Drive your own adventure

Roadtripping at your own pace is the best way to experience Uganda. Hire a 4x4 and Drive Your Own Adventure, following roads less travelled, catering to all budgets.

How do you want to travel in Uganda?

Self drive car rental

Roadtrip Uganda was the first and only company in Uganda specialising in self-drive holidays. Our fleet consists of Toyota Landcruiser and Toyota RAV4, reliable and widely used 4WD cars in Uganda. We own all our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties.

Hire a 4x4 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

Not fancy driving yourself? Roadtrip Uganda works with a number of experienced and truly lovable driver - guides. All are certified tour guides and bush mechanics. You surely gain deeper insights into local culture, wildlife and discover hidden gems.

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. This is an all-inclusive price and caters for all the expenditures incurred by the driver - guide, like meals and accommodation. 

Your ultimate customised safari! 

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Rent a car with camping gear

Whether you are on a budget, love the outdoors, 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 great sense of flexibility. We can equip the Landcruiser 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 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 trip 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

Get up close and personal with your hairy relatives during this exciting road trip covering southwestern Uganda! Trek the gorillas and chimps in Bwindi and Kibale rainforest. Enjoy games drives in Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth. Gorilla and chimp permits included.

Uganda 24 days 2373 km

The Grand Circuit

Complete this epic road trip, and 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. See the mighty river Nile explode in Murchison Falls, 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.