Planning a road trip in Uganda? Since 2011 we provide cars, camp gear, accommodations and routes for independent travelers in Uganda.
How do you want to explore Uganda?
Car rental + Route + Accommodation + Permits
At Roadtrip Africa, we are true self-drive safari experts. We know how to build a well-paced and varied itinerary for your road trip in Uganda.
We design a carefully planned route for you that includes your car, accommodation, and chimp and gorilla permits (if desired).
You can choose to drive yourself or you can travel with one of our committed driver-guides.
The lodges we select are hand-picked. We look for outstanding places, and favor eco-conscious boutique hotels with the best price-quality ratio.
We do not work with intermediaries. Hotel Reservations, car rental and roadside assistance are all handled by the Roadtrip Africa team. Hence no false promises. It also means we're able to offer the most competitive rates.
Self-drive or with a driver-guide - Camp gear
Our fleet consists of Toyota Hilux Double Cab, Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota RAV4 vehicles - all reliable and widely used 4WD vehicles in Uganda. We own all our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties.
We are the first company in Uganda to specialize in car rentals for self-drive holidays. Of course, it's also possible to hire a car with a driver-guide and many of our clients do so. The driver-guide is there to facilitate and ease your travels, yet you remain in charge of your own holiday and itinerary. The costs for a driver are € 40 /day.
Our Toyota Hilux Double Cab and Land Cruisers for hire in Uganda can be equipped with a rooftop tent, or you can hire a dome tent. Both options come with a full set of quality camping gear, including a mattress, sleeping bag, headlights, cooking equipment, table and chairs.
Suggested self-drive routes in Uganda
Take a look at our suggested routes in Uganda to get a better understanding of distances and driving times, and build your trip from there. You can let Roadtrip Africa design your itinerary and take care of the reservation and payment of all hotels, or you just hire a car and use our routes for guidance and inspiration. We know all the hidden corners of Uganda and will be happy to point you in the right direction as you plan your self-drive safari.
The Primate Express
Start from Kampala or Entebbe and get up close and personal with your hairy relatives during this exciting road trip through southwestern Uganda. Trek gorillas and chimps in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Kibale National Park. Enjoy games drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Gorilla trekking permits and chimp permits included.
The Grand Circuit
You can see why Uganda is nicknamed the Pearl of Africa. The southwest is known for its green rolling hills, lakes, chimps and the 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 game parks. Visit a traditional Karamojong manyatta in the wild northeast, go wildwater rafting on the Nile and relax at lovely riverside lodges in Jinja.
Wild North East
Great for those looking for an off the beaten track adventure with their car hire in Uganda. See the river Nile explode in Murchison Falls National Park, continue further north and experience the thrill of pure isolation in Kidepo Valley National Park, discover traditional tribal culture in Karamoja, cool off in the highlands of Mount Elgon and finish off with a blast in Jinja, wildwater rafting on the Nile.
Uganda & Rwanda
Discover both Uganda and Rwanda on this 16 day East African road trip. If you're interested in nature and culture alike, this road trip is the one for you. Trek gorillas and chimps in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Kibale rainforest, go on a self-drive safari in Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Discover why Rwanda is the land of a thousand hills and be moved by its captivating history. Chimp and gorilla trekking permits included.