Uganda with its increasing taxi and cab culture still requires some time to adjust to the idea of self drive rental cars. But once you have discovered the joys of self drive rentals, you will never want to seat in the passenger seat again. There are many reasons why self drive rental are way better than the cabs and some of these are below;
Privacy, the weekends and late evenings are the great times that we get to spend with family and friends. You can imagine having an unknown driver over all your conversations, and these get to be irritating all the time. This also gets worse when you rent a cab for a tour outside the city for some days. And if you are travelling as a couple, you can see the romance go out the taxi cab window as you wave it goodbye and say hello to Mr. Driver.
Safety; the other driver problem in Uganda is that of safety. Drivers are one of the least paid and most of them are overworked in Uganda. So you can be sure that most of the times, your driver is exhausted, tired and not totally on top of his senses. Apart from that, it is almost a routine for us to tell a taxi driver “not to drive rash”, which just goes to prove how much safer you can be when you are in control of your own self-drive rental.
Self drive brings freedom; going for a self rental car takes out the fuss and the irritation of the tour by giving you the freedom to be your own boss. With self drive, you can get out of the house later than you planned, leave a place early and also stop as and when you please when you are driving your own car. There is absolutely no hurry because you do not have to deal with a running meter and a driver who needs to be somewhere else the moment he is “free of you.
The cost benefits; apart from all the conveniences of self drive rental cars, the other plus is being the cost. Most car rental companies in Uganda provide fair rates compared to the rental cabs and the taxis.
Cover a wide area scope; while on a self-drive safari in Uganda, there is a chance for you to cover lots of attractions that cannot be encountered while on a guided safari. On self-drive safari, you have no timetable for your travel programme and thereby taking your time to encounter attraction to the fullest potential. As you cover a wide range of attractions, you also get lot of information about Uganda.
It is more adventurous; it is in our genes as human beings that we want to take up challenging and adventurous tasks and if we fulfill or attain success onto them, there is that self-satisfaction we get. A tourist driving on his own in a foreign country to different attractions is one of a kind adventure. It is an adventure that comes second to none. There are lots of attractions to discover in Uganda like the mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, the big five animals, the source of the Nile, the mountain of the moon and the powerful Murchison falls.
It is very amazing to take up a self-drive safari in Uganda since it gives the tourist freedom, privacy, safety and also it is cheap and adventurous. There are a few travel expeditions in the world where you can get all the fore mentioned attributes. Therefore travelers out there who have not taken up a self-drive safari in Uganda, it should be the main agenda on your travel bucket list in the forthcoming vacation.