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Car Hire Travel Tips For Both Long and Short Term Rentals

Hiring a car for self drive in a foreign destination like Uganda calls to get the necessary information and tips in order for a traveller to have a great travel experience.

The first tip is for a traveller to book the rental vehicle in advance of about two months prior to the trip. The early car rental booking offers time and a chance to get the exact type of vehicle suitable for your travel needs. In addition, there is a likelihood of getting a cheaper rental deal.

Seek advice from the rental operator on the best vehicle to suit your trip. There are a variety of rental vehicles in our fleet but not all of them serve the same purpose. To get the best rental for your trip get help from the reservation to advise on which rental vehicle to hire.

Always hire a 4×4 vehicle for self drive in Uganda. Most of the roads leading to the various national parks of Uganda are ragged and gravel. A four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended for such terrain.

The rental vehicle must have comprehensive insurance. The comprehensive insurance covers the third party and collision damage waiver thus being less liable for the damages that may happen on the car in case of any unforeseeable calamity.

Don’t hesitate to ask for a discount on your car rental deal. The website rates are market prices; there is always a reserved price at which a vehicle can be hired to a client.

Make an effort to ask for a reduction of the car rental rate, you might get lucky and be granted one if at all your bargain power impresses.

Ask for a detailed breakdown of the car rental quotation. This enables the client to know all expenses involved in the car rental packages so that he/she is not caught by surprise with the hidden costs which can be added by some rental operators.

Get familiar with the traffic and driving laws and rules in Uganda through our reservation or any other stuff. It will make you avoid being on the wrong side of the law.

Thoroughly read the terms and conditions of renting a car with us. Ask our staff any clause in the rental agreement you may have not understood. It will make you know the dos and don’ts of using/driving the rental car.

Endeavour to have updated Google maps on your smartphone to enable find the places you wish to visit on your trip.