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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.

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Camping Uganda Safaris Doubling With A Self Drive Safari In Uganda

Camping Uganda safaris & Self Drive Uganda safari simply reflects a foreseen incredible adventure meaning to travel through Uganda where you take on the wheels on a self drive safari tour to any of  personal preferred destinations across the Pearl of Africa rather than the use of public means or even travel by air. The whole great deal lies with hiring a car with a reputable car rental agency Uganda where you acquire a 4×4 car in perfect mechanical condition suitable for the number of persons on board and how much luggage you would like to travel with and yes with the right Quality Camping gear to spice up your adventure in Uganda.

Camping Uganda Safaris is one rather exciting way to commune with mother nature in the beautiful Pearl of Africa as you make your bed and shelter in the wild enjoying the sweet melodies from birds and fresh breezes from the vegetation around your campsite. These campsites are mainly limited to campsites & Resorts therefore you cannot just set up a tent on any free area you come across but rather you ought to book space with the different campsites that have provisions for this incredible way to spend your time in the scenic Pearl of Africa.

What to prepare.

Opting for a camping Uganda Safari & self drive Uganda safari  to experience this exciting time of  blending with nature, you ought to secure a quality camping gear with a reputable service provider that is usually a car rental Uganda agency that also deals in camping equipment on top of the 4×4 cars. Ensure that the camping gear has all the necessary equipment to use as it may not be easy to find some of these things while you are already in the wild since the shops may not be accessible enough or may not even have some of the things you need. You can also pack some fresh foods like meat and enjoy a barbeque while you watch beautiful sunsets or any other food of your choice and make yourselves a meal in the wild.

Also remember to carry mosquito repellant and other insect repellant to protect you from the biting insects of the wild and let mother nature be a blessing or a new adventurous surrounding for you .

What to expect

It is with no doubt one exciting and memorable experience to spend a night away from the usual shelter of permanent structures but rather put yourself to sleep in a mobile and self set up tent with the natural fresh breezes and sweet wild melodies. A night on an island in the middle of a lake or on the rim of a volcano surrounded by forest and watching your neighbors, mostly monkeys, and other human friendly animals is one you will never trade for anything. To watch the sun go down and rise again without any barriers of a wall is simply relaxing and you cannot afford to miss such rewarding experiences all in the wild, away from the manipulated life that interferes with nature’s gifts.

How to book

It is advisable to book in advance with your preferred campsite to avoid inconveniences on arrival. The car rental Uganda agency is in position to assist you do the bookings with these sites and usually at no cost or where there is an extra cost, they inform you in advance therefore there won’t be unexpected costs to be incurred. You can also book with them a quality camping gear prior travel so that it is all set upon arrival.

On a camping Uganda safari & self drive Uganda safari, we don’t recommend simply setting up camp anywhere and urge you to restrict yourself to established camp sites in the Pearl of Africa. This is for your safety since there are snakes and other potentially dangerous wildlife throughout Uganda and a solitary tent in the middle of no where leaves you vulnerable to unfortunate occurrences. Trust us with much care and safety not forgetting to have a ranger guide in your wild campsite will absolutely leave you with great and an adventourous &memorable lifetime camping Uganda Safari adventure. Thank Us later..

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Self Drive Uganda & Discovering the Spectacular Murchison falls

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

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

How to reach Murchison.

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

What to do and see in Murchison.

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

Where to stay in Murchison.

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

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

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

Self Drive Uganda Safari in endowed Kidepo Valley National Park.

 

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

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

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How to reach Kidepo.

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

What to see and do in Kidepo.

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

Where to stay in Kidepo.

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

 

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4 Reasons And Benefits for Self Drive In Uganda

Hiring a car for self drive Uganda is absolutely one of the trending, magical, and inspirational ways to discovering the Pearl Of Africa and yes we believe there are so many other ways ways you could enjoy a holiday in Uganda. It could be by touring one of the numerous and diverse national parks to see the wide plethora of flora and fauna or through interaction with the hospitable natives spread across the country. You could even want to do both of the above simultaneously, but are hindered by hectic schedules and guides. You shouldn’t be frustrated by these restrictions as they can be avoided with a self drive holiday when you opt to independently drive in Uganda alone or with family. Self drive uganda holidays involve renting a car to drive around the country or hiring a car with quality camping gear to enjoy a self drive uganda safari in our marvelous country. If you are not convinced about the parts of self driving, perhaps you should read on and see why we suggest a self drive Uganda adventure for you through these beautiful lands

Absolutely convenient

Self drive Uganda is very convenient no matter who you are or where you are going. Unlike guided tours, where your destination is chosen for you and many other people, with a self drive uganda you get to make your own choices on where to tour or visit and more so with whoever you choose to, Lets say it’s a completely personal decision. When traveling with family, the convenience of stopping as you please to soak in a beautiful panoramic view, take a few pictures or just stopping for a toilet break is unrivaled. To top it off, you move at your own pace without being rushed by a guide or driver.

Appreciated leisure Time

One of the main reasons, people take holidays with a self drive uganda option is to escape hectic work schedules and relax while enjoying everything at their leisure. Self drive uganda enhances your holiday such that you can do whatever you wish, go wherever you want without having to follow a time table or being directed to do something. You could decide to take an alternative route such that you can see more of Uganda’s beautiful landscape or make a stop to interact with some locals and learn about their culture which I believe drivers can do for you, but normally it is scheduled. Either way, you get to be your own boss which should put you at ease thus giving you peace of mind.

Easy accessibility to Destinations

Uganda has many different types of attractions strewn all over the country which increases the number of tourist destinations. Most of these tourist destinations for example the mountain gorilla habitat in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park and Murchison falls National park are located in rural areas far from the city. Public means of transport to and from these places is scarce and usually costly. However, if you hire a car for self drive uganda travels, you could even visit places that are seldom toured as long as you find them interesting.

Imporntance of Privacy

This might be the greatest advantage of driving yourself around Uganda. A lot of people value their privacy even as they travel and a self drive uganda option is just the perfect way to do so when traveling in Uganda. Uganda has many places of interest which are so rich in culture and history that it is impossible to experience it all within a short visit. But to soak it all in, one may need to stay longer or desire to experience a place in solitude to appreciate its value fully. Renting a car with quality camping gear to enable you make camp whenever you feel like stopping a little longer is one of the ways you are guaranteed to enjoy your privacy while on holiday.

Finally, Renting a car for self drive in Uganda has surely been appreciated by many travelers and has surely been a developing means of travel and yes, especially for returning clients, However on caution, and very important to know that you can handle driving on African roads because it requires more than just the basic driving skills to maneuver through the bumpy roads, needs a lot of concentration, carefulness, persistence, driving along crazy drivers and a few mechanical skills. Some of the few self driving tips and tricks you should be sure of before opting for a self drive car rental in Uganda as well as reading through travel sites like Tripadvisor for suggestions  or you could opt to hire a car and a driver guide but still enjoy the flexibility and all the privacy of self drive in Uganda.

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7 Simple Tips Preparing For a Self Drive Safari In Uganda.

Self drive safari Uganda is with no Doubt an inspirational and exciting way to enjoy your vacation or holiday in Uganda and yes, Uganda is gifted with a wide variety of flora and fauna, not to mention the beautiful breath taking and Jaw dropping sceneries. What you will find even more thrilling is the fact that you can enjoy your holiday or vacation in the driver’s seat. All you have to do is opt on renting a car for Self drive or hiring a car and quality camping gear from a reputable car hire service provider.

However, for any self drive safari to be deemed inspirational, one ought to be well prepared so as not to be dragged by worries and small problems that could have been avoided. The last thing you need during a self drive safari is to be frustrated or worried sick because that defies the whole purpose and idea of a holiday/ vacation. Therefore, we shall be sharing some tips on how to adequately prepare for a self drive safari Uganda and hope you find them helpful as you journey through the Pearl of Africa.

Write your emergency contacts down

It is of no dought a brilliant idea to save your emergency contacts on your phone and back them up by writing them on a piece of paper in case your battery dies. Your emergency contacts should be made up of your rental car provider, your family and anyone you think is in a position to help you in case you get stranded or have an issue. Alternatively, you can always contact the police by dialing 999 if its a serious issue. Similarly, it is also a good idea to keep your loved ones and any concerned persons that matter in the loop, keeping regular communication such that people don’t get worried and anxious about what could have happened  to you. Fortunately, all the car rental Fleet at Auto Rental Uganda come with a recharging pot, So no need to worry about phone bartrey.

Carry a first aid kit

Renting a car for self drive safari uganda with Auto Rental Uganda guarantees you a car inclusive of A first aid kix Box. Considerably, You can never be certain about how smooth a road trip will go and that’s why it is very important to carry a first aid kit with you in the car. Don’t only stop at that, but also make sure the first aid kit is properly stocked with some painkillers, bandages, and bandaids. A self drive safari Uganda involves visiting places such as game parks and can involve acts such as mountain climbing which can sometimes result into minor accidents or injuries. That is precisely why you need to carry a proper first aid kit. Unattended cuts, wounds and bruises can get infected during your road trip or self drive safari Uganda but with a first aid kit, you wouldn’t have to worry about infections.

Book the car in advance

To prepare thoroughly for your safari, it would be ideal to book the car of your choice a few days or months before your trip. Looking for a car early enough before your safari provides you with plenty of time to look for an affordable car rental service which can save you money. Besides the benefit of saving money, booking a car early gives you time to inspect it before use and ensure it is in the right condition for a self drive safari in Uganda. To top it all off, you get some peace of mind knowing your means of transport are secured before you even travel.

Carry with You insect repelant

While you can never know what to expect during your safari, you can always expect insects all around you most especially in low altitudes and swampy or forested areas. Most of the insects are usually harmless although they can be a little annoying. As you are camping around the campfire, mosquitoes will be the last thing you want to disturb your peace so you should carry some insect repelant to keep away the annoying bites and stings of the insects. Alternatively, you could hire a car with excellent camping gear to keep yourself inside and the bugs outside at the same time.

Make Use of a Guide book, Driver Guide or GPS

If you are not familiar with Uganda’s road networks and destinations, you should get a GPS device to help you get around. You can also get a map showing all the different and possible routes so as not to get lost. In case you are going to a game park or touring remote destinations, it is advisable Rent a car and Driver guide who knows the area thoroughly. Rangers in game parks are usually available at the entrance and can also help you move around easily to see all the different animals in the game parks without getting lost.

Carry a camera

A self drive safari Uganda, is bound to awe you with magnificent and breath taking sights and sounds. These sights and sounds would make nice memories, and that’s precisely why you should carry a camera. The pictures you take will not only remind you of  your adventures, but will also be souvenirs of your trip in Uganda.

Travel light

Uganda is located between the tropics and is crossed by the equator and thus has a tropical climate which can get really hot. Therefore the perfect clothes for one to wear as they take a self drive safari and tour Uganda are light cotton t shirts and shorts. In case you are going to game parks filled with Savannah grasslands, cargo pants with closed shoes are the ideal gear. However, this does not mean you shouldn’t carry any sweaters or jumpers, as temperatures can drop at night, making them useful.