Cross Border Car Rental Uganda and 4 Border Crossing Tips
Cross border Car Rental: Majority of travelers who are interested in exploring more than one country ask if it is possible to hire a car in Uganda and cross to other countries or not. Well, it is very possible for you to hire a car in Uganda and cross to other countries with it.
Hiring a car in Uganda with us for a safari comes with lots of advantages, firstly, you have the opportunity to use the same vehicle to drive across to other countries to explore and experience what they have to offer the world.
Despite this privilege, several restrictions do apply and have to be observed! On other hand, driving a rental car across to other countries (Cross border Car Rental) means that you have to incur a cross border fee.
Anyone with plans to embark on a self-drive tour across borders with a rental car should be prepared to incur extra charge. This covers the extra insurance required when you drive in another country. However, booking a rental car with us allows you enjoy your road trip without necessarily incurring the cross-border fee because we get everything done on paper and also give piece of advice for our clients on the required insurance when driving in another country.
What you need to do is only to get in touch with our reservation team and discuss more on where you plan to visit. We shall be in position to make calculation how much extra charge you will pay.
Because you will need to be noticed, please do everything as early as possible before actual trip so that everything is planned appropriately and you will have a memorable African safari experience.
However, most car hire companies may not accept visitors to drive to some countries, especially those that are still experiencing insecurities for instance South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Before embarking on your actual trip, make sure that you do adequate research about the state of security in the destination you plan to spend your safari holiday.
Requirements you should have for Cross Border Car Rental.
A valid passport and visas
In order for you to have access to another country, a valid passport and visa are a must-have travel documents. Residents who have the East African passport may not require a visa to visit Rwanda or Kenya. On the other hand, you can also have an emergency travel document other than a valid Uganda passport or a national identity card (ID).
Letter of authority from car hire company
A letter of authority should be given to you by a car rental company you hire a car and in case you have any plan to drive to another countries.
International driver’s permit/national driver’s license
An international driver’s permit or national driver’s license is another essential travel tool if you have plans to drive in a foreign country. Most importantly, a local English driver’s license is recognized in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya.
In addition to other travel tools, it is also essential for you to have a certified copy of car registration to present at border station to allow you cross over with rental car. This should be accompanied with a letter from the company authorizing you to take a car across the border area and should have dates.
In summary, it is very possible for you to hire a car in Uganda and cross to other countries. Get in touch with our reservation team and we shall be of great help.