4x4 Car Hire in Uganda

How to Rent a Car in Uganda- What You Need to Know

Over 60% of the travelers who travel to Uganda now days do prefer hiring cars to drive them selves throw the country. Whether you want to hire a car in the in the pearl of Africa or abroad, there are some basic things you need to consider before venturing into the market place for a car to rent. It pays to do your research and have all that you need to hand before hiring a car and then you should follow these to ensure a smooth road ahead.

How do I hire a car?

What information do I need to provide when hiring a car?
Hiring a rental car gives you the freedom to travel around the destination of your choice at your own pace, however there are some things you need to be aware of in order to make it a straightforward experience.

Pick Up and Drop Off:
Be clear on the pick up and drop off location that is most convenient for you. For example if you wish to hire a car in London, is it easier for your pick up location to be direct from the airport, the station or would you prefer an inner city location? Your car hire company will be able to give you the range of options but just make sure you have booked the most convenient place for you.

The type of car to hire:
What type of car do you require? Several Uganda Car hire companies will have a range of different types of vehicle available, depending on the demand and time of year. So it is worth considering what you will be using your car for and how much space you require. The majority of car hire companies have big car fleet and they will be able to offer small, medium and large cars as well as estate, SUV and premium range cars.Though may of the cars will not be presented on the websites. Prices range considerably depending on which option you choose, but be assured a car can be tailored to suit your individual requirements.

At the time of pick up:
It is time to collect your car in the agreed destination and you’ll need to make sure you have the following things with you:

  • A valid driving license
  • A photocopy of your passport
  • Cash or Valid credit car for the transactions. Note: this will be advised to you by the company weather to come with cash or credit card.

But before you present the above things, you have to inspect the car so well to not the dents and scratches on it to avoid paying extra cash on the damages.

Enjoy your hire car!
Rule and regulations to follow while on the road driving

  1. Keep left when driving.
  2. It is illegal to drive any motor vehicle without valid driver license.
  3. The minimum age for driving is 18 years.
  4. Drivers and all passengers are required to wear protective seat belts.
  5. It is illegal to drive under the influence of drink or a drug. The permitted blood alcohol level is 0.08%.
  6. The speed limit on highways is 100 km/h (62 mph), outside built up areas – 80 km/h (50 mph) and 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban built up areas.
  7. To use of a mobile phone whilst driving is illegal.
  8. A rear-facing baby seat must not be fitted into a seat protected by an active frontal airbag.
  9. At intersections, drivers must give way to traffic from his right.
  10. The police phone number is 999.






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