June 22, 2024

What You Need To Know About Hiring A Car In Uganda In 2024

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Uganda is quickly turning into one of best tourist destinations in Africa and much of this can be attributed to the variety of wildlife and cultural attractions and also the peace and good communication and transport network. Thousands of tourists flock the parks and towns under the guidance of a driver or on an adventure packed self drive road trip but here are a few things you need to know if you plan to rent a car in Uganda this 2020 year. Read through and get in touch with us for more information.

Book with trusted car rental agency  – There are a variety of car rental companies in Uganda but not all are trusted and reliable , the company reputation is shown by reviews from past clients, engagement on social media , valid physical address, contacts and affiliates or group belonging. Tristar Africa Skimmer Safaris is an established safari and car hire agency that has been serving clients for over 6 years and is surely a company you can trust.

Book the right car – Just like there are a variety of Uganda car rental companies, so are various rental cars available categorized into sedans, 4×4 station wagons, Safari vans and Mini buses all offered and varying rates and conditions. Hire a car that suits the number of people you will be traveling with and can handle the terrain of the area you will be visiting.

Obey Traffic regulations –  You are supposed to drive on the left side in Uganda, always strap your seat belt, avoid over speeding, over taking , over loading and most importantly don’t forget to carry your driving permit or passport for identification in case you fall into the hands of traffic police.

Entrance & Parking Fees –  Entrance fee for 8 wildlife parks is at US$ 40 per person with vehicle entrance price at US$ 20 per car but there is not entrance fee for Bwindi, Mgahinga and Kibale forests as they are included in the primate trekking permits. Other local attractions like Kabaka’s lake, Namugongo martys shrine, Musuem can go as low as US$ 10 per person.

If you plan on hiring a car in Uganda this 2020 and still wondering what to do, what to avoid, where and with whom to book, then the above points can help you make the right decision for a successful road trip around the Pearl Of Africa. We hope these Uganda car rental tips will help you enjoy a safe and comfortable road trip. To rent a car in Uganda , simply send us an email to booking@tristarafricaskimmersafaris.com or call us on +256-758540071 to speak with our reservations personel.