Wednesday, 30 August 2017

How to get cheap car rentals in Uganda

Saving for car rental is what every traveler would wish to do on his/her next journey.  You cover all the un-planned items to have an interesting and joyful journey with all the equipment on board.  Through tireless efforts of saving, you finally get the knowledge how best you can spend your money on car rental in Uganda. With the mushrooming car rental companies in Uganda, you find the best service provider at a convenient price including the best car rental service for your trip. Your aim is to get a cheap car in Uganda to use for your safari since it involves moving from one place to another.

Search for multiple car rental companies in Uganda. 

The aim is to take comparison of car price charges of different agencies in Uganda. Like a saying” cut your coat according to your cloth” For one to benefit from his saving, always go for the car that is in the range of your savings. It is cheap according to your saving but whenever you chose to have a car beyond your savings; it will be regarded as an expensive car rental deal. Also searching for multiple car rental agencies helps you to know the current trending market price of the car rental service in the field.

Always negotiate and bargain further more. 

Though given the price of the car rental in Uganda, it will never disallow you to bargain for the car rental service in Uganda. You never know the winning side goes on your favour and you obtain a cheap car rental service in Uganda. How is this done, a given car rental is willing to give me her car rental service at a given price and you are telling me a high price compared to the first car rental agency. By that statement, he/ she will be able to give you a car for hire at a cheap price that will favor your side.

Always go for discounted car rental services

As you are searching for the car rental company, look ahead for special offers and discounted services like the self drive, accommodation and camping gear. The special offers may include the attractive itinerary packages that are less costly everything covered in just a trip.

Avoid paying for fuel in advance

As you think of traveling, fuel is much important concerning your car rental expenses in Uganda. Inquire how much estimated fuel will you need to use for the whole of your trip. In most cases if you pay in advance and the fuel remains in the tank fuel, it will not be refunded. This will increase your car rental expenses and when you refill the tank depending the distance you want to cover, you will save much of your car rental expenses.

Consider the availability of the car

Knowing that the car is available to use, it help you plan for it. Make enough preparations that includes organizing the pax that you are yet to travel with in Uganda and the luggage to carry in a single car than having two cars which will cost you a lot.

Monday, 28 August 2017

A sneak into the Murchison falls national park on a self-drive

As soon as you meet the car rental agency from the airport, you are prepared to have your rest at a booked lodge or hotel by your preferred car rental company in Uganda. The Murchison trip is such a tiresome journey to be covered in a day on self -drive (4-5hours) immediately after the flight. The park is located in the northern part of Uganda and within the oil reach areas of Uganda. The area that you cannot miss to see. The park is widely visited by tourist because of its massive waterfalls besides being the biggest national park in Uganda.

The journey begins.
Car rental companies are glad that you are part of their self-drive tour in Uganda. The drive is such a long way to cover from Kampala city but the most important thing is to be caution of the traffic rules and have a safe self-drive-in Uganda.

Hop in your preferred car in Uganda and relax behind the wheels of the car as you enjoy the rough texture surface of Ugandan roads. They are well and maintained though a few still under construction especially the highways of Uganda. The car rental vehicle is designed in a simple form that you are able to use like that you normally drive at home. On a self-drive to the park, you are not left alone to hassle on the road, car rental companies in Uganda do mind a lot about your journey. They make sure that you are given tools to use to arrive safely to the park.  The Brandt guidebook that has simple detailed information about Uganda, the travel’s map that will show you all the major and minor roads of Uganda and the GPS that will show the direction in which the park is located however paid an extra charge besides your car rental charges.

About the car, you are yet drive to the national park, a high ground clearance that will withstand the muddy roads off the surfaced roads. The roads are normally not in good condition during the rainy season of the year. The car is a 4x4 WD that will maneuver through the muddy roads in the park. The car is open roof to enhance clear game drive while standing in your car. 

The good thing is that you drive at your own pace until you reach the national park. You get time to go to the local shops and interact with the local people who are lovely and caring about the foreigners. With car rental in Uganda, you go deep into the un reachable places like homesteads and some historical sites of the people around the area.

Car rental agency in Uganda has not only catered for self-drive travelers but also travelers who need guidance to the park. Tour guides from the car rental agency will be with you to introduce to you further more attractions around the national park. The guides will translate to you from Uganda local language or English to your mother languages like Spanish, Germany, and the choice is yours to decide.
Lastly enjoy your Murchison trip with the best Ugandan car rental agency and experience the cool climate around the Nile River in the North of East of Africa.

Friday, 25 August 2017


Uganda is blessed with a variety of car rental agencies to help and ease travelers’ movements to and around their preferred destinations. However blessed with these car rental companies, the biggest worry with our travelers is the price tags attached on these car rental services in Uganda. The prices for these services normally rise and drop down during high seasons and low seasons respectively. The rise and fall of these prices should not be a burden for your next travel to Uganda. With combined efforts from these car rental companies in Uganda, they have learn how important to save is, to their clients In order to save on car rental services and both parties benefit (the service provider and the traveler), they are advised to follow the tips listed below.

Car sharing
It does not make sense for each member to pay for his own charges of a car in Uganda once you are to travel as a group.  The difference between a combined car rental groups is cheaper than a single rental group for every member. Sharing the same car in Uganda keeps the traveler together in peace and harmony without being interrupted hence keeping the entertainment high and joyful in the same car. 

Negotiate for the car
Though you have been told of the quoted price, bargain for special offers and discounts for a given car in Uganda whether in the high season or low season. Continuous bargaining will result into price cut down of the original price hence saving on car rental.

Shop at once.
 List all the necessary items that you would use on your trip tour in Uganda and make a budget for them. If you shop around urban centers of Uganda, most of the items will be at a low price but when you continue to the up countries, the prices are always high and the items you want may not be available.

Compare the price with other car rental agencies. Do not stick to one car rental agency since Uganda has a variety of them. Randomly select 3-5 car rental agencies from the internet like Auto rental Uganda, safari drive, Rent a car in Uganda and compare the prices for their services. Always go for a cheaper that you will afford to pay.

Travel to your planned trip
Diverging from the planned trip is more expensive due to the cancellation of already booked items like the car, hotels. Yes, it is normal to cancel out your trip in case the purpose that led the cancellation of the trip needs genuine attention.  In most cases receipts issued for cancelled items not refundable or 50% refund for compensation.

Go for discounted services
Due to increased number, car rental companies in Uganda, offering different services like airport transfers, self drive and rental of camping equipments, prices attached to them are normally discounted depending on the seasons (high and low) and the number of pax booked for a specified service and car to be used.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Tips to choose car rental services in Uganda.

Despite the fruits enjoyed from car rental companies in Uganda, finding a reputable car rental company in Uganda can be an uphill task. This is because Uganda has many car rental companies, which offer different car rental services. Among the services offered include self drive Uganda, chauffeur services, airport transfers, hotel booking and permit booking(gorilla and chimpanzees). But  before settling down, you have to consider things, such as type of car to hire, type of hire( short term or long term hire), the right service to go for, and many other factors. It is, therefore, advisable to do your due diligence to ensure you land the right company with the best car rental services in Uganda.

Inquire from various service providers (car rental companies). Since Uganda has many service providers like Auto rental Uganda, Safari drive Uganda, Travel 256, Prime safaris, a random selection of 4-5 service providers is enough to get the right car rental service provider with the best car rental services. Be in touch with these service providers through different platforms either through the internet or phone-to-phone discussion with the car rental company. Among the things to be interviewed include the types of services offered, how conveniently can they be accessed, when the services are administered to their clients. Through this one on one discussion, will be able decide whether to take the offers or not.

Find out the type of rental car. There are majorly two types of car rental provided by these car rental companies to their clients–short term, long car rental .The short term normally ranges from 3 days to two weeks, and the long term is normally a month. The client decides whether to choose self drive or guided drive, in self drive one gets behind the wheels of the car himself or herself given the required requirements like travel maps, guided books (Brandt book) with current information about Uganda. While guided drive the client will require the services of the travel guide who is well versed with the day today current information about this country.
Visit car rental websites. From your random selection of car rental companies in Uganda above, the major issue is not checking and looking at information presented, but checking the reviews and comments from other clients who have already used car services before you. Ensure the company you are considering is positively rated by past clients. A company with the greatest number of positive comments from past clients is highly preferable.

Existence of the car rental company in Uganda. Like a saying, “old brooms are better than new brooms” It has come to my notice that a service provider with much experience in the field of travel serves better compared to newcomers. Mostly, big companies have huge fleets of cars for hire in Uganda. Also, note that established car rental firms have a good reputation in the industry because their services are top-notch. Avoid going for companies that are new in the market since they may not be able to meet your needs. How would you now that so and such company is less experienced in the field, they will   be delayed response to some of your questions.

Lastly choosing a car rental company in Uganda for service delivery, consider going to pick the car. Take your time to inspect the car before leaving the pick-up station. Inspect the car closely to see if there are any body damages. Make sure the lights and signals are working properly. Do not forget to check the mileage of the car. You have to be well conversant with the vehicle before driving away. Report to the relevant agency any defects you notice while inspecting the car.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Basic Uganda Car Rental Driving Information

With car rental in Uganda booked through different rental companies, travelers have the freedom to explore the pearl of Africa at their own pace especially on a self drive. As you embark on your driving excursion, please take time to read over the information below, since it is crucial to drive and rent a car in Uganda for your transport needs.

In Uganda you must be at least 18 years old and have had your license for a minimum of 1 year in order to rent a car through car rental companies in Uganda. If you are traveling with a child who is under the age of 7 years old must be secured in a child car seat or booster (whichever is more suitable for their size) and sitting in the back seat of the car. All other vehicle occupants over the age of 7 year are required to wear a seat belt at all times. Foreigners are required to move with International driving permits and passport visa.

Speed Limits
The following speed limits apply in Uganda unless otherwise marked by speed limit signs: city 50 km/h, congested city areas 30 km/h, open roads 70 km/h and on Ugandan highways 90km/h.

Rules of the Road
In Uganda you are required to drive on the left hand side of the road and have your headlights on at all times. Use caution when traveling in country areas at night as moose, deer and other game animals frequently cross roads and highways at night.

Gas & Diesel
Gas stations in Uganda usually work 24 hours a day. Diesel and petrol are available throughout Uganda and some of the stations accept credit cards.

In Uganda parking is permitted on the left hand side of the road in the direction of flowing traffic unless noted otherwise. Parking is generally regulated by parking meters in town with a one or 2-hour limit.

Insurance Information
All rentals require some level of car rental insurance but requirements often change from country to country. When renting a car in Uganda, the rate will automatically include all necessary insurances required by the country. Below we have gone into detail what insurance is required to be on your car rental and what other options are available to your through car rental companies. When renting a car in Uganda the insurance guidelines of Uganda will be in effect for the entire duration of the rental. Specific insurance information is found in the terms and conditions area of your rental voucher.

Required coverage
If renting a car in Uganda it is required to have fire and third party liability insurances. Car rental companies in Uganda are happy to inform you that all basic rental rates include these forms of insurance. Fire insurance provides an unlimited amount of coverage to the rental vehicle in the event it is damage because of a fire. Third party liability insurance generally covers an unlimited amount of coverage to people and property outside of the rental car that may be damaged.

Optional Coverage
There is a few optional insurances available for rentals commencing in Uganda including collision damage waiver, theft protection, and personal accident insurance. Car rental companies’ inclusive rental rates in Uganda will include collision damage waiver (CDW).

Rental Restrictions
Car rental companies in Uganda would like to make sure that you are fully aware of any restrictions that may apply to your car rental in Uganda. At this time, we would like to inform you to take a moment and make sure the vehicle you intend to rent would be suitable for your travel needs.