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Top Destinations You Can Visit with a Self-Drive Rental Car

Discover top destinations you can visit with a self drive rental car or with your own terms. Many travelers are always on the lookout for ways to get the most from their road trip or adventure in Uganda on a relatively low budget. Renting a car on self-drive can be a unique and thrilling way for you to become acquainted with the vacations or holidays, history, and memories that Uganda, aka the ‘Pearl of Africa’ offers in some of the most popular travel destinations.


Yes, ‘Car rental’! Simply renting a car from Your Drive Uganda for the best experiences on your Uganda road trip can really be unforgettable. Even though you may not be able to drive your own (foreign travelers), while exploring different attractions in Uganda, including national parks, renting one can offer you an exhilarating experience as itself is an adventure of its own since it will help to maximize the fun on your adventure. The first thing you have to put into consideration when planning your self-drive vacation in Uganda is getting a car.

You are a visitor, probably don’t know anybody in the country, and are still contemplating where to get one! Worry no more. Just consider car renting with Your Drive Uganda. We will offer you the best car rental services with a wide range of vehicles in our fleet. The more time you spend here, you will realize that renting a car is way better than transportation by public means, probably by bus.

You are reminded to make your reservations far in advance to secure your trip with a better ride than booking in a rush or at the last minute, which might reward you with a vehicle that will make you regret your first decision to rent a car. So below are our top destinations you can visit with a self-drive rental car in Uganda.

  • Entebbe City

Entebbe is Uganda’s gateway city and home to Entebbe International Airport. It is the first city in which most visitors to Uganda spend their nights before moving to the capital, Kampala, or outside the city. That means it is the first destination you can’t miss on your visit to Uganda. Being strategically located along the shores of Lake Victoria, the city has some of the best beaches and botanical gardens in Uganda and is a popular haven for both local and international tourists. You can visit the Uganda Zoo, Ngamba Island, and the Sailing Club, among other places.

  • Kampala City

With a number of attractions to explore in Kampala, you are sure to have a thrilling self-drive adventure. Kampala is famously known as the Land of 7 Hills and is considered a ground for travelers hopping to discover other destinations. But that’s not all; the city is home to a number of cultural and religious places, including Kabaka’s palace, Kasubi tombs, Ndere cultural center, Bahai temple, and Namugongo shrines, which are all easily accessible by rental car. There are multiple hangout spots, banks, shopping malls, and hotels connected with friendly residents.

  • Jinja city

Jinja is also known as the adventure capital of East Africa and another popular haven for most travelers, both regional and international. The city is home to the source of the Nile River and a place to experience true adventure, both on land and water. A typical road trip to Jinja takes approximately 2 hours from Kampala. You will see the Mabira forest, Lugazi sugar cane plantations, and the newly constructed bridge on your way to Jinja. Activities here include whitewater rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, bungee jumping, quad biking, golfing, jet boat trips, and tubing, among others.

  • Lake Bunyonyi

This is another popular destination to visit on your self-drive trip in Uganda. This magnificent lake is known to have 29 historical islands and is considered the second-deepest lake in Africa. Bunyonyi is popular for short trips or safaris from Kanpala and is also a popular destination for tourists looking to calm down and chill after a safari in the southwestern circuit.

  • Uganda National Parks

Get the opportunity to visit some of Uganda’s popular safari parks, such as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for the famous gorilla trekking, Kibale for chimpanzee tracking, Queen Elizabeth for wildlife viewing and boat trips, Murchison Falls for the big five sightings and great waterfalls, lush vegetation, and spectacular landscapes, among others.