Thursday, 5 October 2017

Useful Information about car rental in Uganda.

Generally, car rental in Uganda is often thought of in times of travel. It is a special way to have your drive across this nation. Travelers occasionally use car rental services compared to other means of transport in Uganda due to its speed and easy accessibility in Uganda. Over the years car rental in Uganda has boosted to due to self drive as a major service offered. Travelers find themselves in request for other services like booking accommodation services, camping gear services and airport transfers services. Travelers find it difficult to obtain the above-mentioned services as individuals because of bureaucracy involved so car rental agencies in Uganda act as agents to access them easily.

 Despite the happiness and joy expected from the journey, this article informs us some important information to know about car rental in Uganda. Travelers expected to come to Uganda are to be informed about different means of transport to use and where to find them in Uganda. Below is some information to know about car rental in Uganda.

Car rates and vehicles in Uganda. The rates to rent a car in Uganda are not so alarming. They are affordable and negotiable. They range from USD 45 and above for a single. Car rental companies do not calculate the rate per distance covered like other firms in the same business do, like the uber services in Uganda.

The cars in Uganda are generally serviced to keep in good condition. They are air-conditioned and clean inside to give a good atmosphere of driving. Most of the cars in Uganda are Japan imported that are 4x4WD to maneuver the terrain hills and valleys in Uganda. The commonly used cars in Uganda and their rates are listed below.
 USD 48
 USD 45
 USD 80
 USD 75
 USD 80
 USD 80
 USD 150
 USD 145
 USD 200
 USD 190

1. High season is Mid 15th June to mid-15th October and mid-15th Dec to Mid-15th Feb
2. The prices above are quoted for car rental only per day, this excludes fuel and guide. In any case you need camping equipments and driver guide.

Parking and fuel refills. When you opt to rent a car in Uganda and opt to self drive in Uganda, be reminded of the fuel prices. The fuel rates in Uganda are not standard like the European countries. There is a small difference in their rates with the common used fuel stations like Shell and Total. Always car rental companies do not give out their car with tank. It is the responsibility of the traveler to make sure that the car’s fuel tank is enough to complete the journey he/she is supposed to travel. In addition, they advised to carry some containers in case the fuel got finished up mid-way.

Lastly are the traffic rules and regulations. All travelers expected to have a self-drive in Uganda are required to comply with the traffic rules in Uganda. While behind the wheels, they are to carry a valid driver’s license for citizens in Uganda and a valid International driving permit. The rules of traffic in Uganda are similarly to that of the British traffic rule. Some of the rules include driving on the left hand side, do not over speed, and do not drive under the influence of alcohol. As you keep, the rules on the road keep in mind the traffic road signs not to be victims to Uganda’s police force.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017


Inspection is part of the activities involved in renting car in Uganda. All what is said about car rental Uganda in order to fulfill different purpose like safari trip or business trip in Uganda need to be checked through the inspection process. It helps travelers to avoid double expenses that reduce their saving on car rental in Uganda. Double expense concerning car rental inspection refers to incurring a cost that had already been incurred by somebody or paying a damage that was already created by somebody else not you in charge of renting a car in Uganda now. Car rental companies in Uganda usually recommend travelers to thoroughly inspect in order to avoid the double expenses of replacing the cost. 

Travelers should always be concerned about the car to rent in Uganda and this be practically be involved through inspection. This is how one can inspect the car before going into a contractual agreement with the car rental company in Uganda. 

Go with whom you know. 

In order not to create bias about car rental in Uganda, it’s always advised to use a car rental company that you know or what your friends have recommended to use on your trip in Uganda. A person whom you know is far better to use during inspecting process. He/ she recommend and give advice on what to do in his absence. You gain confidence to ask and explain on different things that had happened to the car and how to use the car on the roads in Uganda or any other destination in Uganda.

Take your time. 

Whether you are in a hurry, inspecting a car in Uganda needs to be given time before signing the contractual agreement. You need to be answered some questions before going into the process. You need to know whether there is another inspection when you return the car. What happens in case you return the car pas the agreed time in the contract? Will the company be working at the time I return the car after usage? All these have to be answered before renting a car in Uganda.
Inspect it together. 

Besides going with whom you know, inspect the car together with the car rental agent to avoid disagreements that may rise up. Check for scraps and marks that may exist on the car. You may take photos of the scraps that you may come across on the car. Check the crucial areas of the car like back bumper especially the lower end, side panels, door areas around the key slots and the front areas of the bumper. After checking, the crucial areas ask the car rental agent if you can either have a road test if the brakes, gears are in good conditions.

Inspect inside and outside of the car. 

This is the actual inspecting of the car. Make sure that the car you are about to rent in Uganda is in good condition to ensure that you have a successful trip. The car exterior includes the car body, car tyres, car doors and windows. The interior parts to be inspected include the oil, brakes and all other parts in the car carbonate.