A driver for hire is a professional tasked with the responsibility of driving you from point A to B safely, comfortably, and on time. The service a hired driver offers can be compared to that of an air hostess, fully committed to the job and always willing to give a helping hand plus information on request hence you can always be assured you will have a very insightful road trip.
But it’s good to note that not all drivers are the same, there are various categories of drivers you can hire for different purposes ranging from private to public services in various regions and each charging different prices. We at Kampala Car rental services have a team of well-trained drivers for hire in Kampala city ready to give you a memorable safe and informative road trip. However as many as categories as they are, we have narrowed them down to just the top four most popular ones.
Chauffeur – Number 1 on the list of driver categories in Kampala is the chauffeur, a french origin word meaning motorist way back in the early 19th century, now the term has evolved into a person hired to drive someone around the city on leisure, business or special occasion in privately owned or hired vehicle. Unlike other drivers, a chauffeur always has to be well-groomed, smart, friendly , punctual and most importantly drive safely. When you travel with a chauffeur, you will be treated like royalty and that’s why they are usually hired for weddings, VIP airport transfers, executive business trips among other important private services.
Tourist Guide – Also known as a safari or tour guide, this is one of the most trained and experienced driver categories in Kampala city. Sometimes called a driver-guide, he/ she is well versed with tourist attractions around the city as well as other regions of Uganda. If you are planning to safari Uganda alone, as a couple, family or group, then it’s always recommended your hire a tour guide for safe and informative safari adventure. Equipped with adequate knowledge about the routes, historic & background info about parks, wildlife, cultures and weather, you can always be sure you will get where you are going safely and arrive in time.
Cargo driver – Also known as a delivery driver or truck driver as most Kampala people call them, these are drivers hired to transport medium size and heavy cargo from one destination to another usually remote destinations or outside borders of the country. These drivers are under contract with organizations & companies that hire out large commercial vehicles like trucks, trailers, lorries to transport their merchandise safely and most importantly deliver it to customers in time.
Taxi & Bus Drivers – The most popular drivers for hire in Kampala city are the taxi & bus drivers who offer public transportation around the city, suburbs and remote regions of Uganda. Regarded as the cheapest drivers but also most reckless on the road, they are stationed in the city parks and also do drive-by pick-ups of passengers along the streets. If you are looking for a cheap but uncomfortable way to travel, then you should consider boarding a public taxi or bus in Kampala.
There are a variety of other driver categories to choose from but the above 4 make the cut as the most popular in Kampala city. Planning a guided road trip in Uganda and needing the services of a hired driver, we at Kampala car rental services will be more than delighted to offer you a professional English-speaking driver at affordable rates that suit your budget as well as personal needs. You can contact us now by sending an email to email@example.com or call us now on +256-785231603/ +256-758540071 to speak with our team