Renting cars for self drive safari has become so popular in Uganda. many travelers wish to travel on their own to have  freedom and independence while traveling without intrusion of  a third party (driver guide). many people have become so interested in the self drive expeditions but do not know what is required to rent car in Uganda.

Here we bring to you the standard requirements of renting a car in Uganda;

Age of the client: The minimum age to rent a car in Uganda is 18 years; all the drivers to rent a car must be above that age and have valid driving permits which reflects that they are professional drivers. Please note that some car rental companies have a minimum age of 21 years in order to hire a car for self drive in Uganda.

The forms of payment that are accepted for renting a car; In Uganda electronic transfers and physical payment are acceptable. Most car rental companies prefer cash to use of electronic machines or transfers since most of the car rental deliveries are done out of the office and also some companies are still at the infant stage they cannot afford the electronic transfer system.

Returning of the rental cars; the airport locations will allow returns after hours and will have procedures in place for your early or late return. You should always check the rental location when picking up your rental vehicle for exact procedure.  Many of the car rental companies located at the airport are open 24/7 for your convenience. The vehicles should also be returned to the same location where picked unless prior arrangements have been made with the original renting location. For the non airport locations, need that their vehicles be returned during normal business hours. Always check with your branch about the Sunday hours.

What’s the company Mileage /Kilometer policy? The mileage / kilometer limits are set to accommodate the needs of most renters. In order to determine your mileage/ kilometer limitations from a specific location, you will need to begin the reservation process, and then followed by providing details of your pick up location, dates of rental and size of the vehicle, names and email address in order to be provided by prices and mileage restrictions.

The rental car insurance and many other protection products; the car rental companies offer additional protection products that you buy along with your rental vehicle. Presently the customers are given Damage Waiver, personal accident Insurance, the personal effects coverage.

Find out if the deposit is required when renting a vehicle in Uganda; most companies need the deposit amount that varies with location. For the reservation, choose your rental location. Dates and times. You can also visit the website of the rental company and make a booking online.

Will you need additional car rental equipment; most of the car rental companies offer the following car rental equipment; like the GPS, child seats, ski racks and many more.

It should be noted that these are standard requirements of renting a car in Uganda since different rental companies may have additional requirements as per their policies. Renting a car in Uganda is also simple and the limitations are so minimum and therefore if you are interested in self drive safaris in Uganda just hit the internet and hire a car of your choice.

 

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