Uganda safari | Rent your 4x4 including a local driver

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! Our team at Roadtrip Africa works with well-trained and truly lovable driver-guides, who know everything there is to know about the ‘Pearl of Africa’. 

Having a tour guide and driver all-in-1 is a great option for roadtrippers who want to remain in charge of their own 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. 



Renting a driver in Uganda - what to expect

Your experienced driver-guide will get you to your destination safely and is responsible for keeping the car in great condition. Besides driving you to where you want to go, your driver-guide takes you on game drives in safari parks, knows the best places to stop for lunch, and helps you find the best places to stock up on supplies. He can also help you fine-tune your itinerary along the way and will recommend activities, nice campsites and great lodges to stay at during your travels in Uganda. Yet, you remain in charge of your own holiday and itinerary. 

As our drivers are keen to share their knowledge about Uganda, feel free to ask them anything. You'll 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

Renting a driver in Uganda - what to expect

What are the costs to rent a driver in Uganda?

The additional cost of hiring a driver-guide in Uganda is €40/day. All the proceeds go to the driver. The fee also covers your driver's meals and accommodation. You won't need to arrange extra accommodation, as all lodges have facilities available for driver-guides at a reduced rate.

Are you going camping? Then we'll supply your driver with camping gear. As there are no facilities to eat elsewhere inside the national parks, we appreciate that you factor in your driver when grocery shopping and cooking your meals together. Most drivers are pretty good bush cooks and will be able to help you start a campfire.

Additional costs for your driver are national park entrance fees, varying from $2 - $5/day, depending on the park. Do also note that fuel remains at your own expense. Your Uganda rental car is delivered to you with a full tank, and should be filled up again when returned.

Below is driver Meddy 

What are the costs to rent a driver in Uganda?

How can I rent a driver in Uganda?

Are you eager to start your roadtrip adventure in Uganda? At Roadtrip Africa, we are happy to assist you with renting the vehicle and driver that suit your wishes. 

We own all our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties. Our fleet consists of Toyota Hilux Double CabToyota Land Cruiser and Toyota RAV4 vehicles. All reliable and widely used 4WD vehicles, and perfectly suitable for your adventurous Uganda roadtrip.

You are welcome to drive your vehicle yourself or hire a car with a local driver. The costs for a driver are € 40 /day.

Ready to start driving in Uganda? Book your rental car and driver today!


Great drivers equal great holidays | Some reviews

At Roadtrip Africa, we pay close attention to our client's valuable feedback. From our 10 years of experience in the field, we have learned that travellers who entrust us with their planning and book a roadtrip with accommodation with us (either with or without a guide), enjoy the most fulfilling experiences in Uganda.

The role of drivers is very important when creating memorable holiday memories. As both a driver and tour guide, they need to be knowledgeable, flexible, create a sense of safety, and be great companions. After all, a good sense of humor and some laughs contribute to making the world a better place, right? We are happy and proud to say that we consistently receive glowing reviews from roadtrippers renting a car in Uganda with our drivers!

Annika, Germany, January 2023 - read the full review here 

''We were two women travelling alone and rented a car and a driver guide in Uganda. The service provided by the office team was excellent. They were very responsive and supportive, and also offer competitive prices. What made all the difference though was our driver guide Ivan. He explained so much, and we would never have understood what we were seeing without his insightful explanations. Ivan was very knowledgeable, friendly, and an excellent driver. His services were outstanding and he made us feel safe at all times''. 

Mirella, the Netherlands, August 2022 - read the full review here

''In August 2022 we started our 2 week travel to Uganda. We rented a Toyota RAV4 with a driver. Not knowing that this would be the best tour we had so far.

His name was Sympathy Aggrey. The name says it all. He is an outstanding tour guide, very charismatic and funny. His knowledge of nature, animals and native people is amazing. We got to know him as a trustworthy and very honest guy. He knew all about hotspots, where and what time to see which animal, and found us spots where not much tourism takes place and you get to enjoy the purity of Uganda. Any wish we had, he would be right on it and organize it for us. Genius guy. We felt very well taken care of and he actually became a good friend through this time.

We had a fantastic time with Sympathy and highly recommend travelling with him and Roadtrip Africa. We are already planning our next trip to Uganda soon. Thank you for making our trip so very special''. 

Delia, Spain, July, 2022 - read the full review here 

''We booked a Landcruiser and a guide through Roadtrip Africa for a two-week loop around Uganda. Our guide Kato was a truly wonderful person to travel the country with. He was energetic, friendly, knowledgeable, and his love for the country, its landscapes, and people came through in all of his stories. Although the roads throughout much of the country are not paved, I would think self-driving would have been fine too. We found a guide helpful and it took the burden of planning off of us.

Uganda exceeded our expectations on every front. The landscapes were breathtaking, the people were genuinely warm and friendly, the food was great, and we saw just about every animal we wished to see on safari. I would definitely recommend Uganda as a destination for those looking to safari in East Africa without as many of the crowds''.