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 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.

 

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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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.