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5 Amazing Places To Visit On Self Drive In Uganda In 2024

5 Amazing Places To Visit On Self Drive In Uganda In 2024

Uganda ranks highly among the top African safari destinations and rightly so given its endless trail of tourist attractions that range from culture to wildlife, landscapes and water bodies. The majority of the top attractions most especially national parks are situated in remote destinations making it hard to get there if you dont have a nice private 4×4 car. You will need to book a well-serviced and spacious rental car if yu plan to self drive Uganda safely and comfortably, a 4×4 that can handle park tours or a simple sedan or SUV for a trip around the cities will do.

Dk Car Rental takes great pride in hiring some of the best rental cars for self drive in Uganda ensuring you get a stress-free road trip. Our compilation of past customer reviews about destinations has helped us develop these fascinating must-visit places when you tour Uganda this 2024 season.


1- Kampala city –  A self drive trip in Uganda can never be complete without a tour around the capital city of Uganda. Famously known as the Land of Seven Hills , Kampala city is used as a base for tourists looking to explore other destinations. But that’s not all Kampala is to tourists, the city is also home to numerous cultural & religious sites including Kabaka’s palace, Kasubi tombs, Ndere cultural center, Bahai temple and Namugongo shrines all affordable and easily accessible by rental car. The numerous hangout spots, shopping malls, banks and hotels coupled with friendly locals makes Kampala a safe & interesting destination.

2- Entebbe City – Regarded as the cleanest and most beautiful city in Uganda, Entebbe is a place you cant miss to explore when you arrive in Uganda since it’s home to the international airport. Strategically situated on the Lake victoria peninsula, Entebbe city boasts the best beaches and botanical gardens in Uganda and that’s why it has the highest number of local and international leisure tourists. There are a variety of interesting places to visit in Entebbe with a rental car including the Uganda zoo, Ngamba island, and the Sailing club among others.

3- Jinja city – The Adventure capital of East Africa needs no introduction to most of tourists both local and international, the city is not only home to the source of the mighty river Nile but also the number one spot for adventure seekers looking for that thrill both on land and water. A self drive trip to Jinja lasts about 2 hours traveling from Kampala where you can get a chance to see the Mabira forest, Lugazi plantations and the newly built bridge. Some of the top activities to do in Jinja city include white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, quad biking, horseback riding, golfing, jet boat trips, tubing and trekking to mention but a few.

4- Lake Bunyonyi – Another truly amazing destination to visit when you self drive Uganda is the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi and it’s historic 29 islands. Regarded as the second deepest lake in Africa, Bunyonyi is a popular destination for travelers looking to relax and unwind after a safari as well as bird lovers since its home to over 200 bird species. The most popular island visited by tourists is the Akampene island also known as the Punishment island which was used to punish unmarried pregnant many years ago. The lakeside accommodation offers stunning views of the lakes, islands and locals making it a nice destination for honeymoon and couple retreats.

5- National parks – Arguably the most important reason why tourists visit Uganda in the first place, a safari to a national park is the highlight of any road trip in Uganda. Get a chance to get up close with numerous wildlife species as you take it the beauty of the different vegetation zones, landscapes and water bodies. Game drives, launch trips , primate tracking, nature walks, bird watching top the list of things to do when you tour the national parks. Some of the most visited national parks when you self drive in Uganda include Bwindi Forest, Murchison Falls Park, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo park as well Kidepo Valley.

Planning a Uganda self drive road trip in 2024 but still haven’t made up your mind on which places to visit, we hope the above 5 destinations will help you make the right decision as you plan your safari. You can rent a car in Uganda today by simply filling in this contact form or by sending an email to info@dkrentacaruganda.com. Alternatively, you can call or Whatsapp us at +256-774071656 to get in touch with our reservations personnel.

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