Self Guided Trip with a Driver in Uganda
Some clients prefer self-driving trips but when they have some issues with driving for long distances, we have the option of hiring a driver and go with him on the trip.
Some of the problems that some clients have with driving are here, getting back pain when seating behind the steering for long time, having problems with sight, having issues with driving on highways or busy centers, having problems with reading some sigh posts on highways (language problem).
With 4×4 Uganda Rentals the above issue can be handled by allowing you to go with a driver and help you in places when you are unable to drive. Our drivers can also give you directions to different destinations, advice you accordingly on the lodges, suggest good short cuts, advice on the time some activities start.
Our driver guides also give information on different tourist attractions like on game drives, they can explain the nature and behaviors of some animals, they can help and lead you to some tracks where specific animals are found
Driver guides can also find good camping sites in case you go with rooftop tent or ground tents. This will give you freedom on your trip and you will not get stressed with looking for certain information.
It doesn’t matter if you are going on a short term or long trip, hiring a driver and driving sometimes is possible. It can be solo trip, group tours/ rentals or couple.
Our driver guides can drive each and every type of the car whether luxury, or budget cars, small SUV or big land cruiser jeeps. There is also an option of hiring more than one car and going with one driver to guide you on a safari.Read More
Top Car Rental Vehicle Options in Uganda
The car rental business is very wide, with many operators providing various services. Some have maiden rentals for city services and others have expanded to offer unlimited mileage cruising. When what is your need? Should it be a city cruise or hire your vehicle seat behind the wheels and find your next destination after kilometers drives. All these are solved with which vehicle you need.
Right, let’s discuss car rental for unlimited mileage in Uganda. Is it charity, business or safari? There are several rental cars in Uganda available and customized to ensure the best services. With this write-up we bring you various car rentals that are available in Uganda for longer destinations/ journey.
These vehicles range according to their rates, strength, and carrying capacity. So, for solo travelers, couples, groups, family, business, and safari. This is helpful to you when looking forward to choosing that best rental.
The 4×4 Toyota Rav4 is one cheapest sporty SUV that can serve through all terrains. Rent a 4×4 Rav4 to enjoy the unlimited drive through the dusty plateaus of Karamoja to the highlands of Kigezi. The Rav4 models available for rental in Uganda is the 1996-2005 models that come in two modes of the Rav4 short which is scarce and the Rav4 long.
The Rav4 was designed with comfortable interior, robust shell and compact. The 4×4 Rav4 spare is popular enabling easy repair at any area of mechanical breakdown. The vehicle features the engine size of 23662cc of patrol consumption. On average one litter of fuel can drive about 8km proving the economic fuel efficiency.
Rav4 are available for self-drive rental and can as well hire it with a driver. The Rav4 rental is available for border crossing to Rwanda but not available for trips going to Kenya and Tanzania.
The Rav4 rental comes along with functioning A/C, USB port, Functioning dashboard, automatic transmission. The rental is best for solo and couple travelers, however, the Rav4 has a maximum capacity of 5 passengers.
Land cruiser Prado TX/TZ
The Toyota Land cruiser Prado TX/TZ almost have the same specification. The comfort, space, and high driving position of the Toyota land cruiser Prado land cruiser gives it that unmatched possession. It’s a strong vehicle to drive through off the beaten path designed with a high road clearance.
The TX/TZ customized for safari Uganda are older models of 1998, however these are maintained in a perfect mechanical position to ensure a greater deal. For business purposes and VIP transfers. The Japan made Toyota Land Cruiser Prado TX/TZ features either a patrol or diesel engine, features either automatic or manual transmission.
The land cruiser Prado TX is the best presentation for rooftop tent camping safaris. And for safaris are customized with a roof pop-up for wildlife viewing. The land cruiser Prado TX/TZ are widely available for self-drive trips. When opting for a private, comfortable and reliable car rental, consider renting the 4×4 land cruiser TX. The land cruiser TX/TZ are fitting for both budget and mid-range travelers, and for both safari and business.
Land Cruiser V8/ GX/ VX Rental
The Toyota land cruiser V8/VX is a great utility fulltime 4×4 with the high ground clearance. For the overrated luxury comfort, the land cruiser V8 bargains the best suggestion. Hire a 4×4 land cruise for the unlimited mileage drive. It’s the finest presentation for luxury safari and business trips. The land cruiser feature the super interior fitted with airbag seats, functioning A/C and, adjustable seats for relaxing on long drives.
The land cruiser V8 is the luxury business, VIP airport transfers and luxury safaris. The V8 rental comfortably accommodates 5 passengers, with spacious boot for quite large luggage. For safari purposes V8/VX customized rooftop tent camping, and for safari with pop-up.
The luxurious V8 can be hired for self-drive trips, it’s an easy to drive vehicle. It’s a 5 door posh drive with a central lock. The 4×4 land cruiser V8/VX comes with automatic transmission, with either a patrol or diesel engine. This is the all-terrain cruiser possibly drive to even the off the beaten path.
Toyota land cruiser 70 series (safari land cruiser)
The customized 4×4 safari land cruiser is the African all terrain hulk. These are quality safari vehicles, well maintained that comes with friendly and professional driver. The 4×4 safari land cruiser (land cruiser 70 series) is a safari darling of Africa. Incredible adventure encounters with the 4×4 safari land cruiser. These are clear carriers for VIP, and all luxury safaris and normal safaris into the wildlife rewarding jungles of African.
The 4×4 safari land cruiser is customized with highest ground clearance amongst all other safari vehicles. The vehicle has the occupancy of 5 up to the maximum of 7 occupancy. It’s designed with the pop-up roof for perfect wildlife at angle 360.
The 4×4 safari land cruiser features spacious interior with comfortable airbag seats, enough space for luggage. It has functioning A/C, charging ports, freezer (fridge) and CD drive for music if interested. The 4×4 safari land cruiser is available for rent with a driver. The land cruiser has a diesel engine and comes with the manual transmission.
These are proven for cruises across borders to Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. For shorter normal land cruiser of 5 sitter are available for self-drive and the longer stretched safari land cruisers are only available for rental with a driver.
The 4X4 van rental is available in Toyota Hiace, Drones and super custom. Vans are among the top options preferred by groups in need of self drive in Uganda and can come with the class mainly for budget and mid-range travelers. The vans feature spacious comfortable seats, and large space for cargo which sets them fitting for group trips. The van is perfect presentation for group safaris, the vans are customized for safari drives with a pop-up for wildlife viewing. The vans are available for airport transfers, business trips. Van are as well presentable for VIP airport transfers.
Van rentals have a fulltime four wheel drive to drive to even off the beaten path. The rental features functioning A/C, charging ports, working USB and CD drive. When in need of the van rental for any purpose, don’t hesitate contacting our reservation desk.
The Coaster bus that accommodate the capacity of 24 passengers up to 36 passengers. The coaster bus rentals are well maintained in both interior and exterior. The Toyota coaster is fun, experience luxury and entertainment with a more classy option. With larger groups make it to travel at once to your destination comfortably. The coaster are fulltime four wheel drive can drive and ramble across all terrains.
The coaster rentals are mechanically kept in a perfect condition. Renting a coaster bus are only available with a driver, and comes along with experienced English speaking driver. It features a TV screen to keep you entertained for longer drives, charging ports are extended to every seat, and comfortable seats. The seating arrangements offer enough leg space for relaxing, large luggage space.
The coaster buses are available for business, safaris, and airport transfers, one day excursions for both short and longer distance. The coaster are also offered offers for long and short term rentals and a favoring rates. The rates of 4×4 coaster rental is relatively cheaper to cater for larger groups at all times.
The coaster buses are quite raised from the ground making them favorably able to drive through all the terrain. Hire a 4×4 coaster bus and travel in style. Reach out to our reservation desk to book the coaster for your next group trip.
Pros of Ground camping on self-guided safaris in Uganda
There are various ways you can enjoy an adventure trip to Uganda. These can range from; a normal pre-planned Safari package with a tour company to back packing, self-drive safaris as well as outdoor camping.
However, camping is becoming popular and considered one of the cheapest ways one can feel the closer touch to the natural gifts of fauna and flora that the ‘pearl of Africa’ offers. Camping is much popular in wildlife parks of Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls among others as well as forest reserves.
It isn’t a must that to get a memorable camping experience, you have to contact a travel agent to organize for you a fully packaged trip. There are other various ways such as planning yourself a self-guided trip either alone or with family and may be friends. The best way here however would be hiring a vehicle for self-drive as well as the necessary camping gear.
A number of Uganda Car hire companies also do camping equipment rentals. However, before choosing a car to hire, you have two decide on which mode of camping you would prefer on either ground or car top.
With Ground camping, you hire a car of your choice for instance a Rav 4, Land cruiser or Safari Van and camping gear separately. This mainly comes with a ground tent that is pitched to the ground plus other stuff required for camping such as Cooking gas, cooking utensils, cutlery, tables and chairs, bedding among others.
On the other hand, Car top camping requires hiring a vehicle option with a car top/ roof top tent. This also comes with the same other camping equipment.
Advantages of Ground Tents over Car top tents
- The ground tent can be better in times when you want to set up for instance a week long camp in the same place and then use your car to go for excursions. This is because you can’t set up your roof top tent and drive away. You have to pull down the tent each time. It also becomes hard if you need to leave something in your campsite to hold your spot since you will be moving with all your essentials along with the vehicle.
Therefore, if you want to set up a tent for several days and move the car in the meantime, a ground tent would be better.
- To some point though minimal, the roof top tent would negatively affect the driving of the vehicle mostly on roads in poor conditions as it raises your center of gravity. This may affect some driving instances such as in high-speed cornering.
- Price of renting a rooftop tent vehicle is a bit higher than that of hiring separate vehicle with camping gear. Taking the same example of a Land cruiser TX or TZ, when it comes with a rooftop tent, it can be hired at around $85 per day whereas renting it with separate camping gear can be at around $75 ($65 for the vehicle and $10 for camping gear). It is also possible to hire a smaller cheaper car such as a Rav4 with camping gear.
- Ground tents can take any number of people at the same time as compared to the car top that are limited. Most Car top tents available in Uganda cannot take more than 5 people; i.e the tent capacity of the Single tented Land cruiser only takes two people while the double roof tented cannot accommodate more than five. With ground tents, you can get any size you want right from the single to one that can accommodate 8 people or more.