Our car Safaris fleet
The fleet of Roadtrip Uganda consists of Toyota Super Custom . Toyota 4WDs are the most reliable and widely used 4WD cars in Uganda and perfect for a self-drive safari. We own all our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties. Each car is fully serviced at our workshop after every single trip, and we can rely on a close network of upcountry workshops for minor on-site repairs. In the unlikely event that you have a breakdown, rest assured that we offer 24/7 roadside assistance and always have a replacement car ready. Please refer to our policies, published on this website, for more information.
Self drive tips & tricks
Rest assured that all the primary roads radiating out of Kampala to all the four corners of Uganda are asphalted, and will bring you comfortably to your safari destination. Road conditions are good for African standards and ever improving. The road from Fort Portal via Hoima to Masindi, from Masindi to Murchison Falls Park and north beyond Gulu towards Kidepo National Park are unsurfaced. This will greatly reduce the travel speed, and driving a Landcruiser is more comfortable. The condition of these roads and some minor B-roads (around Bwindi National Park, the gorilla tracking area) tend to be variable from one season to the next, and are most difficult during the rainy season.
We have been exploring Uganda by road for many years and have found that the experience is rewarding and safe as long as the following precautions are followed:
- Drive at or below the speed limit (100 km/h on the highway, though we would advise 80 km/h; and 50 km/h in urban areas).
- Beware of unmarked speed bumps, which are plentiful in many parts of the country, especially at the entrance to towns.
- Drive defensively.
- Avoid driving at night; the potholes are difficult to see and fellow traffic often uses blinding high-beams.
- Always carry some cash, water and a charged mobile phone to handle any situation.
- Keep in mind that a flat tyre can happen easily! It is part of the adventure and can be fixed quickly at almost any service station.
- As you will discover soon enough, traffic in Uganda drives on the left side of the road…