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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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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,

 

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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 Car Rental Uganda With Top 5 Tips For Defensive Driving.

Self drive car rental Uganda is absolutely a magical option for adventuring and traversing through Uganda and its beautiful lands. Self drive car rental in Uganda is absolutely an upcoming and preferred way on travel through #Uganda and yes by independent travelers or sole travelers. However this never comes easy in a foreign country and not even easier hiring a car in a developing country like Uganda for self drive Safaris. This also comes more complicated if you’re a new new driver on the African roads and more so on the bumpy Ugandan roads. Auto Rental Uganda tour consultant bloggers are sharing with you some of the Top Tips for defensive driving when you opt to hire a car with us and make through an inspirational journey in Uganda.?

Opting for Self drive car rental in Uganda and knowing some basic rules will come in handy not only for the beginners but for seasoned drivers too. These tips will help you stay unscathed on the road for a self drive car rental Uganda option..

Stay away from all distractions on Self Drive Car Rental Uganda

Many self drivers have very many strange and unacceptable bad habits of eating, using a cellphone while driving and yes some listen to loud music in headphones. Don’t do these things along with many other habits which require you take your eye off the road or shut down from the outside world. If you are driving at 50km/hr looking at the phone screen for just 5 seconds means the car passes the distance of a of about 800m. You wouldn’t want me to start on how many things can happen within these seconds, or Do You?

Always Observe the Traffic signs

Self drive car rental and observing the traffic signs come in handy and yes play a big part of the defensive driving tips. Paying attention to the road signs especially in upcountry roads will help you stay within the speed limit, avoid taking the wrong turn, and follow the traffic lights. Most beginners and self drive roadtripers have the tendency of blindly following the cars ahead of them. Don’t and yes never do it because you don’t know if they will follow the road rules or what happens when they finally overtakes or what comes immediately after them considering their overtake calculations.!

Observe and keep distance from other vehicles ahead

Adopting to a self drive car rental Uganda requires practicing a safe distance between the cars running on the road. Avoid driving too closely behind another car because you may buump into it should you need to stop quickly. There should be at least one or two car-length distance between two vehicles. The gap should be even bigger if it’s an icy or slippery road because the car will slide some distance when you try to break.

Be familiar with all weather conditions

Self driving wouldn’t be a good idea for you if you have just started learning to drive, avoid driving in challenging conditions such as at nights and in bad weather. It takes a certain level of skill and lots of practice to learn driving at nights, wet seasons like April May and November in Uganda. If you are not confident, don’t hire a car for self drive in Uganda or make use of hiring a car and driver to help you navigate all these slippery roads or op for a self drive car rental Uganda in the dry seasons.

Get enough sleep before a long drive

Like many other drivers and other self drive car rental clients we have handled under Auto Rental Uganda try to survive on caffeinated drinks that ultimately take the toll by keeping them awake but straying the attention. Yes I agree the caffeinated drinks help a little to keep you awake, but the best remedy for long distance as a defensive driving tip is consider taking enough sleep, coffee breaks and stretch breaks should be good remedy for the long distances driven.

Here you have it all, with the few tips for self drive car rental Uganda and defensive driving in Uganda. You can as well read about Tripadvisor and petit fute, some of the travel sites about Auto Rental Uganda