Roadtripping at your own pace is the best way to experience Uganda. Hire a 4x4 and take the roads less travelled. Explore Uganda, from Kampala city to Kidepo National Park, and drive your own adventure!
How do you want to travel in Uganda?
Self drive car rental
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 Land Cruiser and Toyota RAV4 vehicles, both 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 a trip of a lifetime!
Car hire from € 45 /day, including insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, road map and latest Bradt Travel Guide.Check our vehicles
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 € 35 / 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!Check our suggested routes
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 camping gear in the back of the car gives you a lot of flexibility.
Our Toyota Land Cruiser car 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.
|Camping gear set with ground tent||€5 pp/day|
|Camping set with roof top tent (Landcruiser only)||€20 car /day|
|Camping set with family rooftop tent (Landcruiser only)
||€30 car / day|
|Electrical fridge (Landcruiser only)||€5/ car / day|
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.Check our suggested routes
Suggested self-drive routes in Uganda
Not sure where to go and what to do when hiring your 4x4 rental car? 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.
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.
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.
Wild North East
Great for those looking for an off-the-beaten-track adventure with their car hire. See the river Nile explode in Murchison Falls National Park, continue further north and experience the thrill of pure isolation in Kidepo Valley NP, discover culture in Karamoja, look for some cooling off in the highlands of Mount Elgon, and finish off with a blast in Jinja, rafting on the Nile.
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.