Drive Your Own Adventure

Roadtripping at your own pace is the best way to experience Uganda. Hire a 4x4 and take the road less travelled. Explore Uganda, from Kampala city to Kidepo National Park, and drive your own adventure!

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I want to hire a car in Uganda for self drive

Roadtrip Uganda is the first company in Uganda specialised in self-drive holidays. With us you can Drive Your Own Adventure. 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. With our extensive knowledge about travelling in Uganda, you can prepare for the trip of a lifetime!

Car hire from € 39 /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 feel unsure about a self-drive safari? Roadtrip Uganda works with a number of experienced and truly lovable drivers, who know the Pearl of Africa from Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This option is great for roadtrippers that don't fancy driving themselves, want a more relaxed experience, or want to learn more about the local culture and wildlife in Uganda. All our drivers are experienced tour guides and bush mechanics.

For the additional cost of only € 40 /day (which covers the driver's meals and accommodation), all the suggested road trip routes on this website are also possible to book as a private guided tour. 

It really is the ultimate customised safari! 

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Car hire with camping gear

Whether you are travelling on a budget, love the outdoors, or just don't want to book your accommodation ahead of time - road tripping in Uganda with a full set of camp gear in the back of the car gives you lot's of flexibility.

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.

With ample storage space for all your camping gear, the Toyota Hilux Double Cab is the perfect vehicle for camping in the bush!

Camp gear set with ground tent €5 pp/day
Camp set with roof top tent (Hilux/Landcruiser)  €20/car/day
Camp set family rooftop tent (Hilux/Landcruiser)
€30 car/day
Electrical fridge (Hilux/Landcruiser)  €5/car/day 
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Book a roadtrip with accommodation

Would you like to experience the privacy and flexibility of driving your own safari in Uganda, but with peace of mind about which route to take and where to sleep? Then book one of our road trips with accommodation included.

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 in Uganda

Not sure where to go and what to do after getting your 4x4 rental car in Uganda? Take a look at our suggested routes in Uganda to get a better understanding of distances and driving times, and you can create the trip you want from there. Book a road trip with car rental and accommodation included, or just hire a car and use our routes for 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.

Uganda 12 days 1210 km

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.

Uganda 24 days 2373 km

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.

Uganda 14 days 1500 km

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 16 days 1565 km

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.