Which car to hire for your holiday in Uganda?

In Uganda, we have two types of Toyota Landcruisers in the fleet. The Box Model has no pop-up roof, but a large booth and can be equipped with a rooftop tent. Therefore, this Landcruiser model is most geared for people wishing to go on a camping safari. It can comfortably fit four people with camp gear and personal luggage. 

Read our spec sheet and know what to expect when renting our Landcruiser in Uganda.

Toyota Landcruiser Box Model Specifications

Kindly note that while we ensure that our vehicles are well-maintained, they are not new. As a result, the driving comfort and quality of features, such as the audio, may not be comparable to what you might experience in a new car you drive at home or rent in Southern Africa. The roads in Uganda are not as well-maintained as those in Southern Africa, which are generally better suited for self-drive and cause less wear and tear on the vehicles.

You will not find a new Landcruiser for hire in Uganda. The classic Landcruisers you see on the roads in Uganda can be twenty years old, but don't let this fool you. It's for a good reason - they are extremely powerful and reliable, and with no electronics, made for slower travel in the bush.   


  • Model: Toyota Land Cruiser 70.
  • Capacity: Four seats. If you are going with camping equipment, the vehicle can accommodate four people with camp gear and luggage.
  • Gearbox: Manual.
  • Engine: 1PZ 5-cylinder engine.
  • Tank capacity: 80 Litre.
  • Fuel: Diesel.
  • Fuel consumption: 7-8 km/L.
  • 4Wheel Drive: Differs per vehicle. How to engage the 4WD is explained in the practical information manual in your vehicle.
  • Spare tyres: 2.
  • Tyre pressure: Depending on the number of people and load, 30 PSI in the front and 35 PSI in the back. You don’t need to do anything further with this. The tire pressure comes well-adjusted.

The interior and tools

  • Pop-up roof: No.
  • Inverter: No.
  • Dual battery (for fridge)No, the fridge can only be used while the engine is running.
  • Water tank: No.
  • A/C: No. The reason is that the A/C can get blocked easily as a result of the bumpy and dusty roads, and it's very challenging to fix this in the bush. Drive with your windows open. 
  • Audio: Radio with small speakers, a USB, and an audio port. Bring your own audio cable (mini jack) to play music from your phone.
  • Booth: The boot has adequate space. We advise you to pack your luggage in soft duffle bags as they pack easier than suitcases. 
  • Rooftop tent: This vehicle can support one rooftop tent. 
  • Tools: Wheel spanner, towing rope, spade, jumper cables, high lift jack, and small jack.
  • Extras: Bradt Travel Guide, roadmap, and practical information manual.

Would you like to hire a car for your travels in Uganda? Kindly note we are often fully booked. We recommend checking availability a number of weeks in advance and even several months ahead during peak season.

Contact us, or fill out the booking form here. 

Toyota Landcruiser Box Model Specifications