This year, I had an opportunity of experiencing a Uganda Self driven cultural safari. I had been dreaming about controlling my trip when it comes to visiting Africa and unlike the previous attempts, this time I was able to have it. I booked my trip with a certain car rental company that rents out cars to different people from different countries. I decided to use this company because they were more reliable and they replied to my inquiries faster than any other. It was as simple as going on the internet and typing in Uganda Self Drive and I was given different options from which I picked one. I wrote to the best I had chose and stipulated that I wanted to drive myself. I wanted to spend at most 3 days in Uganda and therefore I stressed this out to them so that they can effectively plan for me. I was surprised to get their reply immediately and I liked their way of doing things. Their suggested itinerary was wonderful; therefore I went on and confirmed the trip. The pricing was good in that they were charging me $30 per day. This was the best price around because other companies were charging me more than this yet the services were to be the same. In my opinion, I told them to get me a 4x4 wheel drive car and a Toyota Rav4 was the best car for this.
I arrived in Uganda through Entebbe International Airport and I was welcomed by the company guide who escorted me to my booked hotel in Kampala. Since I was interested in a cultural trip through Kampala, I didn’t stress a lot and I chose to have enough sleep that first night in order to be fresh for my adventure. I woke up early the following morning and made sure I had to prepare adequately for my safari. After my breakfast, I was briefed by the guide who was assigned to me by the company. The car I rented was then brought to me and since I had been in the country before, I knew some of the routes plus the road instructions. My guide was there to help me get to where I wanted and being the fact that I was driving myself, I had less trouble. I first visited the Ugandan Museum where I had a chance to view the different ancient objects which portray the history of Ugandan culture. I later went and visited the Buganda Kabaka’s palace before concluding the day with a breathtaking entertainment from Indele troupes.
To be sincere, this was the best safari in my life. Am sure the flexibility and freedom I had in this trip must have been the driving force to its uniqueness. I had the liberty to do whatever I wanted and everything that I planned to do on the trip was accomplished. I concluded my safari on the third day with a self drive back to Entebbe international Airport for my flight back home.
Next time when I go back to Uganda, I will again chose to drive myself because I found out that it’s a thrilling adventure to do so especially when in a foreign country. I therefore recommend all those that want to go for a Uganda self drive safari to Use this company.