Traveling through Uganda can be an incredible experience in 2017. Uganda is a country that contains some of the least inhabited and most romanticized locations in traveler lore: The Kidepo Valley with the vast population of spectacular wildlife, Murchison Falls which are the strongest waterfalls in the world, the Source of the Nile River in Jinja and Bwindi Forest National Park, home to more than half of World’s Mountain Gorillas are very rewarding and awesome. To see the best of the country, don’t restrict yourself to public transport. Pack that gas bottle and stove, step into your 4×4 car rental and hit the road and just don’t forget that spare tyre (or two). The most common reasons why self driving around Uganda is good is that there is  raw wilderness experience you have always wanted. The most notable reasons are;

Endless freedom: There is endless freedom and usually, the worldly possessions are on the back seat. Your home will be a tent folded onto the roof rack. There aren’t any other human beings for miles and your world is packed up in your vehicle. Always look beyond your confines and a vast open plain swells out to the horizon in front of you, dotted with herds of wildlife and birds. It’s all yours to explore.

Discover all on your terms. You get to discover it all on your own terms: Driven past an interesting looking side road, only to see it hurtle by while you’re trapped on a bus driving at death defying speed along its set route. During a self drive in Uganda, you will be given means no more succumbing to others’ itineraries or missing that fantastic photo opportunity. Your itinerary is entirely flexible, opening up experiences you may never have had on a tour.

Adventurous. You do not need to go  far for adventure. On your self drive in Uganda, you have to enter a national park to have a good chance of spotting wildlife. You will explore  Queen Elizabeth National park with abundant wildlife including, herds of elephants, buffalo, antelopes and the astonishing tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector is surely one of the most mind-bending travel experiences.

Camping sites: Camping in Uganda makes for some exciting nights in your tent into a cramped corner or tripping over guy ropes in the middle of the night, the campsites here are somewhat more remote. Most of Uganda’s National park have gazetted places for camping sometimes in the middle of the bush, near the lake/river.

Wildlife; The viewing of wildlife is very easy in Uganda. It is one of the  few countries in Africa where you can safari  alone. When you go for  Self-driving in Murchison falls or Queen Elizabeth National Park is a unique opportunity to encounter colossal quantities of animals without the services of a guide. You will be required to get  into your safari vehicle and follow the trail. The animals will gradually appear from the surrounding plains and give you a window into their lives.


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