It’s usually tricky to completely choose the car rental cost of your preferred car given the truth that most 4×4 car rental agencies have separate price systems. This generally generates a dilemma when it comes to deciding which car rental company to book with leading to either overspending or if lucky getting the most affordable discount possible. But you can smoothly put away all those tensions and measure the correct cost if you understand what factors affect car rental costs.

The Cost Of Car Rental In Uganda

Kampala is not just Uganda‘s capital city but even the leading business hub in the country, home to multiple government and non-governmental organizations, companies, hotels, and banks as well as some of the multiple charming local and internationally understood cultural & historic traveller’s places. Getting around the city is ever more comfortable, safer & more satisfying if you rent a personal car for your next road trip. Preparing to visit Kampala city for a business, leisure, or family trip and still haven’t chosen which rental car fits your trip budget, FK Car Rental Uganda offers 5 factors that will affect the cost of your rental car.

  1. Car Age

The yearly make of a 4×4 rental car will strongly affect the cost whereby the older the car, the lower the price and vice-versa. A car model 5 to 10 years old in the making is even more affordable to rent than a new one. Most car rental companies in Kampala city offer well-maintained old 4×4 cars of years between 2008 to 2014 but if you need a model between 2015 to 2019, you will have to pay more.

2. Fuel Cost & Car Engine type

Another fantastic thing you should understand when you choose to rent a car in Kampala city is the cost of fuel and the car engine type. The price of a diesel litre goes for UGX 3760 which is about 1.06 US$ while a litre of petrol goes for 4230 UGX and diesel engine 4×4 cars have been confirmed to be much more efficient using 15% to 20% less fuel than Petrol 4×4 cars. So making a choice based on car fuel consumption can even help you save money on your next Uganda road trip.

3. Car Type

Rental costs are again strongly affected by the type or category of car with 4×4 cars, minivans, buses & luxury cars being more costly than saloon cars and SUVs. The number of people you are travelling with and the amount of bags will decide which car type you need for the Kampala city tour.  A 4×4 land cruiser is more costly than a Rav4 or Premio.

4- Car brand and model

The brand and model of the 4×4 car rental are again an essential price deciding factor. Most of the imported 4×4 cars in Uganda are made in Japan and Germany with Toyota and Mercedes Benz brands bombarding the car need. Tourists looking for luxury rental cars in Kampala will go for German and UK brands while those in budget rental deals.

5. Know The Season

Car rental has ever been a seasonal business with the need for 4×4 cars in Kampala rushing between the dry seasons of December to February and then June to September. Costs of rental cars during these months are extremely high but if you book a car before the high season comes, you have a chance of getting a lower price when you book during the high season. Don’t forget that car rental prices are lower during the wet season so you can get an affordable rental deal in Kampala City during these rainy seasons.

If you are preparing to rent a 4×4 car in Kampala city this season, and you are always wondering what the price will be, the factors mentioned above will offer you a little of how rental cars are priced. To ask about our rental vehicles and car services in Kampala, just send us an email at or call us now at Airtel;-  (+256-707457134 ), MTN;-  (+256-774784213), WhatsApp:-  (+256-775694186) to speak or chat with our reservations team.

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