Hire a safari vehicle in Uganda with driver
Would you like to hire a car but feel unsure about a self-drive holiday? Our team works with a number of experienced and truly lovable driver-guides, who know the ‘Pearl of Africa’ from the inside out.
This option is great for roadtrippers who do not fancy driving themselves, want a more relaxed experience or want to learn more about the local culture and wildlife in Uganda. All our drivers speak English and are experienced tour guides and bush mechanics.
Renting a car with driver-guide on safari - what to expect
You can expect from your driver that he will get you to your destination safely and is responsible for the well-being of the car. He will also do game drives in the safari parks and he knows the best places to go for a lunch-break or stocking up supplies. He can also help you fine-tuning your itineary along the way and recommend nice campsites and lodges to stay on your travels in Uganda. Yet, you remain in charge of your own holiday and itineary. The driver-guide is there to facilitate and ease your travels.
Our driver-guides are also keen to share their knowledge about Uganda, so ask him anything and you return home with a deeper understanding of Uganda, and a new friend.
All the drivers we work with are fluent in English.
Below is driver-guide Godfrey
What does it costs to hire a driver-guide
The additional cost of hiring a driver-guide in Uganda are € 35 / day and all the proceeds go to the driver. This fee also covers his meals and accommodation. You don't need to arrange accomodation for him, as the lodges have facilities for the driver-guides where they can eat and sleep for a reduced rate. In case you go on a camping trip, we also supply your driver with camping gear. As there are no facilities to eat elsewhere inside the national parks, we ask that you provide food for your driver and cook your meals together. Most drivers are pretty good bush cooks and know how to start a camp fire.
When you travel into a national park with a driver, you have to pay their entrance fee of $2 - $5 / day, depending on the park.
Note that fuel remains your own expense. The car is delivered with a full tank and you return it with a full tank.
Doubting whether you should hire a driver for the game drives in the Ugandan Parks? Alternatively, you can always pick up a ranger- guide at the national park entrance gates, to help you spot the wild life better. This costs $ 20 and can simply be arranged at the park gate.