Best 5 Exciting Self Drive Uganda Safaris

A Self Drive Uganda Safari is one of the best comforting trips in the world, forget being squeezed with plenty of people or traveling with unknown people and have the freedom and privacy a Self Drive trip gives. The number of travelers coming to Uganda love to visit the national parks and famous attractions and the ideal way to get to any destination is to hire a 4×4 car in Uganda, a powerful and dependable vehicle that can transport passengers freely along with bags.

All you need to rent a car in Uganda for Self Drive is a valid International driver’s license or Uganda driver’s license, a valid passport or original national ID, and a half deposit. Find out more in this 5-exciting steps Uganda Self Drive directory for an understanding of what to expect if you choose to drive yourself around all corners of Uganda.

Best 5 Exciting Self Drive Uganda Safaris

In this wonderful article, we offer you the ideal and the most enjoyable self drive trips in Uganda having quick details about the Destinations or attractions, the ideal way to get you there and the distance plus the time it takes to get there. Go through this article and get the moral when selecting your next Uganda Safari Destinations to visit when you choose to Self Drive Uganda.

Self Drive Safaris In Uganda You Should Try Out

1- Bwindi Forest Safari – A place for approximately half the world’s surviving mountain gorillas, Bwindi Forest Impenetrable Park is one of the top attractions in Uganda. The opportunity to get face-to-face with the endangered mountain gorillas is considered by many tourists as one of the ideal wildlife destinations in Africa. A gorilla trekking adventure will take between 3 to 7 hours depending on the location of the gorilla family, you will be given an hour in their midst to have pictures and watch them go about their everyday life. A journey from Kampala to Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park lasts almost 10 hours using the Mbarara – Masaka Road and Kabale-Mbarara Road.

2- Murchison Falls National Park Safari – Another memorable self drive safari in Uganda is a trip to Murchison Falls National Park, one of Uganda’s top famous and visited national parks, a place to about 76 mammal species and over 451 bird species making it the ideal destination for a wildlife experienmceMorning and evening game drives related to a boat cruise to the bottom of the Murchison Falls are the most activities experienced here while bird watching, hiking, and nature walks add extra spice to your trip. A journey from Kampala to Murchison Falls Park goes for almost 4 to 6 hours using the Masindi road passing through the southern gate of the park {Kichumbanyobo gate}.

Best 5 Exciting Self Drive Uganda Safaris

3- Jinja City – Named the “Adventure City Of East Africa“, Jinja is one of the top attractive Uganda safari destinations gifted with multiple land and water activities for every age. Some of the leading activities to do when you self drive in Jinja include the notorious white water rafting experience, bungee jumping, source of the Nile experience, cycling, quad biking, sundowner boat cruises, kayaking, speed boat experiences, horseback riding among many other activities. Jinja is found about 80 km from Kampala City with a road lasting approximately 2 and a half hours through the Kampala – Jinja highway.

4- Sipi Falls Experiences – A safari in Uganda will never be finished until you visit Sipi Falls, a series of three attractive waterfalls on the bottom of the Mountain Elgon near the Kenyan border {Suam} in Kapchorwa. The accommodation features rooms and balconies facing the waterfalls making it a perfect place for leisure but that’s not all, a hike to the falls gives you stunning views of the valleys bringing you via caves and coffee plantations. A self drive trip from Kampala to Sipi Falls lasts approximately 5 to 6 hours.

Best 5 Exciting Self Drive Uganda Safaris

5- Kibale National Park Safari – A self drive safari to Kibale Forest National Park is a very enjoyable adventure mainly if you are into primates but you cannot manage a Gorilla permit. Uganda has up to 5000 chimpanzees and approximately 1500 chimpanzees can be located within Kibale Forest National Park making it the perfect chimpanzee tracking destination in Africa. Other primate species you will see within the Kibale Park include the red-tailed monkeys, L’hoest monkeys, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys and a variety of bird species.

There are a variety of different ideal destinations for Self Drive safari in Uganda but the above-mentioned 5 Self Drive Safaris are guaranteed to offer you one of the ideal experiences in Uganda. The perfect way to get to these destinations is by hiring a powerful and dependable 4wD vehicle such as the Land Cruiser Prado TX, Safari Land Cruiser, or Safari Van. To book a car for your Uganda self drive safari trip, just get in touch with us by sending an email to or Call/WhatsApp us now at;- +256-707457134  to speak or chat with our reservations team.

By Faizo