Short Term Car Rentals

Short-term car rentals typically refer to renting a car for a relatively brief period, usually ranging from a few hours to a few days. In Uganda, short car rentals are often for town service or exploring a weekend destination such as Murchison falls national park, Lake Mburo National park or Jinja expeditions.

Here are some key points to know about short-term car rentals:

More Expensive

Short term car rentals tend to be more expensive than long term car rentals in regard to the daily rates. In fact some car rental agencies do not rent out their cars for less than 5 days. This is usually to avoid the reckless driving associated with drivers who wish to visit a lot of destinations in the shortest time possible.

Luxurious Land Cruiser V8 with a Pop-up roof

Land Cruiser V8 with a Pop-up roof

Often Offered With A Driver

Some car rental agencies are often skeptical of hirers who rent cars for one or two days. Most of the car theft that has been registered among car rental agencies has been associated with short term car rentals. For this reason, most of the car rental agencies only rent out their cars for short term car hires if you are hiring a car with a driver.

Reckless Driving & Security Deposits

Reckless driving is common among those who rent cars for a short period. And for this reason, most car rental agencies often ask for a refundable security deposit to ensure that their cars are handled with care.

Toptent Toyota Prado

Top tent Toyota Prado

Camping Is Common For Weekend Getaways

Many at times, short term car rentals are associated with camping trips; that is if the car is not rented for town service. However this is usually done in ignorance of the fact that you can fairly priced accommodation in towns. Of course some people rent for the camping experience and that cannot be ruled out.

Most Popular Cars For Short Term Car Rentals In Uganda

There are mainly two car options that often pop up for short term car rentals. That is the Land cruiser Prado and the Rav4s. This is because most of the people that opt for the short term car rentals are often on a tight budget.

However, it is recommended to stick to a bigger car such as the Land Cruiser Prado if you intend to go off-road. The Rav4 is a reliable car but not recommended for off-roading in a rainy season. The basic minimum would be a Land Cruiser Prado.