Traveling in a rental car in a new destination like Uganda is a great adventure of its own. There are 3 active ways for tourists to connect to their destinations in Uganda; road transport, air and water. The most popular and commonly used is road transportation, thus need for a comfortable Uganda car rental for all your ground travel.
Even if you took domestic flights to places such as Kihihi airstrip (Kabale), Kisoro airstrip, connecting to prime gorilla safari destinations like Bwindi National Park or Mgahinga National Park requires a good vehicle. Luckily, we have you sorted with a list of rental cars that guarantee you remarkably a memorable road trip.
Car rental in Uganda comes at the most affordable rates. A self guided holiday will enable you travel like local and explore the beautiful Uganda – a Country Gifted by Nature. Whether you are hiring a car in Uganda with us for business trips, city tours, game safaris, or company retreat, there are readily available options for you. Ever wondered why car rental services in Uganda have become most popular? Well, this article takes you through the top 5 reasons to rent a car;
To 5 reasons to rent a car
Opportunity to discover new things/experiences/destinations
Renting a car in Uganda and embarking on a road trip with it is beyond fun one gets while behind the wheels. It comes with ultimate opportunity for you discover a lot more about Uganda –the Pearl of Africa. A road trip in Uganda using a rental car offers tourists ultimate freedom and flexibility while exploring the country. This is a lifetime opportunity which you won’t get while on public transport like buses.
From the moment you set off from the city centre (Kampala capital/Entebbe city) to any direction –east, west, north or south, there starts your exploration. Taking the western route, enjoy the scenic countryside characterized by green vegetation and expect to make stopover in different spots such as the Equator crossing, Igongo cultural centre, and others or visit the finest parks in the western circuit.
The popular parks in the western side of Uganda and accessible by car include Queen Elizabeth National Park (for wildlife safaris/game viewing –watch the tree climbing lions while lazing on the tree branches), Kibale Forest National Park –the primate capital of the world; Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Semuliki National Park, and go to the farthest southwest to visit mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
The eastern circuit of Uganda is one of the least explored regions, but holds plenty of attractions unique from those in the west. The eastern circuit allows you visit sites such as Ssezibwa falls, Mabira forest, Sipi falls, the Source of the Nile River, Mount Elgon National Park and go as far as Kidepo Valley National Park, Pian Upe Wildlife, and Matheniko Reserves for amazing game viewing in northeastern Uganda.
Renting a car guarantees you a safe and secure road trip, the fact that you will be with professional and experienced driver. There are driver guides with experience and knowledge on each of the routes leading to Uganda’s tourist destinations. When driving, they pay keen attention and can give advice on areas with unique attractions.
Time & money saving
Hiring a car and driver can save you the stress of navigating through routes that you have no knowledge while connecting to your destinations. With your experienced driver behind the wheels, you can reach your destination in the shortest time compared to if you took a road trip by yourself and get lost. Getting lost may mean waste of time and fuel –all these important resources if you looking at achieving a successful trip.
Interaction with locals
Renting a car and embarking on a trip with it, plus a driver is amazingly one incredible way to meet and interact with locals. If you are interested in people’s cultures and tradition, then hiring a car with a driver should be a must-do. The driver guide will make it easier for you to interact with locals as he will be available to interpret to you and locals.
Be your own boss
A road trip using a rental car in Uganda allows you to be a boss of your own. A self-drive tour in Uganda leaves you to be sole manager of your travel plan, and you can’t get this if you traveled using public transport. With rental cars, you can decide to change routes as you wish, and have unlimited fun.