A self drive tour or simply self driving is a road trip where one rents a car and navigates a route by oneself without the assistance of a guide/ driver but only a GPS and sometimes without one. The freedom and privacy the self drive option offers will give any traveler that adventure they have always dreamed of. Of all the amazing tourist destinations in Africa, a safari in Uganda is regarded as one of the best adventures that offers you chance to encounter a variety of wildlife species and indigenous tribes in just a short period of time. From the rare mountain gorillas, Big Five to the lush green tropical forest, spectacular landscapes and beautiful water bodies, any adventure seeker and nature lover will easily get addicted to the Pearl Of Africa.
However before you plan on driving yourself around Uganda , we at Uganda Car Rental Services have compiled a few Frequently Asked Questions about self drive in Uganda that will help you get around safely , cheaply and most importantly make the right deal that suits your budget as well as personal interests.
Question 1 – How old do i need to be to rent a car in Uganda?
Answer – You can rent a car for self drive from Uganda Car Rental Services as long as you are above 20 years of age with a valid driving license. We strongly advise you have at-least 4 years driving experience if you want to get behind the steering wheel and explore the country on your own.
Question 2 – How can i book a car ?
Answer – You can make reservation online by filling in this short contact form or by sending an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can visit our office on Morning star tower situated along the Kampala-Entebbe road in Najjanankumbi or just call the help line on +256-700135510/ +256-414699459 and speak to our reservations team.
Question 3- What is cheapest car for self drive in Uganda ?
Answer – A self-drive trip requires a 4×4 car that can handle all types of terrain and weather and that’s why a safari car is the best choice , these car types include the Land Cruiser Prado, Toyota Rav4, Safari Land Cruiser, Nissan Patrol, Super custom van and Safari Minivan but among all these cars, one of the cheapest safari cars for rent in Uganda is the Rav4 and Land Cruiser ranging from US$ 45 to US$ 70 per day depending on the number of days you wish to use it.
Question 4- Where do i pick up the rental car ?
Answer – You can pick up the car at our office, the airport or any other specified destination (hotel/residence) of your choice. A driver and representative from Uganda Car Rental Services will deliver the car to you at a your favored time giving you that care worth every penny you pay. When you book a car fore self drive safari in Uganda with us, rest assured you will get it in time in which ever destination you are in at that particular time.
Question 5 – Can I drop off the car at different location ?
Answer – No , the car will be dropped off at the same location you picked it from only for the case of Kampala city, you can drop it off at any place within Kampala or Entebbe and we will pick it up at no extra charge.
Question 6- What rental car fuel types are available for hire ?
Answer – We offer both diesel and petrol fueled cars for hire at Uganda Car Rental Services, just make a choice and we will get it for you. Diesel and Petrol fuel rates range from US$ 1 to 1.5 which is around 3200 to 3400 depending on fuel type.
Question 7 – What is the fuel policy for renting a car in Uganda?
Answer- We deliver the car to you with a full tank and expect it to be delivered back to us in the same manner and if the car is returned less than full tank, you will charged an extra fee to compensate for the missing fuel capacity. All our Uganda self drive cars are offered based on unlimited mileage so you visit any place as long as you pay for your own fuel.
Question 8 – What if i return the car late ?
Answer – If you return the car a few hours late on the final day , you wont be charged by majority of car rental companies in Uganda but if you dare make a mistake of returning it a day later, then expect to pay an extra fee for the same amount you paid per day. It’s advisable to contact the reservations team and let them know about your wish to extend the number of rental days, you might even get a discount.
There are variety of inquiries tourists ask about self drive in Uganda but the above 8 are the most frequently asked questions most of them never miss out on. To inquire about renting a car in Uganda , simply send us an email to email@example.com or call us on +256-700135510 ton speak with the reservations team.