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How to Reserve a Car for Hire in Uganda?

Discover the step-by-step process of how to reserve a car for hire in Uganda. Many travelers are unfamiliar with Uganda’s hidden gems however, when you hire a car you will be rest assured of seeing so much that the country does have within her boundaries. The roads in Uganda are gradually improving making it easier for you to get to your final destination on time and hassle free.

How to Reserve a Car for Hire in Uganda. How to book a rental car in Uganda

You can drive from Kampala to Kisoro where you will find the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat – Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks or you can still drive to the western part of Uganda to either Kibale- where you will chimpanzees and other primates, Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will be able to spot the tree climbing lions and more others.

There other locations you can drive to if you are looking for unique places that will give you an unforgettable experience and some of these include kidepo- in the North East Uganda, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls where you will be able to see the world’s most powerful waterfall and more. In this article we will detail all you need to know about car rental and how to reserve a car for hire in Uganda.

How to Reserve a Car for Hire in Uganda?

To rent a car in Uganda whether for self drive or car rental with a driver, you will need to fill in our request form with your details that include the number of days, your preferred car for hire, the number of people and a brief itinerary of where you will be heading for either a safari or business trip.

Alternatively, you can contact us directly by either calling us or WhatsApp via +256 704538374  and our customer care team will take you through the booking process so that you do get your desired vehicle reserved and availed to you upon your arrival in the country.

What do you need to rent and reserve a car for self drive in Uganda?

To drive in Uganda like any other country, there necessary documents, you will need to present to us and these do include a copy of a valid driving license, a valid copy of your passport for identification and an international driving permit. Having availed these, we will be able reserve your preferred vehicle for self drive in Uganda.

The legal driving age in Uganda is above 18 years and as for us, you need to be at least 21 years and have held you’re driving permit for more than a year and you are expected to carry your driving license while driving on any road in Uganda so that in case a traffic officer asks you to stop an and asks you to present the driving license, you are able to do so without fail.

Speed limits in Uganda

While driving on any road in Uganda, there designated speed limits you are expected to adhere for your own safety and other road users. For example while driving in city centre, towns and other populated areas, you are expected not to exceed 50KM/hr while driving on major highways you speed limit is expected not to be more than 80KM/hr. Once you drive above the set traffic speed limit, there a set penalty you will face.

Road Tolls and traffic in Uganda

If you are planning to avoid the Kampala traffic jam, using the Entebbe expressway is the best option. However, to use this road, you will need to pay for the car at the end of the set toll gates along the route. The road is very good and has no traffic at all. This is the only place in Uganda that has a toll gate.

In major cities like Kampala and Entebbe, you are likely to be consumed by traffic jam especially during the rush hours of the day. We advise you to reconsider traveling such hours of the day or use alternative routes. You can as well travel earlier to avoid getting stuck in Jam.

Other traffic rules to follow while driving in Uganda

While driving on any road in Uganda, you need to drive from the left side of the road and only overtake from the right and only when it’s safe for you to do so. You are expected to respect other road users as you drive on the road this including staying on your lane, respecting the traffic lights and more.

Traffic officers in Uganda are friendly and once you are asked to stop, you will need to do so. These usually stop you to verify whether you have the right documents to be on the road like a valid driving license and more.