Full-size (Class Full-size Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Uganda.
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Driving your rented car from Uganda car rentals in Uganda requires attentiveness, adaptability, and a certain level of caution due to the following unique driving style and varying road conditions. First, Since the country follows the British system, you will be expected to drive on the left side of the road unless you are overtaking. Second, Uganda has implemented a high number of speed bumps, known as "sleeping policemen," to control speed and enhance road safety. Lastly, although toll roads are not prevalent in Uganda, there are certain areas where tolls are collected, such as on some sections of the Northern Bypass and Entebbe Expressway.
The minimum age for renting a car from Uganda car rentals is typically 21. However, some rental companies such as Keddy Hertz and Europcar may require the driver to be at least 25 years old. Younger drivers between 21 and 24 may be subjected to an additional Young Driver’s Surcharge that has to be paid before picking their cars. Besides the minimum age requirement, you will also need a valid driving license from your home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP), a credit card with enough limit to meet your rental charges, and a passport or any other identification document.
The average gas prices in Uganda are 5000 UGX (1.36 USD) per liter and about 19,000 UGX (5.16 USD) per gallon. You should also note that gas stations in Uganda can be found in both cities and rural destinations, but they are more commonly located along major roads and in urban areas. When driving your rented car from Uganda car rentals, you are advised to fill up your gas tank in larger towns or cities before embarking on your long journeys to rural destinations, as gas stations may be less frequent in rural areas.
To avoid issues with the traffic police when driving your rented car from any of the car rentals in Uganda, ensure that you are maintaining the following posted speed limits: 100 kph (62 mph) on Highways/Motorways/Expressways, 50 kph (31 mph) within urban areas and 80 kph (50 mph) on Open Roads (Outside urban areas).
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