Uganda is an amazing safari destination blessed with a wide variety of fascinating attractions ranging from culture and wildlife to unique landscapes and water bodies. However, the majority of the attractions are located in some of the most remote regions of the country and getting there will always require a well-serviced and strong 4×4 car.
A 4×4 car has an engine that is capable of powering all four wheels simultaneously offering it that extra shaft to traverse through any type of terrain whether rugged, steep, muddy or sandy. You can rent a 4×4 car in Uganda for both on-road and off-road trips including park tours, business trips, research field trips, camping adventures and family vacations. Some of the top 4×4 cars in Uganda include the Safari land cruiser, Land cruiser Prado, Toyota rav4, Nissan Patrol and Hilux among others all available for short and long-distance overland trips.
Before you decide to embark on self drive or driver-guided 4×4 tour in Uganda, here are some essential features you should check in the 4×4 you intend to hire.
1- Ground clearance – One of the most essential features of any 4×4 is the ride height, the amount of space between the car tire base or surface level and a car’s axle. A higher ground clearance offers more vertical room for wheel to travel and also easily absorb road shocks on rough terrain. A 4×4 with high ground clearance avoids damage to the car chassis and underbody while giving the passenger the utmost comfort on any type of road surface.
2- Torque – Torque is the measurement of a car’s ability to do work. The greater the torque, the greater the amount of power an engine can produce. A high torque allows the car to accelerate faster when the car is starting meaning you can reach high speeds without unnecessarily using a lot of fuel.
3- Traction control system – A good 4×4 car should have a traction control system – a secondary function of ESC designed to prevent loss of traction or wheel spin. A wheel spin can compromise steering control and cause a driver to lose control over the tires that no longer have a hold of the road surface leading to accidents. So before you drive off in your rental 4×4 car in Uganda- please make sure the traction control system is fully operational.
4- 4×4 tire size – A well-sized 4×4 tire should be around 33 inches in height and have between 16 to 18 inches of tire-to-rim gap to maximize the sidewall of the tire and easily absorb impact and shocks from rough road surfaces. A big and string tire means you wont have to worry about flat tires or underbody and chassis scrapings from rough surfaces.
5- Space – Another important feature you should consider when you decide to rent a 4×4 car in Uganda is the space for passengers and cargo. Make sure you book a 4×4 that offers adequate legroom and also space for luggage especially if you are planning a camping trip or traveling with family.
6- Special Features – A customized 4×4 is the perfect car for park safaris with special features like a pop-up roof that offers tourists a chance to peep out and get clear views of nature and wildlife, a cooler box for refreshments and rooftop tents for those interested in budget camping adventures.
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