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Who we are - Best Uganda Self Drive service provider

4×4 Uganda self Drive is the best and affordable self drive Uganda company you can trust with your next Uganda self drive safaris. Planning to visit the “Pearl Of Africa” soon, we have a wide fleet of cars of 4×4 self drive Uganda options you can hire for a memorable roadtrip. 

Whether you are visiting as a group of friends, family or even on a solo self drive trip, we have a car for everyone regardless of your budget. 

Our car rental prices in Uganda are manageable with our discounted rates and seasonal Uganda car rental offers. We offer cheap self drive Uganda rates which start from as low as $40 per day and get to drive to any destination of your within the country.

If its your first time to travel to this country, we arrange Uganda Self Drive safaris including long and short trips. Fun doesn’t stop on the road with our unlimited Uganda self drive services to any part of  the country you would like to visit. 

Our self drive vehicles are not only limited to Uganda but we also offer self drive east africa which gives you the opportunity to explore Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda throughout your roadtrip. 

Some of our self drive Uganda cars for hire you can choose from include; 4×4 Toyota Rav4, 4×4 land cruiser Prado TX/TZ, 4×4 land cruiser V8, 4×4 land cruiser GX manual, land cruiser hardtop, saloon cars, mini-buses, safari vans and different kind of jeeps.

Go on and rent a self drive Uganda car with us today!

Why Choose 4x4 Uganda Self Drive

Best and reliable cars

We pride ourselves in providing the best reliable cars for your Uganda self drive safaris with low mileage and well maintained for a hassle free self drive Uganda. 

Unlimited Mileage

We give you the opportunity to explore Uganda at your own pace on your roadtrip to the various destinations within the “Pearl of Africa” with our reliable vehicles.  

Affordable prices

We won’t say we are the cheapest but we do offer the best and affordable car rental Uganda for travelers interested in Uganda self drive safaris. Looking for a reliable car for your trip at affordable rates, count on us. 

Explore our Uganda Self Drive cars

We so far have the best self drive cars for hire in Uganda at very affordable prices. Regardless of your budget, you will be able to get the best car for your trip in Uganda. 

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Toyota RAV4

Our Rav4 is one of the best and fuel efficient cars to use on your Uganda self drive safaris trip or rental with a driver. 

It is a full-time 4×4 car giving it the strength to go through various terrains with ease. 

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Land Cruiser TX/TZ

Enjoy the comfort that comes with our Land Cruiser TX/TZ on your self drive Uganda roadtrip. 

This comes equipped with a 4×4 system and other amenities for a memorable roadtrip in Uganda. Reserve it today

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Land Cruiser V8/VX

Our Land Cruiser V8/VX is one of the best choices if you are looking for a luxurious, super comfortable car for your trip in Uganda. 

This too comes with super comfortable seats and is a perfect 4×4 car for your trip.

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Safari van

Rent a 4×4 Safari van in Uganda for your travel arrangements in Uganda. This spacious vehicle has enough space for 6-8 people without sacrificing comfort for anyone. 

Traveling as a group of friends or family, this is the best car. 

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Safari Land Cruiser

Looking for the best customised car to use on your Uganda safaris trip? count on our Safari Land Cruiser.

This comes with enough space for 7-9 people and a full time 4×4 car making it the best for African roads especially in national parks.

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Saloon car hire

On tight budget but would need a car to take you through the various destinations mainly across towns. We have the best saloon cars that incude Vitz, premio, spacio and much more. 

From as low as $30, you will be able to self drive in Uganda

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Car Rental Uganda with Rooftop tent

Nothing beats the experience of  sleeping overlooking a billion stars right in the sky. The whole experience is memorable and that’s what our car rental with rooftop tent presents to you. We have a reliable fleet of cars you can choose from while on your uganda self drive with a rooftop tent. This includes complete 4×4 cars designed to give you a hassle free off-road experience. 

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Land Cruiser with Popup roof

Imagine enjoying beautiful scenic views and various spotting various wildlife species as they roam freely in the park right from the comfort of your car? This is exactly what our Land Cruiser with Popup roof presents to you. The popup roof is easy to place and we can avail a Land Cruiser with popup roof at very affordable prices.  


Car rental in Uganda with camping gear

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Uganda is ranked as the best destination in the world and because of this, most travelers visiting the country always prefer camping safaris which brings them closer to the wild hence car rental with camping gear being the best option for such an experience. 

Uganda self drive with camping gears gives you the freedom to explore the country at your own pace and hence discovering hidden gems off-the-beaten-path. Uganda’s tourist destinations give you an opportunity to spot wildlife and with camping gears, you can easily immerse yourself in nature. Whether you want to go Gorilla trekking in the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or exploring the beautiful savannah vegetation in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda self drive car rental is a perfect choice.

How to book your Uganda self drive vehicle

Are you planning to visit Uganda? If you need to rent a car in Uganda for your movements across country,  we are the best uganda car rental company to use. Whether you are interested in self drive Uganda or car rental in Uganda with  driver, we will definitely arrange that for you.

The big question is how can one rent a car in  Uganda with 4×4 Uganda self Drive ltd? Below are the answers;

Hiring a car in Uganda is so simple with us. Kindly visit our contact page and fill in the form. State the type of car for hire in Uganda that you want, dates of car hire, either with a driver or self drive then send. We shall get back to you as soon as possible with the great car rental Uganda offers. We have an amazing team ready to help you select the perfect car for your trip in Uganda.

Alternatively, you can contact us directly on +256705899282 and our reservations team will take you through each and everything you would like to know and the booking process.  These mobile numbers are always on 24/7 to offer support to whoever wants to rent a car in Uganda. Call now and hire a 4×4 self drive car for your Uganda safari.

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    Frequently asked Uganda Self Drive questions

    What are the road rules in Uganda?

    Before renting a car for either 4×4 self drive Uganda or car hire Uganda with a driver, one is required to know the road rules and regulations. This helps one to avoid accidents and mistakes on the road. Here at 4×4 Uganda self drive Ltd brief our clients on some of the road rules and regulations prior giving them our cars.

    What is the age limit for self drive Uganda car hire?

    The accepted age limit for Uganda car rental on a self drive basis is between 23 to 75 years. . This is done to ensure safety both for our clients and the company at large.

    Requirements for hiring a car for self drive in Uganda?

    Here at 4×4 Uganda self drive Ltd, have specific requirements one must have before hiring a car on a self drive basis. Before confirming your car rental in Uganda for self drive, one must provide us with his/her copy of a valid driving license and a copy of a valid passport. However, if you want to hire a car in Uganda with a driver, then none of the above is required.

     How can I obtain a driving license in Uganda?

    Obtaining a driving license in Uganda is one of the most important things especially if you are planning to own a car or rent a car for self drive in Uganda. 

    This acts as proof that indeed you have are licensed to be on the road. 

    Is it safe to self-drive in Uganda?

    Uganda is considerd to be one of the safesty places around the world. As long as you follow the set traffic guidelines, you will be safe while on your Uganda self drive safaris. 

    Which Car is Perfect for Self Drive in Uganda?

    When it comes to self drive in Uganda, all types of cars can be used or hired. Selecting your perfect car for your roadtrip depends on where you are going but we recommend 4×4 cars because these are strong and reliable options. 

    When is the best time to rent a car in Uganda?

    Hiring a car in Uganda is perfect throughout the year. You can rent a car in Uganda at anytime of the year. It doesn’t matter the period you need the car because we give you any type of car at any time in any place in Uganda and other East African countries.

    Is my driving License accepted in Uganda?

    Yes! Your valid driving permit from your country is accepted in Uganda. You do not require another driving permit when you hire a car in Uganda self drive safaris experience. All you need is to present your valid driving permit and you will be allowed to drive in Uganda and self drive east africa as well.

    Can I drive the car from Uganda and cross to other countries?

    Our services are not only limited to Uganda self drive but we also provide self drive east africa services allowing you to cross with the car to other countries in East Africa. Ren a car Uganda and cross to Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Congo. We do not limit your adventure by allowing you to cross borders with our cars.

    Are cars for self drive Uganda comprehensively insured?

    Yes, all our cars at 4×4 Uganda self drive Ltd are comprehensively insured. You do not need to worry about anything while on your roadtrip. You are safe and catered for by our insurance policy.

    What vehicles have right of way in Uganda?

    Like any other country, there’s a group of cars in Uganda that have right of way and these do include ambulaces, the president’s convoy, delegates, Police cars with sirens, Fire brigade and much more. 

    Is Uganda left hand or right hand drive?

    This is one of the common questions asked by travelers visiting on their Uganda self drive but you are supposed to drive from the left hand side of the road while in Uganda. This is not the same case for travelers who would wish to self drive Rwanda. 

    In Rwanda,  you will be required to drive from the right hand side of the road. 

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    Uganda with a driver

    We have english speaking,  well experienced drivers for hire. Rent both a car with a driver at a low price from us and expect the best memorable experience both on the road and off-road. Our drivers are guides as well equipping you with so much that you would like to know about Uganda on your road trip. 

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    Rent a car in Uganda with GPS from 4×4 Uganda self drive ltd. We have the best cars for hire in East Africa and our vehicles are well maintained. Go on and rent a car with GPS in Uganda with us. 

    We bring you the best unlimited mileage car hire in Uganda with no strings attached. When you rent a car in Uganda with us for self drive or with a driver, you control your journey

    Are you a luxury traveler? Hire a car with our Uganda luxury car rental offers from 4×4 Uganda self drive Ltd. Go on and hire a luxury car with us now or read more here

    Safety tips for Uganda self drive

    Your safety is our top priority  and we ensure before we do give you the car, its fully equipped with the right safety features to keep you safe on your self drive uganda roadtrip.

    How to Select the right Vehicle for Uganda self drive Safari

    There are various key factors to note when choosing a car for Uganda self drive safari in order to have a perfect self drive experience while on your trip. These key factors include;

    It is very obvious that most of the 4×4 vehicles have a high ground clearance which helps them navigate through poor road conditions. No matter how challenging it maybe to navigate through unpaved roads of Uganda’s national parks and wildlife reserves, a 4×4 vehicle will provide the necessary traction and stability to tackle these terrains. The high ground clearance will definitely prevent damages to the vehicles under body.

    Since Uganda has a lot to offer, you may want to spend extended periods in the national parks and this requires you to have a lot of luggage that you will use. This implies that when choosing a car for Uganda self drive safari, you should choose one that will comfortably accommodate your travel party.  In case you are to travel in big groups, you should choose bigger vehicles such as a safari van, a mini bus or a safari Land cruiser.

    Before choosing a 4×4 vehicle to hire for self drive, you should inquire about the type of fuel and how much it uses per kilometer. A vehicle with high fuel efficiency will definitely take you longer distances on low fuel costs.

    By considering these factors, you can have a memorable and hassle-free self-drive safari experience in Uganda.

    Uganda self drives safari give you a unique flexibility to explore the wilderness at your own pace. However, in order for you to have an exciting self drive experience, you need to plan your itinerary.

    The most crucial thing to consider how long you are to spend in the country. Since Uganda has a lot of tourist destinations with different attractions, you need to plan for each day you spend on your Uganda self drive trip.

    Where to go on your Uganda self drive safaris

    Uganda has a variety of routes that lead to different beautiful parts of the country. Whether you’re to have a long road trip, travel to the famous national parks, or travel to cross the borders, this beautiful African country offers many nice routes to use. Since most of the travelers to Uganda come to explore the country, most of the best routes lead to the famous National Parks. Among the best routes for Uganda self drive are;

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    Self drive Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is among the most visited destinations in the country and this is because of the mountain gorillas that reside within her boundaries. The journey from Entebbe to Bwindi takes 9 to 10 hours. Traveling by road is the most rewarding option since you will see a lot of breathtaking sceneries along your way to the park. From Entebbe, you will drive and pass through Kampala, the capital city of Uganda and continue to the southwest of Uganda until you get to the park. During the journey, you will be stunned by the stunning scenic views of the rolling hills, green tea plantations and banana plantations plus much more
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    Self drive Murchison Falls National Park

    Being the Capital and most popular city of Uganda, Kampala is a starting point of most of the self drive trips. Murchison Falls National Park is located approximately 300 kilometers northwest of Kampala and it will take you between 6-7 hours, depending on traffic and road condition. Although this route is well-paved, a 4×4 vehicle is a perfect choice to ease navigation. During the journey, will definitely enjoy Along the way to the mighty Murchison Falls National Park, there are various attractions worth exploring such as the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This is the only place in Uganda where you will spot rhinos.
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    Self Drive Kidepo Valley National Park

    Starting from Kampala, your journey to Kidepo National Park takes about 10-12 hours and covers a total distance of 700 kilometers. This route takes you through different districts, towns and villages giving you an opportunity to experience the local way of living. As you overcome the different districts of Uganda, you will be surprised by stunning landscapes, rolling hills, and valleys. The road conditions differ from smooth tarmac to rough gravel, so it is advisable have a 4×4 vehicle for a better driving experience.
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    Self drive Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Popularly known to be home to the Popular tree climbing lions, Queen Elizabeth National Park is another destination you will need to explore on your self drive Uganda roadtrip. While here you will have a look at the various wildlife species as they roam freely in the park and also head to Kazinga channel where you will see crocodiles, hippos and abundant bird life. How to get there? Uganda car rental is the best option. From Kampala to this national park will take you between 7 -8hr

    Preparing for a Uganda self drive safari

    Before you embark on a Uganda self drive safari, it is very important for you to be prepared in order to have a memorable experience.

    Packing list

    When going for a Uganda safari, there are several important items you need to include on your packing list in order to have a memorable experience. With a fully equipped packing list, you will have the best safari trip in Uganda ever.  When coming for a Uganda self drive safari, your packing list should include; driver’s license, strong water proof jacket, strong hiking boots, gloves, appropriate clothing, sun protecting gears, binoculars and cameras.

    Vehicle Preparations

    Note that you will probably need a 4×4 vehicle for easy navigation due to the rough terrain. Make sure the vehicle is well serviced and in good condition to tackle the harsh road conditions in Uganda’s national parks. Before starting your Uganda self drive safari, make sure you have spare tire and spare kit just in case of any inconvenience during you safari.

    Travel documents

    When renting a car for self drive in Uganda, you have to present a copy of your travel documents (passport). This is just to satisfy us that our car will be very safe with you. Since you are going to be driving yourself, you also have to give us a copy of your valid international driver’s license or national driving permit.

    Health Preparations

    Your health should be the first priority whenever you are planning to go for a Uganda self drive safari. You should buy a travel insurance before leaving your home country and go for yellow fever vaccination. You should also come along with malaria tablets and deodorants. There are other guidelines you should follow to stay healthy during your Uganda safari. These guidelines include; drink bottled water, sleep in a protected mosquito net, avoid swimming in public water bodies and use sun screen.

    Top Things to do on a Uganda self drive Safari

    Uganda is ranked one of the most tourist destinations in Africa with a variety of exciting activities for those embarking on self drive safaris. From visiting its national parks to spotting different species of wildlife, Uganda has something to offer to everyone. Here are some of the top things to do on a Uganda self drive safari;

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    Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is Uganda’s renowned destination for gorilla trekking and is located in the southwest of the country. This national park is home to half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain Gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi one of the most tourist activities in Uganda.

    Trekking through this huge forest allows travelers to witness these African magnificent creatures which share almost 98% of man’s DNA in their natural habitat. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is divided into four sectors namely; Buhoma, Rushaaga, Ruhija and Nkuringo. Each of these sectors offers unique gorilla families to trek.

    In case you want to go Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you should book a trekking permit in advance to secure your trip. With a permit, you are allowed to spend upto 1hr close to these endagered species.  

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    Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park

    Murchison Falls National Park is ranked the largest national park of Uganda and is located in the Northwestern part of the country. A game drive in Murchison Falls National Park is a very rewarding experience since the park has a variety of wildlife species to be spotted in their natural habitat.

    Game driving in Murchison Falls National Park is an unforgettable adventure itself since it offers a glimpse into the unbelievable biodiversity of Uganda. Are you a wildlife enthusiast or simply looking to immerse yourself in the wild nature? A game drive in this large national park will give you the best moments in life.

    The park is also home to world’s most powerful waterfall  – Murchison Falls and you will be able to hike to the top of the falls to witness this magnificient falls which are caused by the Nile river forcing its way through a narrow gorge. Its truly memorable getting to see the falls and you will also be able to capture the rainbow thats seen in photos

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    Wildlife and Bird Watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most visited national park in Uganda and is located in the southwestern region of Uganda. This national park harbors a diverse range of wildlife species attract most of its visitors, Queen Elizabeth National Park covers a surface area of about 1,978 square kilometers which makes it one of Uganda’s largest protected areas. The park has a very nice savannah vegetation, huge forests, and lakes that make it an ideal destination for nature lovers.

    The impressive array of wildlife is practically one of the main attractions of Queen Elizabeth National Park. While on a Uganda self drive safari in this park, visitors have an opportunity to spot 4 of the iconic big 5 African animals such as lions, buffaloes, elephants and leopards in their natural habitat. Queen Elizabeth National Park is also known for its huge population of hippos and crocodiles, which are mostly seen along the shores of the Kazinga Channel. Are you interested in spotting primates? This park is home to several primate species such as the famous chimpanzees, baboons, red-tailed monkeys, black & white colobus monkeys and vervet monkeys.

    Looking forward to viewing different species of wild birds? Queen Elizabeth National Park is a perfect choice for you as it has over 600 species of birds making it a paradise for bird watchers. Bird species to spot in this park include; The African fish eagle, African grey parrot, the handsome francolin, saddle-billed stock and many more.

    Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, a researcher or a bird lover, Queen Elizabeth National Park offers an unforgettable experience. With its stunning landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and abundant wildlife, it is a must-visit destination for wildlife nature lovers.

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    Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park

    Kibale National Park is located in Kabarole District, south of Fort portal District in the Western part of Uganda. This park offers an opportunity of chimpanzee trekking. With its diverse and huge tropical rainforest, it is harbors about 1,500 chimpanzee individuals and hence being one of the best destinations in Africa to spot these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.

    Chimpanzee trekking experience involves moving through trails of dense forests with guidance of park rangers and guides who are familiar with the animals’ behavior and movements. As you hike deeper into rainforests, you will probably hear the distant calling of chimpanzees. This will give you a rewarding experience and memorable stories to tell.

    The chimpanzee trekking experience will not only allow you to observe these beautiful creatures in their natural habitats but also give you an awareness about the importance of conserving and protecting their habitats. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park is indeed a memorable adventure that will give you a unique experience about these beautiful primates.

    Uganda offers a unique and exciting experience for travelers who are looking for an adventurous self drive trip. With its diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife, and friendly natives and well-maintained road network, Uganda is an ideal destination for self drive safari adventures.

    Travelers can choose to rent a 4×4 safari vehicle and embark on a self drive trip exploring the beauty of the country at their own pace. However, it is very important to take note that self driving in Uganda requires various cautions and preparations since road conditions vary. Nonetheless, the freedom and flexibility of a Uganda self drive safari is an experience like no other.