Uganda is regarded as one of the most exciting African safari destinations visited by thousands of tourist each year , whether you are into wildlife, adventure, research, business or leisure, the “Pearl Of Africa” has something just for you. Uganda’s tourist attractions are spread across the country hence getting to them safely and comfortably will require the best possible private means around. You will need to rent a car in Uganda from a trusted & reliable company but you must be careful to avoid being ripped off during the booking process.
Heavenly Choice LTD is Kampala based Uganda car rental agency specializing in offering out cars for self drive & driver-guided road trips. We present you some tips from experts that will help you get a budget deal and save some money.
1- Book early – There is no beating around the bush on this one, you either book early enough or risk missing out on your ideal car or getting overpriced because of late booking. Its advisable to book at least a month or more in advance as this give the car rental agency ample time to get you the best car available and also means they can’t change rates no matter what happens after the reservation is done.
2- Mind the space – If you are looking to cut the budget on a rental car in Uganda, then you should mind the size of car you want to book. Remember the bigger the car , the higher the price and vice versa. Always book a car that can accommodate passengers and cargo comfortably and avoid going for much bigger cars just because you want alot of space. For example, why should a couple book a Land cruiser Prado yet they can go for the much cheaper Toyota Rav4.
3- Ask about available offers – Don’t be shy to ask the reservations team about any available special offers, you will be surprised when the car you are looking for is indeed on the discount table. Monthly discounts on particular cars are common in most of the Uganda car rental companies and it just might be your lucky day.
4- Book with a new company – This might sound like bad idea in terms of experiece and reputation but new companies will always try to impress their new clients hence will go a step ahead to give them the lowest rate possible just confirm the client. So if you want to get a budget deal on car rental in Uganda, book with new or less popular agencies.
5- Choose self drive – Another way of cutrting on the rental costs is by cutting out the driver / guide, a self drive road trip is not only cheap and private but also offers you all the freedom to go wherever and do whatever you want at your own pace. Just book a GPS to help you with the directions saving money you would have used to hire a driver guide.