5 Reasons Why 4×4 Cars Are Necessary for Self Drive Safaris in Uganda?


Uganda is one of the most endowed African destinations with several wildlife species especially big five animals, primates like mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and different monkeys, water bodies inform of waterfalls, rivers and Lakes in addition to over 1061 species of beautiful birds that will take your breath away.

You might have probably decided to visit Uganda but still wondering about what rental car you are going to use to explore the different destinations in Uganda-National Parks, Wildlife Reserve and many others. Most roads leading to the Parks are murram roads which become very muddy and slippery during dry seasons. Whether it’s a solo or group safari, you would wish to get a comfortable transport means to take you to your final destination thus tourists are always advised to hire 4×4 cars that include Mini-vans, Toyota Rav 4s and Safari Land Cruisers. They are more expensive and difficult to acquire but are totally worthwhile.

However, the choice of the car you will hire depends on the number of people you will be traveling with, the price you are willing to pay but also the price depends on the type of car you are planning to rent, the rental duration but all in all, you will be required to hire a 4×4 car. Therefore, the following are the reasons why you will not regret hiring 4×4 cars during Uganda safaris;

Offer convenient and comfortable road trip to whichever destination you are heading to

Most 4×4 vehicles are very convenient and comfortable to make your road trip memorable with most of them featuring fridge boxes, air conditioning, soft and comfortable seats as well as pop-up roofs thus you won’t be worried of not enjoying your safari.

You don’t have to worry about getting stuck on muddy roads during the rainy season

Unlike saloon cars that can only handle tarmac roads, the 4×4 cars can be used through the murram roads that become muddy and literally impassable during the rainy/wet season from March to May and October to November. These cars are able to handle the rough terrains of the National Parks as well as the different up-country murram roads unlike the salon cars but most importantly are able to accommodate the large number of people you are probably traveling with. Therefore with these vehicles, you will not have to worry about getting stuck in the muddy roads or even failing to drive up the steep slopes.

Therefore, 4×4 vehicles are the best choice for off-the-beaten track safaris and definitely the best choice for your safari because are adapted to roads of different terrains including the muddy ones and are also convenient yet comfortable to use during Uganda safaris. If you are someone looking for comfort, then the 4WD vehicles such as sedans, safari land cruisers, mini-vans and coaster buses are the perfect choice.


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