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Kampala car hire information

Pick-up locationKampala
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Hire locations7
Airport locations2

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Kampala

  • Car hires in Kampala, Uganda, offer privacy when touring the city as you will enjoy personal space throughout your time in Kampala. You can freely and flexibly explore Kampala with a hire car, as they offer convenience in terms of space and customising your itinerary and routes. Hiring a car will enable you to access the attractions, as they offer accessibility to various locations and even on uneven roads. You can easily drive to Kasubi Tombs, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Uganda Museum, Bahai Temple, and Ndere Cultural Centre.
  • Entebbe International Airport (EBB) serves Kampala and has car hire companies, including Europcar and Hertz, when you are looking to hire a car from the airport. The car hires in Kampala EBB are in the Arrivals Hall, past Immigration and Baggage Claim. Ensure you have all the documents required for the paperwork at the Kampala car hire agencies. You can pick up your vehicle in the car park outside the airport's terminal.
  • When driving in Kampala, you will encounter several motorcycle and minibus taxis, a common means of transport in the city. Be cautious when driving as they may exhibit erratic driving behaviour. Ensure you maintain a safe distance and anticipate sudden stops. The roads in Kampala, especially outside the city centre, are not well-lit at night, therefore, drive with caution and use your headlights appropriately. You will encounter various traffic checkpoints in Kampala, soensure you comply with the instructions from the traffic police and have all your documents ready to present to them.
  • Kampala experiences rush hours from 07:00 to 09:00 and 17:00 to 19:00. The highways and major roads have heavier traffic during peak hours. Avoid using the Entebbe, Jinja, Bombo roads, and the Northern Bypass as they have more congestion during peak hours. Kampala also experiences two rainy seasons, from March to May and October to November, affecting the road conditions. The roads get slippery and with potholes during heavy rainfall. Consider hiring a vehicle with good visibility and tyres for stability and navigability on these roads during the rainy seasons.

FAQs about hiring a car in Kampala

  • How much is the price of fuel in Kampala?

    The average price of fuel in Kampala is R105,81 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 270 and R1 693, depending on the car size.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Kampala?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Kampala?

    Kampala comprises of narrow streets and heavy traffic congestion, especially near the city centre. Consider hiring a compact from the car hires in Kampala, as the vehicle ensures easy manoeuvrability of the narrow and congested streets. Certain areas in Kampala, and even the city's outskirts, have unpaved roads, so hiring a car with good ground clearance to manoeuvre unpaved and uneven roads will be easier. Kampala also experiences a tropical climate throughout the year. Therefore, it's a good idea to hire a car with air conditioning, especially when visiting the city in hot weather seasons.

  • What's the speed limit in Kampala?

    The speed limit in Kampala is 50 km/h (31 mph) in built-up areas, including residential areas and the city centre, and 60 km/h (40 mph) to 80 km/h (50 mph) on major roads and highways. Certain areas, however, may have variable speed limits; therefore, ensure you check for the electronic signs for the accurate speed limit. Speed cameras are in specific areas within the city, so ensure you maintain the speed limits to avoid penalties for violations.

  • Where are the best places to park in Kampala?

    You can park in Kampala in various places, some are free, while others have a parking fee. Consider residential areas, some markets and shops, and public streets for free parking. The cost of parking in Kampala, Uganda, is about 1000 UGX (0.21 GBP) to 2000 UGX (0.42 GBP) per hour, and around 5000 UGX (1 GBP) to 15000 UGX (3 GBP) per day. For paid parking, you can consider the FST Car Park, MUBS Annex Car Park, Capital Shoppers Ntinda Car Park, Garden City Mall Parking, and Oasis Mall Car Park. Since finding a parking space may be difficult, especially near the city centre, parking your hire car in one of the free car parks and using public transport as an alternative saves you the hassle of looking for a parking space in Kampala.

Kampala car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

2,0

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2.0

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2.0

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2.0

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2.0

2 locations in Kampala

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Entebbe International Airport

+256 39 2176512

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Plot 17, Mackinnon Road

+256 39 2176512

Monday13:30 - 19:0008:00 - 12:30
Tuesday13:30 - 19:0008:00 - 12:30
Wednesday08:00 - 12:3013:30 - 19:00
Thursday13:30 - 19:0008:00 - 12:30
Friday08:00 - 12:3013:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:3013:30 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:3013:30 - 19:00

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keddy by Europcar

6,3

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One location in Kampala

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Plot 1-11 Nsambya Road- Po Box 31901

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Hertz

6,1

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Communication House

Monday08:00 - 12:30
Tuesday08:00 - 12:30
Wednesday08:00 - 12:30
Thursday08:00 - 12:30
Friday08:00 - 12:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:30

Kampala-entebbe A/p

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