4 Tips To Choose The Right Rental Car in Uganda

Are you in contention to rent a car in Uganda? Look no further, the internet is the right choice. There are very many online car rental companies that offer credible services at fair prices. Though the internet is the best choice to get a right rental car, there are criteria to follow since in any business industry there is always people waiting to do some shady work to cheat customers.

Here are the tips to choose the right rental car in Uganda.

Do Your Research

When wishing to rent a car in Uganda, the first thing to do is to make an extensive research about car rental services. Get to know the minimum and maximum price of renting a car in Uganda, the requirements of renting a car and the terms and conditions. This puts a hirer in position not to be over priced or violate the terms and conditions of renting a car which may lead to paying premium fines.

Disclose Your Needs

In Uganda, car rental companies have a wider fleet of vehicles that serve different purposes for example safari, Uganda self drive expeditions, social engagements and political commitments. So it is imperative to note that not all vehicles can serve your travel needs. Henceforth, as a hirer of a vehicle ensure that you tell the operators the travel activity you are going to engage in and the place you wish to go. By disclosing your travel needs puts the car rental position to know a certain car you would need at that particular time other than you just looking at the face of the car and think it’s the right vehicle for the your needs.

The type of The Car

When you disclose the purpose of your travel, the next thing is the size and the features of the rental car. A different purpose of travel requires for a certain kind of vehicle, for instance when going for road trip, a traveler is supposed to get a spacious car that can carry huge luggage. The type of the car should also be known in regards to the number of people, the traveler is wishing to travel with. Different vehicles have different seat capacities for example a Toyota rav4 is normally hired by 2-3 people and for a group of 6-7 people a 4×4 safari van is the best take.

Know About The Car Insurance

It is now a norm of the day that each and every vehicle for hire in Uganda must have comprehensive insurance. This is an insurance that caters for third party and collision damage. This insurance makes the hirer less liable of the damages that may occur on the car while driving it.  There are policies that govern the insurance thus meaning at a certain circumstance the insurance cover works or may not work for the traveler. For example if the traveler gets an accident due to over speeding, drink driving or recklessness, the insurance cover may not apply. S As traveler make sure that the car operator explains to you the car insurance so that you may know your limits.

 

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How to Stay Away of Road Dangers on a Uganda Self Drive Safari

Is driving your passion or just drive for the sake of reaching another destination? Besides that, do you think of the dangers of driving whenever you hit the road or not.

If not you are doing the right thing in a wrong place. Your life is at risk, for safety precautions it’s often advisable and paramount.

You may recognize yourself a good driver, but that doesn’t guarantee you powers of controlling the different dangerous incidents which may occur on the road. It’s something uncontrollable, therefore being careful is the first preventive action to take.

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Survival Tips for Uganda Driving Incidents

Do you prefer being involved in an accident or a fierce brawl on the road? Smilingly am sure the answer is no. But, this is sometimes inevitable. Nevertheless, these survival tips fit best for your own protection whether it’s a crash or a serious road rage.

Drive defensively to avoid unexpected accidents.

Notwithstanding the fact that a defensive driver can have a bad day, careful driving honestly reduces the risk of road crashes. Other precautions to take are: wear the seat-belt, use both hands on the steering wheel, park somewhere to answer a call and keep a distance from the car in front as well.

Don’t get involved in a Road Rage

Usually, it’s of less concern being part of someone else’s anger. Although violent raging incidents are rare in Uganda, managing your temper is the key to avoid something nasty such as an injury.

If the other party is furious, it’s advisable you handle the situation by posing a laid-back attitude. If it’s your fault or just an accident, defuse the situation with a mouthed apology.

Keep Your Distance

Don’t rush, take your time and keep a reasonable distance from a car upfront especially when you are waiting in traffic.

This doesn’t only limit you from unexpected Car scratches and heavy damages but also provides room for maneuvering a way to the roadside in case of an emergency car passing like an ambulance.

Don’t Lose Your Composure

This is probably the most important of survival tips for driving incidents in Uganda. Remaining calm will help to get out of a critical situation without much harm. Whether it’s road rage or accident, keeping your head cool sounds better.

If you hit something on the road or lose control of the vehicle, keeping up the control will allow you to apply the brakes, accelerate, or whatever necessary to recover the damage.

If you are caught in a brawl, apologize and leave the place as soon as possible. Even if the other party uses abusive words and gestures, please just neglect them.

Drive Away

Just drive away from the scene to somewhere you fill safer like a nearby police station in case of any threatening road rage.

Never open the door for a dispute most especially when it’s a crowd. You can be beaten to death or even setting the Car to fire.

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Car Rental Uganda: Qualities of a Good Driver

Renting a car in Uganda has become the norm of the day for many travelers in Uganda. Travelers rent cars for different reasons like leisure engagements, business transfers and political events. Cars in Uganda are majorly rented by foreign travelers due to their convenience, safety and privacy. The foreign travelers are people who do not know much about the country so thereby most of the times needing to hire a car with a driver. However with car rental services, you do not just get any driver for the client, there has to be some qualities you have to look for.

Below are some of the qualities of a good driver for car rental services

Qualified and experienced

The driver should have all the required tools making eligible to drive a car in Uganda. He/she should have a driver’s license and above the age of 21 years.  On top of that he/she should have some good years on the spin while driving in Uganda. He should at least have a three years’ experience. Experience come with confidence on the wheel and hence making less mistakes on the road. Safety is paramount for every traveler and an experienced driver guarantees you some safety on the road.

Punctual and reliable

Time is a variable of traveling because each and every event or activity done while traveling or tour is done at a specific time. Therefore a driver has to be always on time in case the client needs his/her services. He should also be available at any time the client wants to travel.

Informed and knowledgeable

Most of the people who hire cars with a driver are foreign traveler who do not know much about Uganda. Therefore a driver should be have vast travel information about Uganda i.e. the routes leading to various places, climate, money and other currencies and current affairs. He/she should also be fluent in English. English is one of the most used language in the whole world and most of the travelers who come to Uganda at least can speak English so the driver should be in position to communicate in a language the clients have a clue at.

Good hygiene

No one would like to associate with a dirty person. It is very irritating to hang out with a person who has a noxious smell and with shabby and dirty clothes. The driver should always be clean and smartly when with the client. He/she should keep the car clean and organized while driving it. It commendable to wash regularly.

Social

A driver should also be able to interact easily with the clients. Most of the times the traveler would wish to travel with someone they are well conversant with. This forges trust and friendship between the traveler and the driver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ideal Points to Observe For Pick up and Drop Off of a Rental Car in Uganda

Below are the vital points on picking and dropping of a vehicle;

Always get the best car option; it’s said that when you book a rental car in Uganda, because the make and model you get is down to what the company has available, it’s always important asking what your options are. You may be able to choose what you drive. It’s vital to ask for different varieties and then make a decision.

Don’t be afraid to bargain; you might be offered a better car for more money. But don’t forget what you have already paid, to work out the true cost. In case you are interested, bargain on price. You could also get a great deal. Decide what’s important for you, a bigger car might need a bigger deposit or excess and more fuel.

Always sort fuel and Mileage; Many of the car hire companies in Uganda have got a full to full fuel policy. However the tanks can be half full or less, so compare the gauge with the paper work. Ask if your car takes petrol or diesel. Check if there is a mileage limit. Some unlucky drivers get charged extra because they drove over a limit they didn’t know about.

Always get secured with insurance; Basic cover is included with the car but it’s not comprehensive. The staff will also encourage you to buy their extra cover. You might find a cheaper insurance online. Always be clear and comfortable with what you are covered for and what you are not, just in case anything goes wrong.

Always be clear on charges; sometimes you will pay extra charges when you arrive, these include local taxes or the additional driver fees. Check what you are being charged for so you don’t pay twice for extras.

Always read the Uganda car rental agreement; don’t feel rushed; take your time to read the rental agreement, so you are happy with what you are signing up for.

Sort out your return trip; remember to check where to drop the car to avoid stress at the end of your safari. Ask for directions to the nearest petrol station, so you can fill up before you drop the car off.

You are set to go, give it a once over, take some photos, check the fuel gauge and switch the sat Nav to English in case you have one. Then you’re ready to start your holiday. Have a great trip!

Always check your route and traffic before you go; looking up your route the night before you go will give you a chance to plan your journey. The online maps will tell you what the traffic is usually like when you will be driving, so you can leave in good time.  Car hire companies do charge penalty fees if you drop off the car late, so it’s definitely worth getting organized before you set off.

About the drop off of the car rental;

Always identify the best filling station; in case your car has a full to full fuel policy, you will need to bring back the car to the counter with a full tank of fuel. It’s also good idea to spot where to fill up the tank before dropping off the car.

Look out for signs; when you get close to where you are to drop the car, look out for the signs showing you where to go. In case you don’t see any signs, head towards the place where you picked the car from and drop the car there, some time the counter staff give instructions when you are picking up the car.

Take some photos; once you have packed up; take a photo of the fuel indicator and the mileage. Then step outside to photograph the car’s front, rear and the sides. These will come handy in handy when you are given un expected charges for any additional damage, mileage or missing fuel.

Always gather all your things; as well as the boot, check the glove box, door buckets, underneath the seats, and back seat pockets. Apart from your own belongings, it’s also a good idea to keep your rental agreement and any other paper work the counter staff gave you. These documents can be very handy if anything comes up after your rental has finished.

In case there is any agent in the car park; if there is a representative from the car hire company in the car park, wave at them to come over when you are ready. These will check the car with you, give you the end of rental paper work and take the car keys from you. Once they are sure everything is fine, they will also give the order so your security deposit is unblocked or refunded.

In case you can’t see any agent at the car park; look out for a drop box for car keys, this will have the company name and logo on it. This is useful for when there aren’t any staffs available and when the office is closed.

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Car Rental Uganda-Tips to Handle Disgruntled Customers

Car renting business is a service delivery business where by one has to be at his/her best to attend and satisfy his/her clients. When you are dealing in car rental Uganda, you meet customers from different walks of life and the way you handle them matters. Some customers are easy goers while others are hard beings as they want everything in perfect shape yet in the service delivery business at times mistakes are made. The customers that are hard to handle when there is a problem when offering them the car rental services are normally caused disgruntled customers.  Handling a disgruntled customer is really a fragile and stressing situation for the operators as the operator has to find ways of making this customer come back to his/her cool before the worse gets to the worst.

So here are the tips to deal with disgruntled customers in car rental business Uganda

Keep calm.

When the customers horses are high as his/her attendant try to keep your cool. The burning fire can never be cooled down by fire but water. Try to remain in your normal state as you explain to the customer and eventually he/she will calm down to and progress with business.

Do not get personal

If the customer is mad at you about the rental car or any other inconvenience try not to get back at him/her. Try to hide your personal feelings or try to attack him/her verbally. Stay focused and explain to him/her of what went wrong.

Listen to the customer

When the customer complains about your car rental services, always listen to him/her digest what he/she is saying as you are making an eye contact and also making responses to show that you are clearly listen and trying to understand his/her complaint.

Empathize with the customer

As the customer explains his/her problem show that you understand where he/she is coming from to complain about your car rental service. Try to show that you are at fault and sympathize with him or her.

Solicit for an apology

When you try to show the customer that you understand the problem and where he/she comes from try to be apologetic. A statement of “I am sorry” should be made. The sorry statement is one of the way of trying to calm a person down.

Find a solution to the problem

Once you get to know things have gotten wrong about the car rental services, you should find a way to rectify the problem as soon as possible. The above tips will mean nothing if you do not find a solution to what caused the customer to get disgruntled.

Take time off

When the problem is solved, try to dispense yourself from the environment where the disgruntlement has occurred so that you can get to your normal state to move on.

Many people’s car rental businesses in Uganda have got bad reviews from customers due to the way they handled them when they were displeased with their services. So the above tips of how to handle a disgruntled customers can help them to get back on track.

 

 

 

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Interesting Facts About Car Hire in Uganda

Car hire services in Uganda are the best traveling options though they are new in the country. This scheme is still at its infant stage but it is a lifesaving traveling options to various people of different reasons of travel. People use car hire services in Uganda to visiting various tourism destinations, family and friends, for business transfers, social events like wedding ceremonies and also political occasions.

Many people would love to take up car hire services but do not know how to go about and here are some of the interesting facts about them that will enlighten the would-be customers of the services.

Most companies that offer car hire services in Uganda operate online. They do most of their operations internet and it is the place to book the services. There are a thousands of companies that provide car hire services on the internet and the competition is so stiff thereby the companies renting out rental cars at fair prices.

The payment for services is done by either cash or electronic transfer through bank, online channel payment like pesapal or credit card. Furthermore, most car rental companies ask for a security deposit fee upon booking the vehicle to ensure that the client is committed and willing to take up the reserved rental car.  The payment is normally made in us dollars, euro pound sterling, Uganda shilling and any other that can be easily be converted into Uganda shilling provided the tour operator can accept it.

While acquiring the rental car, the hirer is supposed to be present his/her driving license and passport or national identification card to know whether he/she is eligible to drive the car and also verify whether is the real person renting the car respectively. In additional, the client must endorse on the car rental agreement which consists terms and conditions of hiring the car from the operator.

Most of the rental cars that offered to travelers are four wheel drive cars. This is because of the raged roads of Uganda that need terminator cars to maneuver through. Also most of the rental cars given out are Toyota brand of cars due to the high demand of them through the country. They are also ease to maintain.

The biggest market for the rental cars are travelers visiting the various tourism destinations in Uganda. Nowadays, tourists hire vehicles and explore on their own without a safari driver guide.  These tours are called self-drive safaris.

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How to Get the Best Car Rental Prices in Uganda

In this world of paying bills on everything you need in life, you have to ensure that everything you pay for you save some money to top up to pay another bill and it is the way to go if you want to survive in this world since money is a scarce resource. Many people who travel to Uganda wish to rent cars to explore the different regions of the country on their own and many would love to get a rental car on a competitive or a price that would not restrain their financial muscle.

There are very many ways of getting the best car rental prices in Uganda and they are as follows;

Always use the internet when booking a rental car in Uganda. There are very a mammoth of car rental companies in Uganda that do business online. Due to the numerous companies online the competition is so high in that these companies somehow low their car rental prices to attract customers to use their services. Therefore take advantage of the competition on the internet and try to look for a car rental company with affordable prices that won’t constrain your budget.

Solicit for discounts. When you contact the car rental company do not be hesitant to ask for a discount on your car rental deal. These companies are always willing to hire their cars at a reduced price for clients who try to negotiate as they know that it is one way of tying down a customer.

Reserve a rental car for a long term. If you want to get a best car rental price in Uganda, you should always rent a car for a long period of time that is for a week or more.  Car rental companies in Uganda have a policy of giving clients who rent their cars for a long period of time at a reduced price.

Calculate your travel period. Different prices are charged in different travel seasons. In Uganda there is a high travel season and a low travel. In the high travel season the car rental prices go high and in low season they go low so it is best for a person who wants to save on car rental deal to travel in the low season when the prices are low.

Book the rental car ahead.  When you book a car earlier, there is always room for you to strike the best price out of the car rental services in Uganda. You have enough time to look around and inquire from the different car rental companies so that you can get the one with the best price. More to that, you have the time to negotiate for the deduction in the price of the car rental services.

 

 

 

 

 

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Essential Information About Car Rental Uganda

Car rental services have become so popular in Uganda as most travelers cannot do away with them. These transportation services are lifesavers to many people especially those visiting the various tourism destinations in Uganda.  Car rental services are not all about hiring and driving a car wherever you want to go, there are some technical disciplines and principles that have to be put into consideration.

Firstly, when you want to get car rental services in Uganda the internet is the most ideal way to get cheap and genuine services without any difficulties and wastage of time. There are very many car rental companies that ply their trade online and with a few clicks you get services at very affordable rates.

When hiring a car in Uganda, the client has to issue out identification documents like passport or national identification card and also a driving license. A passport or a national id are presented to verify the person wishing to hire the car and the driving license acts as proof that one is eligible to drive a car.

When hiring a car, the client has to indicate or disclose the destination he/she will be going to and also the duration time of using the car. The itinerary is disclosed to easily track the client in case he/she gets a problem while in use of the rental car.

The rental car must also have comprehensive insurance that covers all the damages that may occur to the car while driving it. As a client, you have to ask for the car provider whether the vehicle has comprehensive insurance and if not it is not advisable to hire such a car since you are likely to meet all the expenses of the damages on the car.

As the hirer of the rental car in Uganda, you have to make sure that you inspect the car both physically and mechanically as safety on the road is paramount. Check the car if it has some faults on the body and in the interior and you should also check the operating system like the lighting, the brakes, oil and water levels.

Every car rental company in Uganda has a car hire agreement which has terms and conditions that govern the use of the car when you hire it. It is best for the client to read each and every clause in the agreement to understand it and ask when it’s not clear to avoid any heated moments that may arise in case of violating term or condition of how to use the rental car.

The payment of car rental services are made by either cash or electronic transfers and the rates charged for the services are normally in US dollars or Uganda shillings and at some occasions the pound sterling and euros are accepted. It is advisable for a client to carry us dollars when going to pay for the car rental services in Uganda to avoid inconvenience or if he/she is to use another currency for payment, he/she has to inform the car rental operator in advance.

 

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Four Vital Factors When Booking Entebbe Airport Car Rental Transfer Services

Entebbe airport is the only international gateway in Uganda and this receives millions of travelers moving in or out of the country throughout the year.  Since Entebbe airport is kind of detached from the capital city Kampala airport transfer services are inevitable and every traveler needs them. Some people are transferred by their relatives or colleagues who live in Uganda, others use airport taxis of which these have so many disadvantages and others use car rental transfer services which are the best transport option to take.

Car rental transfer services might be the best transport options at Entebbe airport but there are some vital factors that have to be put into consideration to make your transportation experience a remarkable one

Organized planning

In any activity that is to be taken, planning is very important. It is best for one to plan for his/her schedule in advance. It is important to for the traveler to know the kind of vehicle to use for his/her airport transfer, the location of the destination point, also the time taken to reach the destination point and also the time he/she will be getting out of the airport tunnel to embark on the rental car.  the mentioned viable should also be told to the car rental company  the traveler is wishing to do business with.

Fare and the additional facilities

This is a very vital factor while booking an airport transfer as every human being is price sensitive. It is wise to go around different car rental companies and know the standard price of an airport transfer in Uganda. Go for that company with a competitive price. The traveler must also look at the complementary facilities given to the client for example guide books, travel maps, gps and baby seat.

Reputation

The stake of the company the traveler is renting a car from is also very important. Always good for a rental company with a good reputation this gives the traveler certainty of a remarkable airport transfer since it has the experience of handling its customers well. The traveler can know the reputation of the rental company by looking at the reviews the previous clients post about the company.

Luggage space

Since of the travelers who use the airport carry large luggage, it is best to look at the space of the trunk of the rental car where the luggage is kept. Always go for the rental car with enough space to carry the valuables without getting destroyed.

Car rental airport transfers are the best transport option but it is best to consider the above factor in order to have an amazing transfer experience from Entebbe airport in Uganda.

 

 

 

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Car rental safety during a Uganda self drive expedition

Car rental safety during a Uganda self drive expedition

Of lately in Uganda very many tourists who come to visit the various tourism destinations have embarked on self guided tours where they just rent a car and then travel own their own without a safari guide. These are commonly known as Uganda self drive expedition and many people have enjoyed them since they offer independence, adventure and privacy.  Though these kinds of expeditions are so amazing to take, there has to be safety precautions or measure put in place to have a successful one.

   The car rental safety measures taken before setting off for your Uganda self drive expedition

Although, you might be in a rush to get to your trip, try to get sometime and get familiar with the rental car by asking the delivery personnel where the essential tools are and also go for a road test.

Check the rental car if it does have some damages

Find out if the lighting, wipers, mirrors, indicators, and the car controls are in good condition so that you do not get any system breakdown problem while driving.

Set the mirror and the seat in your comfortable position before setting off.

You should also ask for the most convenient route on your travel itinerary and in addition get to know how to use the gps or travel maps that are given to you by the rental company.

The most important safety precaution while renting a car is the insurance. Normally in Uganda all rental cars given out for self drive expedition have comprehensive insurance which covers for the damages that may happen on the car while driving it. The insurance makes the client less liable of the costs of the damages that may have happened on the rental car during the expedition.

You should also solicit for road assistance that can rescue you in case of a car breakdown while on a Uganda self drive. You never what might happen on the road, the car can stop operating and you need to have immediate help from the rental company so that you can get back to the road right away in order to complete your trip. Road assistance can be getting you an emergency car in case the other has broken down or getting a mechanic on board to amend the problem as soon as possible.

It is best for you to also but personal travel insurance as the car rental insurance does not cater for the damages that might happen to you and belongings while driving in Uganda. So before you leave your home get yourself personal travel insurance.

Car rental safety while on a Uganda self drive expedition

Try as much as possible not to drive at night especially in strange place. Most of the people who take up self drive expeditions in Uganda are foreign to the country so at night it becomes so difficult for one who is not well conversant with the roads to drive without making errors.

Always follow the road signs as per put on the road side. These will always help you to drive safely without causing any offense or accident on the road.

Try to lock up all the doors while leaving the rental car and keep all your belongings in a safe and out of sight from the public while on an expedition.

Always park the rental in a public place or in place where you can easily keep sight of it.

It may sound mean but it is for your own safety. Do not give out lifts to strangers you meet by the road side.

Therefore if you take up the above car rental safety tip while on a Uganda self drive expedition, you are likely to have a very sound trip with no security problems.

 

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