Budget Travel – Car Rentals Uganda

The peak season of Uganda travel is here, the season that used to be for family vacations and Uganda wildlife safaris and travel. Sadly, many are not able to take up the trips and the vacations due to the current situation of the economy, rising prices of fuel and money getting scarce as time goes by. However, they are very many ways of saving some money on your vacation or having a vacation on a budget bill. In this article I will take a leaf from saving money on a car rentals Uganda.

One of the greatest ways of saving money on a car rentals Uganda is by searching online for a car rental company. There are very many well established cheap car rental companies on the internet. These have very affordable rates of renting a car for self drive. They start from as low as 40 us dollars for an SUV car like a Toyota RAV4 per day. Some of these car rentals websites allow you to enter the maximum amount of money you are willing to hire a car.

Another means of saving money on your car rental Uganda is by checking the car before you set off for your expedition. You should also take some pictures of the car that can act as evidence of the condition you found the car before using it. The checking is done to find out if there are some damages on the car like dents, scratches, non operating tool in the car as sometimes the car rental company can apportion the blame on you for damaging the car and you may have to pay some money for amendments and sometimes it might not be you who damaged the car.

When you rent a car in Uganda, ask for unlimited mileage driving of the car. Car rentals that come with limited mileages come expensively as when you get off the limit of the mileage or the distance you are supposed to cover, you are likely to pay a premium fee for violating an agreement which mounts the expenses of the car rental services. So make sure that an agreement is made on an unlimited mileage system whereby you travel anywhere in Uganda without incurring additional costs.

Read the agreement given to you by the car rental agency before signing it. There always clauses in car rental agreement if violated can lead you paying a fine. Some of these clauses are fuel refill, early return and pick up place. So read them careful and put them in practice so that you do not violate them.

Before making a reservation of car rental Uganda, call your bank or any association you are attached like sometimes military or a non government organization to know if you have car rental insurance coverage. This helps dodge paying insurance for the vehicle thus saving some money on your budget travel.

When the above tips are put in practice, you are likely to save some money on car rental Uganda of which it is one of the items that takes the biggest share of your budget.

Ways of getting a cheap car rental Uganda

Car rental business is a fast growing business in Uganda as many people have come up to establish agencies due to the high demand of renting a car from other people. Many people rent cars for taking a gorilla safari uganda, cruising around the city, for a business conference, for wedding ceremonies, airport pickups.  But this can sometimes tend to be expensive due to the terms and conditions that the car rental agencies might put. In this world of scarce financial resources, one always needs a cheaper car for renting and the following are the ways as to how you can minimize the costs of car renting Uganda

Hit the internet

This is the most effective step of getting a cheap car rental Uganda. There are so many car rental agencies in Uganda that often offer relatively lower prices compared to the other in order to out compete them. These can only be found through surfing as they hold websites with the rates and services they offer. As you go through the internet you will find agencies with the quality services at affordable rate and you can choose from them.

Try to look for agencies that are a bit distant from the airport

Agencies that are near the airport are relatively expensive in that they get many customers walking in from the airport due to their convenient location. It is better to look for car rental agencies far way as these offer relatively low rates.

Be vigilant on signing additional insurance

You might get excited on signing the car lease agreement but first look at the additional insurance that may be placed are favoring you.  Since this might lead you to incurring daily expenses that can make your overall trip expensive. It is better to first assess it then see if you get provision funds for the insurance.

Avoid shifty fees

Most car rental agencies have some fine that you might encounter if you breach one of the terms and conditions stipulated in the agreement. For example there might be a clause in agreement that one has to return car and park it at a certain point if case you do the vice you encounter a certain fine. One has to be careful to avoid such unnecessary fines that can make car renting expensive.

Make an assessment if you really need to rent a car

At times you may think when you are in a foreign land you may need a car but in actual sense you don’t need it. For instance you might not be going to make a lot of movement in your early of visit and don’t have many luggage. It is better to use public transport since it might be wastage of funds. But if you have a lot of luggage and you going to make a lot of travelling then it is better to rent a car because frequent paying of transport fare for public transport might cost you heavily.

Try to book a car earlier

They say  time is money and this is so true with car renting. If the need of the car is so urgent it may be very expensive to get a car as the car rental agency might take advantage of your desperation of wanting a car and charge highly. It might also be a business period where the cars might be on high demand and this can lead to higher rate. When you need a car book a earlier in that there is room for negotiation.

Keep good records of anything related to the car you’re renting

This can be done by taking pictures of the car before you take it in that you have a clear preview of the car’s condition before you use it. This may be useful after using the car and know which damages you are supposed to pay for.

Give a try to small car rental agencies

Booking with the smaller agencies can be cheap as these can make personalized offer and also flexible in their terms and conditions since they want to built a good reputation so that they can get closer to the large ones. Most of the times these offer cheaper and better rates than the known ones

Remember to know and also fight for rights

Some agencies are so cunning in such a way they might want to charge you unfamiliar fees so one has to be careful and fight for what is best for you.

With the best ways one can get a cheaper car to rent and you will enjoy a good self drive tour Uganda