Hiring a vehicle in Uganda is not as common as it is in the European countries. This is a disgrace, as to get the best out of Uganda requires a specific amount of extensive travel. Uganda is relatively a large nation; it takes 9 hours to drive from Kampala the capital city of Uganda to Kabale town which is the last large town before you enter Rwanda in the south, still its takes you 7 hours to drive from Kampala to Kitgum the last largest town before you enter South Sudan in the north and there is a lot of gorgeous spots you will find on your that you will love to explore.
To save time, most people have a believe that hiring a car in Uganda is way to go, why wait a bus or taxi when you can simply slip in the driver’s seat and away you go and explore the nature beauty of the Pearl of Africa. All things considered, it isn’t so much that direct process. Read believe to know what hiring a vehicle in Uganda really requires.
Renting a Car in Uganda: Enough to Drive You Crazy
To drive in Uganda the main thing to think about is the driving permit, if you’re planning to drive in Uganda for more than 3 months you will need to apply and get a Uganda driving license but if you coming for a short trip like for 1 day to 2 months, an international driving permit is recognized and your home country driving permit can work for those days. Get a driving permit is Uganda can take about 10 – 30 days meaning that to a national or a person visiting for a long time it’s not much problem. However, to a holiday makers its, nobody will love to came for any vacation or business and have to spend time standing in a queue staring at a bureaucrat.
In case you want to apply for a Ugandan drivers permit contact and visit the Office of Transportation in Nakawa.
Rent a Car or Take a Taxi?
Most people decide to just hire a dependable taxicab or even a private driver and pay them a daily rate. From numerous points of view this is the most ideal way to explore the country, however finding a good and reliable person can be a problem, without a doubt. Personal recommendations are always more reliable. There are a lot of good drivers around the country who will work out a reasonable charge. It is additionally worth considering that different roads in the country are not of a same quality that you will be used to in your home country. The roads upcountry can be in very poor condition, and hence require a driver familiar with poor roads. But in case you thinking of hiring a car with the driver, it’s recommended that you request the company where you going to hire the car from and they provide for you a reliable drive that you will trust throughout your trip in Uganda.
Most foreigners fear to hire self drive car in Uganda because the roads are not in good conditions and they choose to hire the car with a local driver with experience of dealing with the chaotic traffic and bad roads in the country.