We have just returned from a few weeks self driving around Uganda. We hired a 4X4 Rav 4 from Roadtrip Uganda and drove from Kampala to Lake Mburo to Lake Bunyonyi to Bwindi to QENP to Fort Portal to Jinja. We had a driver from Roadtrip Uganda take us across Kampala and point us in the right direction to Lake Mburo and also collect the car from Jinja as we then went on a 3 days horse riding adventure with Nile Horseback Safaris. I just wanted to say a big thank you to Roadtrip Uganda for all their help. They were quietly encouraging about self driving and we are so pleased we ignored all the dire warnings about driving in Uganda and went ahead. Yes you do have to focus on the route as there are few road signs and yes the traffic is sometimes a little daunting but it is all very feasible and we never felt unsafe. We had no mechanical problems not even a flat tire and the car coped very easily - even with the rural back road through Bwindi.
Its a great way to see the country and gives you a real feeling of freedom and escaping the normal tourist route. We ate chicken from the vendors, stopped where ever we wanted and went at our own pace. I'll write a more detailed review in the coming days but just wanted to start by saying it is possible and a real option for folks wanting to see Uganda without a driver all the way.