4x4 Car rental in Uganda

Are you ready for the ultimate self-drive safari in Uganda? Our fleet of cars in Uganda offers three options to fit your budget and travelling style: 

  • Comfort - Toyota Hilux
  • Classic - Land Cruiser
  • Budget - Toyota RAV4

At Roadtrip Africa we own all of our rental cars, and we never subcontract from third parties. Each car is serviced at our workshop in Uganda after every trip. Furthermore, we have a close network of upcountry workshops for minor onsite repairs. If you have a breakdown, rest assured that we offer 24/7 roadside assistance and always have a replacement vehicle available.

You are welcome to drive your vehicle yourself or hire a car with a local driver-guide. In both cases, we advise you to look at our Practical Info Guide, where we have selected 11 important topics that contain information, practical tips and frequently asked questions about self-driving and independent travel in Uganda.

Roadtrip Ready Cars

  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Spare tire and rescue tools
  • Radio with port for your USB or mini jack 
  • 4x4 manual, roadmap, Bradt Guide
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Unlimited kilometers, no hidden costs!

Which car to rent for your Uganda self-drive adventure?

Comfort - Toyota Hilux Double Cab

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 Landcruiser, this vehicle also provides more comfort for its passengers when driving at higher speeds on asphalt roads. Your Toyota Hilux has a canopy on the back for easy access to camping equipment and luggage. 

Manual, A/C, fuel consumption (10-11 km/liter). Fits 4 adults. Know which vehicle to choose and what to expect: read more car specs here.

Price/day  *Low season  Shoulder  *Peak season
1- 4 days € 119 € 129 € 139
5- 9 days € 109 € 119 € 129
10+ days € 99 € 109 € 119

* Low: March - April + Nov - 21 Dec. Peak: July - September + 22 Dec - Feb. 

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Classic - Toyota Landcruiser Box

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/day *Low season  Shoulder  *Peak season
1- 4 days € 109 € 119 € 129
5- 9 days € 99 € 109 € 119
10+ days € 89 € 99 € 109

* Low: March - April + Nov - 21 Dec. Peak: July - September + 22 Dec - Feb.

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Classic - Landcruiser Troopy with pop-up roof

It doesn't get more safari than this: the Landcruiser Troopy model with pop-up roof. No wildlife will go unnoticed from this viewpoint! The Landcruiser stretch has six window seats. Note that when you travel with camp gear, this car can fit a maximum of 4 people only, as the booth is small. 

Your Landcruiser drives manual, has a 6-cylinder diesel engine and high ground clearance. Fuel consumption is around 8 km/litre. NO A/C. When equipped with a rooftop tent, it's incompatible with the pop-up roof. Know which vehicle to choose and what to expect: full car specs here.

Price/day  *Low season  Shoulder  *Peak season
1- 4 days € 109 € 119 € 129
5- 9 days € 99 € 109 € 119
10+ days € 89 € 99 € 109

* Low: March - April + Nov - 21 Dec. Peak: July - September + 22 Dec - Feb. 

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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. The vehicle is an automatic and in permanent four-wheel drive. Fuel consumption is very low compared to the Landcruiser: around 10-12 km/litre.

The 5-door model can fit up to four people. When you travel with three adults or more and want to add camp gear, the Hilux or Landcruiser is the car to choose. Find your full car rental specs here.

It is NOT possible to travel to Kidepo and Karamoja in an RAV4.

Price/day    *Low season    Rest of year 
1- 4 days € 59 € 69
5- 9 days € 54 € 64
10+ days € 49 € 59

* Low: March - April + November 

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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 or without camp gear and personal luggage. It's NOT possible to travel to Kidepo and Karamoja in an RAV4; for this, the Landcruiser or Hilux is required.

Know which vehicle to choose and what to expect: find your full car rental specs here.

Price/day    *Low season    Rest of year 
1- 4 days € 49 € 59
5- 9 days € 44 € 54
10+ days € 39 € 49

* Low: March - April + November

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Experiences from fellow Roadtrippers

Amazing holiday in Uganda

Anne from the Netherlands

We travelled through Uganda for 4 weeks. At first, we didn’t plan on going with a driver/guide, but after planning, we decided to go for it. This was, without a doubt, the best decision we made for the trip. Our holiday would have been totally dif...
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Best experience of our life

Mirella from The Netherlands

We rented a toyota Rav4 with a driver. His name is Sympathy Aggrey. He is an outstanding tourguide, very charismatic and funny. His knowledge about nature, animals and native people is amazing. We got to know him as an trustworthy and very honest...
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Great self drive trip through Uganda

Veerle from Belgium

We rented a Toyota RAV4 5 doors car from Roadtrip Africa, and did not have any issue on our trip. It are indeed older cars, but we received it spic and span clean, and in very well maintained condition, oil, water and radiator were all full. Self...
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Add camp gear to your rental car

Car hire Uganda with camp gear

Whether you are travelling on a budget, love the outdoors, or just prefer not to pre-book your accommodation - self-driving and camping in Uganda is a great way to explore the country.

For those excited to sleep under the stars, our Toyota Hilux Double Cab and Land Cruisers can be equipped with a rooftop tent. Alternatively, you can opt for a ground 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 large storage space in the Hilux makes it the perfect car to take on a self-drive camping safari in Uganda.

Camp gear set with ground tent € 5 pp/day
Camp gear set with rooftop tent € 20 per day
Camp gear set with family rooftop tent
€ 30 per day
Electrical fridge
€ 5 per day
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Rent your 4x4 with local driver-guide

Car hire Uganda with driver-guide

Are you looking for an adventurous 4x4 roadtrip in Uganda but do you feel unsure about driving? Then rent a car with a local driver! 

Having a tour guide and driver all-in-1 is a great option for roadtrippers who want to remain in charge of their holiday and itinerary yet prefer someone else to do the driving. At the same time, being accompanied by a local driver-guide means learning more about the local culture and wildlife in Uganda while you travel. All our drivers speak English and are experienced tour guides and bush mechanics. No stress, difficulties or long hours behind the wheel; your local driver is there to facilitate and ease your travels. 

The cost of hiring a driver is € 40/ day.

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What is included when renting a car from Roadtrip Uganda?

Included

  • Car rental with unlimited mileage. Fuel at own expense
  • Car insurance
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • On the road manual, Bradt Travel Guide, road map

Optional

  • Car delivery to airport or hotel
  • Driver - Guide
  • Electrical fridge
  • Camp gear

Ready to drive your own adventure in Uganda?

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