Self Drive East Africa: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi

4×4 Self Drive Tours in East Africa

Driving your own adventure through our unique and sensational national parks in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania in our 4×4 cars without cross border fees from 4×4 Uganda Ltd beats all levels of adventure in Africa.

Just imagine the thrills of waking up in your own private camp, encountering nature’s habitat on your own, and discovering secluded locations in the heart of the African Bush courtesy of self-drive car hire with 4x4uganda ltd.


The best self-drive 4×4 car hire options for self-drive tours in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania are the Toyota Land Cruiser (Prado or Hardtop), 4×4 Toyota Rav4, Toyota Hiace or super custom for families and Toyota Hilux Dual Cab. These cars have a great track record and are the most capable and enduring for a 4×4 self-drive in the wild.

East Africa represents Africa’s beauty with a wide number of untamed wildlife reserves that attracts many tourists all over the world. In Uganda and Rwanda, we find the ONLY world’s last remaining population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas, inhabited in Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda), Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National park in Uganda. Among other areas of interest in Uganda include Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National park, Queen Elizabeth, Semliki Park, Lake Mburo, Mount Rwenzori, Mt. Elgon, and Kidepo valley among others.

Kenya and Tanzania are famous for the wildebeest migration that attracts thousands of Visitors into Masai Mara National Park in Kenya and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Book a very reliable car with 4×4 Uganda ltd and explore all the hidden treasures of East Africa in a self-guided self-drive adventure. We have huge discounts if you hire our car (s) for more than 15 days.

Recommended Routes / Itineraries for self-drive and Escorted Tours in Uganda.

Below are some of the proposed Uganda tour packages,  we can tailor-make your desired tour package based on your budget, needs, and time in regard to a self-drive safari in Uganda.

8 Days Eastern Uganda Self Drive Tour

Selfdrive East Africa birding tourThis self-drive trip goes Jinja, Mount Elgon, Sippi Falls, Pian-Upe game reserve, Moroto region, Kidepo Valley, and Murchison Falls National parks. Experience Uganda’s untamed wildlife, chimps tracking, and unique cultures. Detailed Itinerary

10 Days Uganda Self Drive Gorilla Tour

Mountain Gorilla Safari in Uganda10 Days of great self drive adventure, start with gorilla tracking in Bwindi National park, then Queen Elizabeth for big game viewing and boat cruise, Kibale Forest for birds, Chimpanzees and other primates, Murchison falls and back to Kampala. Detailed Itinerary

12 Days Big 5 Uganda self Drive Tour

Rhino Tracking - Big 5 Safari in UgandaSee the African Big 5 animals (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo) together with the Mountain Gorillas on a single self drive tour in Uganda in one of our 4×4 Jeeps or Rav4, also offered with a driver upon request. Detailed Itinerary

14 Days Self Drive Tour in Uganda

Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions in UgandaThe 14 day self drive Uganda safari takes you to all Uganda’s untamed wildlife parks for a true African wilderness experience. The main things to do in your Uganda self drive adventure include gorilla tracking, game viewing, boat cruise, Village tours, chimps & other primates tours. Detailed itinerary

15 Days Self Drive Gorilla Trekking Tour

African Elephant on Uganda Tour
Explore Uganda on the 15-day self drive safari adventure taking you for gorilla trekking in Bwindi N.P, and more game viewing in savannah parks such as Kidepo, Queen Elizabeth & Murchison Falls. More things to do include birding, primates, etc. Detailed Itinerary

Three Weeks Uganda Self Drive Tour

Birding tour in Uganda
Uganda is one of the best self drive destinations for your holiday in Africa. The three weeks self drive safari in Uganda is ideal for those interested in experiencing Uganda, the Pearl of Africa for the True Africa wilderness. Detailed Itinerary

Uganda Self drive wildlife Tours

3 Day Murchison Falls Self Drive Tour

The 3 Day / 2 Night Uganda self drive tour to Murchison falls National Park (The biggest in Uganda) offers a great opportunity to see the African Big 5 animals namely; Buffalo, Elephants, Lion, Leopard and Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in  Nakasongola.

Main Self Drive Tour Activities

Rhino tracking; is one of the exceptional activities to consider on your self drive safari to Murchison falls. Rhinos are extinct in Uganda national parks. They can only be found at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary and Uganda wildlife conservation education center in Entebbe. Visiting Ziwa Rhino sanctuary completes your quest for Africa’s big five in Murchison falls national park area.

Elephant Viewing; Murchison falls national park has a population of over 1600 elephants giving you almost 98% chances of spotting the world’s largest land mammal on any given day during your self drive safari in Uganda. However, you are often cautioned to keep your distance to avoid elephants sending you off from their territory.

Leopard Tracking;  is one of the activities that would require you a ranger or a professional guide to executing. They are some of the rarest animals to see in Murchison falls national park unless you know their whereabouts. To ensure the best big 5 experience, we recommend at game ranger or professional guide for this matter. You can hire a ranger during your self drive adventure in Murchison Falls National Park

Buffalo Viewing; is another sure exciting activity to do on your self drive trip in Murchison falls national park. Where the buffaloes are; there are likely to be some lions too since they sometimes prey on them.

The Lions; are some of the animals that not everyone gets to see in Murchison falls national park. Just like the leopards, the help of a professional wildlife guide and game ranger should come in handy for your self drive trip.

Antelope viewing; is often considered as the garnish on your self drive Murchison falls safari since there is something that stands out more exceptionally; The boat cruise and Murchison falls hike

With the above activities, we often recommend a Land cruiser TX/TZ with a pop-up roof or Land cruiser V8 with a pop-up roof for excellent game viewing and photographing during your self drive adventure in Murchison falls national park.