13 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Car With A Roof Top Tent

Self Drive with a Roof top tent

People go camping for many reasons some of which are too personal to be shared. But what the reasons; there is need to identify the best tents for your camping safari regardless of the season of the year. In some parts of Africa whether is unpredictable, it is important to consider camping gear that can be used regardless of the season. Below are 13 reasons why you should hire a car with a roof top tent for your Uganda safaris and other East African safaris.

  1. Fast & Easy to set up

Sometimes campers hire dome tents but fail to set them up, and if they succeed in setting them up they realize a delay in their program because of the wasted time.


Land cruiser GX with a roof top tent

  1. Better Wind and Rain Protection.

Using the conventional tents might be a beat tricky because of the weather. At times you might not be in position to keep in the tent when it raining because of the rain runoff. But when you use a roof top tent for your Uganda safari; you can be assured or more stability on a windy day and more protection on a rainy day.

  1. Off The Ground

Some people are too uncomfortable sleeping on the floor/ ground and for that reason; the roof top tent comes timely for your rescue.

  1. Better View

Roof top tents are put on top of the car, giving you an opportunity to see your surroundings from a raised point of view unlike the conventional ground tent.

Toyota Prado with Roof Top Tent

  1. Cleaner On The Rainy Day

Whenever it rains in the campsites, you are likely to have muddy tents because of the splash erosion. But with a roof top tent, it is only your car that will be affected on a rainy day

  1. Can Be Set Up On A Relatively Non Flat Land

Unlike conventional tents that require you to find a flat ground, a roof top tent only requires you to find a proper place for parking. It doesn’t have to necessarily have to be flat; that is, rocks and muddy ground are no longer a problem.

  1. Saves You from Carrying Mattresses

Mattresses take some big amount of space in regard to the camping gear but with a roof top tent, the mattress comes in handy thus creating more space in your trunk for luggage as well as reducing your expenditure on mattresses.

  1. Less expensive (Mid Range)

Caravans are some of the best cars for a road trip. But countries like Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania where the roads are not in the best condition, opting for a car with a roof top tent would be the best option in terms of cost compared to caravans, and motorhomes.

  1. Flexible Camping

Conventional tents might require you to find a proper camping ground but for the roof top tent, you only need proper parking space which can also double as your campsite.  This gives you the freedom to use your tent wherever you find safe parking space.

  1. Privacy

You do not need to look for a public closed room to change, rather you only need to unfold your tent to use it as a private room for changing.

  1. Safer From Animals and Insects

Though camping grounds are safe, sometimes animals roam around more so whenever campers roast some meat. When you use a roof top tent, you are safer from being disturbed by animals such as dogs looking for what to eat late in the night while everyone is sleeping.

  1. Wonderful Experience

Everyone might have an adventurous story to tell, but not everyone know how it feels like to sleep in a roof top tent. It is a worthwhile experience to try out.

  1. Netted Windows

The roof top tent gives you an opportunity to have clear views outside through the netted windows of your tent without compromising your safety from Mosquitoes.