In Uganda you drive on the left, you get stopped by traffic officers and you can buy plenty of fresh fruits and roasted meat along the road. A self-drive holiday in Uganda is a truly beautiful and unique experience. Car rental in Uganda is not a scary or complicated adventure but it does require some foresight and there are some things you should take into account when planning a holiday.
Unreliable public transport is something that is par for the course in Uganda. Uganda car rental is a good way to ensure that your holiday is smooth and to guarantee that you get to see the sights that you want to see when you want to see. There are a few basic tips, some universal, when choosing to take part in a holiday involving car hire in Uganda.
To start at the beginning and before you start to believe that the roads have been taken over by policemen; police officers are just everywhere and in places you least expect them that’s where they lay their ambush.
Rent A Car Uganda is represented in most of the towns in Uganda whereby you can pick your rental car up at one centre or airport and then drop it off at a different location.
Uganda authorities will accept any valid drivers licence as long as it includes a photo and is printed in English. Car hire in Uganda may require you to produce an international driver’s licence before they allow you to rent a car in Uganda. It is important that you check with your travel agent or car hire agent before you depart.
Petrol stations are not self-service and the attendant will normally offer to check your oil and water as well as clean your windscreen but our rental cars are fully serviced, no need for checking oil. A small tip of between 1 and 5 dollars is customary.
Speed limits and distances are sign posted in kilometres as are the speedometers in the car hire. Uganda is well known for the generally well maintained road network. Distances between towns can be vast though so plan your trip carefully, keep an eye on your petrol gauge and don’t pass up an opportunity to fill up.
A self-drive holiday in Uganda is an incredibly rewarding experience and with some foresight and planning it will create amazing memories. It is important that you speak to your travel agent and carefully your car hire, Uganda will then become a blank canvas on which to paint your memories.
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