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Self-Drive Car Rental in Uganda

Are you looking for quality yet affordable self-drive car rental in Uganda? Look no further; you are at the right place! Your Drive Uganda is a Kampala-based self-drive car rental company that offers the most affordable, reliable, and easy self-drive and 4×4 chauffeur-driven car hire services in Kampala. All our rental cars can be picked up from Entebbe or Kampala or delivered at no cost to your preferred location or all towns in Uganda. We also offer complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off.

With our self-drive car hire services, you are at liberty to travel and explore wherever you like around East Africa, i.e., Kigali in Rwanda, Nairobi in Kenya, and Tanzania, like visiting top safari destinations, giving you that seamless cross-border adventure. We also cater for those who would like to take their events or occasions to the next level, such as weddings, traditional introductions, business trips, honeymoon trips, and family getaway trips, among others.


We have a good fleet of well-maintained vehicles ranging from SUVs, sedans, luxury cars, minibuses, minivans, or 4×4 trucks for safaris that seat from 15 to 44 passengers. We’ve literally got everyone, every occasion, and every budget covered. That means you can rest assured of an exciting, easy, and stress-free travel experience on your trips and excursions.

With our friendly yet experienced staff and new and well-maintained vehicles at competitive rates, we boast of offering the most efficient self-drive car rental in Uganda. We’ve been serving our esteemed clients for over five years, offering unparalleled personal customer service and unbeatable car prices. Get an instant low-cost car rental quote on this website and find great deals on exciting trips on Uganda Safaris, Rwanda Safaris, or Kenya Safaris with self-drive and chauffeur-driven car rental in Uganda with Your Drive Uganda.

Why choose us for your Self-Drive Car Rental in Uganda

With our vast experience in the tour and travel industry in Uganda and neighbouring East African nations, we have quite a number of reasons why you would choose us.

  • At Your Drive Uganda, we offer a wide range of vehicles to rent out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Our vehicles are always available at competitive rates, can be easily picked up from Kampala or Entebbe, and can be delivered to all major towns in Uganda for your convenience.
  • We have a team of experienced staff who know the breadth and length of not only Uganda but also all neighbouring countries, reaching deep into off-the-beaten-track areas.
  • We are always ready and available to help you and give you whatever assistance is necessary in case of an emergency throughout your entire trip, so you can have an incredible experience without interruptions.

Safety and Assurance

All our vehicles are adequately covered by comprehensive insurance that includes coverage for road accidents, a spare tyre and a first aid kit for emergencies. We will make sure you are given an experienced driver as a contact person for necessary assistance and guidance during your trip before handing over the car.

What you need in order to rent a car

In order to rent a car and driver with Your Drive Uganda, you will be required to possess a valid National Identity card if you are a citizen of Uganda, while non-citizens will need a valid passport. We also recommend reading our terms and conditions, which state how to handle the vehicle in your possession. When making your booking with us, you will be required to make a down payment within an agreed period of time to allow us to reserve the vehicle for you. It also gives us room to book an experienced driver for you in time to avoid last-minute disappointments.

Self-drive tips in Uganda

Self-drive is a perfect option for those who would like to enjoy an adventurous trip with privacy and lots of flexibility and are looking to travel around Uganda on a budget. You are in a position to pull over anywhere, change plans as you see fit, and have full control over your itinerary! However, great flexibility comes with great responsibility, so you will be responsible for whatever happens on the road. Therefore, here we provide a few tips to help you consider whether to take a self-drive or rent a car with a driver.

  1. Rent a four-wheel-drive

Although traveling along great asphalted main roads can be interesting, a turn towards the smaller roads where the real adventure starts can be challenging. The dirt roads can get extremely bumpy, and you don’t want to get stuck in a ditch in the middle of a national park. So renting a 4×4 will save you from incurring extra costs for pulling you out of a ditch.

  1. Opt for a car with a roof tent.

Renting a car with a roof tent is a perfect way to travel in Uganda on a budget, especially for those who would consider camping in a remote location. There are a number of campgrounds all over the country, ranging from basic bush campsites inside national parks to private campgrounds operated by lodge owners. These campsites give you a secure place to stay while enjoying the good amenities that come with hiring a roof tent car.

  1. Pack snacks and water.

Meals are usually a top priority for most travelers on a trip. However, once you stray off the main roads of Uganda and into the parks, you are most likely not to find shops that sell water or food. A great deal of time can pass in between meals if you don’t plan accordingly, so make sure you carry some hearty snacks along with you!

  1. Know the road rules.

Most companies usually provide some basic information when you rent their car or services. Make it a point to read some road rules before you sit in the car! Some of these rules may include:

  • Do not drive without a driver’s license in Uganda. A driver’s License is your permission from the road authorities to allow you to drive in Uganda.
  • Apply for a Ugandan driver’s license if you will be driving for more than 3 months.
  • Do Not Text and Drive. This wrong practice has been causing serious accidents and injuries, and therefore, it is illegal.
  • Having third-party insurance in Uganda is necessary and will be very helpful for your trip.
  • Wear seat belts at all times. It is mandatory to wear seatbelts whenever you are hitting the roads in Uganda and neighbouring countries.
  • Do not use an unlicensed vehicle.
  • Make sure you follow traffic signs and signals that are easy to spot and understand, especially if you use English as your first or second language.
  • Speed Limits. Speed limits should also be considered while driving in Uganda and neighbouring countries to avoid penalties and accidents. On highways in Uganda, the limit must be 100 km/h (62 mph); outside built-up areas, it should be 80 km/h (50 mph); and in urban built-up areas, the limit is 50 km/h (31 mph).
  • Do not drink and drive. You ought to be responsible for drinking alcohol, especially if you are going to drive. Driving under the influence of alcohol is punishable by a severe penalty in Uganda.
  1. Bring good camera equipment.

Self-drive offers you the opportunity to blend in and not be part of a bigger group of travelers, whether in cities, towns, or safari parks. We recommend carrying a good zoom lens on your trip. You will want to take amazing photos of the many attractions you will encounter along the way. Something up to 600mm would be your best bet, but those tend to cost a pretty penny!