For most travelers, self drive tours in Uganda is seen as challenging and hard before they embark on such a trip but as Uganda self drives, we guarantee you that there is no experience like this self drive in Uganda Kampala trip.
Imagine exploring Uganda’s hidden gems fully on your own? The feeling is unbeatable and memorable since it allows you to visit the different destinations on your tours to Uganda at your own pace.
What is self drive tour?
Self drive Uganda means you get to sit behind the steering wheel and drive yourself to your next any destination of your choice with our Uganda self drive rental car. If you value your privacy and want to discover Uganda on your own, then this self drive tours in Uganda is meant for you.
Where to go on self drive tours in Uganda
Uganda is one of those countries that’s rich in wildlife species, diverse landscapes, cultural sites and so much more that you can that you can embark on while on self drive safari Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
On your self drive in Uganda from Kampala, you definitely don’t have to miss out Bwindi Impenetrable National Park situated in the south west of the country. This is approximately 9-10hrs away from Entebbe and is popularly known to be home to man’s closest relative – mountain gorillas that can be seen in their natural habitat.
Bwindi is home to half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas and so far the best destination to do gorilla trekking in the world. Gorilla trekking involves moving through the dense jungles of Bwindi in search of gorillas. These tend to move in search of food and on some days the activity can take between 3-8hrs.
The experience might be thrilling but a once in a lifetime opportunity that everyone needs to experience while on Uganda tours and safaris. To go gorilla trekking in Bwindi, you will need to have purchased a gorilla trekking permit from the wildlife authority that can be purchased at only $700 per person for foreign non- residents, $600 per person for foreign residents and UGX 250,000/= for Ugandan citizens.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Another place that you must visit while on your Uganda self drive tours and safaris is Queen Elizabeth National Park that is popularly known to be home to the tree climbing lions that can be seen in the Ishasha province of the park.
This park that is situated in the western part of the country is among the most visited places in Uganda and while here you can do a game drive in the Kasenyi plains that introduces you to animals like the lions, buffaloes, antelopes, several species of birds, elephants and so much. You can as well go on boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which does present you an opportunity to see crocodiles, hippos, several birds and other wildlife species like buffaloes and elephants on the shores of the lakes.
To have a more rewarding and memorable experience on your self drive tours in Uganda, this is a must visit destination.
Murchison Falls National Park
Known to be Uganda’s largest and oldest national park, Murchison Falls National Park is that destination you definitely have to visit while on your self drive Uganda safari. Your highlight of your self drive safari Uganda to this park is to visit the Murchison Falls. A hike to the top of the falls to see how they were formed is rewarding, refreshing and once in a lifetime opportunity you need to take on. The falls were formed as a result of the Nile river forcing its way through a narrow gorge.
While in the park, you can go on a game drive to see the various wildlife species roam in the park that include; buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, bushbucks, hippos, oribi, Bohor reedbucks, Jackson’s hartebeest, lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, bat-eared fox, black-backed jackal and so much more.
You can as well go on a boat cruise up stream where you will get to see Murchison falls from down and also see species like the nile crocodiles, hippos, birds and so many other animals that will capture your attention.
Kibale Forest National Park
Are you looking for a perfect primate safaris destination to visit while on your self drive tours in Uganda? Kibale Forest National Park situated in Fort Portal in the western part of Uganda is the right place. This park is home to over 13 primate species but your highlight as you are in Kibale, will be seeing the chimpanzee species as they play and hang on tree branches.
Like gorillas, to see chimpanzees on your Uganda tours and safaris you will need to have purchased chimpanzee tracking permits that are got from the Uganda wildlife authority. As Uganda Self Drives, we will be able to purchase these permits on your behalf at zero cost.
While in the park, you can as well visit the Bigodi wetland sanctuary known to be the best destination for birding. Some of the popular birds you will be able to see include Black & white Shrike-flycatcher, papyrus gonolek, Black Bishop, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Western Nicator, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Bocage’s Bush-shrike, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Yellow-billed Barbet and much more.
Other places you can visit on your self drive Uganda safaris include Lake Mburo National Park – which is the closest national park to Kampala and the smallest, Mgahinga gorilla National Park to see gorillas and golden monkeys, Semuliki national park, mountain Rwenzori, source of the Nile, among other locations.
How much is self drive tours in Uganda
Self drive Uganda is one of the best ways you can fully discover what the ‘Pearl of Africa’ has within her boundaries and our self drive tours in Uganda prices are pocket friendly. However, these prices do depend on the number of people going on such a trip, the activities you are to do and means of transport you plan to use. The minimum fee you have to go on a Uganda self drive safari is at least $2,000 per person.
Whether you prefer cheap self drive tours in Uganda or luxury self drive tours in Uganda, we will arrange that for you. Talk to us today and we will able to arrange you that trip you have always wanted.
Why travel to Uganda?
There various reasons you can consider if you are planning to travel to Uganda and among these include business safaris and wildlife safaris. The country was recently listed among the best places in the world by CNN to visit in 2023 and this is attributed to various reasons which include diverse landscapes, rare wildlife species and so much more.
The east African is among the countries that are safest countries in the sub Saharan Africa rendering it the best and safest place you can visit anytime of the year.
We have a fleet of cars that you can select on your self drive Uganda safaris and these include small compact cars and 4×4 SUVs equipped with stronger engines to navigate the tough terrains in different parts of the country with ease. These include saloon cars, land cruiser TX/TZ, RAV4, Land Cruiser V8, Land Cruiser GX manual, safari van, safari land cruiser among others.
Can US citizens travel to Uganda?
Safety is everyone’s concern when they are visiting a place they aren’t familiar with and as for us we are here to give you the assurance that you will completely be safe on your self drive in Uganda Kampala. Regardless of your nationality, whether American, British, Belgian, German or any other, Ugandans are considered the most hospitable people and you will witness that once you visit the country on your trip.
How to book self drive tours in Uganda?
To book your trip with us, kindly fill in your information on our request form and our customer care team will take you through the booking process and make sure you get the best answers regarding your self drive guided tour in Uganda.
You can alternatively reach out to us via +256 759498123 and you will be briefed on each and everything you need to know about Uganda tours and safaris.