WELCOME TO THE Self drive East Africa
Self Drive East Africa is managed by Self Drive Uganda Limited that was incorporated in 2014 under Registration number 80010004257224 and licensed by Uganda Tourism Board under registration number : UTB/RTT/T0/001004.
Self Drive Uganda Started initially as 4×4 Car Rental Company, the company emerged as an early authority in the Independent travelers on Car Hire, being able to offer comprehensive advice and first-hand experience for journeys into East Africa on Self Drive option.
The Head office of Self Drive Uganda Limited is located in Namasuba Kikajjo, Ssemakula Road with partners offices in Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.
Welcome to Self drive East Africa , a reliable car rental company within the region
There are plenty of destinations and attraction to see in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. Just imagine the thrills of waking up in your own private camp, encountering nature’s habitat by your own and discovering secluded locations in the heart of the African Bush, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation. A self-drive holiday in East Africa is an intriguing mix of adventure, excitement and a sense of freedom – a unique and inspirational experience that will leave you with some great lasting memories of East Africa and tales to tell for years to come. We would love to discuss our exciting self-drive journeys with you and help you discover the magic of self-driving East Africa! This article will highlight on the top adventure travel destinations that are considered to be suitable for the solo travelers in East Africa.
Where do you want to start your Self Drive trip in East Africa?
Enjoy exploring fantastic sights and scenery at your own pace with Self Drive. With a safe and easy road network and dotted with lakes, beaches, national parks, travel at your own pace as you take in some truly beautiful landscapes, spot Queen Elizabeth’s tree-climbing lions and ‘boat cruise along Kazinga channel says it all, visit the endangered mountain gorillas inBwindi and Mgahinga national parks in south western Uganda, our closest relative the chimpanzee in kibale national park.
If it is African wildlife, exotic beaches and an exhilarating hike up Mt Renzori you are after then Uganda is the perfect country for a self drive safari. Uganda is a small country and can take few days to drive from one end to the other so allow plenty of time. Why not finish off your spectacular self drive with an exhilarating safari in kidepo valley national park.
Take a moment to read through this page before you travel to Uganda. It contains travel tips, important information and frequently asked questions related self-drive and independent travel in Uganda and answers. Sometime it’s better to get informed thoroughly before embarking on any trip to Uganda as you ought to know the best places to visit, what to see and what to wear. As you book our Uganda travel packages, the information below is available to keep you informed.
The central location of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, makes it an ideal starting point for self-drive tours in Kenya. Nairobi is a fascinating collage of friendly faces and cultural diversity and the country is well known for ecotourism, dramatic desert landscapes and a huge variety of wildlife. The Masai Mara National Reserve is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration.
Amboseli national park is known for its large herds of free-ranging African elephants. There are over 900 African elephants in Amboseli, as well as huge herds of wildebeests and many other animals including giraffes, African lions, monkeys, zebras, hyenas and antelope. Self drive East African offers itineraries that are specifically planned to ensure that driving distances are manageable, concentrating on either a semi-arid area previously known as the Taru Desert of Tsavo or on the wildlife experiences in the Masai Mara.
Cruise along Tanzania’s roads, surrounded by mountain peaks and stunning coastlines. If you enjoy exploring fantastic sights and scenery at your own pace, then a Self drive holiday could tick all of your boxes. With a safe and easy road network and dotted with lakes, beaches, national parks and coastal towns, travel at your own pace as you take in some truly beautiful landscapes.
Venture out to Serengeti National Park , a home to the ‘The Big 5’ and ‘The Great Migration says it all and Zanzibar, Surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, a barrier reef, and chanting tropics, this exotic spice island is a jewel within the paradise that is the Indian Ocean
If it is African wildlife, exotic beaches and an exhilarating hike up Mt Kilimanjaro you are after then Tanzania is the perfect country for a self drive safari. Tanzania is a huge country and can take days to drive from one end to the other so allow plenty of time. Why not finish off your spectacular self drive with an exhilarating safari in Serengeti national park.
Rwanda is home to a variety and most concentrated diversity of fauna and flora, explore the great three national parks for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park, Wildlife safaris in Akagera National park, chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest national park on Self drive Safari holiday.
Many travelers prefer the self-drive tour in Rwanda option since it allows you more freedom and independence on your travels. Explore the country at hand at your own whim and pace, behind the wheel of your rental vehicle. Self drive Rwanda is your complete online motor vehicle resource, supplying a wide range of car rental, 4×4 hire, Rooftop tent rental, chauffeur and transfer services across Rwanda.
Take a moment to read through this page before you travel to Rwanda. It contains travel tips, important information and frequently asked questions related self-drive and independent travel in Uganda and answers.
Sometime it’s better to get informed thoroughly before embarking on any trip to Rwanda as you ought to know the best places to visit, what to see and what to wear. As you book our Rwanda travel packages, the information below is available to keep you informed.
How do you want to travel in East Africa?
Self drive car rental
Self-Drive East Africa is the company specialized in self-drive holidays and with us you can Drive Your Own Adventure. We offer a wide range of comfortable cars, most affordable, reliable and trusted cheap cars and our fleet consists of Toyota Land Cruiser, Safari Vans, safari jeeps and Toyota RAV4 vehicles and widely used 4WD vehicles in East Africa. We own all our rental cars and all our rates are fully inclusive covering insurance. With our extensive knowledge about traveling in East Africa, you can prepare for a trip around Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda in comfort, a magical and inspirational way of adventure
Our independent self-drive travel program gives you the freedom to explore East Africa, visit the gorillas, tour national parks, idyllic villages and the top places by car. We guarantee your travel experience will be easy and stress free throughout your holiday.
Renting a car with Driver Guide
Self Drive East Africa works with a number of experienced and truly lovable drivers who speak good English,French as well as fluent in Swahili. This option is great for travelers who don’t fancy driving themselves, want a more relaxed experience, or want to learn more about the local culture and wildlife in East Africa. All our drivers are experienced tour guides with skills, passion and hard work.
Our guides are not just the best but also very resourceful and each one gives his best on every safari ensuring that you receive the finest safari experience. For the additional cost of $ 40 / day, all the best routes on our website are also possible to book as a private guided tour for the ultimate customized trip.
Car Hire Vehicles with Camping
Drive & Camp is the most affordable and independent way of exploring Uganda’s nature up close and personal. The campsites are of an extremely high standard and beautifully located.
We can equip the Land cruiser with a rooftop tent and electrical fridge. Both options come with quality camping gear, including Sturdy tents, Folding foam mattresses, Blanket or sleeping bag with pillows and bed sheets, Camping chairs, Table, Cool box , Gas tank & burner, Plastic cup, Plates & bowls, Pots, frying pans, knife & cutlery set with a can opener, cork screw, Cutting board, Potholder & dish towel, Dish washing set, Headlights, Solar table lamp and everything else you’ll need on your camping tour in Uganda
Book a Self Drive with accommodation
This fascinating self drive option will allow you to enjoy the tropical of East Africa at your own pace and book the accommodation, the accommodation page will give you an overview of some carefully selected unique, pure and responsible accommodation in your destinations and will provide you with a map book and detailed route description upon arrival. From here you can drive conveniently to the chosen stops of your dream holiday. On the self drive page will you find an overview of carefully selected self drive itineraries, Our dedicated team of travel specialist are ready to assist you planning the holiday you are looking for.
Best routes for Self-Drive in East Africa
Every year, thousands of tourists flock to East Africa to view the abundance of flora and fauna on offer. If you’re looking for a relaxed travel experience, one of the best ways to explore East Africa is via a self-drive journey along one of its picturesque routes, which you can do at your own pace.
Check out our sample self-drive holidays in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda to whet your appetite below. Naturally, we also craft a vast number of tailor-made self-drive holidays to East Africa, taking a detailed brief from you.
Uganda’s south western Circuit
Tracking west, explore the rain forests of Kibale Forest National Park, with 13 primate species and some of East Africa’s best chimpanzee tracking, head to Rwenzori Mountains National Park, a soaring range rich in unusual wildlife and equally wonderful for its hiking trails that take you up into the clouds. Queen Elizabeth National Park has extraordinarily rich bird life and tree-climbing lions, take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel and hike along beautiful Kyambura Gorge in search of chimpanzees and other primates. At tour’s end, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a wonderful place in the world to see mountain gorillas, as well as 350 bird species, African golden cats and 10 other species of primate.
Kenya’s south west circuit
Get into Nairobi, an introduction to the East African tour by searching for rhinos in Nairobi National Park, then hit the road out west to the peerless Masai Mara National Reserve which is the main attraction with an incredible resident wildlife population, which is boosted every year by the wildebeest migration from the neighboring Serengeti in Tanzania, Next head to the tea plantations around Kericho, pass through the regional capital of Kisumu, then delve into Kenya’s last stand of central African rain forest in the Kakamega Forest Reserve in search of bird life and primates.
Tanzania’s Northern circuit
Arusha National Park can be visited upon an early arrival in Arusha town with beautiful scenery and Mount Meru as a backdrop and views of Mt Kilimanjaro on clear days, then head to Ngorongoro Conservation Area offers superb wildlife viewing in an amazing setting and Serengeti National Park for a combination of fabulous wildlife watching and iconic East African landscapes and the spectacular wildebeest migration.
Rwanda’s three parks
Explore Volcanoes National Park in North western that provides self-drivers with stunning views of the majestic mountains gorillas and golden monkeys, In the southwest is Nyungwe forest national park a home to many species of chimpanzees, plus owl-faced and colobus monkeys and the Canopy Walkway says it all and Akagera national park in Eastern region with its scenic landscapes, diverse habitats and rich wildlife, considered to be one of the finest wildlife reserves in the whole of Africa
— Eddyss, CEO of Self drive East Africa