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Top 5 Affordable Uganda Car Rental Locations To Book A Car

Top 5 Affordable Uganda Car Rental Locations To Book A Car

Uganda is the thirty-second largest country in Africa divided into 135 districts with up to 16 recognized cities. The districts are grouped into 4 major regions namely Central, Western, Eastern and Northern regions each with varying attractions that range from culture and wildlife to landscapes and water bodies. Uganda’s transport network is rapidly growing with the majority of roads in the cities and those leading to major destinations all well-constructed or under repair.

Are you planning to explore Uganda’s cities, suburbs, parks and remote destinations?, then you will surely need to rent a car in Uganda for self drive trip or with a driver for a much safer and more comfortable road trip. However, the pick-up and drop-off location is a major factor that will either increase or decrease the price of any rental car and that’s why you need to take great care when choosing where you will start and end your road trip.

Uganda Car Rental Deal has been in the car rental business for over 5 years and we are glad to present to you 5 of the best and most affordable car rental locations in Uganda where you can book a rental car from or drop it at no extra charge from the company.

1- Kampala city

The capital city of Uganda is by far the most affordable location to rent a car in Uganda as the majority of the car rental companies are situated within Kampala. The city is also the best base to explore Uganda and also sample the culture & history of Uganda and the way of life of city dwellers. The Kampala-Entebbe highway, city center and suburbs are dotted with several booking offices you can easily get to using public means or Uber. You can pick and drop off a rental car at any place within Kampala at no extra cost.

2- Entebbe city

Granted city status in 2020, Entebbe is situated 36 Km southwest of Kampala on the peninsula of Lake Victoria; Africa’s largest lake. This beautiful lake-side city is the first place you visit when you arrive in Uganda and is also among the best places to rent a car in Uganda with no extra charge for picking up or droping off the car close or at the airport.

3- Jinja city

Dubbed the Adventure capital of East Africa, Jinja is another popular car rental location in Uganda. The city is located 81 km east of Kampala close to the infamous River Nile with lots of exciting land and water sports adventures fit for all age groups. There are few Uganda car rental companies based in Jinja meaning pick-up and drop-off in Jinja will always incur a small extra fee fro transferring the car to the city and back.

4- Kabale town

Kabale Town best car rental location in western Uganda due to its proximity to some of the top national parks and attractions.  Situated in the Kigezi sub-region, Kabale is located 142 km southwest of Mbarara and up to 410 km southwest of Kampala city. The town is the best base to explore Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla parks with each destination situated just a few miles away from the main town.

5- Gulu city

Gulu city is located 333km north of Kampala city and is regarded as the best car rental location to rent a car in northern Uganda.  Once ravaged by LRA rebel wars in the 90s, Gulu has developed into one of the safest destinations in Uganda with a good transport and communication network attracting several business ventures and non-governmental organizations to set up base in this city. There are barely any car rental companies in Gulu hence if you are planning to rent a car, it will incur an extra charge to transport the rental to and from Gulu city.


Planning to rent a car in Uganda and looking the best and most affordable location to pick-up and drop-off your rental, the above 5 destinations are guaranteed to give you that. To book a rental car or service in any location within Uganda, simply get in touch with us by sending an email to or call us now on +256-779232316 to speak with the reservations team.

Bryan Muhoozi

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