Tips For Driving in Uganda, Self-Driving Rules and Regulations in Uganda

Tips for Driving in Uganda Self-Driving Rules & regulations: Uganda has a pretty good road system that reaches just about every famous tourist destination in the country. However, the majority of the roads are gravel, and in the more remote areas, they become tracks, which need careful driving, safety considerations, and a second vehicle. Here are some tips to help get you to your travel destination safely.

Land Ccruiser with rooftop tent-4x4 self drive UgandaDon’t Drink and Drive

Don’t drink and drive while on a self-drive safari in Uganda, to reduce the number of accidents caused on the Tanzania roads as well as tourist destinations.

Carry A Valid Driving License.

Ensure you carry a valid driving license when planning to self-dive Uganda on a 4×4 car. This will ensure safe driving on the Uganda roads, without inconvenience from the traffic police officers. The driving license must be English printed, otherwise, obtain an international driving License.

Drive on the left:

All travellers on a self-drive Uganda must drive on the left, although some roads have more than one lane. However one can slightly drive off the left lane when overtaking.

Give way to the Right at Roundabouts and Intersections

While self-driving in Uganda, you are urged to adhere to the traffic Rules and Regulations to drive safe to any destination in Uganda. Every traveller self-driving at the roundabout must give way to the right and Intersections to avoid any inconveniences on the road.

Be Cautious when Changing Speed limits

When Self Driving in Uganda, take note of the changing speed limits as the speed signs are along most  Main Roads and country roads. Some are 50kms, 40kms to 35kms.

Do not hoot your horn unless otherwise, you are warning other drivers of an impending danger

Do not use/Talk on Phone while Driving

Do not use or talk on your phone while on your self-drive Uganda safari, to reduce the risk of losing concentration on the road, thus reducing accidents.

Safety Driving Tips in Uganda

Be aware of long distances

Uganda is a small landlocked country with a few Cities and Towns so we advise Self Drive Uganda Travelers to plan further by packing enough fuel, food and water as service stations, shops and supermarkets can be far or few along the roads.

Take Basic Camping Gear

When planning to take on a Self-Drive Uganda safari, ensure to pack basic camping equipment such as blankets, sleeping bags, a small gas-fire heater, headlamps, a warm jacket, a torch and a puncture repair kit, toiletries and Kitchen equipment.

Take Rest stop overs Along the Journey

During your Self Drive Uganda safari, the heat and humidity levels might get so high so we recommend you take a stop over to rest every after 2 hours. Plan your route with marked rest points i.e truck stops and revival points.

Take Plenty of Fresh Air on your Breaks

When self-driving in Uganda,  ensure that you take plenty of fresh air on all the journey breaks you have as this will help you relax and enjoy each moment of your Uganda Safari.

Beware of other longer Vehicles

While  Self Driving in Uganda, make sure to look out for longer vehicles along the roads as you give them enough room and in case you are overtaking, be very careful due to their length.

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