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All you need to know about our safari vehicles

Countless people are unaware of the types of vehicles typically used for wildlife safaris in Uganda. Uganda as a country, is mostly characterized with closed vehicles. Uganda as a country is gifted with extensive road networks that enable people travel in all corners of the countries. Open vehicles are normally for seen by the rich people and these are very few in number. Closed vehicles are good for road driving along the tarmacked roads and the dusty roads as well because they protect you from the scotching sun, rain, wind, coldness and dust as well unlike the open vehicles.

Looking closely at safari vehicles in East Africa, Uganda is one of the countries with safari vehicles best wildlife viewing. Closed safari vehicles in Uganda have comfortable seats as well as a pop-top roof offering excellent views and giving our guests fantastic opportunities for safe and undisturbed photography while on game drives. We provide maximum comfort and at the same time we ensure the best safari experience for our guests.

 There are different Uganda safari vehicles and these include; 4×4 Land Cruisers, 4×4 Land Rovers Minibuses, Super customs, Vans among others. Tour operators normally book cars for clients according to their number. The above-mentioned safari vehicles are specifically made for the bush, rough conditions and the bumpy roads. Even though they pass throught the rough areas, we have experienced drivers that have extensive knowledge of handling the rough terrain.

During wildlife viewing tourists stand and pop their heads and shoulders through the hatch as the driver or guide does the game drive. When on Uganda wildlife safari, in an open vehicle, tourists often have no blockage that hinders them from interacting with the wilderness. They often hear sounds more easily heard, smells are easier to pick up, and most importantly it is far easier to take photos and follow animals as they move around.

Tourists who don’t wish to stand can just open a window and still view the animals although when using Land Cruisers and Land Rovers, the sliding windows can be quite small. Most safari vehicles have cooler boxes where drinks are kept especially water.

Our safari vehicles have powerful engines that allow them manage various kinds of terrain without any difficulties even when traveling on roads that are off the tarmacked roads. We do regular services on these safari vehicles are to ensure continuous reliability. Your safety is our priority.

Besides all our guides only drive their dedicated safari vehicle. This has resulted in optimized maintenance, handling and care taking of our fleet on the one hand and safe and secure driving due to being familiar with the specific Land cruiser on the other hand.

Safety First!

We don’t take safety for granted! Safety is non-negotiable. All our Uganda wildlife safari vehicles are fully stocked with First Aid kits, fire extinguishers, safety belts on all seats with some means of communication like the car radio among others. In case of emergencies while on safari, all our safari guides have their client’s safety first in mind and ensure that they ensure all their cars are kept in a good condition and are reliable for long trips. Cars are well fueled, equipped with spare tyres, and are driven by knowledgeable and well-trained drivers etc.

                                                                             Our car Seating arrangements

Most of our Uganda safari vehicles, in general, can carry four to six passengers however depending on the number of passengers. Vans and super customs tend to carry a little more than that. While the extended vehicles can carry more people, they tend to be slightly more difficult to handle on the road.

Luggage space and how you should pack

At your pick up at the airport, luggage is taken inside the car in the boot/trunk or packed on the roof of the safari vehicle. This is done to keep the vehicle as uncluttered as possible inside, for your comfort. Remember to pack lightly or else a lot of space will be consumed by the luggage.

During Uganda Rwanda safaris, since there is limited space available in the luggage compartment, we ask all our guests to restrict their luggage. Luggage that won’t be needed on safari therefore we always advise our guests to leave it at the hotels where they will be resting after a long day. If they are being transferred to another hotel, they our guides put it in the car until your checking in at the next hotel.

Do you worry about your battery when traveling?

Don’t be afraid to take as many pictures as possible saving your phone battery or tablet or even your camera. Our safari vehicles are well equipped with electric sockets for battery chargers ensure that you won’t miss capturing any of the special moments you will experience on your Tour in Uganda.


Besides transporting guests to safaris, we also have self-hire options available for those that would wish to use a car for a different business.


A Must know while hiring Self drive Car Rentals in Uganda

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.


Luxury Car rental / Luxury Car hire in Uganda

As for Luxury Car rental / Luxury Car hire in Uganda, the Prime Uganda Safaris is the company to consider. Whether in Uganda or Rwanda in Kampala and Kigali cities respectively, the Luxury Cars are ideal for glamorous functions, diplomatic official driver service, travel of top notch directors of established companies and wedding functions.

Ranging from all categories of BMW to all Benz Categories, V8, Limousine, Hammer, GX and Range Rover among others, Self Drive car hire rentals Uganda has a wide range of selection from which one can choose from. The vehicles are in sound mechanical condition and feature lush appearance depicting the true image of luxury vehicles.

Luxury Cars for hire in Uganda are Chauffeur driven and the drivers have good command of English.  They have Air conditioning, are always clean and delivered at client’s convenience.

The Luxury Vehicle hire provide for drinking water in the vehicle while other special arrangements like Champagne, chocolates and welcomed can be arranged upon request.

The Price range for Luxury Vehicles is $250 – $400 per day with a driver but without fuel.

These range from $250 – $400 per day inclusive of driver exclusive of fuel.

Self Drive Car Hire Rentals In Uganda and Rwanda – Uganda Safari News

If you are Looking for the ultimate reliable self-drive car hire rentals in Uganda for self-drive Safari holidays, Prime Safaris and Tours is able to offer you commercial economic and luxury self-drive car hire rental services that enable you to drive and explore your Uganda Safaris or even Rwanda African safari in our 4×4 safari land cruisers or 4×4 tour vans. Contact us to book a discounted Cars for hire in Uganda today and have a safari experience of a life time driven by you.

Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd is a leading Uganda Rwanda car hire company offering world class self-drive car hire services in Uganda for Weekend get away at affordable rates.

Whether you’re looking forward to have a Self-drive holiday in Uganda-the pearl of Africa /Rwanda- the land of thousand hills or planning for a business trip in Uganda, Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd will offer a current quality vehicle at a competitive rate that will exceed your expectations on our Special Offers on self-drive car hire rental Deals and Chauffeur Drivers as we request you to sit back and relax as you enjoy the drive around the Pearl of Africa-Uganda.

Some of the fleet on ground are 4X4 Safari Land Rovers for hire that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda, Luxury cars for rent/ hire in Uganda Rwanda, which are for corporate travel and diplomat travel. Our Luxury cars include Benz of all classes, BMW, 4×4 Land Cruisers V8/GX, 4×4 Jeeps, 4×4 Nissan Partrols etc, 4×4 safari tour vans for hire rent in Uganda Rwanda; usually for groups of eight up to twelve, but with more classes to suit your large group. These have got diesel powered engines and 4 wheel drive power that suits some unfavourable conditions of the wet seasons of uganda.


In case you are a traveler on a Uganda safari and Rwanda safari and you are willing to conduct your own private holiday within these countries privately, Prime Safaris & Tours Uganda will be able to offer you a good value car rental package on your dream safari to Uganda.

In most of the car hire arrangements there is always an inclusion of a safari driver-guide mostly, but however in some special cases the company is also in position to offer a Uganda self-drive safari option depending on your choices.

Prime Uganda safaris and tours limited will ensure that all is covered according to your wishes and the company also has a high degree of responsiveness which is always available.

The company staff prides themselves on providing out tailored packages accordingly to the preference of each customer, mostly to the major cities on the countries they operate in.

The company offers the best car rental discounts for a large variety of brands and car models including Toyota Rav 4s, 4×4 Safari vans, 4×4 Safari land cruisers, Toyota super Customs and some as big as buses.

The safari company shows the best has the best discounts on offer for a large variety of brands and models with no hidden costs to get promotional offers on cars. We serve you as your comprehensive car rental company and we offer you some of the biggest and unbeatable discounts plus no extra hidden costs or extra charges on the rental cars. When at the company and you identify the car of your preference then we shall provide you with a quote and rental terms and conditions for the company.

You can Book now or place your request by making an overview of how we can tailor our safari arrangements to create that perfect safari and tour in Uganda with also adding any other plans you may wish.

The New Fleet

The Nissan Patrol is a luxury car fleet that is offered at self drive Uganda to independent travelers that wish to adventure the un ventured wilderness, its reliable strong self drive car with the following specifications, Manual, rooftop for game drives, 4×4 , Carrying capacity 4 Pax, Large Spacious leg room but NO Air Condition. See photos Below.