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.

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