All You Need To Know About Self Drive In Uganda In 2022

Uganda has become one of the top safari destinations in Africa thanks to its diversity of wildlife species , local and international attractions plus the weather welcoming locals and security to top it all off. For the start, the road network in Uganda is currently in good condition and upgraded therefore you have not to worry about the condition of the roads. All roads have enough and easy-to-view sign-posts that will guide you on how to drive on each part of the city and upcountry.

An adventure self drive in Uganda national parks, city and villages offers tourists a chance to explore at their own pace and time, a rarity when it comes to guided safaris.

Tips on helping you plan your own self drive trip.

Tip 1: Plan

Take some time with your travel partner in case you are traveling two or more , or even if you are one on this trip, to sit down and plan well for destinations you would like, how many days you will be spending in the area. If you have trouble in planning please do contact Travel Company so that they can help you make an orderly itinerary. This saves you backtracking in the itinerary or double trekking hence making you so tired.

Tip 2: Get all the information about the country

Make sure you get and study all the information about the areas you will be driving through, meaning study about the cities, villages and attractions in most of the areas you will be driving through. This can help you know what to expect on the road. For example if you are driving western Uganda, visiting the equator is part of the whole adventure; therefore you have to know where to find the equator. Though it is still safe to book your self-drive trip with a professional tour company.

Tip 3: Get to know what you need

After inquiring about your soon upcoming road trip, get to know what you need for the trip. Know what to carry and what not to bring along. It is not advisable to move with pet animals along like cats and others in parks. It is safe to carry both warm and thin clothes for both cold and warm season as Uganda is endowed with both climatic changes. Get a GPS, the Global Positioning System, this gadget is very useful on your road trip as it guides you on the distance and the area you are. Make sure you have all your important identification documents like driving license, passport and other valid documents like park entrance permits, tracking permits in case you have any tracking activities.

Tip 4: Hire the right car

Make sure you are hiring the right car for the purpose of your travel. If you are going to be having business travel around the city then salon cars do serve the need. Knowing the right car to use saves you the trouble and frustration you may incur in-case the vehicle is not helping at all. Contact the tour company for the type of vehicle that can suit the desired purpose of the trip.

Tip 5: Payment mode

Now having settled all your requirements for the self drive trip, make your payment with the reservations company and make sure to get all the receipts showing confirmation of your trip. Paying 100% rental gives you a stress-free adventure as you don’t have to panic over calls asking for a balance payment. Finish your payment before the tour starts. Please do provide your contact details, so that you keep in touch with the rental company in case of any challenge on the road you can be reached easily.

To book a self drive trip in Uganda today, simply send us an email to or call us on +256-758540071 to speak with our team of travel experts. We also organize self drive trips in Kenya for all types of travelers including solo tourists, couples, families and small groups.

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