Car rentals in Uganda are a much loved concept to Uganda Safari travelers mainly because of their convenience, flexibility and privacy. Car rentals in Uganda are on a rapid growth due to the associated benefits that most of Uganda travelers opt for use during their different tours in Uganda.
Prime Uganda safaris and tours limited has prepared a list of six things that we believe you must check out and do before hiring a car in Uganda in order to have an unforgettable experience:
Checkout the car condition thoroughly; this may seem usual but very crucial because one may be delayed by a few things which are not budgeted for.
It is crucial that you check the outside, interiors and underneath parts of the car before taking hiring it. Make sure that everything in the interior parts of the car works. Check the underneath of the car also for any visible damage and leakages. Make sure you report to the car hire company every scratch and bump you notice on the car properly.
Also check the validity of its registration forms and license: Registration certificate, valid insurance, All Uganda Permit, motor Third party and the driver’s license. Remember for a traveler opting for a self-drive, may need an International or Ugandan valid driving license to use self-drive rental cars in Uganda.
Compare the costs of renting the car, company’s policy especially in case of the car meeting with an accident on a self-drive in Uganda. Some companies insist that the traveler pays for the full damages and others post insurance claim, so pick your service provider carefully.
Fueling the vehicle, some companies deliver a vehicle with no fuel also known as dry lease or otherwise. However this is a good practice as it ensures that you return the vehicle as it was provided to you. Depending on a fuel gauge of the car for measuring fuel can be tricky and can lead to a number of avoidable burn. You may also ask for a full tank before taking delivery of the self-drive car which can be arranged.