When my friends came to Uganda, renting a car was one thing they were sure they would do. With a small group, they wanted to be flexible and comfortable of a car they would as friends so there were four agencies to choose from for road trip through the pearl of Africa and for a minimum of seven days. Their plan was to self drive in Uganda from the capital Kampala to the Murchison Falls along the Nile and from the Nile to Kibale National park and Bwindi National Park but it was impossible since they knew nothing on the routes to the park though it was going to be a tiresome trip but an exciting one.
How they chose what car to use.
Obviously, they needed something big enough to fit all the four and their luggage. An Extended Toyota Land Cruiser was necessary since they had a travel guide who knew well the roadmap from Kampala to Murchison to Kibale and lastly to Bwindi National Park to track the Gorillas
Without renting this car and the help of the travel guide, they would not have made it back to Kampala since they were first time travelers to the pearl of Africa. They decided to keep calm and follow the guide’s instructions and archived their first itinerary at the falls. In the park, the roads were unpaved. They definitely said it was a bit good to explore the jungles of the park.
Due to its comfort ability, they persisted to use the same car until the end of their safari in Uganda. It maneuvered to move through the terrain mountainous areas of Bwindi since it was a 4×4 wheel drive
If you are not coming with many people and do not need a big car, the recommendation is a Toyota Rav4 which is ideal for small families or couples and comfortable to self drive
If you are planning to move around the city and visit Kampala’s attraction centers as well like the Namugongo shrine, Kasubi Tombs, still a Toyota Rav4,a Toyota Land Cruiser will be fine on a self drive
A customized van is also another choice if your group is large or seniors. It is good for budget travelers. They have the most room and it is recommended to take it for game drive as they do the best in poor road conditions of Uganda however it’s given with a driver
Get in-depth information about the type of cars available at some of Uganda’s car rental fleet? Look at pictures of the different cars you can rent in Uganda that you can check out here.