Our car rental fleet

The fleet of Roadtrip Uganda consists of Toyota Landcruisers and the Toyota RAV4. Toyota 4WDs are the most reliable and widely used 4WD cars in Uganda and perfect for a self-drive safari. We own all our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties. Each car is fully serviced at our workshop after every single trip, and we can rely on a close network of upcountry workshops for minor on-site repairs. In the unlikely event that you have a breakdown, rest assured that we offer 24/7 roadside assistance and always have a replacement car ready. Please refer to our policies, published on this website, for more information.

car specification

All our cars are equipped with:

  • Air conditioning
  • Radio with connection port for your USB and iPod
  • Spare tire, car jack and jumper cables
  • Detailed roadmap
  • Latest Bradt travel guide
  • Car information booklet
  • Mobile phone with a local SIM card

Toyota RAV 4: a sturdy 4x4 rental car

The Toyota RAV4 is sporty, compact and robust, as well as being easy and economical to drive. In our experience, the RAV4 is able to take you to the four corners of Uganda in nearly any season. The RAV4 has a four-speed automatic transmission and is in continuous four-wheel drive, an excellent feature given the hilly terrain of Uganda. The fuel consumption is very low compared to other 4x4 models, giving you the best value for your money. The RAV4 has a gasoline engine and a fuel capacity of 60 litres, with a calculated range between 650 – 700 km depending on the terrain and driving behaviour.

Our fleet consists of two models, both with the same engine and transmission specifications:

The standard 5-door Rav4, a great car to explore Uganda.
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Toyota Landcruiser: the ultimate 4x4 safari car

The ultimate safari car, the Toyota Landcruiser is a very sturdy and reliable car. It has a powerfull Diesel engine and high ground clearance. This car is a must have on rough roads to such places as Kidepo. In case you are planning to hire a car with more than three adults and camping equipment, the Landcruiser is a better fit than the RAV4.  

Landcruiser with rooftop tent

We are very excited to add these beautiful and sturdy rooftop tents to our services, to offer the ultimate safari experience to our clients! These sturdy rooftop tents are made in South Africa and made of the highest standard rip stop canvas. It fits 2 adults. Rates start at 109 USD for the full package landcruiser + rooftop tent. 

Stretched Landcruiser with Pop-up roof

The stretched model of the Toyota Landcruiser fit six adults comfortably. We have refurbished these sturdy and big vehicles into the ultimate safari vehicles. They have a pop-up safari roof hatch that can open when you are on a game drive. Rest assured that nothing remains unnoticed from this point of view.

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Self drive tips & tricks

Rest assured that all the primary roads radiating out of Kampala to all the four corners of Uganda are asphalted, and will bring you comfortably to your safari destination. Road conditions are good for African standards and ever improving. The road from Fort Portal via Hoima to Masindi, from Masindi to Murchison Falls Park and north beyond Gulu towards Kidepo National Park are unsurfaced. This will greatly reduce the travel speed, and driving a Landcruiser is more comfortable. The condition of these roads and some minor B-roads (around Bwindi National Park, the gorilla tracking area) tend to be variable from one season to the next, and are most difficult during the rainy season. 

We have been exploring Uganda by road for many years and have found that the experience is rewarding and safe as long as the following precautions are followed:

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