A self-drive trip is one of the most exciting road adventures in the world, not only is it a cheaper option but also offers you all the privacy and flexibility to drive anywhere at your own pace. However, self-drive tours can also be a daunting experience, especially for first-timers – the possibility of getting lost or falling victim to fraudsters, robbers, or even corrupt traffic officers is very high meaning you could sabotage your safari in a glimpse of an eye if you are not careful.
To avoid all the stress and uncertainties that come with driving yourself, you must travel with a professional local driver, and below are some reasons why we strongly recommend you hire a driver in Uganda over the self-drive trip.
4 Reasons You Should Hire A Driver Over Self Drive Trip In Uganda
Destination Knowledge – A hired Uganda driver can also act as a tour guide during your trip, providing up-to-date information about the attractions and activities. You won’t need to go and research on Google or a travel magazine when you have your own personal human Uganda tour dictionary by your side. He/ she will give you information about the wildlife, landscapes, water bodies, and people living close to or inside the parks & attractions.
Route knowledge – As much as a GPS might direct you to your desired destination, it can never be as accurate or updated as a local driver. A hired driver has explored or been to these destinations several times and hence knows the best routes to take to get there and which ones to avoid during specific seasons. You don’t want to use a route that is under construction or closed because of a disaster, unlike the GPS, a driver will no before he even starts the journey and plan before driving you to your desired destination.
Get time to relax & chat – Another advantage of hiring a driver in Uganda over self-drive trips is that you get a chance to relax and do other things like chatting with friends, reading a novel, browsing the internet, working on a business deal, watching a movie, playing game to mention but a few others you wouldn’t have had a chance to do if you were in the driver’s seat. Just relax and let your driver do everything for you.
Car maintenance – You won’t have to worry about car maintenance when you hire a driver for your road trip in Uganda as he has all this covered. He will do all the car washing, checking on the oil & battery levels, changing a flat tire, and fixing a mechanical issue with the car among other chores you might not be able to handle or just don’t want to get involved in during your trip.
Security – Another highly important reason why you should travel with a Ugandan driver or guide is the security they offer when you are in a foreign country. There are a lot of fraudsters, robbers, and corrupt traffic officers in Uganda who will take advantage of the fact that you are not traveling with locals to scam money from you in any way possible.
So if you are planning to self-drive in Uganda this season, you better think twice and hire a driver especially if it’s your first time in the country. We at FK Car Rental Uganda have a team of well-trained Ugandan drivers ready to give you an informative safe and comfortable road trip worth every penny you pay.
To book a driver in Uganda today, You can get in touch with us today by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us now at Airtel;– (+256-707457134 ), MTN;– (+256-774784213), WhatsApp:– (+256-775694186) to speak or chat with our team.