Best Vehicles for a Uganda safari – Recommended Vehicles for African terrain
You might have been wondering about the best safari vehicles for a Uganda safari having seen a variety of them as well as safari and car rental companies advertising several good ones. Yes, this is a very vital question that every world trotter would ask his inner person, confidently knowing that a safari is not something that every vehicle can do and many travelers have discussed this question on many travel platforms like trip advisor and lonely planet. in this blog post, we give you details of the best vehicles for a Uganda safari and East African safari.
Vehicles that drive executive delegates to luxury hotels differ from those that take a loved one for a romantic dinner. Likewise, a vehicle that takes a family for a holiday in a park can never be the same as that you can take for a self-drive safari in Africa. However, regardless of the purpose of the trip, whether business, honey moon or wildlife, a strong and safe vehicle adds more fun to a safari holiday.
Picking the most appropriate Vehicles recommended for safari that offers excellent mileage for safari drives would be daunting for some trotters. So today let’s explore the best vehicles for a safari in Uganda.
Toyota Land cruiser( the best and commonly used on safari)
These are one of the most popular 4×4 cars mostly used on safaris in Uganda usually on a chauffeur driven safari, these vehicles are always appropriate and the categories include the Land Cruiser Extended, land Cruiser 5-7 seating capacity land cruiser. They are upraised and never fail to access the un-accessible dirt roads of Africa.
This is one of the most popular 4×4 cars mostly used on safaris in Uganda. Whether a self-drive or a chauffeur driven safari, this vehicle would be appropriate. The Toyota Prado category includes Prado GX, VX, TX, TZ, and the 3 litre Turbo.
The Toyota Prado is a spacious vehicle, allowing enough luggage and camping gear to fit in properly and it’s still a perfect car poor road conditions that travellers are likely to find on the way to some of the National Parks in Uganda.
These Prado carry up to five people including the driver. Surprisingly, renting a Toyota Prado in Uganda can be as low as USD60 per day without fuel and a driver. Note that even big discounts are available for rentals that are to be taken for a long period and also during the low season.
Super custom/ Hiace van/ Mini bus
This is the most suitable car for family vacations or large group trips. They carry up to 14 people and the space for luggage is enough for it depends on the number of passengers and the days to spend on a safari because the more days, the more luggage. Some Super customs come with a pop-up roof. And these cars are available both in manual and automatic transmission. For any group safari in Uganda, these vehicles can never fail anyone.
This is one of the best Japanese automobile compact SUVs. It is a strong comfortable car with 1990 cc engine, simply powerful enough to drive at any place. Toyota Rav4 has 3 to 5 doors and is available in both manual and automatic transmission. If it’s a gorilla tour in Uganda, a Toyota Rav4 would be best appropriate as it has excellent fuel mileage and low cost maintenance. It is the most recommended vehicle for two people though it can carry up to five people and can be hired at as low as 40 USD per day.
More Variety Options
Still other vehicles like coasters, range rovers and smaller saloon cars can be used for an African safari but the above three are the most recommended ones especially for those going for self-drive safaris. However, if they don’t work for you, car rental companies in Uganda still have a wide variety in their fleet, ranging from luxury, mid-range and budget vehicles for both corporate and diplomatic travel in Uganda.
Don’t experience a bad Uganda safari just because of a poor choice on which Vehicles are recommended to use and Great Adventure safaris always recommends Land cruiser jeeps for your Uganda safari . “Choose wisely”.