Uganda car rentals

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Top tips for renting a car in Uganda

  • Compared to public transport that follows a fixed route and schedule, renting a car from Uganda car rentals may offer several advantages, among them, traveling flexibility and convenience. With poor transport connections between cities especially the rural cities, renting a car allows for greater flexibility and convenience, especially due to Uganda's well-maintained highways. Additionally, popular attractions like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Murchison Falls National Park are easily accessible by car rental, providing convenient access to Uganda's stunning wildlife and natural beauty.
  • If intend to rent a car from Uganda car rentals for movement flexibility and convenience, please take note of the following unique driving conditions. First, unlike the bustling cities with wider lanes, rural roads are majorly narrow with more of animals on the roads, especially cows. Second, each road has a speed trap, hence be careful with your driving speeds. Lastly, local drivers embrace a vibrant culture, displaying hospitality and patience on the roads.
  • Regardless of the absence of specific regulations, it is important for parents to prioritize their child's safety and consider using a car seat when driving their rented car from Uganda car rentals. You can rent or come with an age and height-appropriate car seat for our kids. Among these car seats are; rear-facing seats for infants under 2, forward facing seats for kids under 4 and booster seats for kids between 4 and 8.
  • With most car rentals in Uganda allowing cross-border driving, you will manage to rent your car and drive your family or friends across the border to Kenya, Tanzania or Congo. However, you will be required to inform your car rental company in advance before you could embark on your cross-border driving. This would make it easy for your agency to prepare necessary insurance covers, and documents needed at the border.

FAQs about renting a car in Uganda

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Uganda?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • What is driving like in Uganda?

    Driving your rented car from Uganda car rentals in Uganda requires attentiveness, adaptability, and a certain level of caution due to the following unique driving style and varying road conditions. First, Since the country follows the British system, you will be expected to drive on the left side of the road unless you are overtaking. Second, Uganda has implemented a high number of speed bumps, known as "sleeping policemen," to control speed and enhance road safety. Lastly, although toll roads are not prevalent in Uganda, there are certain areas where tolls are collected, such as on some sections of the Northern Bypass and Entebbe Expressway.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Uganda?

    The minimum age for renting a car from Uganda car rentals is typically 21. However, some rental companies such as Keddy Hertz and Europcar may require the driver to be at least 25 years old. Younger drivers between 21 and 24 may be subjected to an additional Young Driver’s Surcharge that has to be paid before picking their cars. Besides the minimum age requirement, you will also need a valid driving license from your home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP), a credit card with enough limit to meet your rental charges, and a passport or any other identification document.

  • How are gas prices in Uganda?

    The average gas prices in Uganda are 5000 UGX (1.36 USD) per liter and about 19,000 UGX (5.16 USD) per gallon. You should also note that gas stations in Uganda can be found in both cities and rural destinations, but they are more commonly located along major roads and in urban areas. When driving your rented car from Uganda car rentals, you are advised to fill up your gas tank in larger towns or cities before embarking on your long journeys to rural destinations, as gas stations may be less frequent in rural areas.

  • What are the speed limits in Uganda?

    To avoid issues with the traffic police when driving your rented car from any of the car rentals in Uganda, ensure that you are maintaining the following posted speed limits: 100 kph (62 mph) on Highways/Motorways/Expressways, 50 kph (31 mph) within urban areas and 80 kph (50 mph) on Open Roads (Outside urban areas).

Car rental directory

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Uganda

    2 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Uganda

    2 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Uganda

    1 Location

When to book a rental car in Uganda

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Car rental locations in Uganda

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.