Car Rental Uganda – Explore The West

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Nothing brings out that unlimited excitement, fun, and full adventure experience like embarking on a road trip in Uganda using your dream rental car. Yes, Uganda is dubbed the pearl of Africa for a good reason, offering plenty for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. From mountain gorillas to legendary Rwenzori Mountain ranges, the sweeping savanna plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda is a must-visit for exceptional experiences.

With car rental Uganda, you can perfectly explore the West at your comfort. Choose from our wide range of rental car fleets, drive comfortably, and enjoy a scenic view of the countryside characterized by rolling hills. We have the best 4×4 safari vehicle suitable for all kinds of terrains on Uganda tours –guided driver safaris or self-drive trips.

Our Fleet

Rooftop tent land cruiserOur selection of rental cars in Uganda ranges from 4×4 Land Cruisers, Toyota Rav4, Safari Vans, and Land Cruiser Prado. For large group travel, we have classic Coaster Buses with a capacity of up to 28 pax and for small groups of up to 9 pax, we have the best Safari Vans and Toyota Hiace Drone. If you are interested in a camping tour, you can either book a car with ground camping tents or you can rent a rooftop tent car in Uganda for a comfortable road trip throughout the country.

Places to explore in the west

Lake Mburo National Park

Located in Kiruhura District, Western Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park is the most accessible wildlife tour destination from the heart of Kampala. This park covers about 370sq.km of land area and is dominated by Lakes, about 5 of them including Lake Mburo. Using a rental car in Uganda, explore the best of Lake Mburo National Park on a guided game drive.

A game drive through the game trails of Lake Mburo N. Park is a great chance to look out for a diversity of animals such as impalas, Defassa waterbucks, oribis, buffaloes, elands, zebras, reedbucks, leopards, giraffes, and topics plus birds. Other exciting activities to enjoy on the Uganda tour in Lake Mburo N/Park include a launch cruise, bird watching, cycling or biking, horseback riding, cultural safaris, and nature walks.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park isn’t only a premier destination in the Western circuit, but also Uganda’s second biggest park, also renowned as the most visited park. This park spans over 1978sq.km, created in 1952 taking its name from the former Queen of England.

There are many ways to explore Queen Elizabeth N/Park, but none beats a game drive through the park’s sweeping Kasenyi plains or Ishasha sector. A game drive in this protected area rewards nature lovers with an excellent view of animals such as leopards, lions (including the tree-climbing lions at the Ishasha sector), buffaloes, elephants, antelope families, birds, and others.

Besides game drives, Queen Elizabeth National Park also provides the best of boat cruise excursions, hot air balloons, nature walks, chimpanzee tracking, community visits, and a lot more.

Kibale National Park

Lying within the Kabarole district, about 30 minutes drive from Fort Portal city, Kibale National Park is, without doubt, the primate safari destination offering the most thrilling chimpanzee trekking adventures. At Kibale, there are 13 primate species to look out on foot with an experienced park guide and including over 1500 chimpanzees, grey-cheeked mangabeys, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, L’hoest monkeys, Pottos, bush babies, vervet monkeys, red colobus monkeys, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

The legendary Rwenzori Mountain, a block mountain with ice on its summit lies right within the Rwenzori Mountains National Park. This park is most visited for mountaineering adventures with climbers conquering 5109m peaks –Margherita Peak; nature walks and hiking, birding, and cultural experiences.

Semuliki National Park

Semuliki still features among the least visited parks in Uganda and is located on the western side of the country. This compact park is home to 53 mammal species, 441 species of birds, and other natural wonders. At Semuliki, tourists can embark on a night game drive/day game viewing, nature walk/hiking, visit the Sempaya hot springs, bird watching, and a boat ride along Lake Albert.

Bwindi & Mgahinga

Go to the far Southwestern Uganda and explore Bwindi National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park on guided mountain gorilla trekking. Driving to these parks takes from 8-10 hours starting from Kampala city. They offer refuge to over half of the world’s 1063 endangered mountain gorillas that are left on earth as of to date. To be allowed to go gorilla trekking in any of these parks, you should have a gorilla permit each costing USD 700 per person.

Why are car rentals the best option to explore Uganda?

Flexibility

A road trip in Uganda using a rental car guarantees travelers the ultimate freedom to explore Uganda. You drive at your own pace and make stopovers at the interesting sites of your choice and these benefits aren’t available if you took a bus.

Safety

Car hire services guarantee safety, especially if you are a first-time traveler or even a repeat visitor. You can be driven to your destination safely by professionals who are familiar with the routes.

Comfort

If you are interested in a comfortable road trip in Uganda, then forget about public transportation. Hiring a car in Uganda is the best option that offers completely comfortable road travel to your destination, unlike public buses where passengers can be squeezing themselves.

Saves time

Public means of transportation do spend most of the time on the road due to multiple stopovers as the passengers get out and load more. With rental cars, you set off to your destination and make stopovers at particular points.

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