There are so many options to travel in Uganda, being a country of diverse attractions, so clients decide to hire cars with rooftop tents to minimize on the costs of accommodation. The country has many Tourism wonders located in different parts of Uganda, Road trips with rooftop tents can cover most of the attractions at a friendly budget.
Renting a car with rooftop tents means, leaving for safari with camping equipment with a tent on top of the car. This is another way of exploring the country and one of the best methods of travel. The country is safe to travel on your own and there are some campsites or ground which are safe for rooftop camping in Uganda.
Dos and do-nots when preparing to travel with a rooftop tent on a camping safari.
It is the best idea to rent a 4×4 car. These are good on the road most especially in the remote areas, sometimes the roads can become slippery or impassible due to heavy rains, the 4×4 cars are the best to handle such situations.
Book a reliable car: When choosing to book Uganda car rental trip with rooftop tent, make sure a reliable company with reliable cars is considered. A number of companies have reliable cars which travel in all destinations in Uganda. The cars are always well maintained and they come with good spare tyres, Wheel spanner, Jake, Comprehensive insurance, unlimited mileage and many more,
Consider booking enough vehicle depending on the number of people in group. Some cars can fit family rooftop tents, two rooftop tents, single rooftop tents, Rooftop tents which can fit 2 people or 3 etc. In case the number of people exceeds the number of people, the rooftop tent can accommodate, there is an option of hiring ground tents too. With car rental in Uganda the capacity of the car, should also be considered.
Checking the car properly and confirming all the accessories for mounting the tent are present is paramount. It is quite stressing to reach a destination when a certain accessory is missing to mount the tent.
For clients who are not familiar with driving in foreign countries, there is an option of hiring a car with driver. Rental agencies have good and knowledgeable guide who knows all destinations in Uganda. A driver guide gives useful information on different attractions. He can also help in mounting a tent and also make sure all goes on smoothly.
Camping at a safe place. On a camping safari. Make sure you camp in a safe place, avoid camping in the bush in the national parks or other destinations, there are camping sites which are suitable for camping safaris, they have security, cooking areas and also showers and toilets.
What to pack for a camping safari.
When preparing for a camping safari, there are things which are vital to pack and some of them are here below.
-Pack Hiking shoes, in case you will do activities like Gorilla tracking, Hiking mountains, Nature walks. Its good to pack good walking shoes.
-Head torch is paramount, this will help in cooking, in the rooftop tent or ground tent and many others
-A water bottle is needed, this will help in activities like Hiking, Mountaineering, Game drive, nature walks and many more to keep the body hydrated.
-Warm clothing and both short sleeved and long sleeved. Light clothes and those for cold environment like rain jackets, sweaters and many more.
-Gloves and warm stocking are necessary for some activities like Tracking, Nature walks, birding in the forests and many more.
-Have and shop enough food and make sure you have enough cooking gas in a cylinder. Always tighten gas cylinders to avoid problems.
-In case the trip involves remote areas and long driving, it is advisable to go with an empty Jerrycan for fuel reserve. This can be offered by a car hire company.
What is included on a Camping equipment
Here below are some things which are included in the camping equipment.
-Gas for cooking and the cylinder
-Sleeping mattress fitting the number of people in the group
-Cooking utensils like plates, cups, source pans, forks, spoons, Dishes, frying pans, cutting boards, Knife, Glasses, and many.
-Table for eating food and also relaxing around the camping area
-Chairs for sitting on while cooking, eating and also relaxing
-Sleeping bags. These can help in cold Environments
-Torch and coolers box (not electric) electric cooler box or fridge comes at an extra fee.
-Big container for keeping the cooking utensils.