Self Drive Uganda
Self Drive Uganda
4.5
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Self Drive Uganda offers day trips and multiday self guided trips in Uganda & Rwanda. We offer strong 4x4s for your road trips in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.
Kampala, Uganda

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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marie p
Berlin, Germany8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
I arranged a rental car with roof top tents for 4 adults upfront with Billy via whatsapp. As agreed, Billy and his crew brought the car to our guest house im Entebbe but unfortunately the ignition did not work. Billy somehow managed to repair the car despite public bank holiday and we could start our travel almost as planned. During the tour we once needed a repair and called Billy who sent a mechanic and after only one hour (incredibly short time especially for Uganda!) we did get back on the road. The car was a very robust Toyota Land Cruiser which was perfect for the sometimes very difficult roads. I would recommend to ask for two spare tires - we were lucky and did not need them but with these roads you never know. The roof top tents were in good condition but I would recommend to unfold and install one tent upfront for training and also for checking whether the tent equipments is complete. The cooking equipment includes the essentials such as pots, plats, cutlery and a gas bottle.
For everybody who wants to discover and drive through Uganda on his or her own, I would definately recommend Self Drive Uganda.
Written January 27, 2020
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the adventure master
Kyiv, Ukraine21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
This is my second time with self drive uganda. It’s an excellent company. I had Emma and Moses as my Guide. This time I brought a team of 5 people

We rented two land cruiser for 8 days this time
Everything went perfect they are very professional and payment and pick up and safety are all top notch
I highly recommend
Written January 19, 2022
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kerern j
Tel Aviv, Israel16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We needed a car with a driver to drive from Entebe to Kasese and back, 6 hours drive each way,we got a quick answer and the best price from self drive Uganda, Moses, the driver waited to us at the airport and took us safely and exactly at time!At the way back ,he arrived half an hour before we set , the drive went smoothly and the car was very comfortable.
We highly recommend this cpmpany, they trust you and do not take any depossit and also gives you quick answers and responeses.
Keren ,Israrl.
Written March 4, 2020
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Rowdy B
Makassar, Indonesia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We were looking for a nice and adventurous roadtrip through Uganda. After contacting a few different rental companies we had a good feeling for Edward and his team.

Without any doubts one of the best things we have done so far. Self Drive Uganda gave us lots of information about our trip before we even started and helped us very useful to make a decision for the type of car to choose.

The contact went really smooth (always responding very fast, no matter what time of the day) and they were able to drop the car anywhere near Kampala/Entebbe. Same for the pickup.

After spending 16 out of 19 nights in the rooftop tent, we do recommend this way of camping to anyone who is up for a very special way of exploring the Country. Especially experiencing the national parks with their roaring lions and hyena's during the night. Because the tent is on top of the roof, we felt very save and comfortable.

The good thing from Self drive Uganda was more then just their way of contact. Their services are also excellent. We had some trouble with the brakes and decided to contact Edward. He made sure there was a mechanic coming whitin a short amount of time. They said the brakes releases where not good anymore. And however we where able to drive and also on the other side of the country. Edward was willing to change the car anyway.

So thank you very much again
Written August 28, 2023
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GriSam666
Portugal5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We rented a car with Self Drive Uganda and drove ourselves to Murchison Fall's. One of the best car hiring experiences we had in the country. The delivery of the car and the pick-up at the end were smoothly executed at both Kampala and Entebbe, and the car itself behaved excellently, and did not give us any problem. With its pop-up roof, it was excellently suited for self driving to a national park. Moreover, communication with the office was good too. We for sure recommend this company.
Written September 24, 2021
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zvika h
Israel95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We are a group of 10 people who have completed two fascinating and unforgettable weeks in Uganda.
We did all the ground services and trip planning with the help of Self Drive Uganda lead by Eduard who planned a comprehensive route for us to the most interesting areas.
We rented 5 Land-cruisers in good mechanical condition that served us faithfully even though they are quite old.
Self Drive Uganda joined us an amazing guide – Moses who has extensive knowledge of the history of Uganda and is very familiar with the nature and animals that highly enhanced the experience.
We highly recommend Self Drive & Moses to anyone plans a self drive trip in Uganda
Written January 14, 2023
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L3702HXmarkm
Pretoria, South Africa84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Business
Absolutely brilliant. This was a combination work and pleasure trip, and Self Drive Uganda was Marvellous

The booking and arrangements were expertly handled on WhatsApp by Edward. And we had Moses as a brilliant, insightful, helpful driver and guide

Arrangements, booking, payments were all perfect

Just great - highly recommended and will use again
Written October 21, 2021
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Werner
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We as a family travelled through several East African countries with a very intense itinerary. We were very happy and delighted to have Self Drive Uganda both to organize a driver and a car for Kenia and Tanzania but even more to enjoy their services in Rwanda and Uganda. Everything was perfectly organized (thanks a lot to Rachael who was patient enough to answer all our questions ahead of the trip) with drivers who all met a high standard of quality. For Rwanda and Uganda our driverguide was Moses - both a great driver and an outstanding, friendly and caring personality (ask for him to drive you - you wil not regret it !).
Written September 28, 2023
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Raviv C
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We had an excellent experience renting a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 from Self Drive Uganda. The car was not new but very well maintained. While we mostly drove in very remote parts of Kenya on dirt roads and challenging passes, the car never had a single mechanical problem. Also, the car was capable of tackling any obstacle along the way—a great comfort when you only have yourself and the vehicle to rely on.

We landed in Nairobi, and Fred was waiting for us with the car and helped with all necessities before sending us off to our adventure :)

We also knew that in case of any problem, we would get technical support as needed (you might need to wait for a few hours until the team can reach you in remote places :).

We had an excellent experience, and we will use this company again.

Enjoy your traveling responsibly :)
Written May 9, 2022
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Arturo P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Excellent car and excellent service if you want to self drive.
We had a Toyota LC with modified gas tank to 200Liters and everything needed to ride and do game drives with good working 4x4.
They helped with Gorilla permits and Chimpanzee Habituation permits.
Pick up of the 4x4 in Kigali and drop off in Kenya.
We drove for 1900 km with no problem
Helped with road and organization for the road trip
Would recommend and come back again!!
Written February 16, 2024
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