A driver aka chauffeur is someone paid to drive a client from one destination to another. The driver could be a woman or man with a driving license, experience on the road with good knowledge about routes and destination information. But what makes a driver better than the other is what we are explaining. When you decide to hire a driver in Uganda or any other destination for that matter, below are some major items you should ensure are in place.
Valid Documents – This is the most important item when searching for the perfect driver, he/ she has to own a valid driver license, national ID and or a driving school certificate as this signifies trustworthiness and security.
Experience – Always look for a driver that has been on road for more than 3 years , the higher the level of road experience, the better. We all feel more secure with someone who has been doing something for a long time than with someone who just started out. Has he/ she worked for a company before or just for a an individual as personal driver.
Destination Knowledge – A good driver will have adequate knowledge about the destinations he/ she is driving to. That accurate and updated information about a place is very vital especially for first time visitors. A driver who knows information about the city, parks and remote villages is worth the pick.
Mechanic Expertise– A driver with knowledge about fixing common mechanical problems is a sure pick, you dont have to worry about waiting along the road for a mechanic when you have a well learned driver to with a tool box ready to fix the problem.
Language Diversity – You have to get a local driver who knows atleast 4 languages including English, Luganda, Kiswahili, Lunyankole, French or any other added language. This will help you communicate better while also experiencing other languages along the way
Grooming – This is a very important factor when it comes to choosing a driver to hire, you have to go for someone who can dress for the occasion , trimmed hair and good body odor all add to smartness of driver. We all like it when we are guided by a good looking person, dont we.
Car Handling – Book a driver that can handle both manual and automatic transmission cars , driving under speeds that wont frighten a client and obeying traffic lights and signs along the way.
Social – Always choose a driver with a good social life in persona as well as online. A friendly and outgoing driver is someone you will want showing you around instead of a someone who locks him/ herself off the social grid.
Good reviews – Lastly but not least, always go for the driver with good reviews from past clients, you can find these on google, facebook, twitter or any other social platform plus friends. A good review symbolizes trust and reliability.
The above factors will help you choose the perfect driver to hire for a road trip in Uganda. We at Rent A Driver Uganda have a team of well trained Uganda drivers ready to guide you around the city, park or any other destinations for that matter. Get in touch with us today to hire a driver by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us now on +256-700135510 to speak with the reservations team.