Do you need to see Uganda on your own? A self-drive tour is for you. For this way of travel, you hire a car and drive to various parts of the nation. To save money on transport and accommodation, don’t hesitate to take a 4×4 Rooftop Tent Land cruiser TZ, TX, or V8.
You don’t need to hustle with the reservation of permanent self-contained rooms. This option grants you a chance to delve into Uganda’s unending charms with your mobile accommodation. It is convenient and flexible.
If you haven’t spent a night in a rooftop tent, don’t miss this incredible experience. To hire a car in Uganda, you must be of the right age with all the required documents, such as a valid passport and driving license. You as well have to agree with the car rental terms and conditions.
A peak season in Uganda is that period when there are high numbers of tourists traveling in the country. During this time, 4×4 cars for self-drive in Uganda are in high demand. The months for this season are July, August, September, October, and December.
If you have a road trip in these months of the year, make sure to reserve the car in advance like in January. Your car will be fully booked than a client who comes at the last minute. Arrange everything in time to avoid frustration. At the last minute, you can get an unreliable car that’s not worth the money paid.
Available 4×4 Cars
The most suitable 4×4 SUVs available for a jaw-dropping Uganda self-drive are Land cruiser Prado, TX, TZ, V8, and Nissan Hardtops. There are strong and the best to challenge some of the nation’s rugged trails.
They also have a pop-up roof that allows you to stand and admire beautiful views of the wilderness. For those with a rooftop tent, you can only enjoy the views from the windows.
If you prefer a smaller car for your self-drive safari, the Toyota Rav4 is the number one answer. It is durable, spacious, and ready to take you around the country. For camping, you can take this vehicle with the ground tent.
You can choose to take one for the family or the small sized rooftop tent that accommodates two people. The family tent can house about four people. Family rooftop tents are very few in Uganda.
If you are more than three travelers, the best option is to book a Car with two rooftop tents. Make sure to know how to operate these items. If you don’t, please ask the provider to show you how to make it. There are provided with all other necessary camping gear.
Crossing to Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya
It is possible to cross with the car from Uganda to Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania. Road terrains in Kenya and Tanzania’s parks are rough. Therefore all operators allow customers to go from Uganda with specific cars. These are land cruiser V8, GX, and Nissan hardtops.
Car rental rates in Uganda differ from the charges for other East African nations. You need a letter of approval to be allowed move with the car to another country. Therefore don’t ever try to do it without notifying the company that provided the vehicle. You also pay the COMESA fee at the border.
Moreover, it is the traveler to meet the costs incurred to bring the car back to Uganda when you leave it in Nairobi, Kigali, and Arusha, Dar es Salaam or other foreign cities in the region. The expense includes fuel fees and driver’s facilitation.