A self drive road trip is one of the most exciting overland trips in the world- the freedom coupled with the flexibility to visit any destination of your choice t your own pace and time is what makes self drive adventures worth it. You get to cut off driver costs which is an added bonus but not all is green when it comes to driving yourself around a foreign destination- You are at a high risk of getting lost or falling victim of traffic law offenses or fraudsters.
When you decide to travel with a driver, rest assured you will enjoy a comfortable road trip. Uganda is one of the best safari destinations in Uganda filled with various attractions found within the cities and remote parts of the country and the best way to get there is in a rental car. A driver for hire in Uganda will cost between US$ 30 to 50 per day depending on the type of car you choose plus the rate covers meals and accommodation during the road trip.
Are you planning to explore Uganda this season and wondering whether to self drive or opt to car rental Uganda with a driver, below are some reasons why you should definitely travel with a hired driver.
1- Security – One of the top reasons why you should travel with a driver on your next road trip is because of security reasons. You will always feel safer when you have a local who knows the place and people better than you- the risk of falling victim of fraudsters or robbers is very low as the driver will act as your personal bodyguard advising you and fending off any suspicious people.
2- Comfort – Another reason why you should car rental Uganda with a driver over self drive trip is the level of comfort you get when you opt for the former. You won’t have to do anything when yu travel with a driver giving you all the rest and time to chat with friends and family. Chores like fixing a mechanic problem, washing the car, replacing a flat tire, refueling and steering are all handled by the driver so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy your trip.
3 – Information – Online travel guides and books will not tell the whole story about an attraction or destination but an experienced and well-trained driver will give you all up-to-date background information about the history, culture, wildlife and latest happenings so you can enjoy an informative trip. You will also get a chance to learn some local dialects including popular Luganda & Swahili words plus sample the local cuisine with your Ugandan driver.
4- Routing – GPS and Google Maps are two of the best travel gadgets and apps respectively widely used on self drive adventures. However, they cant be as accurate as a local driver who has been on the road for several years and knows the updated routes including those currently under construction as well as shortcuts. You wont ever have to worry about getting lost in Uganda when you hire a driver as they have driven to almost every part of the country and guarantee to get you where you are going on time.
5- Car Choice Flexibility – When you decide to self drive Uganda, you will have to choose a car that not only suits your budget and personal needs but also can be driven by you meaning you get fewer rental car options. But when you decide to hire a driver, then you can choose a car you can drive for example if you are used to driving small or midsized SUVs , you will get chance to travel in a much bigger 4×4 safari car like the Safari Land cruiser or Van with a driver.
So if you are planning a self drive adventure in Uganda this season, think twice before you make the final decision. We highly recommend you car rental Uganda with a driver for a stress-free safer, more comfortable and informative road trip through the cities, parks and remote destinations.
To hire a driver and rental car in Uganda today, simply get in touch with us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us now on +256-779232316 to speak with our reservations team. We look forward to giving you a truly amazing overland experience in the Pearl Of Africa.