What to Pack for a Self Drive Safari in Uganda
Guide to packing List on Self Drive Safari in Uganda
Car Rental Congo is among the reliable car rental companies that offer Self-drive Safaris in Uganda for holidaymakers or even car rental with experienced drivers. We have prepared a complete guide to help you plan a Self Drive in Uganda, the packing list for your uganda Safari.
It’s almost Road Trip time, and you’ve started to think about what exactly you need to pack to keep your show on the road. Whether you are doing a cross country road trip, driving through Uganda’s incredible destinations, you need to consider some things to pack.
All the Car Rental Congo fleets that are used on Self drive Uganda on short and long term rental, Our Uganda cars have a cigar lighter to power your devices, but you will need to bring your own audio and USB cables. If you use Spotify, do not forget to download your favorite road trip songs so you can listen to them offline. Audiobooks are also great fun to listen to during long drives, or whilst sitting around a campfire or lying in your tent (try a thriller!). Don’t forget to download Maps.me on your phone before you travel, so you can drive and walk around using GPS without needing to connect to the internet.
Take a look at the camping gear list on the car rental Congo website to see whether it contains everything you need. A power bank comes in handy if you’re going to be camping a lot. A fleece blanket is nice for chilling on the grass or covering up on chillier nights. Definitely bring insect repellent and sunblock, as these are available, but more expensive, in Uganda. The interior highlands are cooler in the evenings, so bring a fleece or jumper. Kampala, and to a lesser extent Entebbe and Jinja, have well-stocked supermarkets and pharmacies, where you can buy a lot of essentials in case you forgot something. Obviously, this is not the case in rural towns and villages.
From Kampala, always bring chicken stock, canned tuna, olives, capers, coconut milk, parmesan cheese, and chorizo (keeps well in warm temperatures for quite a few days). Good olive oil and truffle oil (makes every salad or pasta taste good). Couscous is easier to prepare than rice. For breakfast, I bring filter coffee, muesli, jam, and nuts. Pancakes are a good substitute for bread and milk and you can buy them everywhere.
Stocking up on supplies for some serious bush cooking. We’ve noticed that not many travelers cook their main meals when camping in Uganda. Either that or you just clean the utensils very thoroughly; This is understandable, as food at Ugandan lodges is generally good and cheap. We are personally big fans of cooking in the bush, and messing about while buying all the groceries is half the fun.
Uganda is very fertile and you can buy a lot of tasty vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, and tropical fruits such as pineapple, mango, and passion fruits from small food stalls along the road. Many people use Swahili spices in their food, so you can easily stock up on things like coriander, ginger, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. Kampala also has a lot of well-stocked supermarkets where you can buy all kinds of western products, whereas provincial towns obviously have less variety. However, you should be able to find canned/dried foods like beans, rice, pasta, and noodles as well as eggs, milk, water, and of course… Coca- Cola. Quite impressive how they’ve organized their distribution with outreach to even the smallest villages deep in rural Africa.