Friday, 15 September 2017

Car rental experience on a self-drive adventure in Uganda.



Excitement, briefing and laughter are some of the verbs explaining the self-drive adventure experience in Uganda. The trip begins with a warm welcome from one of Uganda’s car rental company agents at the airport introducing the highlights of the adventure before you. Together with the agent, you go through a thoroughly inspection of the car ready to be used on the road. All to wait is to sign a document that contains the terms and conditions for usage of the car and present to the agent your passport book and a photocopy of your driving license, of course accompanied by a deposit fee or the whole sum fee for the car rental service if you had not cleared earlier. Only a short time and patience is needed to go through this simple exercise and begin your awaited self-drive adventure in Uganda.

At this time, you are already behind the wheels of the car heading towards your preferred destination in Uganda. As already said that it is a self-drive trip, you drive at own pace, making different stops at different stages you would wish. All to see is the lush green tropical savanna vegetation around and some hills as you travel ahead of your preferred destination in Uganda. The rules on the road in Uganda are strict as officers enforce the laws, checking for the driving license and other items on the car whether it is in good condition. 

The journey on the road is always hectic if you did not fill enough fuel in the tank. To make it worse you have a tire puncture in the middle of the journey no one to give assistance since you know none in Uganda apart from the relationship with the car rental company in Uganda. The only option is to call the car rental’s telephone number on top of the document you signed while still at the airport or at the office. The response from the office is to wait for long hours up to when the company’s mechanic in the area you got stuck arrives and the journey resumes normally after fixing the problem. This becomes worse in the weird hours of the night, risky and insecure because you did not know the insurance policy of company and you too did not come with your insurance policy.

The whole day spent on the journey with difficulties to fix on the car. Have a rest in a secure known hotel in Uganda that provides basic services to clients like Wi-Fi to communicate to your home people explaining the first experience of self-drive in Uganda on car rental in Uganda. The second day comes with a beautiful sunshine rise in the morning, another day to write in your history of adventure. On the second day of your trip, you a variety of activities to be done where you will accomplish some of missions as to why you had rent a car for self drive in Uganda. Uganda has different attractions to see in some of its national parks. You have to spend the whole day with car experiencing another adventure in Uganda while in the national parks.

Given un limited mileage of kilometers with your car, you continuously do the same things everyday till your period comes to an end experiencing many different adventure on a self drive including the flora and fauna of Uganda. On the last day, you will have to call the rental company through the phone and inform them where to find the car or you enjoy another self-drive as you are driving back to the car rental offices.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Tips to drive across the pearl of Africa.



Known as the pearl of Africa, Uganda is a world travel destination where to practice self drive techniques on the road. Self-drive in Uganda is what every traveller would wish to do for his/her safari journey to explore the highlights of this country at his/her own time. Uganda’s major attractive places are accessed through cars that are 4x4WD since they are located in the rift valleys and mountains that make the cars unable to pass through the roads in difficult times like the rainy times. This is the reason as to why car rental companies in Uganda came into existence. To help travellers with the means  of transport  to use, for people who don’t have them and wish to travel and other travellers who have cars  that are not yet in use due to other  reasons like  mechanical  problems and cars awaiting other documents to move on the roads  Uganda.

To drive across the pearl of Africa you need to be well versed with some techniques since some travellers are traveling for their first time in Uganda.

Get used to Uganda’s road signs and regulations. Having in mind, like any country, Uganda has a body that governs the roads across. Most of the road signs are similar to the British rules governing the high way code. For a safe self drive in Uganda one has to apprehend to the signs .The common signs  that are seen are the zebra crossing round about , turn left arrow and other signs that are  regularly seen along the high way.  Among the rules that car rental companies in Uganda will upfront before their travellers include; Drive while sober, Keep left while driving in Uganda; Do not over speed while driving and many others.

Make enough preparations for a self-drive in Uganda. Since most of the places to visit in Uganda are miles away from the city Kampala, Rental car companies in Uganda advise their travellers to have enough sleep before setting off for a safari. It is argued against travellers to drive while tired as this arises fatigue and unconsciousness to their bodies. Immediately after the flight, car rental agencies in Uganda are glad to drop their travellers to the hotels to have enough rest and preparations for the next day of a self-drive in Uganda.

Inspect the car before you start the journey. Immediately you are given the keys to start the journey, inspect the car together with the car rental agent sent to you to avoid expenses that were caused by earlier damages before using the car for your purpose. This is done by taking photos of the car as evidence. Go for road test together with the car rental agent and find out if the car is ready and in good condition for the road.

Drive a car that you are familiar too. Most travelers always have problems with cars that they rent in Uganda especially if they not used to drive them.  This has been seen to by travellers who go by bandwagon, instead of using auto transmission cars they go for manual transmitted cars in Uganda and verse visa.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

3 Signs that you are ready for a Ugandan self-drive encounter.



By the fact that you are ready and prepared for a holiday vacation, hiring a car in Uganda should be your immediate companion for transport means. Having a vacation is a process that involves various activities. Car rental is among the activities to be on the fore agenda of your safari.  It is not a matter of getting a car in Uganda but what service are you ready to take. Uganda as tourist destination has a number of car rental services to provide to their travelers and make them feel comfortable and relaxed with Uganda’s Eco system. Self-drive in Uganda is one of the most desired car rental services because it involves self-motivation where you do everything on your own. Besides self-drive, camping gear services, airport transfers services; hotel and accommodation are among the services to engage with car rental agencies in Uganda.  With much eager, waiting for the day to start your vacation journey, below are signs that shows you are ready for a self-drive trip across the jungles of Uganda.
1.Preparations taken to reach the last day.
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Before you are set for the last day to get your flight, actions speak louder than words, you start telling your friends about  your forth coming  journey to Uganda, ask what should I pack for my journey, go to the market and shop various camping clothes and if  possible ask friends who have ever gone to  Uganda. Since your aim is to have a self drive in Uganda, all your minds will be focused about different cars to use in Uganda and what you expect on your safari drive in Uganda.
2.Get familiar to your own car at home. 

After knowing what car to use for your trip in Uganda, you get involved to different road tests, get used to some road signs and regulation on the road.  The road signs and regulations in Uganda are similar to those colonized by the Great Britain. You wonder yourself how the roads of Uganda maintained. The information is that most roads in Uganda are well maintained to the East African standards and surfaced. The only difference is that most roads off the highways are un surfaced making them impassable for small cars in Uganda that are not 4X4WD during bad climate like the rainy seasons  where roads are ,muddy and slippery. Getting used to your home car, helps you  not to find difficulties  to operate Uganda’s car rental vehicles since most of them are  japan imported cars though a few American and UK models
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3.You never leave the internet. 

This is the major thing that you are ready and set for the car rental in Uganda and probably goes for self drive in Uganda. Your search will focus at the various car rental services served by car rental agencies in Uganda. You cannot leave the internet without seeing the reviews of different people concerning a given car rental company in Uganda that you are yet to use as your service provide. As a person who likes to travel, you will experience a few of the signs; Preparations in advance, get used to your family car and be addicted to the internet.