Self Drive In Uganda

Why Choose this option
Frequently Asked Questions
  • At Rent A Car Uganda, we understand how appealing the thought of self drive holiday is for some clients. The comfort and freedom of driving your own 4X4 car to any destination within Uganda will make your itinerary more flexible, you can travel at your own pace and time giving you a personal road trip experience.  The self drive car option offers you an opportunity to explore any destination of your choice, whether it’s a national park or popular up-country destination; you will be in the driving seat. We also offer breakdown assistance or a replacement car in the unlikely event that anything should happen to your rental car to ensure a safe and uninterrupted road trip.

    Looking for the perfect car for self drive in Uganda? Just get in touch with us through or call us on +256-701367970 and we will reserve for you a car prior to your arrival. Whether you want a small 4-door Rav4 or Land Cruiser, we got you covered.

    Suitable cars>>>> Toyota Rav4- US$ 45 per day , Land Cruiser Prado- US$ 80 per day INquire now

  • Q. Why take a self drive in Uganda?

    A self drive gives you the freedom and flexibility to decide on where you travel and what you see and do at your own pace..

    Q. Pre-book a car or book when on arrival?

    A. By pre-booking with, you receive the benefit of our purchasing power. Our prices with the major self drive car rental operators are considerably lower than walking in off the street in a foreign country to rent a car. In addition you are pre-book in advance but you pay on arrival so the risk of fluctuations in the currency are reduced and internet rip-offs is avoided after all payment is done on arrival at entebbe international airport.

    Q.At what age is one allowed to drive in Uganda?

    A. 18 is the standard age. However we do offer hire Cars for younger drivers between the age of 17 and above for the car in which you are interested in hiring.

    Q. Can I return the rental vehicle early?

    A. Yes, this is possible however no refund of unused rental days is allowed by car rental companies.

    Q. What kind of fuel will my rental car require?

    A. Rental cars with most suppliers will come in both petrol and diesel models, which can usually be requested at the time of booking. Although in many cases no guarantee can be given, depot staff will do their absolute best to provide a car with the fuel type requested. In the case of Car Leasing, fuel type is guaranteed to be exactly what you selected.but aall our cars are given out less fuel and \no refund in case you return the car with your fuel, please note that in mind while fueling the car.

    Q. Do I require an International Driving Permit?

    A. An International Driving Permit (IDP) is proof that you hold a valid drivers licence in your home country at the date of issue of the IDP. This should be carried with your domestic drivers licence. It is a very useful travel document and is required or recommended for many countries when hiring a motor vehicle. How do I receive confirmation?

    Q. Do I need to take out Travel Insurance?

    A. Yes, this is strongly recommended and your travel agent is the best person to advise on the right policy for your holiday vacation.

    Q. Why do I need Travel Insurance when the car is already insured?

    A. In most countries an 'excess' will apply in the event of an accident or theft of the vehicle. This is the renter's responsibility, however many travel insurance policies now have provision to cover you for car rental excess up to a specified amount. Therefore,in case of an accident the company's insurance pays %60 and if the damage is out of the clients negligence , the client pays %40 if the excess was applied, you have the option to claim it back on your travel insurance policy. Alternatively, ask self drive for their Hire Car Excess Insurance rate to cover damage and theft excess charges up to Safe Driving


Featured Self Drive Safaris + Routes & Distance

From Route Distance Time
Kampala Masindi- Kampala road 260 km 3 Hrs: 40 mins
Gulu Gulu- Arua road 156 km 2 Hrs: 50 mins
Jinja Masindi- Kampala road 335 km 4 Hrs: 50 mins
From Route Distance Time
Kampala Kabale - Mbarara rd 472 km 7 hrs: 5 mins
Mbarara Kabale- Mbarara rd 206 km 3 Hrs: 30 mins
Kabale Kabale-Kachwekano 67 km 1 Hr: 30 mins
From Route Distance Time
Kampala Masaka Rd & Mbarara - Kasese rd 386 km 5: 20 mins
Mbarara - Kasese rd
120 km 1: 35 mins
Kabale - Mbarara rd & Ntungamo - Katunguru rd
183 km 2: 27 mins
From Route Distance Time
Kampala-Hoima & Kyenjojo - Hoima rd
400 km 5: 30 mins
Fort Portal
Fort Portal-Mbarara rd
36 km 32 mins
Kabale Kabale- Mbarara rd 292 km 3: 43 mins
From Route Distance Time
Masaka Rd & Mbarara-Masaka rd
235 km 3: 29 mins
Mbarara Mbarara - Masaka rd 65 km 1 hour
Kabale Kabale - Mbarara rd 205 km 2: 51 mins





































Self Drive

A self drive safari is unique way to explore Uganda on your own and in your time. Travel 256 is a trusted Car rental agency specializing in organizing self drive trips and guided Uganda tours for solo travelers and small groups at the most affordable rates.


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Rent A Car Uganda offers car hire services to all districts and tourist destinations in Uganda.Whether it's a national park or remote place you want to visit..Do you want to drive yourself or require a Chauffuer ? We Got you covered


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