More and more people are choosing to self drive in Uganda now days due to the benefits that come with it. If you are thinking of traveling alone for the first time, Uganda is an excellent solo travel choice with beautiful sceneries and game parks to visit. Your car rental agency works tirelessly and ensures that you receive your itinery before you alive in Uganda. They feel happy when you find everything complete, as they are ready to pick you from the airport and drop you to your hotel to start your solo travel. Immediately you are given your car keys and sign the terms and conditions for the car agreement. For your solo travel to be enjoyable, I would like to share my experience with you who is ready to set off for a solo travel on a self drive in Uganda so as not to be victims of the mistakes I encountered along the way though am a citizen.
Come along with your personal documents. Your personal documents are the major items to be on your side. At times will be asked to present them in various offices or institutions on their entrance. The personal documents include the national identity card, passport and the drivers permit.
Wear ordinary clothes. While in a foreign land, attractive clothes will easily identify you as a stranger. Being a stranger in a big crowd will put your life to vulnerable mood in the down towns of Kampala Uganda’s capital, that is full of malicious people who will assume that you have more of expensive luxury attractive items but when smartly dressed like any other ordinary person in the town you will be safe from malicious people.
Trust everyone and no one. Yes, it happened to me when I had to gone for short call and left my bag in the passenger’s seat. Only to realize the window seal was not properly closed, the driver was too concentrated on his phone that he had not seen anybody sneaking into the car to take my wallet luckily I had some money in my pockets and left my travel documents at the rental desk.
Be in open public places while at night. The fact that I was new in the area and nobody I knew, I had to be in open public places like hotels where I had booked my night. Uganda is a country to be entertained especially the city nightclubs full of people that dance to the tune of the music lyrics to feel relaxed.
Drink but not excessively. It is not all about being alone but also to forget your problems. When you drink excessively, you become a nonsense person and lose your mind. Your drunkardness will attract thieves to visit you and loose both your personal belonging and to almost life.
Eat in known hotels. Uganda has a vast number of restaurants however the nice meals are prepared in well-known hotels that serve best dishes for your home country which is not the case for the for the down town hotels.