6 Steps to Help You Hire a Safari Car in Uganda 

Planning an adventure Uganda safari this season and want to hire a safari car for your next trip? Some travelers may want to compare the price of a rental car with a driver to car for self drive. If you decide to go for a guided tour, then you may go through fewer steps than when booking for a car for a self drive safari.

In Uganda, the best cars to hire for safari include the safari van, safari land cruiser and Toyota Hiace best for group and family tours, Rav4 which is ideal for small families or groups on self drive and as well can be used for guided tours and Land cruiser Prado. If you are looking forward to travel soon and still wondering how you can get a car for your trip, here are the steps you will help you hire a safari car in Uganda online or in person .

  • Search online or visit specific company office

Of late, the number of car rental and safari tour companies in Uganda has been on the increase. Genuine service providers have well organized websites showing all the products and services they offer. The first step to looking for a rental car in Uganda is searching about the service you want online so that different car rental companies will display and you can select which one to contact. Browse and enter key words of the topic into Google. Key words such as Uganda car hire, Safari car for hire in Uganda, rent a safari car in Uganda will help you get the top car hire companies and tour operators in the country.  

  • Inquire about the car

Considering the purpose of your trip, there are specific cars that will be suggested for you.  Some travelers already finalized on the type of car they want for their safari. When choosing the right car for a Uganda safari, consider the terrain of the destination plus the activities you want to do. For trusted advice in regards to this, please contact the company and inquire more about the car that you wish to hire for your safari. Details include the type of fuel the car uses and carrying capacity among others. You can alternatively visit the offices and meet the company team so that you can check the car you want to hire before making a final decision and booking. For those that are far and can’t access the office, pictures of the cars will be shared online.

  • Request for car rental prices

After confirming the type of car to hire for your safari, request for a quote from the company. A detailed quote will be sent to you. Read the quote thoroughly to be sure of what is included and excluded.

Our car hire prices cover comprehensive insurance, unlimited mileage and local government. This information is very important to know if you are taking the car for selfdrive. Meanwhile, if it is a guided tour, every other thing about the car is in the hands of driver and the company.  

  • Haggle for prices

Is the price quoted worth it? Or are you traveling on a tight budget so you need a discount? Feel free to get back to the company and ask for a discount. Most car rental companies and tour operators will offer discounts for clients who intend to stay with the car for more days.

The longer the duration of staying with the car on safari, the lower the car rental price and vice versa. Haggle and agree on the final price with your car provider. Then the system of payment will be communicated; Pesa Pal or through a bank account.  Also agree upon the percentage of money to pay as deposit and an invoice that includes the bank account will be issued.

  • Make a Deposit

Tour companies have set percentages for clients pay to pay to have the reservation of their services commence.  This depends on the different companies. For some, you can pay 30% and others 50% of the total price quote. You can choose to pay full amount but if you can’t, then you can make a deposit and pay the balance upon arrival when picking the car.

  • Confirm booking

Upon confirming receipt of the deposit, the reservations personnel of the company will let you know of when the soft copy of the stamped and signed receipt will be sent. If you are at their offices, a hard copy of the document is issued and offered. This confirms reservation of the safari car.

  • Pick up your rental car

As it gets closer to the day of your safari, remember to check on your travel consultants. And when picking the car, remember to carry the documents required by the car providers. You are expected to present your national ID or passport photo. And before car keys are handed over to you, the agreed upon car rental price must be paid to zero balance.

With the above guide on how to rent a car for safari in Uganda, get yourself the best car deals for your trip. Simply get in touch with us through info@ugandasafaribookings.com or speak to our travel consultants through +256-700135510/ +256-414699459