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Frequently Asked Questions about Car Rental Uganda

Frequently Asked Questions about Car Rental Uganda: Renting a car in Uganda is the best way you can fully discover what the country has to offer. From the rolling hills and valleys of the beautiful countryside, the diverse wildlife species, different cultural experiences and so much more. We have a well-maintained fleet of car rental Uganda vehicles that will give you the comfort and memorable experience while on and off road.


These include: Saloon cars, safari vans, RAV4s, Land Cruiser TX/TZ, Land Cruiser V8/VX, and Safari Land Cruiser extended, Land Cruiser Prado with a pop up roof and more others. In this article, we will detail the most Frequently Asked Questions about Car Rental Uganda.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Uganda?

The cost of car rental Uganda is determined by a few factors and these include the type of car you would like to hire in Uganda, the number of days, your destination and the number of days. The cost of car hire varies because these vehicles differ in terms of strength, comfort and the number of people it accommodates. For example the cost of renting a RAV4 in Uganda isn’t the same as renting a Land Cruiser V8 because the two vary when it comes to strength and comfort with a Land Cruiser V8 being the favorite here.

When you rent from us for more than a month you qualify for a discount which is quite cheaper than when you are renting per day.

Also the number people determines the cost of car rental in Uganda. For example if you want to rent a car that can be occupied by more than 5 people, the cost will be higher compared to when you are renting a car that accommodates less than 5 individuals.

Do car rental Uganda come with unlimited mileage?

The beauty about renting from us is that you get to enjoy the offers that come with it and this includes unlimited mileage. With unlimited mileage, it means we don’t limit you on when and where to stop. We don’t charge you when exceed a given mile. However, we strongly request you to always avail us with your travel plan or itinerary so that we get to know where you will be heading to and be able to get you the car that will work for you.

Cars for rent in Uganda

Whether it’s a business trip or Uganda safari, worry not because we have a long fleet of cars tailor –made for any activity you prefer to do. These include 4×4 rentals perfect to get you through hard to reach or remote areas within Uganda and beyond. These are equipped with a powerful engine that conquers the different terrains in different parts of Uganda.

Our car rental Uganda vehicles you can select from include a Land Cruiser TX, Land Cruiser V8, Toyota RAV4, Saloon car, Nissan patrol, Land Cruiser GX, Super custom,  Land Cruiser TZ and more others.

Can I self drive in Uganda as a tourist?

Absolutely right. You can self drive in Uganda as a tourist as long as you have the right and valid documents like a driving permit, international driving permit and a passport. Self driving in Uganda is quite easy as long as you follow the set traffic guidelines like driving on the left side of the road and respecting other road users.

Can I car rental in Uganda with a driver?

For travelers who are not well versed with the road network in Uganda and would prefer guided tours like having a driver to drive them from one destination to another, we have well trained, disciplined and licensed drivers to get you from one destination to another at very affordable and pocket friendly rates. Hiring a car with a driver comes at an extra cost to cover the driver’s accommodation, meals and allowance throughout the time you will be with him.

Our drivers also double as guides and if you are coming for a safari in Uganda, be rest assured that you will have the right people who know all the destinations and know where specific wildlife species or feature is situated.

What do I need to rent a car in Uganda?

To rent a car in Uganda, you will need to have availed a valid copy of your driving permit issued by home country, a valid copy of passport identification and an international driving permit.  After providing the above documents, you will took through the booking process.

Is Uganda safe for self drive?

Yes Uganda s safe for a self drive. As long as you follow the set traffic rules, we assure you that you will absolutely be safe. While driving on any Ugandan road, you shouldn’t worry about other drivers knocking your vehicle, Ugandans are extra careful while on the road giving you assurance that you will be safe.

Uganda itself hasn’t registered a case against any international traveler for two decades making it the safest destination anyone can visit. This can be witnessed by the recent report by CNN that did list Uganda among the top countries anyone can visit in 2023.

Am I allowed to tip?

A token of appreciation can go a long way in making anyone’s day bright and as for us, we don’t discourage you from tipping any of our staff members. Our staff including our drivers are well disciplined and will be able to guide, give you the necessary information you need regarding car rental in Uganda.

How old do I need to be to rent a car in Uganda?

Like any other country, to rent a car in Uganda you need to be older than 21 years and have used a driving permit for at least for one year. This gives us the confidence that indeed you know how to drive and responsible enough.

Where do I pick up the rental car?

If you’re renting a car for self drive or car rental in Uganda with a driver and wondering where you pick it up, worry not because our driver/guide will be able to deliver the car right to your hotel of residence or the airport at the exact time you need it.

What is the fuel policy of renting a car In Uganda?

When renting a car in Uganda, expect to have two fuel policies that you can choose from and these include; full to full which implies that the car will be given to you with a full tank and you are expected to return it with a full tank.

Another option is that you have to return the vehicle with the same amount of fuel as it was given to you. How can you do this? You can always take a photo of the fuel level before you begin with your trip so that by the time your trip ends, you are able to tell how much fuel you need to put to get the exact level as it was given to you.