Car rental

Our fleet

When hiring a car in Uganda with Roadtrip Uganda you have three options to fit your budget and travelling style: Comfort - the Toyota Hilux, Classic – the Land Cruiser, and Budget – the Toyota RAV4. The Land Cruiser and RAV4 are reliable 4x4 vehicles widely used in Uganda and perfect for self-drive tours. The Toyota Hilux is the newer and most comfortable option, and more likely to meet expectations for roadtrippers with safari experience in southern Africa.

We own all our rental cars in Uganda and we never subcontract from third parties. Each car is serviced at our workshop after every trip and we have a close network of upcountry workshops for minor onsite repairs. In case you have a breakdown, rest assured that we offer 24/7 roadside assistance and always have a replacement vehicle ready. Our customer service is unparalleled!

Roadtrip ready cars

  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Spare tire, car jack and jumper cables
  • Radio with port for your USB or mini jack 
  • Car explanation booklet, roadmap, Bradt Guide
  • Unlimited kilometers, no hidden costs!

Which car would you like to rent for your road trip in Uganda?

Comfort - Toyota Hilux Double Cab

The Hilux is our most comfortable and reliable vehicle. With good ride height for game viewing, increased ground clearance and bigger wheels, the Hilux is a real pleasure to drive in the national parks. Compared to the classic Landcruisers, this vehicle also provides more comfort for its passengers when driving at higher speed on the main asphalt roads. Equipped with a canopy on the back for easy access to camping equipment and luggage. 

Manual, A/C, fuel consumption (10-11 km / liter). Fits 5 persons with camping gear. Know which vehicle to choose and what to expect: find the full specs here.

Price per day in Euro  *Low season    Regular season 
1- 4 days € 119 € 129
5- 9 days € 109 € 119
10+ days € 99 € 109

* 1st March - 31st May 

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Toyota Hilux
Hilux back right
Hilux front right
Hilux back large
Hilux left front
Toyota Hilux with rooftop tent at Lake Mburo

Classic - Toyota Landcruiser

Your safari classic - the Toyota Landcruiser box model. Classic, sturdy and reliable. It's manual, has a 5-cylinder diesel engine and high ground clearance. Fuel consumption strongly depends on terrain, driving behaviour and load, but is in the range of 8 km/liter. NO A/C. 

Fits 4 persons with plenty of room for your camping gear. 

Know which vehicle to choose and what to expect: find the full specs here.

Price per day in Euro  *Low season    Regular season 
1- 4 days € 99 € 109
5- 9 days € 89 € 99
10+ days € 79 € 89

* 1st March - 31st May 

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Toyota Regular Landcruiser with roof top tent, great for self drive safaris
The regular Toyota Landcruiser - a safari classic!
Toyota Landcruiser with a rooftoptent
Toyota Landcruiser with a rooftoptent (1)
The interior of a Toyota Landcruiser, car rental Roadtrip Uganda
Toyota Landcruiser Roadtrip Uganda rental car with folded rooftop tent

Classic - Landcruiser stretched with pop-up roof

Your ultimate safari car: the stretched Landcruiser with pop-up roof. No wildlife can go unnoticed from this viewpoint! The stretched version has six window seats, but can only accommodate 4 people with camping luggage due to the small booth.  

It's manual, has a 6 cylinder diesel engine and high ground clearance. Fuel consumption is around 8 km/liter. NO A/C. When equipped with a rooftop tent, it's not compatible with the pop up roof. 

Know which vehicle to choose and what to expect: find the full specs here.

Price per day in euro   *Low season    Regular season 
1- 4 days € 109 € 119
5- 9 days € 99 € 109
10+ days € 89 € 99

* 1st March - 31st May 

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Stretched Landcruiser with pop-up roof in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
A stretched Toyota Land Cruiser - your ultimate safari vehicle
The luggage space in a Stretched Toyota Landcruiser
Stretched Landcruiser front view rental car in Uganda
The stretched Landcruiser fits 6 adults, great if you are travelling with a family in Uganda

Budget - Toyota RAV4 - 5 doors

The RAV4 is Uganda's most widely used 4x4. Sporty, compact and robust, as well as easy and economical to drive. It’s automatic and in permanent four-wheel-drive. Fuel consumption is very low compared to the Landcruiser: around  10-12 km/liter.

The 5-door model can fit up to four people. Not possible to equip with rooftop tent and electrical fridge. If you're camping in Uganda with three adults or more, the Hilux or Landcruiser would be the car to choose. It is NOT possible to travel to Kidepo and Karamoja in a RAV4.  

Know which vehicle to choose and what to expect: find the full specs here.

Price per day in euro   *Low season    Regular season 
1- 4 days € 59 € 69
5- 9 days € 54 € 64
10+ days € 49 € 59

* 1st March - 31st May 

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5-door Toyota RAV4 on the roads in Uganda
Toyota RAV4 car hire Uganda
Toyota RAV4 5-door
Toyota RAV4 5-door on safari Uganda
Toyota RAV4 5-door - budget vehicle
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Toyota RAV4 5-door in Murchison Falls NP

Budget - Toyota RAV4 - 3 doors

This is the 5-door RAV4's little brother, but other than size, there are no differences between the two. Both RAV4s are automatic and have the same engine.

The smaller 3-door model fits two people with camping gear, or three people if you're not camping and only take little personal luggage. It's NOT possible to travel to Kidepo and Karamoja areas in a RAV4; the Landcruiser or Hilux is required.

Know which vehicle to choose and what to expect: find the full specs here.

Price per day in euro   *Low season    Regular season 
1- 4 days € 49 € 59
5- 9 days € 44 € 54
10+ days € 39 € 49

* 1st March - 31st May 

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Toyota RAV4 - getting through the rough parts!
The luggage space in a 3-door Toyota RAV4
3-door Toyota RAV4 - Your budget buddy in Uganda
Drive your own adventure in a 3-door Toyota RAV4
Toyota Rav4 3-door car rental Uganda

Car rental add ons: camping gear and driver-guides

Rent a car with camping gear

Uganda is a great country for camping. There are many campsites in and around its national parks, ranging from basic public campsites to five-star luxury camping with all the amenities you could wish for.

Our Toyota Hilux and Landcruiser can both be equipped with a rooftop tent, or you can hire a dome tent which is also possible with a RAV4. Both options come with a full set of quality camping gear, including a mattress, sleeping bag, headlights, cooking equipment, table and chairs. The extra storage space in the Hilux makes it the perfect car for camping in the bush!

Camp gear set with ground tent € 5 pp/day
Camp gear set with roof top tent € 20 per day
Camp gear set with family roof top tent
€ 30 per day
Electrical fridge
€ 5 per day
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Rent a car with driver

All of our drivers are skilled, flexible, experienced, helpful and most of all pleasant company. The cost of hiring a driver is €35/ day – this also covers his meals and accommodation. The driver will always sort these out himself. Most lodges have a drivers’ section and provide accommodation and meals for free. When you travel into a national park with a driver, you will also have to pay their entrance fee of €2 - €5 / day, depending on the park.

The driver is responsible for the wellbeing of the car, and the security bond will no longer apply.

 

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What is included when hiring a car from Roadtrip Uganda?

Included

  • Comprehensive car insurance
  • Roadmap and Bradt Travel Guide

Optional

  • Airport transfers
  • Driver-Guide
  • Gorilla permit ($ 600 pp)
  • Chimp permit ($ 150 pp)
  • Camping gear
  • Electrical fridge

Are you ready to drive your own adventure in Uganda?

Check availability and secure your car now.

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