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Taxis and rental cars are both good options for getting around while visiting Kampala. However, driving in Uganda may be a little overwhelming for first time visitors.
Basic taxi cars are widely available throughout the city of Kampala. Taxis can generally be found at busy public locations such as airports, bus stations and trains stations, as well as at the numerous taxi ranks around the city. There are numerous companies operating in the area; one such company is the ABM Taxi, which can be contacted at: +256 41 344590. Fares are generally determined by negotiation, and are loosely based on distance traveled. Fares should be agreed upon before beginning a journey to avoid any complications at the ride’s conclusion.
Minibuses are also widely available throughout Kampala, and work as a type of taxi. These buses can be hailed from the side of the road, and can fit a large number of people. Buses will often drive around multiple parties heading in similar directions. Fares are to be negotiated and agreed upon before beginning a journey.Driving can be a great way to see Kampala and all of Uganda. However, first time visitors should check out this Driving in Uganda page before deciding to get behind the wheel of a car. There are numerous car rental companies based around the city.