smallest church in the world

UGANDA CULTURAL SAFARIS OFFERS THE WORLD’S SMALLEST CHURCH

Have you ever imagined cultural safaris in Uganda about the smallest churches in the world? Most people say we like are special and unique, yes we are. Our cultural safaris offer more than what your eyes can see, this is so good for the ears as well. A smallest church in the world found in Uganda hmm this is real.

Aimed at the spiritual healing for persons and groups, way back in the 1996, the church of Uganda’s retired Archbishop His Lordship Henry Luke Orombi created a nine prayer points together with a Korean national Pastor Song on Biku hill, 18kms from the Nebbi town, North West of Uganda. The church stands at a width of approximately 2.5m and a height of 8ft. The tiny worshiping place has the capacity of accommodating three (3) people including the priest making it the smallest church in the world.

What is unique about Bethel church / smallest church in the world?

 

  • Hmmm, because it is the smallest church in the world, and of course sitting three persons really?
  • It is on 2.5m with a height of 8ft.this church is so small that it enriches not only our northern cultures but also the cultural safaris in Uganda. People in the north do not construct big house, making this church to them is very ok and has nothing alarming.
  • It’s a home of birds including the rare Shoebill that will be found in few places in Africa.

Why a cultural safaris in Uganda to the bethel church

 

Bethel church is surrounded by 9 prayer points that allow people to pray, praise and to meditate on the word of God. The 1st prayer points lies on top of the hill and it comes with a big cross. The second point is a Lilliputian building made in remembrance of Jesus Christ with 12 windows in the Western and Eastern side reflecting the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ. It is at this point that the love for birds come out, this gives an excellent view of Namrwodho falls that offers refuge to the elusive shoebill stork, the most fascinating and sought after bird species on a cultural safaris in Uganda.

 

On the map of Africa is crafted the 3rd point 2 entrances, ten (10) windows that represent the 10 (ten) commandments in the Bible. points 4, 5 and 6 are placed in spacious quiet garden with point 4 crafted inform of a heart reflecting Jesus Christ’s Love with a cross of 33 stones that represent 33 years of Jesus Christ. Point 5 comes in the shape of arrow head reflecting the youth speed; it consists of 66 windows which represent 66 books of the Bible with 39 windows at the back demonstrating the books of Old testament and 27 windows reflecting the New testament. This point comes with 3 doors crafted inform of a standing man representing those who are well equipped with God’s word.

 

The 6th point is made  in an alter shape that is a living testimony which church is a living providing to Jesus Christ’s mission and the rough stones on the cross signify that Christians are living stones. The 7th point is a round structure like the shape of the world and it is found at the back of a towering rock with an open ended cave at its base, and entering into it means one has to crawl from end to another to sight Jesus Christ’s suffering and it is a 5 minute crawl for the visitors through the cave’s darkness horrifying to the extent that one can imagine that the cave can easily breakdown and bury them there. The 8th point of this spiritual healing center contains 12 windows at its entrance reflecting the 12 stones on Aaron’s breast plate that is say the 12 tribes of all the saints.

 

The ceiling has 7 (seven) beams representing the 7 rainbow colors that also reflect God’s covenant not to destroy the world with floods again; the Eastern window provides views of the cross that is placed on the top, at point 2 a sight that offers the Christians a chance to always search for Jesus. The midpoint is set purposely for spiritual healing for people and the church whereby persons who come to the site meet God in a unique way, get vision for their future and to become bold soldiers for the Gospel. While in your cultural safaris in Uganda, endeavor to visit site for your spiritual healing and you won’t be the same.

 

Very small in its size, the church still took a lot of bags of cement and stones for it to be constructed and it was built in such a way that it takes a minimum of at least 500 years for it to start weakening.

 

 

For a breathtaking cultural safaris site in Uganda on a self drive or guided safari that you plan on doing this should be a must see and do activity. This smallest church offers you with life time experiences! if you plan to visit  the tourist destinations in West Nile, Murchison Falls National Park-Northwestern  as you head or come back from kidepo valley national park this is a must visit site Uganda.

 

 

 

 

 

Ugand safari drive

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.
vacations

Mom Vacations: What It Is and How to Make It Happen on a Uganda Safari.(mumcation)

 

What  are  mum vacations or mumcations?

 

mum vacations is A break from one’s motherly duties.

Since becoming a mom and never been on vacations. I have experimented with taking time away to refresh, recharge and process life In my research, I’ve landed on a 8 days Uganda impressions frame for my mommy vacations I believe is doable a one time in a year without breaking the bank or making my husband go running for the hills.

Unexpected Benefits of Mommy Vacations

I can tell that the need for leaving dodge is coming because I start exhibiting odd symptoms I simply can’t account for.

1.     Patience returns

2.     Delight returns

3.     Brings you back to your own identity

4.     It’s for catching up too

 

 

 

The responsibility of motherhood can be overwhelming at times. Knowing that one or more human lives depend completely on you can be stressful on a level you never even imagined before becoming a parent.

And for all its joys and rewards, it’s vital to step back sometimes and remember who you were before you became ‘Mama’ to a tiny person.   Speaking to Fox5, the psychology professor emphasized that the time and financial stresses involved in rearing a family can take their toll. ‘I think it’s really important for mothers to be rejuvenated and refreshed,’ According to Dr. Nava Silton, you need a ‘mumcation’or mum vacations

The mental health expert also spoke about the benefits your children will reap from having a parent who’s more relaxed and present as a result.

‘It’s very important for kids to see that balance that ideally needs to be achieved in a family situation,’ she added.

“Motherhood can be very stressful. Whether it’s financial stresses, time stresses, just trying to get a whole lot done in a very short period of time,” she told Fox5. “I think it’s really important for mothers to be rejuvenated and refreshed.”

The best way to do recharge your mum-batteries? Grab your besties and head off for a mum-cation. It’s a chance to hold conversations without being interrupted eat meals in peace and reconnect with your tribe.

The average mum roughly gets about 17 minutes for herself every day, a study reveals [1]. This doesn’t come as a surprise because motherhood, while a source of joy and fulfillment, is a full-on 24/7 job. So, it’s a given, every mom deserves a healthy retreat — but not just any kind of getaway. What they need is now being dubbed as a ‘mumcation’, typically a two-day to a week’s worth of holidays without the kids, spent with friends or even better, other mums who understand the need for me time.

Psychologists are in on this too. On a segment on Sunrise, they said that mums should be taking regular ‘mumcations’ to recharge from the daily grind of motherhood. Guest Dr. Emmanuella Murray, a clinical psychologist explains, “In a nutshell, happy mum, and happy family. Mums are going on a vacation and then they’re coming back into their family home and they’re dying to see their kids”. This doesn’t only apply to mums, but for dads too. Dr. Murray adds, “Sometimes, dads are the primary carers too”.

With the emergence of solo female friendly destinations and women’s only retreats, mums now have the option to escape in a safe and nourishing environment and do whatever they want or do nothing at all.

WHY MUM VACATIONS IN UGANDA

While most moms would agree they like time alone now and again, I’ve found surprising positive benefits to taking the a full week mommy vacations. It’s not just being able to sleep in or read an entire book, but actual noticeable differences in attitude and emotional well-being result. Here are 5 unexpected benefits I’ve noticed from my times away.

  1. Patience returns

As I take time away I can literally feel my patience returning. My previously intense desire to flee and be alone is replaced with a small (and growing) appreciation for normal life with the kids. Pre-mommy vacations I am snappy, impatient, and irritable. Post-mommy vacations I feel more calm, at peace, and able to handle the daily snags of life.

It seems silly that a time period as short as a weekend can cause such an attitude turnaround, but it’s absolutely true! When you finally have time to relax and get “off duty the feelings that have been stuffed are able to resolve themselves. I’m not saying you’ll feel like a new person, but you’ll feel like you again.

  1. Great pleasure returns

As with patience, mommy vacation brings back the space for my happiness in the kids to return. The truth is, I feel blessed that I naturally delight in them. Maybe all mothers naturally find joy in their children, but sometimes it’s very hard because Responsibilities outweigh cute moments.

Getting away from responsibilities and obligations for a day or two actually forces you to just “be.” And when you are just being you, the delight with your children comes back full force. I find myself anxiously awaiting my reunion with them and delighting in the things that, two days earlier, would have been inconvenient and annoying.

  1. Gives the kids a chance to explore new things

It’s good for your kids to spend alone time with their dad. In fact with you out of the way to your vacations your spouse, family member, friend or babysitter has a chance to spend some time with the kids doing things you’d probably not ordinarily do or accept they should do because you may be thinking of their safety health and most probably just being insecure. New games, new activities, new vocabulary and just a good old fashioned change of scenery.

  1. Brings you back to your own identity

Becoming a mother is a major life change, as in completely changed. If other areas of your life change at the same time as becoming a mother – career, location, etc. – then the transition can really throw you for a loop. When we’re focused on others all day and barely give our own needs or wants a thought we can begin to lose our own identity. Of course we must need our children’s needs all day! Of course we must sacrifice some of our previous habits by necessity!

However, it’s good to take some time and remember who you are as a person outside of being a mother. What you like to do, what you don’t like to do. Time to find your passions and time to do the things you love that there aren’t enough hours in the day for.

 

  1. it’s for catching up too

The last time I had away I used for two purposes. Relaxation and getting ahead on writing projects. I was able to do both successfully which meant that upon returning home I was actually ahead. Ahead and rested! If you have something you’ve been wanting to do for a while, scheduling time away to get it done makes all the difference. There are no distractions or other practicalities pulling away at you.

Most people go on vacations or safaris in Uganda they enjoy nature and all the waters plus seeing the closest animal to our DNA come tell you stories and makes you feels sand. These are some of the things that you may need to catch up too.

 

 

rolex

THE ROLEX: IN UGANDA WE EAT IT AS WELL AS WEARING IT.

Rolex watches  the timeless style recognizable at a glance hmm : On a self drive safari in uganda you will recognize it yes at just a glance because its different, tasty and not only is it good for the eyes but also mouth watering for the stomach but this is not the Swiss watch to style you up- this is food as in real and ready to eat snack or meal as you may want it.

Rolex is a popular food item in Uganda, combining an egg omelette and vegetables  mostly the onions, tomatoes and cabbage wrapped in a chapati. (dough form) This single-portion dish is quick to prepare, and can be eaten at any time of the day, from breakfast to a lunch or supper meal or snack. The name “rolex” comes from its method of preparation, with the chapati and the omelette  being rolled together to form a rolex.

Mostly the people who make chapatis are easterners form the Nile river side, they are so good at this because even the wheat that makes the dough form (chapati) is planted their., these came to Kampala as other people to look for money and did what they know best, it spread so fast that the whole uganda and neighboring countries prefer tasting it.The delicacy soon spread throughout Uganda. It became a popular food choice for its combination of convenience, low cost, and taste.

It is easy as you enter Uganda for your self drive safari to know why Rolex is so popular, visitors to Uganda often are surprised by seeing signs advertising Rolex – wondering how the expensive Swiss Rolex Watch can be sold here in roadside stands . these omelet with chapati mixed with vegetables is a road side meal that is so nice and can be enjoyed at any time, it takes no time to make and cheaper compared to a full meal. When clients ask me why a Rolex i say” can we taste it for the answers” Yes we go ahead to eat the Rolex and i ask the question as they asked me their response usually is” it is so delicious” its is yummy” The best snack ever” but of course not everyone likes it that much some will say it is just OK.

Uganda is a country with incredible soul that will only be seen if you are in uganda. Aside from the Rolex and  all the egg staff, uganda has over 50 dishes to offer all food lovers and also fresh from the gardens to the pans, this gives our food the unique taste and  texture in the mouth when eating. with over ten national parks in different regions you will be able to taste  different meals as you combine nature, food, primates, flora and fauna and the people them selves.Planning on a self drive safari to uganda or a guided trip in uganda, try a Rolex in the mouth not for the arm and see,

 

uganda

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.

 

KENYA

OUR HEARTS ARE WITH YOU OUR KENYAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS

In a televised address to the nation earlier in the day, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that the all-night operation by security forces to retake the complex was over and that all of the extremists had been killed.

“We will seek out every person that was involved in the funding, planning and execution of this heinous act,” he vowed.

In an attack that demonstrated al-Shabab’s continued ability to strike Kenya’s capital despite setbacks on the battlefield, extremists stormed the place with guns and explosives. Security camera footage released to local media showed a suicide bomber blowing himself up in a grassy area in the complex, the flash visible along with smoke billowing from the spot where he had been standing.

Of the civilian victims, 16 were Kenyan, one was British, one was American and three were of African descent but their nationalities were not yet identified, police said.

Al-Shabab, which is based in neighboring Somalia and allied with al-Qaida, claimed responsibility. The Islamic extremist group also carried out the 2013 attack at Nairobi’s nearby Westgate Mall that killed 67 people, and an assault on Kenya’s Garissa University in 2015 that claimed 147 lives, mostly students.

While U.S. airstrikes and African Union forces in Somalia have degraded the group’s ability to operate, it is still capable of carrying out spectacular acts of violence in retaliation for the Kenyan military’s campaign against it.

The bloodshed in Kenya’s capital appeared designed to inflict maximum damage to the country’s image of stability and its tourism industry, an important source of revenue.however we will stand with you our bothers in Kenya and work hand in hand to get to the bottom of all this.

Uganda was attacked a few years back which brought a clear setback in our tourism industry, we are very sure and stand proud that uganda,s security is intact and can easily take dawn these inhuman beings.

We are with you our Kenya brothers and sisters, we are strong and you can be strong in us.

selfdrive safari

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.

selfdrive safaris

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.

 

Car Rentals Uganda and basic car maintenance checklist.

Car Rentals Uganda and basic car maintenance checklist.

Car Rentals in Uganda are a popular and great way to start on your amazing and exciting road trip around the beautiful lands of the Pearl of Africa. It is such an easy way to explore all the great destinations like national parks, waterfalls, fresh water lakes, forests and so much more since it saves you the inconveniences that come with using public means like having to operate on a public schedule, failure to make a stop at your will and so much more. Renting a car from a reputable car rental agency in Uganda comes with all kinds of advantages like unlimited mileage, insurance, flexibility and comfort in your own car.

It is important to know how to maintain your car in great shape and good mechanical condition to be able to enjoy your road trip without disturbances of car breakdown that could be prevented if you take precaution on some of the tips we are sharing in this piece.

Check your Engine Oil.

It is very important to keep your car engine oil in check while on your self drive Uganda safari for your car to operate properly on the tough terrain roads of Uganda. Engine oil lubricates, cools and cleans the engine of your 4×4 car which prevents heating, friction in the parts where oil should be moving and thermal degradation. All these can be harmful to your engine and we all know that a car runs on the mercy of the engine therefore to spoil the engine is to spoil the car.

Check your tyre pressure.

Tyre pressure is one of the essential car maintenance tips no self drive traveller should over look.  Tyres with less pressure can be harmful to your car because of the friction between the tyre and the ground which results into quick wearing out of the tyres. Low tyre pressure may also lead to tread separation which is a high risk of getting an accident on a road trip in Uganda which is a situation worth avoiding.

Check your windshield wiper blades.

Driving through Uganda in the rainy season is not only challenging because of the slippery roads but also because of the fog forming on the windscreens that make vision difficult. Having your wiper blades functioning well can always save you the trouble of getting completely blocked by the rain water running down the front glass which is rather distracting and likely to cause accidents. It is therefore advisable that you always check the blades and ensure that they are in good condition which is usually being thick enough to wipe the water away.

Vehicle fluids.

Aside from the engine oil, a car runs on several other fluids that ought to be checked regularly to avoid unfortunate incidents that happen when the fluids are lacking. These include coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid and windshield washer fluid. Each of these contributes to the smooth running of the car hence making it necessary to have enough.