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Road Trip Packages in Uganda (Car Rental for Road Trips in Uganda)

Explore the Pearl of Africa like never before with our road trip cars in Uganda. Are you wondering where to find a rental car for your upcoming road trip? We’ve got you covered. Your Drive Uganda is here to offer you excellent services from a fleet of rental vehicles available. On a road trip, oftentimes it’s all about getting there and not the final destination. So whether you want to explore the road less traveled or you’re just looking for some means to go on vacation, we will help you experience a memorable road trip and also reach your destination with a smile on your face.


When planning a road trip that involves renting a car, there comes a time when you must decide which vehicle will be the perfect choice for your trip. It’s important for you to consider the distance to your destination as well as the nature of the roads you must travel. This may help you save so much time, avoid inconveniences along the way, and have a successful adventure.

Your Drive Uganda offers a wide selection of categories to choose from, such as standard sedans, SUVs, minivans, and passenger vans. While making your choice of rental car, there are various factors you need to consider, such as the terrain, the number of people taking the road trip, and whether you’ll need extra space for baggage or equipment. This guide is therefore meant to help you decide on the most convenient rental car for your road trip and provide some road trip guides for popular destinations.

The Best Road Trip Cars in Uganda

  1. Land Cruiser GX manual

The Toyota Land Cruiser box model is a classic, sturdy, and reliable vehicle for long routes, remote areas, and bumpy roads. It features a manual transmission with a 5-cylinder diesel engine and high ground clearance or suspension. Fuel consumption strongly depends on the terrain, load, and driving behavior. This 4X4 SUV has a seating capacity of 4 people and sufficient space for your cargo or camping gear. Its manual transmission enables it to navigate all kinds of terrain in all kinds of weather. It is also available with a rooftop tent or pop-up roof.


You can start your trip from Kampala or Entebbe to have an encounter with the endangered apes in their natural habitat in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, western Uganda, in 10 hours. Then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for Africa’s big games, and finally to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee trekking.

  1. Land cruiser

Series Available in 4×4 Land Cruiser Prado TX/TZ, 4×4 Land Cruiser Prado TX/TX Popup, 4×4 Land Cruiser Prado TX/TX with rooftop tent, 4×4 Land Cruiser V8/VX, 4X4 Land Cruiser V8/VX Popup, and 4X4 Land Cruiser V8/VX with rooftop tent. They will offer you the best wildlife experience with breathtaking views.

The extended version has six window seats with sufficient space for camping luggage. The Land Cruiser series offers flexibility in travel; they are convenient, offer comfort, are durable, and can handle long trips on all kinds of terrain given that they have high suspension or ground clearance.


Spend 24 days on a Grand Circuit trip and see why Uganda is regarded as the Pearl of Africa. The southwestern circuit is popular for its green rolling hills, lakes, and primates, i.e., chimpanzees and the endangered mountain gorillas. You will have intense game drives in Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and remote Kidepo National Park, where you will encounter the primitive Karamojong. You will unwind on the banks of the Nile in Jinja at lovely riverside lodges and go rafting.

  1. Toyota RAV4

The RAV4 is a widely used SUV on day trips and long-distance safaris by many travelers. It is a perfect option for budget travelers. It is sporty, versatile, compact, and robust, as well as easy and economical to drive given its low fuel consumption. It features an automatic transmission and permanent four-wheel drive and has the ability to maneuver steep and rough terrain in all kinds of weather. The 5-door model can accommodate up to four people, although it can’t be equipped with a rooftop tent or an electrical fridge. It is not convenient for camping trips with three adults or more. In this case, the Land Cruiser is the much more recommended option to choose from. It is also not convenient for long trips.


You can take shorter trips to maximize its utility, such as a trip to the source of the Nile in Jinja, where you can have activities such as horse riding, white water rafting, and kayaking, among others, or take a trip to Lake Mburo National Park and Lake Bunyonyi for a more tranquil African safari experience on a 2 or 3-day trip.

  1. Safari Vans

Safari vans are a perfect option for those traveling in groups of more than five people. It features an open roof, offering breathtaking animal sightings and enabling you to take amazing photos. Its incredible design is meant to offer comfort even on the remotest roads while easing long-distance travel. There is ample space for everyone as well as baggage. It’s available for rent to anyone going on safari in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, or Tanzania.


You can take a cross-border trip to Rwanda from Uganda after visiting Murchison Falls National Park for wildlife viewing, Kibale National Park for chimpanzee trekking, and Queen Elizabeth National Park for an amazing boat safari. You will cross to Rwanda through the Katuna border to Kigali and experience this bustling and growing city in East Africa.