Uganda Car Rental Services Special Discount Offers 2017

The peak season holiday months in Uganda are here and as usual will be flooded by majority of tourists on safari adventure, business trips or leisure holiday. The high season is the perfect time to travel as most of the hotels and safari lodges plus several service providers lower their rates to tap into the huge pool of incoming tourists. Uganda Car Rental Services will also be offering special discounts for clients searching for a rental car, driver or in need of  related service during the 2017 months of July , August & September , come and enjoy amazing cheap rates on car hire and save some money for other things.

Below are rental cars. drivers and services we will be offering at discount prices during the 2017 peak season months,

Car 1- Toyota Rav4

The Rav4 is by far the most affordable rental car in Uganda ideal for self drive trips around the city and national parks as well. It can accommodate up to 5 people comfortably with an air-conditioner and adequate space for cargo in the rear.

Discount – From US$ 45 per day to US$ 40 per day for self drive. If want to rent it for a month or more, we can avail it to you at a cut price of only US$ 38 per day.


Car 2 – Land Cruiser Prado

The Land cruiser is a mid-sized vehicle that can accommodate up to 5 people comfortably ideal for park tours and up-country road trips as well business meetings.  The roof rack and boot compartment offer a you all the cargo space you require.

DiscountFrom US$ 70 per day to US$ 60 per day on self drive for 2 weeks or more.



Drivers hired by Uganda Car Rental Services are well trained, experienced with valid driving permits and most importantly have adequate knowledge about most of the destinations in Uganda including the city streets and routes to various parks.  Just sit-back, relax and let your personal driver take you wherever you are going safely.

Discount –  From US$ 40 per day to US$ 30 per day


Airport transfer to and from Kampala city

Save time and money and book an airport transfer to and from Entebbe airport to and from your hotel/ residence in Kampala city.  Book a private rental car online , our driver will be waiting for you in the lounge ready to drive you to your accommodation or requested destination.

Discount   From US$ 35 per transfer to US$ 30 per transfer – includes driver and fuel.


Enjoy our special season offers today by sending us an email to or call us now on +256-700135510 to speak with us. Special discounts on the rentals cars, drivers and airport transfer are valid from July to September so hurry up while offer still lasts.

Driving An Automatic Transmission Car

Some of the most experienced drivers in the world love to use manual transmission cars mainly because these cars consume less fuel than the automatic cars plus they are less likely to breakdown than their opposite. However if your looking for  affordable rental cars with easy driving , then you should choose an automatic car for a swift road trip. The easy gear changing offers you unlimited convenience making steering , accelerating, reversing and braking the easiest chore on earth.

Just rented an automatic rental car, here are steps on how to start and drive it to any destination you want to.


Starting the car

  • Insert the car key in the ignition.
  • Keep the full brake pedal pressed and shift into a driving position.
  • Release the parking brake and foot brake then start the car gradually.

Automatic Transmission Gears + Uses

P Parking.       

R Reverse.      

N Neutral line (free). 

D Drive.           

1&2 Low gears



Use this position together with the parking brake when parking on a hilly place. First apply the parking brake and then shift into the “P” position.


Use this position to back up or rewind. Only use it after ensuring that the car has completely stooped moving.


Neither forward nor reverse once this gear is engaged. The engine can be started in this position. You may shift to “N” and restart a strolled engine while the car is moving.

  • D (DRIVE)

Use this position for all normal forward driving.


Use this gear for hill climbing or engine braking on downhill grades or while starting a slippery road. Don not shift into this gear at a position at a speed of over 90km/hr. do not exceed 90km/hr. on Z24 engine models and 80km/hr. on Z20 engine models while in gear 2.


Use this position while climbing steep hills slowly, driving through deep snow, sand or mud and maximum engine braking on steep slopes. Do not shift into gear one while at a speed of over 90km/hr. on a Z24 engine model and 40km/hr. on a Z20 engine model.


If you still wondering how to drive an automatic car, the above steps and gear information will help any first time driver. For more car rental tips, call us now on +256-774292820.


By Mugisha R

First Aid Steps In Case Of Road Accident In Uganda

In case of an unfortunate incident that could happen unexpectedly, you can save a life by preventing further injury in order to improve the victim’s condition just before you can rush him/ her to the hospital for further treatment. Giving first aid simply requires little skills and can be done by anyone. Below are the steps to follow while giving first aid;

  • Step 1: Prevent further danger

Before you do anything else, make sure you make the environment safe for yourself, the victim and the other people in order not to get more casualties or become one yourself. If you are in the middle of the road, shift or move to the side and clear the space to get enough air for the victim.

  • Step 2: Get emergency treatment immediately

Here the main objective is to preserve life. Be keen on D, R, A, B, and C as explained below;

“D” stands for Danger. Find out if there is continuing danger to the victim. Make the environment safe by keeping the curious onlookers away from the victim for enough air circulation.

“R” stands for Response. Check and find out if there is any responses from the victim for example analyze reactions to voice commands and touch and if there is still no response, check the throat.

“A” stands for Airway. Check if the airway / throat of the victim is clear by gently tilting his or her head backwards to open the mouth. Make sure the tongue is not blocking the throat and also clear other obvious obstructions and lastly check if the victim is breathing properly.

“B” stands for Breathing. Put your ear close to the victim’s mouth for about 10 seconds to confirm that he or she is breathing. If there is no breath, immediately give the casualty the rescue breaths simply by closing his or her nostrils and blowing air into his/her mouth. Confirm if there is breathing and if not, check for circulation as shown below.

“C” stands for Circulation. Feel the pulse of the victim by placing two fingers at his or her neck. If you get no response, immediately seek for emergency assistance and while you wait, give him or her chest compression in order to boost respiration.

  • Step 3: Get help as fast as you can

Help from experts like medical doctors must be summoned as quickly as possible although you should try as much as you can not to leave the victim/casualty alone. Do not forget to give the right location, description of the injury and condition of the victim and make sure the details you have given them are confirmed.


  • Step 4: Movement of the victim/casualty

Unless it is really necessary or called for, do not move the casualty to any other place or position because you could easily harm them either internally or externally. Just put the badly injured or unconscious casualties in a recovery position so that they do not get breathing problems.

  • Step 5: Recovery position

This simply a stable, safe and convenient position in which you can put the casualty in that he or she does not chock or vomit. Simply tilt the head backwards slightly, put the lower arm at a right angle and the upper arm under the cheek. Stretch the lower leg straight and bend the upper leg on a right angle.

  • Step 6: Bleeding and injury treatment

This is a very crucial state because in just a few minutes, someone can bleed to death due to the heavy loss of blood if he or she is not attended to as fast as possible.  Make sure you protect your hands by wearing gloves from the first aid kit before you do anything. Check if there is no object in the wound for example glass, stick, metal or anything else. If there is nothing, apply firm pressure over the wound using a clean padding and tie it properly with a bandage or cloth. In case there are no broken bones, raise the bleeding limb to reduce the pressure of blood flow.

  • Step 7: Rush the victim to hospital

Make quick arrangements for the transportation of the casualty to a nearby hospital for further medical assistance once you notice that the first aid has helped in stabilizing his or her condition a bit.


In the unlikely event of a road accident in Uganda while on a road trip , you can follow the above first aid steps to save a life today.  For more tips you can call our reservations helpline on +256-705415605.