Renting a car in Uganda is probably the safest and most comfortable way to explore the Pearl of Africa. There are a variety of interesting tourist attractions but the majority are situated in some of the most remote regions of the country with public means far from being convenient or safe. Whether you are planning to visit Uganda for a wildlife safari adventure, business project, research or leisure holiday, there is no denying that you will require a well-serviced rental car either for self-drive or with a local driver-guide.
You can easily rent a car in Uganda online through a company website (contact form, email or telephone) or offline in person, whichever option you choose- just make sure you book a rental car that fits your travel budget as well as personal interests. To secure a reservation of your rental car, you will have to make a 30 to 50% deposit to the Uganda car rental company account and below are four ways you can make your car rental payment in Uganda.
1- Pay Online -Digital payment is the best way to transfer money online conveniently in your seat using a laptop or phone. There are just a handful of online payment systems used in Uganda with Pesapal & Paypal being the most popular and trusted by both locals and foreign travelers.
2- Direct bank transfer– Another popular way of paying for a rental car in Uganda is by transferring the deposit directly to the Uganda car rental company back account through Mastercard, Visa or American Express. The invoice issued will contain the bank account of the company including bank name, address and account number. However, direct bank transfers are more costly in terms of surcharge fees and also take 2 to 3 days to get noticed.
3- Mobile payment– One of the cheapest and easiest ways for locals to make car rental payments is through Airtel & MTN mobile networks. All you require is a registered SIM card & app to pay for your rental car without using cash, cheque or credit cards. Mobile payments can be done conveniently using your own phone or a nearby mobile money station in case you want to transfer heavy money.
4- Pay In Person – Visiting the office and paying in person is the best way to avoid surcharge fees for transferring money online, directly or using mobile networks. The majority of Uganda car rental company offices are situated within Kampala & Entebbe city, two of the easiest places to access hence it shouldn’t take you long before you are in the office.
If you are planning to rent a car in Uganda this season but still haven’t decided how to pay for your rental car or service, you can choose one of the above 4 ways depending on which mode is more convenient and affordable for you. Get in touch with us today to reserve your rental car by simply sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +256779232316 to speak with our reservations team.