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Are you in Kampala and you are planning a self drive road trip adventure this season? Regardless of whether it’s a solo, family or group trip, delighting in your own drive is one of the most unforgettable experience in Uganda. At Kampala car rental services, we advise travelers to make early planning and booking so as to come up with a smooth and pleasant road trip. In this article, below, we are glad to present to you some of the that will keep you safe and comfortable during self drive in Uganda or any other safari destination for that matter;

Consider the Fuel Type of the Car

While planning your self drive rental, feel free to inquire about the fuel consumption of the car. Open up to the reservation team about your favorite type of car. It is important to note that some cars do use diesel whilst others use Petrol.  And cars that do use petrol are costly compared to those that use Diesel but usually come some less associated challenges on a road trip.

 Acquire a Valid Driving Permit

For everyone planning a self drive road trip in Uganda this Season, we advise that you acquire a valid international driving permit that has been in existence for at least two years. This is applicable to all foreigners and alternatively you are required to present a document which shows that you have been permitted to take a self drive through the country. You will be requested to present these Copies before you are handed over the car Keys.

Respect and Follow Traffic Signs

it is an important note Just like anything another country, the Pearl of Africa is equipped with numerous traffic signs posts that are to be obeyed by everyone and these will guide you on how to drive safely on the road. On your self drive road trip, you will encounter these Signages such as; traffic signs that will command you not to overtake, no parking, Zebra crossing, speed limit, traffic lights among others.

Don’t Drink and Drive

While in Uganda, remember not to drive under the influence of alcohol. This is a great offence in the country and it puts the lives of all people in your car at a great risk.

Rent a car from a reputable company

There are many existing car rental agencies in Uganda therefore it is important to note that the competition is stiff. Most of them do carry out a variety of online adverts, thus you ought to be careful while choosing which one to use for your self drive road trip experience. This is a bit tricky but you need to make choice of the best company that will grantee to offer you the most outstanding self drive car rental services. Task yourself to read through their reviews written by the past clients before you proceed booking with them.

Select the right car for your safari destination

It is also important to note that not all vehicles are fit for all road trip experience. Therefore, before you make the final decision about which car to choose for your self drive safari, feel free to consult from the reservation team which one can be suitable for your tour this season in whatever destination you are planning the trip. Small saloon cars like Premio are not recommended to use in places with rough rugged terrains as well as off beaten tours. You will therefore need 4×4 station wagon vehicles with ability to navigate through all road conditions regardless of the weather conditions.

Uganda is a left-hand driving country

While some countries drive following the right hand, for the sake of Uganda, we drive keeping left on all roads. Therefore, driving the opposite can lead to accidents, therefore endeavor to always keep left regardless of which location of the country.

In case you are planning a future self drive road trip in Uganda, we hope the above tips can guide you delight in a safe and comfortable safari. To book with us, simply get in touch with our reservation team by sending an email at info@kampalacarrentalservices.com or call us directly on +256-785231603/ +256-758540071

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