While options for rent a car for self drive in Uganda are growing , driving yourself is not recommended for safety and comfort purposes, as roads that lead to the parks are not in good condition plus routes are not well marked making it a nightmare road trip especially for new visitors.
We present to you some reasons why you should not hesitate to rent a driver in Uganda if you plan on visiting any national park.
1- Comfort – Being on the wheel for several hours is quite a headache , why not just sit back relax , chat with friends, get on the internet or do your business chores while your personal driver takes you to the park. You dont have to worry about cleaning the car, fixing a mechanical problem or any other car issue for that matter – its all covered by the driver.
2- Routing – Uganda is a huge safari destination with parks spread across all corners of the country and getting there is no easy task as there various routes; marked and unmarked and there is no better way to get to a park than with a professional driver who has been to there before. A GPS might be a feasible solution but trust me when I say that a driver is way better at guiding.
3- Park Knowledge– Unless you are conversant with the park wildlife and attractions, it’s always advisable to go with someone with knowledge about all these. Not only will you get accurate information about the wild animals, but the local driver will also even teach you some local names you have never heard of.
4- Game track knowledge – Yes you may have rented that GPS but you cant trust the guide gadget when it comes unmarked game park routes. You will need a driver to guide you through popular and unpopular game tracks for that full game drive experience you surely deserve.
5- Security – We all have to admit that traveling around a foreign country alone is pretty scary, you need to travel with someone who knows the place to feel secure. Talking with locals is no easy task and neither is dealing with traffic officers if you are a foreigner. A driver will make you feel safe and comfortable during the road trip which is very vital for any successful trip.
Planning to visit one of Uganda’s pristine national parks this season and require services of a driver / tour guide; you can contact us now by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us now on +256-700135510 to speak with the reservations team.