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Planning a Road Trip

Are you planning your first vacation to Uganda? If you’re planning your first road trip to Uganda, there are a few things you should do to make it unforgettable. We trust that with this guide, you will enjoy a well-planned road trip to Uganda this vacation.


There are several Uganda vehicle rentals to choose from while planning your road trip in Uganda. Our automobile inventory includes anything from SUVs to huge trucks. Toyota Rav4, safari land cruiser, land cruiser TZ, Toyota land cruiser, super custom, Minivans, and many more are among them. All of these are both comfy and economical.

Where in Uganda should you go on a road trip?

When it comes to road vacations, Uganda is the one country that has a plethora of fantastic tourist attractions for you to discover. Most essential, you’ll need plenty of time to arrange your vacation properly. This will help you to put everything together and, in the end, have an excellent getaway. Before beginning a road trip, make sure you have a place to stay, whether in Kampala or at the national park where most safaris are performed.Road Trip

Uganda has a plethora of tourist attractions, so you’ll never be bored. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga National Park (the two parks are popular habitats for mountain gorillas), Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park (amazing for its tree-climbing lions at Ishasha sector), Lake Mburo National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Semuliki Valley National Park, Mount Rwenzori National Park There are also several wildlife reserves that are suitable for safaris, such as Matheniko Wildlife Reserve, Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, and Katonga Wildlife Reserve, to name a few.


Uganda Attractions and Activities

Uganda has a high level of biodiversity. It is a famous home of around 500 mountain gorillas, accounting for half of the total number of these species that currently exist on Earth. This makes it one of the greatest gorilla trekking places. You will need $600 to get your permission to track these species. Over 5000 chimps are restricted in various sections of Uganda, making it a perfect location for chimp tracking. Golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, olive baboons, L’Hoest monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys, and many other primate species may be found in Uganda. There are also numerous animal species, such as African elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions, giraffes, warthogs, and antelopes, to name a few, making this lovely nation ideal for wildlife viewing. Over 1080 bird species, including the rare African green-breasted pitta, African green broadbill, shoebill stork, bee-eaters, great blue turaco, and many others, are all enclosed within this wonderful African location. Its abundance of bird species makes it a good location for bird viewing. Other animals include otters, Nile crocodiles, hippos, butterflies, and bush pigs, to name a few.


Important considerations before starting on a road trip in Uganda

Keep to the left when driving in Uganda. If you’re planning a self-guided road vacation, keep this in mind so you may drive safely across the Pearl of Africa.

If you are visiting Africa for the first time, you should avoid self-drive in Uganda. Driving in Uganda, particularly in Kampala, is not for the faint of heart. Those who have previously traveled through East and Southern Africa are advised to self-drive.

Wear your seat belt at all times. This is not only a safety precaution, but it is also a driving violation in Uganda.

Keep an eye out for the speed limit and signposts.

The recommended speed limit for municipalities is 50 kilometers per hour, and the recommended safe speed for highways is 80 kilometers per hour.

If you’re planning a road trip to Uganda, bring a GPS.

Consider the season-the dry and wet seasons are two essential seasons to consider when planning a road trip. From June to September and December to February, the dry season begins. The dry season is distinguished by little rainfall and is ideal for road trips since the roadways stay reasonably dry. The rainy season lasts from March to May and from October to November.

You should not drink and drive.

Avoid using a cell phone while driving, among other things.

Accommodation in Uganda ranges from $20 to $50 depending on location, with premium hotel facilities costing shs 600,000 and above.

Choose a path.

Make plans for stopping spots.