Drive your own adventure

Drive Your Own Adventure. Roadtripping at your own pace is the best way to experience Uganda. Hire a 4x4 and following roads less traveled, explore Uganda from Kampala to Kidepo.

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Self drive car rental

Roadtrip Uganda was the first company in Uganda specializing in self-drive holidays. with us you can Drive Your Own Adventure. Our fleet consists of Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota RAV4 vehicles, reliable and widely used 4WD vehicles in Uganda. We own all our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties. With our extensive knowledge about traveling in Uganda, you can prepare for a trip of a lifetime!

Car hire from USD 49 /day, including insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, road map and latest Bradt Travel Guide. 

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Car rental with driver - guide

Would you like to hire a car but unsure about self-drive? Roadtrip Uganda works with a number of experienced and truly lovable driver-guides, to show you the Pearl of Africa. They know the country from Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National Park and they are experienced tour guides and bush mechanics. You surely gain deeper insights into local culture, wildlife and discover hidden gems with them.

For the additional cost of only USD 40 / day, all the suggested road trips published at this website are also possible to make as a private guided tour. The day fee also covers his meals and accommodation. 

Your ultimate customised safari! 

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Car hire with camping gear

Whether you are on a budget, love the outdoors, the thrill of sleeping in a National Park, or just don't want to have to book your accommodation ahead of time: road tripping in Uganda with a full set of camping gear in the back of the car gives you a lot of flexibility. We can equip the Toyota Land Cruiser with a rooftop tent or you hire a dome tent. Both comes with a full set of quality camp gear, consisting of a mattress, sleeping bag, headlights, cooking equipment, chairs and table.

Camp gear set with ground tent $5 pp/day
Camp set with roof top tent (Landcruiser only)  $20 car /day
Camp set with Family Roof top tent (Landcruiser only)
$30 car / day
Electrical fridge (Landcruiser only)  $5/ car / day 
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Book a roadtrip with accommodation

Would you like to experience the privacy and flexibility of you own vehicle for self-drive, but peace of mind about which route to take and where to sleep? Then book one of our accommodated road trips.

Each Uganda self drive tour offers a carefully planned route with stays in pre-booked lodges. These are the places we like to stay when we are roadtripping ourselves; small-scale, good price-quality ratio and owner-managed when possible.

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Suggested self-drive routes

Not sure yet where to go and what to do when you have hired your 4x4 rental car? Have a look at our suggested routes to get a better understanding of distances and driving times, and build your trip from there. You can book a road trip with car rental and accommodation. Or just hire a car and use these routes for inspiration only. We know all corners of Uganda and are happy to point you in the right direction as you prepare for your self-drive safari.

Uganda 12 days 1210 km

The Primate Express

Start from Kampala or Entebbe en get up close and personal with your hairy relatives during this exciting road trip covering southwestern Uganda. Trek the gorillas and chimps in Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Kibale National Park. Enjoy games drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Gorilla tracking and chimp permits included.

Uganda 24 days 2373 km

The Grand Circuit

You understand why Uganda is nicknamed the Pearl of Africa. The southwest is known for its green rolling hills, lakes and the chimps and rare mountain gorillas. Plenty of game drives can be done in Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and remote Kidepo National Park - the grand dame of all. Visit a traditional Karamajong manyatta in the wild northeast, go wild water rafting on the Nile and relax at the lovely river-side lodges in Jinja.

Uganda 14 days 1500 km

Wild North East

The North Eastern loop is great for those looking for an off-the-beaten-track adventure with their car hire. See the mighty river Nile explode in Murchison Falls National Park, continue further north and experience the thrill of pure isolation in Kidepo’s endless savannah, discover the culture of the Karamajong, look for some cooling off in the highlands of Mount Elgon, and finish off with a blast in Jinja, rafting on the Nile.

Uganda 16 days 1565 km

Uganda & Rwanda

Explore both Uganda and Rwanda on this 16 day round trip. If you're interested in nature and culture alike, this road trip will be right for you. Trek the gorillas and chimps in Bwindi and Kibale rainforest, go on a self-drive safari in Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth. Discover why Rwanda is the land of thousand hills and be moved by its captivating, recent past. Chimp and gorilla trekking permits included.