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WHO CAN HIRE A CAR IN UGANDA?

Today in Uganda youth below 25 years of age are not permitted to drive rental cars. Many car rental companies won’t give out or trust any youth below 25 years of age to drive their cars. However, so do other rental companies and considering the government Law, a person above 18 years is considered mature enough to join the Army, Vote, pay taxes, and go clubbing.

What is the minimum Age to rent a car?

Due to more accidents caused by drivers less than 25 years than any other age groups. Car rental companies have penalized drivers under 25 years of age to rent or drive their cars.

However today it is not bleak as it was a thousand years ago, when car rental companies refused car rentals less than 25 years. Now drivers between 21-24 can now rent a car in most locations of Uganda.

In most cases, youth drivers ages 20 to 21 or 24 have been made to pay a daily surcharge depending on the period, location and type of car. Prices for car categories such as luxury cars, vans, SUVs limits renters to rent cars.

For Drivers fewer than 18 and 19 are mostly or completely unable to rent cars in most car rental companies. In most cases agencies donot allow drivers below 18years, perhaps an additional pay for the privilege.

To avoid high payment rates to the car rental companies, compare fees and restrictions with rental agencies you need to rent from and other companies

FAQs about Car Hire in Uganda

Where can I check the T&C of the rental company on the website?

As you are making your booking for a car rental, you must confirm that you read, understand and agreed to the car rental company conditions and terms. Always the terms and conditions for a car rental company are available to view once you click on car rental conditions.

Where can I find directions to locate the rental agent at the pickup location?

The details and contacts for a car rental company/agent are available on your rental voucher.

Can I change the fuel policy?

For the fuel policy is set by the rental provider. The policy is also clearly stated in the terms and conditions of your rental voucher. Cartrawler is not titled to change the fuel policy as it is set by the car rental company and charged upon arrival at the rental desk.

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CHEAP SELF DRIVEN CARS IN UGANDA

Toyota Corona

The kind of car is perfect for navigating Uganda’s atmosphere or the road side vegetations. The kind of car is an exclusive 4 seater saloon car which is best for use in city and surfaced smooth roads.

Features of a Toyota Corona

· Airbags

· CD player

· Manual or Automatic

· 1500cc Petrol Engine

· Power Steering

· ABS Brakes

· Electronic Windows

· Air Conditioned

Toyota Premeo

This is a luxury mid-size sedan vehicle with 4 door saloon cars and 4 seats, the kind of car is best for use in town environment with a smooth surfaced road.

Features of a Toyota Premo include;

· Airbag

· Power window

· 1800cc Petrol Engine

· Transmission

· Automatic or Manual

· Centralized door lock

Toyota Rav4

This is one of the most popular rental car options. The car has enough cabin space for about 5 passengers with their belongs

Features of a Toyota Rav4

· 240cc petrol engine

· 5 seater car

· Air bag

· Air conditioned

· Automatic or Manual

Other cars that will make your trip memorable and unique include SUVs, Land Cruiser Prado, TX, TZ, VTX, V8, Vans, safari cars, Mini vans, Buses, Trucks, open roof cars among others. The car hire options all provide Leather seating and enough leg room space for a perfect way to travel. The kinds of cars are great for business, leisure activities or weekend road trips.

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Can I Hire A Car In Uganda And Cross To Other Countries With It?

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 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. 

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Requirements you should have to hire a car in Uganda and cross to another country.

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.