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Self Drive Uganda with toyota Rav 4 or prado landcruiser?

Self drive Uganda Safari is fun and absolutely rewarding but choosing the right car for hire is another hastle,  definetly a very crucial decision to make. There are quite a variety of vehicles for travel on self drive Uganda Safari as the budget Toyota Rav4 and Toyota Prado landcruisers are the commonly used Cars for hire in Uganda.  Quite a very challenging task to choose however our Car rental Team has put together few quick points to consider when you opt for a self drive uganda safari.

  1. The Budget or Rental price. Considerably, the budget Rav4 is a small version compared to the prado landcruiser and yes, the Toyota Rav 4 comes at a cheaper price compared to the later. Normally a Rav4 ranges between $45 – $70 per day depending on which car rental Agency opted for. The Prado landcruiser goes for $70 – $100 per day and any discounted rates are considered on long term car rental deals and travels. In this case your budget could determine which car for hire you would like.
  2. Road Stability. The Rav4 is one of the sturby and robust vehicles that can easily maneuver through the Uganda terrains with ease and for every person however the Toyota Prado landcruiser on the other hand requires constant concentration and seniority in the driving as it’s a little light and its stability on the ground needs not learning drivers for self drive Uganda safaris.
  3. Comfortability. Both cars are comfortable while on the Ugandan roads but will also require not just first- time drivers but experienced drivers. Like earlier said, the Toyota Rav4 is more sturby and robust on the ground rendering it more advantageous than the prado landcruiser however the interior of the Prado landcruiser is more comfortable looking than the Toyota Rav4..
  4. Space. In reality, the 5 doors landcruiser has seemingly bigger space than the Toyota Rav4 considering the width size. The interior of the landcruiser can actually sit upto 6 persons with very big luggage space but normally recommended for 4 pax max and have enough luggage space. On the same note the Toyota Rav4 equally carries 4 pax to max with enough luggage space though more less comfortable than the previous.
  5. Fuel consumption. The Toyota Rav4 consumes a little less fuel per kilometer than the Totota Prado Lancruiser. The Rav4 is a 2000cc compared to the prado landcruiser at 3500cc averagely. If You would like to consider your budget on fuel, then the kind of car also matters in this case of car rental for self drive Uganda safari.
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WHY UGANDA

People would want to ask why would you choose uganda for a self drive safari?.

Uganda, deservedly dubbed the Pearl of Africa, is located in the Great Lakes Region in central Africa and boasts an ecological diversity that rivals many larger countries. Here, Eastern Savannah meets West African jungle – Uganda really does offer visitors incredible diversity with its multitude of varying ecosystems. In no other African destination can one see a comparable variety of primates with so little effort – not just the great apes, but also more than ten monkey species, a thousand bird species, rich culture and most especially the Ugandans,- we were recently ranked one of the top friendly countries in the whole world.

For most, the highlight is found amongest the forests in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where coming face to face with Endangered Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat is one of the most profound wildlife encounters you will ever experience. Discover tree climbing lions around Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park, trek chimps in Kibale Forest or khambura Gorge, or taste on a massive Nile Perch or the Uganda delicacy the luwobo, up north at Murchison Falls where the mighty Nile cascades through a gap just 7m wide. Adrenaline junkies will find Jinja simply exhilarating; with its white-water rafting, kayaking and bungee jumping activities Jinja is rapidly emerging as East Africa’s answer to that more southerly “adrenaline capital” Victoria Falls.

We invite you to explore Uganda, a diverse landscape with abundant wildlife, plenty to discover and unique experiences you’ll struggle to find words to do justice to when recounting your time in this jewel of a country. however we are much sure of one thing one will only need to get a tour/ vacation just to relax and get off the busy schedule of our daily working line, to wake late in the morning on the sounds of the yellow tinny birds in lake Bunyonyi singing for you and you take in the fresh breath of the waters. Talk to your service provider and arrange the best trip that creates room for relaxing at the same time enjoying the thrilling nature Uganda has to offer on a self-drive safari. Taking dinner at the lodges may be a little more like home because it is usually on time you can choose to take up on bed and breakfast arrangements to create enough room for you when you need to eat or not.

Choosing a self-drive safari in Uganda is the best option to relax on a vacation because you plan your day and activities that will follow in your days, you can choose to stop and sleep or eat or see some things off the itinerary. This in most cases helps us as human beings mostly if you’re traveling with your children to bond or with your wife to amend more of your love life and learn to do things together on a self-drive safari in Uganda.

Uganda top tourist destinations for self drive safari in 2019

Uganda being blessed to be a landlocked country, it has almost every attraction that comes along in its nature in our national parks. The land is gifted with too much fertility that all that grazes on it is at its best. Mountains, that acts as a home of the great gorillas with creator lakes on top, trees and vegetation birds of all types not to mention the food that gives you the great tastes to wind up your day. Uganda has a lot of tourist destinations some of which are in the book of records.

Kidepo valley national park.

Kidepo Valley National Park is apparently the most isolated national park in Uganda but still stands out to be one of the best virgin places every wildlife viewer can ever visit in Uganda. This virgin national park is undoubtedly among the best wilderness areas in Africa, harboring a couple of extinct species of wildlife that can’t be found in any other Ugandan national park. Kidepo is right at the core of a Savannah landscape right next to a few mountainous bodies. The reasons for planning your safari here are endless, something you will definitely see when you set foot on Uganda’s soil. Besides the exceptional wildlife safari experience, this national park is another great spot for a cultural trail especially to those who would like to see the Karamojongs

Bwindi impenetrable national park. Gorilla tracking experience

Down in the south with good enough roads.This park is mostly the home of the endangered impressive mountain gorillas. There are also 346 bird species and more than 200 butterfly species, about 324 species of trees, ten of which are only found in this areas in the whole of Uganda. This is really a destination to explore. Habituated Gorillas living in park have been trained to withstand human presence and not likely to attack giving you a clear and heads on with these giant creatures. This 331sq.kms is a unesco site in Uganda and is the main tourist activity to Uganda. You have not visited Uganda unless you have visited the great apes of bwindi impenetrable national pack, be of a guided safari or self drive car hire.

 

Kibale National park, chimpanzee tracking experience.

Human closest relatives lie in this rain forest of kibale national park.located in the western part of Uganda, this top tourist site attracts a big number of tourists on guided tours and self drive car hire travelers. At the kanyacu site is the assembly center for the starting of the chimpanzee tracking experience. Being wild primates, and a need to track them, there’s always a big possibility to meet these great apes. 99% chances that you can see these human closest relatives in their natural habitats. There are other places to track these primates but the chance is not as of kibale. The kyambura gorge in queen Elizabeth national park and the budongo forest in the pabidi southern sector of the Murchison falls national park. Prices for the permits are a little cheaper compared to the kibale permits which on top require booking in advance. The kibale has more Eco-tourist site like the bigodi swamp walk and a birders paradise and incredible scenery from the mountain of the moons. There’s is always something to keep you occupied in this area of kibale national park on your self drive car hire in Uganda.

Murchison falls national park

In the northern part of Albertine Rift Valley lies the park that is the most visited in Uganda.  With a dense population of lions, patas monkey, buffalos, elephants, Uganda cobs and the Rothschild’s giraffe, spotted hyena which graze in the palm studded grassland.  A big number of hippos and crocodiles are seen with about 460 birds that can be watched mostly in the evening, these include shoe bill stork. Wildlife drives, launch trip to the falls, nature walks, sport fishing, walking trail is good for watching from the boat all year around. All roads to this park are well maintained to enable you access it well.

Queen Elizabeth national park

Near Rwenzori Mountains, lies Uganda’s most popular tourist destination because of the diverse eco system that has savannah, humid forests with sparkling lakes that provide fertile lands and wetlands with over 500 bird species. A lot of enormous craters, kazinga channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants. Ishasha plains that have not only good trees for a shade but also attracting  lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob. Not only the outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has an enjoyable cultural history. Meeting with the local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more.

The mighty river Nile

The Nile river runs approximately 6700 kilometers long giving it a good amount of water it carries along its path to create high grade rapids that are currently used by White Water Rafters for thrill adventures. The waters also have many activities to be done on the Nile for instance bungee jumping, Kayaking, boat rides as well as fishing, a golf course unwinding along the banks and the source of the Nile provides a pretty focal point to the flow of water. A boat ride out to Samuka Island is another trip of itself, not counting the beautiful fauna you will see along.  This adventure at the nile takes you to a different kind of life outside the real life. Located about 80kms east of kampala, jinja, the tourism capital of Uganda is another place to un-wind up your self drive safari.

 Lake mburo national park

Lake Mburo is one of the smaller national parks of Uganda. With Some animals only be found there. Zebras, topis and lately the introduction of giraffes to the park. Many different species of antelope, and even the very shy Eland antelope, giraffes, these were recently introduced, game driving, boating and adventure at its best awaits there. A self drive car hire in Uganda is a perfect and top tourist destination for those that love nature and animals. Its one national game reserve with the biggest number of animals per sq.km. the game tracks are perfect match and well posted for clear direction.  A number of lodges that give you a perfect definition of safari lie on most of the hills around the park.  You have no excuse with this park as far as safari is concerned.

 

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NSENENE: A MUST TASTE ON A SELF DRIVE IN UGANDA

 

Uganda offers more than the gorillas and the plenty wildlife animals on a self-drive safari let us introduce to you the ensenene: Nsenene is the Luganda name for Ruspolia differens commonly known as grasshoppers a bush cricket that is a central and south-western Ugandan delicacy as well as an important source of high nutrition value.

It is believed that Africans have been eating grass hoppers since Biblical times. Apart from being so tasty, these edible insects are actually a high value source of nutrition on the wings, researchers have found. They contain exceptionally high amounts of proteins, fat, dietary fiber, and ash. Also grass hoppers provide a cheap and often free source of food as they are freely available in the wild for anyone willing and able to trap them.

This delicacy if you are to eat, nsenene are plucked and washed before cooking them.The insects are a cheap food since you do not even need cooking oil to fry nsenene. The insects can fry in their own fat. Apart from being fried and flavored with onions, nsenene could also be boiled or sun-dried and eaten on their own or served alongside other dishes.

These most loved insects are seasonal and it is believed that even if the come in a season when your husband is not their at home the wife must keep for the husband even if he takes years to come back.they are well preserved in a glass bottle with a tight cover.

Nsenene in Uganda is not only a delicacy but also a totem abe nsenene_ Cone-headed Katydids. The Nsenene clan has a very important ritual it performs in Buganda every grasshopper season. The eating of the first grasshoppers which are delicacies in Buganda and beyond used to be cleansed by an Nsenene clansman who was required to jump over his wife or consummate with her to initiate the eating of these seasonal delicacies. This ritual was meant to increase their prevalence and also to stop any family member to fall sick.
The Nsenene royal duties included supplying the king with a wife,  with construction poles. They also have the honor of presenting the wooden milk pot to the ascending king during the crowning ceremony and the king sips.

You do not want to miss this opportunity to taste these delicacies in Uganda on your self-drive safari or guided safari in Uganda with a budget Rav4 that can easily take you to all these places where you can taste the Nsenene.

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Is it possible To Get The Most Out Of Your Self Drive?

 

Self drive safaris or holidays are usually thrilling due to the fact that you are mostly your own tour guide with the liberty to choose your destination and how to get there. Self driving in Uganda is growing in popularity primarily because of the multiple options of tourist attractions to choose from, from game reserves filled with Africa’s rarest animals to dense equatorial forests that are home to over three hundred bird and plant species; Uganda has offers a little something for everyone that bothers to go through her surreal beauty. The experience of self driving in Uganda is further enhanced by presence of good road networks and hospitable natives. But as much as self driving in itself is fun, there things you could do to make it even more thrilling. Without further delay allow us to share with you tips on how to get the most out of your self drive holiday.

Drive slow.

Self driving is an activity that is best enjoyed leisurely. Driving at fast speeds not only endangers your life through accidents but also robs you of the opportunity to take in all the scenery and buzz of life framed by your windscreen. So in order for you to appreciate the detailed beauty of Uganda’s varying landscapes and motley of lifestyles, drive slow and soak it all in.

Use less popular routes.

As mentioned earlier on, self driving affords you liberty to choose your routes. Good car rental companies usually provide a map to help you navigate around the country on your own reducing your chances of getting lost. With map in hand-and GPS in phone- you can choose to drive on less used roads and explore more of the country on your own. This caters for your curiosity as you won’t know what to expect after the next turn and it allows you to formulate your own opinion of the region as compared to using designated routes that emphasize only certain features of the region biasing your opinion.  However, be sure to inquire why the route is not used often; sometimes it may be impassable due to the weather or unsafe in which cases you should avoid it.

Camping.

Self drive safaris are very much similar to long road trips. You will need to make occasional stops to fill up or get some rest. Some car rental companies offer quality camping gear at discounted rates once you hire from their fleet. This gives you a chance to set up camp in any one of the game parks as they have designated camping spots where your safety is assured.

Stop every once in a while.

While self drive safaris is mostly about driving yourself, it is nearly impossible to understand everything you see on your own without help from the natives. If you are charmed by a picturesque sight or setting, do not be afraid to stop for a moment and take a brief walk around with one of the natives who will indulge you in tales of lore, myth and legend about that which made you stop. Ugandans are renown for their hospitality and will definitely not mind showing you around.

Carry a camera.

And of course, what would a safari be without a camera to capture all the beauty of your journey and remind you of the fun you had self driving in Uganda.

 

Practical Tips for securing your car on a self drive Uganda safari.

 

Hiring a car for a selfdrive safari is made easier with the many reputable car rental agencies in Uganda that operate on legal licenses. Travelers to Uganda hire a 4×4 car of their choice to take them through an inspirational road trip across the Pearl of Africa with lots of stuff to discover like amazing African wildlife species, both birds and animals, fresh water bodies, the world’s longest river, River Nile and stunning sceneries on the road.

All these great memorable experiences could be brought to a stand still by a very unfortunate and unexpected incident where you realize your 4×4 car is missing and you have no idea who could have taken it. Our expert team is glad to bring to your knowledge some of the tips to keep your car safe from such ill intention-ed persons that can ruin your safari in Uganda. However, take note that these cases are rare but like the saying goes, it is safer to prevent yourself from something than waiting to deal with the wounds of the occurrence.

Always remember to lock your car.

Most of the times when driving on a selfdrive safari step out of their cars with the intention to relax for a bit or take snapshots of some beautiful places and continue with the selfdrive Uganda safari. However, we cannot guarantee that where you are leaving your car is safe enough from danger since we cannot understand people’s motives. Especially knowing that they are more conversant with the area than yourself therefore could escape with so much ease. Make it a point to lock your car at any time you are away from it to keep it safe from being vandalized.

Put an alarm

However inconveniencing the noise of an alarm can be on your self drive safari, your car is better off safe from being stolen or vandalized than avoiding noise pollution and you lose your car on a self drive Uganda safari. With the nature of these alarms that keep lighting when the car is in parking, they are a sigh that the car owner is conscious about thieves and vandalizes which some how keeps the latter away since they notice that this may not be an easy job to take on.

Keep your valuables out of sight.

Sometimes people do not commit crimes because they are part of their day’s schedule but because they were tempted to do so. Leaving your goodies out there in the open could be tempting to passersby that have been longing to get hold of some of the things you own for example electronic devices and money. It is therefore advisable that you move with your valuables and also brings us to the point of limiting your luggage as you embark on a self drive safari Uganda. Carrying too many things can not only limit your sitting space but also get bulky if you are to move with them without the car.

 

 

Carefully choose where to park.

Cars are more often stolen when they are parked and the owner is away. It is therefore rather important to be very keen and cautious about where you park by looking out for security measures in that particular area like perimeter wall, security guard, gate to ensure closure ,surveillance cameras, etc.

 

White Water Rafting with 4×4 Car Rentals Uganda.

Uganda, known as the Pearl of Africa is best experienced on a fun filled road trip as travelers get to enjoy stunning  white water rafting sceneries on their self drive safaris. A self drive is made possible by hiring a 4×4 car from a reputable car rental agency in Uganda strong and stable on the tough terrain roads of these beautiful lands.

A safari to Uganda without experiencing the Nile  for white water rafting from its source is never a complete Uganda safari since you would have missed out on the fun filled activities at the source of the world’s longest river in the Eastern part of Uganda, Jinja. One of the activities that visitors can’t afford to miss is white water rafting, a thrilling adrenaline activity that gets you to the peak of all joy and happiness.

Where to do the  white water rafting.

While on your self drive safari Uganda, the perfect spot for a thrilling white water rafting experience is at the source of the Nile in Jinja which has giant and rapid moving waters to facilitate an exceptional and fun time on the Nile. There are experienced  white water rafting companies always ready to take you through this exciting activity like Nalubale Rafting and Adrift Adventures that pride in all time professionalism from guiding your water experiences to ending the day with delicious meals and luxurious accommodation.

How to get there.

The best way to reach the famous source of the Nile  for the white water rafting is by driving the 70km journey but this does not mean you have to come to Uganda with your own car. Instead, car rental agencies in Uganda are a perfect option where travellers hire 4×4 cars that are strong enough to maneuver the tough terrains of Ugandan roads. In case you are coming from a different destination within Uganda, it is important to make use of our detailed Uganda road map or better still an insightful driver guide that understands the routes better and can use the best option available to Jinja town. It is about 15 minutes to reach the source of the Nile from Jinja town therefore from any direction, you can find your way to Jinja and you will just be a few minutes away from the magical place.

Why  white water rafting.

White water Rafting is not just a game or activity to pass time but rather the kind that will give your wild self a chance to explode at all grades from 1 to 5. Rafters burn all the fatigue and stress as they get wet in the violent waters of the Nile which is an experience worth having.

The source of the Nile also offers other fun filled adrenaline activities like bungee jumping and kayaking with guidance from the professional team.

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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 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.