda especially in Kampala may actually deduct a particular portion of the amount before return hence helping you to ascertain whether there are hidden charges involved in charges hence enabling you to calculate an overall estimate of Car rental Uganda rental charges for self drive.
The above tips are so simple and try to follow and implement them up next time when you are to rent a car in any car rental company in Uganda. This actually will ensure a free and comfortable self drive experience without going above your expected expenditure.