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Are you planning to rent a car in Uganda for self drive or driver-guided tour and wondering how to go about it, we at Uganda Car Rental Deal will be more than delighted to guide you through the whole process so you can make good booking decisions to save money and time. Find out all the information you need to know including requirements, ideal rental cars to book, how to book and make payments plus best travel option among other important car rental guide information.

Who can rent a car in Uganda?

Both locals and foreigners can easily book a rental car in Uganda as long as you are 18 years and above but the majority of car rental companies prefer persons of 23 to 75 years to drive their cars. You should also have over 3 years of driving experience as a precaution.

What are the requirements for self-drive in Uganda?

You will require a valid driver’s license for locals and an International Driver’s License for foreigners planning to self drive Uganda. Other required documents include a valid national ID or passport and an authorization letter from the company allowing you drive the vehicle within Ugandan borders.

What rental car types are available?

There are over 10 car types or categories available for hire in Uganda ideal for all types of travelers including safari tourists, businessmen, researchers, film & photographers, adventure seekers and VIP clients. Some of the most common types of rental cars include 4×4 cars, sedans, minivans, SUVs, CUVs, hatchbacks, buses, luxury cars and trucks among others all available at

What is the average cost of a rental car in Uganda?

The average cost of renting a car in Uganda depends on the car size or type with full-size car rental going for US$ 70 and above while small-size economy cars range from US$ 40 to 60 per day excluding driver and fuel. Minivans and bus prices range from US$ 120 to 200 per day with drivers excluding fuel making them the most expensive rental car types. All rates cover comprehensive insurance and government taxes based on unlimited mileage meaning you can drive to any destination within Ugandan borders.

How can i get a discount on any rental car?

You are eligible for a discount if you are a return customer or planning to rent a car in Uganda for a long-term period like weeks, months, or years. Remember the higher the number of rental days, the lower the price and vice versa. You can also get a rental discount on special occasions like public holidays and monthly or yearly seasonal company offers.

How to rent a car in Uganda?

Renting a car in Uganda can easily be done online or in person depending on which option is more convenient and money & time-saving for you. The majority of Uganda car rental companies have websites with a contact form and email addresses where you can send your inquiry. You can also make a call or WhatsApp chat which is a much faster way of reserving a rental car. Alternatively, you can decide to visit their office premises and book in person but this is the least convenient and time-wasting option.

How do I pay for my rental car?

Once you have determined the rental car of your choice and agreed on the prices and terms, you will then move on to the next step of paying for its reservation. You can make payments online through online payment modules like Paypal or Pesapal or wire money directly to the company account given in the invoice. Other forms of payments include Mobile Money as well as paying in person incase you dont have any mobile or bank account. The majority of Uganda car rental companies require a 30% deposit to be made and the balance be paid upon arrival just before the trip starts.

What’s the best option? Self drive or Guided Trip?

A first-time visitor to Uganda is highly advised to rent a car with a driver over self drive road trip for a safer, comfortable and more informative road trip. A self drive road trip is suitable for return tourists or ardent travelers who know how to use the GPS or Google Maps app. Not only will you cut out driver costs (food & accommodation) when you opt for self drive but you will also get maximum privacy and flexibility visiting any destination of your choice at your own pace and time. Choosing between a Uganda self drive and a guided trip goes down to your budget and balancing between love for adventure, safety and comfort.

Are you planning to rent a car in Uganda this season for self drive adventure or require a driver for the trip, we at Uganda Car Rental Deal will be more than happy to get you a suitable vehicle at a price that suist your budget and personal interests. You can get in touch with us today by sending an email to or call us now on +256-779232316 to speak with our reservations team.

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