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Benefits of Going on Self Drive in Kenya

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Self Driving in Kenya

Have you decided to go on a trip with your family members? Then, it is better to go by road. Also, opt for a self-drive at Kenya car rental. This allows you to treat the car as yours as long as you are using it. They make driving more convenient.

Most travelers, particularly those who like to travel like a local, prefer to use public transport when moving from one place to another. It’s cheap, usually reliable, and an easy way to get from Nairobi to Masai Mara national park. However, hiring a car on vacation can make a lot of sense, and, after-all, who doesn’t love a good road trip.

Let’s discuss the main benefits of a self-drive car rental service.

Privacy

While opting for self-drive cars, one could expect better privacy in the car. A cab would be difficult as the driver would always engage and interrupt your journey very much. If the trip is for two to three days, the presence of the driver would be a nuisance. The benefits of a self-drive car are that there is no chance of interruption. You could spend time with your partner while driving.

Hygiene

Since the widespread of COVID-19, hygiene has become a great matter of concern. Social distancing has become mandatory for everyone. So, while traveling in a self-drive car, maintaining a better level of hygiene is possible. Even though the car rental company performs the required sanitization process, you could also take the second round of sanitization for better protection.

Flexibility

While going for long drives, you may need to take short stops occasionally. This would be annoying to your driver. But while opting for self-drive car in Kenya, you would be free from such annoying situations. You could drive based on your needs and requirements. The total control is with you.

Affordability

While comparing the charges of the car rentals with that of the taxi or cab, the car rentals are always cost-effective. The car rental services if you choose would be for an entire month then also the rates would be pocket friendly. Also, you could extend the period of traveling just by informing the company and make use of the cost-effective benefits more.

More safety and security

While taking the taxi, many risks are involved. The driver may fall asleep and neglect the security guidelines. To avoid these situations, self-drive car services are better. Through a self-drive car, the entire control of the vehicle is within you, so you could take a rest whenever required. You could also maintain the speed limit and the security protocols.

Journey with fun

While you drive the car, the fun element that you spent with your family would be more. You could stop at different attractions that come on your way to destinations. Also, you do not have to worry about the extra time you spend at each destination.

Routes

Through self-drive car rental services, you could opt for the routes you want. The complete freedom through car leasing in Kenya is waiting for you and you are not answerable to anyone while working with the routes.

Comfort

Having your own car gives you a certain level of comfort that just simply isn’t there with public transport, especially if you’re with the family. Plus, you get to control the radio. Comfort is also in the ability to keep your space clean and simple pleasures like being able to pull over if you need to stop for food, air, or the bathroom. Renting a car wins in every scenario when it comes to comparing levels of comfort.

Mental comfort is just as important as physical comfort though, so you want to make sure that you actually feel confident about driving in another country before you decide to hire a car.

Rent a car for speed and ease

When vacationing abroad, whether solo or with the family, we have a limited amount of time to experience a near-limitless number of sights and activities and often end up cutting things we really want to do out of our itineraries. If you rent a car when traveling, however, you will have the time and convenience needed to get the most out of your adventures.

With public transportation, you lose a great deal of time planning, organizing, waiting in line and making stops along the way to your different destinations. Not to mention that public transport can often be unpredictable.

Renting a vehicle lets you travel at your own leisure and get to the spots you want to visit quickly and hassle-free. The freedom this brings will allow you to make the most of your travels without all the added stress of having to find your way around.

Discover new destinations

Most destinations are actually a lot more than what’s within their city limits, where-ever you are in the world, and you’ll probably find that you’re within driving distance from some pretty incredible surrounds. Driving allows you to widen the scope of the places you’re actually able to see.

Convenience

You don’t have to stick to timetables or schedules, and you can change your plans as you go along. After-all, spontaneous detours make for the most memorable parts of a vacation.

Every minute of the day counts when you’re visiting a new destinations, and when you only have a limited number of days, it’s not exactly ideal to spend hours on buses and trains. Public transport can often take double the time to get somewhere because of the many stops and transfers.

Budget travel

If budget travel with family is your key concern then renting a car could be a great way to save money on airline tickets. Look for car hire services that give you budget rentals, which are often a great choice for long drive vacations and are comfortable to drive. When you rent a car from a reliable car rental company you can expect better fuel mileage on the car and save a heap of money on your vacation. Choosing car rental companies that do not charge refueling fees can also be a smart way to budget your vacation.

Conclusion

Driving in a new country can definitely be overwhelming. But thousands of travelers opt for Self-drive rentals on vacations and having your own vehicle can open up a whole new world of possibilities.

Kilimanjaro Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

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Kilimanjaro Mountain

Having conquered the summit of Kilimanjaro there is nowhere better to go than on safari in Northern Tanzania. The iconic features and stunning landscapes of East Africa are what make a Tanzania safari so special. Huge herds of wildebeest sweeping across the plains of the Serengeti, stunning views across Ngorongoro Crater, tree sleeping lions in Lake Manyara and the chance of a lifetime to view all of the game from a balloon. If you have the time a safari while you are in Tanzania is really not to be missed.

All the big names of Tanzanian safaris are located in the north of Tanzania and the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire national parks can easily be combined into a fantastic safari at the end of a Kilimanjaro climb

All of Climbing Kilimanjaro’s safaris are tailor-made. You have your own 4×4 vehicle, your own guide and can create your own safari adventure. No shared mini-buses, no having to fit in with someone else’s plans. Spoil yourself and do it your way.

Tanzanian safaris offer quite sensational game viewing locations and Tanzania is one of the best countries in Africa in which to take a safari.

All the big names of mainstream Tanzanian safaris are located in the north. On a northern circuit safari, travelers depart from Arusha. Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park are little more than three hours away and are often incorporated as part of a longer safari. The most visited part of the northern circuit is the Ngorongoro Crater, where wildlife grazes and hunts in one of the largest volcanic craters in the world.

If you are traveling from December to April, the annual wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park is definitely not to be missed. A longer trek through the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands is also a beautiful way to explore northern Tanzania at a leisurely pace. Day-trips from Arusha to Mt. Meru and the Momela Lakes, located in Arusha National Park, incorporate short forest hikes and canoeing trips as a break from standard vehicle game drives.

Arusha National Park
A popular day trip for visitors about to embark from the town of Arusha on longer northern circuit safaris, Arusha National Park is a gem of varied ecosystems and has spectacular views of Mt. Meru, the crater that gives the region its name. The small national park includes the summit of Mt. Meru, the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, and the lush forests that blanket its lower slopes. Game viewing around Momela Lakes is leisurely and while passing through the forest many visitors stop to search for troupes of rare Colobus monkeys. Ancient fig tree forests and crystal clear waters cascading from mountain streams are the attractions and pleasures of Arusha National Park.

Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation makes it a beautiful and special location. Located just a few hours’ drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife is allowed to move freely throughout.

Before the rains, droves of gazelle, wildebeest, zebra, and giraffes migrate to Tarangire National Park’s scrub plains where the last grazing land still remains. Tarangire offers unparalleled game viewing and has more elephants than any other park. Families play around the ancient trunks of baobab trees and strip acacia bark from the thorn trees for their afternoon meal.

Lake Manyara National Park
Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. Located on the way to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park is well worth a stop in its own right. Its ground water forests, bush plains, baobab strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs offer incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and incredible numbers of birds.

The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of bird life that thrives on its brackish waters. Pink flamingo stoop and graze by the thousands, colorful specks against the grey minerals of the lake shore. Yellow-billed storks swoop and corkscrew on thermal winds rising up from the escarpment, and herons flap their wings against the sun-drenched sky. Even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to watch and marvel at within the national park.

Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay this park a visit. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park. In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world – a fact that makes for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.

Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park is one of world’s greatest game parks. Meaning “endless plains” in the Maasai language, the Serengeti continues to be an ongoing source of inspiration to writers, filmmakers and photographers alike.

It is Tanzania’s oldest game reserve and is world-famous for the role it plays in the annual Great Migration, when an estimated two million herbivores – mostly wildebeest – migrate from the Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. Hundreds of thousands of animals die along the way and the drama of this epic seasonal journey is a gripping, deeply moving experience and a wonderful photographic subject.

Its far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. Its large stone kopjes are home to rich ecosystems, and the sheer magnitude and scale of life that the plains support is staggering. Large prides of lions laze easily in the long grasses, plentiful families of elephants feed on acacia bark and trump to each other across the plains, and giraffes, gazelles, monkeys, eland, and the whole range of African wildlife is in awe-inspiring numbers.

The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara attract visitors from around the world, who flock to the open plains to witness the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet. More than a million animals make the seasonal journey to fresh pasture to the north, then the south, after the biannual rains. The sound of their thundering hooves, raising massive clouds of thick red dust, has become one of the legends of the Serengeti plains. The entire ecosystem thrives from the annual migration, from the lions and birds of prey that gorge themselves on the weak and the faltering to the gamut of hungry crocodiles that lie in patient wait at each river crossing for their annual feed.

But it’s not just the wildebeest that use the Serengeti to migrate. The adjacent reserves of Maswa and Ikorongo, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya all allow the animals and birds of the area a free range of movement to follow their seasonal migrations. Indeed, in the wake of the wildebeest migration, many of the less attention-grabbing features of the Serengeti are often overlooked. The park has varied zones in which each ecosystem is subtly different. Serener in the centre of the park is the most popular and most easily visited area. The Grumeti River in the Western Corridor is the location for the dramatic river crossing during the wildebeest migration. Maswa Game Reserve to the south offers a remote part of the park rewarding in its game-viewing and privacy, and Lobo near the Kenyan border offers a change to see plentiful game during the dry season.

Aside from traditional vehicle bound safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti plains has become a safari rite-of-passage for travel enthusiasts. The flights depart at dawn over the plains and take passengers close over the awakening herds of wildebeest and zebra, gazelle and giraffe. The extra altitude allows guests to witness the striking stretches of plains punctuated only by kopjes. Up in the sky, you have Africa all to yourself.

Ngorongoro Crater
The spectacular landscape of the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater has to be seen to be believed. It forms part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) within the Serengeti ecosystem and the Crater itself is home to more than 25 000 large mammals. Once a large volcano that later collapsed, it is now the largest intact caldera in the world.

The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main draw for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Masaai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area includes its eponymous famous crater, Olduvai Gorge, and huge expanses of highland plains, scrub bush, and forests that cover approximately 8300 square kilometres. A protected area, only indigenous tribes such as the Masaai are allowed to live within its borders. Lake Ndutu and Masek, both alkaline soda lakes are home to rich game populations, as well as a series of peaks and volcanoes and make the Conservation Area a unique and beautiful landscape. Of course, the crater itself, actually a type of collapsed volcano called a caldera, is the main attraction. Accommodation is located on its ridges and after a beautiful descent down the crater rim, passing lush rain forest and thick vegetation, the flora opens to grassy plains throughout the crater floor. The game viewing is truly incredible and views of the surrounding Crater Highlands out of this world.

This truly magical place is home to Olduvai Gorge, where the Leakeys discovered the hominoid remains of a 1.8 million year old skeleton of Australopithecus boisei, one of the distinct links of the human evolutionary chain. In a small canyon just north of the crater, the Leakeys and their team of international archaeologists unearthed the ruins of at least three distinct hominoid species, and also came upon a complete series of hominoid footprints estimated to be over 3.7 million years old. Evacuated fossils show that the area is one of the oldest sites of hominoid habitation in the world.

The Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are without a doubt some of the most beautiful parts of Tanzania, steeped in history and teeming with wildlife. Besides vehicle safaris to Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, and surrounding attractions, hiking treks through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are becoming increasingly popular options. Either way you choose to visit, the Crater Highlands are an unforgettable part of the Tanzanian experience.
Throughout the year we run a standard program of open safaris of differing lengths. Our full schedule of safaris by date is below. We are also able to offer tailor-made safaris to fit in with any Kilimanjaro climb.

The best time to visit Tanzania

The best season to visit Tanzania is during the long dry season, which falls from July to September. These are considered the best months for safaris, the Great Migration, trekking, and beach holidays in Zanzibar. Of course, these months are peak travel season.

Popular Cars for Self Drive in Africa

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Explore the obviously patented mainland of Africa as a resident, take a self-drive throughout the continent with great number of considerations. When decide to rent car, traveling life is simplified and go easy as far as you can reach.

Self-drive car rental – 4×4 car hire Africa suggests always a right traveling tip which is very trending nowadays where many of the travelers for various reasons have embarked on renting a car to cruise drive their ways.

Beholding for a self-drive car rental Africa! There is quite a number of 4×4 rental cars for self-drive which vary in rates. Opting for 4×4 hire in Africa, from any destination or the country where you opting to start your journey especially from the capital cities and major airports. For the sake of self-drive in Africa, it automatically calls for a stronger vehicle and fortunately, all 4×4 car rentals ranges of Land cruisers series and Toyota minivans, double cabin pickups, trucks, buses seating are full-time 4×4 vehicles.

There alternatives to reflect about if opting for a 4×4 car rental Africa services, the services provides an extensive array of services. The advantage of renting a car for self-drive holiday in Africa stands that most of the car rental operators have customized their fleets for adventurous travelers rather than town drives. These vehicles are well maintained to ensure that travelers always have the best of their trip.

Most of the safaris vehicles available are customized for rooftop tent camping and as well made with a pop up for a perfect game viewing especially in the savannah parks and reserves.

Rates of Self-Drive Car Rental – 4×4 Car Hire Africa

Ranting a car itself is an echoing economic idea which has always prompted ways to reduce costs of traveling. Renting a car either for a partial self-drive (with a driver) or for self-drive means a lot as far as money saving is concerned on a vacation. The rates of 4×4 car hire in Africa vary from companies, countries and regions, but it’s a guarantee of getting a cheap car rental deals for both short and long term car rentals, rooftop tent car rental, chauffeur hire, GPS hire and camping gear hire.

The rates will depend of the car rental model which can range from as low as $50 to over $250 a day depending of which range you would require. With specifications reserve a car and accompanying services to save you money than taking fully guided trip.

Popular cars fleets for self-drive car rental Africa     

With a wide array of vehicles and extensive 4×4 car hire that can be attained even at long term. Among the available fleets to choose matching your African needs, budget of mid-range or classic. A list of vehicles;

Land Cruiser TZ/TX

Very comfortable and reliable 4×4 car hire for self-drive designed to maneuver all road weathers of Africa. Land cruiser TX/TZ jeeps are first recommended 4×4 self-drive fleet to consider for the remote reaches, the rates of the fleet is very comfortable for economy travelers and always available for a self-drive take. The vehicle can carry to the maximum of 5 travelers, very recommendable for rooftop tent camping, enough luggage space.

Land cruiser V8, GX

Very proved to cruise very terrain and weathered road, the kind of the vehicle is reliable and made available for travelers searching for more comfort. Land cruiser V8/GX are very admirable vehicle to hide off the travel embarrassments, can be made available for both manual and automotive transmission. These vehicles are still perfect for rooftop camping and as well customized for wild viewing with a pop up.

Safari Land Cruiser

The 70 series 4×4 land cruiser safari cars are customized to do African wildlife adventures, they’re available in short and stretched accommodating from 5 to 9 passengers. These are the most comfortable safari vehicles every traveler would wish to use. However, in most cases these fleets are only available for a partial self-drive (hired with a driver). The 4×4 safari land cruiser is the most classic, reliable, sturdy and flexible vehicle for all road trip safaris and camping adventure to all parks and reserves in Africa.

Land Rover

Wide, altered Land Rover Defenders are the perfect way to travel around the region and explore the amazing attractions in East Africa. The Land Rover Defender is loyal, rough and tough enough for river crossings, wild landscape, dirt and holey roads, and whatever that comes your way, yet comfortable enough for full day of wildlife viewing!

Safari vans

The 4×4 safari vans with a pop-up roof top are perfect for group trips, they’re recommended for savannah wildlife viewing. Highly recommended for up country destinations for small groups of peoples.

How to Rent a Car in Mwanza Tanzania

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Plan your next trip with Car Rental Tanzania as you can find a lot of cheap car rental deals here. Whether you need a car for leisure or business to get around town we’ll find you a rent a car in Mwanza. If you’re not ready to book now, we’ll still provide you with deals on cheap car rental and help you with your car rental.

We offer a wide selection on Tanzania car hire based in Mwanza. If you need to hire for Safari or business from Mwanza, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Bukoba, contact us for more details regarding the vehicles.

What is needed when renting a car in Mwanza city in Tanzania?

Driving License

A FULL driving license MUST have been held for at least 12 months and must be produced at time of rental.

Age:

Drivers, 22-65 years, standard conditions apply (21 and 65 -70 year old drivers accepted subject to special conditions and/or insurance approval).

Extension of Rental:

In most cases this is available, provided that our renting office is informed prior to expiry of the agreed rental period (as shown on the rental agreement) and the additional deposit is paid.

Rates:

All rates exclude fuel charges and VAT. Daily rates are based on a 24 hour cycle.

Payment:

The estimated cost of hire is required at time of hire, Cash and Wire Transfer are accepted.

Availability

The booking is made on the understanding that the vehicle will be placed at your disposal on the date stated. Should this not be possible, through circumstances beyond our control, we will provide, a substitute vehicle, where possible, or a full refund of monies.

Fuel

Tanks are supplied on an empty basis. No credit will be given on unused fuel.

Best things to do in Mwanza, Tanzania

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Mwanza.

Mwanza may not be as popular as other cities in Tanzania, but don’t let that fool you. Mwanza is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Mwanza.

If you have plans to visit Tanzania and are not sure if Mwanza should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Mwanza and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Mwanza

Here is the list of things to do in Mwanza and tourist attractions in city.

Tour the rock city

Sometimes, you really needn’t overthink travel excursions. So, why not simply spend a day (or even just an hour or two) exploring the wonderful ‘Rock City’ of Mwanza, which is well over a hundred years old?

Contact a local tour operator or navigate the city on your own, and take in all its rich history, cultural roots and modern-day vibe of this Tanzanian city.

Enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Victoria

If you visit one place near Mwanza, let it be the beautiful Lake Victoria – a place blessed with great natural beauty. And while you’re there, you can enjoy either a sunrise or sunset boat cruise on this special lake. This activity is not only romantic but it’s also good fun.

Explore Sukuma Museum

Tanzania’s largest ethnic group is compiled by the Sukuma. Learn more about these indigenous people by visiting Bujora Cultural Centre’s Sukuma Museum. At the museum, you will discover all kinds of intrigue. Enjoy seeing everything from ancient drums to daring Sukuma snake dancing too!

Visit to Rubondo Island National Park

While it’s not strictly in Mwanza, this national park is close enough to warrant not only a mention – but a proper visit too! It’s a wonderfully wild, beautiful place and allows you to really soak up the endless natural beauty of Tanzania. The park is one of two national parks found on in island in Lake Victoria and attracts all kinds of visitors, from campers to bird lovers.

Honour Mwalimu Julius Nyerere by visiting his home

Considered by many to have been a great fighter against social injustice, as well as the father of the Tanzanian nation, the late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere was also Tanzania’s first-ever president. Visit his home, mausoleum and museum in Butiama village and discover more about the famous, much loved man.

Stand tall at Balili Hill Range

Located outside Bunda town (which is a two-hour or so drive from Mwanza), you will find the impressive Balili Hill Range.

These hills will allow you to soak up the expansive, scenic views across the town and surrounding region. Depending on what you’re in the mood to do, you can either walk or drive up.

Discover the freeing Serengeti National Park

Head out and explore your (and Tanzania’s) wild side by visiting the Serengeti National Park. It’s guaranteed to give you an all-round nature fix and superb game-viewing experience.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a truly amazing place – one where your travel heart can soar freely, as you take in game of all shapes and sizes.

Head to Mwaloni Fish Market

No visit to Mwanza is complete without experiencing some of its dynamic city life from the ground. Given this, Mwaloni Market is a place well-worth stopping by. At this buzzing local market, you will find everything fresh, including fish, fruit and vegetables.

Find the Dancing Rocks

The Dancing Rocks – more properly known as Jiwe Kuu – are one of the Rock City’s more interesting rock formations. These granite rocks can be found atop a rocky outcrop, and offer gorgeous views of both Mwanza and Lake Victoria. There is also a fun story surrounding the rocks be sure to find out for yourself just what it is.

Find Nobel Prize winner Robert Koch’s House

When you visit Mwanza, see if you can find the German Nobel prize winner, Robert Koch’s old home. It’s slightly forlorn to look at these days but it still captures an essence of olden days’ beauty and Germanic castle elements too. The old mansion is also something of a landmark and again, offers awesome city views.

Note: Don’t head there after dark though, as people live there and usually expect money from visitors, even during daytime.

Visit the famous Bismarck Rock

Another must-see is the famed Bismarck Rock. Found in the waters of Lake Victoria, this pile of rocks hold something of an iconic status in Mwanza – especially the one perched right on top! And rightly so, given how cool they are to look at. The rocks are also wonderfully close to the Kamanga ferry station, meaning they hold an all-round great location.

Explore Saanane Island National Park

The Saanane island is a good place to go if you’re keen on nature walks, bird watching, cruises and picnics to name but a few of the outdoor activities you can enjoy on the lovely island.

Make your way around Saanane Island National Park and ensure you leave Tanzania, having secured a natural (outdoorsy) high.

Conclusion

We offer a range of ground transportation services. Clients may opt for sightseeing tours, private transfers, executive chauffeur service or day trips as well as car rentals. For visitors seeking a flexible, varied holiday that allows them to see all Tanzania, we offer car rental services in Tanzania. Book with Car Rental Tanzania for better offers and memories.

Factors To Consider When Hiring A Car Rental Company In Rwanda

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Hiring a high-quality car in Rwanda is now easier than ever before. But not all car hire companies in Rwanda are created equal. Some are good, the ones that offer a variety of top-notch car models, 24/7 help, and a hassle-free process, all while not hurting your pocket. But, what you need to watch out for are fraudsters, the companies that just want to make quick money.

Choosing the right car hire company can be confusing and challenging at first if you do not know what you are looking because there are many factors to consider. This makes the task of choosing the right one stressful. Here are the factors to consider when hiring a car rental company.

Conduct Through Research

The process of choosing a car rental company can be tough if you do not have the right factors that you need to consider. That is why you need to start this process by conducting enough research. Ideally, there are thousands of car rental companies out there that can offer you better car rental in Rwanda. However, to ensure that you find a reliable auto company, make sure you do your homework. Use up-to-date resources to get auto details that will help you to make the right choice.

Consider the Location of the Car Rental Company

As mentioned above, multiple car rental services have been established today, providing car rental services. However, when you are making your selection, one of the vital factors that you should remember is the rental company’s location that you intend to choose. Take your time to find a reliable car rental company that offers affordable car rental services and make sure it is situated in an easily accessible location. It is advisable to go for a car rental company located near your home in most cases.

Go through Car Rental Terms

Before you hire or choose a car rental company, make sure you read and understand their terms and conditions. It is one of the common mistakes that most people commit when going for car rental services. It is advisable to read all the details and see if they suit your lifestyle. If you do not understand the information, ensure that you ask for clarification. But choose a car rental company that has reasonable terms and conditions.

Check on the Condition of the Car

When you are hiring a car rental company, make sure that you check on the available cars’ condition. Before you drive away in a rental car, ensure that it is in good condition. Ensure that you check for any signs and damage on the vehicle you intend to choose from the exterior and interior.

With various car rental companies out there, it can be hard for an individual to choose the right one. If you have decided that you want a rental car company, make sure that you identify the right factors that you should consider.

Since rental car companies provide different vehicles, prices, and services, ensure that you determine the right tips to consider. To get a luxury car, consider choosing mietwagen kreta. It has modern cars that you can suit your lifestyle. Therefore, consider the following factors when choosing a rental car company.

Do Your Research

As mentioned earlier in our post, there are many car rental companies that you can find all over across various countries. Before you make an effort to hire one, it is advisable to ensure that you conduct enough research. When you spare your time to find out more about car rentals, it becomes easy to find a car rental firm that will suit your needs. Also, ensure that you consider using top-rated car rental websites to get the latest information.

Reputation

If you want to hire a car rental company, make sure that you consider its reputation. Most of the companies are widely known for their reliable and quality services that they offer to their customers. That is why it is paramount to read online testimonials and reviews before you make your final decision. Hiring a reputable company means that you are secured and safe while on the roads.

Customer Care Services

When hiring a car rental company, it is vital to take your time and visit the company before hiring it. Once you arrive at the intended company, take your time to identify the quality of services that they deliver to their customers. A professional company will ensure that they meet the needs of their clients, and as a result, they will provide quality customer service. That is why you should hire a car rental company that provides quality and satisfying customer services to their customers.

Vehicle Selection

Since you need a car rental company, make sure that you take your time to check on the available types of vehicles that a given company offers. For example, if you are planning to travel with your family, you should look for a car rental company that provides various cars that will accommodate your family. In other words, you should hire a company that has a wide range of vehicles that will suit your needs.

Price

Different Car Hire Companies will offer different prices. Though everyone strives to save money, choosing a cheap option while renting a vehicle might not necessary be the best for an individual`s needs. Cheap may be expensive in the long run. That’s why it is advisable that you get quotes from different car rental companies on the type of vehicle you want to hire. This will assist you in selecting which car rental company has the right pricing for your pocket.

Furthermore, research on modes of payment other than cash can accept online, mobile or credit card payments with official company receipts as proof of payments.

Distance Traveled

Companies will normally offer you different rates when you rent their cars, one where you’ll have to pay for the number of kilometers you travel and another where you can travel without worrying about the distance. In terms of daily rate, paying per kilometer is usually the cheaper option.

When hiring, one with unlimited kilometers can travel freely without worrying about the extra cost.

In conclusion, are you renting a car for your vacation? If yes, you should take your time to learn how to get the right type of car that will suit your vacation needs. Even if renting a vehicle for your vacation makes sense, you need to ensure that you find the right factors you should consider.

Key Things to Check on Car Hire Before Driving Off

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Important Car Checks

Things to check on a car hire before you drive away: Hiring a car in Uganda is incredible only if it is done right. Before setting off for your holiday to any destination, first, cross-check on key things to ensure that you have a safe and secure self drive tour in the Pearl of Africa.

Fluids

Before you set off for a self drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park or Murchison Falls National Park, first, check the car’s fluid levels, oil, hydraulic, brake fluid and coolant. Low coolant levels and oil fluids can be indicators of leakage.

Lights

Your vehicle must have fully functioning lights to ensure that you safely drive even if it is at night or in case of mist. The brake lights should be fine and they are essentials in alerting the rest of the drivers in case you plan to braking. All the indicators must be properly functioning to help other drivers get notified when you need to turn left or right when perhaps overtaking.

Inspect the interior

When hiring a car in Uganda or any part of the world, it is essential to always exercise patience and carryout adequate inspection on the vehicle. Check, find every damages, scratches on the car and make your car rental service provider notified.

Wipers

Prior setting off  for your Uganda road trip, make sure that your car’s wipers function well. Find out if they can clear the water from the windscreen. Use the windscreen washers, spray through the windscreen and find out if the wipers perform their work.

Wheels & tyres

The wheels and tyres of the car you plan to use must be in better shape-check if they are worn out or requires to be replaced. Cross check the tyres surface if they have any damages, bubbles or inflections. The tyres’ air pressure is the other essential thing you must be checked before you hit the road to your dream destination.

Brake pads

The brake pad wear is another significant component that must be cross-checked. If the brake pads wears below 5mm then it may require to be replaced. The hand brake must be functioning well to ensure that you have a smooth road trip in Uganda.

Drive belts

Conduct thorough examination on the drive belts in case of any cracks. In case of any damages/worn out, there are higher chances for the engine to shutdown.

Brakes & clutch

It is also important to ascertain how the car can react when braking while you are on the road trip in Uganda. Note, driving a car that can’t be controlled under braking isn’t safe to hit the road while on a Uganda safari.

Familiarize yourself with car’s dashboard

Check the dashboard, find out which gauge is for speed, fuel etc. Check if the temperature gauge does display any warning lights.

Test the GPS/navigation system

In case the rental car you plan to use for a Uganda self drive has a GPS, make sure that you are familiar with its operations. Where you have no GPS, make the best use of the Maps.

Valid & right insurance

Take time and cross-check your car hire contract, find out if the car is insured or not. Interestingly, when you rent a car in Uganda with us, you are covered because our cars are comprehensively insured.

Start the engine before

Before heading off for your road trip, make sure that you test the car engine if it functions. Keenly monitor the car engine’s sound if it has issues or not and you can be in position to ascertain whether to use the rental car or not.

7 Best Rental Cars for Camping Safaris in Uganda

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Safari Land Cruiser

Are you looking for the best rental cars for a Uganda safari? Camping is without doubt one of the most exciting safari experiences you should expect while on Uganda safari. It is a perfect option for you to closely interact with nature, enjoy whispers from the wild from lions to birds.

Camping in Uganda is a special experience of its own worth undertaking as family, friends etc. It lets friends bond together and interestingly, Uganda has a camping spot for everyone on camping safari to realize their dreams. The main camping safari sites in Uganda include national parks, forests, river and lake side gardens etc each of which has something distinct for you to experience.

If camping adventure is your thing, then make sure that you have planned for a rental car in Uganda and camping gear. Booking for a comfortable rental car which fits your budget, travel needs is the best thing you should expect to do when planning for a Uganda camping safari. Here are some of the best rental cars for a Uganda camping safari.

Safari Land Cruiser

4×4 Safari Land Cruiser is one of the best rental cars in Uganda that is worth hiring for your camping safari. When it comes to comfortable Land Cruisers and camping safaris, we have you sorted. We have a 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser rentals, 7 seater, enough /cargo/leg room, cooler box, pop up roof etc.

Safari Van

A mid-sized 4×4 Mini Van rental should be a must to rent when it comes to a Uganda camping safari. This is available with capacity of 8pax, has a pop up roof perfect for game drives in Uganda and it is the best rental car option for family camping tours.

Toyota Rav4

Toyota Rav4, a 4×4 rental car in Uganda 2-4 seater is perfect for all your road trips. Our Rav4 Toyota rental cars come with adequate room for cargo, visitor leg relaxation and accommodates all your camping gear etc.

Land Cruiser Rooftop

Save a lot on your Uganda camping safari with rooftop tent Land Cruiser rental. Book a full time 4×4 Land Cruiser with rooftop tent and you won’t regret in life. Our rental Land Cruisers are fitted with rooftop tents which visitors can easily fold and unfold taking up to 2pax.

Land Cruiser GX with rooftop

Hire a comfortable 4×4 Land Cruiser GX with rooftop perfect for Uganda self drive or camping trips. The rooftop tent of Land Cruiser GX can take about 2pax.

Nissan Patrol with rooftop tent

Nissan Patrol with rooftop tent is worth hiring if you plan to go camping in Uganda. Nissan Patrol rentals are strong and don’t give you stress while on tough terrains. Its rooftop tent comes can take 2pax and you can hire an automatic transmission rental Nissan Patrol.

Land Cruiser VX rooftop tent

For families on camping safari in Uganda, Land Cruiser 4×4 is the best. It is a comfortable ride worth getting on the road. A fulltime 4WD Land Cruiser VX has rooftop tents with capacity of up to 4pax.

Gorilla Trekking: Uganda or Rwanda?

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Gorilla Trekking Expedition

Uganda gorilla trekking takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP), both parks are located in south western Uganda.  On the other hand, Rwanda gorilla tracking takes place in Volcanoes National Park situated in the northern province of Rwanda.

Gorilla Numbers!

Basing on the previous census (2018), the total number of gorillas estimated to be in Uganda are 1004 individuals. Bwindi hosts over 480 mountain gorillas that live within the forested park. The number shows that Uganda has nearly half of the world’s mountain gorillas. The rest are found in Virunga National Park in DRC and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.  Having the largest number of gorillas, Uganda offers more gorilla permits than Rwanda with only ten habituated gorilla families, Uganda has 18 habituated gorilla groups.

The sheer size of the park has also made Bwindi a favorite hotspot for tourists. The park has four sectors that are far distant from each other. To travel from the north of Bwindi to the southern sectors, you need to drive atleast 4 hours! For the more adventurous tourists, tracking the gorillas multiple times is a must so that you can experience more of what the ancient forest offers!

Two Gorilla parks exhibited in Uganda (Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla national Park). For that case, Uganda offers much as far as gorilla trekking is concerned. Tourists can trek gorillas in both parks to get different experiences without leaving the country while Rwanda has only Volcanoes National Park.

Cost of Gorilla Permits

The cost of Rwanda gorilla permit goes up to US$1500 while in Uganda, the highest amount charges from Gorilla permit is US$700. For that case, Rwanda gorilla permit is more than double of that of Uganda.

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), manages gorilla trekking exercise in Uganda while in Rwanda, its Rwanda Development Board (RDB). The two boards are also responsible for spearheading the conservation campaign of Gorillas and their natural habitat.

Accessibility

Rwanda has a comparative advantage of a short distance from Kigali International Airport to Volcanoes National Park with a 2hrs drive. On the other hand, it’s 7-9 hours to Ugandan gorilla parks. The short distance makes Rwanda gorilla trekking more convenient than in Uganda. Most times you will find out that many tour companies offer packaged gorilla safaris from Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. However, due to Covid 19, you need to check with a local tour operator whether the borders are open.

Weather

Bwindi and Mgahinga forest are tropical rain forest thus receiving frequent convectional rainfall. On the other hand, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is dominated by Bamboo Forest and mountainous relief which attracts relief rainfall.

In terms of size, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park occupies 331 km², Mgahinga Gorilla National Park at 33.9 km² while Volcanoes National Park at 160 km². The statistics shows that BINP is the largest, followed by VNP and MGNP the smallest park.

Acclimatization

In terms of relief, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is gently sloping while Mgahinga and Volcanoes National Park is mountainous. For that case, Volcanoes national Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park requires high level of fitness to be able to trek Gorillas there while Bwindi forests is less strenuous.

Luxury Car Hire in Uganda

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Luxury Car Rentals in Uganda

Wishing of cruising through the streets of Kampala, the permeable upcountry boulevards in a comfortable style? Yes, your opinion is possible, hiring yourself luxury fleet that can cruise throughout the thought of impossibilities and remunerate a memorable travel experience feeling you’re at home. Either luxury car hire with a driver or for a self-drive experience, think of renting a luxury and comfortable car for your safari.

Luxury car hire in Uganda is possible with either a self-drive or hiring with a driver, this depends on the kind of comfort you’re opting for when renting a car in Uganda. With wider range of fleets have that best choice rewarding to your traveling desires.

Depending on the purpose of the vehicle to choose, there are wider range of fleets available for a preferred luxury trip, make it be a wedding, honey moon, educational and an adventure trip. Also if planning a luxury group/family trip there wider ranges to select that fit your cravings, Luxury car hire fleets in Uganda include Mercedes Benz cross country, Land cruiser TX, V8, Safari pop up hard top and extended, range rovers, Land rover, limousines, respective of the purpose for the car rental.

Renting a luxury car hire for self-drive in Uganda

Choosing to have that luxury encounter when seated behind the wheels of your prestigious car hire in Uganda. There is nothing that empowers a man than a moment when takes control of their superior desire on an adventure. Only have the international driving license at hand that permits you hit the road and drive your own way seated in a more comfortable luxury car rental, backed-up by your dollars.

However, some of the luxury car hire in Uganda they’re only available with a driver, for safety reasons some of the luxury car hire supplier can’t let their vehicles without their own driver but is more particular with safari land cruiser extended, limousines, bens. Though there’re chances for one to find a supplier who can offer the car for self-drive.

Where can one get Luxury car hire in Uganda?

The car rental services in Uganda have been extended making their accessibility being so cheap, with great competition for the same inelastic market by local suppliers, there greater chances of getting that luxury car hire needed. Around the country particularly in Kampala there is a wide range of suppliers who offer best luxury car rental offer. And checking through the online reservation, just mention of the experience you opt to encounter, I ensure the value for your dollars.

When considering an advanced luxury car hire service in line with the value for the dollars, no need to compare through various supplier as if looking for the achievable budget service. Just have to specify on what you would like to have which may be the car type, class, and extras needed on your car rental at only on reservation point.

Best fitting Luxury car hire for a safari in Uganda.

Some of the luxury car rental can only cruise in the tarmacs of Kampala streets and can’t meet the expense of the altering boulevards afar. Car hire suppliers in Uganda have a wider range of fleets which can drive through the bumpy, muddy, holey and rough roads on a Ugandan safari. Among the luxury chauffeur available for safaris include; Land cruiser V8, land cruiser extended, Land Rover, Rang rover, Benz upcountry. Having these mentioned fleets seat like a boss and driver else way in the pearl of Africa

Guide to Hiring a Car in Uganda

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Uganda Self Drive

Hiring a car in Uganda on either driver guided safaris or self-drive tour offers the best alternative for you to discover this splendid East African destination your way. Rental cars have become the most affordable mode of getting around Uganda and East Africa in 2021 considering the existence of COVID-19.

A number of companies with varied Uganda car rental options exist in Kampala, Entebbe and other towns making it easier for you find a car that fits your Uganda safari holiday. Prior hiring a car in Uganda, make sure that you take note of the following factors.

Travel in a sanitized rental car

Before you set off, make sure that the rental car that plan to use for your Uganda safari is fully sanitized. This applies to whether you plan to undertake a self-drive or driver guided trip. COVID-19 is still here and all travelers are required to be keen. This is to ensure that you keep safe while enjoying your Uganda tour in the Uganda National Park, Reserves or other magical tourist sites.

The car should be serviced

The rental car you plan to get on Uganda road trip should be fully serviced and in its best mechanical condition. Traveling to remote side of Uganda for a holiday can be challenging if your car gets mechanical issue or any breakdown, finding serviced points or mechanical experts won’t be easy.

Be aware-different rental cars cost differently

The rates of rental cars in Uganda are usually set depending on their model, capabilities and models. Remarkably, dealing with us for car hire services, is of a great advantage as you have variety of options to choose the best rental car for your road trip. Our fleet of Uganda rental cars include Safari Vans, Toyota Rav4, Land Cruisers with pop up, rooftop tents & camping gear, Nissan Patrol, Super Custom etc.

Comprehensive insurance

When choosing your ride for Uganda safari, make sure that the one you plan to book is comprehensively insured. The comprehensively insured rental cars save you from costs you didn’t plan for-they cover all accidents/unforeseen circumstances. Make sure that you ask your car hire expert for this upfront to be certain if your rental car is comprehensively insured or not. However, this kind of insurance has its own limits, that is, it covers damages up to some amount and if in case there is an additional cost, a client incurs.

Be aware of the fuel type your rental car uses

If you plan to go self-drive in Uganda, make sure that you are certain about the fuel type your rental car uses. Get to know if it is diesel or petrol engine to avoid confusion at the fuel station. You can as well remind the fuel attendant of the fuel type your car takes because some of the attendants could be new workers.

Hire a driver for your road trip

Not familiar about Uganda? Renting a car with a professional is the best option to have a smooth and safe Uganda road trip when you aren’t familiar about the routes and Uganda’s tourist sites. You realize that some routes have poor road network or even internet network making access a little challenging. Also, most Uganda National Park have several entry points and the guides know which route to take to access particular park gate.

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