If you want to experience the beautiful country of Uganda, its people, nature and -above all- animals. Are you looking for a car rental company offering affordable 4×4 rooftop tent jeep? 4×4 Car Hire Uganda should be your choice! We had a great experience with our 4×4 car. Even when the car got broken, the staff of 4×4 Car Hire Uganda sent immediately (within 1 hour and we were 250 Km away from Kampala) a mechanic team to fix the problem, so that we could continue and enjoy our journey. Also the car papers and insurance we became in order to pass the border to Rwanda were all good.
Don’t expect to get a car at European standards, I guess this is not possible on that many rough roads, but for us personally, the car was a part of Africa. Very important to mention that communication with the staff was before, during and after the rental excellent. Thanks for that guys and keep improving your business.
But for me, the most important part was Emma – our guide and a driver that was supporting us for whole 3 weeks. Emma is super experienced guide that gave us decent theoretical background to every national park/touristic attraction, knows gazillion of species, their behaviors and can spot them at any distance. If you got your own idea and plan for trip (like we did) – he can always advice, if you don’t have any plan – just ask. If you don’t like plans – easy, flexible, but at least he’ll do he’s best to bring you back in one piece.
The thing about traveling to a third world country, is that you have to remember that you are in a third world country and you are not going to have the same comforts or amenities as you may have at home or while visiting other westernized countries. You would think this would go without saying, however, I realize that is not always the case. However, with that being said, my lodges were very comfortable with beautiful surroundings and left me with nothing to complain about.
After spending some time in Kenya (dry and rough in most places), it was refreshing to travel through Uganda for a few days. The landscape was breathtaking, so many green hills – not to mention the incredible Bwindi Forest where we had the opportunity to see Silver Back gorillas in the wild!
The roads were much better than in Kenya, and the people were friendly – especially towards women who seem to be well respected in the Ugandan society. The amount of wild life can’t compete with Kenya’s huge & abundant national parks though. Overall I had a lovely time in Uganda and I’d be happy to return!
The Murchison Falls National Park is just amazing. We had the chance to see the big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and hippo). On our way to the park, we’ve made a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary as well.
Another thing to remember is wildlife is unpredictable and even though you might have it in your mind that you’re going to see all of these animals you dreamt of seeing, the reality is, that’s not always the case. I was one of the lucky ones and saw even more than I bargained for. Part of that was because I decided to spend an extra day at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Three days at that park might be too many for some, but after not seeing much the first two days, I opted to do the tracker experience (for an extra fee). That was a total game changer for me. It allowed for a “front row” view of a leopard in a tree and a pride of lions making a kill. I even saw a hyena running across the savanna. I wouldn’t go into this expecting to see the same things, however, you’re chances of seeing these animals do increase drastically.
I did gorilla, chimpanzee and golden monkey trekking as well. I was one of the lucky groups to locate the gorillas within the first hour of trekking, however, I know this can be a 7-9 hour day while hiking through some very difficult, steep terrain. The experience was amazing but that hour did go by fast for me. It was definitely worth the experience, but if I go back, I might opt to do the gorilla habituation where you can spend four hours with them.
All in all, it was a trip of a lifetime for me and I would definitely recommend 4×4 Car Hire Uganda. I really believe Emma made all of the difference in my experience. He showed me the “real” Uganda and was so patient about everything.
4×4 Car Hire Uganda through Maike really nailed it in planning everything I had hoped to see and do. I embraced the country and its culture as well as I could, and I hope if you choose to go, you do the same. It’s a beautiful country with so much to offer, but ultimately it’s up to you to truly embrace the country for all of its beauty.