The trends of hiring a car in Uganda for a road trip has become so admirable by many travelers, this traveling style suggest a comfortable a privacy way of enjoying an adventure or even a business trip at a tensionless pace of drive. Though sometimes self-drive Road trip trails seems to be complicated, we are tips to comprehend its complicity. But don’t hesitate renting a car to let you through the busy towns and the remote countryside of the pearl of Africa.
When decided to rent a car for the privacy admired safari, can decide to either rent a car a self-drive or renting a car with a driver. Have you made your car rental choice? There is nothing which empowers a traveler liking seating behind the wheels of the car rental and dictate on where to go, which time to drive, where to make a stopover. There’re varieties of car rental fleets that one can choice from. All car rental agencies around the country can suggest that reliable model of the vehicle to make your trip colorful. The fleet arrangements go with questions of how people are traveling. Where to go? And the purpose of your traveling, but should know that besides advice by car hire agencies the first priority is the customer desires.
After knowing all the above statement, it fixes the suitable and comfortable vehicle. When renting a car in Uganda there are ranges of fleets of 4×4 including the cheapest RAV4 fitting for 3 people, 4×4 (safari land cruiser TX and V8, Nisan patron, land cruiser JX) are all fit for a group of 4 travelers, lands cruiser hard top and Toyota hiace (Omni bus) fit for 5 to 9 people, and for the larger group consider hiring the coaster.
Thing to note when hiring a car in Uganda
Terms and condition
An interesting part to consider when opt to hiring a car in Uganda is looking at the terms and conditions agreement which dictate on everything concerning the car hire. This is always signed at the hour of picking up the vehicle but it elaborates everything to follow when seated in the car rental. It’s important you first read through not to follow in traps of innocence, actually at the time of booking can ask to know the terms and conditions of a car hire agency before wiring you money to secure a car. Whatever happens on the car rental in your hands is well prescribed in the agreement and signing on it, this discloses the actual gist of the agreement.
Eligibility to hiring a car
First and foremost one must be at the age of 18 and above to kick on the roads of Uganda and drive. In additional it’s important to keep your valid driving license at hand whenever asked for it, in actual sense it also difficult for any car rental company to hire out their vehicle to a person who is not legible to drive according to Uganda traffic laws. Whenever on an adventurous self-drive in Uganda expect to encounter road blocks where you can be stopped and asked to present both identification documents and driving license which must always be at hand to avoid uncalled for circumstances which can include impounding your car or even arrest you if you don’t have them.
Safety and security
Is Uganda a safe country for one opting to hiring a car and take on a self-drive road trip adventure to the remotest part of the country? Yes, with no hesitations I remain firm to write that Uganda is a safe country for a private road trip even to the remotest part of the country. Though the previous civil wars and drops of political unrests, this is not scarily many traveler both on private self-drive trips and those on guided trips have experience a successful moment when explore the fabulous beauty of this tiny east African interior. The long stories of Kony rebels, and ADF has vanished, so deciding to go for comfortable self-drive road trip is safe in Uganda. However, when driving in Uganda should not go beyond the recommended hours from 6am to 6pm to avoid possible night robbers, and driving through the streets of Kampala should keep your door mirror raised.
Traffic guide line
In Uganda we drive on the left, if you’re not used to this rent a car with a driver, adhere to the road signs across the country. Also should know this, when driving within the city center be careful with other drivers, most of the taxi drivers and bodaboda bikers in the city center drive recklessly and whenever driving should be alert of them to avoid uncalled for situations including misfortunes.Read More
Choosing the right Uganda self-drive car rental for your road trip can save you a lot. Hiring a rental car for a self-drive Uganda is the wisest choice to make. Not only does come with the most flexible road trip, making stopovers at your own wish and choosing which tourist sites to visit but also assures you of total privacy while on road trip. Today, self-drive trips have become more famous than ever before and undoubtedly, exceptional option discover Uganda your way.
However, driving yourself in unfamiliar routes on self-drive tour is something that is so intimidating if you are a first-time traveler on Uganda safari. But with introduction of the Global Positioning System (GPS), there is no need to worry about venturing into unfamiliar routes. It is a matter of you setting your current location and destination point then you keep following the routing as your GPS directs you.
Before you set off on your self-drive Uganda, here are some significant tips to guide you choose the best self-drive car rental.
Before you set off for your Uganda self-drive trip, first, conduct adequate research on various routes to your destinations. Higher chances are that you can easily go off-road routes and you can encounter tough terrains, steep slopes, muddy slopes and you need a good rental car in its better mechanical conditions.
The size of the rental car
The number of people you plan to get on the road with and luggage size should be put into consideration. This should guide you when deciding which self-drive car rental to book. A Toyota Rav4 is ideal for a group of 5pax on self-drive Uganda or you can hire a Mini Van or slightly larger rental depending on the number of people and cargo.
Car rental category
Rental cars come in different categories and each does serve best a specific purpose when it comes to road trips in Uganda. They range from 4×4 rental cars, luxury vehicles, SUVs, Mini buses, Sedan cars and many others. If you plan to go for game viewing safari then a 4×4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roof, Nissan Patrol or Safari Van is the best choice.
Conduct thorough check on the car rental
Before you start your road trip in Uganda in self-drive car, cross-checking your rental car is very important. All the dents, the current state of air conditioner, damages of the car should be taken note of and you can inquire even about its past mechanical issues.Read More
The transport industry in Uganda has been evolving in the recent years. Different means of transport have cropped out to suit the travellers with different purposes of travel. One of the biggest revelation in the transport sector of Uganda is the car rental services. Car rental services are exclusive and private means of traveling. A person solely hires a vehicle for lone travel. Within the car rental world, there are different types of services offered to serve different reasons or purposes of traveling. The different car rental services are created to reach out to specific niche or market of people. Below are the different types of car rental types offered in Uganda:
Online and Structured Car Rental Services
These have a very well organised working system. They operate both online and on ground in an office establishment. Their main market is well streamlined and planned travel. They have professional personnel right from the reservation team to the drivers. They appeal to people traveling from 3 days and more. They have a big fleet of cars and offer different types of cars from sedan, crossovers to SUVs. They provide services like self drive traveling and car hire with a driver. Travellers who normally use Uganda car rental services are ones who are traveling for long distances or to further places than their usual ones for instance tourist and usually traveling for a number of days. These services come with a higher price compared to other services due to the purpose they serve and this is why the biggest demand comes from foreign travellers. They charge on a per day basis with unlimited mileage, and sometimes long term rental discounts are applied by the operators in case the hirer is going for a reasonable number of days.
App and metered car hire services
They are normally known as online taxis or cabs. They have just graced the transport sector of Uganda due to the technological advancement. Their booking is done through an app which is only compatible to smartphones with ios and android systems. These are normally used for short distance traveling less than 30kms. They are very popular in urban cities like Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja, Gulu and Mbarara. They charge basing on the distance travelled or time. Some of these services include uber, premium taxi, specio hire, quick taxi and bolt. They are popularly known as city cabs.
Local Special hire or Special Taxi
These are cabs that are owned by the local drivers. They are so informal and rudimentary. They were the first car hire services in Uganda. They have no structure; the traveller deals directly with the driver who is in most cases the boss. The traveller negotiates with the driver the fare. More to that, there is no specific or fixed fees for their services, the fare entirely depends on the traveller’s bargaining power and the mood of the driver. There are no protocols followed in this business, the driver sets his/her rules. Most of the cars used by special hire are old and not in very sound mechanical conditions. They operate in urban areas of Uganda.
Event Car hire services
These are car hire services that reach out to people in need of transport services for wedding, birthday parties, conference events and other events not mentioned above. They normally offer executive cars like Mercedes Benz, Range Rover, Jaguar, limousines and latest land cruiser models. The vehicles are always clean and very classy thus commanding a very high price. Due to the high expenses to start and maintain these kind of services. There are few companies in Uganda that offer such kind of services. They operate both online and on ground.
Before choosing any of the above car rental service, the hirer is tasked with knowing the purpose of travel and then opt for the most suitable means to go for. For instance if going to an expedition around Uganda for quite a number of days, there is need to opt for the structured system, and if you are only wanting to go from point a to point b with a maximum travel time of an hour, then it would make much more sense opting for a special taxi or metered car hire service.Read More
“Is this done in the Uganda at all, or will it just confuse other drivers, or worse, insult them in some way? Where I grew up (rural Lyantonde Town) flashing the headlights was a warning that there was a policeman nearby trying to catch people speeding! Or may be a symbol that the road is clear, its normally followed with a sign of the finger to show you how the flow of traffic goes I don’t know if that is true other places in the US, but I would consider someone flashing their lights a warning but in most cases, if you want to allow someone to merge in front of you, slow down and give them the space to do so. If you want another vehicle to turn in front of you at an intersection where everyone stops, you can either just sit and wait for them to do so, or make a polite hand gesture (using all your fingers 🙂 ) for them to do so. As also said above, in many places someone flashing headlights at an oncoming vehicle would be seen to be warning the driver about something.
On another side, here, too– flashing lights to warn of a police car sitting with a radar gun.
Also, people will do it around here — coming up behind you — as a signal to get out of the way, you are going too slow! I am tempted often to do this…. but actually do not. I find it rude, so exercise patience instead behind a slow driver and wait for a place to pass. I will flash lights at the car in front of me when passing in low light just as I begin the pass to let them know I am passing.
Another point with respect to lights……you will see a good number of cars that appear to be driving during the day with their headlights on.. A good number of cars (but not all) on the road in respect to too much rain they will put the lights on and are equipped with DRL (daytime running lights). Basically, it’s the main headlight with just a lower intensity. During the day, it looks like the headlights are actually on. Some people also drive with headlights on as a good measure of safety. I have also seen roads that rand I have the same experience in that a flash is used to alert oncoming drivers of a hazard (wildlife or rocks in the road)/law enforcement. Of course, I am driving mainly on 2 lane roads so if someone is overtaking it is quick and done require headlights to be on if your windshield
I use flashes to signify things are okay, or “you go first” or as thanks. I don’t think there’s a lot of confusion. Repeating the flashes however – flash-flash-flash – pause – flash-flash usually is taken as a warning or a complaint (lower your high beams, etc.)
As to road etiquette, I conventionally flash for truckers wishing to switch to my lane and if I am not in a terrible hurry make room by slowing and subsequently flashing – especially when the trucker needs to get to the right [slow] lane relieving backed up traffic behind him; but also I’m sure to do this if coming to a split and it appears he needs to be in my lane.
For other cars, it’s a little different because you’re as likely to confuse car drivers who might think you are flashing to tell them to stay out of your way. If however, we are merging because of a traffic backup, maybe a creeping stop and go movement, I might blink to tell the guy to move over in front of me especially if he seems timid or confused.
In some states it is the law to turn on headlights when windshield wipers are in use; law or not, it’s probably a good idea; many newer cars do it automatically. On some routes where multi-lane roads merge to one on one against oncoming traffic you may see signs recommending turning on lights – it’s not a bad idea anyhow.
In rural areas it is clearly an extremely helpful thing to flash lights on and off several times to give warning to on-coming traffic about animals near the road, flooding on the road, an accident, or any hazard or risk. Frankly as a visitor I suggest you mind your own business when it comes to police with speed traps; warning others maybe illegal, it isn’t necessary or expected so leave it to the locals to do or not.
Uganda /Africa mostly consider it extremely rude for drivers in fast lanes to flash lights on and off trying to push slower traffic out of the way. It is acceptable to pass on the right in the slow lane. Be aware of this while on a self drive in Uganda, other cars could be overtaking you from the right.
In many states, when driving in the far right lane, on multi-lane roads, if coming upon a police car with flashing lights [generally having pulled over some vehicle] it is now a legal requirement to shift to over a lane provided it is safe with little traffic. A ticket is a low risk for this law, but it’s also a wise thing to do.
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Deciding to visit Uganda on a road trip and renting a car there can be one of the best ideas you will ever have and it will transform your vacation into a real adventure! Why is it a great choice to rent a car in Uganda? For starters, renting a vehicle in Uganda offers you the flexibility and freedom to organize your route, to stop along the way whenever you want to, and to take your time to admire the gorgeous landscapes at your own pace. Plus, there are many car rental options out there for all budgets! Meanwhile, below are some of the tips for foreigners wanting to rent a vehicle/car in Uganda.
- Car rental prices in Uganda
As you may know, prices vary from company to company. One possible way of finding a deal is to compare rates individually for your specific dates. So, what are the average prices you should expect to pay when renting a car in Uganda? Remember that the price will highly depend on the type of car you choose, the rental period, and the season you are visiting – during the peak season of dry months, the prices tend to be higher than in the low season of rainy months. The average price for hiring a land cruiser in Uganda is US$ 60 and the average for a Rav4 is US$ 45.
All in all, as I said, it is always best to book as far in advance as possible! There are no cases of car rentals in Uganda being discounted closer to the date of rental. You definitely should not expect the price to drop if you are traveling in the high season – that is anywhere between June to August and December to February. The demand during these months is so high; the suppliers are not going to lower the prices, that’s for sure!
- Things to consider when taking your car rental
Here are some of the questions you should be asking yourself before making a decision about the car type you want and its specifications:
Is your luggage going to fit? Think about how spacious the car is, how many people will be traveling in it, will all of you fit comfortably? Are you going to travel with the kids? Do you need a special kid’s seat? Are you going to bring your own child seat (you can do this and there is usually no extra charge from airlines for the seat)?
Does it have a GPS included? You can also bring your own GPS from home if you want to.
Are you going to travel to any other country as well? If yes, is cross-border travel allowed by your car rental company?
Is the car equipped with Spotify or other music options or is it radio only? The road is long, and even if radios are really good in Uganda, you will still want to listen to something different at some point and with no ads.
As for the car models available to rent in Uganda, you can pretty much choose anything you want. There is something for all budgets – from small economy cars to large luxurious models. To take note of, Uganda is a third-world country and don’t expect to find the latest models but the most promising part is that the cars are always in a better condition to finish up your trip successfully and on the other hand, if the car gets a problem, it can easily/quickly be fixed upcountry compared to the latest models which can only be fixed in Kampala.
- Watch out for any possible extra fees!
ATTENTION: You have to be at least 20 years old AND have at least 12 months of driving experience in order to rent a car as a tourist in Uganda! Also, do not forget to make sure your driving license is valid.
Here are some fees you might want to watch out for:
Are there any additional driver fees? If you’re planning to go out on a trip with a driver-guide put it in mind that you will be the one to pay that driver-guide; therefore if you don’t have enough money it’s better to drive your trip yourself.
Any one-way drop-off fees? Some car hire companies allow one-way car rentals with no additional charge, but you should double-check if they charge extra beforehand.
Are there any hidden service taxes that you haven’t noticed? Is the mileage unlimited or is there a per km charge?!
Is there a premium location fee (in airports, for example)?
Most of the time airport rentals are more expensive as they need to pay airport fees for running their business there. It’s always better to rent your car from any of the country’s authorized rental companies, beforehand, rather than booking at the airport.
- Which Car type to choose in Uganda?
Uganda has everything to offer for a car rental, so your choice will only be limited by your budget and will depend on the trip preferences that you have. The saloon cars will be perfect for city tours but if you’re planning to go visit some of the country’s hidden treasures in the National Parks, then you need to hire a powerful 4WD car like Land Cruiser. Most of the country’s national parks are nestled in remote areas where the road network is a little bit poor and needs strong cars.
- Things to check before picking up your rental car
Here are the documents you should have with you to present to the car hire agent:
Yourself– you must be at least 20 years old.
Your driving license. Make sure it is valid with at least one year driving experience.
A child seat in case you are traveling with young kids. Usually, your rental company can provide it for an additional charge, but if you refuse it, then you are obliged to have your own child seat with you.
Rember to come with both the copy of your driving license and that of the passport.
And here are important things to check when you take the car;
After you check the car’s condition and note if it has any scratches, check that you have the car documents and valid car insurance. If there are any scratches – document them, take a picture of them and let the car hire assistant know about them. There is usually a special paper where he should mark all the scratches on the car.
NOTE: Try to get a written confirmation AFTER you return the car where it states that the car has been checked and they confirm there was no damage made. I know that some car rental companies can charge you afterward for some small damages that they did not see before (and that could not have been done by you).
Another to check is the fuel. You talk about the fuel policy that is convenient for you before taking the car for a trip.
- Driving in Uganda
Driving in Uganda is done on the left-hand side of the road. The road signs are pretty similar to the ones that are found all over the world. Here are some general rules that are quite common everywhere in the world, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat them one more time:
Everyone in the car must have a seat belt on.
The use of mobile phones is forbidden for the driver unless he/she has a hands-free device.
Any young child should be secured in a forward-facing child seat.
Below are some rules that not everyone knows;
The speed is measured in km/h and you drive on the left side.
Here are the general speed limits (which can vary insignificantly) – in most cities the limit is 80 km/h and 100 km/h on some highways.
Don’t go off-road – most insurance companies will not cover the damage if you drive on a non-asphalt road. That is a violation of the rental agreement, so they will have the full right to refuse to cover any damage you cause.
7 The best time for a road trip to Uganda
The best time to visit Uganda is anywhere from June to late August and then December to February. This period is great because all the activities are most fascinating during this time as the weather be warm. But this is also the highest season, so prices are the highest too.
Other Important tips on renting a car in Uganda
Do not forget to let your car rental company know you are going to do cross-border travel though, as they need to know this in order to arrange the perfect documents for border crossing.
As already mentioned above, a one-way rental is possible, though not easy and not cheap in most cases. So you should call the office in advance to double-check this!
Meanwhile, beautiful Uganda is any road tripper’s dream – it offers terrific scenery and an overall unforgettable adventure! Even if you are better off using public transportation and walking in cities, there is no way to enjoy this spectacular destination without a car, especially if you are going to visit some remote areas (any National Parks, smaller cities, etc.) And, overall, it is much faster and much more comfortable to have your own means of transportation and to travel at your own pace!
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This is among the mutual questions asked my very many people hoping to hire self-drive cars in Uganda. . However, hiring a car in Uganda for 2020-2021 is something very easy especially if you book a car with us at 4x4ugandacarrentals.com. Consider below some of the ways you can get your car for either self-drive or with a driver in Uganda with a lot of ease.
- Sending an Inquiry: Go to our contact us form and fill in the form after press the send button, after receiving the massage, our reservation team will get back to you shortly not less than 10 hours with the best car hire offer. In the massage you are reminded to include what you need, what you ask for is what we offer, although we normally do advise our clients before we offer the service. We have a team ready waiting to answer your emails on time.
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Is it possible to Cross Boarders with a Rental Car in Uganda?
Hiring cars on self-drives has become very popular here in Uganda for a period of now 2 years and many travelers who prefer this method navigating. It’s understandable that not every person owns a vehicle, but that’s why 4×4 Uganda Car Rentals come into existence, so that nobody should be left behind and denied a chance to travel even if he/she is going to cross border.
In most of the time, many traveler prefer traveling up-country or even cross boarders by road. So every person has a reason why they rent a car. Many people are asking themselves whether it’s possible to hire a car and cross borders to another country, the answer is yes! Charges always differ and many companies charges differently in case one is going to cross borders. These fees are meant to cover cross border insurances fees, regional surcharges for crossing the border. The added fees are meant also to cover the extra insurance needed when you are driving in two the county. However sometimes you may find when the all charges included in the total costs for hiring the vehicle at once.
The car hire company can even advise you on where to buy the insurance needed to drive in any country you intend to travel to for the safety of your trip in the east African country. You are always advised to tell the car hire company about the country you are interested to travel in, so that they can advise you accordingly about the applicable fee to pay for the insurance plus necessary documentation needed and if also interested, you can be advised about the accommodation options available.
It is also advisable to share with your Uganda car rental company about your itinerary when booking the vehicle to assist you get the right information about what you have to do before crossing to another country. The car hire agency will avail you with the right document if he/she declare the right border they plan to use with the rental car to cross the country. it should be noted that if you get any problem with the car rental company without the awareness of the car rental company you will be stopping the insurance. And once you get an accident or stealing or damaging the vehicle in another country, you are entitled to pay the agency with your own pockets.
The car hire agency will ask you in advance your travel plans before they confirm the booking in order to give them enough time to process for you all information required and also to enlighten you about any fees and also process for you all the information required and all the paperwork you may need to take with you when crossing borders. So tell the company you are going to hire from that you are going to cross borders to another country with your rental vehicle.
Though some companies allow their vehicles to cross borders to any country in Africa, there are some car rental companies which do not allow their vehicles to cross borders especially to some countries with political conflicts like south Sudan, Democratic republic of Congo, Somalia among others.
Don’t meander around this festive season, in case you want to hire a self-drive car and you want to cross border either for business, vacation, leisurely tour or for adventure, and you are still looking for ideal provider to get around, simply contact us at https://www.4x4ugandacarrentals.com, we are at your disposal.Read More
Booking online is one of the most used methods of hiring a car not only in Uganda but also in the entire world. To many, booking direct through an office is a bit very difficult and it requires getting direct to the office, that’s why many resort booking online which is a very convenient method of reservation. Traveling with big sums of money is considered unsafe and booking on arrival is a bit perilous. You may end up booking a wrong car which will not work for you. But remember since you have no option you may get a wrong deal hence over charged. Once you book your Uganda car rental online, you get the best deal and you find the car already booked for you and well serviced and paying online is regarded as the best method to use. Below are some of the benefits of booking online.
Selecting from a variety:
You should know that there are very many car hire companies offering the same service, a number of them have websites on which they can put their car hire fleet and other services they offer. so on the website you are free to select the type of the car which they can reserve for you. You are advised to select the type of the car that can fit your budget, the number of people you are travelling with and your budget plan. Once you select the car hire company to book the car with among the many, you can go ahead and write to them after confirming they will book the car for you.
Booking online saves time, in that there is no need of visiting the offices direct everything is done through online. After choosing the car hire company to reserve the car for you, they will go ahead with the arrangement. They will send you the bank account details for the money wire transfers. You either pay a half of the money and the rest you can pay on arrival or you can pay full amount, the car will be reserved for you. You can still pay through credit cards, master card, pespal so all these methods saves you from travelling with big sums of money since everything is finished online, you send the money before arrival and once you arrive at the airport the car will be met at any agreed upon point. it’s a bit costly in terms of time spent looking for a car hire agency in a strange country, choosing the best car and also making payment in office all these can consume you a lot of time.
Booking online gives you chance to bargain with different car hire companies until when you get the best price possible. There are very many car hire companies offering the same services but on different price rate. So online booking gives a chance to bargain until when you get a fair price, so this can help you to avoid over charged hence you may end up saving a lot of money you would have not saved if used another method. Many car rental companies’ offers discounts on their charges which you would miss if you book on arrival or on last minute booking. if you hire a car for many days, you are entitled to receive a discount, and remember during low season months many car rental companies offers a low price compared to high season. However, all this information can best be got when communicating with the travel agency direct through online, so getting a car at a cheaper price can help you to use the reserved money on anything else.
Getting enough information:
Online booking gives you more chance to get enough information on each car hire company until you choose the one most suitable for you. You can get to know their location, the car types, through online and you can also get more testimonies from earlier travelers on trip advisors so all these sources can give you confidence about the car you are making the reservation with. In case you want to know more about the company and their services, you can just write to them directly the staff will get back to you swiftly in accordance to what you want to know. For example any questions regarding to the car, routes, safety or an itinerary, they can help. So this will built trust about the company you are to book with.
Liberty to inquire from very many car rental companies:
Online booking offers an opportunity to inquire from very many car hire companies about the same service at the same time since you have the authority to send the same massage to more than 20 companies. From here you will get the best company offering you the best service at a lower price possible. You have the chance to choose from a variety of car rental companies for the best service; this will help you to choose the car that will work for you. Otherwise it’s very difficult to do it on arrival. Online booking is the best way for securing your car and getting the best choice so, we are always at your disposal to give you the best service. For quick search you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
Uganda Camping Equipment and How to Find Them
If you plan to have an outdoor camping next season, then try finding the best of Uganda camping equipment to carry with for the utmost comfortable camping experience.
Outdoor camping in Uganda has gained much popularity over years so as to change from your day to day busy life.
Some days out away from hectic schedules provide much excitement and recreation options than any other holiday plan.
The Uganda camping equipment, required will depend on the location you have chosen to camp in. Since the camping places chosen are varied so are the camping accessories that are required for particular needs.
Most outdoor camping equipment accessories come in the shape of camping tents, camping stoves, camping clothing, hiking boots, utensils,chairs, tables etc. Some people like to camp in the plains, some in the mountain areas, some in fields and some in woods.
So as to enjoy the fun and excitement completely, it’s important to carry camping stuff that you will require during your camp stay. There are some hikers and campers who love to camp and discover the most extreme parts of the world. Therefore, the camping requirements differ from one person to another.
Before starting for any camping outdoor, you must buy the things that you will require.
So was to find the best camping equipment, it is better to find a cheap camping equipment dealer and order the stuff you want to carry along.
The light weight tents, portable camping stoves, handy weightless chairs, disposable utensils, sleeping bags,hiking boots, light fabric weightless clothes and other camping accessories can be bought online at the most discount rates.
It is good to carry camping equipment that is too light to so as to give you much freedom while trekking and hiking.
Many types of camping equipment are not cheap to buy and can be afforded only when you have a large budget. On the other hand, if you have a small budget, you can opt to renting. The activity of out door camping has been growing along side with car hire in Uganda. So for all those who would like to hire camping equipment on the road trips, the best is ti hire for the car rental companies.
Renting camping equipment is a good option depending upon how often you go for camping. Otherwise if you are a camping freak then, having a stock of your own camping gear is worth. For those who want rooftop tent camping, the best option is renting.
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Car rental in Uganda is an impressive and considerably Budget friendly option for traveling through Uganda especially for independent travelers with personal interests like a safari vacation, business tour and a family trip.
However, it can come to be very expensive if you aren’t careful enough with the basics and tips or things to avoid when hiring a car for either self drive safaris or guided trips through the beautiful lands. Much recommended taking precaution of the extra charges and try avoiding them as much as possible. Make sure you pay what you were quoted in the price catalogue.
One of the mistakes people do is taking up extra insurance. Most car rental companies in Uganda provide comprehensive insurance for the car however, some people want extra insurance to also keep their belongings and themselves at no risk. This is hefty expensive for you. It is commendable to first check from your insurance company whether your personal insurance can be carried onto your car rental travel. This makes one compensate for the extra insurance you are supposed to pay for your own safety. Most car rental companies if not all extend their insurance only to their rental cars and if you prefer zero pay for risk or zero deductible, then this will be a little expensive for you.
Avoid returning the rental car without fuel. In most case car rental agencies Uganda provide cars to their customers with half or quarter a tank or a full fuel tank so that one can start his/her journey easily without first going to the fuel station. However, some customers return the car with no fuel or less fuel after their expedition in Uganda and this is violation on one of the common terms in the car rental agreement considering; violation of contracted terms comes with a penalty of a paying a premium fine that is more costly than refueling the car.
Minimize paying for extra services. For instance, car rental companies in Uganda charge for extra baby seats and GPS and yet these can be acquired on a personal basis. So make sure when you need any of these facilities acquire them from your home country; buy a baby seat and also download or update Google maps on your smart phones which can act as a gps for your navigation on trip so that you can save the money meant for these extra services. However if you do not want to pack a lot, consider saving enough more for the extra services provided.
Consider checking the car before your expedition. Most recommended to do a thorough inspection of the car with main enfaces on looking for any damages that are physical and mechanical. Also go an extra mile and take photos of the car before driving it. This is done to avoid the car rental agency apportioning the blame for the damages that may have already been on the car even before driving it. Put in mind that any damage caused on the car when you are driving it, the cost for amendments is on your bill.
Avoid returning the rental car later than the date or Time proposed. There is always a premium fine on any un-communicated late car returns for travelers who return rental cars later than the due date. This is usually because the rental car is a commercial car that any day not paid for is a loss and the car rental agency cannot bare with you in that regard. So you have to make sure you have to make sure that you have confirmed the drop off point so that you can deliver the car on time.Read More
Can another person drive my rental car? If you have a plan to hire a car in Uganda for self-drive and probably need an additional driver, there are so many things to be put into consideration. However, it is also important to ask yourself the outcome in case someone else drives your rental car and it collides with another one.
On the other hand, it is good alternating especially on long trips for you to have some rest. Usually, it is only one of you to be considered as the main driver and adding another driver is equally easy when renting a car with us. It is possible to have 3 additional drivers in a rental car and even more however, this may come at a daily fee for every additional driver. But luckily it is possible for you to also bump into a special deal online for 1 or 2 drivers at a free cost-incredibly a good deal that is why we advise our clients to always double check with various car hire agencies as well.
Generally, the main driver is a person who is legally in charge of the car and also who signs the contract (car hire agreement). He or she is the one who reserved a rental car. Although the extra driver usually depends on the car rental company, the guidelines, minimum age and driving license are similar to those of the main driver. That said, eligible driver should be about 21 years and he or she should have a valid driving license valid for 2 years. In the same manner, there are guidelines to be observed by young driver and senior driver fees.
How to add an extra driver
There are various ways to add an extra driver on self-drive tour in Uganda or guided Uganda safari and this normally varies depending on the car rental agency you choose to deal with. However, it is possible to add an extra driver when you reserve a rental car online or while at the car hire agency’s desk. Payment will be made on the date you will be picking up your rental car. To pick up an additional driver, you will be required to visit the company offices on date you will be picking up your rental car for a road trip.
Requirements for car rental pick up
On actual date of picking up a rental car, you will be required to have a valid passport and driving license. Note, the main driver will be the only one to sign the car hire agreement and details of an additional driver shall be added as well. The fee for an additional driver shall be made per day!
Where need to add an extra driver, make sure that your car hire company knows about it and ensure you have inquired if there is possibility for you to do so. If there is room to do so then the main driver plus additional driver should go to the counter to present a valid driving license, passport and also meet fees where need be.
Please take note of 2 potential issues; firstly, breach of contract/agreement and this may make the car hire operator go to court in case of damages. Your insurance policy should also cover damages whether it is the main driver is with or someone else is on road trip with it.Read More